Smash Cars PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Metro3D
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2003
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Smash Cars isn't going to appeal to everyone, but its easy-to-pick-up style of play, often absurdly amusing level design, and budget price tag make it a worthwhile purchase or rental for any RC or kart racing fan.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    Some slowdown and an oddly inconsistent trick system hurt the game, but it's still good, clean fun. [Aug 2003, p.101]
  3. PSM Magazine
    70
    If games like "R/C Pro Am" or "Re-Volt" sound like your idea of the perfect racing game, however, Metro 3D's little speedster could be made for you. [Aug 2003, p.32]
  4. Despite the lack of smashes, it’s sill a fun game to play thanks to the undemanding and bouncy handling of the R/C cars.
  5. 60
    Offers no meaningful reason why you should pick it up over other four-wheeled fun. $30 price tag or no, with better titles like "Re-Volt" buried in bargain bins across the nation, you're better off making tracks in a different direction.
  6. Harmless and basic in both look and execution, Smash Cars lacks a hook compelling enough to make it standout when compared to already-discounted quality RC videogames like "Re-Volt" and "Stunt GP."
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    It delivers ho-hum RC racing that, true to the title, involves inadvertently smashing into things...and that's about it. [Aug 2003, p.112]
  8. 50
    The RC-racing theme has been done better by other games, the trick levels feel bolted on rather than being integral to gameplay, and they're also very limited.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MikeR
    Nov 20, 2009
    7
    If you loved Re-volt and want an alternative you could do a lot worse than Smash Cars.
  2. MartinH.
    Sep 24, 2003
    9
    It is pretty nice if you like racing games.
  3. MikeT.
    May 21, 2003
    9
    Nice game. Played it at E3.