Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Jul 18, 2017
    85
    A very funny multiplayer arcade racer, a little bit lacking in modes variety but definitely worth a try.
  2. Jul 9, 2017
    70
    Tiny cars, big fun. This is the premise presented by Micro Machines World Series. A casual title that tries to extrapolate through the control of the world of Hasbro toys with our Micro Machines.
  3. Jul 3, 2017
    70
    Micro Machines World Series is a fun game. There is no doubt about it. The game has a Battle Mode that will give us quite good moments and a local multiplayer perfect for summer. It has few vehicles and we miss a necessary campaign mode, but comes at a reduced price and nostalgia also plays its role.
  4. Jul 5, 2017
    65
    This puts me in a difficult position because I’m currently stuck with two viewpoints on this game. On one hand, this isn’t what I wanted. As a fan I am pretty disappointed with the direction they’ve taken and I’m certain this is going to drastically lower my play time. On the other hand, it’s still not a bad game. Racing is fun and mechanically speaking I don’t see all that much wrong with World Series at all. There’s enough game modes to get by and customisation options are plentiful for now considering more will probably come later. There’s just that 6-year-old inside me who is crying right now because the game he’s waited 11 years for is just alright. A truly underwhelming experience from start to end.
  5. Jul 3, 2017
    65
    A failed effort to revive an old franchise that doesn't do anything particularly wrong, but it doesn't deliver a compelling single player campaign.
  6. 60
    Great fun in the short term, Micro Machines World Series just doesn't have the legs to be something you'll return to again and again. The nostalgic pull might be strong, but unless you have friends prepared to regularly play it with you, it's unlikely you'll get swept up in Micro Machines World Series for more than a few hours.
  7. Jul 13, 2017
    55
    World Series has tons of potential. It controls well, has some really great ideas, and even has an addicting formula that would keep players coming back for more. The issue is that this game lives and breathes by the player based and right out the gate, there’s no one to play with forcing players to then play with the AI which is just not fun at all. I would suggest this game only to people that have a group of friends that are all on board in getting it to play with. Until then, I’d wait for a significant price drop and even then, just know that when you do get it, you will more than likely be playing by yourself.
  8. Jul 4, 2017
    55
    World Series has a lot of good ideas that were implemented quite poorly. If you were thinking about this one to scratch a casual racing or nostalgic itch, you’re best to hold off – at the very least, until these niggling performance issues are corrected.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Aug 24, 2017
    50
    Scrappy and limited, this is a disappointing return for a gaming classic. [Sept 2017, p.89]
  10. Jul 29, 2017
    50
    Veteran players of this series will feel let down by this latest installment, and this is all down to the bare bones approach that the developers have taken by releasing this game with only 12 cars and 10 race tracks.
  11. Jul 12, 2017
    50
    You can't just release a racing game at this price point with no campaign, no real incentive to keep playing, and so many unenjoyable game types. World Series feels like a free to play game that the developers decided to charge $30 for. From a developer like Codemasters that is renowned for its racing games, World Series is an obvious misfire and destined to be forgotten.
  12. Jul 5, 2017
    50
    Micro Machines once meant something to many people. In fact, today it still does carry a nostalgic allure for many who have been playing this series since it first hit consoles way back in 1991. This title carries the name of the famed toy and video game property, but it offers surprisingly little of what makes that name memorable. It abandons its legacy in crucial ways as part of a gamble to stake its claim as a worthwhile competitive multiplayer experience, but it misses that mark so greatly that there's nowhere left for players to seek consolation. If you're interested in preserving the shiny aura that surrounds the brand name, don't play Micro Machines World Series.
  13. Jul 5, 2017
    50
    With no real championship mode, and a limited number of tracks, the appeal begins to wear thin after a couple of hours. Perhaps the biggest mistake that World Series makes is with re-imagining a classic party and same-room multiplayer experience into a game with a focus on online competition. Some types of games just don’t work all that well when forced into the mould of a character-driven, loot box collecting, quick match system. Playing Micro Machines World Series with four players in the same room is undoubtedly fun, but this option is relegated to a secondary mode with no customisation or incentive to come back when all you have are limited options, and unbalanced vehicles.
  14. Jul 3, 2017
    50
    There's something genuinely charming and interesting to Micro Machines World Series, but whatever that is quickly drowns in repetitive tedium.
  15. Jul 3, 2017
    50
    Talk about a squandered opportunity. There’s nothing much wrong with the graphics or the rough-and-tumble arcade racing, but the new Micro Machines hasn’t got the single-player mode to pull players in or the multiplayer content required to keep them there. There’s a sorry sense of ‘will this do?’ about World Series. While the nostalgia factor is high, the rest is a letdown.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jul 10, 2018
    1
    Fun for multiplayer with friends at home. To play alone... Disaster. No campaign, no real incentive keep playing.