Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    With lots to do, plenty of unlockables, and tons of explosive destruction, Smash Bandits represents the fundamental reasons why gamers love games. It’s an incredibly solid driver with spot-on physics, flawless controls, and the exhilaration that comes with outrageous destruction.
  2. Aug 28, 2013
    85
    Smash Bandits is one hell of a fun game.
  3. Sep 6, 2013
    80
    The only major problem with Smash Bandits' approach is the energy mechanic, which limits you to five plays in a short amount of time, forcing you to either wait or spend in-game chips to keep playing. Thankfully, chips are given out a decent amount, and playing it in short spurts is an excellent way to go about runs.
  4. Sep 4, 2013
    80
    Fast, effective and solid. This is a game that knows how to attract players, and how to give them many hours of fun.
  5. Aug 26, 2013
    80
    With a smart runner-like design and plenty of free fun within, Smash Bandits captures the rush of the getaway in bite-sized bursts.
  6. Sep 8, 2013
    78
    Smash Bandits is a fun, compelling, highly spectacular freemium racing game.
  7. Sep 2, 2013
    60
    Smash Bandits can be fun in small bursts, but is hampered by all the more cynical hallmarks of freemium design.
  8. Aug 27, 2013
    60
    Like earlier games in the series, Smash Bandits is a funny old thing all things considered. It controls like a dream, it looks wonderful, and yet there's no meat to the gameplay, and nothing that makes you feel compelled to do better the next time around. No doubt it's fun for a time, but there wasn't enough to keep us engaged for the long run.
  9. Aug 27, 2013
    50
    While it has occasional bright moments, Smash Bandits just isn't interesting enough to hold your attention for long.
  10. Aug 23, 2013
    50
    Smash Bandits is a perfect example of what happens when you mess with success, leaving a bland endless game overloaded with restrictions that isn’t worth your time.
  11. Aug 27, 2013
    40
    Go ahead and replay Smash Cops or Smash Cops Heat, but Smash Bandits feels like a wrong turn for the series.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    9
    Fun is one word to certainly describe Smash Bandits. You can literally hit litter and traffic without taking damage. The game's graphics are nice, and the power-ups, though expensive, are a good aid. However, vehicle variety is generally limited, and how do you take damage, you ask? By scraping on the side of a lousy building. Plus, everything in the game is SO EXPENSIVE!!!

    However, if you want to get a sick thrill of a street racing game, Smash Bandits MUST be considered.
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