Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. The controls are nearly perfect. I have never played a driving game with such precise controls before.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    The variety of play, including obstacle courses, photo shoots, midnight races and stunt driving is staggering. Wreckless is a work of art. [Mar 2002, p.63]
  3. 90
    It looks like something fresh, something that could only be done on the most powerful machine around even though it follows the old school videogame formula of low brow fun and more low brow fun.
  4. I am the type of gamer who likes a game that you can just pop in and play. And this is exactly what wreckless is all about.
  5. netjak
    The only thing that really hurt the game was the lack of options and multiplayer functions.
  6. 86
    With the opportunity to choose to "save" your mission replay to the Xbox's hard drive after every undertaking, combined with the absolute treat of watching this enhanced, multi-camera replay, Wreckless takes the concept of replay to a higher level.
  7. A fun ride with two or three frustrating bumps along the way – I’m just hoping for some deeper missions in the sequel.
  8. Xbox Nation Magazine
    Playing Wreckless is like being repeatedly shot out of a cannon. [Spring 2002, p.72]
  9. It's loaded with special effects and the vehicles all handle very responsively (crucial for a good driving game). If you can live with the fact that you won't be playing it for months then this is well worth looking into.
  10. Extremely fun...The main flaw in Wreckless is in the area of control. The car handling dynamics are extremely loose to convey the feeling of being well...Wreckless.
  11. All this beauty is mildly tainted by the fact that there are a few glitches in the game. Now and again a car will disappear, and you can drive through trees.
  12. If you do find a happy medium between the controls and the game play, you'll find yourself actually digging the game - but like most good games, the fun is over way to quick, With twenty missions total in the game, we beat about seven of them within an hour.
  13. 80
    Solid audio effects round out the aesthetic package, but the obnoxious music score is best left silent.
  14. 80
    Worth revisiting to admire the outstanding graphics and thrash the various motors within an inch of their life.
  15. An excellent arcade title...My almost singular complaint is that, like all arcade games, it goes by real quick.
  16. There are a few overly frustrating missions that will drive you absolutely nuts too. I found myself saying, "wow this is the sweetest game," during one mission and then, "jeeze, is this annoying," in another.
  17. The lack of a two-player mode (reportedly dropped due to shipping deadlines) and no ability to simply roam around the city without time limits and seek out its many hidden areas and shortcuts is nigh-on criminal, especially the latter.
  18. As it stands it's a poorly put together title that is just a good-looking, rotten apple.
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Through what I assume is some kind of mystical voodoo magic, the game cleanly details every frame of a 100-mph car chase without batting an eye. [Apr 2002, p.144]

Awards & Rankings

#41 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. NW
    Apr 20, 2005
    You cannot call this even a game! Dont touch to this "game". IT SUCKS! graphics are ok, that's why 1 point....
  2. AlehU.
    Apr 11, 2005
    This game really sucks... it may look cool in pictures... but trust me this really sucks... maybe the worst driving game i've played.
  3. SamP.
    Oct 21, 2002
    If i may wuote Keanu reaves- "Whoa."