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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (134 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Put in short, this is a LESSER version game of Need For Speed, most probably NFS:Underground.

Starts with some cash, purchase your 1st car, won races and get money, upgrade your car etc. It's a little bit repetitive gameplay like Gran Turismo. The physics is real enough for me, with REAL DAMAGE on car and you'll need your hard earned money to fix it. But what i like the most about this game it's OPEN WORLD! When i said Open World, it means real open world, with the cop squad chasing you if you speeding right in front of them etc.

During the game, there is "Respect Points" which is gained by performing great skill(s) like drift and "two wheelers" both during free roaming in the city and race. Collects enough points you will unlock new challenges, and get new hot chicks too! lol

Graphics is great but don't expect a high end graphics from a game from 2005!

Overall, it's not a 100% solid game but it sure worth the money and time. And i got this during the sale! hehe.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
**Please keep in mind that this Review is simply a matter of opinion, based upon certain facts of the game [age/PC requirements/etc.]**

SRS, Where to begin on this?.. First and Foremost, If you're looking for a game thats entirely seamless and has top of the line graphics on the vehicles, You may as well stop this review, and head to another page, as this game is nearly 10 years old now (Came out late 2005).

With that aside, SRS has many features that even most current games do not give you the luxury of changing anymore.

The Pros:
1) Get to Customize your car [i.e. weight reduction (for carbon fiber peices), A Body kit (sadly, only 1 for each car i have tried that is... beside the stock body), Underglow (to which you can change between about 8 different colors), Body+Rim paint, etc.]
2) You get to choose which parts can go onto the car, they have about a 18 parts from real life authenticated part manufacturer's that you can use to upgrade your car with, turning that 343HP Nissan GT-R, Into a 918HP AWD Road Beast ;)...
3) The game is fairly realistic in its driving (except the fact you can obviously keep driving after hitting someone going 120... but hey, its a video game), But on that note. You dont want to go around and wall grind around corners like alot of people do in NFS. It makes for a very costly repair bill after your races.
4) ^ In note with that, It honestly makes you a consious driver, As you NEED to avoid obsticicles if you want to start earning money toward that awesome car you're waiting for, Giving it that realistic feel. (Repair bills are a B!@#$.)
5) What it adds over the other games, Is the fact you can free roam everywhere without limitations toward the map. (But the map in its own is fairly small and rugged)
6) Races are gauged by a 'Respect' system, You earn respect by running races quickly and cleanly, And throwing in a bit of spice to mix the pot.
7) [and probably the best/most reason everyone whose played the game prior for] The girls. Yes, As you race, you get the chance to earn yourself a Girlfriend, (18 in total, all unique, their own descriptions and they even went as far as to add comments as to what they like) Each girl has 3 Videos of them dancing as you race with them tagging along with you. (Except for one, which i heard is bugged with only 1 video, unsure as to which one so far)

The Cons:
1) The graphics are pretty out-dated (but hey... its 2014, and this is a 2005 game, still not the worst..[could always go back to GTA2?.. bahaha])
2) The maps are small.
3) There is no real story to the game.
4) To those of you whom play RPG games, This Racer has a 'Grinding' feel to it. As you end up repeating alot of races in order to get the car/upgrades that you desire.
5) The modifications are pretty limited, (both tuning wise and cosmeticly)
6) A (decent, but) Small quantity of vehicles to choose from. [If you are into muscle/luxury cars, and dont like racing with anything else, dont bother with this game, as it deals with mainly tuner styled cars (save for the Lexus IS300)]
7) The game goes by fairly quickly, I've got just under 9 hours on record currently, and i already have the 2nd most expensive car, and beaten nearly every race perfectly.
8) Is meant as a keyboard game, Not fully integrated for PS3/xbox360 controller use.

All in all, I would definately recommend this game for those of you who are nostalgic with old racing games (weather it be this one specifically or racing in general) But would definately just add it to your wishlist untill it comes on sale, unless you're die-hard for those videos ;) haha.

**As a side note, For anyone who plays/buys the game, keep in mind that upgrading and buying high-end modifications for your vehicle wont always make it the fastest, weather the fact its a bug in the game [which would not suprise me] Or just the way the designed it.

As an example. I've got the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII ('04 model) [which is unlocked before the '02 Evo VII]. Did a few minor modiciations to it, bringing it from the 200HP or so it started at, up to 814HP. It will go 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, But the top speed maxes out at a measly 160mph (claims 162, but i couldnt pull it off, even downhill).
While on the other hand, I have a Mazda RX-7, which has about 740HP, but maxes out at a stunning 190mph.

If you have any questions, Please drop me a comment, and i'll do my best to help out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
If you are into Arcade racing games specifically import tuners then look no further. This game will scratch that itch. PLus the added element of girlfriends is pretty neat as well. Great game and well worth 10 bucks.
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
The blow-off valve sound is so annoying and hilarious. You need to avoid adding turbocharger on your car and it ruins the overall game. 0/10
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3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I wanted to like this game. I got it for 3 reasons.
1. I loved NFS Underground 2 and thought this might be similar.
2. I want to recreate the anime Initial D, cos this game has a Trueno.
3. The girls are hot.

My reasons for getting this game might be silly, but its hard for me not to judge it based of merit alone cos i don't play racing games. So heres whats good about it.
It takes place at night. Which is awesome. The world is not bad. The racing is decent. The Gf system might be cheesy, but it is nice. Thats ir.
What i hate the most about this game are the mechanics that have nothing to do with racing. You cannot quit a race without loosing. If you loose you cannot restart the match. Most races require an entry fee and you can run out of cash if you have to quit a number of races. No money no real races. Also money is used to fix your car, which gets damaged fast. Damage CANNOT be turned off. The story is also lame for the most part. The music is annoying. Also there is no sense of proper progression which can be argued on whether thats a good thing or not. Also without a test track and just a ton of money, you will end up buyying upgrades you may not have needed. How hard was it really to put a practice track in this game. Seriously, after the first race, you buy your fist car, and upgrade it to start actually playing.
So if you are a racing game enthusiast, you might like this. If you are casual, the girls really aren't enough to keep you playing this game, even though they are really attractive.

Note - If you are visually impared, you can try this, but cos of the open world nature its really easy to go of the course completey, seeing as how nothing is really walled off. Because it takes place at night it is easier to see the turns, but it really depends on the speed at which your eyes proccess whats going on. Also the motion blur and bloom effects are horrible and distort your vision badly rather than enhance the asthetics. If you are looking for a simple fun racer just go with NFS underground 2. Also the resolution is pretty old school so text is at least easier to read.
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16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_LrWcgSq9o

its not bad nor is it good.
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75 of 102 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
The only reason i bought this game is to watch those hot chicks dance and i can take a screenshot of them.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
NOStalgia.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
As the highlight of the bundle I got this in, this old racer still packs a lot of punch. Fun races, using a combination of keyboard and mouse-driven steering, and fairly good graphics to go along with it. Pretty girls to ogle, too.

And don't be afraid to get a little mischievous and go the wrong way and/or take a detour and explore the other areas of the maps. It's a LOT of fun, as well.

Only downside is that there aren't many maps, but I'll overlook that.

Check it out...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
If you missed this game on Xbox, & PS2, then you're in for a treat if you like street racing, & tuners... it looks WAY better on PC if you turn the settings up, runs WAY smoother too, true it's not as fast moving as say NFS U2, but that can be a good thing if you're just lookin to chill, n have a few fun races... the HOT chics in the game are just an added bonus!!! Works with X360 pad, & you can remap the buttons 9/10 (-1 for no online functionality)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Not too bad if you need your street racing fix and your done with Need for Speed

Video Review Below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=266427010
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This game is AWESOME...because you'll get to see girls dancing in bikinis.

The gameplay is generic but what is unique is about you can go to your Steam App and find this game's videos. There are lot of sexy videos so you know what to do with them, right??
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Man what can i say about this game. This game came out 10 years ago and i was 10 years old at the time and i remember this game being 1 of the street racing games that i loved on the PS2. I remember renting it at blockbuster when it was still around. Anything with cars, modding cars, and neon lights under the cars i wanted it! I didnt even think twice about the price when i saw it on steam about 2 days ago and i immediately bought it with no hesitation lol. If you are a fan of what used to be the best street racing games that were made then you should get this and if you were a fan of it when it came out then its a must have! Good thing that they brought this over to steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Funny racing game. You can customize your cars like you want. Ideal for older PC because low system requirements. On Windows 8 64bit is buggy Anti-Aliasing (screen is blinking)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
157.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Fun game, good racing/rice sim. 2 complaints: 1, the fan service. WAY too much. 2, buggy. my savegame won't let me drive on certain parts of the map without crashing the game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
The game is okay in my opinion. I give it a 6/10.

Pros-
Car tuning looks nice.
Courses are pretty okay.
Graphics aren't bad.

Cons-
You could get bored very easily.
Very low variety.
Same old.

Over all, I'd wait for a sale or something if you plan on buying it. I got it half off, so it wasn't that bad,
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Really great game. Really entertaining when you get into it. It gets really hard at the end.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
A Really nice game that you can play alone or with friends
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
i play just because dat woman
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
You can't Drive the girls 0/2
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