Wreckfest – Mediocre Destruction (A Review)

Wreckfest is a destruction racing game that was released back in 2014 and onto PSNow in December 2020.

As soon as I saw this game, I was looking forward to it. When I was growing up I loved the Destruction Derby and Burnout games. Anything with the destruction of cars was a win for me. So when I saw Wreckfest I saw it as a spirtitual successor to these games.

It took me a while to get around to playing it but when I did, I was a little let down. There’s nothing particularly bad about the game; it’s okay. It’s just nothing special.

There are several different modes that you can select, these include, destruction bowls & races and general races. The one thing it does have which I thought was a fun addition was the lawn mower races/bowls. This is exactly what it sounds like – you sit on a ride-on lawnmower and smash into each other.

These modes unfortunately just don’t give it that much playability for me. I got bored very quickly and just didn’t see any reason to come back to it; whereas games like Destruction Derby and Burnout I used to play to death.

As with most games released these days, the focus in this game appeared to be the online multi-player and the single player just didn’t have enough to make a game that I would play for hours, just happily wrecking cars.

Wreckfest might be a game that I come back to at some time when I want to release a bit of tension and smash up some cars, but it’s not a game that will remain installed on my PS4 – it’s already been booted off in favour of other games – and sadly I don’t think it will live on fondly in my memory as much as Destruction Derby does.

This game had so little impact on me that I just don’t have all that much to say about it, and maybe that says a lot.

I’m afraid I’ll have to give this game ⭐️⭐️ out of 5. It just doesn’t have what I’m looking for in this type of game. Now if there was a remake of Destruction Derby I’d be well in there. I will say though that the game doesn’t have an excellent soundtrack. Unfortunately, it’s just not enough to bring it up to something enjoyable.

2 thoughts on “Wreckfest – Mediocre Destruction (A Review)

  1. I loved Destruction Derby back in the day. I wanted to like Wreckfest so much too, but there was just something missing. I gave up after a few hours, went back to it the next day but it just fell flat.

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