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Destruction Derby

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3

User Reviews

Great crashing game!!! DOS Buuks (179)
A pretty good crashing game. Hehe. DOS James1 (240)
Great fun. Pity it's not networkable... DOS Steve Hall (322)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 1 3.0
DOS 35 3.2
PlayStation 17 3.4
PlayStation 3 2 3.4
PSP 2 3.4
PS Vita 1 3.0
SEGA Saturn 3 3.2
Combined MobyScore 61 3.3

The Press Says

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DOSPC Player (Denmark)
Har man længe gået og ledt efter en undskyldning for at opgradere sin 'gamle' maskine til en Pentium, så vil jeg gerne forære én væk, nemlig tidens fedeste action-spil til PC: Destruction Derby!
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
I noticed a bit of slowdown in the framerate on occasion, but nothing objectionable. Despite its digital-only control scheme, your car handles exceptionally well. The link cable is supported for two-player action, but that device isn't useful unless you have a friend who also owns this game. The worst aspect of Destruction Derby is its music - if you can even call the random samples over generic beats "music". Otherwise, I love this game and highly recommend it.
PlayStationGame Players
Destruction Derby is amazing on so many levels that it would be impossible to call it anything less than great, but it's not quite perfect somehow.
DOSComing Soon Magazine
As you may have guessed from the title, Destruction Derby isn't a game about fair-play, but then are there any games that are nowadays. The game features two modes: hard and soft. There are some options to play between the two and change some of the rules to make it even better.
PlayStationGamePro (US)
Because Destruction Derby is so simple and so rowdy, racers of all ages should enjoy taking this disc out for a spin. Sophisticated drivers won't get much satisfaction, but anyone looking to play bumper cars with high-revving racing machines will have a blast.
PlayStationVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
The boys at Psygnosis should be riding high right about now. Being responsible for two of the best games we've ever seen on a home system is definitely reason enough. Rivaled only by it's sister opus, Wipeout, Destruction Derby is sure to work gamers into a frenzy.
PlayStationGameFan Magazine
I've been waiting years for somebody to make a game like Destruction Derby. I love a good, realistic racing game just as much as anyone else, but every once in a while, I like to crash into things....hard! This Playstation smash-fest has so many wild spins and body panels flying, it's hard to believe. The techno music is fab and the control is instinctive, but it's the ultra-smooth 3-D in DD that's the main event. Awesome!
If those after-work traffic jams have left you cold, and you're looking for a little excitement to take the edge off, this could be your game. Destruction Derby is a wild dose of racing madness, with enough wrecks, smoke, and squealing tires to satisfy the demon driver that lurks inside all of us. (--Lee Buchanan)
DOSJoystick (French)
Destruction Derby étonne par son réalisme. Une animation fluide, un graphisme superbe, de la musique bien speedante, seule l'ergonomie de l'ensemble laisse parfois à désirer. Sony nous offre là un très bon jeu.
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Mit Destruction Derby ist Sony Interactive ein großer Wurf gelungen. Endlich ein Rennspiel, mit dem man all seine autofahr bedingten Aggressionen loswerden kann, ohne auf grandiose Unterhaltung verzichten zu müssen. Vor allem die Bowl in all ihren Varianten kann süchtig machen. Hoffen wir, daß von Sonys Playstation noch mehr PC-Futter dieser Qualität kommt.
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Destruction Derby was one of the first games that brought next gen. graphics into your home. Limited gameplay in single player mode but with three different types of destructive racing to play and a link up option, this is a definite game for your collection.
DOSHigh Score
Grafiken är trevlig och ljudet okej, men framför allt är spelidén otroligt underhållande. Destruction Derby är ett spel som verkligen roar destruktiva bilister. Behöver jag tillägga att bilarna inte har signalhorn? Trodde inte det.
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Wer Autorennen schon immer bevorzugt wegen der spektakulären Unfälle spielte, wird Destruction Derby lieben. Simulations-Fanatiker rümpfen hingegen die Nase und beten für ein baldiges Erscheinen von Microproses "Formula One Grand Prix 2".
DOSPower Play
Nach einer langen Durststrecke läuft Sony/Psygnosis zu alter Hochform auf. Technisch imposant, physikalisch zwar nicht ganz korrekt (die Gefährte bleiben auch bei der schwersten Havarie mit allen Vieren auf dem Boden), aber äußerst spaßlastig verkürzt „Destruction Derby“ so manche Mittagspause. Ein ernster Anlaß zur Kritik ist die fehlende Übersicht in der Arena. Eine Art Radarschirm hätte hier Wunder gewirkt. Zudem zieht die Umsetzung im Vergleich zum Playstation-Original aufgrund der naturgegebenen niedrigeren Auflösung und Farbtiefe des VGA-Modus sowie des gesenkten Schwierigkeitsgrades den kürzeren. Für sich betrachtet ist die neue Version jedoch ein Unikum im PC-Rennspielsektor. Vor der Freude an der völligen Zerstörung vergleichbar ist höchstens noch Nascar Racing, das allerdings den für Crash-Puristen überflüssigen Simulations-Ballast mit sich herumträgt.
DOSPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Destruction Derby is zeker geen spel voor de serieuze simulatie rijders, maar is bedoeld voor gefrustreerde file rijders die eventjes een uitlaatklep nodig hebben om te voorkomen da ze anders ´s anderendaags een mede bestuurder de gracht in rijden.
It's mindless, brutal mayhem like Destruction Derby's that gives video games such a bad name. Thank God for games like this and their pointless, glorified violence from beginning to end that sucks you in instantly. There are only two things to do in this game—race or inflict damage on other cars—and it's at its best when you do both simultaneously, timing a slide around a tight hairpin in such a way that you send some poor schlub pinwheeling into a wall in a storm of flying metal and glass. The beautifully-rendered racetracks have their moments, but the real focus here is “The Bowl,” an open arena holding a dozen cars, all turned loose on each other. Though the cars may look realistic as they are reduced to smoking, lumbering junk, automotive physics has been cheerfully chucked out the driver's side window in the name of smoother gameplay.
PlayStationCD Player
Dem Spiel merkt man die Handschrift der »Shadow of the Beast«-Erfinder an: Grafisch und technisch ist »Destruction Derby« rasant und innovativ, neben Top-Programmierern und Pixelkünstlern hat man jedoch zu wenige Spieldesigner hinzugezogen. So nerven mich die edel gezeichneten, aber hoffungslos verwurschtelten Menüs, die unnötige Ladezeiten produzieren. Einige Standard-Spielelemente wurden schlichweg vergessen: Es fehlen Drehzahlmesser und Tachometer. Sie wissen nie, inwieweit die Wagenschäden bremsen. Ein Boxenstop bleibt Ihnen ebenso verwehrt wie eine ordentliche Siegesfeier. Auf der anderen Seite erwartet den Action-Puristen Rempel-Orgien ohne Reue: Im Partikel-Nebel und im Wirbel der Karosseriebruchstücke vergessen Sie kurzzeitig alle Design-Patzer und freuen sich über jeden gelungenen Crash.
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Incredible as it sounds, Psygnosis has just raised car collisions to an art form. DESTRUCTION DERBY true to its name, is all about skull-cracking crashes, buckled bodywork, smoking wrecks, and virtually no rules. A brief but spectacular ride, DESTRUCTION is the most realistic car handling short of a full-blown simulation. The DESTRUCTION game plan is a simple one: earn the most points in each short race by any means possible. There's no car preparation, no loops and umps, and no prize winnings. There's not even a speedometer! What there is, however, is a wonderful sensation of aggressive driving.
Destruction Derby représente un très bon défouloir pour tous ceux qui souhaitent prendre du bon temps avec un bon jeu d'arcade sans se prendre la tête. Ceux qui sont à la recherche d'un jeu plus complet et élaboré passeront leur chemin, tant la redondance de l'action leur paraîtra rédhibitoire.
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
I think this game will go down as a visual classic but expect rivals to come up with something that plays as well as it looks.
The two-player mode is great fun. Who wouldn't enjoy smashing into your friend at high speeds, gaining points each crash? It is, after all, a fanatasy shared by most motorists. The problem arises in the one-player race mode. It's just not exciting enough to hold your attention - the control is way, way too loose. Psygnosis promises more intense racing action in the sequel, but for the time being, stick to the pit.