Twee reviews voor de race fanaten: allereerst Sports Car GT, bij Gamelinks.net:
The AI in this game does live up to their contentions, perhaps even, a little too well. They maneuver very well, and are not too easy to beat. However, make one bad turn and you will lose. The AI seems to be quite capable of running itself into a wall and still managing to catch up to you, while if you spin-out or run into anything I can virtually guarantee you that you will not place at the finish line. So, yes the AI is good, but so good that it's not a simulator anymore. In a simulator, nobody should be able to make mistakes, not even the computer. [break]
En CGO heeft een review van NFS4: High Stakes online gezet:[/break] The biggest real change to the game is the new Career Mode. Players start off with $25,000 with which to buy a new car, and have to compete in tournaments to earn more money. Winnings from each tournament allow you to buy new cars, purchase three levels of car upgrades, and repair damage between races. Did somebody say "damage?" Yes, despite having an expanded roster of real-life car licenses, High Stakes lets you bang them up, break headlights, shatter windshields, and more.