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  • Summary: Are you ready for the ultimate battle on snow? You get proximity missiles, atomic snowballs, and snow bombs to use against your opponents as you battle your way to the finish line. If those don't do the trick, you've always got your fists for those up close and personal encounters. ChooseAre you ready for the ultimate battle on snow? You get proximity missiles, atomic snowballs, and snow bombs to use against your opponents as you battle your way to the finish line. If those don't do the trick, you've always got your fists for those up close and personal encounters. Choose one of 19 different characters and sleds, each one giving you different capabilities, and prepare to wage battle on one of 12 outlandish tracks, from the Swiss Alps to Atlantis. Master your snowmobile and perform any of 62 different tricks, or lure your friends into one of the special battle arenas for a duel. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. A wild, arcade-style race and fight program that will have gamers twisting and turning in their seats almost as much as the courses twist and turn.
  2. Without any substance, story, or coherent sense of movement, Arctic Thunder does a remarkably good job of entertaining, packing every minute with a strange sense of mayhem and absurdity.
  3. 60
    Everything falls apart with Arctic Thunder when you realize that the sense of speed, variety of weapons and the personality of the courses offer very little depth.
  4. Simply better than the PS2 version. It's smoother, looks a lot better and the gameplay has made a successful transition from frustrating to decent fun.
  5. Game Informer
    50
    Same crap, different console. [Dec 2001, p.109]
  6. Midway unfortunately neglected to realize what made Hydro such a great game to begin with; Great course designs and enjoyable gameplay.
  7. Next Generation Magazine
    40
    Manages to stay bland despite high speeds and lots of explosions. Go figure. [Jan 2002, p.31]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 23, 2017
    8
    A really fun time, this game is. While I do like the arcade version a little more, this has plenty to offer. The loading times are actuallyA really fun time, this game is. While I do like the arcade version a little more, this has plenty to offer. The loading times are actually pretty fast, the gameplay is pretty fun and it's just an overall good game. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    2
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#29 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001