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  • Summary: The Ballistics pilots run their hover bikes on magnetic fields inside a track that allows full 360º movement. The races take place in many different settings; all with their own unique design and environment - all shaped to breed the speed. [Xicat Interactive]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Ballistics is by far the fastest and most beautiful arcade racing game I have ever seen -- it makes everything else seem like molasses by comparison. While there is nothing really new here, the excellence of this title lies in its truly brilliant execution.
  2. It has enough Eye Candy to satisfy the picky 3D futuristic racing fan and an addictive quality that leaves you wanting to play “one more game” just to see if you can top your last blisteringly-fast speed.
  3. Overall the game was exciting and thrilling, but in the long run this game will get tired and repetitive. The speed will keep you thrilled for a long time.
  4. The sound isn’t much, but the graphics are can be very intense when you are flying past them at more than 260 miles per hour.
  5. Ballistics is, without a doubt, the fastest racer ever made. The game is all about speed. Make that insane speed. Reaching velocities that pop the sound barrier, this is a racing game for adrenaline freaks.
  6. PC Gamer
    It’s so damn fast and pretty that it’s more fun watching than actually playing it. [Mar 2002, p.68]
  7. 40
    Ballistics is never lacking for a quick, cheap thrill. Unfortunately, the gameplay is actually skin deep, it crashes often, and ultimately doesn't deliver on its eye candy promises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MarkM.
    Apr 9, 2003
    I like to play it stoned, except when im going mach 1.5 and i hit something.
  2. BenW.
    Oct 4, 2003
    I agree with's wicked awesome when stoned.
  3. 047
    Sep 16, 2016
    Simply the best futuristic racing game ever. No other game will give you even an approximation of running as fast as two or three speeds ofSimply the best futuristic racing game ever. No other game will give you even an approximation of running as fast as two or three speeds of sound. Even now (2016) it looks good for that most of landscapes are futuristic and you basically fly too fast to see any imperfections in textures and models.
    I believe Ballistics is not for everybody, but if you'll like, you'll like it for good.
  4. KharyM.
    Sep 28, 2002
    This is the fastest racer i've seen in my life.