Ford Street Racing takes you to the sun-bleached streets of LA for a unique fast-and-furious team racing experience!
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Mixed (72 reviews) - 61% of the 72 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2006

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Ford Street Racing takes you to the sun-bleached streets of LA for a unique fast-and-furious team racing experience.

Ford Street Racing has a unique team feature, putting you in control of your own racing team. Whilst racing through the dangerous streets of LA, switch between your three cars racing and issuing commands to your team-mates to gain both a tactical and positional advantage.

Block, draft and challenge your opponents as you get behind the wheel of any of the 18 officially licensed high performance Ford vehicles - from the classic 1970 Mk 1 Capri RS2600 to the recently announced 2007 Ford Shelby GT500.

Ford Racing never looked or felt this good; now with exceptionally detailed LA environments, beautifully realistic cars, a car damage system and drastically improved handling, this is the slick and sexy race extravaganza gamers have been waiting for.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium III / Athlon 1 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: video card with 32 MB memory
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
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Mixed (72 reviews)
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YUKO
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game!!!

Physics on POINT (The car will change texure if you hit an object/ person)

Graphics AMAZING (NEXT GEN GAME, CANT WAIT FOR THE SEQUAL!!!)

Gameplay AMAZING (Gave this to me kid so he can pass his driving test ;D)

Plot line (Set in a US themed down town state. You play as david, an unimploed driver, who got kick out of his mothers house so he could get a job. He like ford so desided to drive around and go over the speed limit. A police man named Andy, pulled him over and ask for his lisence. david did not have his lisence, so desided to flirt with him. He got shot, and the police man said "He was aim for my gun". the end)
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Jake 'n' Bake
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 8
This game ♥♥♥♥ING SUCKS!!! -10/10 IGN. would not play again
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Apost Khan
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 11
Not as good as Ford Racing 3 but better than Off Road. Textures flicker a bit when you edit the config to get it to run in 1080p, and getting the buttons to map properly to the controller (360, I couldn't get it to work with my Xbox One or Steam controllers) took more work than it should have for someone of my expertise, but once those issues were sorted the game ran and played really well for something that cost 49 cents and is ancient. By no means is it worth the full $5 price, but during a Steam sale, if you even moderately like racing games, it's 49 cents well spent.
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WojachPL
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 4
Graphics:Better than in Off Road
Gameplay:Nice Team Race mechanics
Sound:Bad
Overall:8/10
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666
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 30
Back when I was your age, son, a single game of PacMan at the local arcade cost $0.50. If you wanted to play more than once, it was tough crapsack unless you hit the coin return on every other freggin arcade machine in hopes of finding a handful of icky, disgusting quarters to use for one more round of PacMan.

Luckily with Ford Street Racing, it's the same price as PacMan, except you can keep playing.

    Pros:
  • It's as cheap as a game of PacMan
  • It doesn't require quarters
  • You can keep playing

    Cons:
  • The physics are a little wonky
  • Not as good as Ford Racing 3

    If you're still not convinced, do a load of laundry. If two quarters show up, it's an omen.
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Jady
1.9 hrs
Posted: April 26
on a computer of 2006/2008 this game is nice and good, and good graphics for its time.
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#24EVER
0.8 hrs
Posted: March 7
2nd of the 2 ford games on steam not super good but its good
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ATOM24$
0.1 hrs
Posted: February 10
It ok game it has Low quality graphics that you can't adjust but it does not support a controller
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the1observant
7.4 hrs
Posted: January 10
I was looking for this game and I'm glad it's on Steam. I've played it before and thought it was cool then, and you know what?... It's still cool today.

It's challenging to unlock the cars, circuits, and special challenges. Most of my favorite Fords are in this game.

The graphics are not super, but it's plenty good considering the age of the game. It does include making burnout and skid marks on the pavement and ruts across grassy areas, so it's got a thumbs up from me on that. There is also a little particle effect going on during vehicle collisions, and some sparking effects as you rub against other metal surfaces on the other vehicles. So, it's not too skimpy on the graphics since that is there (minimal, but still there).

I love the sound effects. They have that certain muscle car sound you don't normally hear in other games, especially the Classics. It's a rugged gas guzzling rumble with clear sharp tuned hums and explosions as you hit the gas. Any racing game that does that is okay in my book.

The hard-coded physics in the game are not as accurate as the new stuff, but it's pretty close. At least you get the basics of squatting rear ends, hill cresting, leaning, weight shifting in the turns, and proper redirection when colliding with other vehicles. You still get the feeling you are driving a heavy piece of metal in the smoothest way possible, and that's what really counts. - Also, the tires do behave like they are actually rolling on something. You can pick up on this by paying attention to sidewalks when you roll across them to cut corners, and the car will bounce and drop like you would expect it to do. So a plus on that too.

The game doesn't focus a whole lot on damage, but the appearance of damage is there. Broken lights, paint scratches and flaking, twisted and crumpled metal, extra smoke, and just your basic appearances you might assume to see. Actual physcial damage does not occur, but that's ok because this game is about travel accuracy, not demolition accuracy. If you want demolition, then buy a demolition game.

Collision detection with the other vehicles seems to be okay to me, but they didn't put much effort into colliding with track objects. Like you can hit a newspaper dispenser and fling it into the street, or across the street, but if you hit a pole then you'll just get the sound effect and pass straight through the pole as a ghost. You'll still slow down and have to fight to make up for lost seconds though, so it's not like you'll want to hit any of the poles much anyway.

Normally I'm just a solo racer, but Ford Street Racing also implements Team Racing with 2 or more vehicles. Team controls are easy to use. I like being able to switch cars during a race. I also like being able to give team commands for blocking and drafting. If you do it right, then you can pretty much play hopscotch and walk all your team vehicles to the front on the first lap. Easier said than done sometimes in the Expert difficulty, but it can be done with practice.

FSR does have some multiplayer features, but I'm not into multiplayer games, so I haven't tried them and I have nothing to say about that.

The game is good enough to recommend and it's worth at least $5 (my honest opinion).

NOTE: Steam did not include a link to the game's configuration manager. You have to do that yourself manually. To make resolution / graphic / sound / control setting changes, naviage to ...

"C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ford Street Racing\CONFIG"

...or wherever you have your steam apps installed on your PC... and use the "syscfg.exe" application to make adjustments before starting the game. You'll find everything you need right there to make it look better, sound better, and control better.
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bGslaPC
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 24, 2015
Bad ... bad game ! I do not recommend it ... maybe just for little kids ...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This game has its Pros and Cons however its decent but not as good as Ford Racing 3
Pros:
1. Team Racing
It is a good feature towards the game to switch to different cars while in gameplay and get the team up to enough points to win the race
2. The Graphics
The graphics are ok for the game at its time so dont try to judge it by that
3. Comfortable Controls
You can't change the controls so they better be good which they are.
Cons:
1. Lack of cars
There are only 18 cars in the game and 6 in 3 different classes however if you get the XR Edition (Which is the better verison of this game) you get 22 cars. However the XR Edition is the not available for PC
2. Display Options
NONE, literally no display options in this game. Which surprise me because Ford Racing 3 has a better display option than this game which is made by the same company and this game came out a year after Ford Racing 3. So you have to play in this medium size screen.
3.Repetitive Gameplay
It literally gets boring after two hours of playing this game. It only says I played 0.7 hours but I had the ps2 verison of this game and beaten the game. You beat the game and there nothing for you to do but just race the cars.
4. Annoying Music
The Music is not that good in this game. Ford racing 3 had a better soundtrack

This is pretty much a downgraded verison of Ford Racing 3. However, its only 5$ so i say give it a try. Ford Racing 3 is more recommended though. Have Fun!
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
I like it very much if you like playing a retro game and using a retro style arcade like game and not having any concequences from damaging your vehicle and your a petrolghead or a guy/girl that likes cars made by ford i recommend it.
It reminds me of when i was working at the amusement arcades , Ford world racing was one of our arcade machines i enjoyed it when i had the occassional free time after work to play it im happy that i got this game sometimes even theolf 2000 ish games sometimes are really good thanks for putting this on steam it brings back memories many memories.

i give it a 8/10
because It only plays in 640x480 so be prepared to adjust your screens back after playing this game and very amusement arcade machine style.And not much customization or anything. But renember back in the day this was quite a desirable game i liked it alot when i was a kid never found it on the shelves of stores in the uk.

Good side:
1.You get to play with ford cars in an illegal street racing scene.
2.changing colours of the ford cars which is all legit
3.Graphics are pretty ok for an old game
4. Arcade Rage Racer physics
5.Fords of all shapes and sizes up to 2009 ish

Bad side:
1. Lack of customization options
2. No realistic physics at all it is a arcade game after all that used to be at the amusement arcades
3.Ai can be alot faster then you at some points these cars are usually at the front which i call "hulks" of cars meaning they are a very finely tuned ai that can be a bit too good but you can beat them with a little bit of cheating cutting corners and some agressive driving can take em out or just outsmart them by using your racing experience or copying the ai by driving behind them a few laps.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
For the first time, this is a game I won't recommend. Why? Very simple: even though this game is more recent than Ford Racing 3, I will straight up tell you right now that Ford Racing 3 is a lot more fun and will give you a lot more great times than this game ever will. If you already have FR3 and you're a Ford enthusiast (just like me), then step right up! If not, then you'll regret the 99 cents you'll spend...

Pros:
- Cars are quite beautiful and well designed
- City races give you that "street racing" feel (but not nearly as much as, say, any Need For Speed game)
- The whole "swapping cars" mid-game is actually kinda nice

Cons:
- Game gets repetitive (unlike in FR3)
- There aren't nearly as many racing types as in FR3
- Doesn't have as many cars as FR3 has
- Doesn't have as many races as FR3 has
- Campaign isn't as fun as FR3's campaign
- The whole Team Racing features don't make up for this game's price value


Overall, I'll give it a 5/10. But honestly? Get Ford Racing 3, it's much more fun (something I made quite explicit in this analysis, I know)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
many years ago after this was released, I had a great time with it until my disk was lost, this game is really great compared to all of it's predecessors.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
I bought this game for 49 cents expecting complete unplayable garbage and ended up with a surprisingly competant arcade racing game that I could waste a couple hours on.


Don't get me wrong, it's not good, but you can't ask for much better when you're shoveling out less than a dollar on a sale.
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35 of 65 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
I was really disappointed with the Street environments in this game. Flatout two has Street racing included as well as a lot more, plus the graphics, the modes of play and the destructible environments knock spots of this mediocre game. I couldn't play it for more than 15 minutes or so as it also made me feel sick and the backs of my eyes ached. In this game you have to play and win various solo levels to unlock new tracks, new vehicles, new race types for example time trials and elemimination rounds. Car damage was evident after crashing a few times, but it didn't detract from the game play and there didn't appear to be any consequences for damaging your vehicle.

As with the other two Ford games, I was very disappointed in this game. The same poor graphics especially compared to other games released around the same time and the poor vehicle handling. Drifting was almost impossible, which led me to crash around some of the steeper corners (unless i slowed down significantly; at which time, I'd be over taken by every car in the race, even if I was first at the corner.

I really can't recommend this or any of the other Ford games. I do hope they don't release the earlier releases (Ford Racing and Ford Racing 2) on Steam later.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Back when I was your age, son, a single game of PacMan at the local arcade cost $0.50. If you wanted to play more than once, it was tough crapsack unless you hit the coin return on every other freggin arcade machine in hopes of finding a handful of icky, disgusting quarters to use for one more round of PacMan.

Luckily with Ford Street Racing, it's the same price as PacMan, except you can keep playing.

    Pros:
  • It's as cheap as a game of PacMan
  • It doesn't require quarters
  • You can keep playing

    Cons:
  • The physics are a little wonky
  • Not as good as Ford Racing 3

    If you're still not convinced, do a load of laundry. If two quarters show up, it's an omen.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
Great game!
Handling is very good, car choice is fairly wide, and pretty it is overall entertaining (if not somewhat repetetive).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
I like it. This game is so fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Graphics:Better than in Off Road
Gameplay:Nice Team Race mechanics
Sound:Bad
Overall:8/10
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