Game Vortex writes: "What attracts players to racing games? For most, that answer is simulation. Simulations offer you the ability to do and control things you could not do yourself. Some might say competition amongst friends to "race" one another. Even still, some might say that it is the ability to just wreck and play around, consequence-free, even just to enjoy that careless destruction. With all of these possible motivating factors, what could allow a company to release Ford Racing: Off Road and ignore every facet of why players would enjoy playing a racing game? Yes, it is all about the Ford, and that places it in the marketing game category, but even as a playable commercial, there were issues that prevented this from being successful at even advertising the intended product."