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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: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    90
    Not only one of the best racing games of the generation but for once one that feels genuinely different to any of its major rivals – unless you count spiritual predecessor FlatOut.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    90
    Wreckfest is the long-overdue return of serious, high-quality destruction racing. Fierce, frantic fun.
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    85
    Wreckfest is the epitome of white knuckle driving, as you’ll clench when you can see an oncoming hit about to happen, or laugh uncontrollably once you completely destroy someone and send them flying off the track. Wreckfest is chaotic and frantic fun at its core, and even though it has its issues, it’s a complete blast to play and enjoy.
  4. Aug 23, 2019
    81
    Despite a few odd technical issues, Wreckfest is really rather fun to play. The sheer carnage on display as you smash and crash with your fellow racers is quite the sight, especially in the destruction derby style modes. Those looking for a racer with a little extra edge will no doubt find it here.
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Wreckfest is the spiritual successor of FlatOut and Destruction Derby and offers a fun, hectic, solid experience. Now on consoles, too.
  6. Aug 25, 2019
    80
    Bugbears latest release might not be flawless, but it's certainly a unique entry in racing genre. Surely some issues like not so good music, long loading times and weak user interface are somehow annoying, but when compared to positives, you will not mind them. Wreckfest might not offer the same amount of humor that we saw in the earlier Flatout games, but it has a lot to say, especially when it comes to online gaming.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    70
    Wreckfest is at its best when you don't take it too seriously. It features a great handling model that's sufficiently deep and rewarding to master. The wild and dirty races tend to be quite enjoyable too. Of course, the chaos can sometimes become frustrating. There are few things worse than getting knocked off the track at the last possible moment. It's even more agonizing when it's not entirely your fault. Those who persevere, despite the occasional bout of unfairness, will get a lot of mileage out of this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Every play games like Forza and find yourself rear-ending the hell out of the car in front of you because it's so much easier and more funEvery play games like Forza and find yourself rear-ending the hell out of the car in front of you because it's so much easier and more fun then using your brakes in the turns? Boy do I have a game for you!

    Wreckfest is absolutely brilliant, a definite 10 stars in my book. It's a genuinely fun game with replay value, this isn't something you're going to play for an hour then never touch again. It has great steering "feel" and smashing (see what I did there) physics, but at the end of the day there is a real racing feel and you have to actually try to win and use more strategy then just running people off the road. The vehicle selection is great! You can race ratty old muscle cars, lawnmowers, RVs, you name it. In a world where $59.99 seems to be the industry standard price to buy a game, Wreckfest is $39.99 which is a super cool move by the developer. You're getting a lot of game for $40, trust me. As someone who owns a full library of $500+ worth of popular racing games, I'm finding myself over and over again reaching for my $39 copy of Wreckfest. Seriously, pull the trigger and buy a copy, you won't regret it! Wreckfest delivers a lot of smiles per gallon!
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  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    This game is freaking awesome and loads of fun... perfect balance of sim/arcade racing and controls great with a wheel... only thing negativeThis game is freaking awesome and loads of fun... perfect balance of sim/arcade racing and controls great with a wheel... only thing negative I can say is that I wish it’s soundtrack, which rocks hard, had more songs. Expand
  3. Apr 18, 2021
    9
    Wreckfest is a blast and it always has people playing STILL! being on Xbox live game pass was for the best!
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    8
    Wreckfest review
    Review by Johnny Mero
    Developed by Bugbear Entertainment Published by THQ Nordic Available on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows
    Wreckfest review
    Review by Johnny Mero
    Developed by Bugbear Entertainment
    Published by THQ Nordic
    Available on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows

    When I look at Wreckfest, I immediately flash back to my childhood. Two particular games come to mind. Destruction Derby on the PlayStation and Crash N’ Burn on the PlayStation 2. All I really need to say is I love it a lot.

    I’m not much of a racing game fan but i am a dirty racer when I do play them so this game fits me perfectly.

    But let me talk about the game instead of my thoughts first. Wreckfest is a demolition derby racing game, which in best way I can describe, crashing a bunch of cars together in what can be the most chaos filled environment, plus you can like race and other fun stuff while you do it.

    Gameplay is very solid and feels I would say a bit less like a simulation based, perhaps more like a Forza horizon kind of deal. The customization kind of reminds me a bit of Forza as well with its rating system for vehicles and purchasing of parts to increase the rating. There’s even tuning as well. I have no real issues with anything. Everything works quite well on my standard VCR Xbox One and I can drive a lawnmower.

    Overall, this is a game I would prefer instead of most racing games like Forza or Need for Speed because I’m much more of a dirty racer myself, and anyone familiar with modern racing games should be able to get into this no problem, especially with the friend nudge. There’s still a lot more I’d love to see with this game in future updates, but it’s still a solid recommendation from me.
    My Rating: 8/10
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  5. Apr 17, 2021
    7
    Enfin la relève de ce bon vieux Destruction Derby paru il y a une éternité sur la première plaie-stassion ! enfin « bon » n’exagérons rien,Enfin la relève de ce bon vieux Destruction Derby paru il y a une éternité sur la première plaie-stassion ! enfin « bon » n’exagérons rien, car on en faisait vite le tour mais pour son époque, c’était tout de même impressionnant.

    Cette nouvelle « fête de la casse » tient en tout cas ses promesses après des patchs pendant quasiment deux ans ou presque ! le dernier par exemple au printemps 2021 pour la Series X propose ainsi un fort joli 4K/60 ! et nombre de bugs corrigés depuis le temps, bien entendu. Outre les arènes où tout le monde se rentre dedans, Wreckfest propose également des courses plus « normales »… où tout le monde se rentre dedans… pour finir le premier. Il propose également des « challenges » aussi délirants que les meilleurs épisodes Top Gear (de l’ère Clarkson bien sûr) avec des moissonneuses, des tondeuses, des canapés ou des bus scolaires…

    La physique (des collisions) est très bien rendue mais ça, c’est le minmum syndical ; ce qui est plus surprenant concerne la simulation elle-même du comportement routier des divers véhicules, lequel (toutes aides désactivées) se révèle étonnamment réaliste. Côté prise en main, ce n’était pas forcément très convaincant en 2019 mais ça s’est amélioré et bon nombre d’options permettent de rendre la bagnole moins capricieuse. Cependant, l’aide du contrôle de stabilité est clairement nécessaire surtout en vue externe, la vue obligatoire pour ne pas finir dans le décor à chaque virage, tamponné par un con-current hargneux et très con.

    Et ils sont légion ou presque, ces cons hargneux ! jusqu’à 24 au maximum mais 16 le plus souvent (si on s’inclut dans la liste bien sûr). C’est souvent le boxon à un moment donné ou un autre mais Wreckfest tient heureusement ses 30 im/s sans défaillir (du moins sur la One X) tout en offrant des graphismes tout à fait présentables… mais pas transcendants, loin de là.

    Les effets sonores sont pour leur part nettement en deçà de ce qu’on pourrait attendre mais on ne va pas en faire un fromage, car le jeu n’est certainement pas un triple A : on s’en rend bien compte avec tous ces temps de chargement très longs… qui sont devenus anecdotiques par la force des choses sur la Series X.

    Alors on s’amuse souvent au cours des épreuves, car le spectacle, les dégâts et les débris (et des éléments du décor sur la piste) volent dans tous les sens ! on déchante un brin sur la carrière, notamment les suites d’épreuves finales carrément trop longues.

    Notons en tout cas que malgré son côté de beauf bourrin, Wreckfest réclame du doigté et de la nuance non seulement pour apprivoiser le comportement routier de ces chignoles trèsdissipées mais aussi pour se sortir de la meute et l’envoyer ici et là dans le rail ou dans le fossé… ou dans un arbre. Avec l’habitude, on apprend certainement à l’apprécier en dépit de son côté forcément limité, très brut(e) de décoffrage.
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  6. Oct 30, 2021
    5
    I honestly thought it was a console port of BeamNG Drive but I was wrong. I don’t really like it!
  7. Mar 1, 2021
    0
    This is the most broken game I've played on Xbox. It freezes and crashes every time I play it.

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