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  • Summary: Choose your car. Paint it, polish it, and personalize it. Build it up with new components, giant spoilers and reinforced fenders. Supercharge it. Fill it with nitrous. Take it to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. You're at the back of the pack, grid position sixteen. Fifteen cars ahead of you, polished until they gleam. Your primary objective is to take first place. Your secondary objective? Run everyone else off the road. Crunch them into the barrier. Rip, shred and tear sheet metal from their frames, leaving burning engine blocks and melted tires in your wake. The last driver with four wheels wins. Then do it again... Online. Customize and personalize a garage full of cars with everything from paint schemes, to rims & spoilers, to nitrous and more. Cause extreme crashes and dodge on-track wreckage as you engage in high speed, high danger driving through the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. Compete in multiplayer destruction with or against 16 total players online featuring a variety of modes like last-man-standing, bomb tag and more. Replay the mayhem with multi-angle player-controlled cameras set up throughout the courses. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. To jump online and totally beat the crap out of someone else's ride? That doesn't smack of fun to you?
  2. A few opportunities have been missed, however, most obvious of which is the rather small number of tracks, given their individual lengths.
  3. Although the single player campaign is fairly in depth in terms of adding parts to your cars and offering quite a number of tracks, the fact you only have four cars to choose from really hurts the game in the long run as does the way the game becomes relatively hard very quickly.
  4. At a mere twenty dollars, the game may just be worth the frustrating elements and rather awkward beginnings just to get to the juicy core of the game. And with a bevy of features, the game does offer quite a lot for its price.
  5. The control is surprisingly solid, the graphics are fairly smooth. [Holiday 2004, p.98]
  6. The physics and collision detection are adequate for minor collisions, but are cartoony and simply laughable in major ones.
  7. Track design is unimaginative, the cars look like they're made of plastic, it's not fast, and the gameplay structure feels clumsy and unfinished. [Dec 2004, p.128]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3