Vehicles outfitted with weapons have kept us amused for centuries, and whilst you don't directly target your opponents' cars the destruction you cause to the environment should cause a chain reaction that'll turn a nippy, streamlined, piece of automotive engineering into a horribly twisted wreck.
You can grab a copy of the game on the Xbox and PS3 for £17.99 from HMV, which'll save you almost £6 on the next best offer on both platforms.
- Click here to buy Split Second for £17.99 from HMV [Xbox 360 Games]
- Click here to buy Split Second for £17.99 from HMV [PS3 Games]
Split Second is great fun and beats competitors, such as Blur, hands down when it comes to enjoyment and the racing experience that it offers gamers.Everything is an action packed spectacle right from the start of the races, which usually begin and end in a show of sparks from a barrage of fireworks that are set off from both sides of the track.
The racing aspects to the game are pretty well done and there are several little tricks that make it feel like you're stretching the car's oversized engine to its limits in the form of blurred vision and the sound of your turbo charger kicking in. The only problem that I found with the driving controls was the unusual choice to have one button for braking and drifting, which can lead to you slowing down and getting overtaken instead of smoothly sliding around a bend.
There's another trick to hurtle you into first place in the form of the various powerplays that crop up around the courses, which allow you to burst outlet, pipes, collapse bridges, call in helicopters that drop explosive barrels from above, and even cause planes to land on the road in front of you. Be warned though timing is key because missing another player can lead to you leaving a hazard in your path or in rare cases cause your early demise.
Observing the destruction whilst weaving around it and trying to maintain your lead is incredibly entertaining and now the price is coming down you can start to overlook the game's flaws and enjoy the experience that it provides.
Thanks to nwressell @ HUKD