Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Good choice of rock music in the playlist.
  2. An outrageous orgy of twisted metal and flying debris. The races are fast and furious. Too bad the AI drivers cheat to keep the races exciting. [Aug 2006, p.28]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    Epic racing game, the career mode is very, very good plus every race seems to be challenging so far. Not to mention the fact you dont have to win to have fun with this(game rewards you alot for slamming into and destroying opponents cars). The soundtrack however does get repetitive and I wouldnt recommend playing it if your easily ticked off when you lose. Full Review »
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    I just picked this game up a couple weeks ago and it's all I really play now. Me and my brother (who are both in their late 20's) love quick and fun multiplayer action games. Multiplayer is where it's at. I think game play in all modes (race, stunt, derby) is a blast. Physics are awesome, controls are simple (I use mouse/keyboard), and there is a pretty good variety of cars (which I think can be increased via downloads on the web).

    I don't play single player, so no comment on that.
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  3. Dec 29, 2013
    I'm honestly surprised that I enjoyed a PC racing game, but my god this one is fun! The physics engine is superb, and the graphics are beyond their time. The game offers a decent selection of cars and has intense racing/smash-and-derby/other modes that are enjoyable to play. Denting and destruction is apparent in cars, which adds a needed realistic factor that many racing games fail to achieve. Props are destructible and crashes are intense and awesome looking! The career mode has a very good difficulty curve, and is fun to play through and earn trophies. Overall a great game and well worth the $9.99 that's being asked, I got mine on sale for $2.50 and I've gotten 8+ hours of fun out of it! Full Review »