RoadKill Xbox

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
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  1. Game Informer
    65
    I rarely feel that my intelligence is being insulted by a game, but RoadKill managed to do the trick. The self-consciously "bad-ass" plot is devoid of humor or interesting characters. [Oct 2003, p.139]
  2. Plays a lot like "Twisted Metal," with definite "GTA" influence. If you've played "Twisted Metal," you know what to expect: this essentially plays exactly the same. That isn't always a bad thing - I had some fun playing, but it wears thin quickly.
  3. 60
    It's incredible how nasty and trashy this gameplay looks, when something very similar looked so great. There are a lot of really nice touches here, but they're wasted on a game that feels like a high school talent show version of a great movie.
  4. If you live with your mother, smoke pot, watch wrestling, can’t vote, and love The Cramps or have a big brother who does, you will likely have a blast with this game. Not only can you get your violence fix by yourself on a Wednesday night, but you and your friends can have fun wrecking each other in the 4-player split-screen.
  5. The overly simplistic gameplay, re-hashed visuals, unbalanced level design, and generic storyline all factor in to make this hybrid of yesteryears best selling, finest games, a low rent middle class knock off. Nevertheless, the sheer visceral excitement of blowing stuff up and witnessing ultra-violent, unapologetically brutal cut-scenes and road rage is hard to deny.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    As a car-combat game, it's passable but not exceptional. As a postacopalyptic "GTA" clone, it falls well short of the mark in terms of story, mission diversity, and replay value. [Nov 2003, p.171]
  7. 70
    Gamers who liked the idea of, say, "Twisted Metal Black," but found the execution too quick and snappy to be satisfying, should check out Road Kill, a decidedly more kinetic follower.
  8. In this day and age, a game can't carry itself on its licensed soundtrack alone and so ultimately Roadkill disappoints. It may be fun for while, but we all know that this sort of thing has been done better elsewhere.
  9. Roadkill's impression of Grand Theft Auto is almost as cringeworthy. Most of the ingredients that made Rockstar's crime 'em up so successful are here but, like your dad's Pound Shop Ali G, it lacks the special something that made GTA so amazing.
  10. Between its immature "Mature-rated" content (naughty language is prevalent) and rough gameplay, RoadKill narrowly misses excellence.
  11. It’s fun to play, but the dull missions and average graphics make it the kind of game you’ll probably enjoy for a week and then let gather dust on your shelf.
  12. Perhaps the most creatively bankrupt fun game ever made. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.95]
  13. GameNow
    50
    Mediocre on all fronts....This game does nothing new except offer a ton of foul language to get you in trouble with the 'rents. [Nov 2003, p.60]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Uter
    Aug 22, 2004
    8
    It's a cross between twisted metal black and grand theft auto 3. Although the graphics aren't on par with either game, the gameplay It's a cross between twisted metal black and grand theft auto 3. Although the graphics aren't on par with either game, the gameplay and humor are right up there. It is one the xbox's better games overall. I was pleasantly surprised. Full Review »
  2. AnthonyC.
    Jun 2, 2004
    10
    This game has the perfect combo of action and the shit that makes a mans skin cral. hokers and the down and durty cussing makes this gameThis game has the perfect combo of action and the shit that makes a mans skin cral. hokers and the down and durty cussing makes this game closer to life than any other i have seen Full Review »
  3. NachT
    May 16, 2004
    9
    Personally.. I thought this game kicked ass. Alotta people said it sucked cause it was a rip off of GTA and Twiztid Metal Black, which is Personally.. I thought this game kicked ass. Alotta people said it sucked cause it was a rip off of GTA and Twiztid Metal Black, which is was, but it pulled it off well enough to get me to stay a 42 minute long RIOT level x.x I just wanna find a way to get the rest of the damn cars without havign to do thoes stunt missions. Their impossable x.x ~N~ Full Review »