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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: 34 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
  1. Aug 29, 2019
    10
    This game is a must have for any car game lover!!!! Amazing gameplay and graphics! Beautiful destruction!
  2. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    THANKS BUGBEAR for this masterpiece! Brilliant physics, and crashing model... Private lobby is missing, i hope they will add...
  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. Jan 25, 2020
    9
    After experiencing Fl4tout: Total Insanity on PS4, i was still seeking that PS2 Flatout carnage and "wreckfest" gameplay. I'm glad to say thatAfter experiencing Fl4tout: Total Insanity on PS4, i was still seeking that PS2 Flatout carnage and "wreckfest" gameplay. I'm glad to say that Wreckfest delivered everything I was looking for. From a wide variety of tracks, from a typical oval to all types of tracks that make your car, as well as others heat seeking missiles. There is also a good number of cars which include cool variations to the typical 2 and 4 door norm . There are many sliders as well which allow you to customize your experience as well as a realistic damage mode which will have you limping to the finish line on 3 wheels all too often. The only real complaint I would have with Wreckfest is the long loading at times in both the career and multiplayer mode. In conclusion, if you loved Flatout back in the day or just love racing games I would recommend this to everyone. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2020
    8
    This game is basically Destruction Derby 2019. It's a well-made, well-polished game that accomplishes what it sets out to do; the problem isThis game is basically Destruction Derby 2019. It's a well-made, well-polished game that accomplishes what it sets out to do; the problem is that demolition derbies, both in reality and video game form, are just kinda slow and underwhelming events with slow and underwhelming cars. To that end, making a realistic, physics-based demolition derby game is going to be kinda like making a realistic, physics-based game about working a desk job. It begs the question of whether that particular niche really needed to be filled.

    I'd give it a 6/10 on its own. I gave it +1 because it has a really awesome soundtrack. I gave it another +1 because it costs less real-world money to buy this game at full price than it does to participate in the crappy tacked-on demolition derby mode in GTA Online.
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  6. Feb 7, 2020
    7
    Not a bad game at all, but if we are trying to ram into everyone and get the most of the physics engine while getting fun, we will never be onNot a bad game at all, but if we are trying to ram into everyone and get the most of the physics engine while getting fun, we will never be on the podium for doing so. Most of the time I'm restarting because I just wanted to crash into everyone as it is fun and I end up in being at the bottom of the race results... I like it but you know, I'm kinda disappointed on this. Expand
  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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