Best PS2 racing game you haven’t played!
If you know Gran Turismo 4, this game (Enthusia Racing) is its direct competitor. While both games are excellent home console racing games, and although Gran Turismo 4 may look fancier, Enthusia is a considerably better driving experience.
The cars in Enthusia feel much more satisfyingly based on physics than Gran Turismo’s “sim-cade” driving. Also, I actually prefer Enthusia’s driver & car leveling up to the tedious car tuning up process in Gran Turismo 4.
Finally, Enthusia is perhaps the only racing game of this vintage to actually teach the player to drive properly - unlike Gran Turismo, which allows the player to recklessly bump cars, corners, etc. with no penalty.
I recommend Enthusia for the awesome driving physics alone. Once you get used to the game, you’ll have a lot of fun!
Reviewed by: Eric from Wisconsin on 8/6/2023