Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
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  1. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is a racing game that strips away the commonly understood mechanics of the genre to deliver something that is both fresh and classic at the same time. And a vivacious multiplayer experience that rivals some of the big contemporary shooters of the day.
  2. Jun 6, 2018
    Considering you need 12 players to fill a full room, it would be a shame if Onrush doesn't find the kind of audience that will give it the lifespan it deserves. Part of this will depend on how Codemasters iterates on the game from here on out, but they've shown a proficiency in knowing how arcade racing games click, and Onrush is such a bold, refreshing twist on the genre that there should be little hesitation in putting your faith in them to succeed.
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush’s blend of classic arcade racing, stunning visuals, and online team-based shooter ideas make it unique enough to stand out even against the competition of old. It’s an unconventional idea, but it’s the most fun you’re likely to have with a racing game this generation.
  4. Jun 21, 2018
    Altogether, Onrush is like a breath of fresh air. It’s fast, frenzied and above all else, fun. If you’re looking for something a little different to add to your game library, then you could do a lot worse than this.
  5. Jun 15, 2018
    ONRUSH is a nice break from the standard fair of racers. It offers some unique modes and fun visuals as well as a solid arcade gameplay experience. It does suffer from a pretty simple combat system and some odd design choices in regards to the cosmetic shop but honestly despite these shortcomings is still a blast to play. Overall it's a fun romp of a racer that offers some fresh, intense multiplayer gaming for you and your buddies.
  6. 85
    While its future is not set in stone, what Onrush brings to the table right now is a highly refreshing take on team-based vehicular mayhem complete with vibrant visual flair and a thumping soundtrack.
  7. Jun 5, 2018
    OnRush is an exhilarating, old-school arcade racer... with both its feet firmly planted in the new "online multiplayer" millennium. It needs more depth in its class system and more modes, but it's fun as hell.
  8. Jun 5, 2018
    When you start playing, it’s easy and boring, but give it enough time and you’ll find a great concept. OnRush can be fun and challenging, so dive into it and find how much it has to offer.
  9. Jun 6, 2018
    Onrush managed to change the way I think about racing games. Its unorthodox online car-brawls and varied objectives go out of their way to feel different, and even when the maps become repetitive after a short while, its appeal remains for the simple fact that there’s no other arcade driving game quite like this.
  10. Aug 16, 2018
    It's a great casual online experience that wants to be more than that — but doesn't actually offer enough to achieve it. The continuous updates may nudge the game closer to that goal, but recent layoffs at the studio don't instill hope that updates will continue at a consistent rate. If you're looking for a fun, bare-bones, online racing experience, Onrush may still be the perfect game for you. It still has a long way to go to fulfill its potential.
  11. Aug 2, 2018
    Extreme speeds, brutal crashes and intense races – Onrush got it all. If you want an arcade racer in the veins of Blur and Burnouts Road Rage mode, this is for you. We do worry about the longevity of the game as it only offers four game modes and has a pretty serious online focus. But hopefully Onrush will find enough fans to garner a vital online community, because this is the most fun we have had in a racing game since Burnout's heydays.
  12. Jun 11, 2018
    Overall, Onrush is just a fantastic change of pace. It excels in scratching an itch that you never knew existed. Extremely good fun!
  13. Jun 11, 2018
    An innovative arcade racer that is highly entertaining, both offline and online. The singleplayer will entertain you for a long time to come and the online component is an adrenaline-fueled funfest. Codemasters delivers a fresh arcade experience that dares to be different and that in itself is remarkable. Even though there are some minor gripes Onrush remains a very capable, fun and innovative racer at its core. Recommended.
  14. 80
    A fantastically original racer that goes out of its way to offer unique play modes without alienating anyone that just wants a fun arcade experience.
  15. Jun 6, 2018
    A very welcome arrival to a sphere of gaming that has been dominated by the likes of Forza and Gran Turismo recently, Onrush has a lot of potential to develop into something special if it can find its audience. It may threaten to lose its way here and there, but the possibilities are obvious. Even in its current state it’s more than likely to show you a very good time indeed.
  16. Jun 5, 2018
    Although few aspects of Onrush will be new to players, the game is electrifying in how it goes out of its way to ensure that you're constantly in the middle of nail-biting action.
  17. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush makes a bid to revive the arcade racing genre with this wonderfully unique title. It's a little bit Motorstorm, a little bit Burnout, a little bit SSX. It's a beautiful game, with a selection of amazing tracks full of jumps, drops, and takedowns. Onrush is at times too chaotic and busy, but in the end it's damned exciting.
  18. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is the finest off-road racer ever made. The core gameplay is fast-paced and does everything that made the Motorstorm series great, but with far more refined controls.
  19. Jun 5, 2018
    There’s a little bit of everything in Onrush, from racers to shooters, from destruction derbies to sports games. If you were expecting a sequel to MotorStorm, Onrush won’t be for you, but give it a chance and its clever blend of different genres can draw you into its unrelenting vehicular action.
  20. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush takes the team-based multiplayer of Overwatch and combines it with a blend of Motorstorm and Burnout, creating one of the most unique and fun arcade driving games of this generation.
  21. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush could use some refinement when it comes to its modes but its core is strong, and the foundation is set for a great arcade racer.
  22. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is one of the most entertaining arcade experiences we tried in recent years, and we could barely stop playing it. On another note, it might require a lot of constant support to not become stale shortly after launch.
  23. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is a smart, modern rethink of 2000s era arcade driving games, which deftly combines over-the-top, blazing-fast action with elements of popular team-based shooters like Overwatch. No, Onrush isn’t a traditional racing game, and it may take a little getting used to, but those willing to give something new a chance are in for a raucous ride.
  24. Jun 7, 2018
    Onrush feels slow to start but once you dive in it can be addictive to play. With fast-paced, high-intensity encounters, a gamers competitive nature will quickly take over in this skill-based game of road rage and crazy tricks.
  25. Jun 5, 2018
    If you've been craving a crazy destruction-filled action-packed racer then Onrush is a must-buy. It's intense and features a variety of play styles all set in an attractive world that won't forgive you for blinking.
  26. Jun 11, 2018
    An unusual racing game that requires teamwork instead of tunnel vision. But behind the furious-tactical matches there's a lack of long-term motivation.
  27. Jun 5, 2018
    The driving model is undeniably "there".
  28. Jun 5, 2018
    Codemasters signs an innovative driving game with good manners. A worthy successor to MotorStorm with competitive additions but lack of game modes.
  29. Games Master UK
    Jul 14, 2018
    It looks like an arcade throwback, but Onrush takes racers to new places - if not always successfully. [Aug 2018, p.76]
  30. Jul 1, 2018
    Onrush goes for flashy racing action and does so awesomely. There is a lack of different modes to experience, but other than that this is a good racing title for many hours of fun.
  31. Jun 19, 2018
    ONRUSH is an arcade like any other. However, although it is totally fun, its formula and modes tends to be repetitive after a few hours.
  32. Jun 8, 2018
    If you’ve been longing for a driving game with more destruction than you can keep up with, Onrush delivers. There are many things unique about this new arcade racer, the top being that the term “racer” is a misnomer.
  33. 75
    Codemasters has at least put together a great foundation on which to build. They’ve promised that as well as that ranked mode, new content and features will roll out to players going forward and if they make the right steps, Onrush could end up being an absolutely huge deal. At launch though, it serves as a great taste of what could be, even if it could go with just a little bit more fuel in the tank.
  34. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is an authentic madness, which is fun and vibrant. Although it seems that this is a long-term proposal that will depend on the support of the community.
  35. Jun 5, 2018
    OnRush is a brilliant and original title, but not as deep as other competitive alternatives. Now that there's the base of the structure and it's clearly good and intuitive, developers have the responsibility to bring continuos new elements to support to their, hopefully, growing creature.
  36. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is totally fun at first but after a few hours the enthusiasm fades away. The game lacks of in depth mechanics, something that is essential to keep players on the servers in a multiplayer-based experience.
  37. Aug 26, 2018
    ONRUSH tries a number of new things with its team-based driving mechanics, and some aspects of this gamble pay off better than others. Its speed and mechanics are sound, but those looking for something a bit more traditional best approach with caution.
  38. Jul 13, 2018
    A well-made arcade game with a relatively original action concept that works surprisingly well. Onrush would be better with more content, options and deeper system, but the current version can entertain.
  39. Jul 6, 2018
    If you can find friends to create a team and battle your way online, then the new game from the team that brought us Motorstorm and Driveclub is ideal for you. Just don’t try Onrush on your own because you’ll be massively disappointed.
  40. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 2, 2018
    A bright, invigorating spin on the arcade racer with a few foundational issues it never quite manages to overcome, Onrush's fizzy free-for-alls are best enjoyed in small doses. [Issue#151, p.91]
  41. Edge Magazine
    Jun 21, 2018
    True, these lively, boisterous scuffles are probably best enjoyed in short bursts. But it's hard to dislike a game that dares to break the sacrosanct rules of its genre - even if it sometimes reminds you why they existed in the first place. [Aug 2018, p.106]
  42. 70
    In what could've felt like a mesh of ideas, Onrush manages to succeed at providing a cohesive, fun time. There's depth to the combat with the vehicle classes providing different ways to play your part. Presentation carries a lot of charm and character and the seamless way you move from one event to another is to be applauded. I still wonder about longevity but, so far, it's holding my attention.
  43. Jun 5, 2018
    Codemasters gives us a fun game but we'll have seen everything it has to offer in a matter of hours unless you're addicted to unlocking cosmetic customization elements.
  44. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is a fast, fun and entertaining game. By scraping a little at its surface, we discover that it is more subtle than it seems and therefore has more depth than one might think. The range of action is wide enough for everyone to find his account. But there are some bugs that are tough to forgive, even if they are not very serious. Let's hope that future patches will both correct them and evolve the game so that we can continue to ride for a long while.
  45. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is a chaotic arcade game that surprisingly comes together – even if there are question marks regarding its longevity. This brash vehicular experience draws inspiration from several different areas of the industry, but it reassembles them into something unusual and entertaining. A great online infrastructure means you can be in and out of the action in seconds, but the package could do with a little more meat on its bones to fully justify its price tag.
  46. 70
    When blazing along smashing everything in sight or assisting others in a rare team-based racer, Onrush is an absolute blast to play. I wish it handled its "stampede" a little more cleanly when managing respawns and had enough content to truly justify its price point, but we can only hope future updates and community management will lend it the hand it deserves in building a committed player base.
  47. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 26, 2018
    What OnRush needs is tighter controls and physics. While you can get some impressive smash-downs, they’re mostly random, instead of being the result of planning and skill. [Issue#231, p.66]
  48. Jun 30, 2018
    Onrush is an acquired taste, and you will probably part ways with it after 8-9 of hours of playing. Asking 60 USD for a game in this condition is way too much.
  49. Jun 25, 2018
    Onrush is the perfect game to play after a long day at work. It’s fast, it’s fun and somewhat cathartic as well. Unfortunately the lack of content and a cooperative multiplayer focus that’s never fully realized will leave you rushing to play something else after a few sessions.
  50. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush is a true mix of all the arcade racing offer with well-crafted game modes and a fast paced rhythm. Codemaster's games is far from perfect with an overflow of visual effects that makes it hard to see while most of the races are truly repetitive. Overall, the game clearly isn't worth the 70€ asked for it.
  51. Jun 22, 2018
    This is not the spiritual sequel to MotorStorm that I hoped for. Instead you’ll get solid motorized arcade-action with too little content for soloists. It lacks in diversity depth and defining racing DNA.
  52. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush isn't the MotorStorm Apocalypse spiritual successor I had been hoping for, and though there's a lot of fun to be had in its Lockdown and Switch modes, there isn't enough here to justify its steep $60 price tag. This is a light package that never reaches the heights of Evolution Studio's previous games, but for those seeking an arcade racer offering quick thrills, it does the trick.
  53. Jun 5, 2018
    Onrush looks like a racing game, plays almost like a racing game and feels like a racing game. But it’s not a racing game. It’s more of a MOBA game, and this is a cool concept, but it simply doesn’t really work.
  54. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    Onrush takes the most interesting elements of its older brothers but at the same time it tries to be its own game. However, the game can´t decide what it wants to be and the result corresponds with it. [Issue#287]
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  1. Jun 5, 2018
    A racing game that mostly does away with the racing, Onrush is a chaotic and curious spin on a much-loved genre. [Recommended]
  2. Jun 10, 2018
    Onrush harkens back to a time when getting behind a virtual wheel was your ticket to a weirder, wilder range of experiences. And when you careen into yet another enemy motorbike, causing your team to squeak through to a victory with less than a half-second left on the clock, you’ll yell at the TV — happily, not angrily — and feel blessed by the unlikely existence of this madcap masterpiece.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 186
  2. Negative: 52 out of 186
  1. Jun 7, 2018
    Half-assed arcade game and sadly no Motorstorm at all. It's not even a real racing game..more of a senseless ramming for an hour butHalf-assed arcade game and sadly no Motorstorm at all. It's not even a real racing game..more of a senseless ramming for an hour but gets boring real quick. Full Review »
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    Bills itself as an EXTREME racer, complete with a wannabe 90s colorful aesthetic; but what it really is an EXTREME disappointment. The factBills itself as an EXTREME racer, complete with a wannabe 90s colorful aesthetic; but what it really is an EXTREME disappointment. The fact this game came from the same devs as Motorstorm on PS3 is shocking. They could have remade Motorstorm with a just few new tracks and barely any improvements and it would have been a better game than this.
    A hollowed out experience that cant even be called a racing game, more of a "ramming" game. The game lacks any sort of the excitement or even sense of speed that can be found in titles like Motorstorm or DIRT. Playing with my roommate we were bored and felt the game was stale after the first night of gaming, beers didn't help.
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  3. Jun 5, 2018
    Pésimo en todos los sentidos. Simplona y aburrida propuesta indie a precio de Triple A donde no haces más que dar vueltas y chocar. CasualPésimo en todos los sentidos. Simplona y aburrida propuesta indie a precio de Triple A donde no haces más que dar vueltas y chocar. Casual total. Para colmo con mediocre factura técnica, pésimo rendimiento en consola y a 70€ de salida. No tienen fe. En vez de hacer estas mierdas deberían ponerse con un Motorstorm Apocalypse 2, que aquello si era calidad de conducción Arcade de primer nivel y no esta porquería. Full Review »