8.0 Split/Second Review

That Split/Second is a racing game is almost beside the point. Black Rock Studio--which previously developed the gorgeous ATV racer Pure, as well as games in the MotoGP and ATV Offroad Fury franchises when it was still part of the Climax Group--understands the visceral satisfaction of a good racing game, and that understanding is apparent in Split/Second's constantly careening handling. But, like the Bruckheimer films it mines much of its stylistic inspiration from, it's clear from the word go that Split/Second is more about derailing the race with obsessively orchestrated explosions while looking absolutely fantastic than it is about the actual racing. Don't take this as a negative; it's simply true, and it makes for an almost euphoric experience, at least for the first few hours.

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