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  • Summary: In a lawless, post-apocalyptic world, Wheels of Destruction: World Tour is a demolish-or-be-demolished competition of extreme four-wheel wreckage. Just make sure you're ready for chaos and carnage!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. May 2, 2012
    60
    The battles you encounter in both the single player and online modes are fun and can keep you entertained for a while. However, the gameplay became pretty repetitive after the first few fights.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    All-in-all, the game can be a lot of fun, but basic gameplay controls and mechanics stifle its ability to really make a lasting impact on you other than one of untimely-rage quitting and frustration.
  3. Apr 15, 2012
    60
    The several power-ups and the five unique classes in World Tour make up for the somewhat repetitive gameplay. But we want dynamic gameplay and awesome features that will keep our adrenaline high. Also, the lack of split-screen is an absolute dealbreaker because Wheels of Destruction could be a great game if a local co-op feature was included. That is not the case however. A cool concept, but a poor execution. Disappointing.
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    50
    There is nothing that's really bad about Wheels of Destruction. The problem is that nothing is really good, either. It's not a horrible game by any means, just an average and uninspired vehicle combat game.
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    50
    I was really looking forward to Wheels of Destruction: World Tour, but with no real story or campaign mode for offline play, and not enough competition to fuel the laggy and limited online modes, this game is in dire need of a complete overhaul. In a world where Twisted Metal exists; this game doesn't stand a chance.
  6. Apr 12, 2012
    40
    If you own a PS3, and are looking for the definitive car combat experience, you know where to look. This attempt feels exactly like what it is; a cheap knock-off that defines the phrase, 'you get what you pay for'. I couldn't, in good conscience, recommend this game to anyone looking for a good experience in the genre. It simply isn't fun.
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    30
    It may be technologically succinct but in neglecting the needs of solo players and bypassing what makes the car combat genre so engaging, Wheels of Destruction leaves an unmistakably sour taste. If you're gagging for another arena-based car game post-Twisted Metal, we'd strongly recommend hanging around for Psyonix's SARPBC 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    9
    Mix of TeamFortress2 and Twisted Metal. Several classic game modes - Deathmatch, TeamDeathmatch, CTF. 5 different classes, 5 maps (hope DLCMix of TeamFortress2 and Twisted Metal. Several classic game modes - Deathmatch, TeamDeathmatch, CTF. 5 different classes, 5 maps (hope DLC will add more). It's simple to pick up and play, with the controls feeling instantly intuitive, but getting to know when and where to use certain weapons and car classes takes time, adding plenty of depth to the gameplay. At a price of $9.99 USD it's an excellent alternative to Twisted Metal. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    8
    Will it ever beat Twisted Metal? No, but then again it doesn't intend too. It is however very good on it's own merits and great fun to play.Will it ever beat Twisted Metal? No, but then again it doesn't intend too. It is however very good on it's own merits and great fun to play.
    Plenty of maps and mutators, enough vehicles to please ever type of player, a good selection of weapons, nice looking graphics and spot on sounds.
    With upto 12 people per match (bots and online) will mean there's always a way to play even if the servers are quiet.
    If you're fed up with boring CoD and fancy something a little different then I can highly recommend this terrific little title.
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  3. Apr 4, 2012
    3
    Not sure where to start with this one. It's a really bad game with a neat design. You can pick your class and then go out and take on theNot sure where to start with this one. It's a really bad game with a neat design. You can pick your class and then go out and take on the opposing teams. Sounds fun, but it's not. It's horribly boring with terrible controls and a lackluster community, even on day one of the game being out. I recommend you skip this one and look elsewhere for your vehicular combat enjoyment. This game wouldn't stand a chance even if it came out before Twisted Metal. The other high user reviews must be devs because I can't see anyone praising this game. Expand