Game review by Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 7+

Common Sense is right.

Split/Second is a game made by Disney. It's the same company that created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The game is extremely fast and extremely dangerous if applied in real life. Explosives are detonated left and right with a press of a button. The sounds and the graphics of this game are almost life like, it's a blast. For this game, there is no victory in safe driving. Destruction is the key to winning. Theres helicopters launching explosives on the roads, there are airplane crashes, trucks and cabs exploding. Also theres gasoline stations ignited in fire. This game is full of destructions and explosions. It's a total havoc and chaos just like in most Michael Bay films. But who in their right mind will apply this game to real life? It's a fictional arcade racing game. Young kids who knows how to work any game controllers knows that racing games are not real. By the time theyre old enough to drive, theyll know that driving has rules and regulations to follow. All parents have nothing to worry about. Common sense, video games are not real and should stay behind tv screens.

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age 6+

The only cool game that has had the Disney name attached in ages.

Yeah, believe it,... Disney. Yeah I know, everyone who would love this game will most likely roll their eyes and spit at the thought of watching some fluff Disney garbage, but it must be just the financial backing of Disney only because as an adult with teens, this is one of the best and original racers out there. With 2 player split screen and the ability to activate various environmental hazards with a button press as well as earnable speed boosting nitro, jumps and lots of Hollywood style over the top destruction. This is a very good arcade style racer with very intense fantasy action. All this is executed with realistic, smooth texture graphics and flawless steering sensitivity with a varity of cars to fit your 'feel' for the road and playstyle. I am usually a very particular and straightforward reviewer, however, being a lifelong gamer myself I can honestly say my second thoughts were washed away very quickly my family all had a blast playing together. Lacking is the 4 player split screen of games like Blur but at the current price of $20 or less it is definitely worth the buy. Besides, after an intense race, taking turns can often be a good thing as you may need a breather in between, which begs me to mention it's fun to watch as well.

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