Wreckfest is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

IGN
By Luke Reilly
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

Wreckfest is the long-overdue return of serious, high-quality destruction racing. Fierce, frantic fun.

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Recommended
Jul 4, 2018

The creators of Flatout channel a little of the classic Destruction Derby as this brilliantly destructive racer emerges from Early Access.

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75 / 100
Jun 19, 2018

The scope is ultimately limited, but what a roaring spectacle of broken car bits Wreckfest manages.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
9 / 10
Aug 27, 2019

Not only one of the best racing games of the generation but for once one that feels genuinely different to any of its major rivals – unless you count spiritual predecessor FlatOut.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Smashing up cars is fun, and Wreckfest is an old-school racer that delivers on that thrill

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9 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

Destruction Derby meets Flatout in this excellent new racing game.

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9 / 10
Aug 29, 2019

Wreckfest is a surprising triumph in blending the best that sim and arcade racers have to offer in an explosive and visually gratifying package. A few visual issues and overly aggressive AI do little to spoil one of the best driving games of 2019.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2018

Wreckfest is a solid product. It is fun, has a good amount of content, gives to the player a wide range of personalization and it is visually great. Because of that, even though it doesn't offer something that we haven't seen before, we recommend it for every player that likes the off-road and demolition genres.

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8.6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Wreckfest is the spiritual successor of FlatOut and Destruction Derby and offers a fun, hectic, solid experience. Now on consoles, too.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2019

Wreckfest is the spiritual successor of FlatOut and Destruction Derby and offers a fun, hectic, solid experience. Now on consoles, too.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2018

Wreckfest is a magnificent driving chaos. A fun game regardless of the outcome of each race with excellent physics and a progressive destruction system that should be patented.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

Arcade racers are seeing a resurgence of late and Wreckfest fits nicely into that sub-genre, bringing banger racing into the limelight and turning it up to eleven. It may not be named Destruction Derby, but the spirit of the old Psygnosis classic is alive and well in Bugbear's latest racer.

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Unscored
Jul 6, 2018

Wreckfest is a splendid antidote to the po-faced severity of the current crop of Need For Speeds, Crews, and so on.

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86 / 100
Jun 14, 2021

Although it drove under the radar on PS4, Wreckfest deserves the attention of racing fans, especially those with a destructive streak and a love of vehicular mayhem. With its vastly improved framerates and bumped-up resolution, Wreckfest on PS5 is the definitive way to play the game, whether against humans or the game’s more-than-decent AI drivers. Wreckfest might not be the new console generation’s ultimate racing sim, but it has some depth, a unique set of chops, and is a lot of fun.

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9 / 10.0
May 9, 2021

Wreckfest on PlayStation 5 is arguably the best way to play one of the most enjoyable racers of the previous console generation. A delirious mix of arcade racing and smashmouth vehicular carnage, Wreckfest's gorgeous next-generation facelift is enough to ensure that Bugbear's ramshackle racer stands shoulder to shoulder with the best racing games on PlayStation 5.

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7 / 10
May 7, 2021

Wreckfest just fully embraces what it is, and you have to respect it. Bugbear's brash, fender-bending racer has been unleashed on PlayStation 5 as part of May's PlayStation Plus lineup, and it's still very much the chaotic, crash-happy, Destruction Derby-esque experience people love. In the jump to new hardware, the game definitely benefits in a few areas, though some enhancements are better than others.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Wreckfest is a solid game that hits a lot of the right notes, with plenty of technical issues that hold it back from being a classic.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2019

Turn off your mind, relax and ram someone off the road. A definitive festival of wrecking which nails the damage modelling and weighty feel of the cars perfectly, Weckfest is a must for anyone with even the smallest fondest for racing and wrecking.

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7 / 10
Apr 28, 2021

If you’re looking to bring destruction and pandemonium to motorsports, Wreckfest will suit your needs to a tee. The experience is let down by technical grievances far too often, but what’s left after the fact is more than worth your time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Wreckfest offers the eRacer something not available anywhere else: the ability to race on the computer in cars and at tracks that are accessible to the common man. Don't let the 70's era rust buckets fool you, though - the driving and damage physics are quite good, the damage models are entertaining, and the racing is close and brutal. It's astonishingly fun!

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