HSX HyperSonic.Xtreme PlayStation 2

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
Buy On
  1. If this game didn't have such a robust (yes, that's right, robust) track creation engine, then HSX would only be worth a weekend rental.
  2. The real icing on the cake here though is the incredibly flexible track editor that comes with the game. Not only is extremely complete and fully functional, it is also very easy to use and administer.
  3. Just about the only thing that makes this a somewhat interesting title is the Create Track mode that allows you go get as creative as you want ... and it’s easy to use as well.
  4. If you have younger kids and you want to get them something safe to play, easy to learn, and won’t break the bank than Hypersonic Extreme may be the title to check out.
  5. 50
    Feels like a cheap game... The editor, and just about every other aspect of the game needs to be fleshed out a lot more to be a worthwhile game.
  6. 48
    Isn't worth the cost of an Extra Value Meal, let alone two.
  7. Because of the inconsistent graphics and horrible, horrible physics in HSX, the game is virtually unplayable by anybody.
  8. Someone over at Blade Interactive must have been asleep at the wheel when coding this game's sound effects and music.
  9. 60
    From the look of the graphics to the general feel of the gameplay, we've seen this before -- with the exception of the track editor. But it's not really enough to make the game stand out from the rest of the pack.
  10. PSM Magazine
    50
    Overall, HSX isn't too bad, but it's definitely behind the times in terms of polygon count, special effects, control, and other such things. [Apr 2003, p.42]
  11. Game Informer
    73
    A nice little blue light special for racing fans. [Mar 2003, p.83]
  12. Issues like an AI that is a non-factor while racing and gameplay that appears borrowed without any improvements or updates all chip away at its appeal.
  13. Despite the average graphics, sound, and gameplay length, HSX: HyperSonic Extreme is a great racing game that will keep you mesmerized for as long as you play it.
  14. The lack of weapons really hurts this game big time.
  15. Cheat Code Central
    60
    What the game suffers from is an overwhelming lack of personality. The vehicles are generic looking, even for the future, and the rest of the game feels as empty as the abandoned cities the tracks encircle.
  16. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    If you think toying around with the track editor sounds like $10 worth of fun, check this out. If not, don't bother. [Apr 2003, p.87]
  17. Play Magazine
    50
    Sure, it's fast and the courses have all the dips and loops that one would expect, but there's no satisfaction in the piloting of the craft. [Jan 2003, p.79]
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JohnScott
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    This game ROCKS!!! The game is all about speed. The track editor has unlimited posibilities in the game. You can choose from all over the This game ROCKS!!! The game is all about speed. The track editor has unlimited posibilities in the game. You can choose from all over the world, and I mean anyhere in the world! And when you pick it you will start building your track. like most level editors like in tony hawk, the track building is total manual control. meaning turning the degrees of your track up or down,left,right,side to side. just how to explain how you make the track is put all of those words that I just said and mix it up. I dont know,its kinda difficult just how the track building works. but its totally like you never seen before. and its vary easy to do. and it has a tutorials so you can lern about the track editor and its easy to lern. its like a 2 step generation of level editors of this day. you can aso put scenery on your track. like different bridges style and a audience and lights on your track and buidings and trees and bill boards and many other stuff. and you can move these objects in any angle and in the world. and you can change the time and weather and track themes. and you can change the ground to snowy or braked earth, themes like that. and you can change the track style to by different track textures and waves on the track and track barriers styles and track barrier height and even to invisible track. it aso has a highlighter track thing to put stuff like that. the game is actually easy! Just press the R2 or L2 for when you are going too fast or hard turns. makes the game a lot easer for me. there's sooo much I havent explained about the track editor but trust me its ReaIIIILLLY BIG!!! so if you like the fucherictic racing with fast speeds and big jumps that just make you feel,wooh! and the EXSLUSIVE! track editor than this is your game! you will probly not find it in stores now but look on ebay. you will find it there. just make sure it has a 100% feed back and in good condition. Full Review »
  2. JigganisZig
    Aug 3, 2004
    9
    I like this game very much. The trak editor alone is a reason to buy this game. You could imagine its like F-zero. Eee-yeap. The racing is I like this game very much. The trak editor alone is a reason to buy this game. You could imagine its like F-zero. Eee-yeap. The racing is fun, although when you go too fast or go over certain parts of track, the steering goes outta control, and it was intentional in the game. You get used to it. The trak editor is very fun to play with. Ive spent 40 hours on it so far and i have just started playing the game (well i beat all the races.) The races are very hard even on easy mode. Its pretty frustrating. and you have to race to get more Track editor features. But in the end, it is good. and its $10. Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    9
    I love these kind of racing games and there are only two of its kind, and that' s f-zero x. This is a great game for a starting price of I love these kind of racing games and there are only two of its kind, and that' s f-zero x. This is a great game for a starting price of 10 bucks, so because it is so cheap i would recommend it. You can also makeyour own cups and tracks which can be very fun. Full Review »