Paris-Dakar Rally for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
The Paris-Dakar Rally is a race of endurance and skill covering well over 6,000 miles and lasting 17 days. This PS2 version of the grueling contest boasts realistic physics, a variety of racing vehicles, and authentically modeled 3D environments. While virtual drivers must often adopt an "anything goes" approach as they speed ahead through the diverse, unpredictable, off-road environments, skill and strategy must be employed to avoid hazards and keep the vehicle running smoothly. Even minor abuses build up over the two-week contest. Barreling through too many potholes can ruin a suspension. Those tumbleweeds seem light and insignificant, but hitting too many off them might crack the windshield. As in the real-life race, an important part of the game is managing the little details to keep the car and its driver moving ahead across the long haul.