Mediocre vehicular combat game
For gamers tired of simply racing superfast cars and beating their opponents in a fair race, Megarace offers a slightly novel spin by giving them weapons and encouraging them to smash competitors off the track. Sadly however, this is where the inspiration runs dry and the resulting game is less than impressive and unlikely to entertain for any more than an hour or so. The game places players into a reality-TV show, where audiences are keen to witness death and destruction on the race track as various gangs attempt to emerge victorious through gratuitous displays of car-related violence. While this sounds like it makes for great game, the truth is anything but. Although there are a decent amount of levels, tracks are unimaginative and unexciting, and are also a letdown graphically, being poorly defined and having flat textures. Furthermore, players don't have full control over their cars, with the game resembling an on-rails shooter rather than a true driving sim and which reduces the fun factor further. The inclusion of full motion video of the competition's fictional host adds to the atmosphere but his presence soon grates and becomes irritating. Gamers in search of vehicular combat in the style of Wipeout, Road Blasters or Spy Hunter might find amusement here, but really this is mediocre stuff at best.