Game Vortex writes: "Split/Second is a good racing game that does its damnedest to be different. For the most part, it succeeds. However, in its ambition, the game unwittingly sacrifices a few of the essential components of an outstanding racing game. It even misses a few of the basics. Split/Second comes very close to being a must-have, but its lack of depth and frustrating difficulty issues hold it back from greatness."