TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the previously released TrackMania Nations. This 2008 installment in TrackMania series features 65 new tracks, solo and multiplayer mode, track editor and special system allowing players of TMNF and TrackMania United Forever to play on the same servers. You can also choose from many more nationalities than in previous freeware edition, which allowed playing for only few countries.
Like its earlier version, it is a massive freeware game, boasting more than just impressive graphics and still very simple and fun gameplay. Arcade-like car physics (i.e. no complete loss of control after every single mistake), easy controls, and a great number of Beginner tracks make beginning and learning this game very fast and straightforward. However, despite the seemingly easy beginnings, the great number of ready-made tracks of differing difficulty levels and the built-in (and again, pretty easy to use) track editor make the game a long-lasting source of entertainment. Players are also able to paint their cars very freely, giving space to one's imagination and creativity.
The game is ultimately meant to be played online using the numerous servers available, but it's also possible to play two alternative game modes, the single player practice mode and the highly entertaining multiplayer 'hot seat' mode, in which the players take turns to try beat the others' times and therefore claim the victory to the track at hand.
All in all, a very good if massive (in download size) car-racing game and worth a try for everyone having at least a small 'thing' for racing.
Curly's World of Freeware has donated a copy of this software and related data to the Classic PC Games catalog. Please visit their website for more information and discussion on this game.