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8.2 out of 10

Split/Second

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
22 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Split/Second is what I would call a beautiful tragedy. It starts out memorable, and initially blew me away as I imagine it did with so many others. With its tight controls, a wide array of vehicles and expansive, twisting tracks, it has a lot of things hard-core racing fans seek. It didn't make the mistake most do of simply mirroring aspects from popular franchises without adding anything new that will entice loyal followers to jump ship.
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Overall 8
8.0

Split/Second

Strategy Informer
18 July 2010
  • Conclusion: There's no doubt about it, Split/Second is a finely balanced, visually stunning racer that loves the brown stuff hitting the fan. It's impossible to play the game without feeling cool when you evade the lure of an explosion, or wreck five opponents by dumping a boulder in their way. Finally a title has arrived that allows players to stop worrying about the complicated stats and perfect gear changes, as Black Rock just don't care for it.
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Overall 9
8.5

Split/Second

Gamer vision
9 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Simulation racers and I don’t generally get along. I appreciate their attention to detail, and how accurately the digital cars recreate the experience of driving the real thing, but it’s all a bit boring. Outside of Mario Kart , arcade-style racers haven’t exactly flourished on any of the latest consoles. Though for some strange reason, this past month that all changed when three separate developers released three separate combat-fueled racers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Split/Second Review

PlayStation Universe
2 June 2010
  • Summary: Split/Second is an arcade-style racing game with an explosive twist. It offers Hollywood blockbuster intensity with its reality show charm, in a fast-paced, bigger-than-life experience.
  • Pros: The Power Plays that offer explosive action, The Tight controls, The smooth graphics
  • Cons: The repetitive soundtrack, The seemingly indestructible AI, All the destruction can be distracting
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Overall 8
8.0

Split/Second Review

PlayStation Universe
2 June 2010
  • Summary: Split/Second is an arcade-style racing game with an explosive twist. It offers Hollywood blockbuster intensity with its reality show charm, in a fast-paced, bigger-than-life experience.
  • Pros: The Power Plays that offer explosive action, The Tight controls, The smooth graphics
  • Cons: The repetitive soundtrack, The seemingly indestructible AI, All the destruction can be distracting
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Overall 8
8.0

Split/Second

Gaming Evolution
28 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Though the online multiplayer is not as engaging as other racing titles, Split/Second still provides an immersive experience full of close calls, last minute deal breakers and destruction not seen in any other racing game to date. With solid visuals, sever different racing modes to choose from and the feeling of not being safe anywhere on the track, Split/Seconds keeps the player on his toes and hands gripped tightly to the controller in hopes of simply surviving the...
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Overall 8
8.0

PS3 Review – Split/Second

PlayStation LifeStyle
26 May 2010
  • Summary: Split/Second puts players right in that sweet spot between a kart racer and a racing game. Instead of shooting red shells at other drivers to knock them off their game, you will draft behind them and wait for the perfect chance to drop a building on them.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Replay value 5
5.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
22 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Off-road racing fans fondly remember the release of Black Rock Studio�s Pure a couple years ago. Since then, the developers have been working on a street racing title that ditched the simulation style of game for an arcade racer. The game is presented in a reality show format, essentially taking the career mode and slicing it up into a television season of 12 episodes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Split/Second

Thunderbolt Games
21 May 2010
  • Excerpt: In a week crowded with releases like Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption and Remedy’s Alan Wake , it’s easy to forgive gamers who don’t pick up Split/Second . That said, any fan of arcade-style racing games that doesn’t pick this one up is going to miss out on one of the most enjoyable racing experiences of this generation.
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Overall 8
8.2

Danger Lurks Around Every Corner

Game Informer
18 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Concept: Trigger explosive set pieces to throw fellow racers off course as you gun for the finish line Graphics: It feels very fast, and the color palette and lighting make the environments stand out. Some minor object pop up occurs onscreen, but it doesn’t detract from the experience Sound: Setting the action to a choreographed orchestral score is smart, as it gives the game more drama than generic rock Playability: I was disappointed a few times with some cars’ drift...
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