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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 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  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 17, 2018
    9
    Great racing game! Absolutely recomend it! This is spiritual heir to Flatout dilogy by Bugbear. Drive and fun, best physics and strongGreat racing game! Absolutely recomend it! This is spiritual heir to Flatout dilogy by Bugbear. Drive and fun, best physics and strong visual. Worth to buy!!! Expand
  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. Sep 25, 2018
    2
    I was thinking this was like flatout but its only vaguely similar at best, if it was below £10 I would consider it worth it but the game as itI was thinking this was like flatout but its only vaguely similar at best, if it was below £10 I would consider it worth it but the game as it is is just far too limited and stops being fun quite quickly with similar looking tracks that dont have shortcuts or any variation along with a limited roster of cars. Expand

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