Hotshot Racing

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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Athanasios

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5 / 10
Sep 28, 2020

Without its atrocious AI Hotshot Racing is okay. With it, it's a racing game to avoid. Genre aficionados, especially those who lean towards the more arcade side of the scale, will manage to quench their thirst for a bunch of evenings, but it's unlikely this will stay with you for long.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2020

I was surprised by how much I liked Hotshot Racing. It’s not normally my type of game but I had a lot of fun with it on the Nintendo Switch. I think that those that enjoy arcade racers should definitely check it out.

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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

High on speed and low on polygons, Hotshot Racing is a fun, old-school ode to the golden era of early '90s 3D racers.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 8, 2020

An enjoyable and detailed racer successfully invokes the spirit of the 90s arcade, even if it doesn't quite have a spark of its own.

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Destructoid

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

I have to admit, I found Hotshot Racing to be quite enamoring. I don't have much nostalgia for the early days of 3D racing games, but I do appreciate a good arcade racer, and that's exactly what this is. Its cheery sound design and visuals are endlessly charming and the driving feels exactly as it should. If you feel the need to go back to the simpler days of racing games, this certainly fits the bill. This likely won't be the last time I take it for a lap around the track.

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73 / 100
Sep 8, 2020

Hotshot Racing brings back memories from Virtua Racing and Ridge Racer. It´s a fast arcade, with a very interesting graphic approach and classic music, but it falls short on game modes, cars and circuits.

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7.7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

Both a very nice tribute to Virtua Racing and a good arcade racing game per-se, Hotshot Racing is a nice single-player experience and a surprising multiplayer package.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2020

As an ode to classic racers, Hotshot Racing is a fast, fun game. It's just let down by limited content and some frustrating AI.

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Sep 9, 2020

Feel the polygonal burn as super-speed graphics bring old-fashioned car chases a fresh thrill

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

Hotshot Racing is a rare and precious work, that harkens to the spirit of 90s racing games without being bound by it. A great title for players of all ages and backgrounds, its modern and fresh driving system provides endless joy, challenge and enjoyment. And it has both local and online multiplayer!

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