Split/Second (2010, Action Racing Game) – 9/10 game review

Cast / crew
Director: Nick Baynes
Senior Producer: Alice Guy
Director of Production: Alice Guy
Design Director: Paul Glancey
Technical Director: David Jefferies

Split/Second (2010)


Two things hurt this game: a title change from straight-forwardly cool Split Second to the teeth-grindingly unnecessary Split/Second: Velocity and the words ‘reality show.’ A demo that did nothing for me didn’t help but once I started playing the full game, Split/Second‘s eye-poppingly spectacular scenarios and consistently thrilling, fun and rewarding gameplay totally won me over. The entire game is like driving through a cut-scene, yet it is you triggering the spectacular carnage. There is surprising depth to the ‘splosions and handling with both providing immediate thrills balanced with greater gains for experience and finesse. The total lack of licensed music (we have a terrific Rocky IV-esque score by a seemingly uncredited Marc Canham) and licensed vehicles (wonderfully sleek supercars and meaty super-SUV’s) means it looks and sounds like nothing else. This is as good as arcade action racing gets.

Classified 7+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 7 or over.


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