Summary: Very realistic handling characteristics, excellent graphics. It's fun to crash or dump the driver just to hear their comments and ouches. Only (same old tired) drawback is that many of the tracks are locked out. You have to go through the usual career mode foolishness to get all of YOUR game useable. So far I've not been able to find unlock cheat codes listed for the XBOX version.
Summary: Okay, there are plenty of games that are more exciting out there, but this is a really nice family game to have. It is good, clean, and fun. The graphics are good (but not great) and the physics are for the most part realistic and believable. The controls are easy to pick up and the tricks are fairly easy to complete. Splashdown contains a good mix of upbeat music and the gameplay should keep you occupied for a decent amount of time.
Summary: This one was a sleeper - hadn't heard anything about it, but rented it one day. After playing it with my daughters (ages 9 and 7) for a few hours, we were all laughing together. Even my wife (a non-gamer) got into it. We bought it the next week. It's lots of fun to race each other or the computer. But you can also go into "free ride" mode and just explore the different tracks. I found it to be much more fun than other extreme sports games (like Tony Hawks 3 or 4).
Summary: This game is the only Jet-Ski game available for the X-Box, but there are immediate similarities drawn between this game, and the Nintendo 64 classic WaveRace. The levels are creative and fun, but it's the water graphics that really make the game shine. Never before has a game captured water effects so flawlessly as Splashdown. The controls are at first a little odd, but after a few tuturial lessons they become easier.
Summary: I love this game. The Key West track is worth the ... price tag alone. Extremely realistic water effects. I give it 4 stars as there are only 2 tracks that utilize the power of the X-Box. The remaining tracks are impressive but appear to be identical to the Playstation 2 version. Still a great game!
Summary: I think Splashdown is a great addition to the xbox game base. I bout it recently and have been completely satisfied. The graphics are incredible, and the challenge races are tons of fun. However, if you do not like games about racing seadoos then don't get this game, duh. For anyone who likes the water or boats, I definately support this game!