This is part of the TrackMania series of modern car racing games, and you should be very careful not to get it confused with any of the others. This is the free-to-play edition; its siblings, all of which have similar names, are standalone products, distributed internationally by Steam for a fee. This title is sometimes also referred to as TrackMania Forever.
This is a free-to-play title, with some disabled features. If you want the full experience, you'll need to upgrade - yes, that does mean pay - to TrackMania United Forever. Unlike many another free-to-play, this has no in-game shop. In all probability, this title doesn't have as much pressure to make money, as its fellow TrackMania games take up the slack.
- A captivating solo mode with 65 brand new tracks.
- Customize your vehicles and your tracks.
- Welcome to the Stadium! Forever ...
- Want to play something more custom? Have a go at one of the player created maps.
- Fancy a shot at creating your own map? The level editor is a breeze to use.
Fancy a shot at seven different racing environments, playing one one of hundreds of different tracks, or competing against times set by hundreds of thousands of other players? Then this is the racing sim for you. While it doesn't go out of its way to emphasize realism, as you'll soon discover while barreling through its massive loops and insane jumps, it does offer competition at its craziest. The controls are blessedly simple, all the better to get you right into the action as quickly as possible.
This doesn't have PvP, nor are you really racing against your fellow player. Your enemy is the clock; you want to get to the finish ASAP, preferably beating the current track record. The tracks are created by your fellow players, so expect a certain amount of random madness. There are plenty of maps to choose from, and switching from one to another is just a click away.
Operating system: Windows XP SP2/Vista SP1/Windows 7
CPU: Pentium IV 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon XP1600+
RAM: 256 MB (XP) or 512 MB (Vista/7)
3D graphics card: 16 MB, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound card: 16 bit DirectX compatible
Hard drive: 1.7 GB free disk space