Splashdown PlayStation 2

  • 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
Buy On
  1. A great choice for those seeking a fun, arcade-style racer, but it also has enough depth and variety to keep players interested beyond the first few hours of play.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    It strikes a perfect balance between racing and aerial trickery so one doesn’t overshadow the other – they’re equally important. [Jan 2002, p.220]
  3. 70
    It's difficult to remember which tricks you’ve performed in a race, and which ones have yet to be done... It would have been nice to have stunts “reset” after a while.

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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..