Sunday 24 June 2018

Onrush Review

Onrush PS4 Review
Twisted Metal! 4.4/5
Onrush is a vehicular combat game that crashes its way onto the PS4 and Xbox One courtesy of publisher Deep Silver and developer Codemasters.


Now, while Codemasters have a long list of racing titles in their portfolio, their latest release, Onrush, certainly isn't a traditional racing game. While parallels exist between it and EA's Burnout series, stylistically, Onrush is much closer to the old PlayStation classic Destruction Derby. This is because that while Burnout and Onrush reward dangerous driving in addition to smashing into your rivals; with Onrush, you're not really racing anyone.

There's no typical first or second place here; it's all about boosting, slamming into your opponents and causing havoc. There are four main modes to choose from: 'Overdrive', where the winning team is the one who acquires and uses the most boost. 'Switch' is essentially all-out warfare where each team member starts on a motorbike and moves to the next vehicle once they crash or get taken out by an opponent. 'Lockdown' is a free for all where you and your team must take control of a moving zone for five consecutive seconds. And lastly, 'Countdown' is a race between checkpoints as you battle against other drivers and a decreasing timer.