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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
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
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8 / 10
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3.5 / 5
Wccftech
7.7 / 10
PC Invasion
7 / 10
COGconnected
62 / 100
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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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Fans of either F-Zero or Wipeout will undeniably and thoroughly enjoy PACER. The methodology behind this title is the same that you would see in Wipeout as the project began with many of the same people involved in the original games.

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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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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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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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