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A wholly original take on arcade driving, Onrush forgoes racing for a suite of original modes that satisfy in small doses. Everything around the driving seems somewhat suspect, but the crashes more than make up for it.
Lack of Staying Power
ONRUSH | Launch Trailer
ONRUSH | Game Modes [US]
ONRUSH | Race, Wreck, Repeat [UK]
Critic Reviews for Onrush
Onrush is one of the most original driving games I've played in years, giving it a unique flavor. By forgetting about simply going faster than everyone else and mixing traditional racing mechanics with modes and subtle nuances typically found in other genres, Onrush managed to change the way I think about racing games. Its unorthodox online car-brawls and varied objectives go out of their way to feel different, and even when the maps become repetitive after a short while, its appeal remains for the simple fact that there's no other arcade driving game quite like this.
Onrush makes a bid to revive the arcade racing genre with this wonderfully unique title. It's a little bit Motorstorm, a little bit Burnout, a little bit SSX. It's a beautiful game, with a selection of amazing tracks full of jumps, drops, and takedowns. Onrush is at times too chaotic and busy, but in the end it's damned exciting.
Onrush could use some refinement when it comes to its modes but its core is strong, and the foundation is set for a great arcade racer. I'm anxious to see how it evolves and if people will really pick up on the class-based system enough to explore it past the first few weeks of launch, but for now I'm happy boosting off of a cliff and doing sweet flips on a motorcycle to earn points.
Update: Onrush Is Down for Maintenance, Not Being Delisted, Says Codemasters
Onrush, the competitive racing game from Codemasters, has quietly vanished from Xbox stores and it seems PlayStation may not be far behind.