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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Sep 27, 2011
    4
    This game is fun for about an hour or two and then the glaring weaknesses and lack of polish shine through. First off, to make it so the police are always with you there is glaringly obvious rubber band AI so that when you drive perfectly they do the same and can always catch up to you no matter what you do. They always get to be faster than you to. This discourages trying to drive well orThis game is fun for about an hour or two and then the glaring weaknesses and lack of polish shine through. First off, to make it so the police are always with you there is glaringly obvious rubber band AI so that when you drive perfectly they do the same and can always catch up to you no matter what you do. They always get to be faster than you to. This discourages trying to drive well or with skill because it won't matter. The next problem is the damage modeling. In a game about driving over hills and doing jumps, it actually DAMAGES your car when you drive over hills and get the slightest bit of air, even if you land cleanly on ALL 4 WHEELS! What do they want you to do since the game is about driving on sloping terrain and you can't drive slowly because you have timed objectives and the rubber band AI is always right behind you. They obviously do this to make it harder, as well as making you do 7 drops in 1 without a slight mistake or you have to start all over again, just to make the game longer. This is synthetic length because it is just you restarting the mission over and over which is a cheap and unwanted trick and a waste of time. Finally is the physics, another major factor of the game and something they manage to screw up. I would constant drive into a hill expecting to go up it only to run straight into it as if it were a wall. Other times I would land on two wheels with my other 2 just off the ground and instead of them falling after I would stay on the other two as if I had landed sideways and I would flip over. Other times my car would flip in the air for no reason. This is some of the worst physics I have ever seen in a game that it should be spot-on. Add to that lack of variety and repetitive boring missions and you have yourself a bad example of a launch game. Expand
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It’s about time someone used an SUV for more than hauling brats to soccer practice.
  2. It is one of the “must have” launch titles. You won’t be disappointed.
  3. The gameplay is solid, the graphics are on par with the upper echelon of current games, and sound is very respectable.