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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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3DO Magazine (UK) (Dec, 1994)
Quite simply one of the best games ever, this unbelievable 3DO spectacular rebuilds the classic Mega Drive game from the ground up. FMV reward, intro and game over clips are superb with music from bands such as Therapy? and Swervedriver, but the game itself is the real star. The racing action starts fast and frantic - and then keeps accelerating. Speeding through a city centre with pedestrians, oncoming traffic, pursuing cops and five other bikes swarming about, their riders trying to punch your face in, is really rather exciting. If you've got a 3DO system, then you must have this stunning title.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 22, 2001)
Most of the objects look digitized, and the framerate keeps up pretty well as you careen down city streets at breakneck speeds. The gameplay is almost identical to the Genesis version; you can kick, punch, or smack your opponents with a club or chain. You can even beat up on the police and ride over pedestrians. Some of the advanced bikes feature a "nitro" speed burst. The video scenes showing gangs of bikers are entertaining and the music is fantastic, featuring Soundgarden, Hammerbox, and Paw, to name a few. The "Big Game" mode allows you to earn money, purchase bikes, and progress through five levels. The set of tracks in each level are the same, except they get longer and tougher. I've always been a big Road Rash fan, and I was very impressed with this.
GamePro (US) (Nov, 1994)
If you don't own a 3DO, you won't regret the bucks you dish out to rent a system and this game. And if you do, you gotta get the Rash!
Consoles Plus (Oct, 1994)
Road Rash est une superbe adaptation du jeu sur Megadrive. Graphismes et animation démentiels.
Road Rash is the first game on any of the new consoles which lives up to my expectations of what a 32-bit (or 64-bit) game experience should be like. Road Rash is a good-game concept by default, but the 3DO's texture mapped graphics and smooth 3D speed have made it worthy of a coin-op. The controls are responsive and the exhilaration believable. In short, this looks good and plays better - chase it.
Oldies Rising (Aug 04, 2008)
Un épisode phare dans la série, de très bonnes cinématiques, une bande son excellente, un jeu de course bien bourrin ou écrabouiller des mamies gênantes sur la chaussée et envoyer des adversaires dans le décor est un vrai plaisir. Evidement le jeu sera particulièrement apprécié par les motards qui se retrouveront dans l’ambiance particulière que dégage ce jeu. A essayer donc ne serait ce que pour les cinématiques…
Retro Spirit Games (Sep 18, 2013)
The new visuals were impressive at the time, but not mindblowing, though it retains a certain charm today thanks to the quirky characters and cutscenes, speedy action and use of sprites rather than the obnoxious 3D models that came afterwards. The courses, though limited in number, are always a joy to play and have many exciting twists and turns and constantly changing backdrops - one minute you are screaming through a town, the next you are racing past lakes and fields.
Game Players (Nov, 1994)
The game's only downfall is still the 3DO's cumbersome disc accessing time. The soundtrack - a varied collection of hard rocking industrial grunge, featuring bands like Soundgarden, Swervedriver and Hammerbox - is perfect for the title and the graphics are top-notch. Road Rash is an incredible effort from EA that's got to be played to be believed.
By far the best thing about Road Rash is the ability to race with a cold drink one hand and 3DO controller in the other. (I'd never try this in real life --- but now I can!)
There are at least two common points among The Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer and Road Rash. First, they are among the best titles ever made for the 3DO console and second, they are all published by Electronic Arts.
Mega Fun (Jul, 1995)
Wer also ohne moralische Bedenken über die Pisten heizt, bekommt Fahrspaß allerhöchster Güte geboten. Die 3D-Engine verrichtet ihre Aufgabe mit Bravour. Photorealistische Landschaften bauen sich in Windeseile und sehr weich auf, mit einem schnellen Bike ist der Geschwindigkeitsrausch vorprogrammiert. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad nimmt kontinuierlich zu, wird aber niemals unfair, Ebenfalls keinerlei Wünsche offen läßt die Aufmachung. allein schon die Präsentation der verschiedenen Rennmaschinen ist ein echter Genuß. Abgerundet durch zahlreiche, zwar relativ derbe, aber witzige Full-Motion-Videos rast Road Rash ohne Zweifel in den Olymp der besten Rennspiele. Auch deswegen, weil es selbst nach mehrmaligem Durchzocken einen immer wieder wie magisch vor den Screen zieht und jedesmal aufs neue für maximalen Spielspaß sorgt.
Defunct Games (Feb 19, 2006)
That not withstanding, this is one of the best 3DO games I've had the privilege of purchasing and playing. I also believe this review contains the most hyphenated words I've used in a review thus far. A winning combination!
PC Fun (French) (Nov, 1994)
Une course folle sur les routes de Californie où tous les coups sont permis (y compris sous la ceinture). Les graphismes en texture mappé sont somptueux, la musique Hard Rock en Dolby Surround déménage un max et ça défile à une vitesse hallucinante : que demander de plus ?
I loved the Genesis version and I love this one even more. With the CD quality sounds and the 32-bit capability of the 3DO, this version is one not to be missed. The tracks are cool, but the one thing that I griped about is that this game can get repetitious and tiresome. You can get used to the controls the moment you pick it up. Great addition to the 3DO.
In spite of the gimmick of punching and kicking other drivers obviously being what most people associate this game with and in spite of the cartoony game physics (with drivers being catapulted off their rides at collisions, only to get up again unharmed right after), this fine-tuned challenge makes Road Rash a significantly more serious racing game than one would think. The fact that it received much more character in this version is just the icing on the cake. The "multimedia" fluff may not have aged perfectly (though I've seen much worse), but the game itself is good enough to have stood the test of time.
MAN!AC (1994)
Die großzügige Kollisionsabfrage läßt Freiraum für waghalsige Manöver. 3DO-Biker machen Zwischenstop beim nächsten Videospielladen, halten den Titel allerdings vom zart besaiteten Nachwuchs fern.
Retro Game Reviews (May 08, 2017)
Road Rash is a faithful adaptation of the classic 16-bit franchise, and it's impressive just how well it's made the transition to 3D. The developers captured the essence of the Mega Drive trilogy without resorting to unnecessary gimmicks, and the end result is a superbly crafted game with a perfect blend of combat and racing.
Video Games (Mar, 1995)
Im Prinzip hat sich bei Road Rash seit den ersten 16-Bit-Versionen nicht viel getan, Ihr fahrt und prügelt Euch immer noch durch eine Strecke nach der anderen. Doch wenn die Kurse so aussehen wie bei der 3DO-Version, macht das Ganze gleich viel mehr Spaß. Fließend scrollen wunderschön detailliert gezeichnete Häuserschluchten an Euch entlang, bei der Landstraße wünsch ich mir endlich den Sommer herbei. Mir persönlich gefallen mir stundenlang anschauen. Neben Need for Speed ist Road Rash mit Sicherheit das beste Rennspiel fürs 3DO und nicht nur für Biker ein absolutes Muß.
I can't remember a game that has lasted longer than Road Rash. I played it for weeks on end when I first got it and I still play it frequently. The impressive computer AI and random traffic patters mean that every sitting provides you with something different. Surely, a racing game not to be missed by an older audience.
Beating down other riders and crashing into oncoming traffic at 150mph is an experience you won't soon forget. The Saturn and Playstation ports of this game do sport a better frame rate, but it's only a mild increase at that. None of the games support 2-players. 3DO owners would rarely be happier than with a copy of Road Rash.
The 3DO version of Road rash may not have paved the way for the future racers with innovative mechanics (the controls are passable at best), but it did leave a lasting mark with the first game soundtrack feature licensed music; the lineup boasts acts like Soundgarden, Paw and Monster Magnet. Since pummeling racers into the pavement is an ageless act of aggression, it would be great to see a developer (like, say, Burnout creator Criterion) recreate Road rash for next-gen systems.

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