Top Racer Collection Reviews

Top Racer Collection is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Mar 4, 2024

Top Racer Collection is a solid compilation for fans of the Top Gear trilogy on SNES, but the originals' lower frame rate can really affect the action at high speeds. Nostalgics will find that everything is as it should be, and there's still plenty of fun to be had, but those without emotional ties to the series will want to go for the newer, better model instead and buy Horizon Chase Turbo.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 4, 2024

The Top Racer Collection features a lot of the same core gameplay across its four titles, but each of them excels at what it does. Those craving something new in the arcade racing realm who missed out on the series in its 16-bit heyday should check this out. Anyone who loved Outrun or has enjoyed Horizon Chase Turbo or '80s Overdrive as more modern homages to this franchise will have a blast with each entry. It's fascinating to have all of the early games in one collection and see the evolution from the earliest entries into the later ones, with new Crossroads content making it easy to hope for a new full-on Top Racer game down the line.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2024

The Top Racer Collection is a fun racing collection if you enjoy racing games from the '90s. The game is vibrant and crisp, and with a banging soundtrack, you will love it!

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80 / 100
Mar 7, 2024

Top Racer Collection is a great way to reminisce about the past. In addition to bringing the trilogy, the collection also adds online, extra modes, and even a modified game. However, it's an expensive bundle on PlayStation, and personally, it's a collection that basically sustains itself through the first title.

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85 / 100
Mar 4, 2024

Top Racer Collection offers us, with the inclusion of the classics Top Gear, Top Gear 2 and Top Gear 3000, several hours of driving in the purest arcade style, fun and uncomplicated but that will end up requiring a certain level of demand if we want to win. It has been a very good idea to recover this rather forgotten franchise and give it a much more current presentation. The configuration options, extras, achievements, online multiplayer and Top Racer: Crossroads put the cherry on top of this compilation that all lovers of arcade driving from the early 90s will enjoy.

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Buy
Mar 5, 2024

Nostalgia is the fuel that powers Top Racer Collection, and in that regard, it succeeds at providing a lot for your retro buck if you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the best that there was in 16-bit wheel to wheel racing. Frankly, I would’ve loved to see more bonus material in the form of design docs and other knick knacks and emulation options, as they would make this more historically valid as some other compilations.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Top Racer Collection is a fantastic way for fans to relive the long-forgotten Top Gear games in one single package. Even i the games themselves didn’t exactly age very well, they have garnered a monstrous fanbase for a reason. There’s fun to be had with these dated, but iconic racing games, in a remastered effort that keeps the important bits intact, whilst updating menus and interface options to a more acceptable standard.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Top Racer Collection does what it says on the box, it contains the three SNES games from the series, pretty much unchanged. The collection provides the bare-bones quality-of-life options that are usually expected including changing screen size and playing with filters. Some new gameplay options such as online play are present as well. Unfortunately, given the number of better alternatives in this genre, both past and modern, this collection is a bit of a hard sell. However, I acknowledge that the series does have a huge following in some parts of the world, and for those that simply want to play Top Racer again, in their original form and on modern consoles, then this collection will sort them out.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2024

Top Racer Collection had a simple task: make a landmark of the racing genre accessible to everyone. But what was seen goes further, showing that the franchise's three decades of life received due care and great current resources to bring together fans of Top Gear, I mean, Top Racer, across the globe.

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6.4 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2024
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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2024

The Top Racer Collection is a neat collection of the first three Top Racer games and an addition of a new game. It preserves the original games quite well and includes a wonderful soundtrack. The new menus fit less with the style of the games, but the gameplay is still fun to pick up. The improvements are minimal, but with the addition of online multiplayer this makes the game more future-proof. The collection is two tens of euros and that feels quite pricey, but if you come across the game in a sale then I would definitely give this collection a chance.

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