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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Hop into a Toyota Yaris and drive it on crazy tracks loaded with stubborn obstacles, cool powerups, and intense enemy action. The relentlessly twisted courses in Yaris might have loops or even be tube-shaped, but the Yaris never has to worry about sliding off track, as it[Xbox Live Arcade] Hop into a Toyota Yaris and drive it on crazy tracks loaded with stubborn obstacles, cool powerups, and intense enemy action. The relentlessly twisted courses in Yaris might have loops or even be tube-shaped, but the Yaris never has to worry about sliding off track, as it defies gravity by scaling side-walls and going all topsy-turvy. Equip your Yaris with an arsenal of weapons to take out your adversaries, but be careful to avoid enemy fire, because once your shields are depleted, so is the game. Customizable cars: Drive either a Yaris Sedan, Sports Sedan, or the Liftback. Collect coins on the track and outfit your Yaris with weapons, shields, and tire configurations. Game modes: Race and take out your enemies in either single player or player vs. player game mode. Wild tracks: Drive on eight different tracks of progressive difficulty. FREE download: Yaris is a free Xbox Live Arcade game. Play it today. Gallery feature: Browse through the game's cast of characters, including all the Yaris cars. Twelve new achievements and new Leaderboard: Twelve new achievements to unlock, and a new Xbox LIVE Arcade leaderboard for you to dominate. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. As the title is completely free, you should ask yourself different questions related to value. For instance, "Is the title worth the 17.5 seconds it will take to download it?" That's a tough one. You could take out the trash in that amount of time, a much more rewarding task than playing Yaris.
  2. Avoid this at all costs. Simply put, it's just a hair shy of being completely broken. Yaris may be free but somehow, I still feel ripped off.
  3. Yaris might be free, but not even that can justify the space required to download the game. After all, what's your time worth?
  4. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    20
    Last time we checked, a Toyota doesn't come with a ruddy big gun. False, and very bad, advertising if you ask us. Still, it's free. [Christmas 2007, p.98]
  5. I'm actually very fond of irreverent humor, when it's done right, but this, this is just awful.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    10
    A festering turd. [Issue#29, p.118]
  7. Yes, Yaris is a free game. But that shouldn't be an excuse to put almost zero effort into the whole thing. Unfortunately, there are actually no redeeming qualities to Yaris.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 38
  2. Negative: 23 out of 38
  1. MichaelM
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    Simply put this game is Microsoft's crowning achievement. It is their Space Odyssey, if you will. The best part about this masterpiece Simply put this game is Microsoft's crowning achievement. It is their Space Odyssey, if you will. The best part about this masterpiece is that it is free. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    This is by and far away the greatest game ever made on any console CUT. In fact way better that Grand Theft Auto 4. Graphics 10/10, soundThis is by and far away the greatest game ever made on any console CUT. In fact way better that Grand Theft Auto 4. Graphics 10/10, sound 10/10, gameplay 10/10, longevity 20/10, oh and its free, what could be more satisfying than downloading right now the greatest game ever FREE!!! Expand
  3. BillGates
    Jun 15, 2009
    10
    Without a doubt the greatest game ever created. The story sucks you in and wont let you go, the graphics are almost real, and you can feel Without a doubt the greatest game ever created. The story sucks you in and wont let you go, the graphics are almost real, and you can feel the intensity through the screen. I would have gladly paid $20 for this game, probably even more than that. Expand
  4. PanchoA.
    Oct 11, 2007
    2
    This game is quite terrible. Its crap through and through. Pretty much everything is executed poorly. The driving, the shooting, all bad. It This game is quite terrible. Its crap through and through. Pretty much everything is executed poorly. The driving, the shooting, all bad. It is also crazy hard, and unforgiving. Ohh yeah, its ugly as well. The good: It's free. It has achievements. The bad: Everything else. Expand
  5. JoeyK.
    Nov 17, 2007
    1
    Oh man. There's bad games, and then there's this. The good news is, it's hilariously bad enough to be worth checking out, so Oh man. There's bad games, and then there's this. The good news is, it's hilariously bad enough to be worth checking out, so you can marvel at the incredible craftsmanship it takes to make a game so perfectly bad. Expand
  6. Mr.Jonman
    Oct 12, 2007
    0
    Utterly devoid of any redeeming features whatsoever. The front end takes an age to register any button presses, the game itself is like a Utterly devoid of any redeeming features whatsoever. The front end takes an age to register any button presses, the game itself is like a broken megadrive game with controls designed by someone who's never played a game. Quite possibly the worst piece of advertising ever, as well as the worst XBLA game thus far. Expand
  7. RonaldD
    Oct 15, 2009
    0
    You might think that it is a good thing when they release games like this for free. WRONG! 'Cause then more people will play it, and You might think that it is a good thing when they release games like this for free. WRONG! 'Cause then more people will play it, and then they'll have to pay for psychiatrist. This rivals big rigs for the crown of crap games, and it's disgusting from start to finish. Driving and shooting has never made me more ill. Expand

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