Summary: Split Second plays much like the classic Burnout games, with races at such mad speeds you barely dare blink for fear of crashing. Apparently, you can press a button to see what is going on behind your car. Its a button you are very unlikely to ever use. The game introduces a new dynamic - making parts of the track and scenery explode in an effort to take out opponents ahead of you on the track.
Smoke and mirrors can't save this Burnout Wannabee
23 November 2010
Summary: I don't play online so this review is based on the single-player mode. I had carefully read several reputable reviews of both Split/ Second and Blur (which came out at a similar time) before deciding to go for Split/ Second as the reviews indicated it was better for a single-player. I thought the icing on the cake would be the price drop which meant I got it for £18 not long after it launched.
Conclusion: Amazing graphics and great explosions don't stop this from being a very dull and repetitive racer. Rubber band AI means the other drivers will always be around you, no matter how good or bad you race you'll spend most of your time in the middle of the pack with them speeding up or slowing down to your ability.
Conclusion: Stay away form this game because you can make the AI cars crash & get to build up a fair lead & while you don't crash they some how are back on you in seconds & the you can't play online until you've completed your offline game because you wont be able to keep up with anyone & if you build up your Power Play bar and if you watch the video of it in-play you'll crash