Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jan 23, 2013
    85
    However, while Fuel Overdose has its flaws it is still a good deal for its money. If you can get over one map having clipping issues, ignore the sound, and not care about story (it's a racing game after all) then you should find a nice cheap game that provides a lot of fun entertainment. And isn't that what video games are all about?
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    While it did have sporadic bursts of fun, Fuel Overdose sadly falls flat.
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    64
    For the most part, Fuel Overdose is a decent game that is hindered by some glaring problems.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    62
    Mixing action and racing can't really be considered something original, but it's always a good start if you know what you are doing. Fuel Overdose is not that innovative, and it won't get us hooked, but it can give us some fun moments due to its varied and crazy courses.
  5. Mar 20, 2013
    61
    A good game doesn't have to be carefully crafted to be entertaining. As Fuel Overdose demonstrates, sometimes the fun comes from the design mistakes. As a top down racing experience it offers frenetic action at the expense of constant control issues and glitches that promise frustration, but even though the chaos ensures a sense of pleasure since you can mess with everything, everywhere. Sadly, character design and presentation are kind of archaic.
  6. Mar 6, 2013
    60
    Fuel Overdose is a huge disappointment and a sloppy game as a whole.
  7. Jan 4, 2013
    60
    A mediocre racing/action game with tactical elements and a couple of good ideas. Hard to master but with several game modes. Maybe next time, I-Friqiya!
  8. Jan 2, 2013
    60
    Fuel Overdose is a top-down arcade racer full of potentially good ideas...poorly implemented.
  9. Apr 21, 2013
    59
    I found that frustrating handling overshadowed the plethora of content in what would otherwise be an enjoyable racer.
  10. 55
    If you are looking for a top-down car combat racer with a ton of content for a relatively low cost this could be a title to check out, but if you are looking for a well polished game that does not need a number of hours to crack the surface, you should probably pass.
  11. Jan 7, 2013
    55
    Fuel Overdose is an arcade racing game undermined by gameplay problems and technical issues.
  12. Mar 19, 2013
    50
    Fuel Overdose is a clear take on a classic, old-school, top-down racer with weapons games that were much more common in the 90's. Its nostalgic approach is enriched with very neat ideas like the grappling hook or remote mines, but it's also visible in terms of production values. Despite its visual shortcomings, little bugs and imperfections, it's typically the kind of little indy game that could become a dear and memorable experience, if only it didn't lack a local multiplayer, or players in its online multiplayer.
  13. Mar 14, 2013
    50
    All in all, Fuel Overdose has a ton of replay value for those willing to look past its warts, especially for the price point.
  14. Jan 14, 2013
    50
    Fuel Overdose is the pure definition of average. Nothing really shines about it and nothing ever feels exiting.
  15. Jan 9, 2013
    50
    Fuel Overdose is enjoyable in small chunks, but chronic camera issues let it down. The title simply tries to do too much, and it lacks focus as result. With a little more refinement, this could have been an original and compelling release – but in its current guise, it feels like a missed opportunity instead.
  16. Jan 7, 2013
    50
    Chaotic action can be fun, but Fuel Overdose takes the concept too far. Local multiplayer would be an obvious highlight if it actually existed, but the lack of that and the sloppy controls, annoying camera and boring levels makes this game somewhat frustrating.
  17. Dec 20, 2012
    50
    Simply put, Fuel Overdose can't figure out what it wants to be, and that's a shame.
  18. Mar 5, 2013
    40
    Once you get past the (incredibly frustrating) first hour or two, earn some cash, and buy or upgrade a few cars, it's an OK combat-racing game that's hamstrung by its appalling camera and handicapped AI, and both of those sabotage any satisfaction you might actually get from the game.
  19. Gameplay is sandwiched between terrible cut-scenes. [Feb 2013, p.104]
  20. Apr 1, 2013
    30
    And that sums it up. Fuel Overdose is a game full of wrong turns. From art direction to gameplay, lacking story to lacking track design, it’s a game that never really finds its way to anything that even resembles mediocrity.
  21. Dec 21, 2012
    30
    On paper, Fuel Overdose sounds like the perfect arcade blast to dip into for half an hour whenever you feel the urge. Unfortunately, the reality is a lot less impressive, leaving us with a game that is deeply flawed in several key areas.
  22. Mar 6, 2013
    16
    Bottom line, this is just a bad, bad game, and there's no reason whatsoever why you should even consider buying it.
User Score
1.5

Overwhelming dislike- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 15, 2013
    6
    The game have some potential (good gameplay,decent story for a racing game custom soundtracks bonus and cheap price) but it is obstructed by non-functioning (or empty) online lacking AI and ridiculous Money Grinding. Full Review »