The raw, high-stakes world of illegal street racing comes to life in Street Racing Syndicate. Trick out over 40 authentic licensed cars with parts from over 15 real-world manufacturers, then turn your customized ride loose on the streets of 3 cities across the USA.
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Release Date: Jan 8, 2005

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The raw, high-stakes world of illegal street racing comes to life in Street Racing Syndicate. Trick out over 40 authentic licensed cars with parts from over 15 real-world manufacturers, then turn your customized ride loose on the streets of 3 cities across the USA. Lay it all on the line - your wallet, your woman, your pride and your wheels. With masses of perfectly tuned, nitrous-stoked horses under the hood, the only thing between you and victory is the distance from the pedal to the floor.

Features:

  • Street Racing Syndicate is one of the most realistic street racers ever to grace PC. Modify over 40 authentic licensed cars - including the signature Nissan Skyline - with aftermarket parts from over 15 licensed manufacturers. Cherry your ride with a variety of real-world decals and graphic upgrades.
  • Burn the competition to win cash, street cred or better yet, your opponent’s wheels. Earn the affections of 18 real-life models from the world of import racing
  • Blow a turn or bump a fellow racer and incur damage in real time. Pay for repairs with your hard earned cash.
  • Mix it up across Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami in both closed-circuit and perilous open-city races. Know your side streets and prepare to shake the cops at any moment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Graphics: 32 MB DirectX 9.0b compatible video card
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Twenty|Øne|Gamers
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Nice car game. I got it for 99c. My only few gripes is A. Over sexualised B. I have no idea how the cars handle. I am so used to other, modern games.

If it wasn't over sexualised then it would be a good review.
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[FaZe]XxX_SwagLord69_XxX
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Feels pretty dated, and is very cheesy sometimes. It offers an underwhelming amount of customization, but the amount there is good. Graphics are also acceptable. All in all its like a weird version of Need For Speed Underground, but its no alternative. Reccomended if on sale. Only if its on sale.
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Boonjay's Feeling Good
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I payed 6.99 for this total hidden gem, it's incredible! The physics are incredible , with a mix of arcade and realsim that blend to make a smoothie of racing greatness. The graphics are incrdiblely amazing and makes you want to squirst sperm everywhere with all those pixels on your screen. IT ALSO CONTAINS ANIMMOOOOO.

However there is no major plot point in this fantastic story where you have sex with all the women dressed in bleach

0/10 No drinkable lady bleach
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sjøsalt gråpøbel
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game, 10/10 buy it.
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Vellon
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
For 0,99€ you can't get a better street racing game.
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Garylol
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A mixture of NFS Underground 1 and Underground 2. You shouldn't blame with the graphics because this game has a long history.
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Bubbles♕
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
THIS GAME IS A PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥
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[RT]Phr0stY_D3mon
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Street Racing Syndicate is a racing game developed in 2005. That being said, even with the dated graphics and sound, this game was a nostalgic throwback to my childhood. Being one of the first racing games I had ever played, along with Need for Speed Underground 2, this game deserves a place in my heart.

Pros:
-Responsive controls
-Nice blast of the past
-Vehicles are customisable
-Will run smoothly on most PC's of today

Cons:
-Graphics and sound is dated

Overall, this game gives me a bit of nostalgia everytime I open it up. Worth a look if you are a fan of the genre and don't mind dated graphics and resolutions.
8/10
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DiscoJer
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This was one of my favorite original Xbox games, released during the street racing craze (2004 or so). It's a relatively realistic racing game - very forgiving, but you do have to brake for turns - and features mostly a sandbox style play. You get a car, you drive around LA and do several types of races, from organized street races, to pick-up races against roaming cars. In most cases, you bet money, it doesn't come out of nowhere like in a lot of games, except the prizes at sanctioned races.

As a side thing, you can do challenges to pick up girls. It's a bit silly, but it provides an extra interesting touch. You can pick one to ride with you and they will be the starter for street races.

The car modding is also fairly realistic, but somewhat limited. It's not Gran Turismo with 100s of options, basically a few for each part of the engine. And the car selection is also relatively limited to imports (mostly Japan, but also VW for some reason)

To a certain extent, you make your own challenge, it's very easy to soup up your first car and completley annihilate 90% of the competition.

As an older game, it has some technical quirks. It doesn't run at a high resolution (though there are hacked exes that will do this, the rear view mirror ends up being in the wrong place). It's somewhat finicky, it takes about 2 minutes for it to start after hitting run...just nothing, then eventually it pops up. The interface was designed for a controller, so is a bit quirky. Probably not worth $10, but it goes on sale frequently for 99 cents and is easily worth that.
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daletfours
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
It's er...it's ok I guess but it kinda sucks not really-ish?

PROS
+The upgrades are really cool. Rather than being laid out as "ENGINE UPGRADE 2 IS AVAILIBLE AND IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ENGINE UPGRADE 1 SO IT'S OBJECTIVELY BETTER" you're presented with real, individual parts from real companies, and they all affect how your car runs. One company's suspension might be more expensive, but is the extra $500 actually worth it? The game makes you feel like you're actually buying real parts for a real car, rather than mindlessly clicking [UPGRADE HANDLING] or whatever. It's nice.

+You have to spend money on damage repairs and tanks of nitrous. At first I thought I would hate this game mechanic, but I actually like it. You end up driving your car like you actually care for it, rather than ramming other drivers and pinballing off walls. Nitro isn't just there for you to go faster whenever you want, it's a valuable resource to get you out of bad situations when you need it most. This, combined with the upgrade system, makes you treat your car as though you really own it. It's super fukken kewl.

+The car list is a ricer's dream. This is one of the only street racing games I've seen that offers different versions of the same car. Other games offer you a Mitsubishi Eclipse, and that's that...but this game lets you choose the base Eclipse, the RS, the GT, etc. Again, combine this with the previous points; you really feel like you own your car. It's truly a special thing.

CONS
-The handling is ♥♥♥ oh my sweet lord. "Do you like games where your car has weight to it and doesn't act like somebody's origami art blowing around in the wind? Well FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU!" -Namco 2004

Go find your nearest Hotwheels toy car. Make engine sounds with your mouth and pretend to make 90-degree turns at 100mph. That's exactly what this game feels like.

-The sense of speed is also ♥♥♥, oh my sweet merciful lord. One of the things that an arcade racer should excel at is a blistering sense of speed. 150mph in this game feels like 60mph in any other arcade racer. Captain Falcon is laughing at you.

-The customization is really sad. If you're mainly into just tinkering under the hood, you can have fun with this game. If you like tricking your car out, move on. The customization options are abysmal. A handful of washed out colors, very few body parts, and sparse vinyls. You can make your car look kinda cool, but it's not going to be unique at all.

-Various other little things. The menu music just switches back and forth between two songs: one song where a young gentleman repeatedly ckecks to see if his microphone is working and then proceeds to have a conversation with himself about slowing down, and another song where some other fine young man asks you to contemplate the psychological horrors that accompany one getting their ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ incarcerated. I'm totally serious. What the hell. The world seems like a total ghost town, the sound design is super weak, the sun in the water canal area is like a constant flashbang, and the game just has an overall cheap vibe to it.

tl;dr Parts of it are really interesting and unique while other parts suck gorilla balls. The default price of $9.99 is too much in my opinion, but when it goes on sale it's super cheap ($0.99). If you're really open to trying something different and you want a street racer that's not Need For Speed, give this game a try. But be prepared to take the good with the bad.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Product received for free
Released in 2005, This is an old but good game! I played this game on the PS 2, thumbs up for SRS

Recommended 9/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Product received for free
This was one of my favourite games on the PS2 when I was younger. The game isn't as cool as Midnight Club or Need For Speed but regardless it's still fun to play from time to time. Graphics aren't that bad for an older game, though you will need to get a mod online if you want to run the game with a widescreen resolution.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I like this game,reason:
-It reminds me of Need For Speed Underground 1 customization and cars
-It have police chases like in Need For Speed Most Wanted 2005 and etc.
-Nice soundtrack
-Beautiful girls (No pervert)
-Open World
Only the thing i dont like it is the damage,if you have to much damage on your car it will drive more slowly
and the storyline that is not really like a story.
But you should give this game a chance.
Buy it when the price is cheaper.
Final note:7.5/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
You can put anime on your car.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A mixture of NFS Underground 1 and Underground 2. You shouldn't blame with the graphics because this game has a long history.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
133 of 157 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
Loved this game on the ps2 was the 1 of the best at the time and now I can play it again on pc :D. Fully works on windows 7 64bit
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64 of 70 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
its kinda like... babys first street racer.

its so incredibly average, nothing is done particularly well, but nothing is really bad either. i'd reccomend for anyone who just likes casual racing every now and then but isnt too serious about it, or just has a lower-end PC that cant handle the more modern racers. if you're not either of those, you probably have a better racing game in your collection already. this one is worth picking up on sale, at the very least.
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86 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
Great fun racing game. Brings back PS2 memories. Great customization and car selection. But here's a warning, it's kinda cheesy.
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78 of 92 people (85%) found this review helpful
100 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
-Accidentally accelerated while seen by a cop
-tried to pull over and maybe the officer would just let me go if I told him the truth
-officer radio'd in that he was in a high speed chase
-officer crashed into my car
-got busted and they made me pay $4000
-realized that in this game, the cops are the biggest Syndicate.
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59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Need For Speed Underground 2 Girlfriends Edition
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