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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
+ 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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This piece of garbage doesn't work with Windows 7 at all even though it is made for it. It will not even install because of missing dynamic link libraries they did not think to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sonic Dragon
I couldn't get any pc controller support to actually work. It would register it was connected but that was it and I didn't want to waste much more time on figurint out a hack.Published 9 months ago by Kayuu
locked to 30FPS? seriously? i didn't care enough to rate this until i came across this particularly braindead design decision.Published 9 months ago by plonk420
amazingly fun game. Its fast paced insane racing full of crazy spectacle events.Published 12 months ago by Steve
Does not work on PC. Google'd everything fix I could find. Nothing works. Game won't play. No support.Published 13 months ago by Gman
Race car game is good but has you progress to each level it gets harder. My grandson plays the game on and off. Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. El