Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within a reality TV show. Competitors vie to be the first to the finish line in a set rigged to blow. Players don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track, but can also trigger devastating events that alter the race dynamics.
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Release Date: May 18, 2010

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Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within a reality television show. Competitors will vie to be the first to the finish line in a made-for-TV city set rigged to blow with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Players in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track, but can also trigger devastating events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.

Game Features:
The City Is Your Weapon - Trigger explosive, devastating events lined throughout the track that drastically alter the dynamics of the race.
Every Lap Is Different - Use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.
Intense Multiplayer – Compete in a variety of game modes in 2-player split screen.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium D processor (Windows 7 / Vista) / 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D processor (Windows XP) or 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2560 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 3D video card supporting Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better, ATI Radeon X1600 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6656 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Onboard (built-in) integrated chipsets are not supported
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Pazonda95
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 8
gameplay is good, although the brightness/contrast of the graphic doesn't good for my view
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Sugar Tits
9.0 hrs
Posted: September 4
If you're looking for an action packed arcade style race game, Boom, this is a great title to pick up. This was one of my very favorite titles as a kid.
You get to drive cars, as you drive through the race you accumulate points to use in order to destroy the environment and elimate other racers.
This is a very similar concept to "Death Race" if you've ever seen the movie(More kid friendly of course).
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Dnomyar96
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game looks very promising and the gameplay is very interesting and fun. However, I can't recommend this game due to several issues. (Also, don't let my hours played fool you, I played a lot more then that)

It says it has full controller support, but this seems hit or miss. Some people can play it fine with controllers, while others can't. I fall in the latter category. I have a Xbox 360 (wired) controller and have no issues in other games at all. However I can't use it in this game at all.

The sound has several volume levels. In the cutscenes, the sound is way higher then when you're actually playing (I'm not talking a 1/10 sound level difference, but at least 4-5/10). In the first cutscene there are also helicopters, which are so loud, you can't hear what is being said at all. Same goes when racing. It's almost impossible to hear what's being said and you have to rely on text pop ups to see what you have to do.

A lot of people also seem to experience save file corruptions. I have not encountered this myself yet, but there are so many people that suffer from it, that it's just ridiculous.

The gameplay itself is really good though. There are a lot of explosions and the story is pretty interesting (not great, but good for a racing game).

Overall, it's a good game, but with the issues listed, I can't recommend getting it, especially not for the full price.
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AC-130
4.0 hrs
Posted: July 28
The game's sound track is amazing; matching the pace of the game. The AI are rather intelligent, making the singleplayer not a walk in the park. Although, the singleplayer was rather easy and short. The multiplayer servers have been shut down a while ago, so you can only play on dedicated servers. But even still, no one is playing multiplayer. So just forget that feature. The Music quality is very good, although the sound effects isn't the greatest. The game looks great apart from the low resolution textures and lack of anti-aliasing. Great game!
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Leo Danial
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 6
Alrite. I already play this since 2010, and to be honest, this game was the best racing game ever for me. If you still haven't play this game, do try. However, if you don't like a non-customization car, lack of tracks, and being bullied by AI, this game is not for you.

This game is full with explosive action. You are one of TV show contestant. This game got 12 episode, and each episodes contains different mode (elimination, race, etc), and each episodes contain 5 mode, incuding two locked modes. 1 mode is locked by default until you meet the requirement to unlock it, while the last one is Elite race. By winning top 3 of Elite race, next episode will be unlocked.

This game only contains 9 tracks/map, with exception extra 2 map for Survival modes. Car are great, with 3 locked cars, which you must complete requirement instead credit to unlock them. One of them is Disney-theme car, which you can unlock it by putting cheats, and it will be available until you exit the game.

Also, this game is no longer support online multiplayer mode. Do Googles if you wish to try Online mode.

Pros:
- Pack with explosive
- Instant Replay to see your destructive Big Power Play/Change Routes (only available if you mange to wreck 1 or more opponent).
- Various modes and few of them are quite challenging
- Creative power play design
- Unique cars, which most of them are modified from original model (like Ford Mustang Boss).
- Amazing Soundtrack.
- SPLIT SECOND ELITE RACE!!
- Vertical SPlit Screen for 2 player.

Cons:
- AI only active powerplay to bully you.
- Lack of security. Cracked game can register/join Online mode. Also no restriction about trainer, which is sucks and horrible for online experience.
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Jon Acuroy
13.9 hrs
Posted: July 5
This is a game I have played on console before I got it on PC. The game has a very fun way of improving the format of a racing title. Be warned there are no real cars in this game, you are not blowing up new Bugattis. Also it is frame locked at 30 and even after I went into the settings and changed everything, it still looked better on my old console than my up to date PC. It was made for that generation and you will probably enjoy it much better on there. If you dont have a console gen that can run this game, it is still worth the buy. The unique way of racing in the game is a fun twist on the basics. I did, however, get it on sale.
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BartjeB
23.4 hrs
Posted: July 5
The most fun racing game ever.
Only no online support but you can fix that with speciffic software. But it would be more fun if they fixed online mode
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
The driving takes a bit to get used to, but it is a lot of fun! Split screen support for 2 player makes it amazing. If only it could do 4 players...
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Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Worst controls ever. Unresponsive.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Technically too flawed. I don't even get 10 fps in menus in 1080p with a graphics card that is newer than the game. I have to play the game in 1024x768 and even then it dips down to 20 fps now and then, plus it's capped at 30 fps which sucks for a racing game. Audio volumes are all screwed up too, sometimes it's really loud and certain sound you can barely hear. If you alt-tab then the game may break your PC and you're forced to restart Windows.

The game itself is pretty mediocre. The environmental destruction is really cool at times but also hinders your sight so much that it becomes annoying to use. There's not really much else to it, it's fun for a few episodes but once you've seen every level and mode, you wish you could play Burnout/NFS instead.
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177 of 209 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
82.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Split/Second is, hands down, my favorite racing game ever and one of my all-time best games. I bought this game for both the PC and the PS3 even before it came to Steam and I played the hell out of both versions. This is a great game that any racing fan should play at least once and is also a great entry game for those wishing to check out the genre.

The premise of this game is, frankly, not very original but sets up the game nicely. You are a contestant on the new explosive racing show Split/Second. During the course of the "season" you will have to compete in races to advance to the next "episode." Finishing higher in events will get you more points and will allow you to progress further in the season. Each episode is capped off by an Elite Race, a race around the track against Split/Second's best drivers. Beat each episode to win the season championship. Like I said, not very original but it gets the job done.

The gameplay is very simple. You race around a track, drift around the corners and use power-ups to destroy your opponants. However, the center piece of this game is that it doesn't use traditional power-ups like those in Mario Kart or Blur. Instead, you attain energy through drifts, drafts, and air-time. Once you have enough, you can activate power-plays on the track, which usually involve destroying parts of the track to crush your rivals. Filling up your energy all the way will allow you activate the biggest power plays on the track and will also allow you to change the track's route (if the track has a route changer). Racing hard while effectively using your power plays are essential if you want to win the season championship.

In addition to the races, there are also several other types of events. The first one is Elimination. It's similar to the race, but there aren't any set laps. Instead, a there is a timer that counts down. When the timer reaches zero, the last place car is eliminated from the race. Survive all eliminations to win.

The second event is the Air Strike, where a helicopter shoots missles at you and you have to dodge the missle waves in order to gain points. The longer you last, the harder the waves become to dodge. Gain the most points to win the event.

A variant of the Air Strike event is the Air Revenge, which is kind of like a boss fight. Instead of getting points for dodging missles, you get power-play energy in addition to the energy you get from drifts and jumps. You can then use the energy to reflect the missiles back at the helicopter. Down the helicopter in the shortest amount of time to win.

The final event is by far my favorite: Survival. Here, semis are driving around a track while dropping bombs in front of you in order to kill you. As you stay alive and pass these trucks, you gain points. Passing several trucks in a row without dying will increase your score multiplyer. Get the highest score to win the event. I have sunk hours on end trying to beat my own high scores, so I think you'll get alot out of this mode.

On the down side, this game's graphics are pretty standard. It looks okay, but if you're more accustomed to the realistic racing games like Forza then you'll definately notice the difference. There are also some glitches and hitbox issues that, while not game-breaking, can lead to outburts of rage over what the heck just happened. Sometimes, though, the glitches can be entertaining in their own right (like getting killed by an explosion and restarting a hundred feet in the air). These issues, however, are very infrequent and most likely won't dampen you experience.

[EDIT] As for the controls, there isn't a manual shifting option, which I don't mind but some might be a bit miffed that this wasn't included. Also, the initial key set-up is a bit weird. You drive using the arrow keys and use the right control and right shift buttons to activate power plays. I assume this was done so that a second player could use the WASD area of the keyboard when doing split-screen. Thankfully, this is easily remediated since all inputs can be remapped in the Options menu, but it's still a bit jarring when you first start.

So those are the basics of Split/Second. It is very simplistic but very addictive. There's also a bit more to the game than what I mentioned, but I'll leave you to discover those on your own if you wish to pursue this game. Score: 8/10
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111 of 126 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
We need a Second one
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121 of 141 people (86%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
MICHAEL BAY RACING
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72 of 78 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
First things first:
- Steam Trading Cards is available now.
- You may notice the DRM warning about SecuROM. Yes, this game HAS SecuROM, but it doesn't USE SecuROM. Confusing, eh ? From what I gathered, SecuROM was wrapped inside the .exe file and the activation process was automated. There's no limited activation, you can launch the game from Steam and there's no pop-up about SecuROM, so basically, this ♥♥♥♥ can be ignored completely. TL;DR: SecuROM is inactive in this game so you don't have to worry about it.
- Multiplayer is dead, master server was shut down several years ago. However, you can still using Hamachi to play with friends or even play split-screen co-op.
- FPS is capped at 30. I personally don't mind this at all.
- Very limited graphics customization. You can change resolution, v-sync and overall quality. However, the game's well optimized and there's no stuttering or freezing during gameplay.
- Mouse is not usable, just like F1 games.

That was all technical stuffs you need to know. About the game, Split/Second is still a freaking great game as it was 4 years ago.

+ Great graphics, car models look awesome, try switch route and you'll drop your jaw when a freakin' carrier starts collapsing. Cars look bad when they're destroyed though, it feels like their body parts just start detaching rather than being heavily damaged.
+ Racing + Michael Bay explosion. The formula of a ♥♥♥♥ing intense tv series.
+ Great soundtrack.
+ A great variety of game modes. We have classic races, elite races a.k.a mini tournament, airstrike (dodge missiles from helicopter), air revenge (kinda like airstrike but you can deflect missles and troll helicopters), elimination (last car standing)...
+ Simple enough to play, but really tough to master.

- I don't know why the hell they put a limitation on name characters (I tried Masterchiefs but the game showed ************).
- Only two camera angles.
- Infrequent hitbox glitches.
- Weird control, but you can rebind keys later after the tutorial.

With the multiplayer is offically unplayable, I don't think the game's worth $20, but a 50% discount or more would be strongly recommend. Split/Second is fun, enjoyable and unique (well, not that unique but Blur was removed from Steam so I guess there's no other choices right now). If you want an action racing game that's simple but also addictive, then look no further, Split/Second is ready to blow up your monitor.
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125 of 157 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
I'm going to reccomend this game, but with a huge warning,

The PC port SUCKS:
The multiplayer doesn't work,
Gamepad support is there but the on screen prompts still display keyboard,
It censored my online name(Flyingscorpions is offensive but Flyingscorpion isn't?)
Framerate capped to 30
No real graphic update from console editions

Still if you can look past all that, it's still a solid game, gives a nice feeling of adrenaline and enough explosions to make Michael Bay go for the lube.

AI's pretty stupid though, so the lack of multiplayer is a big issue
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
If you don't want to read this boring a** review, then I'll say this, it's okay for a PC version, but I would rather have the console version to have a better experince. But the game itself is great if you enjoy a pure arcade expeince. So for the main portion of this game I'll give it a recommend.


After playing this game four years since its release, I've really got my money's worth because of the excitement that this game provides. But first let me say that this will be mostly based on my review on the console (which I played the game mostly on).
Okay so how should I say about this game: Micheal Bay explsions (the good kind!), crazy crashes, on edge races, and drifting everywhere! This game provdies a great orginal arcade experince to the racing genre by using the enviroment as your weapon. Exploding taxi cars to a falling cargo plane, this game provides an on edge experince that puts you on your toes, watching for the enviroment that may crush your chance at winning. There's a great varity of obstacles that you can use to crash your oppenents to gain that first spot position. Even though after a while that you'll immediately remember what objects that will be used by your opponents, the fun factor is about stragatizing your moves, or powerplays. Powerplays are basicly your main mechanic of triggering the enviroment around you to stop your opponents from pulling away. With the blue bars representing the small powerplays that are mostly scattered around the tracks. And you have your red bars which triggers the more drastic or "epic" powerplays which will most likely wreck your opponents. These powerplays are fairly balanced which you can aviod by memorizing their actions when being acitvated. The objects that you can use your powerplay on has a nice unique features based on what enviroment is being raced on.
The tracks in this game are decent to say the best. Some have a good balance of alternative routes, but there are some routes that can completely waste a considerable amount of time, expically with shortcuts. But at the same time with shortcuts (which are used by powerplays), the game is trying to teach you again to stratagize your powerplays bars so that you can be prepared whenever you come across one.
Back to the track design, the tracks in the game can be both fun and fustrating, based on your vehicle of choice and playstyle. Tracks like Downtown or Power Plant can be a bit fun and annoying at the same time because of the tight corners, but can be mastered with throttle control and again the vehicle of choice. Whereas tracks like Dry Docks will rely more of vehicles with higher speed and a bit less corner efficiancy.
The vehicles in the game are decent to say the less in terms of being competitive. I feel that the majority of the cars in the game aren't that useful to drive because of their drifting capabilities. There are some that drifts out really wide and doesn't grip that well with the road and there are those that can grip around corners like it's on rails. But that doesn't goes to say that those that grip that well while drifting are bad. The Goliath and the Titan, which are trucks, are mostly useful for tracks that isn't technical and rely more on straights.
The handling in this game is a bit weird. You can't simply do a smooth turn in a long hander turn of a chicane because of the dramatic loss of speed as compared to the tapping on the analog stick. So wheel users, I wouldn't even bother.... But the pro about the handling is that each car has its own handling characteristic, so every exeprince with a different car would be different than the other, which is great for a arcade game.
Comparing the AI's to the PC port and the console port, it's better in a sense that the AI's are compeitive, but at the same time, the rubberbanding is a bit ridiculous in the PC port which makes it fustrating to get 1st in all races.
How do I think of the PC port as compared to the console overall? Honeslty, it sucks. There's a couple of things that may turn PC players away from this game: One is the frames are capped to 30fps, which to some is immersive breaking, but personally for me I don't really mind that much. Second is the icons for the Xbox controller isn't there......at all. I'm literally shocked to see that Blackrock (which went defunt) or Disney Interactive didn't even add controller support for the PC port. The graphic options isn't there either, just the basic quality options. So if you want to turn off AA or lower the shadows, that AIN'T happenin'. Some of the sounds in this game are muffled, which is weird. From what I've heard, the multiplayer is dead, unless you use a third party software or program. And oh yeah, there's no DLC for this port either, which made me a bit disappointed.
Overally, I'm a bit neutral about this port, the basic's in this game isn't that different with the console port, which I'm glad, but I wish that they gave the PC version more support to make it equally enjoyable.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
This race game one of the most impressive race games ever. Lots of destruction , explosions and really nice cars. Also many various type of mission, i like detonator , its looks like time race , but all around you explodes, its really impressive.
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