Excerpt: Back in 2008, a remake to the cult classic black comedy Death Race 2000 arrived in theaters. The remake's version of the Death Race took place on an island penitentiary and was broadcast via Internet streaming for anyone willing to cough up $250 to watch all three stages. While a majority of the film's races involved mounted weapons such as machine guns, there was also a special type of weapon called "Death Heads" which triggered an environment based attack, such as...
Excerpt: Disney Interactive has housed some of this generation's biggest surprises, so far. First there was Pure, which was downright fantastic and utterly breathtaking. Now, we have Split/Second, which is an unusual take on the action-racing genre where the environment is your weapon, and there are no pick-ups. In my Blur review, I concluded my bit by simply saying if you had to choose between both Split/Second and Blur, you'd be best off with Split/Second.
Summary: Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.
Conclusion: Not since NFS: Most Wanted have I felt so compelled to 100% a racing game. More to the point, Split/Second is just fantastic on some many levels and is literally the most enjoyable racer I've played in years.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Having played a plethora of racing games over the years, I’ve found that they often tend to blur together, offering pretty much the same gameplay and racing modes, with just a change in the tracks and vehicles on offer. However I was pleasantly surprised when I played Split/Second on the Playstation 3, which tries its best not to fall prey to the bog-standard racing genre by offering a few quirky changes to the racing rules.
Excerpt: Ever wished that the driver that just slid ahead of you in a race would somehow spin out or lose control? Or that by some phenomenon something would fall from the sky and by all miracles of miracles land on him? How about a shortcut that suddenly becomes available for you but maybe not for others? If this is you, then Split/Second is your game.