Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic 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. Dec 26, 2010
    55
    Blood Drive is the Carmageddon of this generation. However, this game does not have the same quality as Carmageddon once had. After a few hours of zombie-racing madness, you'll want to play another game.
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 10, 2011
    50
    The idea that should remain is that Blood Drive is a game uninspired, boring, and that fails miserably in variety issues.
  5. 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.
  6. Utterly rubbish, but bizarrely addictive. [March 2011, p.102]
  7. Nov 17, 2010
    45
    Anyone looking for a quick car combat fix before next year's Twisted Metal might be able to waste a few hours on this title, but they won't be wholly enjoyable hours. Since you can't save in the middle of a tournament, and some the later cups last a couple hours, the game eventually tests your endurance. I'd rather give bone marrow than sit through this Blood Drive again.
  8. Nov 15, 2010
    45
    Blood Drive had potential. However, there isn't enough game here to satisfy your sweet tooth. The idea of having an alternative Twisted Metal is extremely enticing, but Blood Drive can't deliver due to its shortage of modes and abandoned online mode. Unless you are really hard up for a vehicle combat game, I can't fully recommend Blood Drive.
  9. Dec 2, 2010
    44
    Unfortunately, Blood Drive is both out of date and has already been done, only better. Sure, there are zombies in it, but zombies don't always equate a great game.
  10. Nov 28, 2010
    40
    Some games, like Blood Drive, "don't take themselves so seriously". They should. This is a mess.
  11. 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.
  12. Dec 20, 2010
    35
    There is a hint of something good inside of Blood Drive, but a lengthy checklist of balance issues and aggravating events keep it from being remotely enjoyable. If Blood Drive accomplishes one thing, it's proving that zombies don't make everything better.
  13. Feb 21, 2011
    30
    Blood Drive is like a radioactive element - admired from a distance, but never to be touched.
  14. 30
    A total snooze cruise of a car combat game.
  15. 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.
  16. Jan 2, 2011
    30
    If the wonky controls were worked out, the game would be substantially improved right there.
  17. Jan 1, 2011
    30
    At times it evokes some nostalgic memories from a generation gone, but ultimately it fails to match the standards those titles set back in their heyday.
  18. Nov 18, 2010
    30
    Even the multiplayer comes up short by supporting just four players, though we assume the game would likely collapse upon itself if tasked with anything more. It's a shame to see such a sloppy effort from a stellar independent studio.
  19. Nov 4, 2010
    30
    I imagine it's difficult to make a game called Blood Drive less fun than attending an actual blood drive, but, by golly, someone's done it. At least when you donate blood you get a cookie and juice at the end.
  20. Nov 15, 2010
    25
    Retailing at $40, it's clear that Activision understands that this is not a AAA title but that doesn't excuse the lack of polish and content.
  21. Nov 15, 2010
    0
    If the game doesn't even want to play the game, why should anyone else?
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User 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. FunI 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. Full Review »
  2. Nov 7, 2010
    1
    It's total trash, and it it doesn't cost more words...................................................................................................
  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. EachThis 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. Full Review »