Split Second [Download]

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Platform: PC Download

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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.


System Requirements
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium D processor (Windows 7 / Vista) / 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D processor (Windows XP) or 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 or equivalent processor
RAM: 2.5 GB RAM (Windows 7 / Vista) / 2.0 GB RAM (Windows XP)
Hard Drive: 6.5 GB uncompressed hard drive space
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 3D video card supporting Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better, ATI Radeon X1600 or better). NOTE: Onboard (built-in) integrated chipsets are not supported (e.g., Intel on-board 8xx/9xx series chipsets, SiS and S3 series, ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 and X1300) 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 3D video card supporting Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or better, ATI Radeon HD3870 or better)
Additional Info: Requires internet connection for game activation

Product Information

Platform:PC Download
ASIN B00685H4B4
Release date May 18, 2010
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3.6 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
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Platform for Display: PC
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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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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Developed by Black Rock Studio and published in May of 2010 by Disney Interactive Studios, "Split Second" is a fast paced arcade racer combined with demolition aspects. The story of the game centers around the players taking part in a fictional reality television show aptly named "Split Second" which consists of a variety of events. Each event focuses on destructible environments triggered remotely by driver actions known as "Powerplays" which are used to wreck your opponents in the most devastating ways possible. There are 12 racing seasons comprising a total of 72 events which consist of the standard Race (normal opponent race with use of Power Plays), Elimination (Timed event, remain in 1st place or be eliminated), Survival (race with opponents while dodging semis which drop multiple concussive/explosive barrels), Air Attack/Revenge (solo race against a rocket launching Apache-style helicopter bent on your destruction) and Detonator (timed solo race with a preselected car with full use of Power Plays against you). Here are my thoughts on Split Second;

Pros

+ Gorgeous graphics with amazingly detailed backgrounds and beautifully designed racing vehicles.

+ Fast paced electronic soundtrack (composed by Marc Canham & Richard Aitkin) befitting of the game.

+ Cars show paint scuffing and damage while still looking fantastic.

+ Brilliant special effects, explosions, particle effects and bloom.

+ Dangerously addictive gameplay keeps you coming back for more racing action long after you've completed the game.

+ Completed challenges/achievements yield decals which are automatically applied to your car.

+ Local and LAN multiplayer options.
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I originally played this game on the PS3 not long after it was released. It was, if I recall correctly, the first racing game I had ever played. It was a complete blast! Racing and blowing up stuff real, real good!

I decided to pick it up for PC and give it another go (you can't really go with wrong with the current $6.75 price tag compared to $20 on steam). I was anxious to see if held the same magic it did five years ago and I'm happy to say that it's still a whole lot of fun!

If you're not familiar with the story/plot, it's pretty simple: you're a contestant on a reality TV show. There are 12 episodes and each episode consists of 6 or so races or events. You work your way through the season in hopes of becoming the season champ.

But there must be a gimmick, right? You bet! Where games like Mario Kart and Blur use power ups to throw your opponents off, Split/Second is about drifting and drafting to build up your power meter and then triggering any and all manner of environmental hazards - vehicles, oil tanker ships, cranes, buses, buildings, helicopters, etc - to crash your adversaries. It's great fun! As many other people have rightly stated, it's a Michael Bay racing game. All style and explosions, as well as it should.

I had a great time with this game, especially at the current price point. It's held up pretty well graphically, too. One word of caution: it does require online authorization, so if you don't have internet hooked up to your rig or laptop, you might want to steer clear.
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