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  • Summary: In Blood Drive, contestants must use their motorized death steeds of steel in a televised game show where drivers battle each other and hordes of revolting flesh eaters in an all-out fight to the death. Face undead frat boys, cops, strippers and bachelorette partiers, each with their own special brand of death and devastation - and ways to die! While these rotting monsters wander the streets of a desert sin city craving sweet, succulent brains, your enemies have come equipped battle hardened armed vehicles, including heavily weaponized muscle cars, hot rods, and more. Amidst this gore-drenched mayhem contestants must use their head or lose it! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 16 out of 21
  1. 60
    Flick the fanboy switch off, though, and you're left playing a game in bad need of a little more technical polish and a whole lot of more variety. [Jan 2011, p.73]
  2. Nov 9, 2010
    55
    Just some generic cars running over some ho-hum zombies. The controls could be tighter and no one seems to be playing online, but the game succeeds at giving you a license to run over the undead. It just isn't that exciting.
  3. 50
    Zombie-filled races is a nice if not exactly original idea, but the developers haven't managed to turn it into an interesting game. The gameplay quickly becomes tedious, the car physics feel too light, the difficulty lacks challenge and frequent slowdowns mar the experience. If you're hurting for a Carmageddon sequel, this might sate you for a while, but it's no replacement.
  4. Nov 23, 2010
    40
    Still, it's not the worst thing on shelves right now, but its $49.99 price tag isn't doing the game any favors, either. Maybe as a deep discount title or even a digital download with some of the game's more frustrating modes stripped out (let me run over zombies for ten bucks!) Blood Drive might have been a more attractive proposition.
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    30
    Blood Drive is like a radioactive element - admired from a distance, but never to be touched.
  6. Jan 11, 2011
    30
    Guns, cars and zombies are apparently not enough. The lack of the all important fun factor ruins most of the fun you could have had running down zombies with your fancy muscle cars.
  7. Nov 15, 2010
    0
    If the game doesn't even want to play the game, why should anyone else?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    9
    I am a zombie game master :D and I am giving this a 9 since it is a great zombie driving-over-killing-shooting action-racing-zombie game. Fun characters and enough humor to keep you smiling :) It may not deserve 60 bucks but go spend 10-20 anytime anywhere. Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2011
    8
    The critics really bashed this one, but I'm not sure why. After reading Joystiq's scathing review I was afraid to pick it up, but I'm glad I did. Solid controls, fitting music, nice graphics, fun and frantic arcade-type gameplay... the only thing that really hurts the title for me is lack of offline multiplayer, and the occasional frame rate issues. An inter-event game save feature might have been nice for the longer cups, but it's not a huge deal.

    In the game you pick a driver, each with their own personality and special attacks. Then you choose a car "loadout" and jump into tournaments to unlock more arenas, achievements, ending movies, and other game content. Each tournament has one or more arenas with a bunch of events like demolition derby, racing, elimination, and (one of the most fun) seeing who can hit the most zombies with their car. The zombie mechanic works well and you can rack up combos or find secret zombies for more points. Some zombies are powerful and will try to latch on to your car or smash it into pieces. The game AI is okay for the most part. It seems like they only really put up a fight in the last stages. You get assigned a rival and you're awarded bonus points if you come ahead in any given match.

    Blood Drive reminds me of Twisted Metal and Carmageddon, in a good way. If you enjoy demolition derby type games you'll like it. If you're expecting a huge, complex, deep, 100-hour game experience you might want to look elsewhere. If you're able to rent it I would say don't be put off by the critic reviews, and at least give it a try.
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  3. Jun 28, 2011
    6
    This game is fun for and hour then you just want to put in the garbage. Bad graphics for a 360, cool plot but fails to bring a good time. Each player has a back story that you can only find when the game is loading which is stupid, some of the events are overly hard and there is only one event that is actually fun. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2010
    1
    It's total trash, and it it doesn't cost more words...................................................................................................