• Publisher: Detn8
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2009
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10

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  1. Oct 12, 2011
    6
    This game is an interesting mix between fun and frustration and can be quite enjoyable if you don't take it too seriously. It has high speed racing on whacked out tracks, the ability to upgrade your car as you progress through the game and even a battle mode. The main thing letting it down is the poor control you have over your car. The faster you go the more responsive the controls are, but to the point where the tiniest adjustment sends you flying off the track. At slow speeds it is even worse, with sluggish response times making you constantly over correct. I found I was most successful staying at a medium speed by avoiding all of the turbo boosts, with this technique I was able to stay on the track for most of the race. I only tried the multi player with two people which quickly became boring as there are no AI controlled racers in the multi player races. But with more players it could be fun, in small doses, before the frustration kicks in. Collapse
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    0
    This game is an interesting mix between fun and frustration and can be quite enjoyable if you don't take it too seriously. It has high speed racing on whacked out tracks, the ability to upgrade your car as you progress through the game and even a battle mode. The main thing letting it down is the poor control you have over your car. The faster you go the more responsive the controls are, but to the point where the tiniest adjustment sends you flying off the track. At slow speeds it is even worse, with sluggish response times making you constantly over correct. I found I was most successful staying at a medium speed by avoiding all of the turbo boosts, with this technique I was able to stay on the track for most of the race. I only tried the multi player with two people which quickly became boring as there are no AI controlled racers in the multi player races. But with more players it could be fun, in small doses, before the frustration kicks in. Collapse
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 9 out of 14
  1. 50
    While the outrageous roller coaster inspired tracks and arcade-themed charm where enough to bring a smile to my face, Speed Zone's charm is inevitably overpowered by a lackluster control scheme and a barrage of all-to-frequent deaths.
  2. 35
    There are parts to like about Speed Zone and it wins some merit badges for the split-screen option. What doesn't go over well is perhaps one of the most crucial parts to a racing game, the ability to control your vehicle.
  3. 60
    Speed Zone is not a terrible game as much as it is one that seems to try too hard to impress.