• Publisher: Metro3D
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2009
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 70
    Smash Cars can be pretty fun on a basic level, with good track design, responsive controls, a speedy framerate and lots of air to catch being the highlights. However, there isn't a whole lot of content to be found in the initial release as it's pretty clear that stuff was held back for future DLC.
  2. Racing these speedy little cars can be fun, but Smash Cars is disappointingly light on content.
  3. It's a teeny Burnout! [Nov 2009, p.92]
  4. A fun and very well-balanced game with great potential but it is let down by a repetitive stunt mechanic and a scarcity of content.
  5. Smash Cars can be a fun fuelled RC racer at times, but its basic nature, severe lack of content and a stark price tag ultimately let it down.
  6. It’s obvious based on the menus within the game that Smash Cars will be further fleshed out with new DLC areas to race in, but at this point it feels paper thin.
  7. Smash Cars on PSN is a solid and playable game but offers little more than all the other racing games out there. The lack och split screen and the neverending trick frenzy, that can be frustrating at times, make this game a mellow experience that is barely worth its price. Too bad, since it could have been against an adversary in the same couch.
  8. Smash Cars is ultimately an underwhelming experience. The game looks good and is simple to play but there is nothing exciting or innovative about the title.
  9. For the few hours it will keep you busy, Smash Cars is a fun and slightly different arcade-style RC racer. Downloadable games don't necessarily have to be short and simple, and for the price, Smash Cars is over a little too quickly.
  10. 50
    A game that's best left on the digital shelf. [Issue#184, p.85]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BillJ.
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    I really enjoyed this game. I've been playing it since the day it released and I still haven't unlocked all of the tracks. There I really enjoyed this game. I've been playing it since the day it released and I still haven't unlocked all of the tracks. There are lots of extras (like see what happens if you keep hitting the humans with your car!). Anyway, good graphics, fun gameplay, good value for the price. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    9
    This game is just awesome. It's quite challenging and I really love the idea of R/C car games. It is pretty hard to let go of the controller.This game is just awesome. It's quite challenging and I really love the idea of R/C car games. It is pretty hard to let go of the controller. Also to be able to customize your car in different ways before heading out to the track is also a plus. Full Review »