Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. In one hand, 'Split/Second' is a solid arcade racer with a substantial feature to separate it from the crowd. In the other, 'Split/Second' feels like a one-tricky pony. One that becomes very familiar after a few hours of play.
  2. Split/Second has great graphics and introduces a couple of interesting new gameplay modes, but in the end the weak controls in the PC-version, the cheating AI and the lack of variety keeps this game from becoming truly great.
  3. A lot of speed and explosions entertain us, but this is a racing game that relies to much on a pretty mediocre gimmick.
  4. Split/Second is an original concept made irksome by a lack of depth and highly questionable balancing in the gameplay. Nonetheless, we can't help but feel that there's a lot more mileage left in Blackrock's big idea.
  5. Split/Second is so close to being great; so much so that in short bursts it really is a spectacular arcade racer. It just doesn't have any legs.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    One of the most fun racing games I have ever played in my life! Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. What sold me was the demo, playedOne of the most fun racing games I have ever played in my life! Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. What sold me was the demo, played it 5 times and even though it was the same track, I experienced it differently 3 or 4 of those times. Even the 1st lap of one race was different than the first lap of another because of a portion of the environment being destroyed forcing you to use a new part of the track. On my 5th play-through of the demo I saw a part of the track I hadn't experienced yet, so once the real game came out I picked it up asap and loved it a lot! Definitely worth the money, took a few weeks to beat it since I would try for all gold's before moving to next episode. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    8
    This is a terrific arcade gaming experience. As soon a sI saw the trailer and realised that taking out an enemy meant triggering an eventThis is a terrific arcade gaming experience. As soon a sI saw the trailer and realised that taking out an enemy meant triggering an event rather blasting guns. It was a must purchase. I hadn't been this excited about a racing game since Wipeout on the PSone. The game is top notch all the way down the line from the great visuals to the big TV style presentation. Where the game really shines in the massive set pieces where you can alter the routes of the race. I guess where the game falls down, as with most titles of this ilke, is the grind. Especially when this is coupled with win a season get a new car which is easily good enough to beat the opponents plough through race and unlock the next season and so on. What I do like are the challenges. These have been balanced perfectly and definitely have that "just one more go" element. I still enjoy playing and look forward to more interesting way to dispose of the opponents. Full Review »
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    10
    Amazing game, i recently had it brought for me for my birthday and from the moment i turned it on, i loved it. The best racing genre game iAmazing game, i recently had it brought for me for my birthday and from the moment i turned it on, i loved it. The best racing genre game i have ever played. Love it Full Review »