Before beginning this review I’ll note that, in principle, there’s nothing wrong with an arcade-style racer whose controls are a bit loose and wild… in fact, they can sometimes be fun. With that in mind I’ll note that Crazy Trucks, unfortunately, pushes well past the fun line and into the baffling with its inconsistent physics, somewhat plentiful modes that span too many re-used environments, and struggles to inspire fun. At the core of any racing experience is what it feels like to control your vehicle and the worst sin here is that your monster truck feels almost floaty in the air, turns poorly on most any weirdly-frictioned surface, and can somehow lose a battle in a collision with something as insignificant as a traffic cone. Sure, there can be some liberties with “arcade” racing but it’s the inconsistency here that’s aggravating, and it brings everything down with it. Sure, with some friends there can be some fun since everyone is on the same page, flailing around a track to collect something, knock a ball around, or simply suffer in parallel, but there’s not much to redeem this no-frills experience.
Justin Nation, Score: