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GF Rating
6.7

1927 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

If Micheal Bay made videogames...

posted by GeneralGumdrop (VERONA, WI) Nov 2, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

I compare this to a Micheal Bay type of experience because this is such a obnoxious, over the top, confusing game, but ohh did I have fun. Do not take this game seriously. This game a chaotic fun mess that will amaze you will visuals and the fluidity of the racing. You will never see The "track" the same way twice. As earthquakes, military involvement and massive storms ravage the earth, you are chosen to drive through it. Buildings will collapse 10 feet in front of you, forcing you to make split second desicions while traveling at blistering speeds. This gave me such an adrenaline rush, and when you make it through it, you feel like an action star. The game is split up into three sections. A rookie section, a pro section and a veteran section. Each part has the same maps, but in the midst of an apocolypse the courses are all altered and never feel the same. You use a variety of vehicles from motorcycles to monster trucks, which is a nice change of pace. However, the cutscenes are annoying, poorly animated and meeger jokes: dont know what they were thinking with this. The game feels fluid, even with everything happening on the screen and with water and jumps providing cooling for boosts, adds an extra bit of strategy. All in all this is a really fun racing game, but it is fairly short, at times frustrating, and occasional repetitiveness. If you sit back, relax, and enjoy the explosions, you will walk away happy like I did. Rent it! (dont buy it IMO)

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Diehard series fan disappointed beyond belief

posted by OneEyeRed (PALISADES PARK, NJ) Oct 13, 2011

Member since Oct 2007

I don't really know were start honestly. Like so many others have stated this game is just meh. As far as destructible environments are concerned, split/second does better. The cartoon story, the forced drivers and no option picks on vehicles just ruin any chance this game has for me. Both MS and PF kill this game. I expected so much more from Evolution and how they released this game and thought it was better than the previous 2 is beyond me.

Did they lose key people at their organization? because that is what it feels like. Let's not even begin to go into the forced online to unlock garbage. You ruined the best racing series for me Evolution. I am just glad I rented it first because the first 2 were day 1/pre-order buys.

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