Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. In the long run, I'd suggest that you pass this game by and save your money for one of the hotter releases later this season.
  2. It’s like playing with Hot Wheels when you’ve grown up with Matchbox racers. Variety aside, there’s not much in the way of style.
  3. The car sounds are just a bit bland with hardly any exciting over the top effects. The announcer is quite a smartass but not really in a funny way.

Awards & Rankings

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#73 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    10
    An unbeatable arcade racer that features power-ups, stunts, and a tremendous amount of speed. Highly underrated as well, this game has zeroAn unbeatable arcade racer that features power-ups, stunts, and a tremendous amount of speed. Highly underrated as well, this game has zero downfalls that I can think of. The ai are always keeping you on the edge of your seat. People complain about arcade racers having rubber banding ai, and Rumble Racing's ai doesn't seem to have it, but rather it plays at a constant pace based on what difficulty level you select, which is a great idea for people who are new to arcade racers! Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Aug 13, 2006
    10
    A very underappreciated PS2 classic. This is the game that the entire Hot Wheels series is trying (but failing) to be. Tight arcade-style A very underappreciated PS2 classic. This is the game that the entire Hot Wheels series is trying (but failing) to be. Tight arcade-style controls + ridiculously fun stunts + an amazing sense of speed = one incredibly fun game. Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Dec 16, 2004
    6
    The elastic band ai here somewhat ruins a decent game. It doesn't seem to matter how fast you move, the ai cars will be right behind The elastic band ai here somewhat ruins a decent game. It doesn't seem to matter how fast you move, the ai cars will be right behind you. It leads to a lot of controller throwing if you don't race smooth right before the finish line. I'd probably rate this an 8 if the ai didn't cheat so bad. Full Review »