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  • Summary: PART DEMOLITION DERBY, PART WHACKED-OUT CARTOON COME TO LIFE.
    36 wild, over-the-top weapons
    10 tough 'toons
    Deathmatch, capture-the-flag and gate racing action
    4-person split-screen multiplayer
    12 interactive cartoon worlds
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 65
    Online play would have been nice but, still, a worthy effort.
  2. May 2, 2014
    64
    If you're looking for an accessible and often-fun four player competitive splitscreen game, Cel Damage HD is worth a look.
  3. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    For an HD remake that no one asked for of a game that few people played, Cel Damage HD is actually pretty charming and entertaining.
  4. May 6, 2014
    60
    The lack of content and limited attempts at personality hinder those moments, but at the end of the day Cel Damage HD is a solid update of a mostly forgotten 13-year-old game.
  5. May 21, 2014
    60
    A competent HD upgrade, nothing more, nothing less.
  6. May 20, 2014
    58
    A decade old racer that feels like it's a decade old.
  7. Jun 9, 2014
    40
    No character differentiation, the lack of arenas, the frustrating gameplay, inconsistency of AI and the unheard of lack of online for a car game makes this game feel incomplete. After about three hours you may never pick this game up again, unless you have a game night with friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 4, 2014
    8
    I always enjoyed this game on GameCube and I was happy hearing it would be re-released given that the original developers went out ofI always enjoyed this game on GameCube and I was happy hearing it would be re-released given that the original developers went out of business. Finish line did a great job recreating it. There were changes I noticed that at first I though were done by Finish line but they said later it they were from the Overdrive edition no one heard of. I saw they tweaked a few things like the hazards and weapons to eliminate some frustrating parts. Of course I still question it was a good idea to add the health bar. I mean it's good not to be instakilled so quickly but I you have too much health that it takes too long to kill someone. Anyway the other issue that was obvious was there way no online multiplayer which this game really could use. They said it was cause the game did not originally have that and adding it would be to expensive at this point. Of course that didn't mean they didn't want to. They hope the game gets big enough that they soon could add it in the future. Overall it's great to have this game again and hope they do eventually add online play. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2014
    7
    It's okay. Not more. It is charming and if your friend are visiting you, it's the most fun game to play. But if your friends aren't there, theIt's okay. Not more. It is charming and if your friend are visiting you, it's the most fun game to play. But if your friends aren't there, the game is pretty boring. Expand
  3. May 17, 2014
    7
    Cel Damage was one of the best multiplayer games on the PS2, Gamecube and Original Xbox, now 13 years later it finally gets a HD remake.
    You
    Cel Damage was one of the best multiplayer games on the PS2, Gamecube and Original Xbox, now 13 years later it finally gets a HD remake.
    You play as one of 10 cartoon characters in a demolition derby TV show titled Cel Damage. Your goal is to obliterate the competition in a hilarious manner and win the season. Unfortunately the singleplayer, though fun, is rather lacking. The multiplayer is still one of the best things in existence however there is no online which is a little puzzling. How hard would it have been to have an online component for this, even if it was just basic.
    But if you have a couple of friends who come over regularly, or maybe you're a student and you live with people who are up to do things to pass the time, or a parent with children then Cel Damage is a great and a really fun game that you can dip in and out of whenever.
    Plus the Vita version is a great for journeys on the bus or train.
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  4. Apr 27, 2014
    6
    Cel Damage HD is an HD remake of a game most people have never heard of, which is kinda sad. Cel Damage seems like a very underrated game.Cel Damage HD is an HD remake of a game most people have never heard of, which is kinda sad. Cel Damage seems like a very underrated game. This game does not have much content, but the content it does have can be a lot of fun. If you have ever played Twisted Metal, this is kind of like a more family friendly version of that. There are 12 maps and 3 game modes. The 12 maps are in groups of 3, each group with its own general location. One is a western style, another is a swamp, another one has Halloween esque locations, and the last 3 are in space. The three game modes are a battle gamemode, a capture the flag type game mode, and a racing game mode. After you unlock everything, there isn't much replay value unless you are with friends. If you don't play with friends often, this game is not for you. The amount of content you receive is probably not worth $10 to most. This game should probably be closer to $5. For now, the only way to play with others is locally. The developers have already said that they want to add online multiplayer, but that may or may not happen. At times, Cel Damage can be very fun, but at other times it can get very boring. It depends on who you are playing with. This game does not really have a story. There are a few cut-scenes that were not really updated for the HD version much. These cut-scenes can be funny, but there is only one per character and they are only about 20 seconds long. All the characters in this game have very unique personalities that should have been shown off more. One complaint I have about this game is the game options. Before you start a game there are a list of options. In these game options you can change what the score is to win. For whatever reason, this score starts at a default value and will not go lower, only higher. With the default setting, most games take about 4 minutes. I would've liked to make this about 2 minutes instead. So that I could change maps more often. With a few updates this game could easily be great fun for anyone. Currently, if you don't play local co-op often, this game will get stale fairly fast. Expand
  5. May 9, 2014
    5
    Cel damage would have been a good free title but is definitely not worth paying for. There is no online multiplayer and the different gameCel damage would have been a good free title but is definitely not worth paying for. There is no online multiplayer and the different game types can be beat in no time. It is a cross buy on psn though so I was able to download it on my kids ps3 and they got my money's worth out of it but it's a definite pass in my opinion. Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2014
    4
    I hate the fact that I hate this port, not the game, just this port. Now-a-days HD remakes of old games are rather common and its always niceI hate the fact that I hate this port, not the game, just this port. Now-a-days HD remakes of old games are rather common and its always nice to see a game I loved as a kid get an update. Cel Damage was one of my favorite games on the game cube so I was excited to finally get to play it again, but Cel Damage HD makes me wish this game remained entombed in memory. It would have been fine if they had just updated the graphics but this port makes an attempt to change and innovate in various unwelcome ways. First, and most annoying is the replacement of several sound bytes with a loud obnoxious menu sound. Countdown sounds, items, and even death sounds where the character that killed you would mock you humorously have all been replaced by this noise, destroying much of the games comedic personality that made it such a gem in the first place. More changes include your character's voice comes from the controller and the addition of health bars that slow the pace of the game from the high speed insta-death fun of its past to a slow and frustrating slog. All of this would be alright if it wasn't for the fact that you cant turn any of it off, the ability to select weapons for use in the match is nice but it seems the more useful options are unsatisfying absent. This game is a shell of its former self, an annoying and depressing case of misplaced potential. Sometimes even good games should stay buried. Expand

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