Title: Le Mans 24 Hours   Developer: Melbourne House   Type: Racing
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"Le Mans 24 Hours; a grueling race of man against man, car against car, reaching speeds of over 200 mph, through the night, through the rain, through to victory… Time to put out the cat, lock all the doors, take the phone off the hook, find a comfy chair & lots of coffee… Prepare yourself for the endurance race of a lifetime."
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Tony Lavoie  "When I Bought Lemans 24 Hours, It Was Already Marked Down $20 Below List. Nothing On It Said That It Was Pressure Sensative Either. But When I Fired It Up I New This Was Going To Be A Fun Game!
After Playing Gt3, I Was Spoiled With Gas And Brakes That Responded With Varying The Pressure! Well This Game Does It Plus Has The Steering That I Enjoyed On F1 2000 That Gt3 Didn't Quite Have.
Graphics Are Good Except The Cars Have More Of The Older Playstation Look. But The Way The Hood Bobs Around And The Brake Lights Works On Cars Ahead Of You Was Cool!
Ok So The Sounds Are Alittle Cheezy And The Music Sucks,but The Game Play Kicks. If Your Looking For Tweeking Cars, It Ain't Here Either. This Game Is All About Racing. And The Pit Stop Is The Best Of All Race Games!
If Your Looking For A Game To Fill The Void After Beating Gt3, Then This Game Won't Let You Down."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  20/20
Last updated on 2002-05-10 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.

Jukka Kirveskari  "This Game Is Not Very Easy To Review, The Game Opens Up Slowly To The Gamer. One Should Not Make Conclusions Too Fast Or Compare This (unavoidably) To Gt3.

Graphically It Loses The Battle To Gt3, Graphics Are Not Bad, But They Fall Short In Comparison. Now I Made The Compulsory Comparison.

In Favor To Lemans, Gt3 Falls Short In The Ai Department, Lemans Has A Good Ai, The Other Drivers Are Not Dummies, They Can Stalk You, Avoid Other Cars, Choose Different Driving Lines, Well, Make Mistakes On Their Own Etc...

Despite The Fact, That The Cars Are Undestructible, The Racing Physics Are One Thing That Surprised Me Positively During Gaming. The Car Behavior Is Very Convincing While going Fast. This Is Notable Especially When Driving Fast Up The Hill And Turning When Driving Over A Hill, The Car Gets Lighter And The Tires Lose Their Grip For Awhile And The Car Goes Straight And Suddenly Grips Back And Turns Again! This Is A Very Nice Feature And Works Perfectly.

A Little Nag About Maybe Too Much Grip, Though. This Is Not A Full Blown Sim, As A Matter Of Fact It Is More To The Arcade Side. I Mean Not Much To Tweak At The Garage.

With This One Thing In Mind, The Game Has Other Letdowns, Too. The Cars Look Like Pancakes, When Driving By. The Sounds Need Some Time To Get Used To. I Have Read Many Reviews, That Say The Sounds Are Bad, Completely Screwed Up, But As I See It, At The End, (or Hear It) It Is The Balance Of Different Sounds That Is Messed Up.

The Sounds That Are Very Important In A Driving Game To Me, Are The Engine Sounds, With Other Car Related Noises. This Is Well Done In This Game, It Takes Some Time To Get Used To The Engine Sound, Though. It Is Toned Too Low, And There Is No Way To Correct This Flaw, Unfortunately.
But As You Keep Racing, The Irregularities Of The Motor Noises Start To Make Sense, The Ear Gets Familiarized To Them, And While The Sound Is Too Weak, It Is Still Good.

The Other Sounds Of Lemans Are Not Ok At All, One Annoying Sound Feature Is The Crowd Noise As You Drive Past, It Is Way Too Loud Compared To Your Cars Engine Sound, And When You Brake Or Make A Tight Turn, The Tires Screech And It Has An Effect To Dampen Down Your Cars Engine Even More, Or Completely Cut It Out! That's Odd To Me, Something Has Gone Wrong Here, Is It The Fast Approaching Release Date Or What, I Don't Know.

Overall I Kind Of Like Lemans. It Is So Different And Has This Full Length Le Mans Track, Which
Takes You Over Three Minutes To Drive Around! The Graphics Give You A Good Sense Of Speed, Too! And The Rain Effects Are Good, Changing The Car Behavior And Performance Accordingly. Yes, The Lighting Effects With A Smooth Change From Day To Night And Back Again Is Made Very Nicely. The Car Head Lights Are Very Good Too.

Good: Lighting Effects
Car Driving Physics
Changing Weather
Dust Clouds
Sense Of Speed

Bad: Sound Balance
Car Models (some)
Tuning (the Lack Of It)"
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  15/20
Last updated on 2001-09-06 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.

Scott Hendley  "Being A Great Fan Of The Race Its-self This Was A Game I Just Had To Own.

The Graphics Are Great And The Feature Of Racing From Day Into Night Should Be Repeated By All Future Racing Games As Its A Fantasic Feature That Adds Lots Of Atmosphere And When Combined With Changing Weather Effects Makes For A Unique Experience As Every Other Lap Feel Different In Some Way.

The Sounds Are Terrible And Someone Wants A Good Kick Up The Ass For Them !

I Found The Control Of The Cars Almost Impossible To Get Used To For Quite Some Time, But After Quite A Bit Of Practice Things Started To Feel More Natural.

If Your Looking For A Racer That Lets You Race For 24 Hours Then This Is The Ultimate Endurance Experience."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  15/20
Last updated on 2001-07-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.

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