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RELEASE September 27
Games like Hot Wheels Unleashed were abundant in PC gaming’s beige era. You’d pop a demo disc into your Voodoo 2 tower and find an Airfix Dogfighter or a ReVolt, in which toys raced across suburban bedrooms. They were never going to hold your attention like Richard Burns Rally, but it was an afternoon of giggles.
Enter Milestone’s straightforward Hot Wheels racer. Once again a magical and unknown force has imbued collectible toys with sentience—and also rather thoughtfully arranged a number of tracks around college campuses and skateparks—and your mission is to race one of those toys to victory.
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A new perspective on immersive sims
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