Armageddon Riders Review

  • Posted June 20th, 2011 at 15:08 EDT by Matt Raspe

Review Score

Armageddon Riders

PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
7.8

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Summary

Despite a few niggles, Armageddon Riders provides hours of entertainment whether you are playing alone or with a friend.

We like

  • The pick up and play style gameplay
  • Plenty of fun to be had just by simply running over the hordes of zombies with fast cars
  • The weapons on the car that can take a zombie and massacre it six ways to Sunday.

We dislike

  • The limited soundtrack
  • Some minor screen tearing and visual discrepancies

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(continued from previous page) ...the blood splatter just appearing on the screen, it seems to fly out at you – if I were a fan of 3D gaming (which I’m not) I’d totally be digging this. Still, while I think a majority of the visuals are impressive, I found that the car-to-car and car-to-building proportion sizes were way off. If you drive up to some of the buildings and compared the size of the driver to the size of the door graphics... let’s just say that if he were to attempt to open the door, he would need a step ladder. Character detail isn’t the greatest I’ve seen either, but that doesn’t really matter much in terms of a racing game, especially when you’re going to be rampaging through them at 100 miles per hour.

The overall sound effects quality is superb. You can hear every bone crunch, body splatter and grinding squelch in greatest of detail. I do have a problem with the background soundtrack though, as the selection of music seemed somewhat limited. When you hear the same tracks playing on a loop, it does tend to get a bit boring and I think this game could have benefited from custom music stored on the PS3 hard drive. The game also includes 12 Trophies, with an in-game Trophy progress tracker, which can be viewed from the main menu.

In conclusion of this review, Armageddon Riders is not anything ground-breaking. We’ve all seen attempts at this style of game in the past, some which have done it well and others which have failed epically. The thing that sets Armageddon Riders apart from the rest is that it does it relatively well. Despite some of the little things that have irked me, I really do think this is a great game. It will provide those who have a penchant for this type of thing with hours of entertainment, whether playing on their own or with a friend. Oh, and just a little side note to our Australian readers. Armageddon Riders is currently not on sale in the Australian PlayStation Store, as it is yet to be classified.

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