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  • Summary: Destroy obstacles, take shortcuts, and forget any rules until the end to win.
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8 Minutes Of Square Enix's New Racing Game Gravel
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 12, 2018
    80
    While Gravel has issues like strange collisions, cars literally merging into each other and some issues with shadows, there is a lot to say about it. There's a wide variety of racing types, tracks and cars to use. Almost everything is fast paced and entertaining and simply gratifying. Simply put, Gravel is a very good arcade style racing game and Milestone's best game yet.
  2. Mar 1, 2018
    80
    Despite one or two cruel difficulty spikes, Gravel is one of the better examples of off-road racing in a while. Its mix of semi-realism and over-the-top arcade style makes for some exciting races, while its progression system keeps it accessible to almost anyone.
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    75
    Gravel is a great racing experience for veterans and newcomers alike, with so many tracks and cars to unlock this game will keep you busy for a while. However being unable to find an online match has me worried that the replay value of this game isn't very good after you've played through the meat of the single-player game.
  4. Feb 27, 2018
    70
    Gravel is a solid title, with an old school gameplay, but few game modes. There's a good variety of cars and locations, with a strong connection to the past and the present of the off road story. There are, however, some technical problems.
  5. May 8, 2018
    66
    With its relatively realistic physics, Gravel is a game on the hard side. However, if you are looking for an arcade-like offroad race game, you should be able to appreciate this one.
  6. Games Master UK
    Mar 22, 2018
    60
    Intermittently fun, but not consistently hair-raising enough to keep you glued to the steering wheel. [Apr 2018, p.80]
  7. Mar 1, 2018
    50
    Gravel is aptly named: rough, mildly broken, and dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Excellent game in terms of fun: graphics are clearly catching more and more benefits thanks to the usage of the Unreal4 engine (illumination,Excellent game in terms of fun: graphics are clearly catching more and more benefits thanks to the usage of the Unreal4 engine (illumination, weather conds, etc.). Some tracks are really well done, such as for Namibia and Australia, and the multiplayer is very well done. Excellent 60fps on my Pro.
    It's not and doesn't intend to be a sim, so... catch your gamepad if you've those 20mins of free time and have fun!
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  2. Jul 22, 2020
    9
    The game is just great, its and oldschool feeling like i played sega rally plus motorstorm while, gameplay is just fun and progression isThe game is just great, its and oldschool feeling like i played sega rally plus motorstorm while, gameplay is just fun and progression is good, ai mood is competitive, milestone did the best game from their list, im putting 9 of 10 only because of graphics, its ok but could be better on ps4 generation. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2020
    8
    I'm having such a good time with this game. It reminds me of the golden era of arcade racers when the only thing that mattered was the funI'm having such a good time with this game. It reminds me of the golden era of arcade racers when the only thing that mattered was the fun factor. If you love off road racers, give Gravel a chance. Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    6
    The driving part of it is fun; there is a mix of arcade and simulation that I can enjoy (though I prefer as much arcadey as possible - theThe driving part of it is fun; there is a mix of arcade and simulation that I can enjoy (though I prefer as much arcadey as possible - the Motorstorm series is my favorite). So Gravel is not a bad game, it delivers the driving, the championships, that package you would expect from a game like that - with a lot of customization for those who are interested in tweaking their game. It's all there.

    But I will not sugarcoat it. Gravel is a very ugly game. The scenery might fool you for a while, with the lighting effects and all, but the cars are a travesty. Blocky and ugly, making Gravel look like a PS3 game (like a game the PS3 would get by the end of its lifespan). Gravel looks like a "PS3 remaster" not a PS4 title. It's that ugly. When the car spins like a coin, after a crash, it's actually pretty funny... it's unbelievable they released the game like this... looks unfinished and unpolished.

    I expected a bit more from it... watching the trailers and gameplay videos. Maybe on the PC it's better (probably is); but on the consoles it looks like sh*t. Offers racing fun for a while, but it's ugly as sh*t, sorry.
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  5. Mar 1, 2018
    6
    The game is not bad , but it still could be better , it feels like a fun game but it defendtely cany touch dirt 4 , graphics are good thoughThe game is not bad , but it still could be better , it feels like a fun game but it defendtely cany touch dirt 4 , graphics are good though not the best , driving is okay but not something thrilling , sound effects are really poor . Career mode dont say too much and it looks someway short to me . It has some cool cars , some of them cant be found nowhere else but still are not too many . Ans the last thing for me which is the worst , it is apparently not a game to sell on 70 , even dirt 4 which is a far more completed and more well known game wasnt selling at 70 , i think this game it could be best to sell at 40-50 to be a fair price . Anw its fun game but i think someone looking for this kind of games just buy dirt 4 and wait for this one to go on a discount . Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2018
    4
    This game had a chance to refresh the stale arcade racing genre but it lacks depth, the career is just a sequence of senseless races withoutThis game had a chance to refresh the stale arcade racing genre but it lacks depth, the career is just a sequence of senseless races without any kind of progression, the vehicle physics is "floaty", buggy and frustrating to control and the tracks are mostly plain highways going trough boring environments.
    Multiplayer didn't work at all and that's one of the biggest reason for such a low score.
    4 is a poor result but this game doesn't feel AAA except for the menu and some parts of the presentation.
    I honestly don't see any reason to buy this game full price, but for the amount of time you will need to go trough the mildly boring campaign 10-15 bucks may be the right price to pick it up if you are really desperate to have a cheap Sega Rally to waste a week end on.
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  7. Jun 4, 2019
    0
    I paid $9.99 for the deluxe edition of this game. I feel like I overpaid by at least ( dollars.

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