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  • Summary: Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors inSplit/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Though initially it tends to be a bit on the easy side and learning when and where to use which power-plays is a case of trial and error, it’s not long before the game escalates into a nail-bitingly intense experienc
  2. 85
    Split/Second has so much going for it that it's easy to recommend for kart and arcade racing fans alike. The visuals are great, the sound impresses, and there's enough game between the singleplayer season mode and fun multiplayer to last you quite a while.
  3. Black Rock has proved the concept, shown what kind of polish they can muster, and given arcade racing fans a reason to get back in the game. The explosions and thrills will certainly last until the inevitable "Split/Second 2" throws a couple of different buildings at us.
  4. There are more arcade racers than you can count, but Split/Second brings something to the pack that makes this game a must-try. Every race is a hyped-up experience full of explosions and crashes that leaves the décor in shambles, but puts you on the edge of your seat. Realism or depth is not something you can expect from this title, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Arcade driving game builds its attraction on a superb idea, speed and destruction without limits. Multiplayer limitations prevents the game from reaching a 9-point verdict. [Issue#192]
  6. An original, unconventional arcade that caters to the visceral needs of a modern gamer. Yes, it lets you go with ease, but every show has an ending, right?
  7. PC Format
    60
    When blowing up a car by dropping a boat on it becomes boring, you know there's something fundamentally wrong. [July 2010, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. May 12, 2021
    10
    You are racer in a deadly show.

    Action is over the top. Buildings collapsing, explosions, destruction. You can change the routes if you
    You are racer in a deadly show.

    Action is over the top. Buildings collapsing, explosions, destruction.

    You can change the routes if you fill up your whole power play bar and it makes every lap different.

    That feeling when you activate the power play and taking out all the other racers.

    The sound and one second slowdown when you change the routes.

    Other events like survival, detonator and air strike is great too. There are some added events but they are sadly only for console.

    There is something unique about the atmosphere and these sounds.

    When it finished you are going to cry sobbingly and beg the developer for another game. Games like this mustn't go under the radar.

    Shame on people who didn't noticed and developers who didn't try to make another game like this.
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  2. Jan 7, 2015
    10
    If you love destruction, cinematic action, and cars, this will definitely be the race for you. You'll be sucked in, and when the joy ride isIf you love destruction, cinematic action, and cars, this will definitely be the race for you. You'll be sucked in, and when the joy ride is over, you'll want more of it. I keep wanting a sequel of this game every dang day! Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    Wow this game is crazy with all the explosion crashing buildings changing roads never seen something like this. Also the concept car are veryWow this game is crazy with all the explosion crashing buildings changing roads never seen something like this. Also the concept car are very well made not be suppressed if some of them can become real cars.
    This how games supposed to be with fun crazy imagination always make you smile. Is so unrated and is better than burnout, to bad they didn't make a sequel.
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  4. Jul 13, 2018
    9
    A lot of fun racing game that it unique and did things right. Good graphics, driving, explosions and fun races over all. I don't have much toA lot of fun racing game that it unique and did things right. Good graphics, driving, explosions and fun races over all. I don't have much to say than I wish there will be a 2nd game of this series. Tired of all the bad racing games out there bringing nothing new or creative. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2021
    8
    Гонки построенные на голивудском разрушении. Так то игра на 9-ку. Но с 7 винды, игра просто не проходима если вылетит, и если вылетела, то с 6Гонки построенные на голивудском разрушении. Так то игра на 9-ку. Но с 7 винды, игра просто не проходима если вылетит, и если вылетела, то с 6 или 7 сезона сейв, всегда бьётся Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2018
    8
    ENG RU
    Cool idea in the form of a show, but the very mention of this show and ends, not enough viewers and more interactive, but come on. The
    ENG RU
    Cool idea in the form of a show, but the very mention of this show and ends, not enough viewers and more interactive, but come on. The game itself is good, beautiful picture, interesting selection of tracks, several modes and 12 episodes of 5 tests in each, not a lot, but it's more a plus, does not have time to get bored or bored, now about the cons, lock in 30 fps, to which you get used to and it is not so noticeable, but it would be better to 60, the number of cars is enough, but the diversity and tuning is not, the machines themselves are similar to each other and in appearance and characteristics, Of the 70 races, more than half is the same scenario and tracks, music in the game there is no drive, management, and especially the entry into the turn, sometimes just pisses me off, it feels like you're rolling in oil and can not do anything, and during the clashes have to watch for 5-7 seconds as your car falls apart and was at the 3 position, until the Intro ended, was 8. The main theme of the game. annoy the enemy and not just, but as beautiful as possible, accumulating energy for this. But, what I was most impressed in this game, so it is the reconstruction of the route and the opening of a new route, by the destruction, it looks just awesome, nowhere such chips are not observed, and here it looks like home. I would like to see the second part, although there probably will bring online component, as is now fashionable to do...
    Прикольная задумка в виде шоу, но вот само упоминания этого шоу и заканчивается, не хватает зрителей и большего интерактива, но да ладно. Сама игра хороша, красивая картинка, интересный подбор трасс, несколько режимов и 12 эпизодов по 5 испытаний в каждом, не много, но это скорее плюс, не успевает надоесть или наскучить, теперь о минусах, лок в 30 фпс, к которому привыкаешь и он не так заметен, но лучше бы 60, количество машин хватает, но вот разнообразия и тюнинга нет, сами машины похожи друг на друга и внешне и по характеристикам, нет чувства что едешь на чем нибудь стильном и классном. Из 70 заездов, больше половины происходит по одним и тем же сценарием и трассам, музыки в игре драйвовой нет, управление, а особенно вхождение в поворот, порой просто выводит из себя, такое ощущение будто по маслу катишься и ничего не можешь поделать, и во время столкновений приходится по 5-7 секунд смотреть как твоя тачка разваливается и как тебя все обгоняют. был на 3 позиции, пока заставка кончилась, стал 8. Главная тема игры. насолить противнику и не просто, а как можно красивей, накапливая для этого энергию. Но, то, что меня больше всего поразило в этой игре, так это перестроение трассы и открытия нового маршрута, путем разрушения, это выглядит просто потрясно, нигде такой фишки не наблюдал, а здесь она смотрится как родная. Хотелось бы увидеть вторую часть, хотя там наверное завезут онлайн составляющую, как теперь модно делать...
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  7. May 24, 2021
    2
    How can you explain such high scores ? Even before I tried it, I thought that "Split/Second" looked like a pale copy of the "Burnout" games.How can you explain such high scores ? Even before I tried it, I thought that "Split/Second" looked like a pale copy of the "Burnout" games. This first impression kept increasing as I was playing.

    First of all this game is terribly slow: I couldn't find a way to skip constant introduction when I launch it. Races take years to start too. The navigation in the menu is excessively boring. The dynamics and physics of the cars are totally broken: if the collisions are pleasant at first sight, they quickly become laughable or annoying depending on your mood while you try to enjoy the moment you are having. As for the cars, they are just ugly, it clearly looks like an adult tried to make them look amazing for kids, without success. You can choose one vehicle or another by paying attention to the statistics until you realize that they are just a bunch of crap. Because all you have to do from start to finish is not to miss the many QTE's that appear during the races (even if the consequences of you actions are often very random). No strategy or driving skills are required.

    I can't say 'Split/Second' doesn't benefits from a huge 'wow' effect at the beginning. It lloks cool and maps are varied. But you will soon realize that the game is really long and repetitively boring (despite some quite interesting varied race modes). It is just a bunch of explosions appearing here and there. If you want to play something close to this but way better, just try any 'Burnout' game. Because it is an outrageous and unofficial remake of the famous Burnout saga.
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