Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2003
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Filled with such a carefree and upbeat attitude, from the movie-quoting riders to the ridiculous courses featuring cannon-blasting pirate ships, rampaging dinosaurs, and rollicking waves, that it’s easy to forgive any shortcomings.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    I've never seen a game with such intolerable loading times. [Oct 2003, p.142]
  3. 60
    The bonuses left us dissatisfied. Sure, new outfits and craft are cool, but they lose their novelty if they don't help your performance. You can earn enough points to buy a hot new ride, but the upgrade is purely cosmetic.
  4. games(TM)
    60
    A fast and relatively action-packed water-based arcade racer that's more wacky than something like "Wave Race: Blue Storm" and has stupidly over-the-top stunts but still enough realism in terms of the physics to make it worth a look over other 'normal' racing titles. Three words? It's a renter. [Oct 2003, p.123]
  5. GMR Magazine
    70
    A solid title, but not what it could have been. [Oct 2003, p.76]
  6. PSM Magazine
    60
    A decent game for players new to the genre, but there is little to be found behind its shiny façade. [Oct 2003, p.38]
  7. The only problem is, just as the visual style has been ramped up and reduced to looking like an episode of an anodyne Saturday morning cartoon, the gameplay has been reduced to fit.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. AdamB.
    Aug 11, 2003
    10
    Blows the original out of the water.
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    8
    Great game. Worth picking up on ebay. I think the animations and artwork are better than whats on the PS3 nowadays. The physics of the wavesGreat game. Worth picking up on ebay. I think the animations and artwork are better than whats on the PS3 nowadays. The physics of the waves aren't as dynamic as wave race and a lot of events in the game are scripted, but its more of an adventure arcade type title. The unlockables and levels are amazing!!! Just get this game if you like adventure racers, which are hardly made anymore. This game is just behind SSX tricky in fun. There are a lot of hidden things to keep you coming back. The characters are good. Just try it out! Full Review »
  3. BrookeM.
    May 30, 2006
    10
    i think this game is cool. but for the cheat codes, where do i put them? anyways, it is fun.