• Sep 8th 2006 at 10:56AM
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If you're a video game freak and a Mustang fan, chances are you're going to pick up Ford Bold Moves: Street Racing for the PS2, XBox 360 or PC no matter what kind of reviews it gets. Manufacturer specific driving games are not a new thing, even for Ford who is now on its third version of the Ford Racing series. Still, they can often devolve into extended digital test drives when there's only one brand to race.

Perhaps Ford Bold Moves: Street Racing is a cut above the rest, as it has some interesting features beyond the obvious draw of driving 18 of the greatest Ford vehicles of all time (see complete list of available vehicles after the jump). Gameplay is structured around short challenges, competitions and league play that takes place on 24 tracks based on the streets of L.A. Why video game makers insist on having us race the streets of the most congested city in the U.S. is beyond us, but we digress. In addition to winning cash to modify your Ford of choice, the game also goes the extra step to simulate real damage. The real hook, however, is a Maximum Team Control Racing mode in which players can control a team of up to three cars at once and can switch which car they're controlling on the fly.

With a name like Ford Bold Moves, we were hoping there'd be a management mode where we could swap out CEOs, bargain with teamsters and close plants, but it looks like game developer Razorworks is saving those features for its follow up, The Way Forward: Turnaround Xtreem.

[Source: Ford]
  • 1968 Mustang GT
  • 1969 Mustang Boss 302
  • 1970 Capri Mk I RS2600
  • 1970 Mustang Boss 429
  • 1973 Escort RS2000
  • 1975 Torino Sport
  • 1985 RS200
  • 1987 Sierra RS500
  • 1992 Escort RS Cosworth
  • 1995 GT90 Concept
  • 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 2002 Focus RS
  • 2004 Fiesta ST
  • 2004 Mustang GT-R Concept
  • 2004 SVT F-150 Lightning
  • 2006 Ford GT
  • 2006 Mustang GT
  • 2007 Shelby GT500

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      Must we drive the Escort?
      • 9 Years Ago
      It should not be long before someone gets killed street racing their Mustang and the blame is put on this game. The lawyers are going to have a "field" day with this one, "mark" my words. This is one of Ford's Bad Moves.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Notice that the cover of that game clearly says it is an original Xbox game, not an xbox 360 game. I forgive the error, 'cause most people don't realize people do this, but since the 360 plays original xbox games, companies are still releasing original xbox games. I can only imagine they do this because of cheaper licensing or something, but it's an obvious loser when a company does that for two reasons:
      if they aren't concerned with the insanely better graphics a 360 provides, I worry as to why...
      if they are trying to be cheap and give up better graphics to save on licencing or whatever, i worry...
      only crap games are still released for the original xbox...
      • 9 Years Ago
      """the game will be a flop just like the underpowered, over hyped and over priced boat anchor they call the Shelby GT500."""

      Haha. They'll sell every one they make, and that is a very fast, trackable car, pulling hard Gs and putting up low 1/4 numbers, considering its not a purpose built supercoupe like Viper or Vette. You must be either a GM or Toyota man with those comments. How many volume muscle cars does GM have right now? 2009 you say? Does toyota even MAKE a sports car anymore?

      • 8 Years Ago
      LOL the motor in the new shelby GT500 is a 5.4, 500hp. is far from maxed out!! do a search for the ford gttt a performance shop made over a 1000hp out a 5.4 in a ford gt with a stock bottom end and fuel system...you need to do a little research b4 running off at the mouth...you should find a video of that gttt at streetfire.net bottom line is ford makes as much hp out of a small block than anyone chevy has to use a big block to keep up...lol
      • 9 Years Ago
      the game will be a flop just like the underpowered, over hyped and over priced boat anchor they call the Shelby GT500.
      • 9 Years Ago
      A "bold move," indeed: using the promise of corporate reform to sell irrelevant merchandise. I can't put my finger on why, but this doesn't bolster my confidence in Ford's committment to change...

      Oh, and I'll agree on the lameness of the game. A mere 18 cars in a new PS2 title makes it pretty clear that this is a quick-buck marketing exercise.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey, the Ford Street Racing games are actually pretty fun. I bet most of you guys who are complaining about them never even played any of them.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sounds like a bitchin game. Probally pick it up.