F-Zero X Nintendo 64
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Comparing F-Zero X with other futuristic racers on the Nintendo 64 is rather difficult, since neither Extreme-G nor AeroGauge are in the same league. In a nutshell, Nintendo has another winner on its hands. One of the finest futuristic racers to grace a console.
  2. Just like all of the best Nintendo games, the more you play F-Zero X, the more you'll appreciate its subtleties. It may not impress you at first glance but I can assure you, this cart is packed with gold.
  3. It might not look too hot, but F-Zero X is one hell of a racer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  4. Combining high speed racing with well designed tracks and tons of competitors, F-Zero X surely does its predecessor proud.All in all, this game is plain fun. Nothing really new, but nothing bad either.
  5. F-Zero X is a terrific update of a classic game that deserves the attention of anyone who owns an N64.
  6. Practically flawless from a technical standpoint, the biggest thing missing from F-Zero X is that it lacks a soul.
  7. The framerate and action more than makes up for the slightly less than average graphics. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since Mario 64.
  8. A fantastic racer with great control and a large number of tracks and cars to choose from. Add in the multiplayer mode, and this is a game you really cannot afford to miss.
  9. 91
    In the grand scheme of things, F-Zero X will probably appeal to older gamers more, who want pure racing over arcade frills and still have a soft spot fot the original F-Zero. An excellent update to the grand daddy of cyber racers that only suffers under its generic look.
  10. You'll love the speed of the play whether it's four player or single. Also there's plenty of options including an elimination death match, time trial etc. I like the fact that you have to unlock the game. It kind of keeps you interested that way.
  11. This is quite possibly the best racing game I've ever played. It doesn't have the glitz of some other racing games, but it has one thing that's been sorely neglected. Speed. Lots of speed.
  12. With the random track generator, the smooth visuals, the awesome multiplayer & the comic-book atmosphere, this game becomes a must-by.
  13. A little more innovation would have been appreciated, but this is one case where a more or less straight update of the SNES original was all that was needed to produce a great game.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    This is my favorite game of all time.

    Maybe it won't be as good for you but this game has it all. Speed, perfect controls, great
    atmosphere, ultra smooth frame rate and a death metal soundtrack that will make you think how on earth did Nintendo release such a hardcore game? Who cares about the lack of backgrounds? The races are supposed to be high on the sky or the stratosphere. The lack of backgrounds and spectators give this game a nice feel of isolation and danger. Nobody will come to help you if your ship is destroyed and if you get off the track... well... you are dead.

    Amazing game
    Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    I daresay, the critics who criticize graphics are out of the league. I mean, sure, it's less than normal games (especially the bill-boarded/imaged graphics), but you never see such metallic graphics in cars. Even if you go 600 MPH, the graphics of the track are pretty cool. The metallic graphics match the sky, and are high quality, even if far away. 60 frames per second? Oh yes. GREAT! Barely lagged below 60 F/S. it's nice for varied challenges, and the death race is completable. use side attacks L+L. very lovable, even the Wii version (virtual console)! love the heavy metal music. and Rainbow Road? PSYCHEDELIC! awesome night sky and graphics. virtually controlling your flying. i mean, there is a lot to love about this **** Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2014
    10
    My all time favorite racer. Even though i love F-Zero GX, F-Zero X holds a special place for being the first video game i have ever played. This game is a high-octane racer and has one of the best multiplayer offerings on the N64. The soundtrack is one of my all time favorites and the course design still holds up to day. The best racer on the N64. Full Review »