Formula Retro Racing – World Tour review (PS4)

Formula Retro Racing – World Tour is an arcade-style racing game developed by Repixel8 and published by CGA Studio. The game was released on April 14, 2023, for PC, Xbox, Switch and PlayStation. In Formula Retro Racing, players take control of retro arcade-style cars and race against other drivers on a variety of tracks around the world.

The first thing that strikes you when playing Formula Retro Racing is the game’s visual design. The game features a distinct art style that combines retro and modern elements. The tracks are beautifully designed, with vibrant colors and impressive attention to detail. The cars are also visually striking, with unique designs that set them apart from each other. The game’s soundtrack complements the visuals perfectly, with a mix of retro-inspired electronic music and more modern tracks.

Fans of classic arcade racing games like Virtua Racing are sure to find something to love in Formula Retro Racing – World Tour. The game shares some similarities with Virtua Racing, particularly in its overall aesthetic and approach to gameplay. Like Virtua Racing, Formula Retro Racing features a colorful and stylized visual design that combines retro and modern elements. The game’s cars and tracks have a distinct ’90s arcade vibe, which is sure to appeal to fans of classic racing games. And if you enjoyed the visual style of Hotshot Racing, this’ll strike a chord with you as well.


In terms of gameplay, Formula Retro Racing also shares some similarities with Virtua Racing. Both games feature intuitive controls that are easy to pick up but hard to master. They also both emphasize drifting around corners and using boost to gain an advantage over opponents. That said, there are some key differences between Formula Retro Racing and Virtua Racing. For one thing, Formula Retro Racing features a much wider variety of tracks and cars than Virtua Racing. The game also has a more modern feel, with updated graphics and a soundtrack that mixes retro and contemporary electronic music.

One of the positives of Formula Retro Racing is its intuitive controls. The game features simple and easy-to-learn controls that allow players to drift around corners, boost their speed with nitro, and even jump over obstacles. The controls are designed to be accessible to players of all skill levels, but mastering them requires practice and skill. The game also features different difficulty levels, which means that both casual and hardcore players can enjoy it.

Formula Retro Racing has an impressive amount of content. The game features tons of tracks set in locations around the world, including New York, Tokyo, and Rome. Each track has multiple variations, which keeps the game fresh and exciting. The game also features a variety of cars from different eras to choose from, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Players can customize their cars with different paint jobs and decals, which adds a personal touch to the game.


One of the negatives of Formula Retro Racing is its lack of online multiplayer options. The game features a single-player campaign mode, but there is no online multiplayer mode. This is a shame, as racing games are often more enjoyable when played with friends – though it’s worth pointing out that local split screen works great. Another negative of Formula Retro Racing is its AI opponents, which are not particularly challenging. They tend to follow the same racing line, making it easy for players to overtake them while making the game feel repetitive at times.

Despite its small shortcomings, Formula Retro Racing – World Tour is a fun and enjoyable arcade racing game. The game’s visuals are lovely, and its intuitive controls make it easy to pick up and play. With its varied tracks and cars, Formula Retro Racing offers plenty of content for players to enjoy. While the lack of multiplayer options and the game’s AI opponents may detract from the experience, overall, Formula Retro Racing is a solid retro arcade racing game that is well worth checking out.

Score: 7.7/10

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