Gameplay is also described as "an action driving game in which players compete to become the Destruction Allstars champion. Players choose a character and compete in various game modes (e.g., Mayhem, Crash Course, Skirmish), accumulating points by destroying competitors' vehicles. Players often crash into others, resulting in slow-motion effects and realistic vehicular damage (e.g., sparks, explosions, dents). Collisions sometimes cause characters to get flung out of their vehicles; on-foot drivers can be run over, resulting in a "KO." During the frenetic action, characters can also trigger environmental hazards (e.g., spinning blades) which can cleave vehicles in half."