Destruction Allstars Review (PlayStation 5)

Destruction Allstars Review (PlayStation 5)

Pile-on the destruction from behind the wheel or leap into the arena with a breath-taking reel of parkour action by dodging attacks, taking over vehicles, or using abilities to disrupt the onslaught of incoming vehicles. Cause enough mayhem to power up your AllStars game-changing hero vehicle fuelled with special abilities.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 28.32GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Arcade game presentation.
  • Destruction derby style gameplay.
  • You can get out of the car and park our around, dodge cars and even grab o to them.
  • Speed boost on the right stick can be used for smashing opponents sideways and front side.
  • 16 characters each with their own set of U lockable skins, emotes, vehicle emotes and shouts.
  • Customise profile with banners and avatars.
  • In app purchases for currency.
  • Practice has 6 modes- ignition, open training, Mayhem solo, grid fall solo, carnado 8v8 and stockpile 8v8.
  • Arcade-pick game mode, arena and difficulty and play against the Ai.
  • Challenge series-face off one v one against Ai.
  • Multiplayer- Mayhem solo, grid fall solo, carnado 8v8 and stockpile 8v8.
  • Full bot support.
  • Party creation fully implemented.
  • 3 bot difficulties-easy, medium and hard.
  • Stats screen.
  • Cause damage to enemy cars and run them over to score points.
  • Each character has a unique special ability.
  • Damage numbers and location pops up.
  • KO enemies by running them over or blowing the car up.
  • Eject-you can at anytime eject from the car and get in a new one.
  • Cars will spawn on platforms over the course of the game.
  • Carnado mode-get cogs from smashing your opponents then drive into the Carnado to score, but your car blows up. Highest score wins.
  • Grid fall mode-limited lives, last person standing but you can earn more respawns by eliminating others plus the floor falls away over time.

Destruction Allstars Review (PlayStation 5)

Cons:

  • In app purchases for currency.
  • Short lived.
  • Only reason to push forward is for rank or/and cosmetics.
  • Cars feel like they are made of paper.
  • Better players will dominate.
  • Confusing at first even with the tutorials.
  • Can be very hectic and hard to see obstacles.
  • Way too easy to destroy your own car on walls.
  • After an hour you have seen it all. Probably shorter than that.
  • Cheap Ai tactics.
  • Only a few locations to participate in.

Destruction Allstars Review (PlayStation 5)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.8/10

Summary

Destruction Allstars is a game that’s very much going for a Destruction Derby the game show approach. Unlike Destruction Derby, however, you can get out of your vehicle, jump onto other vehicles and attempt to wreck or steal their car, collect shards to power up your ultimate, and just go for it. The driving is good and all the boosting both sideways and forward is done via the right stick. My issues are the game to me is not that good. I found the core gameplay to be fine for a short time but the long-time appeal wanes almost instantly. You are playing the game just to level up your rank and unlock skins that are in short demand with only a handful per character. In terms of presentation, it’s really good with commentary and fireworks going off, it certainly looks the part for a game show, The look and feel are never in question and even though it seems to be going for an Overwatch or Rocket League approach it does nail its own sense of style. With only a handful of modes and locations, it has a roster but hardly any playgrounds. To be honest I think it’s more a case of I just don’t like the courses outside of the bowl and it’s not what I wanted. If it’s for you then fine but for me, I shall pass.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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