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. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire way through. It's an amazing rush. [Nov 2001, p.155]
  2. A little "Tony Hawk," a little "SF Rush 2049," and a lot of "Wipeout" mixed together perfectly to form one of the best racers in a while.
  3. 85
    It’s a fast-paced, adrenaline rush kind of game, and it’s really quite difficult, but that should just mean it’ll keep you busy for a while.
  4. Takes an established genre and gives it an SSX-style touch. Wipeout fans everywhere should give this game a try.
  5. The unique racing experience offered here stands out from the pack of futuristic titles with high-speed action and gorgeous graphics.
  6. The 2-player aspect of the game is limited by the poor field of view (which would have been better handled with an i-link and two TVs), but the single player mode is serious futuristic racing at it's best.
  7. The slammin' soundtrack and an engaging trick system overcome a somewhat inconsistent framerate to make Kinetica more interesting than most its competitors.
  8. With a limited number of tracks and hidden riders to expand the game, you may find that it’s biggest challenge will be keeping you interested past the rental return date.
  9. 80
    It's a very fast and fun racing game, as well as a very challenging one.
  10. Game Informer
    80
    A graphically impressive, inventive racing title that is somewhat diminished by slightly erratic control and lack of depth. [Nov 2001, p.108]
  11. Not only is it superior to the competition in every graphical aspect, it's superior in every gameplay aspect, too. Heck, it practically annihilates "Extreme G3" and the last two "F-Zero" games released.
  12. It’s the perfect game for men who like speed and men who like thongs (and you know who you are). We can only imagine that Kinetica 2 will feature racing car women who secrete beer.
  13. Kinetica has done bold new things with track design and playability, as well as giving gamers the sugar rush of speed that racing game fans crave.
  14. A cool game that's been suspended from greatness due to its less-than-stellar track design, lame weapons and stunts that are often not as cool as they should be.
  15. While the core of the game is pretty bland, the trick system is excellent.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#42 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 »