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  • Summary: Whether driving the Spy Car destroying a Hovercraft with a NERF Blaster in the Games Room, or the Dump Truck blowing up a Tank with a Dynamite Launcher in the garden, Micro Machines World Series will have players of all ages smiling from ear-to-ear while delivering absolute carnage.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    80
    If you grew up in the early ’90s or just have an affinity for the license, it does it justice and delivers a rock-solid racing experience as well. Its mode selection is impressive and there’s always something to do if you’re tired of racing.
  2. Jul 3, 2017
    70
    The game, however, suffers from some splintering that could undoubtedly undermine its grip on the audience.
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    65
    Micro Machines World Series only shortly let us tune into that nostalgic feeling thanks to its wonderful tracks and fun multiplayer modes. It makes it rather sad that there are too many bots and AI present and that the controls are so difficult.
  4. 60
    Micro Machines World Tour does just enough to live up to the brand but not much else.
  5. Jul 12, 2017
    60
    The return of Micro Machines aims at the online market and falls flat on its face, due to mediocre connections, terrible matchmaking and frankly, a lack of players. Why the hell did they not include a singleplayer mode?
  6. Games Master UK
    Aug 10, 2017
    58
    There's fun to be had, but the choice and variety are as micro as the machines, limiting your enjoyment. [Sept 2017, p.74]
  7. 40
    Lacking the various vehicle types, long list of stages and single-player Challenge mode of the older games in the franchise, World Series bets it all on multiplayer and doesn't deliver. There's a kernel of a good idea in transforming Micro Machines into Overwatch-style personalities that each have their own special skills they can use to work together, but if there's a way to jam that complex, strategic online play into the zany, top-down design of 26 years ago, this game isn't it.

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  2. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    6
    A modern version of the classic Micro Machines. Unfortunately it suffers from a lack of depth in its design. The graphics are great, the mapsA modern version of the classic Micro Machines. Unfortunately it suffers from a lack of depth in its design. The graphics are great, the maps are fun but lack the depth and length of some of its predecessors. The AI is frustratingly good, but the online system is buggy and slow to start games which is problematic. That said, it has a fun, competitive multiplayer functionality comparable to that of the old 90's version but without the interest of a game that keeps you coming back for more. A slightly above average experience. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2017
    5
    Something of a letdown, but most of the criticism seems a bit harsh. The "solo career mode" in this game is the hunt for the platinum trophy.Something of a letdown, but most of the criticism seems a bit harsh. The "solo career mode" in this game is the hunt for the platinum trophy. This is an online game and given the reviews and responses that online aspect may well soon dry up. What is then left? Might be worth getting on the cheap if they release some decent additional DLC soon. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2017
    4
    Very short on game modes and content, the absence of a career mode is a serious oversight and a huge move backwards from PS1’s V3.Very short on game modes and content, the absence of a career mode is a serious oversight and a huge move backwards from PS1’s V3.

    Graphically adept but doesn’t seem to have the colourful flourishes we saw in trailers whilst the sound is fun and music is chirpy.

    The major issue here is that it’s played mostly online and with a game like this that could shorten the gameplay experience to as long as it takes for the majority to move on to something else…

    Sad that they couldn’t do more and whilst I accept it’s not a full price release it’s still lacking in anything to recommend it long term.
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  4. Jul 1, 2017
    2
    Where to even begin, Micro Machines World Series (MMWS) is so far removed from what made the franchise so great to begin with its an insult toWhere to even begin, Micro Machines World Series (MMWS) is so far removed from what made the franchise so great to begin with its an insult to even call it Micro Machines, I've seen a few people say its like Overwatch with miniature cars and I hate to say this but I have to agree with them.

    If you are considering this game for a nostalgia hit I suggest just buy a Sega Megadrive on ebay or something, MMWS is barely anything more than an overpriced commercial for Nerf products.

    The old original classic Micro Machines 2 (Turbo Tournament) is by far widely regarded as the best Micro Machines game ever made and there are numerous reasons for that.

    Weapons did not exist in the original games as far as I recall so they should not be in this game but they are and they CANNOT BE TURNED OFF, You no longer race against the same cars in different colours instead you get a meager selection of just 12 vehicles to choose from (Granted some of them look different but they are skins that you get from loot boxes (Something else the original games did not have)

    I could go on and keep emphasizing just how far removed MMWS is from the core gameplay character of the classic games but I think I have laid out enough reasons to not buy this game already, If you need any more reasons I would suggest watching gameplay from older Micro Machines games and also gameplay of MMWS and see how much useless stuff they have added that rather than improving the formula actually ruins the franchise.

    Final thoughts: Too Expensive, Extremely lacking in content, Overbearing product placement, Not a true Micro Machines game at all.
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  5. Jun 30, 2017
    2
    HUGE disappointment, I was a massive fan of the original games in the 90's but this is terrible, no single player mode to speak of and runsHUGE disappointment, I was a massive fan of the original games in the 90's but this is terrible, no single player mode to speak of and runs at a pathetic 30 fps even on PS4 Pro, no excuse for this at all when games like Wipeout Omega and project Cars manages 60 fps. Expand
  6. Jul 17, 2017
    1
    Micro Machines World Series is the pits. Never before have I seen a game with such a simple concept fail so spectacularly. Every level feelsMicro Machines World Series is the pits. Never before have I seen a game with such a simple concept fail so spectacularly. Every level feels like the ice level thanks to the awful turning circle on the cars that make crashing into things an inevitability, rendering all modes completely unplayable. If I were you, I’d take this one back to the shop. Expand
  7. Jul 1, 2017
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Please do not buy this game if you enjoy progressing yourself through a championship or playing with a friend/family member at home. This game has been designed exclusively with online play in mind. I preordered this as I LOVED! micro machines on my Sega. Making your way through a long and varied championship, driving along long laps was a blast. There is absolutely no single player championship option in this game. The laps themselves are so abysmally short (some take around 10 seconds to complete) that its like running a 400 meter race around a 40 meter track, round and round with no variety. No split screen on offer either so you are limited to a bland max 4-player elimination mode. This is a wait for the special $5 bargain bin game, please do not pay full price to play this with yourself or friends. I believe code masters could have been a lot more upfront about the lack of basic features in this game. I emailed them my concerned to which I received the following reply: "Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you do not like the game, however a single player championship was never advertised as a feature of the game. Micro Machines works best as a multiplayer game, which is where we placed the emphasis in development."

    In short, if I can persuade one person who like I am was a huge fan of old micro machines games, to stay away from this title, at least some of my bitter disappointment will be eased
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