Vanishing Point PlayStation
  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2001
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. I have yet to notice any pop-up or draw-in in the game. The developers did a tremendous job of hiding these artifacts behind tunnels and turns such that once you make a curve or pop over a hill the images flow naturally.
  2. By combining that ease of entry with excellent controls and just the right amount of innovation, this game marks one of the PSOne's sunnier last days.
  3. The controls take some getting used to and the AI can be infuriating, but, it's still an insanely addictive game. It's one of those titles that'll have you storming out of the room swearing that you'll never play it again, only to find yourself back in front of the screen, Dual Shock in hand, half an hour later.
  4. A good racing game in need of a personality.
  5. One of the most original and enjoyable racing games to come around in a long time.
  6. 70
    The Stunt mode in particular is well worth a look. Not huge, it's nevertheless worth the price of admission alone.
  7. Solid game but the lack of a competition keeps the excitement factor pretty low.
  8. Long on ideas but well short on design and execution -- a game that for the most part looks as good as originally promised, but with some shoddy controls that almost ruin the experience.
  9. It handles something like a granny on roller skates and its graphics are distinctly vague and blocky: surely disappointing for a latter day PlayStation game.
  10. 45
    Its particular brand of physics and car mechanics are tedious, annoying, challenging, and out-of-control, and most folks will feel that they'll need to return this if they were silly enough to buy it in the first place.
  11. Vanishing Point suffers from fatal conceptual flaws. Complete reliance on unlockable features, limited choices of starting vehicles and tracks, and staggered opponent start times have taken what could have been a good game and ruined it.

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