|a game by||Bugbear Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||7.8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Racing Games, Destruction Games|
Wreckfest is an explosive, in-your-face racing and demolition derby game, placing players in the middle of intense and destructive action. With a wide variety of race types, a fun customization and upgrade system, and competitive online multiplayer, this racing game packs a huge punch. Whether you're interested in putting the pedal to the metal and speeding past your opponents or would rather destroy them entirely, Wreckfest offers an exciting experience with plenty of vehicular carnage. While the game has a few issues, it's tons of fun, and great for any player who enjoys on-wheels smashing and bashing.
Main Game Features
- Single-player and multiplayer options
- Collect and upgrade dozens of cars
- Wacky game modes and races
There are three main modes in Wreckfest, including Career, Multiplayer, and Custom Events. Each mode offers a nice variety of racing types, ranging from traditional track races to demolition derbies. Career mode is separated into five different divisions, with each division containing around 12 unique events. You must start in the Regional Juniors division, racing against other low-level drivers as you earn more career points. Once you've accumulated enough career points, you can unlock harder divisions, opening up more advanced and challenging events.
Multiplayer offers competitive and casual online matches, with lots of options for sorting. You can host private matches and public servers, search for specific game modes, and even participate in tournaments. Custom Events lets you set up any kind of race you want, competing against AI opponents on every track and arena in the game. Unfortunately, the game lacks any split-screen or local multiplayer options, which is a disappointment.
Wreckfest offers a wacky variety of race types spread across numerous modes, focusing on high-energy events with lots of car damage. In the game's core Career mode, you'll earn points as you progress through each new event, increasing your overall driver rank. As you rank up and complete races, new vehicles, upgrades, and cosmetic options are unlocked. You can fine-tune your car collection or purchase new rides using your winnings, slowly building up your vehicles into hefty speed machines. Cars are separated into four classes, ranging from D-grade to A-grade performance.
While the upgrade system seems complex at first, it's far more welcoming than other more realistic racing games, so beginners can enjoy it all the same. This is the same for the game's overall controls and feel, which resemble an arcade-like racer while maintaining realistic vehicle models. As you crash into opponents during events, you'll take damage on different parts of your car, affecting its functionality. This realistic damage encourages you to take a more precise approach to car combat, instead of crashing directly into the action.
For the most part, Wreckfest is a fun racing game that's fun for players who enjoy both hectic action and realistic visuals. The lengthy Career mode and robust online multiplayer options will keep you racing for a long time, even if some aspects of the game are frustrating. Local multiplayer options would've surely helped Wreckfest in the long run, as the wild demolition derbies are perfect with a group of friends.
Overall, the racing feels fun and exciting, only growing frustrating when opponents win unfairly. While Wreckfest has its fair share of issues, it still provides chaotic car-based mayhem, along with some impressive visuals.
- Awesome destruction physics
- Lots of race variety
- Arcade-like controls
- Opponent AI can be very cheap
- No local multiplayer
- Some cars feel very similar
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP