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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Hop into a Toyota Yaris and drive it on crazy tracks loaded with stubborn obstacles, cool powerups, and intense enemy action. The relentlessly twisted courses in Yaris might have loops or even be tube-shaped, but the Yaris never has to worry about sliding off track, as it defies gravity by scaling side-walls and going all topsy-turvy. Equip your Yaris with an arsenal of weapons to take out your adversaries, but be careful to avoid enemy fire, because once your shields are depleted, so is the game. Customizable cars: Drive either a Yaris Sedan, Sports Sedan, or the Liftback. Collect coins on the track and outfit your Yaris with weapons, shields, and tire configurations. Game modes: Race and take out your enemies in either single player or player vs. player game mode. Wild tracks: Drive on eight different tracks of progressive difficulty. FREE download: Yaris is a free Xbox Live Arcade game. Play it today. Gallery feature: Browse through the game's cast of characters, including all the Yaris cars. Twelve new achievements and new Leaderboard: Twelve new achievements to unlock, and a new Xbox LIVE Arcade leaderboard for you to dominate. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. As the title is completely free, you should ask yourself different questions related to value. For instance, "Is the title worth the 17.5 seconds it will take to download it?" That's a tough one. You could take out the trash in that amount of time, a much more rewarding task than playing Yaris.
  2. Avoid this at all costs. Simply put, it's just a hair shy of being completely broken. Yaris may be free but somehow, I still feel ripped off.
  3. Last time we checked, a Toyota doesn't come with a ruddy big gun. False, and very bad, advertising if you ask us. Still, it's free. [Christmas 2007, p.98]
  4. Yaris might be free, but not even that can justify the space required to download the game. After all, what's your time worth?
  5. I'm actually very fond of irreverent humor, when it's done right, but this, this is just awful.
  6. A festering turd. [Issue#29, p.118]
  7. Yes, Yaris is a free game. But that shouldn't be an excuse to put almost zero effort into the whole thing. Unfortunately, there are actually no redeeming qualities to Yaris.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 22 out of 33
  1. BillGates
    Jun 15, 2009
    Without a doubt the greatest game ever created. The story sucks you in and wont let you go, the graphics are almost real, and you can feel the intensity through the screen. I would have gladly paid $20 for this game, probably even more than that. Collapse
  2. Oct 11, 2012
    Probably one of the greatest games ever conceived. This game has to be better than Skyrim, Bioshock, Half Life, or Dues Ex combined. Without a doubt the best game ever made and if you think differently you are wrong. Expand
  3. RiyaadJ.
    Nov 8, 2008
    Poor design, but highly entertaining in co-op with a friend, and an easy way to boost your gamerscore by 140 points in a couple of hours. not bad but anything more than the price FREE and its not worth it. Expand
  4. AtlasT.
    Oct 10, 2007
    Free. It better be free. This game is garbage. If I don't get dropped off of EVERY single multiplayer match I have ever had before the race has even started then I'm trying the poor single player. I know it's free, but if someone was giving you free puke would you want it? Barely warrants a download, out of curiosity or 200 painfully boring achievement points. Expand
  5. J.
    Oct 11, 2007
    An utter PILE. I don't what I expected from a free game, but it wasn't this. The first advertising game for the Xbox Arcade, Yaris is also hopefully the last. About as fun as someone putting a hot skillet on your face. Expand
  6. Mr.Jonman
    Oct 12, 2007
    Utterly devoid of any redeeming features whatsoever. The front end takes an age to register any button presses, the game itself is like a broken megadrive game with controls designed by someone who's never played a game. Quite possibly the worst piece of advertising ever, as well as the worst XBLA game thus far. Expand
  7. DollyD.
    Dec 31, 2007
    This is what you do. You race around a track while avoiding things and shooting things and trying to get coins. Four things at once with horrendous controls merits this game nothing more than a zero. The worst game ever made and only made to advertise the Yaris, a car I think less of because of this poor game. They could have just made a simple racer, but they felt they had to overcomplicate things to ruin it. Just plain bad. Expand

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