Kinetica PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2001
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. 70
    Despite its setbacks, Kinetica is a decent racer that’s worth trying—it offers a phenomenal visual rush into new age racing.
  2. A unique trick system combined with beautiful graphic design are enough to give it a whirl. Difficult is the key word.
  3. 70
    No matter how you stack it, Kinetica plays like "F-Zero" and "SSX"’s evil offspring. Taking the best of both games, Sony has made a great genre slightly better.
  4. The interesting character design and unique stunt system set it apart from the pack, but the fluctuating frame rate, track design issues, and poor sensation of speed hold it back from being a really good futuristic racing game.
  5. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    There are fleeting moments when you’ll have absolutely no idea where you are or what just happened before eventually realizing that it’s impossible to really wipe out or "come off" the track. [Dec 2001, p.105]
  6. The changes Kinetica introduces into the formula are so miniscule, for the most part, that only a true connoisseur would notice or care.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 23, 2011
    7
    Basically is weird, weird dudes with racing suits was a new idea for the racing genre. The pace is regular, and it gets a little repetitive,Basically is weird, weird dudes with racing suits was a new idea for the racing genre. The pace is regular, and it gets a little repetitive, because there isn't any adrenaline or addiction to it. Santa Monica Studio really could get a new chance to introduce us, a new sequel or a remake. Kinetica has potential to be a new way of racing set with cool ideas. Full Review »
  2. AdamDeVito
    Mar 26, 2006
    10
    All around good game... little short though.
  3. KristyS.
    Oct 26, 2003
    8
    My boyfriend and I love to compete i this game. We have found that out-doing each other's record times in ech track is both fun andMy boyfriend and I love to compete i this game. We have found that out-doing each other's record times in ech track is both fun and competitive. We just want to know, what's next??? Full Review »