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  • Character Tiers: Most games had an official class system for their cars.
    • Test Drive Unlimited 2 had three distinct groups for Asphalt 7-1, Off-Road (B, which could stand for Baja) 4-2 and Classic 4-1 with lowering numbers denoting their performance. The bikes have their own Motorbike Asphalt groups or MA 2-1. Specific secret or DLC cars have a class for them that Solar Crown doesn't cover such as the aforementioned MA 2 and 1 bike classes. B2 is reserved for the V8 Buggy and Lancia Stratos Group 4 (there's no B1). C2 has the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, AC Cobra 427 and Ferrari 250 GTO while the only car in C1 is the Ferrari F40. Both the Unofficial Patches and other mods like the AutoPack add additional cars and bikes to the underused classes.
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    • Test Drive 6 did this, but it had only four classes, with the last being the fastest. Class 2 even has cars that didn't make into Europe and America, like the Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec (R34).
  • Critical Dissonance: Eve of Destruction received mixed-to-positive critical reviews. User reviews on Metacritic, on the other hand, have been nothing but positive, and is generally held by its players in high regards.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In Overdrive, Donald seemed to be moving away from Dennis, and eventually races him after Vasily was down. He did vowed revenge by telling someone to steal his car back. How could he be so bad?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Overdrive's Darker and Edgier atmosphere. You have been warned.
  • Polished Port: the Dreamcast version of Test Drive: Le Mans was a massive upgrade over the PlayStation original, to the point that it almost counts as a new game under the same name. In fact, the European release, as well as the Windows and PlayStation 2 ports, are titled Le Mans 24 Hours, without the Test Drive brand, to make the distinction clearer.
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  • So Okay, It's Average: 5 and Overdrive faced this by the critics. Including the console-exclusive Test Drive Off-Road: Wide Open.
  • Sequel Displacement: Many new players of the Turn of the Millennium started out with Unlimited, not the very first game nor Overdrive. Unlimited being a Genre Shift Continuity Reboot doesn't help.
  • That One Level: For Test Drive 6, Lake Tahoe Circuit, being the game's equivalent of the Slippy-Slidey Ice World, which, being a racing game, spells certain doom already. The awkwardness of the track's design (including very poorly-thought out bottleneck corners that have guaranteed traffic/cop spawns) makes the situation that much worse.

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