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Destruction AllStars

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun PS5 exclusive focuses on multiplayer vehicular combat.

Game PlayStation 5 2021
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This is a fun game that fuses the popularity of online third-person action games with car racing, and it works on most levels. Destruction AllStars is easy to pick up and gratifying. Its selection of characters, vehicles and game modes keeps the gameplay fresh and frenetic -- in and out of the vehicles. Also, it's a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers. It's an enjoyable smash-em-up digital diversion to play with 15 others when you've got an hour to kill here and there (or for those who want to invest even more that that to build up their rank within the game). Characters enjoy special abilities (called "Breakers") that can also help give them an edge, such as seeing through walls in the arena, or leaving a trail of fire that can damage others in her path. All this effort is proof the drivers weren't an afterthought. While the in-vehicle action is what most players will likely buzz about, players also need to master their driver's on-foot tactics.

Of course, some modes are better than others. The main Mayhem match ("Deathmatch") stands out, but Carnado is good as well. Playable in both solo and online in teams, you can earn Gears (redeemable for collectable in-game items) as you hit opponents. The more you KO, the more Gears you'll earn). The PS5 hardware shines here, too, with fast load times, smooth frame rates, and tight controls with haptic feedback (like if you get a flat tire, you can feel the rat-tat-tat-tat on your left or right trigger). All in all, Destruction AllStars is the first big 2021 exclusive for PS5, and it's really good. If you like cars and carnage, PlayStation Plus subscribers should have a blast playing this freebie.

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