"I imagine I'm not alone in my unfamiliarity with the original game, a forgettable release in a sea of forgettable releases. It marks Cel Damage HD as perhaps the oddest HD re-release yet, but it doesn't result in a total disaster. In fact, Cel Damage HD's emphasis on vehicular mayhem appeals to my younger self and provides enjoyable competition with AI and/or friends. It also shows its age—make no mistake, this game still feels like it came out 13 years ago. Thus, Cel Damage HD hovers just above mediocrity."
~ Anthony LaBella, GameRevolution