1UP writes: "Racing games that throw scripted obstacles at you as you tear around a track are pretty standard. But Split Second, the next title from Pure developer Blackrock Studio, lets you control those hazards. The underlying premise is simple, you're part of a televised racing show, sort of like in last year's aptly titled movie Death Race (just without any death, prison, or Jason Stratham). Instead of racing for freedom, in Split Second you're racing for glory and money. The game doesn't have any licensed vehicles, and that's partly to add in destructible cars, and partly to allow for greater vehicle customization. But the Hollywood-style explosions are what separate this game from other arcade racers."