Split Second Velocity for XBOX 360 and Sony PS3.
It's hard to make racing games seem fresh or original nowadays, but not if you put a bit of thought into it - or even better some high explosives. Split/Second is a street racer, not the illegal kind but one that's show on reality TV all across the country.
Everything looks normal until someone triggers a bomb
Takedown your opponents with massive explosions
The race course can turn into a scrapyard at any moment
Only skilful driving gives you the chance to trigger an event
Knocking your opponents into the odd brick wall is a traditional part of any racing game, but here you also race to be the first to trigger huge explosions rigged all along the track. Time it right and you can not only flatten rivals with a ton of falling concrete but you can drastically alter the course of the track to your advantage.
You've got to be a skilled racer as well as a demolitions expert though, with your access to the explosions dependent on how well you're driving and what moves you can pull off. Get it right and you'll not only beat the pack, you'll flatten it.
Arcade racer : The most original racer for years mixes high speed street racing with action game explosions and deadly courses that literally explode around you.
Big brother : Race through 24 episodes of Split/Second's own in-game reality show, each with three events per show and many different race modes.
Careful drivers : From helicopters dropping bombs, to exploding oil tankers and collapsing buildings, this is the most dangerous racer ever made.
Racing pyrotechnics : Incredible graphics bring the dangers alive with enormous explosions that rock the whole course and change the shape of the track.
Multiple explosions : Amazing offline and online multiplayer modes let you test yourself against real human players using race types inspired by the single player.