Pacer

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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9 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

Fans of games like Wipeout should have no qualms about picking up Pacer as it is a fast and smooth spiritual successor to that franchise. It’s got a nice set of tracks, modes, and weapons and it looks great and sounds great throughout. I wouldn’t recommend it over the Wipeout Omega Collection on PlayStation 4 but if you’ve already played that and are looking for another game with a similar style then Pacer won’t disappoint.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

Pacer is definitely a match for Wipeout in so many ways. The gameplay is fantastic and the sense of motion you get from the smooth anti-gravity racing feels very satisfying. The customisation options allow you to personalise your ships and create loadouts which are both the best and worst part of the game for me. I love the option to design the ship I want and being able to chop and change on the fly, but locking out all the upgrades makes the game too much of a grind for me. If you’re a fan of other high-speed racers I genuinely can’t recommend this enough. There’s enough content to keep you going for ages and it definitely lives up to the inspiration of Wipeout. If I had to call a winner, it’d be a photo finish, so just play both of them if you can.

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8.3 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2021

Ships that literally defy gravity, speed, shooting and constant action are the condiments that make Pacer a worthy exponent of the futuristic driving genre.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

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

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4 / 5.0
Oct 30, 2020

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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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2020

Ironically, the futuristic theme and the year in which it debuted, 2020, makes PACER a beautiful journey to the past we aspired at the end of the 90s.

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8 / 10
Jun 27, 2021

Pacer successfully fills a gap in the market for high speed, anti-gravity racers. Those who are wishing for an experience reminiscent of the Wipeout series will be pleased on how this project has turned out. Tight and precise controls, matched up with a large assortment of maps and customised crafts makes for a very fulfilling experience. Issues such as those posed by hard-to-reach weapons can be overcome by practising and improving knowledge of each turn in every track - alas the lacklustre sound effects from the crafts is seemingly all that is available. These tiny issues aside Pacer makes good on its promise, even if it took a long time to get there.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

Is it better than F-Zero or Wipeout? No, nor it was intended to be. Is it a great alternative to PS4 and Xbox owners who don’t have access to Fast RMX? Absofreakinglutely. This one will most certainly satiate any futuristic racing fan’s hunger for a while.

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80 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

Pacer is pure adrenaline. A little lame in content but it will put us to the test and we will enjoy dominating each circuit reaching speeds of authentic vertigo.

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