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  • Summary: Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe isDrive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun! Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    Hot Wheels Unleashed appeared without warning, in a fast, abrasive way, much like the miniature cars that lend it its name. The game is one of this year’s surprise hits, e one of the best arcade racing experiences in recent memory. It easily earns its place has the best Hot Wheels game ever, with slick, balanced driving and a phenomenal variety of miniatures.
  2. Oct 14, 2021
    80
    Hot Wheels Unleashed is a fun arcade racer for the whole family, whose biggest weakness is the counting lootbox system, which dampens the passion for collecting to a degree.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    80
    Hot Wheels Unleashed will take you on a nostalgic ride back to your childhood days. You will get a fun, unforgettable experience, the same one back when we were playing with real Hot Wheels toy cars!
  4. Sep 28, 2021
    75
    Hot Wheels: Unleashed is a good game if you are a fan of the franchise and looking for a racing title that goes straight to the point without the need to master complicated techniques. The important thing here is to feel the speed and let your imagination fly.
  5. Oct 4, 2021
    70
    Engaging tracks and an enjoyable selection of cars makes for a colorful and fun, but clumsy racing game.
  6. Sep 30, 2021
    60
    Hot Wheels Unleashed -- in all caps and bolded letters -- is a passable arcade racer that sticks out from other middle-of-the-road racing games thanks to its devotion to nostalgia and some great ideas that are unfortunately not completely realized due to obvious budgetary restrictions. If you're desperate to get behind the wheel of your favorite Hot Wheel, it will scratch that itch, but not much else.
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    60
    Hot Wheels Unleashed doesn’t have much to offer, and as an arcade racing can only be entertaining for a few hours before fading to the bottom of your game library.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Oct 2, 2021
    8
    Hot wheels unleashed
    great for the creative
    Hot wheels unleashed is an arcade racing game with an equal amount of good as bad… firs the
    Hot wheels unleashed
    great for the creative
    Hot wheels unleashed is an arcade racing game with an equal amount of good as bad… firs the good.. the amount of customization and attention to detail in this game is insane.. as you play youll earn coin and blind boxes, giving you random hot wheels cars all with their own stas and are upgradable with different rarities, and yes I did pull legendaries… you can also earn these cars in the story mode.. and each of these cars you can customize all th way down to the wheel.. really making this feel lik your toybox wich brings me to the track creator.. im not one to care about these type of things anymore.. but the early teen in me loves the fact you can build a track around your room like the good ole days, having sleepovers with your friends.. coming up with the most ridiculous jump and loops possible.. and yu can play these tracks locally as well as online, though I don’t see the option to download other created tracks which is a bummer, you can however download other players customized cars.. up to 100… when it comes to racing, hot wheels unleashed is best locally or online.. its fast and fun drifting around corners trying to outdo everyone around you.. its hwen you play solo that hot wheels unleashes problems start to show… theres an adventure mode here where youre going through races and time trials basically back and forth, clearing these hllenges to unlock new track bulding items, earn coins, and cars.. and imemdietly I relized, oh no.. theres rubber banding.. unfortuntaly there is no sweet spot difficulty to make racing through this game solo thrilling… easy is essentially free roam mode cause the AI cant keep up, and the rubber banding in medium and hard ruins races.. turning this basically into nothing but time trials essentially.. one wrong move and youre in last place.. that’s how bad the rubber banding is… might as well restart.. much like again.. a time trial.. when I sit down to race.. iwant to race.. don’t pretend theres added difficulty by making the ai slingshot to catch up with me… jst make the ai better the harder it gets.. so unfortunately playing solo turned this into a map cleaner more than anything else.. made worse by how uncreative the tracks are.. The game focused so heavily on detail they forgot to focus on zany fun… sure there are obstacles thrown in there like a spider that shoots a web,but no childlike imagination.. making forts out of pillows, throwing bouncy balls here and there, making me drive over a bowl of water.. a cat swiping at you while you drive around… an insanine incline down a flight of stairs to fly across the room… nothing really to remind me im dirving a hotwheels car.. other than the ocassional vent or couch to drive across, but its so in the background hat I stopped paying attention.. really making getting through the campaign a drag at times, as it is just recycled the same 8 tracks over and over and over…
    That being said if you plan to race online or locally with friends.. hot wheels unleashed has potential to be a staple in your collection.. creating tracks to challenge eachother, designing a staple hotwheel..
    This is a must have for racing fans..
    I give Hot wheels unleashed
    a 7.5/10
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  2. Oct 10, 2021
    5
    Great game until the Time Trials ruin it. They artificially slow progression, are required to advance through your career and remove all funGreat game until the Time Trials ruin it. They artificially slow progression, are required to advance through your career and remove all fun from the game.

    The expansions are more than the price of the game. Not a chance when 1/2 the game loop is terrible.
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  3. Oct 5, 2021
    4
    Hot Wheels Unleashed when I first started playing this game I enjoyed it but the more I played it the more I grew frustrated with it the TimeHot Wheels Unleashed when I first started playing this game I enjoyed it but the more I played it the more I grew frustrated with it the Time Trials were near impossible to finish and the AI is so totally unbalanced that playing on Easy is way too easy and just putting it on medium makes the AI near impossible to beat to the point where I fear even trying the hardest difficulty setting, it's totally grind heavy and relies on Loot Crates which they called Blind Boxes that most times will give you the same cars constantly.

    That said here's a list of pros and cons for the game

    Pros:
    -Beautiful Graphics
    -Music is catchy
    -Tons of Iconic cars like the TMNT Van, Ecto1, Dolorean, etc.
    -Awesome Track Designs
    -Livery Designer
    -Race Track Creator

    Cons:
    -Even though you have access to a track creator everything's locked so don't expect to make epic tracks right at the start
    -AI Difficulty spikes being totally unfair
    -Loot Crates
    -Near impossible Time Trial races (Too many of them actually)
    -It is totally grind heavy to the point where you'll be grinding for hours just to get enough coins for the Blind Boxes or to get enough gears to upgrade your cars for the record its 500 coins for a single Blind Box
    -The single player mode is kind of bland and boring but it is passable
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  4. Oct 5, 2021
    2
    First of all, I love racing games, I almost always enjoy a good racing game. This game is everything wrong with modern racing games. TheFirst of all, I love racing games, I almost always enjoy a good racing game. This game is everything wrong with modern racing games. The campaign mode is literally rigged to make you play as long as possible, similar to mobile game tactics. There is only one, (yes one) way to unlock cars, which is through LOOT BOXES. The only currency you can use is the coins, which you earn in campaign, but not nearly enough to actually get good cars, oh yeah, and the cars performance is DIRECTLY tied to how rare it is in the loot boxes. I have literally one car that can keep up on the straights (upgrading is BS, a lie (boost is nerfed with upgrades wtf)) with NORMAL AI AFTER HOURS OF PLAYING Also, the AI will interfere in your race if you are too far ahead, sending you to last place at the last lap as punishment, sometimes flipping your car over for NO REASON. It is an absolutely amazing example of the problem with modern games, and is literally one of the worst racing games I have ever playedn **** this game, **** its greedy tactics, **** LOOT BOXES Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2021
    2
    sometimes fun, mostly frustrating
    randomly difficulty spikes, even on easy, unrealistic time trials, random wonky physics, that only one the
    sometimes fun, mostly frustrating
    randomly difficulty spikes, even on easy, unrealistic time trials, random wonky physics, that only one the player experience and not the ai. the graphics are great, along with the roster but you are better off just turning the music off. very disappointing game overall
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  6. Oct 6, 2021
    0
    Not a bad game, looks good, plays well, the only downside is the in game economy, avoid if you think this will be an easy platinum. You get 70Not a bad game, looks good, plays well, the only downside is the in game economy, avoid if you think this will be an easy platinum. You get 70 coins for winning a race, which will mainly be online against a few people that can't take an L or complain when they try to crash you and they come off worse lol 70 coins for winning a race which can take seconds or up to 5 minutes, and you need to have earned 100,000 for a trophy, and the gears are worse! The single player is fairly short and I imagine a large amount of people won't be able to get the unleashed time in a lot of the time trials. Expand