Can't Drive This

Pixel Maniacs
Mar 19, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Push Square
6 / 10
Nintendo Life
5 / 10
TechRaptor
9.5 / 10
DarkZero
3 / 10
SECTOR.sk
7 / 10
PSX Brasil
60 / 100
GameSpew
8 / 10
Video Chums
3 / 5
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Can't Drive This Trailers

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Can't Drive This – Launch Trailer

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Can't Drive This – Steam Early Access Trailer

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Can't Drive This – Launch Trailer (Steam Early Access)


Can't Drive This Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Can't Drive This

Co-op is where Can’t Drive This truly shines. Bringing some frantic entertainment, cross-generation multiplayer, and adaptive feedback for acceleration – the only major PS5 upgrade — we just wish there was more to it. It’s also incredibly bare, and there isn’t huge variation between these modes. Unlocking new customisation options isn’t enough to keep you coming back, and though you’ll have a fun time with friends, you won’t be here for a long time.

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Ultimately, while the game mostly succeeds as an engaging, fun multiplayer experience, there’s only so much you can squeeze from the four modes available. They all feel relatively similar to each other, and despite the individual tasks presented, the gameplay feels the same across all of them. It’s unlikely to be a game you’ll go back to after a couple of sessions, and take it from us, don’t even consider purchasing Can’t Drive This if you don’t intend on playing local or online multiplayer.

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Can't Drive This takes the typical driving game and twists it into this insane, chaotic, ultra-fun couch co-op that honestly makes me wonder where this game has been all my life. The gameplay is simple-one player builds the road while the other drives-but it's guaranteed to demand all of your time and effort, so be prepared to laugh (or fight) with your family and friends for hours on end.

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If only there was more to it. Currently it feels like a tacked-on bonus mode for a real driving game. The only progress to be made is in the form of aesthetic unlocks and they are all rewarded by accomplishing the same task over and over – have four near-misses with obstacles in a single life as the driver, or by catching the car as it falls off the track as the builder (although this may also cause the car to become glitched into the floor, ending the run). There aren’t even any other maps to mix things up, it’s all the same skybox. The lack of content is deeply disappointing, but the worst part of all is how interesting the idea is.

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Inspired by the movie Speed and built to focus on party gameplay, the game brings a lot of fun but very little content.

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Can't Drive This brings out the best in the concept of asymmetric collaborative multiplayer (local or online) with simplified track-building and vehicle driving gameplay, but offers little audiovisual and variability content within each mode, which can impair the longevity of production. Although limited, it has a creative and very fun idea to share with friends and family.

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Can’t Drive This is that rare thing: a very simple concept, but one that’s so well-executed that it creates absolute carnage and hilarity. If games nights with friends are a thing you enjoy, make sure to include Can’t Drive This at your next one. You won’t regret it.

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Combining a puzzle game and a racing game into one is a noble endeavour and the result is one nifty cooperative experience.

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