I don’t like racing games, it’s become clear to me. I don’t enjoy Gran Turismo, I don’t play Need For Speed, and I only truly played one racing game I enjoyed, Mario Kart. But now, I’ve found another game worthy of being so excellent, so refined and polished, that I can actually go on saying that I love this game. It’s entirely perfect in my eyes, and there couldn’t be a better racing game. That’s a opinion of course, but a opinion needs reasoning, and that’s my next step.
The first thing you’ll notice is the standard resolution of Re-Volt, at a low 640-480. Once you’ve made a visit to options, and you’ve set it all the way up to 1024-786, you’ll notice the beauty of this game. Reflective surfaces are everywhere they need to be, the clean floors of a grocery store, the sleek and shiny RC-cars, and the marble floors of a large museum. Effects are vibrant and colorful, not to mention pleasing to the eyes, everything from a flare impacting on another racer, or a oil puddle sending vehicles trailing off with oily skid marks, look perfect.
The vehicles in Re-volt aren’t exactly what you’d expect, instead of some Porsche that can speed over 200 MPH, you commandeer small RC cars that zoom around the interiors of various buildings. Although this might drive off the more “hardcore” gaming crowd with it’s initial childishness, missing this would be a foolish mistake. On harder difficulties, the computer racers are brutal and unforgiving, weapons you unleash on other vehicles are perfectly balanced and all serve a use, and there are even unlock able RC’s. Weaponry ranges from homing fireworks that you send after targeted enemies, rolling metal balls to speed down the path of oncoming opponents, and even a kamikaze like “self-detonation” weapon that’ll send nearby cars flying. Weapons aren’t merely here to be fired off in full blazing glory, each and every one of them has tactical purposes. Using oil-slicks in narrow doorways can force cars to run through the slippery mess, or maybe even using “self-detonation” to send other cars off the path. You’ll hardly find yourself bored in the various tracks that each offer another play method to perfect.
Sound is another joy. Your environment actually makes you feel small, like the little RC you are controlling, all provided by the echoing and humming of the large interiors. The exteriors are filled with the expected sounds, your RC grinds as it zooms across gravel, there’s a nice feeling of a Sunday afternoon as you race through a suburban neighborhood. My favorite atmospheric sounds though, is the little buzzing your RC creates. It’s a subtle yet perfect touch, and it never seems to grow annoying or repetitive. Always, that buzzing keeps me coming back.
Overall, I can’t give Re-Volt any negatives, most likely the only problem would be the loading length. Even on my high end PC, it took about 20 seconds to load a certain level. Another problem would be a incredibly rare bug, where the loading screen flips sideways from some reason, (The game runs normally though.) But these are all minor problems, and won’t detract from Re-Volt’s final score.
I stand by my 5, you can’t keep a good racer back. Once you know you’ve found a racing game with merits, you’ll play it for quite some time. Re-Volt is a addictive racer that will most likely please you, and if it doesn’t, well that’s your taste in gaming. Despite it’s large size, just wait for the download, it’ll be worth it.
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Posted on: 2013-09-14 by Bers3rker
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Posted on: 2013-09-09 by COOLLOLZ2
This game made my day! It is so cool!
Posted on: 2013-08-18 by Moleman978
Posted on: 2013-08-15 by gaj000
WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: 2013-08-14 by Pineapple4321
WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: 2013-08-10 by Jack123132
where are you meant to download it where is the download button???????
Posted on: 2013-07-17 by aggelosm2
Posted on: 2013-05-24 by JoeFS
Awesome game! This was the game of my childhood so i cant wait to play again
Posted on: 2013-05-11 by monolo90
Posted on: 2013-04-29 by moti7774
How do I download??
Posted on: 2013-04-26 by Lisandro851
how do i download
Posted on: 2013-04-12 by fallout987
WHERE IS THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON?
i like it
Posted on: 2013-03-25 by olim45
it is good
Posted on: 2013-02-22 by robky
re-volt is available on cgn, make a free account there and you can download the game. anyways best racing game ever
Where is the download?
Posted on: 2013-01-28 by loglolol
As the title says.
Posted on: 2013-01-08 by Toyeca
who is the download??
addictive rc game
Posted on: 2012-11-15 by tomasAbandon
this is the best game i ever played.