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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. Competitors inSplit/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. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney] Expand
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  1. Positive: 66 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. With tracks ravaged and different for every lap and timed explosives akin to Mario Kart, Split/Second just overtook Burnout and sped through its burning wreckage.
  2. With Split/Second, Black Rock Studio has clearly blown the doors off. This is fast-paced racing at its finest, the best of its kind since Burnout 3: Takedown hit the open road years ago. It'll take a lot to top this one.
  3. 87
    Split/Second is an explosive shot of distilled arcade energy; it's action that's fueled by the slick production of the Hollywood a-list, and racing that's infused with an infectious amount of fun.
  4. 82
    For the most part Split/Second: Velocity hits the mark like a cargo ship through your windscreen. It's extreme fun and effortless to get into, like the best weekend party games should be, but may struggle over the longer term.
  5. Split/Second requires exactly the right combination of skill, memory and reflexes from you while maintaining a permanent high of tactile feedback, sensory assault and knife-edge excitement. If that's Black Rock's elevator pitch for a modern arcade racer: sold.
  6. It may have its problems with repetition and unfair AI, but there's no doubting the joy to be had engaging in its phenomenal action.
  7. This arcade racing game lacks some arguments in the long run.

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  1. May 31, 2013
    10
    Mix of NFS Most Wanted and Flatout 2. Great game with simple but very good game play. Need real skills to win some events. Hope they will makeMix of NFS Most Wanted and Flatout 2. Great game with simple but very good game play. Need real skills to win some events. Hope they will make sequel. I love it. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    This is a great racing game and I am not big into racing games... Just play it and find out for yourself. For starters this game will kindaThis is a great racing game and I am not big into racing games... Just play it and find out for yourself. For starters this game will kinda remind you of racing games like Burnout Revenge except with a pin and you will dig all the shortcut routes you can take in the game also. Even if you do not like racing games I would at least give this game a chance, it is worth your time. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2015
    10
    I truly liked this racing game a lot and I am not a fan of racing games at all. Split second is a lot like Burnout revenge with a uniqueI truly liked this racing game a lot and I am not a fan of racing games at all. Split second is a lot like Burnout revenge with a unique twist... I let a friend play it who was a big fan of racing games and he loved it in all honesty!!! You can get the game for a decent price and has a decent online multiplier community, so I say its worth every bit of 15 to 20 bucks and you will get more than you paid for :) This game is a must have!!!! Expand
  4. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    I bought blur and split/ second and I can tell you that the latter is by far and a way the best. I just love the action and thrill that theI bought blur and split/ second and I can tell you that the latter is by far and a way the best. I just love the action and thrill that the game brings. This game requires not only driving skill but it also requires forward planning and tactics in order to secure a win. You will love getting to know each track and the big power plays that come with them. Online is frustrating because everyone is so good but that was inevitable. In response to the rather critical review below I would say this: Yes the game is hard but not as you describe. With determination and effort you can complete it (the achievement for this is ranked my most valuable on the website true achievement.com). The only criticism I have is that detonator is too difficult and boring anyway(it's similar to time trial). Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2013
    9
    To start, I think this game is 10 times better than Blur. Why?

    Split/Second actually has a good sp. Good? Awesome. The best like "destroy
    To start, I think this game is 10 times better than Blur. Why?

    Split/Second actually has a good sp. Good? Awesome. The best like "destroy the enemy" racing game I've ever met. First of all, the core mechanics are a dream. To destroy almost every single part of the city (bus, car, building, ship, overpass) gives an awesome feeling. Including the really good cars and the fair AI. Also, the pretty unique game modes like the Air Strike and the Survival are really the best. Howewer, the handling isn't too good. But I can forgive that.

    This game makes a complete fun of Blur. Leaves that "game" to dust and yells out NEXT!
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  6. Jun 25, 2011
    8
    Is there any game more frenetic and fast paced as Burnout? well probably not, but Split/Second comes pretty damn close. With its environmentalIs there any game more frenetic and fast paced as Burnout? well probably not, but Split/Second comes pretty damn close. With its environmental devastation, unique destructive gameplay and some creative race types, Split/Second is full of thrills and excitement. The debris that tares and sweeps across the track is truly incredible. However, this excitement is somewhat dimmed by predictable trap layouts and a general lack of courses. Further more, it is likely not going to sustain the same amount of play time as core rival Blur. If you had to plump for one over the other, then as far as thrills and excitement goes, you should probably stick with Split/Second despite the lack of content and sustainability. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2015
    5
    Split/Second is a pile of **** compared to Blur,on it's own though,it's still a mediocre game.

    Split/Second is good graphically and the
    Split/Second is a pile of **** compared to Blur,on it's own though,it's still a mediocre game.

    Split/Second is good graphically and the power plays are awesome set-pieces for a cool moment.

    However,the A.I. is cheap as **** aren't licensed,and the multiplayer probably makes Bizarre Creations [people who made Blur] laugh out loud at Black Rock's effort at good multiplayer.

    Overall:Mediocre,go pick up the fantastic Blur instead.
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