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: Overall, i believe it is a good game, almost great if not for the following facts: Cars don't have NOs Cars don't have E-Brake Cars are not real (though i can understand buying licenses can be much more expensive for the developers and us the buyers)
Summary: I picked this game up a few weeks ago for less than $20 used. I think that's about the right price to pay. Split/Second is a fun game, no doubt about that. The racing is pure arcade-- definitely a plus for someone like me who doesn't have the patience (or, if I'm honest, the skill) for racing sims like Gran Turismo.
Summary: I just got to the half way point in the game and I am flabbergasted! This is what I was expecting when I bought Burnout Paradise.... Pros 1. Great Handle 2. Great Graphics 3. Challenging but impossible Cons 1. Redundant levels - This is the only bad thing I can say about this game... I'm halfway through the game and it seems like you just play the same level over and over again. It does have different shortcuts, and blow ups. 2. only 2 player spit screen...
Summary: This game is awesome. Difficult level is high and challengeable but you can always count with surprises to recover from a crash. It makes you believe until the last second that you can reach out to the leader and maybe make a car explode by its side so you are able to take the lead! Graphics are good, driveability is challengeable enough, sounds are good too!
Summary: I saw the trailer for this game and all I could say was "another Burnout?" How wrong was I. While the Burnout fracnhise was always fun, the fun was the explosions, and unfortunately you had to crash or cause a crash to see them, which could lead to you losing the race. The premise for this game goes something like "If Michael Bay produced a reality tv show, it'd be a race where drivers can set off explosive set pieces to try and derail their opponents?