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Driving Emotion Type-S is a racing game developed by Escape, a subsidiary of Square. It was published in Japan on March 30, 2000 and was Square's first release for the PlayStation 2 console. The game was released early in the PlayStation 2's lifespan.

The game features officially licensed cars from international manufacturers. Several modes of playing are present, including a training mode and a two-player mode.


The gameplay of Driving Emotion Type-S follows general conventions of racing games. The game's physics and controls intend to be realistic and are based on vehicular weight. The player competes in races with other computer controlled cars in order to unlock new cars and tracks. Car settings can be customized, as well as their colors, before each course. The game includes 43 officially licensed cars from twelve Japanese and European manufacturers, including BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Ferrari, Porsche, Mazda and many more.


  • Alfa Romeo GTV
  • BMW 328i
  • Ferrari 360 Modena
  • Ferrari F50
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda Integra
  • Honda NSX
  • Honda NSX JGTC Race Car
  • Honda NSX Mobil Race Car
  • Honda NSX Castrol Race Car
  • Honda S2000
  • Izuzu Giga
  • Lexus IS-200
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mazda RX-7 1990
  • Mitsubushi FTO
  • Mitsubushi GTO
  • Mitsubushi Lancer Evolution
  • Mitsubushi Shogun Pajero
  • Nissan 180SX
  • Nissan 300ZX
  • Nissan Cube
  • Nissan Primera
  • Nissan Silvia
  • Nissan Skyline
  • Nissan Skyline GT500 Race Car
  • Nissan Skyline GT500 Race Car
  • Nissan Skyline JGTC Race Car
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Chaser
  • Toyota Corolla Levin
  • Toyota GTone
  • Toyota HiMedic
  • Toyota MR-S
  • Toyota MR-2
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno
  • Toyota Supra
  • Toyota Supra JGTC Race Car
  • Toyota Supra JGTC Race Car Red
  • Toyota Supra JGTC Castrol Race Car
  • TVR Griffith


The game recieved very mixed reviews.The Japanese magazine Famitsu gave the title a score of 28 out of 40, praising its graphics, usage of real cars and innovative driver's view perspective. The American magazine Game Informer and website GameZone also lauded the game's realistic car interiors and highly detailed environments, putting them on par with those of Ridge Racer V and Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.

A week after its Japanese release, Driving Emotion Type-S had sold 46,600 copies. The game made a more mediocre start outside of Japan, with only 2,500 copies sold in the United States a week after its North American release.