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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
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  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  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. Aug 5, 2016
    8
    Split/Second is what you would get if Burnout and an action movie mixed.

    The game is based off of a reality TV show called Split/Second.As
    Split/Second is what you would get if Burnout and an action movie mixed.

    The game is based off of a reality TV show called Split/Second.As a result,the game is structured in episodes,each consisting of 4 events,and a bonus event,when you earn enough credits,the elite race will open up,where you face the elite drivers.Unfortunately,their AI is ridiculously cheap,leading to a lot of frustration.

    The gameplay consists of drifting and drafting to build your power meter,for you to activate power plays,in short,the explosions.Some of these are just exploding a car on the side of the road,to sequences of anarchy and destruction that often change the layout of the course.The cars handle well,and each have their pros and cons.

    Split/Second looks great.The game is saturated,which is nice,as many games are under-saturated.The explosions look great,and the framerate is stable at 30 fps.

    The sound is solid too.The explosions sound great,and the soundtrack fits the game's style.The engine noises sound very tinny though.

    Despite that,Split/Second is a very enjoyable arcade racer,and is worth playing.
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  7. Mar 27, 2017
    4
    Beau et spectaculaire à souhait (c'est peu de le dire), très rapide (trop rapide ?) et rigolo les premiers temps... Très aléatoire aussi : laBeau et spectaculaire à souhait (c'est peu de le dire), très rapide (trop rapide ?) et rigolo les premiers temps... Très aléatoire aussi : la victoire y est davantage une loterie qu'une affaire de compétence. On a beaucoup moins d'influence sur l'environnement qu'on ne veut nous le faire croire, contrairement à un Wipeout par exemple. Ici on est surtout dans la confusion et la poudre aux yeux.

    Le comportement pataud des bolides, pourquoi pas, mais l'IA qui triche en permanence est inacceptable : ils vous envoient valdinguer lors des collisions mais eux sont insensibles à toute tentative de votre part, leurs bagnoles ne bougeant pas d'un poil de cul (un effet également et tristement appelé "Wagon Turismo 5/6"). Ils ne font aucune erreur, sont à fond partout et vous rattrapent toujours juste avant la ligne... Quant aux épreuves avec les roquettes de l'hélico ou les barils des camions, c'est vraiment n'importe quoi. Un très beau plumage ce Split Second mais un ramage très (trop) perfectible.
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