Excellent single player mode, poor split screen mode
24 December 2012
Summary: The single player mode has excellent graphics and comparing it to Blur, another combat racing game of the same generation, this is ways ahead. However, the split screen mode on the Xbox 360 version down scales the resolution to such an extent that it looks like a PS2 era game. Split screen gaming with my brother was my primary motive of buying this game and I'm disappointed.
Summary: I enjoyed this game, it was worth the money I spent on it... but I'd have no problem returning it as it's not something that needs to stay in my collection after I've gotten my jollies out of it. The racing is fun, but the Cars are a bit too similar, and the game isn't too terribly deep... but it's fun, and graphically impressive at times. Not a bad game to rent or pick up for cheap for a bored week or weekend really.
Summary: the game was good it jst was easy to beat and only took me like 3 days with bout 3 hours per day so ya cars are not very creative or fancy didnt like that but the tracks and power plays are pretty awesome
What should have been an outrageously fun racer turns out to be flawed and frustrating.
Eric Jack, Amazon
28 June 2010
Summary: Split Second has all the ingredients to be a wonderfully fun and over-the-top arcade racer, but half-baked design decisions hamper it in almost every way. The premise is simple: Race around a city on a "reality" TV show, blowing up everything around you to wreck and hamper your opponents! First of all, the game looks great. The sense of speed is there. The tracks are varied and interesting, even though some tracks share portions with each other.
Blackrock continue to make the best racing games you'll play for a week
27 May 2010
Summary: No one was looking forward to Split/Second more than I. No one. After the disappointment that was Burnout Paradise (that game was a lot of things, it certainly wasn't an arcade racer), Blackrock was finally going to step in and fill the void. The studio demonstrated a great deal of promise with Pure, but unfortunately, Split/Second demonstrates a distinct lack of polish and careless development that will result in me selling it on Glyde as soon as I finish the career...
Conclusion: Split second is a great racing title that combines the high speed and style of Burnout Revenge with the "avoid 1st place until near the end" attitude of Mario Kart. It's a fun game that's even better multiplayer.
Conclusion: Graphics are amazing, Explosions are like from the movies but unfortunately I was let down by the repetition of the single player and the fact that there is hardly any one playing the multiplayer which is a shame. Great game over all thought!
Conclusion: If I were to look over my collection of racing games I find that I don't have many action orientated racers. I played my fair share of Twisted Metal, Vigilante 8 & Rush 2049 to name but a few and I've played plenty of Burnout. While those are very good examples of action racers, Split/Second doesn't really stack up well.