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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: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. 100
    By expertly blurring the line between arcade racing and popcorn action flicks, Black Rock has not only further established itself as one of the top racing studios in the game, but also created arguably the most intense driving experience of this console generation.
  2. After playing it for an extended period of time, I think it is a great game and would recommend it to anyone who is on the fence and loves racing games. Unfortunately, the candle on this game burns out a little too quickly, with only a few modes supported for online play.
  3. 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 experience.
  4. It's a shame that Split/Second fails to provide new courses later on, and once you've seen it all, it does lose some of its magic. But while it's fresh, Split/Second delivers an exhilarating sense of danger and surprise. It's just simple, explosive fun.
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    Brilliantly chaotic and rapid, but lacking that killer edge. [June 2010, p.86]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    Leaves the majority of its competitors languishing in its slipstream - with a glorious pile of fresh debris raining down around them. [June 2010, p.100]
  7. A lot of speed and explosions entertain us, but this is a racing game that relies to much on a pretty mediocre gimmick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Apr 19, 2016
    10
    This a very fun game that my friend showed me at his house. In this game, (I am not talking about the story since we were addicted toThis a very fun game that my friend showed me at his house. In this game, (I am not talking about the story since we were addicted to multiplayer) you race around several differant tracks (designed to be destroyed) and make other enemies crash and activate power plays, which are scripted and destroy the track around you. But be careful you can crash because of your friends power play, an npc enemy (yes there are npc's in multiplayer mode) or even "wreck yourself". The verdict would be a very fun racing game and one of the best, and you will play it a lot. 10/10 Great and fun racing game. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2010
    10
    What do you get with Split/Second? Fun. Just fun. Pure simple unadulterated fun. When you put the game up against other arcade and kart-racingWhat do you get with Split/Second? Fun. Just fun. Pure simple unadulterated fun. When you put the game up against other arcade and kart-racing games, you may put it just in the top 3. You would also need to put an asterisk next to the game, since it is the first game to say "My car is not the weapon, the game is my weapon". This is a twist that is unseen and you can only hope that Disney with BlackRock Studio will make another split/second with more tracks, cars, and improvements.

    I would recommend this game to anybody, but for those who love online racing, I would recommend it more to. As said, I keep feeling like there is something in the game that has been missed. If that feature...whatever it is was in the game, I think more people would know of the game and rate it higher. Either way, what we have now is simple, fast, beautiful and fun.

    For Full Review, visit my blog: http://hypedgames.blogspot.com/2010/09/splitsecond-review-explosions.html
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  3. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    One of the most fun racing games I have ever played in my life! Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. What sold me was the demo, playedOne of the most fun racing games I have ever played in my life! Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. What sold me was the demo, played it 5 times and even though it was the same track, I experienced it differently 3 or 4 of those times. Even the 1st lap of one race was different than the first lap of another because of a portion of the environment being destroyed forcing you to use a new part of the track. On my 5th play-through of the demo I saw a part of the track I hadn't experienced yet, so once the real game came out I picked it up asap and loved it a lot! Definitely worth the money, took a few weeks to beat it since I would try for all gold's before moving to next episode. Expand
  4. Jan 15, 2016
    9
    Great action/arcade racer, little bit like Ridge Racer but with explosions instead of nitro. Not a realistic racing simulator but definitely aGreat action/arcade racer, little bit like Ridge Racer but with explosions instead of nitro. Not a realistic racing simulator but definitely a very fun action experience, only drawback is limited number of tracks. Still, it's challenging to get 1st place during the second half of the game. Also works great with a racing wheel! Would recommend this to anyone who liked Ridge Racer and racing fans in general. Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2011
    8
    This is a terrific arcade gaming experience. As soon a sI saw the trailer and realised that taking out an enemy meant triggering an eventThis is a terrific arcade gaming experience. As soon a sI saw the trailer and realised that taking out an enemy meant triggering an event rather blasting guns. It was a must purchase. I hadn't been this excited about a racing game since Wipeout on the PSone. The game is top notch all the way down the line from the great visuals to the big TV style presentation. Where the game really shines in the massive set pieces where you can alter the routes of the race. I guess where the game falls down, as with most titles of this ilke, is the grind. Especially when this is coupled with win a season get a new car which is easily good enough to beat the opponents plough through race and unlock the next season and so on. What I do like are the challenges. These have been balanced perfectly and definitely have that "just one more go" element. I still enjoy playing and look forward to more interesting way to dispose of the opponents. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2012
    8
    Destroy overtake instead: This racing game burns a rapid effect fireworks - and does some things differently than the genre competition. It isDestroy overtake instead: This racing game burns a rapid effect fireworks - and does some things differently than the genre competition. It is a simple but extremely entertaining arcade racing in brilliant bombastic appearance. Expand
  7. May 12, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. another race game..I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it......... Expand

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