Quick Hit: Split/Second

Platform: PS3*/Xbox 360/PC
Genre: Racing
Players: 1-2 (Online: 2-8)
ESRB: E10+ (Violence)

Sometimes I do a ‘quick hit’ because I know that my opinion is skewed because I don’t like certain types of games. That’s why a magazine like GI has different guys reviewing different types of games.

What we have here is a kart racer in disguise, and I hate kart racers. The difference is that you have real cars, and instead of weapons, environmental destruction can be triggered around you by your opponents. For this reason, your actual skill has little to do with your success until you’ve memorized and can successfully avoid all of the traps on each track. If that’s your bag – more power to you.

Now, don’t get me wrong. It plays well and looks good (though I’m a strong proponent of real vehicles), I’m just not a fan of the genre.

Bottom Line: 7/10

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