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  • Summary: Race, smash and takedown your opponents in a break from the norm action/arcade racing. Dare to be reckless and win at all costs as you enter into the world's most celebrated and globally streamed, extreme sport. Onrush catapults you into the heart of the action, as you chase down vehicles inRace, smash and takedown your opponents in a break from the norm action/arcade racing. Dare to be reckless and win at all costs as you enter into the world's most celebrated and globally streamed, extreme sport. Onrush catapults you into the heart of the action, as you chase down vehicles in vibrant, multi-layered, landscapes that promises to thrill, excite and encourage players to perform the most extravagant takedowns. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    95
    Onrush is a racing game that strips away the commonly understood mechanics of the genre to deliver something that is both fresh and classic at the same time. And a vivacious multiplayer experience that rivals some of the big contemporary shooters of the day.
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    85
    OnRush is an exhilarating, old-school arcade racer... with both its feet firmly planted in the new "online multiplayer" millennium. It needs more depth in its class system and more modes, but it's fun as hell.
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    An innovative arcade racer that is highly entertaining, both offline and online. The singleplayer will entertain you for a long time to come and the online component is an adrenaline-fueled funfest. Codemasters delivers a fresh arcade experience that dares to be different and that in itself is remarkable. Even though there are some minor gripes Onrush remains a very capable, fun and innovative racer at its core. Recommended.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    78
    Codemasters signs an innovative driving game with good manners. A worthy successor to MotorStorm with competitive additions but lack of game modes.
  5. Jun 5, 2018
    75
    Onrush is an authentic madness, which is fun and vibrant. Although it seems that this is a long-term proposal that will depend on the support of the community.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 2, 2018
    70
    A bright, invigorating spin on the arcade racer with a few foundational issues it never quite manages to overcome, Onrush's fizzy free-for-alls are best enjoyed in small doses. [Issue#151, p.91]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    40
    Onrush takes the most interesting elements of its older brothers but at the same time it tries to be its own game. However, the game can´t decide what it wants to be and the result corresponds with it. [Issue#287]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 14 out of 39
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    Fantastic! I've been playing this all night, can't get enough of it. Looks amazing especially at 60Hz and in HDR too. Can't wait to get aFantastic! I've been playing this all night, can't get enough of it. Looks amazing especially at 60Hz and in HDR too. Can't wait to get a proper team together and start using those abilities as a group. I can see this being a very deep game tactically. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    10
    'Oh no this isn't a racing game...' Get over it. Onrush is exhilarating, its is truly a fun and exciting new game that brings a refreshing'Oh no this isn't a racing game...' Get over it. Onrush is exhilarating, its is truly a fun and exciting new game that brings a refreshing take on what an arcade racer can be. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    9
    I played the Beta, which had me hooked from the start! Amazing visuals, although I expected nothing less from the team behind it.

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    I played the Beta, which had me hooked from the start! Amazing visuals, although I expected nothing less from the team behind it.

    It's an absolute riot online, there's so much happening ALL the time, that much in fact, you sometimes have to hold your breath, and guess where the gaps are and then either come out the other side in one piece, or get wrecked!

    There are plenty of tracks, vehicles and game modes already available and i'm sure as time ticks by, there will be a whole host of additional DLC to come.

    The photomode is stunning, very reminiscent of DRIVECLUB, which I spent countless hours perfecting photos!

    OnRush's soundtrack is also fantastic, very modern, electronic and energetic. The games chaotic nature and it's soundtrack is the perfect combination to keep your heart rate up, and wanting more!

    The only criticism so far is that apart from 'Lockdown' which is very tightly packed and requires a good range of vehicles and tactics to get the best from it, it doesn't really seem that much of a team effort to me. I rather just feel that I'm trying to get a good score for 'myself' rather than the team, and never really feel that without the other team members, I wouldn't have done well. This being said I have yet to try a 'custom match' where you actually know the team, this maybe a different story then.

    All in all though this is a minor nag for me and I am thoroughly enjoying the game and can't wait to see where it goes!
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  4. Jun 12, 2018
    6
    Excellent and fun idea that needs a lot of fixes before it can keep me playing. All the problems with balancing not just for the cars but theExcellent and fun idea that needs a lot of fixes before it can keep me playing. All the problems with balancing not just for the cars but the game modes themselves have frustrated me more than been fun. Level 45 in full game. 40 somethin in Beta. Love the game. It still needs work. Once the first fun impression is past, the game is more frustrating than fun. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    5
    Total disappointment. Full disclosure up front. I downloaded this with PS Plus for “free”. Few games go “free” on PS Plus in the same yearTotal disappointment. Full disclosure up front. I downloaded this with PS Plus for “free”. Few games go “free” on PS Plus in the same year they launch. This is a sign of the quality of the game itself. In truth, Onrush was a misguided waste of any Codemaster’s resources. The game is a shallow, almost random experience where the only additions to better car battling games are holding down “X” and sometimes tapping the triangle.

    First off, this sold as a racing game where you don’t really race and there are no rules. It may not be a racing game, but the only option is to drive forward until the match is over. There might not be rules, but there are out of bounds that will wreck your car. It is not a racing game and it is not a car battle game like Twisted metal. What makes this so sad is that games like Burnout: Takedown had this right way back in the days of PS2. (I would pay $60 for a remaster of that game.)

    What you do in this game is go as fast as possible to wreck into other cars. You get a boost by holding “X” and doing jumps and wrecking cars gets you more boost. Boost long enough and you can tap triangle to get a super boost that helps you wreck cars. Unfortunately, neither the boost nor super boost helps you chase down enemies cars because they are also boosting and super boosting. Everyone is always going as fast as they can. You can’t turn around and take down cars. I tried. Hitting a car head on only works if you go in the one direction the game tells you to go. The only viable strategy is to stay a little behind the other cars at the start and hope to catch them in the rare moments they run out of boost.

    The lack of a racing line or even a finish line is troublesome. Battle racers often have a “get ahead, stay ahead” problem. But chaotic, nonsensical placement of cars in Onrush is the worst possible solution. Track location and speed are meaningless. Skill is meaningless. I could see this game as a game mode in a competent racer, not as a AAA game.

    The worst of this game isn’t the poor game mechanics, however. The worst is the obvious copying of Overwatch and its loot boxes. You can earn a loot box from so many matches like in Overwatch. You can also buy loot with real money like Overwatch. Also like Overwatch, everything is cosmetic. Unlike Overwatch, none of it matters. The drivers and cars have no personality. There is no D.Va or Soldier 76 to trick out with new skins and play of the game videos. This is lazy execution of a bad concept.

    In a twist of irony, I was interested in this game at launch but was turned off by the lack of split screen. For me, lack of split screen in a racing game is non-negotiable. Little did I know that the game itself was a dumpster fire. In a way, Codemasters saved me $40.
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  6. Jul 7, 2018
    3
    Senseless "racing", no Motorstrom, you just hold "accelerate" and "boost" all the time. No "goal" other then mindless crashing of AISenseless "racing", no Motorstrom, you just hold "accelerate" and "boost" all the time. No "goal" other then mindless crashing of AI controlled "bots" that are only there to regenerate your boost, then followed by an opposing team that you need to "takedown". You drive on some sort of race track wih jumps and some "shortcuts" that are useless due to there being no goal in racing, there is no winner or number of tracks, all there is is the stupid "takedown the other team"... that's all there is - but not the fun part with weapons etc. ... just bumping and more or less useless special "attacks" after you used your boost long enough to fill it up.
    Character and vehicle customization is just one weird costume and all others are just reskins of the original if you do not want to go to the real money shop...
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  7. Jan 2, 2019
    0
    Probably the worst "racing game" of the last 5-10 years.

    1st - Style: The style of the game is very hard to bear for people over 14 years.
    Probably the worst "racing game" of the last 5-10 years.

    1st - Style: The style of the game is very hard to bear for people over 14 years. These embarrassing figures, the horrible music, these stupid dances, you could think that this is satire.
    2nd - Pacing: Pacing in the game is horrible. The makers absolutely didn't understand why the Crashcam was cool in Burnout. Here I have to watch forever how I crash due to a small stone in 4/5 cases due to mediocre physics. After that I can watch another timer ticking down and hope that I don't get placed unfavourably in a curve during respawn and crash instantly. But the worst thing is this completely irrelevant statistics presentation at the end of a race. For minutes I see idiotic AI riders who have done something supposedly great and therefore present their stupid dance. Click away? No way, go to the toilet, or make a coffee, or make a Power Nap.
    3rd - Game Design: A racing game without real races and then there are "races" you don't even have to win. If the task is to make 3 barrel rolls, then it doesn't matter at all whether I or my team pursue the racing goal at all.
    4th - AI: Sometimes okay, sometimes the worst racing games have ever seen.
    5th - Balancing: Completely broken. Some tasks are impossible to accomplish in a race/tournament, which is why some of these extremely boring races have to be driven several times.
    6th - WTF moments: I was just back in a race where you didn't give a damn about the mode/goal. Since I had fulfilled the task, I simply placed the controller next to me to wait until the AI won the race. Good idea? Not really. I was kicked because of inactivity...from a single player match? What were the developers thinking? Of course I was allowed to fulfill all the tasks again, after all I was kicked out of my own game and didn't finish it.

    Blind fanboys might say "ItS nOt A rAcInG gAmE". Yeah it might be a racing car combat whatsoever. But the "combat" aspect is even worse than the racing part. This game is neither worse your money nor your time. Even if you got it for free, DON'T waste your time with this digital rubbish.
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