Summary: I had Jak X: Combat Racing for the PS2 and was looking for something similar on PS3 (beside Twisted Metal). Split/Second is a fun racing game that uses powerups to trigger explosions or other events that can slow down or remove your opponents. As far as I can tell, though, there are only two ways to obtain the powerups - drifting through curves or drafting (tailgating). Like somebody else said here, drifting slows you down, so the better strategy seems to be drafting.
Summary: The game is released somewhere between 2010 and 2011 and it's still going quite strong with good graphics, smooth gameplay, and alive servers (in 2013). Pros: 1) Vertical or horizontal split screen offline mode is available, but you'll need a big screen (at least 58 inches) to enjoy the experience; and of course, another player. 2) The sense of speed and crashes with even the low budget cars is satisfying. This ain't formula one, and I am glad it's not.
Summary: Like the title says, fun and fast paced. This game takes a lot of concentration to see what's going on in front of you. Pay attention, or you'll crash yourself. Good entertaining game for all ages.
Summary: I find a lot of people don't know about this game, which is a shame. Turns out the company that published it went bust a year after releasing it, or something like that. That news should NOT turn you away from this game. In fact it should make you want to get it because there won't be copies around forever. Its a blast to play and the challenges are well paced with a decent reward scheme of new cars. Its arcade race car bliss multiplied by Die Hard divided by Death Race.
Summary: This game would be an instant classic, because the concept of auto demolition had a good potential. However, Disney concentrated on commercializing it and ended up denying fans of the "hardcore"-ness of the game. In other words, it was dumbed down so Disney could reach a bigger audience pool. Pros: - Good concept, had potential. - Crisp graphics - Audio effects had no flaws. - Had some action but not enough. Cons: - Loss of concept after lack of expression.
Summary: The Good. This game is well made and exciting. The graphics are amazing, and the sound packs a punch. The cars are pretty cool, considering the fact that they are not modeled off of real cars too much. The racing (besides the power plays) is straight forward and simple enough for anyone to play. Disney did a good job on the important aspects of this game. The Bad. There is not much to complain about, but a few small things keep this game from being perfect.
Summary: I put off buying this game (for PC) until it was cheaper. I liked the demo on my console, but bought the PC version. The racing feel and control is tight, which is great for car physics that are loose. Drifting in this game is needed so you have the power to trigger (catastrofic) events at any time. You can win easier with strtegic use of your event triggers than with the fastest car.
Summary: i started off as a FPS guy [resistance, killzone2, COD, BFBC2, etc] and gradually moved to games like uncharted 2, assassin's creed, and red dead redemption. i don't generally do RPGs [FF, dragon age, fallout 3= 'cos i find them to be a bit tedious. so now you know what i like and play and if you like and play those kinds of games, hopefully this review will be helpful to you. the premise is pretty straightforward - you're a contestant on a reality TV game show.