|System(s)||Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mobile|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Followed by||Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights|
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|YouTube Gaming||Juiced Channel|
- This is the first game in the Juiced series. For other games in the series see the Juiced category.
Juiced is a video game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows and mobile phone. The game was delayed for release in 2004 because of its original publisher Acclaim going bankrupt. The game was then picked up by THQ, the game was then further delayed as changes were made to the game.
In early 2006, UK software publisher Focus Multimedia re-released the PC version of Juiced at a new budget price point as part of its Essential games range.
The game offers many different modes including a career mode and arcade mode that present the player with challenges which gradually gets harder. A player can customize the car to suit their style and unlock new ones (by unlocking in arcade mode). Whilst racing there is a selection of background music from a variety of artists including Shapeshifters. A special feature added was the use of nitrous as expected since it is similar to other racing games which have the feature. This can be particularly useful for when the player is behind an opponent or is behind time, but the AI can also use the nitrous oxide.
The game system itself highly inspired by the Need for Speed Underground series itself inspired by the Shutokou Battle series, but the racing style is realistic, similar to the Gran Turismo series. Damages are also distinctively visible on Juiced, and must be repaired before the player can tune up the car.
The story starts in Angel City where you start your racing career. T.K. (leader of the Urban Maulerz) makes his introduction and offers the player to race him. The challenger gives the player a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (from his crew garage)and you race T.K's Mazda RX-8. However, before the race starts, you place a bet with T.K. When the bet is set you race. After the race (win or lose) race winnings and the bet pool goes to the winner, T.K. makes the player a Juiced racer and gives the player a choice of any three tuner cars to offer so he can keep his own car. T.K gives the player a garage and his own mechanic(so he can customize a car). After that, T.K. gives you his phone number and tells the player about entering events and upgrades, then leaves you. The player learns about the Juiced races(being a little weird than other street races). The player races through a series of races, with other crews in Angel City, unlocking rewards, meeting new crews and earning their respect.