Death Rally iOS

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Jul 13, 2011
    70
    For straight up action, this is definitely one of the better iOS titles available.
  2. May 12, 2011
    70
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 1, 2011
    70
    Death Rally provides plenty of cool weapons and rides, yet the absence of multiplayer and tighter track designs prevent it from being truly killer.
  5. Apr 5, 2011
    60
    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
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    9
    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 gameThis 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
    7
    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 andBack 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
    10
    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 veryI'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 »