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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Mixed (30 reviews) - 66% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (385 reviews) - 72% of the 385 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 18, 2010

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About This Game

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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Mixed (30 reviews)
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Leo Danial
( 0.7 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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
( 11.6 hrs on record )
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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Teech Airil
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Driving Miss Daisy 2: sweet n wild explosions!

Fun alone, fun on the split screen with someone. My 8 year old nephew enjoys this title.

I like it as I suck at other racing games. Split/Second seems to be a bit more forgiving.

VERDICT? Play it split screen with your 8-year-old nephew - instant ego booster!
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牛Sir
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Fixed 30 FPS... Stupid UI... And strange driving experience which characterized the Disney Brand lol
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TheEngiGuy
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
An underrated gem from 2010. Very reminiscent of the Burnout series, and also where Watch_Dogs got its hacking mechanics from. The TV-show setting is a nice excuse to make the game very cinematic and make you use the environment at your advantage.

PROS
+ Fast-paced arcade gameplay with spectacular explosions and varied content
+ Power Plays are a nice addition that let you exploit the environment to stop your opponents and create new routes
+ Superb graphics (for its time), great soundtrack and cinematic sound effects
+ Splitscreen and LAN multiplayer

CONS
- Online multiplayer is closed down. Only way to play with other people is through programs like Tunngle, Evolve, etc.
- 30 FPS cap
- Basic car damage model
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Funky Flow
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
МАЙКЛ БЕЙ В ШОКЕ ! 11 ИЗ 10. (КРОМЕ ТРЕТЬЕЙ ГЛАВЫ С ВРЕМЕНЕМ, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, 0.00.01 СЕКУНДУ НЕ УСПЕЛ!)
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iosq
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Shonky controller support, crashes from regular gameplay and settings changes.
Frontloaded unskippable cutscenes in awful prerendered resolution. Avoid.
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xavierguzman2008
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
WHERE THE HELL IS THE CONTROLLER SUPPORT?! WTF!!!
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0ry0n
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Piece of crap! Does not work!
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
An underrated gem from 2010. Very reminiscent of the Burnout series, and also where Watch_Dogs got its hacking mechanics from. The TV-show setting is a nice excuse to make the game very cinematic and make you use the environment at your advantage.

PROS
+ Fast-paced arcade gameplay with spectacular explosions and varied content
+ Power Plays are a nice addition that let you exploit the environment to stop your opponents and create new routes
+ Superb graphics (for its time), great soundtrack and cinematic sound effects
+ Splitscreen and LAN multiplayer

CONS
- Online multiplayer is closed down. Only way to play with other people is through programs like Tunngle, Evolve, etc.
- 30 FPS cap
- Basic car damage model
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Driving Miss Daisy 2: sweet n wild explosions!

Fun alone, fun on the split screen with someone. My 8 year old nephew enjoys this title.

I like it as I suck at other racing games. Split/Second seems to be a bit more forgiving.

VERDICT? Play it split screen with your 8-year-old nephew - instant ego booster!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
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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176 of 208 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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113 of 133 people (85%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
MICHAEL BAY RACING
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101 of 116 people (87%) 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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70 of 76 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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124 of 156 people (79%) 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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