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  • Summary: Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors inSplit/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
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  1. 100
    By expertly blurring the line between arcade racing and popcorn action flicks, Black Rock has not only further established itself as one of the top racing studios in the game, but also created arguably the most intense driving experience of this console generation.
  2. After playing it for an extended period of time, I think it is a great game and would recommend it to anyone who is on the fence and loves racing games. Unfortunately, the candle on this game burns out a little too quickly, with only a few modes supported for online play.
  3. Though initially it tends to be a bit on the easy side and learning when and where to use which power-plays is a case of trial and error, it's not long before the game escalates into a nail-bitingly intense experience.
  4. It's a shame that Split/Second fails to provide new courses later on, and once you've seen it all, it does lose some of its magic. But while it's fresh, Split/Second delivers an exhilarating sense of danger and surprise. It's just simple, explosive fun.
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    Brilliantly chaotic and rapid, but lacking that killer edge. [June 2010, p.86]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    Leaves the majority of its competitors languishing in its slipstream - with a glorious pile of fresh debris raining down around them. [June 2010, p.100]
  7. A lot of speed and explosions entertain us, but this is a racing game that relies to much on a pretty mediocre gimmick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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. Expand
  2. JohnM.
    May 18, 2010
    10
    Fantastic fun! A must buy!
  3. Dec 14, 2011
    10
    I never like any racing game but i think game is probably one of the best racing games i played. The game was very fun . probably my firstI never like any racing game but i think game is probably one of the best racing games i played. The game was very fun . probably my first racing i played Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    This is a really, really underrated game. I truly can't explain why this hasn't achieved the same success of the Burnout games, my guess isThis is a really, really underrated game. I truly can't explain why this hasn't achieved the same success of the Burnout games, my guess is because of Disney's bad merchandising. The car crashes are not so spectacular, but the scenario destruction is very impressive, and is really the catch of the game. Very nice graphics, increasing difficulty (to the point it's almost unplayable at the end) and a lot of breathtaking moments will get you hooked to this game for days. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2016
    9
    Great action/arcade racer, little bit like Ridge Racer but with explosions instead of nitro. Not a realistic racing simulator but definitely aGreat action/arcade racer, little bit like Ridge Racer but with explosions instead of nitro. Not a realistic racing simulator but definitely a very fun action experience, only drawback is limited number of tracks. Still, it's challenging to get 1st place during the second half of the game. Also works great with a racing wheel! Would recommend this to anyone who liked Ridge Racer and racing fans in general. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    Split/Second Velocity is a very fun racing game. With an abundance of great racing modes (both single player and multi-player), certainly noSplit/Second Velocity is a very fun racing game. With an abundance of great racing modes (both single player and multi-player), certainly no problem of style over substance, which was a danger, and great racing gameplay: it is indeed a very fun racing game.

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  7. May 12, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. another race game..I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it......... Expand

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