Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. That's one of the main problems with Fatal Inertia, it feels like a half-baked mod to Unreal Tournament rather than a proper game in its own right.
  2. This is the worst 360 game I have played yet. The graphics aren’t bad but a dodgy frame rate along with terrible level design, handling and collisions makes Fatal Inertia barely playable.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 16, 2012
    I love this game, is a bigger sorprise, is interesting, funny, the title is excellent, have great graphics, incredible controls, good effects, the score is incorrect. Full Review »
  2. Dec 2, 2011
    Futuristic racing games are not easy to come by nowadays. Why play a futuristic racing game? It's faster! It's more open to possibilities! You can do things like shoot magnet balls and weigh down your opponents until they crash into the ground and explode! You can't get that kind of excitement from racing simulator. This game took some getting used to but you certainly can get used to the unique experience of piloting a hovercraft. I picked this game up just for the lols because it was $16. I was more than surprised that it has become one of my favorites. The only problem you might find with this game is that you smoke your friends too badly at it unless they own it too. I enjoyed upgrading my racers and had days of entertainment from this diamond in the rough. Full Review »
  3. MikeM.
    Feb 10, 2008
    Though not filled with innovation and track variety, Fatal Inertia throws in a decent arcade formula that makes it pretty enjoyable. Now, I've noticed that a lot of reviewers have mentioned a 'slow' framerate as a detractor, and I honestly haven't experience any such slowdown. This may have something to do with me having played it for the first time after it was patched via Live. The core combat gameplay element has some clever aspects - such as a grappling hook or weapons that can be used as speedboosters - but it somewhat marred by a lack of various environments and track shortcuts. Other than that, I still find the challenge of unlocking customizations fun and he game itself charming. Full Review »