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  • Summary: Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors inSplit/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney] Expand
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  1. Though initially it tends to be a bit on the easy side and learning when and where to use which power-plays is a case of trial and error, it’s not long before the game escalates into a nail-bitingly intense experienc
  2. 85
    Split/Second has so much going for it that it's easy to recommend for kart and arcade racing fans alike. The visuals are great, the sound impresses, and there's enough game between the singleplayer season mode and fun multiplayer to last you quite a while.
  3. Black Rock has proved the concept, shown what kind of polish they can muster, and given arcade racing fans a reason to get back in the game. The explosions and thrills will certainly last until the inevitable "Split/Second 2" throws a couple of different buildings at us.
  4. There are more arcade racers than you can count, but Split/Second brings something to the pack that makes this game a must-try. Every race is a hyped-up experience full of explosions and crashes that leaves the décor in shambles, but puts you on the edge of your seat. Realism or depth is not something you can expect from this title, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
  5. Arcade driving game builds its attraction on a superb idea, speed and destruction without limits. Multiplayer limitations prevents the game from reaching a 9-point verdict. [Issue#192]
  6. An original, unconventional arcade that caters to the visceral needs of a modern gamer. Yes, it lets you go with ease, but every show has an ending, right?
  7. When blowing up a car by dropping a boat on it becomes boring, you know there's something fundamentally wrong. [July 2010, p.94]

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 2, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best racing games ever!!!! Much better than Hot Pursuit 2010 or other arcade games, i so love those awesome explosions and destruction physics... I love the drifting, i love the graphics, i love everything... Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2015
    10
    If you love destruction, cinematic action, and cars, this will definitely be the race for you. You'll be sucked in, and when the joy ride isIf you love destruction, cinematic action, and cars, this will definitely be the race for you. You'll be sucked in, and when the joy ride is over, you'll want more of it. I keep wanting a sequel of this game every dang day! Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    Wow this game is crazy with all the explosion crashing buildings changing roads never seen something like this. Also the concept car are veryWow this game is crazy with all the explosion crashing buildings changing roads never seen something like this. Also the concept car are very well made not be suppressed if some of them can become real cars.
    This how games supposed to be with fun crazy imagination always make you smile. Is so unrated and is better than burnout, to bad they didn't make a sequel.
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  4. Feb 21, 2011
    9
    Fast, action packed, and exciting like an Arnie movie. Graphics and sound are great. Gameplay is good but the only annoyance was the way theFast, action packed, and exciting like an Arnie movie. Graphics and sound are great. Gameplay is good but the only annoyance was the way the cars lock into an artificial power slide around corners. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2011
    9
    This is a thrilling and action-packed game! All the different game modes are great and add variety. Graphics look great, especially theThis is a thrilling and action-packed game! All the different game modes are great and add variety. Graphics look great, especially the explosions (which are plentiful!). Unfortunately the only real progression in this game is unlocking new cars and tracks, etc., no real customization of cars, which isn't actually a big deal. It's also pretty hard to find a multiplayer match, which is a shame, but overall, this is great game, especially for the current price of $20. Expand
  6. May 2, 2014
    8
    This game is really nice with its crazyness, building falling right and left and exploding bridges. Drive and charming effects!
    The only bad
    This game is really nice with its crazyness, building falling right and left and exploding bridges. Drive and charming effects!
    The only bad thing is boredom, which comes after playing it for more then 6-8 hours, but you some I get bored myself in all (practically) driving games, because I don't feel like pressing the forward button watching my speed. Although, I'm a BIG fan of Flatout, Ignite and other games, in which crashes and whacking the opponent's care rewards the player even more then coming to the finish first.
    I think everyone who loves explosions must play this. And who doesn't love 'em?
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  7. Aug 14, 2012
    3
    This game is appealing for the first 3-4 hours, because of it's great visuals, nice music and all the action, but that is all there is to it.This game is appealing for the first 3-4 hours, because of it's great visuals, nice music and all the action, but that is all there is to it. There are no tactics in this game, it's oversimplified and boring. The PC version is simply bad. The multiplayer is unbalanced, there are no car classes, so everyone uses the fastest cars. There are no Free DLC cars for the PC. Very high graphics settings heat up your videocard. Expand

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