Xbox : Juiced Reviews

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Below are user reviews of Juiced and on the right are links to professionally written reviews. The summary of review scores shows the distribution of scores given by the professional reviewers for Juiced. Column height indicates the number of reviews with a score within the range shown at the bottom of the column. Higher scores (columns further towards the right) are better.

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Game Spot 63
Game FAQs
CVG 80
IGN 68
GameSpy 70
GameZone 74
1UP 65

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3 Rating: 3, Useful: 9 / 10
Date: July 05, 2005
Author: Amazon User

I'm currently renting Juiced and at first I thought, "Man, this game sucks!" But then, as I progressed through the game, I started to grasp the racing style and found out it wasn't half-bad.

The storyline is like every other street tuning racing game out there: You're a brand new racer trying to make a name for yourself.

The gameplay is really frustrating at first, but as you race more and more you really start to enjoy it. Unlike Midnight Club 3 and Need For Speed: Underground 2 where you never have to touch the brake button, Juiced takes more skill making you weave through turns with precision and timing.

The graphics are pretty average. The cars look pretty good, but the environment graphics are pretty bad.

The sound is average. The music gets annoying very quickly. It's a good thing they included custom soundtrack capability, because you'll be needing it.

Well, that concludes my review. In conclusion, if you're looking for a tuning racing game for a little bit, rent this game. However, I would not recommend buying it.

A Flat Tire Among Racing Games

2 Rating: 2, Useful: 10 / 15
Date: June 14, 2005
Author: Amazon User

This game could have been a good game 18 months ago, but now its flat. With the release of great games like Midnight Club 3, Forza Motorsport, Gran Tourismo 4, and Need For Speed Underground 2, this game doesnt hold water. The biggest problem is paying for the races. Some are free but as you progress the free races get harder to find. And if you have to pay for the race funds start to get low because you also have to pay for damages. I have no problem needing to repair your car and having to pay for it, but this game has more focus on budgeting money instead of developing a car and racing it. You put a team together and can get drivers to drive for you. Personally I want to drive much less have someone drive for me. I have no problem getting a "posse" together, but I WANNA DRIVE. The graphics are decent but not quite as good as Midnight Club 3 or Forza. There are just to many other racing games out there that offer just that little bit more to make a good game. Pass this game up for one of the other I have mentioned.


4 Rating: 4, Useful: 7 / 10
Date: June 14, 2005
Author: Amazon User

Yes, there are many great street racing games at the moment, however does NFS Underground or Midnight Club 3 offer 3 trillion customizations? I don't think so. Thhis is Juiced's strong point. The car you have will be different from anybody else, so basiciclly, your car is one-of-a-kind. No one else is going to have it. Beside from customizations, when THQ has taken this game from the ashes and made it a contendable street racer. With you and your crew, you rise to be the best racer in Angel City(the city where the game takes place). Real time damage takes place on the vehicles, effecting the car and how well it works. Example: If you want to drive 100 mph into a brick wall, the engine and front of the car is going to be heavily damaged. Most racings all together have this feature nowadays, but some games do not have this, Grand Turismo series is one. You also try to rise up in Angel City, like I mentioned earlier, by racing of course. How well you race depends on how much respect and money you earn from your oppenents. The more respect you earn, the higher your name will be. That's Juiced for you. A wonderful street racing game with more customizations than you can count, a load of cars, and respect from you and your oppenents. This is one street racer you do not want to pass up.
P.S. The cars in this game are mostly imports and US cars, but there are many great muscles cars. And with customizations, you car can go well over 300 mph. Also it seems to me that me, Jeremy Whitman, you didn't even write a review. Isn't that what this page is for? Oh yea, you spelled concider wrong- it's spelled consider><

it's fun even for an old guy

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 4 / 4
Date: October 14, 2005
Author: Amazon User

I'll start off by saying that I haven't played any other racing games - and this game (Juiced) is my teenage son's game. I watched him play it a couple of times - thought it looked like fun - and decided to try it myself.

Apparently this games key feature is "respect" - it's what the focus of the game is. To compete in certain races, you need a certain level of respect with other drivers. And different drivers have different criteria for granting respect. Some value good driving, some value agressive betting, some value the ability to win pink slip races.

As you gain respect with different drivers, you can race them for pink slips (they'll call you on your in-game cell phone and ask you to race for pinks), invite you to host a challenge at their "track", among other things.

The one review who said that this was more of a budgeting game must not have been winning many, if any races. Yes, as time goes on, there are less and less "free" (i.e. you don't have to pay and entry fee to race). However, if you're a reasonably good driver, you can pay the entry fee for a race, and if you win (and sometimes - depending upon the race - if you place second) you can still make money on the race. Even when you figure in repairing your car.

Obviously, the further you go in the race, the more you can make winning races. I've been playing off and on for a couple of months, and I just won a "class 1" race where the prize money was $450,000.

One of the other nice aspect, from my standpoint, is building a "crew" of other drivers who want to drive as part of your team. Personally, I suck at cornering - I go in to fast - I usually hit the barricade - and generally beat up my car, and don't do very well with races that have a lot of cornering.

My solution? Have one of my crew race for me. Granted, I cannot bet with other drivers in the race, but I can win the prize money if my driver comes in first (my car - my entry fee - my prize money).

It's also pretty fun to develop a series of cars. The way it works in Juiced is there are 8 classes of cars. The class is solely based upon the cars base horsepower (BHP). From 0 BHP to 199 is class 8, 200 BHP to 299 is class seven, all the way up to 900 BHP up to 1200 (I think) BHP is class one. The highest I've gotten a car's BHP is up to 1043 (a "prototype" Dodge Viper). There are several different types of upgrades you can purchase for your cars. Also, to "unlock" new upgrades, you have to win races. The different parts are fuel filter (I think), shocks, muffler, brakes, tires, turbo, and nitrous oxide (NOS or NO2). Each part has 3 different levels, and a "prototype" level. Obviously, the better the parts on your car (except for brakes, shocks and nitrous oxide) the higher your BHP, thus the higher the class of your car.

There are basically three different types of races, circuits (go around a course a given number of times), point-to-point (follow a course only one tme) and sprints (a usually straight stretch where you do three heats). Since I suck at cornering so bad, I've started sticking to sprints.

Also, you have the option to race for "pinks" - pink slips, or the ownership of cars. Basically, if you lose the race, you lose the car. And, it always seems to be for your most powerful (i.e. highest class) car.

One neat - though initially I didn't like it - feature is that the XBox version of the game (don't know if the other versions do it or not) does an "autosave" before a race. I don't know specifically how it works, but if you're racing, and loose your nerve - or get pissed off - and shut the game off - you're still screwed - you still lost the race. Apparently the game writes a little file or something that says "he's racing this race, for this amount of money, on this track" - and if it doesn't get the little piece of info that says "he won this race" - then obviously you lost.

Like I said, I've been playing it on and off for a couple of months, I just started playing it again a week or so ago - and I've gotten to the point where I have $3,000,000 in my account, about a dozen cars, 8 of them are prototypes - which includes 5 prototype class one Dodge Vipers (every upgrade is a prototype) that I won in pink slip races.

All in all, for somebody who's never played a racing game before - I think it's pretty fun! Even for an old guy!

The best street racing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 1 / 1
Date: July 11, 2006
Author: Amazon User

This is completely and honestly the BEST street racing game ever. I would rather play it than even Need For Speed Underground 1 or 2. It combines real time driving physics with truly unlimited car customaization. I can't get over how many different paint jobs you can achieve.


Great Graphics
Awesomely UNLIMITED customization
Real Driving Physics that change with each car
Good Soundtrack (though it is mostly RAP and Hard Rock)
You can hire other drivers to be in your crew
Pink Slips

Hard, and I mean HARD
Pink slips are Very Hard
You can NOT quit a race or you automatically lose your betted money, your car in a pink slip, and respect from other drivers.
DO NOT enter a pink slip if you can not win or are unsure if you will win

Other than the difficulty and the way you can't restart a race It is an EXTREMELLY solid and well wrought game. If you like racing games such as Need for Speed and Project Gotham Racing, You must get this game no questions asked. Especially since it is only like 15 bucks.


Graphics: 9
Sound: 8
Gameplay: 9.5
Replayability: 6
Controls: 8, (easy to learn)
Atmosphere: 6
Fun: 10
Multiplayer: 7
Overall: 9.8

BubbaL are you serious?

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 1 / 15
Date: June 16, 2005
Author: Amazon User

If BubbaL is right and the cars go over 500mph, this is the dumbest game ever. Concider there has never been a production car that could go over 300 much and only a couple to ever handle 200mph to have "street cars" go that fast is a joke.

are you serious whitman you must be on drugs

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 0 / 1
Date: December 15, 2005
Author: Amazon User

did you forget this is a game its not real life cars go fast in video games unlock the parts that make your car go faster like a cold air intake turbo noz and alot of other thing bubbal is right if you got aim this is my sn pspfreak1994 i want to know people see ya in a chat peace

Entering a Race feels real and meaningful because of the risk.

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: October 20, 2006
Author: Amazon User

Entering a Race feels meaningful because of the risk, that is why I like this game.

You don't just get to press the redo button, this is awesome to me, but it would not bother me if others who don't like it could turn it of but then they could not be on the same level when going online with others.

People hate to loose their hard work but there are so many games were you can just retry the same thing over and over until you get it and always win, this game makes you feel like it is personal and makes you feel like you did something.

I would love to see a Juiced 2 with maybe with some of the grips of others given a choice not to do but then they would have to not be allowed to race for pinks online. Only cars that were earned could do that.

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