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  • Summary: Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe isDrive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sep 27, 2021
    100
    Hot Wheels Unleashed is how you make a toys-to-life video game. Milestone have taken some of the finest collectables and made them photo-realistic, unleashing them on racetracks that will blow your mind with the level of detail and craziness in equal measure. Exemplifying the “kart racer” genre, it is the natural progression of why we fall in love with this type of racing game over and over. This is a love letter to both Hot Wheels and arcade racing fans.
  2. Sep 27, 2021
    90
    Not only a blast of die-cast nostalgia, but a brilliant arcade racer to boot with superb customisation options.
  3. 80
    A fun arcade racer that provides added value for those willing to get their hands dirty. However, those who just want to race might find the experience a limited one. Buy into the whole creative side and it’ll make you feel like a kid again, especially if you’re the type that likes to collect.
  4. Sep 30, 2021
    78
    Hot Wheels Unleashed is a fun arcade racer, with plenty of options and that old-school gameplay that feels great if you miss this type of game.
  5. Sep 27, 2021
    73
    Hot wheels Unleashed is, in some respects, a brilliant arcade driving video game. Simple, immediate, fun and just enough adrenaline, supported by an excellent technical department and which offers one of the best circuit editors that have been seen in recent years. However, it is not explained how such a well-made title can be inserted in such a cumbersome and counterintuitive menu system, in addition to the fact that in the face of an excellent interpretation of the Hot Wheels brand on an aesthetic level, it contradicts itself so evidently with the its management of the lootboxes, the underlying mechanics of the title that has influenced its internal balance in a way that is at least questionable.
  6. Sep 27, 2021
    70
    Hot Wheels Unleashed tries to bring back the memories of childhood with a fast and colored game. Unfortunately it does not succeed completely, resulting too simple and repetitive.
  7. Sep 28, 2021
    50
    Outside of its stunning visuals, Hot Wheels Unleashed is a toothless kart racer, relying too heavily on nostalgia goggles and the Hot Wheels brand to carry it instead of the solid ideas that end up hardly being implemented. What players get with Hot Wheels Unleashed is the same experience I had with many of my Hot Wheels as a child; I was entertained for a few hours, then grew bored and tossed it in a box. That’s not to say that I didn’t have fun with the game. Those few hours were full of spectacle, because it’s simply impossible to not get caught up in the game’s sights and sounds. Eventually, though, it’s going to take more than racing a hot dog car down a strip of vinyl track to keep me interested.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    This game is so much fun. It's the best arcade racer in the world at this time IMO. The game is like a spiritual successor to F-ZERO with it'sThis game is so much fun. It's the best arcade racer in the world at this time IMO. The game is like a spiritual successor to F-ZERO with it's speed, track designs and boost mechanics, but it has a physics-based engine that's unique and fresh. You can flip your car, or fly off the track. and this opens up huge depth for cutting shortcuts. The track designs are some of the best - possibly the very best - track design I've played. The drift mechanics feel excellent and have a lot of depth. The AI is very engaging and fair (and not too difficult, as one other user has written). The music is great. And the cars... oh the cars, they are just awesome. It's so fun to collect and customise all the Hot Wheels. Oh and the graphics... my goodness the graphics are just delectable.

    It's a real shame that some idiots have rated this game zero and dragged the user score down for no good reason, because the game is absolutely amazing and no one should hesitate to pick it up.
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  2. Sep 29, 2021
    10
    Visuals are stunning, already expected since it was played on a PS5. 10/10. No bugs, plays flawlessly. Devs achieved exactly what they aimed for
  3. Sep 30, 2021
    10
    This game is a spectacular example of how to create an arcade racer. Mechanics are smooth but can be challenging. Addictive and fun to play IThis game is a spectacular example of how to create an arcade racer. Mechanics are smooth but can be challenging. Addictive and fun to play I will be putting many hours into this game. Cars are customizable and the degree of detail is astounding. Thought has been put into every crevice of this game.... Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2021
    9
    Quite a fun arcade racer, very action packed and the twists and turns of the track will keep you on your toes throughout. The game can beQuite a fun arcade racer, very action packed and the twists and turns of the track will keep you on your toes throughout. The game can be pretty challgeng, but that just provides some great incentive to master the drifting and boosting mechanics to take on random strangers online. Only drawback is the fact that there are only a few themes, and that the only new content that will be added to the game is through 30 dollar expansions, which is quite steep for a 50 dollar base game. Would've appreciated some free content additions throughout the life of the game, but as it stands, this a great, refreshing arcade racer, that is everything 8 year old me watching Acceleracers could have ever dreamed of. Definitely check this one out if you're a fan of Hot Wheels, or just arcade racers! Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2021
    8
    "Hot Wheels Unleashed" left a very positive impression on us. From the first second, the game gives the impression that the developers from"Hot Wheels Unleashed" left a very positive impression on us. From the first second, the game gives the impression that the developers from Milestone have put a lot of love and heart into the game. The presentation of the cars and tracks are great and the gameplay ideas are also interesting. Unfortunately, the editors and also the lootboxes are not well solved. If you like to drive the small cars, you should definitely check out "Hot Wheels Unleashed". Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2022
    7
    Overall a fun experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Sep 30, 2021
    0
    Unfortuantely, there's no 21:9 Ultrawide aspect ratio support on PC. This would have been amazing

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