Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    Death Rally is a remake of a 1996 game, improved in every conceivable way; a great return for one of the best Remedy games.
  2. Apr 21, 2013
    This action-packed combat racer brings new meaning to the phrase "burning rubber."
  3. May 23, 2011
    Back when all games cost upwards of £30, it wasn't easy to keep up with games like Death Rally. Nowadays, you've got literally no excuse to hold off buying the best top-down racing available on mobile platforms. Better late than never.
  4. Apr 29, 2011
    Driving feels good, combat is crazy fun and the upgrade system is borderline addictive. It's true I wish there were more tracks, but hopefully that's a problem that will be remedied soon. But as it stands it's one of the best racing games we've seen on the App Store yet.
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    Featuring gorgeous graphics with terrific lighting effects and combat-focused gameplay, Death Rally manages to excite and delight even after you've exhausted its limited content.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    As it stands, you'll easily get around 5 hours or more out of the game by simply upgrading everything and having fun while you do it. And even when you 'complete' it, Death Rally doesn't make you feel like you are done playing it.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    A great single player experience, just as it was in the 90's on PC, but it feels that more content could be added to beef the game up. For top down racer fans though, particularly those who enjoyed Reckless Racing, Death Rally is another great addition to the genre and the weapons add a new dimension to the racing.
  8. Apr 5, 2011
    If you're looking for an iOS game with triple-A production values and you've already played both Infinity Blade and Rage, Death Rally is a good bet.
  9. Apr 1, 2011
    Death Rally is still a fantastic game. The only major problem I had that I already knew about was the lack of multiplayer. Apart from that, the game is solid.
  10. Apr 1, 2011
    For an initial release though, Death Rally still contains a good amount of content, and it's a ton of fun to play through.
  11. Apr 1, 2011
    Death Rally isn't necessarily top-down mayhem racing at its best, but working your way to the next vehicle, weapon and upgrade along while blowing up opponents has an appeal all of its own.
  12. Mar 31, 2011
    Made one hell of a debut, and the promise of free content will transform this already impressive shooter into one of the iPhone and iPad's premier Apps. Lock and load, hit the track and come out firing.
  13. Apr 4, 2011
    What Death Rally lacks in content and features, it makes up for with customization and intensely fun gameplay.
  14. Apr 1, 2011
    I didn't have too much trouble with the simplistic controls, but I do wish there were options for other players. However, in the end, Death Rally left me smiling.
  15. Jul 13, 2011
    For straight up action, this is definitely one of the better iOS titles available.
  16. May 12, 2011
    The only thing really letting it down is the bewildering omission of multiplayer, which a game of this nature relies on to give it legs. Sure, it's great fun for a few hours, but without real players to compete against, it quickly runs out of gas.
  17. 70
    A great remake of the 1996 classic. Crisp graphics, great controls (after you get used to it). And how can you not like a game where you can race against Duke Nukem? Unfortunately the game is extremely short, and wont last more than a few hours.
  18. Apr 1, 2011
    Death Rally provides plenty of cool weapons and rides, yet the absence of multiplayer and tighter track designs prevent it from being truly killer.
  19. Apr 5, 2011
    Death Rally comes back to life on iPhone and it's still an easygoing nervous arcade game. Actually, it's even better thanks to some stunning visuals. It's a shame though that some control issues, the lack of multiplayer mode and its dull Career mode keep Death Rally from being as memorable as it could be.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    This is tremendous fun - you can boot the game and have a 3 lap race in under 2 minutes. I'd really like to see multiplayer added to this game and more weapons (or more in depth weapon upgrades) Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2013
    Back in 90's Death Rally was a Hit. The latest installment does the Classic fair justice, BUT in today's gaming world taking a hit and remaking it with new graphics is not enough. There must be something for gamers to cling onto, and the latest Death Rally just doesn't have it. On top of that it seems unfinished and hurried: why, as a blunt example, don't upgrades or weapons have descriptions? Why can't i save money and must spend all of it immediately after the race? Why story missions play no role i can complete them or ignore them what is the point of the story then? These things deter me from the game which i played for about 3 hours. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2011
    I'm so excited to see this game is back and bigger and better than ever. I have been waiting for it's release for so long and now i'm a very happy camper. I love this game alot and I know it's going to be a huge hit for sure. This is a game with some help from Remedy and I'm excited about that as well. You may know of Remedy if you ever played Max Payne and Max Payne 2. This game is simply stunning all around and I'm already having alot of fun playing this one. The textures are clear and bright, and the gameplay is very solid. There are five cars to start (with more coming later), and each of them handles differently, from a huge van down to a muscle car. The weapons are also very different, and all of them are upgradeable. Spending money earned after every race can be used to improve your car's stats or push your weapons up to the next level. As you race, you also unlock various challenges, like racing against just one opponent or going around a reversed track, that mix up the gameplay. I particularly liked the little extras -- you can use your own music library on the iPod version of the game's universal build, there's full Game Center integration included, and there are a few nice IOS cameos as well. John Gore from Minigore will be one of the celebrity drivers, as will Duke Nukem and Alan Wake's Barry Wheeler. Angry Birds' Mighty Eagle is even making an appearance; if you happen to have bought that character, you can ask him to "soar in and attack other cars" for you. I'm really looking forward to the future updates with more cars, tracks, weapons and even an online multiplayer mode out very soon. YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE! Full Review »