Have you finished Split/Second and still can’t get enough of the exciting crash-and-burn racing action? Or are you looking to find another game that appeals to the same style of chaotic racing? Look no further, here are 10 incredible games like Split/Second that give you the satisfying thrill of racing with ruinous consequences.
1. Burnout Paradise
Burnout Paradise is an iconic arcade racer for consoles and PC, developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. In Burnout Paradise, players take control of a wide array of cars and race them through the open world of Paradise City. With chaotic crash mechanics and plenty of destructive effects on your opponents, Burnout Paradise is a great game to fill the void left by Split/Second. The similarities don’t end there though, thanks to the numerous environmental hazards which can cause immense damage to your opponents, like causing trees to topple over and smashing other cars with giant road signs.
Developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by THQ Nordic, Wreckfest is a demolition derby-style car racing game. It features a huge range of different cars and tracks, as well as plenty of ways to wreck your opponents. Wreckfest introduces many new ways to take out your opponents, such as ramming them off the track or using Catch-Up and Boosts to gain an edge. All of these features make Wreckfest one of the best games for fans of Split/Second’s thrilling race-wrecking style.
3. MotorStorm: Apocalypse
MotorStorm: Apocalypse is another great racing game that takes the same ruinous approach to racing as Split/Second. Developed by Evolution Studios for the PlayStation 3 and published by Sony, MotorStorm: Apocalypse puts you behind the wheel as you race around the ruined city of MotorStorm, a city that’s being destroyed by earthquakes while you race. With plenty of environmental hazards, like collapsing buildings, an erupting volcano, and collapsing bridges, MotorStorm: Apocalypse provides an intense racing experience while also giving players plenty of opportunities to take out their opponents.
4. TrackMania Nations Forever
TrackMania Nations Forever is an arcade racing game developed by Nadeo and published by Ubisoft. Unlike many of the other games on this list, TrackMania Nations Forever focuses less on wrecking and more on racing skill. Players are tasked with racing around a variety of tracks with numerous obstacles, all while competing for the best time. While it may be less focused on wrecking, TrackMania Nations Forever is still a great game for fans of Split/Second looking for something with a bit of a twist.
5. GRID 2
GRID 2 is a racing game developed by Codemasters and published by Codemasters, featuring a variety of unique racing events and tracks. GRID 2 features a unique damage system, which allows players to crash and take out their opponents in different ways. As you race around the numerous tracks, you can take out your opponents with a well-timed crash or by ramming them off the road. The similarities between GRID 2 and Split/Second make it one of the best games for fans of Split/Second looking for more race-wrecking action.
6. GRID Autosport
The sequel to GRID 2, GRID Autosport is a racing game developed by Codemasters and published by Codemasters. This game focuses on the world of professional motorsport and features a wide variety of cars and tracks. Like its predecessor, GRID Autosport features detailed damage effects which allow for plenty of race-wrecking opportunities. With its detailed damage system and realistic racing mechanics, GRID Autosport is a great game for fans of Split/Second looking for something with a bit more realism.
7. Furious Drift
Drifting is a fan-favorite for racing games, and Furious Drift is one of the best for Split/Second fans. Developed and published by KAXE Co., Furious Drift is an online drifting game that allows players to race around a variety of tracks. With its fast-paced drifting action, Furious Drift provides plenty of opportunity to take out your opponents, thanks to its detailed damage system. As an added bonus, Furious Drift also features a variety of customization options, allowing players to customize their car to their exact specifications.
8. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is a remaster of the classic FlatOut racing game, developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage puts players in the driver’s seat for a wild ride as they race through a variety of tracks. With its chaotic crash mechanics and destructive damage system, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is a great game for Split/Second fans looking for some insane races that end in spectacular crashes.
9. GRIP: Combat Racing
GRIP: Combat Racing is a futuristic racing game developed by Caged Element and published by Wired Productions. This fast-paced, action-packed racer puts you in control of an armored combat vehicle, allowing you to race, fly, and fight your way to victory. With its intense combat and destructive weapons, GRIP: Combat Racing is a great game for fans of Split/Second looking for some intense vehicular warfare.
Speedrunners is an incredibly fast-paced racing game developed by DoubleDutch Games and published by tinyBuild. In Speedrunners, four players race around a variety of tracks, with the last one standing taking the win. This unique racing game features a variety of obstacles and power-ups, as well as destructible environment, which allow for plenty of opportunities to take out your opponents. Speedrunners is a great game for fans of Split/Second looking for a more frantic and fast-paced racing experience.
In conclusion, if you’re a fan of the ruinous style of racing found in Split/Second, you’ll find something to love in any of these 10 games. From the classic arcade racing of Burnout Paradise to the intense combat of GRIP: Combat Racing, there’s something for everyone looking for more race-wrecking action.