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  • Summary: Get ready for non-stop action as you take control of a rocket-powered super car! It is a sport like no other, where supersonic cars jump, flip, and rocket boost their way to victory. [Sony]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. If you have friends who own this game then run out and buy it as honestly there really is no more enjoyable multiplayer experience on the PSN at this. The single player side of things is fun, but it only has so much enjoyment as the game was obviously built to be a multiplayer fun fest of rocket powered proportions.
  2. The game looks and sounds great for a downloadable title, featuring details in lighting and sound effects that go above and beyond what we're used to, as well as a fresh gameplay mechanic that is truly a welcome change in an increasingly stagnant industry.
  3. Like its name, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars is a mouthful of a game with a lot of content, trophies, and plenty of options to tailor multiplayer to your tastes that certainly is enough to be worth the $15 price tag.
  4. 67
    Supersonic seems a tad overpriced at $15 -- especially considering the nigh-featureless multiplayer and bland aesthetics -- but the single-player is short and sweet, and the core mechanics are simple and rewarding.
  5. A fun game with friends, but otherwise it is held back by the inherent flaws associated with a game of this type. Try before you buy.
  6. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars delivers a unique concept that stands out among the increasingly populated downloadable pack. It's too bad this charm wears off quickly, resulting in a game that feels more like a novelty than a crafty idea brought to realization.
  7. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is one of those “what if” games. What if the controls weren’t a mess? What if the multiplayer mode wasn’t riddled with bugs?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    10
    I've been a gamer for 20 years. Played mostrly multiplayer games, both local and via internet.
    This game is one of the best 4-player
    I've been a gamer for 20 years. Played mostrly multiplayer games, both local and via internet.
    This game is one of the best 4-player console-games ive played. Must be the best one since Golden Eye,
    Incredible balance between gameplay and presentation, but what makes this game a truly Perfect game, is the responsiveness of the engine and Controls that make the game 100% skill-based without ruining it for noobs playing against pros..
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  2. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    I know this is going to sound like an exaggeration buy I am completely serious. I have played video games nearly all my life, I even worked inI know this is going to sound like an exaggeration buy I am completely serious. I have played video games nearly all my life, I even worked in a game store in high school. What I am getting at is I know my games. And this is, in my option, the best sports video game of all time. I would also consider it the best split-screen multiplayer game for 4 people. Be warned the learning curve on this game is very-very high so it is best to start playing the game with a group of people near the same skill level. Why is this game one of my favorite games of all time? Well there are alot of reasons. For one it is the perfect mix of strategy and execution. The game is very complex, well actually the game is very simple, but the possible approaches to the game are infinite. I used to play alot of shooters (mostly halo), it was really fun but after awhile my strategy for almost any given situation became static. Almost the same could be said for execution. However in this game, while a few strategy do remain constant, so many (after four years of play) are dynamic. You really have to improvise on situations in this game, the result is that the game always seems fresh. Again same can be said with execution in this game. I have been playing for years and there is always more for me to learn, and it continually feels like i am moving towards being a better player. ( If you want an example of how good people can be at this game just go to youtube, some of the people that play this game are unbelievably good ). Again i will use shooters as a counter example, where execution performance converges on an asymptote at a quicker rate. (I'm not trying to bash shooter i like them alot, but almost all the skill is based on reaction time) Scoring goals in this game requires an almost undefinable finesse that leads you to feel a real sense accomplishment. Anyway I am just rambling now. My main point, buy this game.

    Oh and also Psyonix, the company that makes this game, is really cool. In an age where DLC cost usually as much as most games itself, Psyonix has released two patches (doubling the original amount, of maps and car skins / fixing glitches ext,) for free. The later of the patches, i think, was released over two years after the game came out. Anyway it's a great little company that is worthy of support.
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  3. Dec 25, 2013
    10
    Why this game isn't more popular, I don't know...Easily one of my favorite games of all time. I have spent over 100 hours into this game. Yea,Why this game isn't more popular, I don't know...Easily one of my favorite games of all time. I have spent over 100 hours into this game. Yea, the community isn't very big, but online was amazing. Can't wait for SARPBC 2...I wish it was on PC, but unfortunately it isn't. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2010
    10
    One of the finest games on the PSN. Fun, accessible, and with long-term skill-learning possibilities. You can play this for months and stillOne of the finest games on the PSN. Fun, accessible, and with long-term skill-learning possibilities. You can play this for months and still continue to hone and learn new techniques.

    Sure, it doesn't have the slickest presentation, or the greatest graphics. But in the gameplay department, it is rock solid.
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  5. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is simply the best Playstation 3 exclusive. But so much is known but underestimated what a shame. This game is perfect for the gameplay, good graphics, epic theme song ! The online is alway full and we can meet awesome players. The game is a little difficult so we must have some skill for win, and this is the only game of this generation which need this. SARPBC is Awesome Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    One of the most addictive and challenging downloadable titles I've ever played. There's some nice variation between the different arenasOne of the most addictive and challenging downloadable titles I've ever played. There's some nice variation between the different arenas (including differences in gravity), and they all look gorgeous. The controls are responsive, if a little tricky to get used to. AI is smart and will keep you on your toes, but the real fun in SARPBC is in playing two on two with some mates. This really is an indie gem, I just wish it had a bigger fanbase. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2013
    5
    Fun for a short while but the controls and camera are really bad. I never felt in control of my Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-PoweredFun for a short while but the controls and camera are really bad. I never felt in control of my Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. And the enemy A.I is too tough. Expand

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