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Oct 22, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
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7.7 / 10
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7 / 10
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PACER | LAUNCH TRAILER | PS4, XBOX ONE, STEAM thumbnail

PACER | LAUNCH TRAILER | PS4, XBOX ONE, STEAM

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PACER | ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER


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Critic Reviews for Pacer

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Fast, slick but with a few too many flaws, Pacer is nevertheless a fine futuristic racer.

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Pacer is a magnificent anti-grav racer that's more than capable of filling the Wipeout-sized hole in your life.

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Pacer is an adrenaline-fuelled racer with tons of replayability, and plenty of customisation options to make each win count.

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Pacer can most definitely give you a rush of nostalgia if you grew up with games of this type. It just doesn’t feel like it has the legs to keep you occupied once that euphoria wears off. It’s hard to tell here at launch, but if a community forms around this game and the online actually has players to play with this could very well be a go to game to get a quick adrenaline fix.

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Solid in some ways, less-than-desired in others, Pacer is a fairly good futuristic racing game with some caveats.

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It all ends up coming across as an ‘almost’ experience. Pacer is almost a successor to Wipeout, but poor track design, a lack of strong audio design, and lackluster weapons all add up to a ho-hum experience that leaves you wanting for the early Wipeout days. If you really need something to scratch that old itch, then give Pacer a whirl. If you’re looking for the next S-Class zero-g racer, you’ll likely want to dust off an older PlayStation.

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Pacer is a fun, difficult, and fast racing game that marries some sensible simplicities to an often overwhelming genre. That said, some little oversights can still hamper new players' experience.

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The game doesn't get everything right. Menus and UI are a little clumsy, and you're unlikely to feel attached to any of the teams in the career mode. However, it has it where it counts — fun, speedy racing, lots to do, and a CoLD SToRAGE soundtrack. WipEout fans looking for a new entry: this is as close as you'll find.

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