Eurogamer: TrackMania Nations Forever

There are seriously not enough loops in regular driving.

After yesterday’s Verdict, quickly following is my review of Nations Forever for Eurogamer. It begins like this:

At 1.30am last night, I couldn’t tell you whether I loved or hated TrackMania. What I can tell you is that I was playing it. Or more specifically, playing one track. Again and again. Determined to beat it. Increasingly tired, and as such increasingly unable to make the perfectly timed turns to get that Gold medal that sat between me and sleep.

And then carries on when you click here. (But don’t click here).


  1. Lh'owon says:

    I didn’t get it for a second. Then I got it.

    Oh my god.

  2. John P (Katsumoto) says:

    Excellent stuff. Even if you did instantly misread my comment addressing the typical “my pc won’t run this” which accompanies every PC review on that site :) Looking at it again, I think I may have misread that comment too. So, a total fuck up then. Like every EG comments thread!

    Anyway, you’ve “sold” it to me. Time for a download.

  3. John Walker says:

    I make it my business to misread and misunderstand everything I read, so it’s nothing personal. And if you imply that about my sister again, I’ll knock your block off.

  4. Chris Evans says:

    Awesome car :D

  5. Radiant says:

    Err whilst driving a cock and two balls is all good fun I prefer to drive for Team Pakistan.

    I love this game we need an RPS leader board.

  6. Radiant says:

    Beat my time win 5 [paypal’d] euros off me:


  7. Sarble says:

    @ John Walker: Well worth the wait ;)
    @ Radiant: You could do that by creating an RPS group if you have United Forever…

  8. nakke says:

    @Radiant: Got 24.28, where’s my 5 euros? ;)
    lillnik at, TMUF username: nakke

    (PS: I assume you’d be notified or sth that I beat your time since I used that link. If not, well, I guess I could send you the replay or something.)

  9. Radiant says:

    I don’t think it does notify you [I’m on nations waiting for united from amazon with the 3d goggles].
    I have no idea how you managed to shave .20 seconds off my time and as there is no link to the ghost it never happened!
    I’m not welshing! I just want to see it!
    [username: radiant]

  10. Turin Turambar says:

    Trackmania Nations: The best game i have played… for two days. After that, i got to the point where you have to repeat 30 times (average, it can be more) a track to pass it. Then i finished my current track and deleted the game.

  11. nakke says:

    Radiant: The ingame mail system didn’t seem to work, so here’s the link: tmtp://#score=nakke:A01-Race:24280:91F467D0

    You don’t really need to send 5e btw, just wanted to try to beat your time :) You’ll find that there is quite a big speedbooster thing you can do in maps like this one.

  12. BrokenSymmetry says:

    I agree with previous posters that the game gets much too hard very quickly. No racing game has ever passed the perfection that was PGR2’s medal system.

  13. Radiant says:

    Whoa you weren’t pulling a fast one.
    What speedbooster thing?

    You’re pokemons show them to me!

  14. Radiant says:

    My mate just kicked my arse too.

  15. Radiant says:

    actually he didnt the cheef

  16. Kismet says:

    I have a 24.33″ as official time in A01 and 24.26″ in training (tmtp://#score=Kismet:A01-Race:24260:4926342D). :)

    TMUF RPS group?

  17. nakke says:

    The trick is to fly as little as possible, but land as fast as possible ;)

  18. po says:

    Regarding the ‘don’t click here’, RPS has got me doing up all my game characters/vehicles in finest pimp style. I just want a fleet painter for SoaSE so I can do all my ships up in pink and powder blue.

  19. Janek says:

    Homeworld was best for that sort of thing. Particularly the gloriously phallic ion array frigates.

  20. otis says:

    this story is exactly what happened to me when i got this game… wierd