Can’t Drive This is that rare thing: a very simple concept, but one that’s so well-executed that it creates absolute carnage and hilarity. If games nights with friends are a thing you enjoy, make sure to include Can’t Drive This at your next one. You won’t regret it.
Part racer and part frenetic puzzle game, Can’t Drive This is a highly imaginative and fresh driving game that thrives as a catchy co-op experience. At its best with four players it’s a genuine riot and a true crowd-pleaser, and it’s buoyed by balanced handling, a nice soundtrack, and a good sense of humour. However, its skinny selection of modes means it doesn’t quite have the stamina a party game needs to keep a couch-load of people engaged for hours on end.
Co-op is where Can’t Drive This truly shines. Bringing some frantic entertainment, cross-generation multiplayer, and adaptive feedback for acceleration – the only major PS5 upgrade — we just wish there was more to it. It’s also incredibly bare, and there isn’t huge variation between these modes. Unlocking new customisation options isn’t enough to keep you coming back, and though you’ll have a fun time with friends, you won’t be here for a long time.