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  • Summary: Select from more than 30 unique post-apocalyptic style vehicles to experience the ultimate ride in vehicular combat. Destroy your opponents throughout three enormous living and destructible cities. Engage in more than 30 core missions and numerous side missions as you roam the streets and instigate anarchy. Run over, impale, shoot and splatter both innocent and armed pedestrians in multiple ways, inciting riots. Gain the necessary reputation to work your way up from a vagrant to an overlord and develop a gang following that will provide additional protection. Face-off against seven rival gangs, killing the members of some while gaining the respect of others. Collect salvaged parts from destroyed vehicles to unlock hidden items such as nitrous thrust, armor plating and death match arenas. Participate in scavenger hunts and find the blueprints necessary to build the ultimate weapons and vehicles. Use the dynamic radio system to be forewarned of bounties on your head, to receive mission tips, in addition to using the multiple stations to tune into a variety of rock, rap and heavy metal hits. [Midway] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Roadkill is the s---. Its combination of vehicular-action and mission-based gameplay make it one of the most well designed cross-genre titles of the year.
  2. 80
    Detailed textures and a fast frame rate let you savor the disturbing damage, and the precise controls never fail.
  3. A deep, well written, good-looking and designed game that comes close to the greatness of any of the games it imitates.
  4. The overly simplistic gameplay, re-hashed visuals, unbalanced level design, and generic storyline all factor in to make this hybrid of yesteryears best selling, finest games, a low rent middle class knock off. Nevertheless, the sheer visceral excitement of blowing stuff up and witnessing ultra-violent, unapologetically brutal cut-scenes and road rage is hard to deny.
  5. Probably the first real unabashed "GTA" clone that manages to still work well on its own merits. Definitely worth a rental, and for those that really dig the motif, probably not a bad buy either.
  6. If you live with your mother, smoke pot, watch wrestling, can’t vote, and love The Cramps or have a big brother who does, you will likely have a blast with this game. Not only can you get your violence fix by yourself on a Wednesday night, but you and your friends can have fun wrecking each other in the 4-player split-screen.
  7. Take one part "Grand Theft Auto" and one part car combat game "Twisted Metal Black." Mix, ingest, and vomit. Stare wistfully into bowl. What could have been a great game—car carnage with heavy artillery against gangs in cities devastated by a mysterious plague—is only mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MarkO.
    Apr 19, 2004
    10
    Funniest game ever!
  2. DaveT.
    Oct 1, 2003
    10
    Funny as hell!!!!!
  3. TomB.
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    If you enjoy Twisted Metal Black 'AND' GTA then you'll love this game if you only like GTA, then you'll be dissapointed, it's more Twisted Metal with elements of GTA in it. If you enjoy both games, then this is a 9 out of 10 game for you. Expand
  4. MikeC.
    Dec 15, 2005
    8
    "Roadkill" is surprisingly fun, despite being one of the most unoriginal games ever. The combat is pure "Twisted Metal" (although not nearly as good), while the presentation- the soundtrack, the characters, even the text boxes- SCREAM "GTA." In fact, this game is the biggest "GTA" rip-off I've ever played, and that includes "True Crime." With that said, "Roadkill" is very engaging and, as I said, very fun. The main missions are good (although the story is "eh" at best), but the sidemissions really make the game great. I got it about a year ago for $8 or so on eBay, and you should get it, too. It's actually quite worth it. Expand
  5. SamaelH.
    Jan 16, 2005
    4
    Something needs to be said up front - this game isn't mature. If you've often thought videogame women needed to be more expedable, and were confused by the twists and turns of any given Grand Theft Auto plot, then welcome aboard. Crank up the music, skip past the cinemas (you won't miss a thing), and make the hero drive through hookers like you're satan's lawnmower - there are no consequences. For those who can look past the 12 year old serial killer in training mentality, the gameplay is vintage car combat jousting. Rogue Trip vets may have more than a few flashbacks. Expand