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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: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. 90
    Turn off your mind, relax and ram someone off the road. A definitive festival of wrecking which nails the damage modelling and weighty feel of the cars perfectly, Wreckfest is a must for anyone with even the smallest fondest for racing and wrecking.
  3. Aug 29, 2019
    90
    Wreckfest is a surprising triumph in blending the best that sim and arcade racers have to offer in an explosive and visually gratifying package. A few visual issues and overly aggressive AI do little to spoil one of the best driving games of 2019.
  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: 41 out of 59
  2. Negative: 9 out of 59
  1. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    This Game is a whole lot of fun in its pure form!
    + awesome tracks, cars, customization
    + PHYSICS! this is game's most incredible part,
    This Game is a whole lot of fun in its pure form!
    + awesome tracks, cars, customization
    + PHYSICS! this is game's most incredible part, damage model of cars is outstanding, destruction of rivals brings a real joy, sometimes game generates funny moments when most of the cars on the track collide creating a real chaos
    + great music, rock mostly, the thing that we loved in old games such as Flatout series
    + graphics is also great, shadows, textures, composition of race tracks, details etc.

    In my opinion, the only disadvantage is 30 FPS, game plays quite smoothly bur as I already have PC version, 60 FPS would be greatly better.
    10/10 without any doubts!
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  2. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    This game is the most fun you can have with your pants on!
    The weight and feel of the cars is absolutely perfect! Finally, a perfect
    This game is the most fun you can have with your pants on!
    The weight and feel of the cars is absolutely perfect! Finally, a perfect demolition derby game!
    The tuning is perfect, it's balanced to where you can adjust what you want in a simple way without being overly complex like a sim racer. Want to have higher top speed or faster acceleration? Want to corner better on pavement or mud? It's simple, easy and perfect.
    You can play as a sofa with an engine and exhaust coming out of the sides, school buses, lawn mowers, you name it! The progression is well designed, the career is great, there are so many different vehicles and non vehicles to choose from, it's insane.
    Don't listen to the imbecilic plebs who are hating on this game. The load times seem super long because of the non linear progression. It goes from 1%, slowly to 2%, slowly to 3%, and then just quickly shoots to 100 after that but it makes it SEEM incredibly long. I've timed them out and they really aren't that bad.

    The graphics are awesome, I've experienced no slowdowns even with a ridiculous amount of carnage and cars on screen at once.

    The AI is very balanced. You can make it as hard or easy as you like. You can make the controls as simulation or arcadey as you like. There are sliders for everything to make it as customizable as you want.
    It's a game that requires some balls, so you must accept that you will be rewarded for spinning out other players, making them crash, t-boning them and running them off the road, and understand they will do the same to you and not crying like a **** if they do.
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  3. 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
  4. Jun 4, 2020
    9
    Definitely one of my favorite top tier racers. I've been in love with these games before flatout. I'm talking about PlayStation 1 DestructionDefinitely one of my favorite top tier racers. I've been in love with these games before flatout. I'm talking about PlayStation 1 Destruction derby 1/2 & Raw. The customization, career mode and it's online is perfect. I've had better fun on the multiplayer demolition derby than any warzone or Fortnite game. The game has a great amount of customization and lots of things to do to keep you occupied for days. If you liked Destruction derby or Flatout, Wreckfest is something you should not sleep on Expand
  5. 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
  6. Mar 21, 2021
    7
    Sympathetic racing game! Wreckfest excels in its collision system and it is creates a lot of fun seeing all those collisions and crashesSympathetic racing game! Wreckfest excels in its collision system and it is creates a lot of fun seeing all those collisions and crashes involving 10 cars.

    The game’s content isn’t very broad, it mainly consists of races and demolition derby. It will keep you a bit busy if you try to 100% it, but otherwise there’s not a lot to see. There is a decent amount of vehicles to choose from – including some really crazy ones – and their handling all feel great. We are finally given an arcade game in which handling feels actually nice and kinda realistic.

    Multiplayer brings its pack of fun, but without any real goal to aim for. That’s not necessarily a problem though. Just having some fun is the main objective that Wreckfest is trying to confer.

    A must-try for all arcade racing game lovers. It is modest but good!
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  7. Sep 29, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So many bugs in this game it's unreal and half the time you cannot get online save your money and spend it on beer Expand

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