Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 31, 2014
    71
    One good idea--the racer's scoring system--spoiled by a thuddingly dull cop campaign and dumb design decisions. [March 2014, p.68]
  2. Nov 24, 2013
    60
    Rivals feels like it's on the cusp of greatness. The pieces are all there--the handling is exciting, the soundtrack is solid, and the systems that surround the multiplayer help build meaningful battles between racer and cop. But with just six players driving around the entire world and no good way to pull those players together for some true multiplayer activities, those pieces go absolutely nowhere, leaving behind an empty world that might as well not even be online at all. It's a real shame.
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    50
    Simply put, while Rivals can be fun with the right people and in the right doses on the right platforms, it is very poorly suited to PC gaming.
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 499 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 138
  2. Negative: 99 out of 138
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    0
    DO NOT BUY!

    This game is broken on launch for PC. Capped FPS is 30, if you unlock via console the game speeds up based on the increase.
    DO NOT BUY!

    This game is broken on launch for PC. Capped FPS is 30, if you unlock via console the game speeds up based on the increase.

    i.e. 60hz 2x the speed. Poor UI design, unskippable cut-scenes, a disgrace and a disaster. The reviews for this game are FAKE!
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  2. Nov 19, 2013
    2
    This game is utter ****

    The game is hard-coded to 30 FPS, the graphics are poor, the game is riddled with cut-scenes you have to watch over
    This game is utter ****

    The game is hard-coded to 30 FPS, the graphics are poor, the game is riddled with cut-scenes you have to watch over and over again, and you can't even skip them, avoid at all cost, until these problems are solved.
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  3. Nov 19, 2013
    1
    Apart from a new map and ferrari it's basically the same game as the previous one...nothing new, nothing we haven't seen before...the 30 fpsApart from a new map and ferrari it's basically the same game as the previous one...nothing new, nothing we haven't seen before...the 30 fps cap with blurry graphics, ugly colors ,lack of AA, no option to skip cutscenes and repetitive gameplay this game is a poor excuse of a PC title....not worth it. Full Review »