Obliteracers is the newest entry to the Kart Racing genre on the Xbox One, will it stand up to it’s competitors or obliterate under the pressure? Read our review to find out…
Obliteracers is a same screen party racing game in which your main aim is to destroy your opponents whether it be racing to the front and dropping them off the bottom of the screen or using one of the pick up abilities to, shoot, roast, electrocute or throw your enemy off the side of the track.
The game features both a single player and online/local multiplayer for up to 16 people (online) 8 people (local) the single player campaign has a total of 24 races which consist of a three bomb scoring system with the addition to a few levels which are a simple pass or fail scoring 1 bomb each race in career will consist of one of the twelve tracks, one of the four game types and occasionally the modifiers are changed to make it even more interesting, although it can become a little bit tedious and repetitive, this makes the campaign races best played in shorter sessions.
The real jewel in the crown in Obliteracers is it’s multiplayer, it is definitely geared more to be a party game than a racing game with the full pack of racers being followed at one time, this gives it an arena feel rather than an actual straight up racing game, you still have to try and lead the pack (at times) although that’s only to knock other racers out as the main aim is to destroy your enemy, within multiplayer you can customize your game to suit your preferences from turning certain or all weapons off, reversed controls, ice skating which is an extremely slippery track speed boosts etc etc, i’d liked to have listed them all in this review but with so many you’ll have to take a look yourself.
The way in which the camera works in Obliteracers can feel a little strange at first, as it follows the pack around and slowly comes back in line behind the pack as you go around corners. It does work well and doesn’t take long to get used to it. You’ll find it’s best to play Obliteracers with a group of friends, get a party full, set a private game up and wreak carnage on each other! You could also gang up on a few bots as at times the AI seem to gang up on you, i noticed this multiple times throughout the campaign although it was minimal in multiplayer