Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    87
    If you're looking to get your race on without asphalt, then you need to get nail'd.
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    85
    And if nothing else, the sheer speed alone has me wanting to come back to this game. So pick up a controller, strap on your helmet, and hold on to your butts because Nail'd will give you the ride of your life.
  3. Dec 1, 2010
    84
    This is one hell of a stress reliever.
  4. Apr 18, 2011
    81
    In the end, Nail'd may not be the most original game on the PS3 or XBox 360 for that matter but it does provide a good old fashioned off-road racer that may not win anything for originality but it does provide a high speed alternative to the influx of road racers at present.
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    Nail'd is a rollercoaster from the second you load the game. Absurd track designs, insane jumps, and crazy speed, combined with a great soundtrack, will keep you busy for hours at a time. Nail'd may not be even remotely realistic, but it sure is fun, despite minor flaws.
  6. Dec 1, 2010
    80
    We're hoping people do discover what a gem Nail'd is, because with a bustling online community the multiplayer could become addictive despite the game setup issues. Even so, the game is a wonderfully unique racer that really stands out even based solely on its single-player component.
  7. Nov 30, 2010
    80
    The simple verdict regarding nail'd is that the game is a blast to play. It may not be the be-all, end-all, ultimate driving experience, but it is a damn fine racer for anyone who wants to go fast and fly high. If that's you, go get nail'd.
  8. Nov 30, 2010
    80
    Creating a fast racing experience sounds like a fundamental requirement of any racing title, but Nail'd isn't just a game that blows by low expectations. It's a focused experience that sticks to a tight racing line and captures the essence of speed in a flash.
  9. Jan 11, 2011
    78
    nail'd is an over the top racegame that takes you to the most extreme off-road environments to race in. The gameplay is cool and really, really fast. Nail'd is a game you can buy if you like MotorStorm for example, the only sad part is that the game is a bit limited in the gameplay.
  10. Dec 11, 2010
    75
    Nail'd is arcade driving taken to the extreme. A fun game over all, which engages you tu run and jump at incredible velocities.
  11. Dec 17, 2010
    72
    Nail'd is a good arcade racer that will have you doing crazy stunts and going way too fast.
  12. Fun in small doses... it's a good knockabout title. [June 2011 p.74]
  13. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    There is a lot of fun to be had with the game; it's fast, there's a fair amount of content, and two different styles of vehicle to master. Unfortunately it's plagued with issues which can spoil the experience somewhat. If you feel you can handle these issues, then go out and get yourself nail'd… damn it!
  14. Jan 23, 2011
    70
    Its clear tendency towards the arcade end of the off-road spectrum may disappoint some racing fans, but if you're not among them Nail'd will definitely guarantee you hours of fun and intense over the top action.
  15. Jan 20, 2011
    70
    The arcade side of the offroad experience: you won't like it if you're an MX vs ATV fan, but it's still good fun. Could've been way better with a decent collision system and some more polish.
  16. Fast fun for fans of ridiculous racing. [Feb 2011, p.87]
  17. Nov 30, 2010
    70
    But despite its lack of any real innovation or complexity, Nail'd succeeds in being one of the most approachable and entertaining racers of the year.
  18. Jan 12, 2011
    66
    The game is very easy, and won't take you very long to whiz through.
  19. Jan 18, 2011
    65
    Nail'd doesn't stand out among other off-road racing games. There are to many issues that will cause a lot of frustration. This game focusses on speed but still feels a little slow. Nail'd fails to achieve a certain quality so just wait and pick it up later for a bargain.
  20. Jan 24, 2011
    61
    It's often repetitive, it's customisation mechanic feels tacked on, and it takes a good few hours to come out of its shell, but nail'd eventually emerges as a fun racer. [Issue#201, p.95]
  21. Feb 7, 2011
    60
    Starts out fun but soon becomes a tedious exercise as one 'extreme' jump, boost or corner leads blandly into the next; the lack of variety quickly muting the initial pleasure.
  22. Nail'd isn't poor, but it manages to make predictable what should have been wild, mud-flecked insanity. [Feb 2011, p.112]
  23. Feb 2, 2011
    60
    The pity of all this is that there's so much about Nail'd that is innovative and refreshingly bonkers. If only all that potential had been harnessed into a more consistent and rewarding racing experience.
  24. Jan 12, 2011
    60
    Nail'd does a great job in giving you the feeling of speed and height. The game doesn't make it challenging enough to keep you coming back for more though. These days, even an arcade racer needs more than just the thrill of speed.
  25. Dec 15, 2010
    60
    It's the very definition of a game that is perfect for a rental because it isn't worth buying by anyone because there's only enough content here for anyone to enjoy it for a few days.
  26. Jan 20, 2011
    58
    Sure, it has a lot of arcade action, great feeling of speed and lots of options in terms of how you actually can race the tracks. Nevertheless, nail'd has succeeded in many things but one: to nail it.
  27. Mar 4, 2011
    55
    A racing game that does not quite live up to the level of expectation in the genre at the moment.
  28. 55
    Unfortunately Nail'd's core gameplay doesn't do quite enough to justify stripping back all of those extraneous details. It's a game that's begging for a little more refinement, visual polish and structural content; and without those in place it struggles to elevate itself above the frustrations inherent in its erratic engine and course design.
  29. Dec 17, 2010
    55
    There are a few cheap thrills to be had in this off-road racer, but loose physics make its excitement a lot less extreme.
  30. Dec 2, 2010
    55
    The in-air physics work largely as advertised and add some excitement, but the game still feels surprisingly boring most of the time.
  31. Feb 13, 2011
    54
    An uninspired, dated arcade racer that fails to stand out. [Mar 2011, p.94]
  32. Dec 15, 2010
    54
    There are a few moments of fun to be had, but they are few and far between and do not constitute the $50 price tag.
  33. Feb 22, 2011
    50
    Nail'd is a far too simple racing experience, and its 14 courses aren't enough for a racing game nowadays. Techland may have wanted to put the pedal to the metal, but this is more like the last nail in the coffin for their arcade racers.
  34. Jan 28, 2011
    50
    Incredible speeds and incredible frustration awaits you in this pure Pure clone.
  35. Dec 19, 2010
    50
    In a strange way, I respect the intent behind a game like Nail'd, and I don't generally like tearing down the hard work of a smaller publisher. Unfortunately, shallow gameplay, a myriad of glitches, boring and repetitive objectives, a non-existent online community, average at best graphics all conspire to make Nail'd a game destined to be forgotten in the bargain bin of your local games store.
  36. 50
    It is an interesting take on an off-road racer with some seriously breathtaking jumps, but lacked basically everywhere else.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    10
    Brilliant really diverse game play and lots of tracks, love the hills and jumps,they really are high octane. Go out and buy it, its almost perfect, best deep silver game ever. Burrowed off my mate and ended up buying it off of him. Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    7
    Nail'd is EXTREME. I picked this up at a bargain bin and I was surprised with how much fun this game actually is. It's a typical arcade racer (similar to Motorstorm) where motorcycles and ATVs struggle in the most unusual races where physics NEVER COUNT. Be prepared to take almost nauseating dives or run pass balloons in the air - and (almost) never die. Also, it's fun to drive and the scenery, overall graphics, length and soundtrack is quite good. This is a hidden gem, folks. And many people will not even know this game exists... which is a shame. Full Review »
  3. May 17, 2011
    10
    nail'd is the next great game in the offroad atv racing genre,its fast and furious gameplay will have you coming back for more.This game is not for the feint of heart its very very fast,the graphics are good and it has many famous bands for the soundtrack,thumbs up techland this game is awsome fun Full Review »