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  • Summary: Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physicsBreak the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2! Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground! Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there.

    Features:

    * Awesome Cars -- Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won't find anything like this in other games.

    * Meaningful Customization -- Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor!

    * Multiplayer -- Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance!

    * Challenge modes -- Have hilarious fun with crop harvesters, lawn mowers, school buses, three-wheelers and more!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 26, 2019
    100
    All in all, Wreckfest is absolutely worth checking out on consoles. Having not played it on PC I can’t 100% say how it compares to that version of the game, but as far as console racing games go, Wreckfest certainly feels like one of the best this gen. The various modes, the unique demolition derby events, and awesome destruction modeling on display really make for an entertaining, no-nonsense type of racing game. I’d highly suggest checking it out, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    90
    Wreckfest is the long-overdue return of serious, high-quality destruction racing and, in that admittedly slim niche, it’s the king of the crop. It lacks a little spark off the track but out in the thick of it it’s some of the most frantic fun you can have on four wheels. I play plenty of serious racers, but sometimes it’s nice to toss the rulebook into the back seat and get out in the mud and trade some paint.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    90
    Wreckfest combines the exact right elements to create something amazing. It's big, ridiculous, loud, and chaotic. It's full of features to dig into, too, like a photo mode, a garage, a market of cars, and the ability to paint vehicles. Most importantly, you can drive a sofa, complete with coffee table, into the side of a school bus. Wreckfest is an absolute blast.
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    80
    The wait was undoubtedly well rewarded, given the results fielded by Wreckfest. A fun arcade racing game, enhanced by a damage system with few equals on consoles and a wide variety of cars, races and tracks. We would have expected some new entries compared to the PC version in circulation for over a year, above all to avoid the risk, in the long run, of a certain repetition in the mechanics of the Career.
  5. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Chaos, destruction and physics. Wreckfest is a carefree racer, but also a challenging one. Inspired by the Destruction Derby and FlatOut formula, but adding its own essence and a good progression system.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Overall, the game offers a great experience that even though I got tired of after a few hours, I came back to multiple times. The game modes give a solid bit of excitement, but the real fun to me came from the online experience and special vehicles you can use to cause real destruction. I would give the game an overall 4 out of 5. I give it this based on its overall gameplay falling a little short in variety to me, but keep in mind that leaves plenty of room for them to eventually improve on the game.
  7. 65
    Wreckfest just doesn’t live up to the promise of its name. The destruction is technically impressive, but oddly distancing. It awes with flying debris, but rarely exhilarates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    For an alternative to Burnout this is it. And one thing to remember always restart to make a better go of it. Slightly long load times my onlyFor an alternative to Burnout this is it. And one thing to remember always restart to make a better go of it. Slightly long load times my only negative. But other than that an over the top, outrageous, stupidly brilliant driving game, at times completely insane but so playable and enjoyable at the same time. Some of the fun I’ve had so far is awesome. I can be on the last lap in first place and somehow still end up in the middle of it all and not win. But again restart is your best friend! Always restart if your struggling. But a MUST own. Not a massive fan of lawn mowers and the three wheeler but hey I’ll get there. Enjoy driving mayhem. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2019
    10
    Such a fun game to play. Cool music, great graphics and crashed galore make this a game that simply must be played.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    Definitely the best racing game on ps4. Chaotic and very fun. Not for anyone looking for a serious racer with fast cars, but great for thoseDefinitely the best racing game on ps4. Chaotic and very fun. Not for anyone looking for a serious racer with fast cars, but great for those looking for a casual and fun racing game. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    9
    Great game, pure fun and adrenaline loaded action...ANYONE who loves racing/demolition games needs to play this...gets tough on the higherGreat game, pure fun and adrenaline loaded action...ANYONE who loves racing/demolition games needs to play this...gets tough on the higher difficulty levels, which is when it is at its most fun for me...nothing better than completing a race/event/series after numerous failed and close attempts...GET IT, especially at the £35 price it was released at...bargain! ☺️ Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2019
    9
    This game really shines and give you the Destruction Derby feeling. The AI is great and hard. The physics and cars looks great. Only downsideThis game really shines and give you the Destruction Derby feeling. The AI is great and hard. The physics and cars looks great. Only downside is somewhat the loading times. But hey, when the green light goes on its hell of a fun. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2019
    8
    A fun arcade-y racing/wrecking game with semi-realistic damage modelling. Provides enough of a challenge when adjusting the difficulty andA fun arcade-y racing/wrecking game with semi-realistic damage modelling. Provides enough of a challenge when adjusting the difficulty and damage settings. The loading times are a bit of a drag and the online race modes should have an option to be restricted to specific car classes (A/B/C etc.) Rubber-banding is also an issue when racing against AI. All in all, good fun with a 40€ price tag. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2019
    0
    Game is fun but be warned it has a region lock. You can’t play with friends or clans from other regions. Major design flaw that should be fixGame is fun but be warned it has a region lock. You can’t play with friends or clans from other regions. Major design flaw that should be fix to make this game a success on console. Expand

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