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Split / Second - PC

by Disney Interactive Studios
Everyone 10+
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) 79 / 100

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Platform: PC
  • City is Your Weapon - Alter the dynamics of the race within a made-for-TV city rigged to blow
  • Every Lap is Different - Devastating events that change the track, create new routes and new obstacles
  • Action Arcade Racing - Fast paced, intense racing action

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Product Details

Platform: PC
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002ACEAR0
  • Item Weight: 7 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,791 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: PC

Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within a reality television show. Competitors will vie to be the first to the finish line in a made-for-TV city set rigged to blow with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Players in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track, but can also trigger devastating events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STREET RACING: THE ...JERRY BRUCKHEIMER VERSION! May 18, 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A combination made in heaven. This was like when I watched the movie SNAKES ON A PLANE, my reaction was: of course, why did no one ever think of this before?!

There is a great number of driving and racing games, some better than others. There is even a number of shooting&driving games. However, SPLIT/SECOND is a breed on its own.
When was the last time you had to race a collapsing overpass, dodge the load of an out-of-control crane or a wrecking ball, drive under a crash-landing cargo plane, survive a missile-firing helicopter attack, drift in an exploding airport hangar, or survive a Terminator-2 canal race?

Drifting (no wall-slamming penalty!), drafting, sling-shooting, close-calling crashes and General-Leeing your car will fill your Power Bar. Once it is full you can unleash PowerPlay attacks onto your AI opponents. And, trust me, you will hate them! From start to finish they will be scrapping your tailpipe - and you only need to slip for a split second to total your car. You can leave paint all over the walls but the moment your grill touches that central pillar or dumpster you are totaled. The good news is that respawning only takes a second - no time for the adrenaline to subside.

Choose the best car for the track and handling it will be no problem. Nevertheless, this is not an easy game - and, frankly, I missed those. Nowadays everything seems designed to be breezed through and quickly move on to the next game. Not this baby. Random events (not to mention unexplored shortcuts) make racing the same track feel like a new experience so memorizing the tracks will not be of much help. You will have to really hone your skills in order to advance. Quick advice: remap the PowerPlay buttons to something convenient as timing your attacks is essential.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splitting Hairs... May 23, 2010
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game, as a previous reviewer had stated, is simulator quality with the playability of an arcade hit. The fact that you can manipulate track layout with the "Power Play" system adds a whole new dimension. There are a multitude of track variants with some being quite nerve wracking with planes crashing and towers falling down throwing your car all over the track. Some areas appear to have compound mutations where you could use power plays to manipulate a track section more than once re-recreating an environment broadening the scope of the game tremendously.

Lighting, environmental elements, and particle systems come together with a solid focus producing a professionally polished platform title that can be quite expansive; coupled with the fact that the game can be played over a network connection says allot but also, throw in the fact that there are already un-lockable vehicles of varying types being released by various retailers. This all screams depth of play. You're able to enjoy some quality "me time" doing the "Tour de Excessive Force" then go online to show off your newly unlocked or easter egg ride with a lesson in how to manage "Public Relations" via an accurately delivered pyro-technique air parcel -- you get to have your cake and eat it too or, help someone else eat it.

This is an excellent example where a perfect balance between complexity and mechanics was struck with a focus applied by a planning and management team delivering a game that provides for its audience and not a marketer's box card. The developers are quite well known for their previous works in the "racing" genre and backed by Disney they had allot by way of creative influences and freedom as well as fat funding for their little, big budget opus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and fresh racing concept May 1, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is very fun to play. You may forget to blink at times with all the action surrounding you. I am a big fan or Mario Kart style racing and this just takes it to the next level where a whole course is rigged to blow. When I first heard of this posed as a "Reality TV show" it was a turn off because I do not usually like those, but really that just seems to be a marketing choice they made to sell the game. They really don't dwell on the "reality tv concept" and get you right into the action. The fact is it is a great arcade racer and more fun than many others I have played. I even proved that with 2 XBOX 360 controllers you can have 2 players play split screen. My other brand of controller was not detected during 2player split screen mode, it seems like pc games cater to the XBOX 360 controllers for maximum compatability. It's just a ganer preference, but I like arcade style racers like this vs. those that are to complicated to drive. The cars are generic and the music is nothing exceptional, but that didn't really bother me. Usually during racing games I play my own music from my mp3 player anyway due to differing tastes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really fun racing game July 17, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is extremely fun. Being able to interact with the environment, create explosions to destroy your opponents, and ultimately change the racing course is great. You try to time your "power plays" so that a truck may explode and skid across the track into your opponents car in front of you, or have a falling building destroy a bunch of cars and create a new route with lots of high jumps, or even having a plane crash into a runway that is part of the race track. Power plays are gained by drifting, drafting, and dodging the malicious environment. The graphics are undeniably phenomenal. The fantasy cars look fairly real, though design can be repetitive. The tracks are great fun, and most of them has one or more have epic track changes. Track changes basically look like this: A ship will tip over and crash into the runway pwning all cars in the way, and provide a new part of the map with new obstacles to control. It also shortens the track to give advantage to whoever triggers it. There are 11 tracks, but almost half of them look the same with a bit of a twist. Other game modes like survival (running by giant trucks that dump explosive barrels at you) give you other maps, but still look very similar to the maps in regular racing. Another great thing is that you get SPLIT SCREEN!! this is great. I have a buddy come over and we play against each other on the same computer screen. Games like Blur do not offer this, and if you do not have a solid online community, playing by yourself can be dull. You can have both players on one keyboard, both use xbox controllers, or one with controller and one with keyboard.

After playing the game for a bit, you start to figure out all the places that you can trigger stuff, and may lesson the excitement.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I think it's too big for my computer
Published 25 days ago by Iloveja
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for 10 yrs and up.
Race car game is good but has you progress to each level it gets harder. My grandson plays the game on and off. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. El
4.0 out of 5 stars To Play Online...
There is a workaround to play online: http://steamcommunity.com/app/297860/discussions/0/613938693267435968/
Published 1 month ago by T. Chinnock
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an absolutely great game, and I love the "Real TV" feel ...
This is an absolutely great game, and I love the "Real TV" feel of the game. Sadly the developer has been disbanded, and we won't be seeing anymore games from them again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Xinra
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Runs great on windows 8.1 OS. best with the logitec game controller.
Published 2 months ago by Chas T
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Game, not a must-have, but still fun
This is an OK racing game. Ultimately I probably shouldnt have bought it because the graphics arent that amazing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ZstarZ
4.0 out of 5 stars Four star
Love how it doesn't take a beefy PC to play. But there isn't enough game play. It's fun but for someone who plays nfs all the time... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dylyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
yeah i enjoyed it and still waiting for part 2
Published 5 months ago by Marlon
1.0 out of 5 stars I not recommend
I hread that this will work on windows 8, but when I start didn't show up.
I not recommend
Published 6 months ago by Emprieta
4.0 out of 5 stars I've always liked this one
Man I love this game. The only problem I have with it is the DRM and that the highest graphical setting has an optimization issue. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lance
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