Split / Second

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Disney Interactive Distribution
Mfg Part# 07040800
SKU 211276306
UPC 712725005795
UPC 14 00712725005795
Format PlayStation 3
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review As much a Kart racer as an arcade racing title, Split/Second is as predicated on screwing over other competitors as finding a perfect driving line. The premise is simple: as a contestant on the television show Split/Second, you'll race against other drivers on a track designed to be destroyed...Split/Second has the most impressive destruction and explosions yet seen in a racing game. From passenger jets exploding across a tarmac as you race under a wing, to detonating power plant cooling towers, to collapsing train tracks, Split/Second assaults your eyes as soon as you're off the starting line. There's so much going on during races that it's often difficult to navigate the game's courses, though the designers usually do a pretty good job of marking turns and plastering visual cues around the track...At first, power plays seem like an arbitrary gimmick, but after a few races, the mechanic reveals more depth than is initially apparent. The most devastating power plays require either inordinate amounts of patience and delayed gratification by requiring a completely full power bar, or expert timing. Learning each track is important, but learning the telltale signs of a power play in the making is the key to winning races. This is particularly important later on in the single player mode against AI opponents, which feature some of the most frustrating rubber-banding in a racer this side of Mario Kart...In the end though, Split/Second has so much going for it that it's easy to recommend for kart and arcade racing fans alike. The visuals are great, the sound impresses, and there's enough game between the singleplayer season mode and fun multiplayer to last you quite a while. While there are flaws, these are more than made up for with strong design, and the power play mechanic brings the ever elusive addictive x-factor that so many games try and fail to capture. Even if racing games aren't typically your thing, Split/Second offers enough action and fun to recommend to everyone.
Reviewer Arthur Gies
ReviewRating 8
Features
Auto Evolution: Your playing style dictates how your vehicle evolves over the season.
Every Lap Is Different: Use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.
Intense Multiplayer: Compete in a variety of game modes in 2-player split screen or take the action online in races for up to 8 players.
The City Is Your Weapon: Trigger explosive, devastating events lined throughout the track that drastically alter the dynamics of the race.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturer Part Number 07040800
Manufacturer Disney Interactive
Product Name Split/Second
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Disney Interactive
Compatibility DUALSHOCK3 Wireless ControllerSIXAXIS Wireless Controller
Platform Supported PlayStation 3
Features A City Rigged For Destruction:Trigger explosive, devastating events lined throughout the track that drastically alter the dynamics of the race.Every Lap Is Different:Use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.Intense Multiplayer:Compete in a variety of game modes in 2-player split screen or take the action online in races for up to 8 players.
Software Name Split/Second
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
Minimum Number of Players Supported 1
Maximum Number of Players Supported 8
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Network Compatible Yes
Release Date 2010-05-18
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Game Genre Sports
Max # of Players 8
Quotes
Eurogamer Spain The great surprise from 2010: fun, addictive and visually stunning. It's a brilliant game that will appeal even to those who don't like racing games.
Mark Smith, GameChronicles.com Part game, part reality TV show, part summer blockbuster movie; I can't recommend Split/Second highly enough.
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