Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
Buy On
  1. The game could have used a few more track locations, options and gameplay modes, but for twenty bucks (or less with a trade-in), it's not a bad deal no matter how you look at it.
  2. The drive anywhere at anytime mentality that seems to be the driving force, just wasn't executed well enough, so instead the game remains a generic racer with a Hummer coating.
  3. If Hummer Badlands were an actual arcade game, it would make on average, about a quarter an hour. It's just too easy.
  4. The racing is boring and way too easy, the physics are bouncy and unrealistic, the rubber-band artificial intelligence is ridiculous, and you can easily beat every race in the game in a couple hours.
  5. 40
    Hardcore Hummer fans or owners will like seeing taking control of their favorite rides. Racing fans, however, will not enjoy the weak competition, shallow game modes and lackluster graphics and sound.
  6. If you like racing games, play Forza, Burnout, or Gran Turismo. If you are someone who likes Hummer vehicles, go and play Mercenaries to see how it should handle.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    Unless you're a six-year-old yearning to take every concievable model of Hummer for a spin in a simplistic, arcadey race, this game isn't worth your time. [July 2006, p.82]

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
#10 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2006
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. JoshC.
    Aug 27, 2006
    It is outstanding. My dream car is an h2.