Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 27, 2011
    65
    An arcade racer in purest form – the number of points you gather during the race (e.g. for drifting) is more important than being first on the finish line. Unfortunately it's not Split/Second and driving around unalterable tracks get boring pretty fast. [January 2012, p.67]
  2. Jan 3, 2012
    60
    If you want something quick to play on, then you could do worse than what Ignite has to offer. It's racing at its simplest, there is multiplayer, and for the price it might just be worth you checking out to see if it is your cup of tea.
  3. Jan 2, 2012
    65
    It's a arcade racer with different game modes and a campaign. The campaign has no story or anything like that, the vehicle damage model is pretty bad and the innovative points system is not entirely thought through.
  4. Nov 16, 2011
    70
    What this does offer is a complete trouble free and simple arcade racer that offers a unique game play mechanic, if you are looking for a pick up and play arcade racer and don't want to pay for a full price game then this is definitely worth a look and will pass several hours of your time.
  5. 60
    Nice arcade racing game should focus on improving its AI and better design of its track. For the budget price it is a good choice though. [Dec 2011]
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    75
    Ignite delivers a fun gameplay, a good number of tracks and nice graphics, all for a bargain price. The game lacks of personality, though, since there are only a few differences between each car.
  7. Jan 29, 2012
    37
    A short burst of too easy fun at too high a price. [Feb 2012, p.93]
  8. Dec 7, 2011
    64
    If you are looking for a decent arcade, you could give it a chance, but it's still an unfinished game.
  9. Nov 13, 2011
    55
    Ignite is a fun little racing game that will keep you entertained for a short while. However, the low replayability and the lack of online gamers pretty much make this game dead on arrival.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    8
    It's simple. And "simple" barely translate into "bad". The game really struck me with its simplicity, a bare-bone arcade racer, that is fun, enjoyable, and feels really fast. If you're bored with the latest iterations of NFS, or looking for something that would remind you to games such as screamer and Ridge Racer, or the older (and much more awesome) NFS series Ignite will surely please you.

    But if you're looking for games within the class of Dirt and Grid, ignite ain't for ya.
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  2. Jan 12, 2013
    4
    This game is fun and pretty good for the price, but it's a far cry from being a perfect game, most of the time when you hit walls you don't get a speed reduction, but once in a while you get a freak event and spin like a bottletop, damage models are just bad, and good handling cars can't take corners, the bad handling cars just spin off at the slightest push of a button, and the nitro control is just terrible, it's a casual game, it's good for 1-2 races once a week but any more than that just annoys you. Full Review »
  3. Jan 1, 2013
    6
    Graphic is decent. Easy to control. A good game for 1$. But here is something I feel bad about this game:
    1. In race mode, not the one who
    pass finish line first win. Your time is reduced by score gained in race, so even if you are the last one passed the finish line, you can still get first place.
    2. Hitting obstacles is good for you because it doesn't reduce your speed and give you score which can give you speed and time.
    3. If you want you can use nitrogen nearly all the time. The screen is always shaking. That really make me sick.
    Consume score for speed and time is really really not a good idea for race game. You'll never know the proper exchange rage.
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