Shox PlayStation 2

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. 90
    Requires a bit of fancy powersliding, but it feels a lot more natural and comfortable here than it does in other games - the controls really respond well.
  2. Still, with superb controls, well-designed courses and a structure riddled with extra incentives, there are few better arcade racers than Shox on the PS2.
  3. Most importantly, Shox offers an exhilarating sense of speed which, in the end, is what draws many of us to racing games in the first place.
  4. 81
    The interesting Shox Zone system and impressive list of unlockables make it one of the more addictive arcade driving games available.
  5. Shox has such a simple, intuitive concept that anyone can get into and enjoy, but the gambling, damage models, and relative ease of the game can contribute to slight boredom after a while.
  6. Play Magazine
    80
    Big on fun, big on energy, and big on speed. For this style of racing, Shox has no equal. [Nov 2002, p.83]
  7. Emphasis is placed on speed, power-slides and in the traditional EA BIG manner getting your blood pumping through a mixture of big-beat music and intense action; on this front Shox does not disappoint.
  8. PSM Magazine
    80
    Finally an arcade-style rally game that's extremely fast, controls great, and is easy to get into. [Dec 2002, p.52]
  9. It has a lot of flash, but it backs it up with a good amount of substance.
  10. 78
    Visually incredible and entertaining for a short amount of time, there's a lot to like in this little racer.
  11. A bit rough around the edges, and the controls are too sluggish for today's high standards.
  12. Game Informer
    73
    The physics are so over-the-top and the steering so loose that the races are essentially one big power slide. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    It's old-fashioned, unpretentious fun, but fun that might be better suited to something that wasn't full price. [Dec 2002, p.218]
  14. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    A little too simple. [Dec 2002, p.172]
  15. Shox’s handful of self-titled innovations (Shox Zone, Shox wave, etc.) and good-looking engine can’t quite save it from its repetitive three-lap gameplay, cheating A.I. and sticker Shox price tag (sorry, couldn’t help it!).
  16. 60
    Betting for cars adds a great deal of tension to the proceedings and its sense of speed is impressive. Questionable physics and a lack of track variety, however, keep it from attaining greatness.
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DanK.
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    This is a really fun game with great grahics and excellent controls....give it a try and you will have a lot of fun!!!