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  • Summary: Wreckfest is a demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 24, 2018
    100
    It is the anti-Forza. It luxuriates in the dents on a day-to-day sedan instead of the aerodynamic swoop of something Italian and impossibly expensive. It’s too serious for Electronic Arts, but too wild for Papyrus. It’s not interested in car culture or faux social media or sexy street racing. It hasn’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies. It loves tough cars, not sleek cars. It knows dents add character. You don’t need to drive these beasts around in the desert to make them look like they’ve been scavenging the wasteland. They come that way.
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    A deceptively realistic racing game that doesn't care if you want to ignore the details and just smash every car on the track.
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    85
    In the end, Wreckfest is a game that you will tend to make your own fun in. The career mode can get a little old after a while, but the multiplayer makes it even more fun throwing other players into the already impressively crazy mix. Bugbear knows what their players want out of a game from them, and they offer it up in a really fun, chaotic package that any arcade racer can enjoy.
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    Wreckfest is a solid arcade racer based on powerslides, muscle cars and spectacular battles, that delivers an immediate, enjoyable and content-rich experience.
  5. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    Wreckfest is a very solid game that is been published after five years of early access. The impressive physics, the wonderful damage system and a plenty of competitions make Wreckfest a must have for this summer.
  6. Jun 22, 2018
    77
    Wreckfest is a magnificent driving chaos. A fun game regardless of the outcome of each race with excellent physics and a progressive destruction system that should be patented.
  7. Jul 31, 2018
    65
    Wreckfest lacks coherent vision. It feels as if Bugbear Interactive, during all these long years of development hell, still haven’t figured out what game exactly they were trying to create.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 27, 2018
    10
    Brilliant, just brilliant! Fantastic physics, a balanced mix of simulation and arcade. Suits for everyone. Best game I have ever played.
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    10
    It's like Dirt Rally and BeamNG had a hillbilly child. Excellent damage model, brilliant wheel handling but fun with gamepad too
  3. Jun 28, 2018
    9
    Just play in this, if you 18+ y.o. Old school spirit of Flatout inside. Music almost awesome ;>
  4. Jul 23, 2018
    9
    This is my favorite "want to play a fun game for 30-45 minutes" game of the last several years. Online multiplayer is a mixture of frustrationThis is my favorite "want to play a fun game for 30-45 minutes" game of the last several years. Online multiplayer is a mixture of frustration and perma-smile fun. It's hard to keep an eye on the track sometimes because I'm fighting tears of laughter.

    The damage physics are great and the races are approachable. There are a few dozen cars, each with performance AND appearance modifications to spend your earned in-game "cash" on. You can also tune your cars before each race depending on the course type (percentage of dirt vs tarmac, how many straightaways, it could be an short/long oval track on dirt/tarmac, etc...)

    Super fun game. My only frustrations are that that I didn't want the "career"' to end (too much fun) and I believe they can add so much more to this game. Definitely a genre that has been void and Wreckfest crushes it. Figure 8 race in a station wagon with a modded engine and metal door plating? School bus? Lawn mower? Harvester? Double decker cars? Want a straight up demolition derby in a grass field? A street course filled with hills and turns?

    Yep.
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  5. Jun 20, 2018
    9
    first of all, this game has some issues, its not ultra polished, its not triple A production value, its not graphically perfect and its careerfirst of all, this game has some issues, its not ultra polished, its not triple A production value, its not graphically perfect and its career is a bit dry and lacking in interesting content, however...

    This game has delivered some of the best gameplay I have experienced in a long time, ive played mostly online and find the community so far is solid, friendly, fun and laid back. Racing is often a serious, clean and fair sport where trading paint is almost always as far as it should go but then theres banger racing and this game does banger racing perfect. The damage model is hands down the best in any racing game released so far but they have put thought into the game to ensure you can still race when damaged and continue right until the finish line having fun, lets face it nobody really wants to be out first corner race after race so the game doesn't severely hamper your car or destroy it when taking punishment, you take mechanical damage but really its minor and you can see what the devs are trying to do. the graphics are perfectly fine and at times its often mind blowing when you see the carnage ensue and the game still runs silky smooth, smoother than one would expect! it really is all about that damage and particle system.

    This game manages to produce lots of magical moments that simply cant be reproduced on other more serious games, when you race door to door with 2, 3 or maybe 15 into one corner its a different kind of thrill when you know how this could end, you can hit jumps 3 abreast and come crashing down in a whoile world of carnage but whats I love about the game most when racing is looking into the distance ahead or whats going on behind, when I see a car ahead of me hit a corner all wrong and take to the air in a spin I simply cant help but go wooow! bursting out laughing and then Ill look behind and see the track filled with debris and tyres in the air as battles go on behind, its just so thrilling.

    this game really isn't polished like forza, its cars cant hold a candle to project cars 2, it lacks any real online ranking system which is a real bummer right now but the game excels where all those others simply don't and that's in sheer good old fashioned fun.

    really cant express enough how good this game is, its just a different kind of racing experience and I love it.

    Th
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  6. Jul 3, 2018
    8
    D'ordinaire je ne suis pas adepte des jeux de voitures, mais en tant que nostalgique du premier Destruction Derby ce titre me faisait deD'ordinaire je ne suis pas adepte des jeux de voitures, mais en tant que nostalgique du premier Destruction Derby ce titre me faisait de l’œil.
    Je l'ai acheté juste après sa sortie de l'accès anticipé (juin 2018) et je le trouve vraiment fantastique, surtout en multijoueur.
    Le côté "tôle froissée" m'attirait beaucoup et sur ce point on ne peut pas être déçu : la gestion des dégâts est phénoménale, c'est sans doute ce qui ce fait le mieux à l'heure actuelle dans ce type de jeux et il n'est pas rare de terminer une course dans un allume cigare...
    Au delà des carambolages monstres et des accrochages en tous genres avec les concurrents ou les éléments du décor, le pilotage est vraiment très agréable, entre simulation et arcade. La voiture tient bien la piste, on sent le poids du véhicule et il faudra apprendre à maîtriser les différents bolides que l'on débloquera au fur et à mesure (acquisition de points d'expérience en solo comme en multi).
    Les circuits sont bien pensés eux aussi. Certains sont mémorables, comme la fameuse course en 8 où les voitures se croisent à leur risque et péril. Souvent il faut de la chance pour l'emporter (en plus d'un talent certain) et le meilleur pilote n'aura pas toujours le dernier mot. Bref, même un "mauvais" joueur trouvera ici de quoi s'enthousiasmer. Pour décompresser après une rude journée de travail, ce jeu est idéal : fun (encore plus avec des amis) et particulièrement addictif. Souvent je me suis dit : "allez une petite dernière avant d'aller au lit" pour au final empiler les courses. Une belle preuve de qualité et d'intérêt. Vous l'aurez compris : j'adore et je valide.
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  7. Jun 22, 2018
    5
    4 ans d'attente et enfin la voilà ! La voila la suite non officielle de Flat Out... Et apres quelques heures de courses en multijoueur un4 ans d'attente et enfin la voilà ! La voila la suite non officielle de Flat Out... Et apres quelques heures de courses en multijoueur un doute survient : pourquoi ce n'est pas aussi fun qu'avant ?
    Malgré une réalisation excellente notamment au niveau de la physique des caisses et de l'ambiance sonore je ne retrouve pas ce qui m'avait tant plut dans les épisodes précédents : l'interaction avec les éléments destructibles, le génie des tracés des circuits ET la jauge de boost !!!
    Mais ce n'est pas ma seule deception... : qu'est ce que c'est que cette possibilité de foutre des aides à la conduite ?!!? Et pire ! de permettre des courses mixant les joueurs "purs et durs" sans aide à la conduite et les autres ? Comment justifier ce choix et ainsi encourager à prendre des voitures "cheatées" pour ne pas courir avec trop de handicaps qui pourtant font l'interet de la conduite dans Wreckfest. Pourquoi, pourquoi, pourquoi ? toutes ces erreurs au bout de tant d'années de developpement. BUGBEAR a t il cédé à des exigences de pseudo joueurs ?
    L'interet de la compétition est ainsi "tuée" car en plus on ne sait pas le choix des aides fait en début de course de chacun des participants hormis par l'observation du comportement des voitures sur le circuit. Et si vous gagnez en conduite réaliste ben vous ramassez juste plus de crédits ... super ! ...
    ... Déçu.
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