Trackmania Nations Forever

Excellent racing game from 2008 that runs in a stadium environment

7.2

676 Votes

  • Category Racing games
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2.11.26
  • Size 528.35 MB
  • Works under: Windows 2000 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Nadeo

Get Ready for the Race of Your Life

Get your motor running, because it’s time to check out TrackMania Nations Forever. These days, there are lots of different racing games to choose from, and only some manage to deliver the fun and excitement of a real life race. Let’s see if TrackMania Nations Forever manages to get the adrenaline pumping.

One of the features that really makes the game stand out is that there are so many different tracks to play on. these tracks become progressively more difficult as players make their way through the game, and the pacing of the game seems to be just about right. There are plenty of new challenges to look forward too, while the races themselves are a lot of fun.

Players can select the type of track surface they want to race on, choosing between tarmac, mud and grass. The track editor feature also allows gamers to customise the tracks slightly and add special features according to their desire. This time around it is possible to play the game along with a large number of other players through the online gaming community, while the single player mode has also been well developed.

Despite the huge variety of tracks, there is only really one car to choose from, which may come as a bit of a surprise. One of the things that makes many racing games so exciting is that players can earn points to buy and upgrade their cars, designing them so that they will have the edge. This feature is strangely missing from TrackMania United Forecer.

It has to be said that the graphics also leave a little to be desired and feel dated at times. In terms of controls, they are certainly easy enough to master and gamers will not have to waste time in long and drawn out tutorials. However, all the action is controlled via the keyboard, which can feel a bit limiting in a game of this type.

The game really comes into its own when it is played online. Up to a hundred players at a time can join the server, which can create a lot of chaos and hectic fun. It can be difficult to keep track of all the different cars in the Stadium during a race and players will have to really concentrate to find out where they are and their position in the race. This effect alone really gets the adrenaline pumping and helps to make it a fast and furious race to the finish line.

Surprisingly though, players are unable to crash into each other during races. This takes a bit of the reality away from the game as well as muting the sense of danger. without the ability to crash into other cars, the only focus is really on putting the pedal to the metal and shooting along the track as fast as possible in order to cross the finish line first.

TrackMania Nations Forever is the sequel to TrackMania Nations and people who enjoyed the original game are sure to have fun. While the concept is almost identical, there are lots of new tracks to race on and design, while the racing itself is good fun.

Pros

  • More than a hundred tracks to race on
  • Fast arcade racing action
  • The track editor function is great
  • Dozens of gamers can play together

Cons

  • The game is designed for keyboard controls
  • The graphics are a bit dated
  • Environments and car types are limited

• Cars cannot collide

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