GameFocus writes: "Hydro Thunder Hurricane shines with its crazy core racing mechanic, but falls short because of a repetitive single player component and meagre list multiplayer options. Paying $15 for what is essentially a throwback title also seems a little steep, given that the game`s design doesn`t push the series much further from where it started in 1999. That aside, it still plays well. I`d recommend Hydro Thunder Hurricane for any diehard fan of the franchise, or someone looking for a fun racing game to play with friends. Meanwhile, those yearning to spend their money on the newest experiences XBLA has to offer might have some better choices."