Excerpt: From the developers of Pure, one of this gen’s best racing games, comes Split/Second. This new endeavor is easily the most intense racing game out there, and one of the most unique, but falls somewhat short of being the best.
Summary: With their final digital release, Black Rock Studios made quite an impression. Split/Second may not be a perfect game, but it’s a very fun romp regardless. There’s a lot of fun to be found on its DVD or Blu-ray disc, providing hours of entertainment for gamers and their friends.
Excerpt: When you look at a box for a racing game and you see the name Disney on the cover, you might not think about a hardcore arcade racer. You would probably expect to see a kid oriented kart racer. But …
Conclusion: Apart from a few minor AI issues Split/Second is actually an enjoyable game. The hectic gameplay mechanics lead to some pretty engaging racing moments and things get even more exciting when you jump into online multiplayer in modes such as Elimination and Survival.
Pros: A decent arcade racer with flashy cars and high-speed chases through crumbling hazardous environments, cool atmosphere, a rather unique recipe resulting in some really exciting moments, especially in multiplayer;
Cons: The formula of Split/Second gets repetitive relatively quickly, so you may not want to stick around for long, minor AI issues.
Excerpt: With the two releasing so closely together and sharing so many similarities, comparisons between Split/Second and Blur are inevitable. Both are pure arcade racers that borrow the vehicle combat elements most often associated with kart racers, but Split/Second’s method of delivering that combat is...