• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2001
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The best racing game of the year..."Gran Turismo 2" and "3" are just as good, but they are definitely not better than Splashdown.
  2. One of the best looking water games with lots of tricky entertainment and wet fun for everyone, newbie and pro, to enjoy.
  3. 90
    As long as you don’t mind a slightly more technical feel and a hefty challenge, you’ll find the best thing to happen with jetskis since the N64’s Wave Race.
  4. If you like your racing fast, fun, highly controllable and mouth-wateringly gorgeous to look at, however, then this is definitely one title you want to add to your pool of games.
  5. GameCube's Wave Race will receive the hype this holiday season, but Splashdown's sexy curves and what it can do with them are much more appealing to me. [Dec 2001, p.95]
  6. The graphics are fresh and the water effects are fantastic. You’ll find it hard to get bored of this title.
  7. Each of the 9 riders has their own ending movie which is well worth the effort to unlock.
  8. 88
    Highly addictive...Even after having played in the area of 20 hours of this game, I still find myself distracted by just how good it looks.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    2
    This game was not very good. Great looking water and realistic physics. I played waverunner on 64 and was able to do fine in that. I playThis game was not very good. Great looking water and realistic physics. I played waverunner on 64 and was able to do fine in that. I play numerous racing games but it was impossible to get past the 2nd level in this game on normal mode. I always had full turbo and never made mistakes but people in last place were faster than me and everyone was perfect at only the 2nd level. Stick with waverunner and enjoy it. Full Review »
  2. KennyB.
    Jun 16, 2009
    5
    It gets a 5 for the very pretty graphics. It's probably not as bad as I think it is, but I've been spoiled by the title thatIt gets a 5 for the very pretty graphics. It's probably not as bad as I think it is, but I've been spoiled by the title that pioneered water racing games called Waverace. Waverace Blue Storm was great, but Waverace 64 was epic. Splashdown feels like I'm driving a hovercraft over the water instead of a jet ski in the water. Full Review »
  3. SamF.
    May 10, 2005
    10
    GREAT boat racing game..Realisitic water and effects..