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  • Summary: Shift to the future and compete in racing grudge matches against your archrival and multiple racing opponents. Each of the 16 drivers has their own unique ship, home circuit, and weapons. It takes skill and weapons strategy to master the game's 16 tracks filled with massive jumps and roughShift to the future and compete in racing grudge matches against your archrival and multiple racing opponents. Each of the 16 drivers has their own unique ship, home circuit, and weapons. It takes skill and weapons strategy to master the game's 16 tracks filled with massive jumps and rough terrain. As you acquire more racing trophies, you'll earn higher speeds, special characters, and tracks. Ensure your victory by attacking characters with everything from plasma bolts or tidal waves to nuclear weapons. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. With incredible track designs, a spot-on control system and a soundtrack by Junkie XL, Quantum Redshift leaves little to be desired. It may not be perfection, but it's pretty darn close. [Dec 2002, p.125]
  2. Explosions, good lighting and cool particle effects are everywhere in Quantum Redshift. But the graphical effect that stands out the most is the subtlest of them all: water.
  3. Distracted by the majesty of the visuals, it's difficult sometimes to keep your head in the game. [Oct 2002, p.67]
  4. Offers great production softened by gameplay more derivative than a cloned ear, and will have lasting appeal really only to most hardcore racers.
  5. 63
    You can instantly tell that it was born out of corporate necessity, not creative passion. It's a game without a soul, thrown together to "fill a niche" and "target a demographic."
  6. Lacks the white-knuckle, sweat-inducing, warp-speed intensity that the futuristic-racing genre thrives on. [Dec 2002, p.258]
  7. If Quantum Redshift achieves anything, it’s to make us aware that this genre is in serious need of some new ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. ChrisP.
    Feb 19, 2005
    10
    Great and fun game.
  2. Mar 28, 2014
    10
    One of the few good alternatives to Wipeout.
    This game amazed me from the start, great controls, great sense of speed, addictive play.
    As
    One of the few good alternatives to Wipeout.
    This game amazed me from the start, great controls, great sense of speed, addictive play.
    As it was stated before underrated.
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  3. Mar 5, 2015
    10
    Damn near perfect. Thirteen years later and this game still looks and plays like a dream. The sense of speed is unparalleled, the gameplay isDamn near perfect. Thirteen years later and this game still looks and plays like a dream. The sense of speed is unparalleled, the gameplay is smooth and responsive and the weapon system is easy to manage. This game got so many things right for it's time. I love the water effects and track design (16 of them!) and unlockable characters (the majority of which are female. Unheard of in any game, let alone a racer.) My only gripes are the mediocre soundtrack and silly banter between the characters before races. Expand
  4. EricG.
    Nov 15, 2002
    8
    The negative reviews for this game made me a bit nervous, so I rented it to try it out. Not impressive at first, but switch to the first The negative reviews for this game made me a bit nervous, so I rented it to try it out. Not impressive at first, but switch to the first person view and get to the higher speed levels. WOW! This game is incredible. The sense of speed is remarkable. Graphics, weather, and weapon trails are mind blowing. As a whole, not nearly as stylish as the Wipeout series, but it will do for us XBOXers looking for a fix. Plus you can rip your old Wipeout soundtracks to your XBOX and imagine you're playing the real deal! Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Nov 29, 2002
    7
    Does what it sets out to and very seldom surprises. A rental at best.
  6. FranF.
    Jan 15, 2003
    6
    Average. The graphics are nice and it's got speed... boy, does it have speed, but it's your typical futuristic Wipeout-style of Average. The graphics are nice and it's got speed... boy, does it have speed, but it's your typical futuristic Wipeout-style of game. The cutscenes and character stories are below average in both graphics and content and the intros to each one last only 20-30 seconds (some may actually LIKE that!) Still, not a bad game if you can find it for under $30.00. Just don't expect anything revolutionary here. P.S. I did like it better than it's racing cousin, Wipeout, although. Expand
  7. JoeM.
    Nov 9, 2002
    3
    The replays are on par with pole position. The gameplay is on the same control level as the old game also. You think maybe some actual The replays are on par with pole position. The gameplay is on the same control level as the old game also. You think maybe some actual physics could've been involved. Its fun if like sleds with rockets and a bad ruuder. Expand

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