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Split/Second Velocity

Released on 21 May 2010

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

(26 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

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Split/Second Velocity is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second Velocity don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track - they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.

  • Drift, Draft and Jump around the track to build up your power bar so that you can trigger epic Hollywood destruction as you race to victory
  • In "Race" mode every lap and every race are a unique experience as you are in control of the environment.
  • Use the city as your weapon as you activate race-changing powerplays such as:
  • Bringing down a bridge to take out your opponents
  • Activating a plane to land on the track
  • Exploding an entire building blocking the track and opening up a new route
  • Compete in season mode: Race your ways through 12 episodes each containing multiple events from the 5 different event types on your way to become the Split/Second racing champion
  • Compete in explosive offline and online multiplayer events across different event types and involve your mates in the carnage

    Split/Second Velocity

customer Reviews

 Average rating (26 reviews)

 Seriously intense!

| | See all GreenhillZone's reviews (8)

This is quite frankly the most awesome racer i've played in a long time. Racing games by their very nature can be frantic affairs anyway as you jostle for position to finish first but when you add to this the added dimension of destruction and mayhem that this game brings, it mounts up to one seriously awesome game. Some of the larger powerplays where you wreck havoc on your opponents are simply incredible and the feeling of satisfaction when you wipe out 5 other drivers in one go is immensely satisfying. Of course anything you can do to them, they can also do to you so you can't relax not even for a split second (no pun intended!) I've seen some silly comments on here with regards to the handling and speed of the cars. I can only assume that this is based on the one car in the demo as some of the more powerful cars you unlock as you progress in this game are seriously quick with really tight, nimble handling. Special mention as well must go the graphics on this game which are absolutely superb and among the best i've seen this generation. It really does look that good at times especially when you're using the bumper cam. All in all, if you like your racers with a shot of adrenaline then check this out, you won't be disappointed.

 Well I liked it...

| | See all Carbumb's reviews (1)

Great fun little game. If you like Pure and Burnout then you'd like this!! I loved it! Suprises me all the time when playing it!

 Split Second Demo

| | See all Pendergast's reviews (5)

Having just played the split second demo numerous times I can say that fans of the Burnout style racers will love this game. The racing is Burnout style with the aded bonus of being able to blow up the scenery to take out the other racers and create shortcuts. When I say blow up I mean destroy because if you charge up you meter enough by drifting and jumping you can drop airliners onto tthe track and completley change the layour of the race. Overall this game is fun, loud & entertaining, I can't wait for the full game to come out

 Nothing new here

| | See all scaffoo's reviews (2)

Played this and was instantly disappointed. A poor attempt to upstage the burnout series imho and falls flat. Graphics are poor, car handling poor and the racing is dull, even with the power up special abilities. The exploding scenery detail is second rate. Even if you want an arcade style racer there are better ones out there. Don't waste your money.

 Great game at a great price

| | See all neoglow's reviews (10)

Great game at a great price. I downloaded the demo of Split Second from the PSN a while back and actually really enjoyed it. I did think, ho hum, here we go with another driving game but was pleasantly surprised! So surprised in fact, I bought the full game. I probably would not of bought this on full-price-release-day but now that its dropped in price its a decent racer thats very simple to learn and enjoy. Basically each race pits you against a bunch of other cars all fighting to come first. The more you drift round corners or draft (tailgate) the car in front your powerup level increases. Your powerup gauge has 3 levels, use one of them to trigger a small event like blowing up a parked car ahead to destroy an oppenent or use all 3 levels to trigger a big event like destroying a building and also altering the track layout. There is also an instant replay feature after triggering a level 3 event where if you are quick enough hit a button (L1 I think) to get a short instant replay.

Graphically the game looks awesome through HDMI, lots of colours and detailed tracks. The car design is quite good, they are not modelled around real cars like Blur but still look good. The whole game appearance reminds me of Ridge Racer but with the added feature of blowing stuff up.

If you fancy a change to the usual racing around tracks, there is also a mode that pits you against something trying to destroy you, like avoiding an attack helicopter from launching airstrikes or driving round a storm gulley like in the terminator 2 movie whilst a lorry drops explosive barrels out the back. Crashing your car is also quite satisfying, not as good in my opinion as the Burnout series or Grid but theres still frantic moments when an oppenent triggers a bus to explode right in front of you and its just too late to avoid it!

Ive seen some reviews that said this game seemed scripted but find me a driving game that isnt! Some racers give you freedom to roam (eg Burnout Paradise) but almost ever other racer that exists limits the player to a scripted track!

Ultimately Id recommend this game to anyone, some DLC has recently been added to the Playstation Network to download for a small fee so the developers are expanding the game and havent just abandoned it after release. If youre looking for something to give you instant entertainment, pop the disc in, choose a track, few seconds of loading later and you can be blasting round a track blowing up buildings and driving down runways towards jumbo jets crash landing! Good stuff.

Rating7+ (PEGI)