Fatal Inertia EX PlayStation 3

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. Fatal Inertia EX is reminiscent of a top-shelf, budget-priced kart racer. It doesn't pretend to be more, and that I can live with.
  2. 72
    There's nothing too special about Fatal Inertia EX. It's fun and definitely has its moments, but it could run a lot better.
  3. As a fairly cheap (fifteen quid) racer, it’ll probably do until Motorstorm: Pacific Rift and floaty-ship-racing-game-beginning-with-W turns up, although the futuristic trappings and weak techno soundtrack do it few favours in terms of comparison to other, better, racers out there.
  4. 70
    An enjoyable game, if a little shallow. It is nothing particularly innovative and almost feels like a portable game, owing to the lack of real depth. However it is an exciting and fun diversion, and definitely worth the budget online price for a racer with something a little different to offer.
  5. It is not a must-have title, by any means, but it does have some entertainment value.
  6. Improvements over the original release of this sci-fi racer don't make up for its floaty controls and poor item balance.
  7. 65
    What’s really funny about all of this is that WipEout HD is going to be released in September, just a couple of months after Fatal Inertia. Therefore, you may as well just hold off buying a futuristic racer until then.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    64
    It has the power, but lacks the performance. [July 2008, p.78]
  9. 60
    This updated, retooled (and downloadable, $30) version of the blazing fast hovercraft battle racer sports eight new tracks, tighter controls, sharper visuals and a new training section where all of you panic-prone Cougars out there can now hone your skills and become the Mavericks of your dreams – minus the killer abs and with a bit more Star Wars than you were probably expecting.
  10. Most of the problems stem from the fact that it remains a muddled, undiscerning diner at the racing game buffet table, trying to cram its plate with sleek supersonic futuristic racing, rough and tumble rally racing and knockabout arcade power-up kart racing all at the same time.
  11. Fatal Inertia EX is a solid enough racer, but it doesn't merit as much attention when compared to other racing titles on the PS3. And being a PSN title, the price point might be a bit steep for players to take a chance on, which also severely diminishes the quality of the multiplayer modes.
  12. Overall, an average racing game that holds some fun but, for the money, alternatives exist on the PS3 that are far more enjoyable.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    5
    Not a bad game but what does it want exactly? Not enough depth for it to be a racer but too much skill is needed for it to be a cart racer.Not a bad game but what does it want exactly? Not enough depth for it to be a racer but too much skill is needed for it to be a cart racer. Besides: why is this game not in 4 player split screen.
    A had fun for a while and then it got dull on my own.
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  2. Nov 16, 2014
    4
    Terrible AI. It doesn't matter if you're a world-class pro, the game will keep the opponents immediately behind you. It doesn't matter ifTerrible AI. It doesn't matter if you're a world-class pro, the game will keep the opponents immediately behind you. It doesn't matter if there are more opportune targets, the AI will save its weapons to ensure the player doesn't place on the podium. Couple this with bugs that mean the game doesn't always actually count your successes, and it's a very frustrating experience. Full Review »
  3. js
    Jul 9, 2008
    1
    one of the dullest racing games i've ever played. no skill to it at all, just hold down x and steer your hovercraft thing through gates.one of the dullest racing games i've ever played. no skill to it at all, just hold down x and steer your hovercraft thing through gates. you can "strafe" and use weapons and brake and go up and down, but theres never any reason to unless you are bored (which is likely). looks nice but there is a lot more to a game than presentation. Full Review »