Powerdrome Xbox

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. A surprisingly accomplished, by-the-books, futuristic racing game.
  2. Powerdrome doesn't really stand out on its own but instead follows an essentially generic formula. If you are already a devout fan of futuristic racing titles, this competitively priced game may just be for you.
  3. Edge Magazine
    70
    It looks great, and the boosting system means that, as a time-trial game, it's fantastic. If your progress wasn't so easily sabotaged by a thoughtless collision, it would be a fantastic racer, too. [June 2004, p.104]
  4. 70
    Its initially brutal learning curve might deter a lot of people, but those who invest time to master it will find it to be a very satisfying and rewarding game. An entertaining title that could have been a classic.
  5. games(TM)
    60
    Hurtling through dark tunnels to suddenly find yourself bathed in glorious sunshine as you emerge the other side is a breathtaking experience that is only superceded by the ridiculously fast speeds your Blades can reach. [June 2004, p.110]
  6. Xbox Nation Magazine
    40
    Sadly, Powerdrome is one time trial after another, and even with a real opponent via Xbox Live, there's not much more to it. [Sept 2004, p.89]
  7. A stylish and spectacular gaming universe.
  8. It's more indicative of the current crop of racing games that a 15 year-old concept feels so refreshing.
  9. Powerdrome set out to create a white knuckle racer that will keep players on the edge of their seats, and that is certainly what they accomplished. For those players looking for an in-depth driving-sim, this is certainly not the place to look.
  10. Cheat Code Central
    70
    For a budget title Powerdrome certainly has plenty going for it. It has great graphics, smooth animation, nice particle effects such as spark and smoke and several modes including time trials, quick race, championship and multi-player modes both system link and online.
  11. Powerdrome doesn't improve on the genre as much as I was hoping.
  12. Powerdrome appears to be just another futuristic racer. One advantage it does offer over other similar racers of the genre, however, is the ability to race against others on Xbox Live.

Awards & Rankings

#72 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#32 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. RebelS.
    Jan 12, 2005
    9
    I love the game i love the design of the circuts and characters and i love lots of the blades and one player is fun and then once yourI love the game i love the design of the circuts and characters and i love lots of the blades and one player is fun and then once your finished that play with a friend. Full Review »
  2. Uter
    Oct 13, 2004
    5
    It's a budget title that feels like it. The speed is nice, but the graphics, and courses are not.
  3. RandallW.
    Jul 30, 2004
    8
    They are working on the XBox LIVE part. Hopefully there will be a fix soon!!!