Wreckfest Reviews

Wreckfest is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 5.0
Aug 25, 2019

If Forza Horizon 4 is the king of Racers this is right there up with it for me as it is quite simply one of the most fun racers I have played in a very long time.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2019

Wreckfest combines the exact right elements to create something amazing. It's big, ridiculous, loud, and chaotic.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

It’s fun playing games like Forza Motorsport and Horizon, but Wreckfest offers something that they just can’t: carnage. And that’s enough to make it a must-have.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

A perfect continuation of what Bugbear has done previously with the Flatout series. They may no longer hold the license to that IP, but they definitely still have the spirit of it. This is a perfect blend of customisation and carnage, with something for everyone. I can't recommend it enough, and it deserves to be just as popular as the games that came before it.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019

If you love the fun side of driving games (smashing into the other vehicles and watching them bleed oil), then Wreckfest is for you! With its diverse event-types ranging from a standard demolition derby to crazy Sofa-racing, there’s so much more to the game than simply crashing into other cars, it’s all about strategically timing your offensive whilst remaining on the defensive as one hit too many will result in you knocking yourself out of the competition. The main Championships should last you many hours as you try furiously to not only come first in every event but also complete all of the challenge missions as well. Plus, there are countless hours of fun to be had within the Custom Events and Multiplayer – I just wished the game had local split-screen multiplayer.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

Wreckfest foregoes a complex career mode you might expect in a modern racing game and instead highlights the best damage model I’ve ever seen in video games. Crashing has never looked so good or played so well, and this makes the game feel worthwhile long after you’ve dominated the simple stash of modes and upgrades. It’s a game that looks wonderful even when it’s meant to look ugly, always chaotic and messy but never less than stunning.

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9 / 10
Sep 5, 2019

Strong emphasis of racing/destruction, with a plethora of cars to tweak and modify to your heart’s content, the only gripes are down to musical preference and patience with loading times.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2021

Wreckfest is an excellent racing game. It has one of the best physics and by far the best damage models in any racing game I have ever played. Combine these with a variety of classic and destruction derby-style races and you have yourself one hell of a title. This one is a no-brainer for anyone with Game Pass and it’s on sale quite often as well. Do yourself a favor and check Wreckfest out, there’s a good chance you’ll absolutely love it.

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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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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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8.6 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

If all that doesn't faze you (and it shouldn't), Wreckfest more than nails its core gameplay. It's a fun derby racer game that lives up to its FlatOut roots and more. It has a somewhat bare-bones presentation that is rife with bugs and long loading screens, but when it works, it's a remarkable experience from start to finish. If you love this kind of racer, the console version of Wreckfest will hold up its end of the deal and deliver frantic mayhem racing at its best.

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8.6 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2021

‎Wreckfest Complete Edition is a great driving experience with a good physics system, stunning graphics and extremely fun that I recommend to any player who wants to enjoy a challenge or just wants to break some cars.‎

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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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