Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. From its mind-bending control scheme to its smorgasbord of play types, Street Trace's learning curve hews closer to "Catan" than "Hexic". [Aug 2007, p.81]
  2. Unfortunately for Street Trace there are just far too many better games coming down the road for it to be able to maintain the multiplayer community it will need to succeed.
  3. Street Trace: NYC provides a few moments of multiplayer amusement, but it doesn't have enough going for it to be compelling for long.
  4. Somewhat one dimensional, with gameplay that doesn’t inspire a lot of repeat play.
  5. The game has an admirable variety of modes, from career to arcade to quick play, but with a basic mechanic this crappy, all the variety in the world can't save it. [Feb 2007, p.100]
  6. 50
    Hoverboards, combat, angsty riders, and a cabal-ruined New York City should at least make for an amusing game. Instead it's dreadfully boring.
  7. It's a shame, as what initially looked promising all those months ago when we first saw it, is in fact one of the worst games on Live Arcade. Avoid.
  8. It’s a sound idea that’s torpedoed by poor design and bad play mechanics.
  9. There is a place for more substantial 3D games like this on the platform but Street Trace: NYC provides nothing to recommend itself over the slew of more tightly focussed and expressed rivals on the platform.
  10. This game suffers from an extreme lack of polish, and while it may serve as a neat project for grad-school game programmer, Street Trace has no place on Xbox Live Arcade, nor your hard drive.
  11. Even some bad games can be somewhat enjoyable, but this title started off badly and held up worse.
  12. Street Trace boils down to a mostly random arena shooter where victory is assured through lucky button mashing rather than any kind of skill. [Nov 2007, p.126]
  13. A piece of crap. [Issue 26, p.118]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. BryanM.
    Sep 18, 2007
    8
    This game is pritty fun. its like air bord and Twisted mettal put together. the only lame part is there are limmited wepons to chosse from This game is pritty fun. its like air bord and Twisted mettal put together. the only lame part is there are limmited wepons to chosse from and upgrades. will get boring pritty quick if you don't have a buddy to play agianst. Full Review »
  2. CraigD.
    Aug 25, 2007
    7
    Forget the other modes the Area duals are amusing enough. Tony Hawk with guns, it's actually a lot of fun. The graphics aren't Forget the other modes the Area duals are amusing enough. Tony Hawk with guns, it's actually a lot of fun. The graphics aren't anythiny amazing, and it's a bit dark on a SDTV but otherwise if you keen on fast multiplayer action it's quite enjoyable. Full Review »
  3. TheBus
    Aug 24, 2007
    8
    A flawed, but very entertaining game, Street Trace: NYC combines some of the best and worst aspects of Twisted Metal, Jet Set Radio, Tony A flawed, but very entertaining game, Street Trace: NYC combines some of the best and worst aspects of Twisted Metal, Jet Set Radio, Tony Hawk, and Fuzion Frenzy. It doesn't do anything perfectly: the racing is good but not terribly accurate (like Jet Set Radio), the controls seem bewildering at first and only reward you after deep play (like Tony Hawk), the AI seems too easy or too hard, and the voice acting borders on laughable (Fuzion Frenzy). But, like all these titles, the flaws don't keep you from enjoying this game. Frankly, this would be one of the worst games for the 360 if it was a retail release at $20 or $30. But for $10 as an XBLA title, I think it would appeal to any fan of the games I mentioned above and that brings up its ranking. Full Review »