Quantum Redshift Xbox

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. By all means technically proficient, but it's uninspired and will probably give you the sensation that you've already done all this before.
  2. The main problem is that we’ve seen it all before and done it all before, something that you’ll not be able to overcome.
  3. Like a college fling: It looks pretty enough, but lacks the substance you'd need for a long-term relationship.
  4. 70
    It's the Ramen Noodles of racing games - not bad on its own, but needs something to spice it up to make it a proper meal.
  5. Offers great production softened by gameplay more derivative than a cloned ear, and will have lasting appeal really only to most hardcore racers.
  6. It’s not that the racers become increasingly difficult, it’s just that the game gets so much faster. Later in the game when you’re on a higher difficulty, it is almost impossible to tell where you’re going, and normally by the time you see a wall, you’ve run into it.
  7. 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."
  8. 62
    A game lacking in style, flare, and ingenuity.
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    Lacks the white-knuckle, sweat-inducing, warp-speed intensity that the futuristic-racing genre thrives on. [Dec 2002, p.258]
  10. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    Redshift's well-honed action and lofty technical ambition are let down by a repetitive and dated no-progress-for-second-place structure, overly familiar mechanics, and conspicuous lack of style. [Winter 2002, p.95]
  11. A nippy, futuristic, weapon-toting racer which epitomises competence without ever once daring to startle with ingenuity.
  12. Game Informer
    60
    I hate to say it, but the best parts of this game are the vehicle desings and environmental details. The rest of it really did nothing for me. [Nov 2002, p.140]
  13. The courses are well laid out and challenging at the higher levels, but they are no different than a normal oval pavement track offering players nothing to see but the other opponents' vehicles.
  14. 60
    It isn't dross, but it probably works best as a quick rental, even for speed junkies.
  15. If Quantum Redshift achieves anything, it’s to make us aware that this genre is in serious need of some new ideas.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 29, 2016
    9
    A hidden gem for sure. This game never lived up to its hype, but it's actually really fun. Great graphics, simple gameplay and backwardsA hidden gem for sure. This game never lived up to its hype, but it's actually really fun. Great graphics, simple gameplay and backwards compatibility make it playable today. Only 8 racetracks does make it a bit monotonous though, as it takes a while to open up the last one. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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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