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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 30, 2010
    85
    A good arcade racing game which every console needs that arrives in a great moment, as there hasn't been a decent arcade racing game on the PSP in years.
  2. Dec 29, 2010
    71
    It does a good job, but you're always aware of its unfulfilled potential. [Issue#200, p.98]
  3. It's an endearingly anarchic twist on arcade racing. [Jan 2011, p.119]
  4. Jan 25, 2011
    68
    The essence of the console version, but it doesn't carry over the explosive enjoyment.
  5. Jan 31, 2011
    61
    Stripped of the mass destruction, Split/Second: Velocity is just a mediocre arcade racer. [Feb 2011, p.100]
  6. 50
    The spirit of game has somehow vanished during the process of conversion from the original console. Crucial problems are PSP controls which can't compare to the comfort of joypad. [Issue#199]
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    42
    While the game does a solid job of recreating the console tracks and maintaining a steady frame rate, the scaled-down visuals don't always depict how your competitors are wrecked, which sucks away a lot of the appeal of the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    10
    Such a low score. Not fair. Deserves better. In my opinion it is a 10, no doubt. Graphicaly the game impresses. Loooong draw distances,Such a low score. Not fair. Deserves better. In my opinion it is a 10, no doubt. Graphicaly the game impresses. Loooong draw distances, fantastic explosions, 8 rivals and solid 30fps. Expand
  2. Dec 8, 2010
    10
    All the main reviews for this seem to complain about the controls, and the fact that it just feels unimpressive on the small screen. IAll the main reviews for this seem to complain about the controls, and the fact that it just feels unimpressive on the small screen. I disagree. I don't own a full blown console so can't compare it to the PS3 version, but for a full on arcade racer on the PSP, it plays brilliantly. I think the controls are very good (better when played from the bumper cam mode as opposed to the outside cameras) and the excitement you feel at times when buildings are collapsing around you, and jumbo jets are crashing towards you. It really is brilliant. Plenty of variety in the tracks, lots of unlockables and loads of play time make this one of the best racers on the handheld. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2010
    9
    I have fun with this game and it is first racing arcade on PSP i like! PSP version bring every aspect of a ps3 version in your pocket!I have fun with this game and it is first racing arcade on PSP i like! PSP version bring every aspect of a ps3 version in your pocket! Destructions are great and graphics are enough! Expand