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Average Player Score Based on 2429 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 2429 ratings
  1. 10 (377)
  2. 9 (704)
  3. 8 (757)
  4. 7 (314)
  5. 6 (117)
  6. 5 (56)
  7. 4 (18)
  8. 3 (21)
  9. 2 (13)
  10. 1 (52)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.5

    Arcade racing at it's very best!

    Split/Second is so much more than a one trick pony - it has taken the basic concept of Ridge Racer and improved upon it while adding some new modes to the mix! Story: Do arcade racers need a story? Well not really bu... Read Full Review

    21 of 22 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Split/Second

  • Review Score:8

    An Explosive Racer!

    Split/Second is a arcade style racer that is absolutely packed full of explosions. Like many arcade racers, you gain power by power-sliding round corners or drafting behind opponents. Once charged, you can cause destruct... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Split Second is a good game that lacks a few desirable features.

    When I first played Split second, I was disappointed with the lack of automobile customization. However, as I played the season mode, I was satisfied with the power plays, graphics, control of the vehicles, and the varie... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    You want to feel a rush? You got it!

    As soon as I saw the trailers for this game I knew it would be amazing, so let's break the game for what it is. The game is exactly what it advertises it self to be, you trigger key elements at key moments in the gam... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Definitely fun... while it lasts!

    Alright so I've been following this game for awhile now and finally purchased it today. It seemed like a nice diversion from the Burnout series. Having spent a good 7 hours with the game here are my initial impressions... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    WOW! A racing game with triggered explosions?.... WEAK.

    Bunch of crap explodes, topples over, and catches fire all while you race around various tracks. Yep, that is about the beginning and end of it. I just don't dig the whole concept of the game. I think I would have en... Read Full Review

    4 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Above average racer with Explosive qualities!

    First things first. I am so glad that this is not just another racer. Those looking for a racer have tons of games to choose from. Go play those. This game offers a new experience in that it not only is a racer but its a... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Spectacular to look at, but ultimately spoilt by "rubberband" AI.

    So you think you've seen everything that racing games have to offer? You've attacked the corners of the Nordschleife and you've launched yourself from the roof of a Paradise City parking garage, but have you ever had to ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

    Great graphics, nice sounds, and the most frustrating gameplay of any game to date.

    Playing this game at PAX in 2009 left me wanting more. The idea of blowing up your surroundings and driving through total mayhem was very appealing. On initial launch this game meets those expectations. However, after... Read Full Review

    5 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Fast, fun, frantic and mayhem with added rivalry and bitterness. Pure bliss

    A game like this is long overdue. it may not be suited to everyone but for me im a massive fan of the burnout out series and if like me when burnout paradise came and and you felt somewhat disappointed with the direction... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Faster than you'll ever be !

    There are very few games that genuinely make you feel panicked or tense, but Split/Second is certainly one of them.Like a Michael Bay production with added vehicular destruction, or a pyrotechnics wet dream, Split/Second... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful