Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Even though there's almost a complete lack of strategy required to race, some wonky visuals on the console editions, and a conspicuous lack of split-screen play, I can still offer a pretty hearty recommendation for nail'd.
  2. Jan 12, 2011
    79
    The problem is that the more you play it the more you realise just how slight and limited it is as an experience. The tracks are pleasingly long, but once you've got them figured out they don't represent anything of a challenge.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    77
    It's so fast and crazy, every fan of action racing games will love it. At least for a few hours, because then you've done everything and there's nothing left to motivate the player. Still great for a little fun in between.
  4. Jan 7, 2011
    76
    For over-the-top(literally) off-road racing action, Nail'd delivers on multiple fronts--just as long as you remember to keep your dirt racer in the air as much as possible. [Feb 2011, p.81]
  5. 75
    Being limited to single-player, nail'd doesn't stand chances for a long stint on your PC, but it has an adrenaline filled offer.
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    72
    Nail'd is a good arcade racer that will have you doing crazy stunts and going way too fast.
  7. Mar 21, 2011
    70
    Don't take nail'd too seriously, there is no depth in it. Just some unsophisticated, adrenaline-charged fun. [Feb 2011, p.98]
  8. Feb 21, 2011
    70
    Listen to punk rock music, get the tunnel vision, jump, drift and hit your opponents! nail'd would be a perfect racing game, if there weren't the repeating tracks, the so called huge motor pool and the missing long-term motivation.
  9. Jan 12, 2011
    66
    The game is very easy, and won't take you very long to whiz through.
  10. 60
    Racing in nail'd is entertaining for half-an-hour because of the feeling of speed and fierce competition. If you want to play longer, you need to look for another game. [Issue#199]
  11. Dec 23, 2010
    60
    Nail'd impresses in its opening moments and is fun to hop into for a quick burst, but once you've seen a few of the sights you're left with a game that struggles to excite where it really matters.
  12. 55
    Unfortunately Nail'd's core gameplay doesn't do quite enough to justify stripping back all of those extraneous details. It's a game that's begging for a little more refinement, visual polish and structural content; and without those in place it struggles to elevate itself above the frustrations inherent in its erratic engine and course design.
  13. Dec 19, 2010
    50
    In a strange way, I respect the intent behind a game like Nail'd, and I don't generally like tearing down the hard work of a smaller publisher. Unfortunately, shallow gameplay, a myriad of glitches, boring and repetitive objectives, a non-existent online community, average at best graphics all conspire to make Nail'd a game destined to be forgotten in the bargain bin of your local games store.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 25, 2012
    10
    Flawless GFX and original/well designed maps. Everything about this game is supercharged: 30 hours of gameplay and it's still surfing that new game buzz.

    The female rider also has a fantastic ass.
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  2. Feb 27, 2011
    7
    Nail'd is a grungy off road racer built on a lightning fast 3D engine with an assortment of powerful ATV's & dirt-bikes that look like they could be straight from a post apocalyptic movie, that you can customise with new shock, brakes, gears and paintjob's etc. Graphically, there's plenty to applaud, with 14 courses that weave their way through mountains, deserts, even molten lava and offer an impressive range of racing conditions including off-road events, stunt races and time trials in both single and multiplayer modes. The courses also make up for their relatively short length by using the third dimension far more creatively than most. Jumping off ramps and plummeting 100 metres to the level below feels more like being on a rollercoaster than a conventional racetrack. The emphasis in Nail'd is most definitely on an arcade style of racing, with speed coming a close second. Be they quad bikes or motocross that youââ Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2013
    6
    Super fast and super crazy, but a little too arcade in execution. Nail'd at times almost feels like you're on rails with turning being a sort of quick-time event, but then eventually interrupted by an awkward crash. The upgrades to your bike also don't feel like they make a noticeable difference. Nail'd could have been saved with a comprehensive stunt system or some good old fashioned racer on racer violence. As it is, once you get over the initial high-speed rush there's not much left over. Full Review »