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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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  • Developer: Black Rock Studio
  • Genre(s): Driving, Racing, General, General, Arcade, Automobile
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: E10+
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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: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    Insanity and speed feeling in this game is outstanding !!!
    One minor flaw is a lack of cars (only a few) and few circuits.
    Shame that they
    Insanity and speed feeling in this game is outstanding !!!
    One minor flaw is a lack of cars (only a few) and few circuits.
    Shame that they never released a sequel...
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  4. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    This is a really, really underrated game. I truly can't explain why this hasn't achieved the same success of the Burnout games, my guess isThis is a really, really underrated game. I truly can't explain why this hasn't achieved the same success of the Burnout games, my guess is because of Disney's bad merchandising. The car crashes are not so spectacular, but the scenario destruction is very impressive, and is really the catch of the game. Very nice graphics, increasing difficulty (to the point it's almost unplayable at the end) and a lot of breathtaking moments will get you hooked to this game for days. Expand
  5. 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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  6. May 2, 2014
    8
    This game is really nice with its crazyness, building falling right and left and exploding bridges. Drive and charming effects!
    The only bad
    This game is really nice with its crazyness, building falling right and left and exploding bridges. Drive and charming effects!
    The only bad thing is boredom, which comes after playing it for more then 6-8 hours, but you some I get bored myself in all (practically) driving games, because I don't feel like pressing the forward button watching my speed. Although, I'm a BIG fan of Flatout, Ignite and other games, in which crashes and whacking the opponent's care rewards the player even more then coming to the finish first.
    I think everyone who loves explosions must play this. And who doesn't love 'em?
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  7. Aug 14, 2012
    3
    This game is appealing for the first 3-4 hours, because of it's great visuals, nice music and all the action, but that is all there is to it.This game is appealing for the first 3-4 hours, because of it's great visuals, nice music and all the action, but that is all there is to it. There are no tactics in this game, it's oversimplified and boring. The PC version is simply bad. The multiplayer is unbalanced, there are no car classes, so everyone uses the fastest cars. There are no Free DLC cars for the PC. Very high graphics settings heat up your videocard. Expand

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