Famous film wrecks recreated in Split/Second

Midnight Run

Unarmored car versus an armed ruthless helicopter?! For what it lacks in fairness, Air Strike mode makes up for in missile-dodging fun.

Die Hard with a Vengeance

During one of the greatest movie openings of all time, a New York montage is abruptly interrupted by a street level explosion that sends cars diving into the air like they were kicking off a poolside musical number. Take note of anything lining Split/Second’s environment that looks like it may contain flammable liquids. It usually does.

Live Free or Die Hard

Somehow, taking out a helicopter with a car is actually more believable in Split/Second? So while, it may not be an accurate recreation of the movie, both my inner game nerd and inner movie dork fought to bring this fact to light: The helicopter takedown in the fourth Die Hard film actually apes from final boss battle in the Die Hard with a Vengeance game!

Above: Long dormant controversy!


Bringing the environment down around you means a lot of falling structures, and pulling off a successful one involves timing and practice. Plus, when you’re on the receiving end, just about all of them feature a sweet spot to aim for so you can coast through unharmed. If you somehow remember Burt Reynolds outrunning a collapsing tower in his 1978 serenade to stuntmen, try the above scenario occurring every 30 seconds. No mustache required!

Vanishing Point

Above: Wrecking balls, dump trucks, cranes, and even planes all have it out for you

Even seemingly dormant construction equipment can turn lethal at 80mph. Kowalski found out the hard way, but you’ve been warned!

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  • cyclone306 - May 28, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    Haven't played the game, neat article though...I just finished the podcast today (a little late due to Ep100) So here is my moral support. This exact type of article is why I read GamesRadar.
  • jimmdogg - May 25, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    This was impossible to find.
  • mEgAzD - May 23, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    Great article. It's nice how you can get these scenes from films done in Split/Second.
  • Tenfey - May 23, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    Not really interested in this game, but leaving a comment because Chris was sad. Stiff upper lip Mr. Antista.
  • Spybreak8 - May 23, 2010 5:22 a.m.

    Listened to Tdar 102 and had to find this article and comment. Man it was burried, my main opinion why some articles don't get as many comments (not views) as others. I'm a big movie guy myself, studied media studies at University at Buffalo, and I liked this article a lot. I'm also a big game guy myself as I studied Game Art & Design from the Art Institute Online so I'd say I was your target audience on this one haha.
  • MyUsernameIsLongerThanChrisAntistasPenis - May 22, 2010 5:16 p.m.

    I bought this game off of your reccomendations and it's absolutly amazing. Just wanted to say thanks Chris, I would have probably passed this up if you didn't say such great things about it.
  • RabidZombies - May 22, 2010 1:12 p.m.

    Great article! I played the demo countless times before release and couldn't be happier the game. Hopefully it sells well so Disney will make a sequel.
  • Grif - May 22, 2010 6:36 a.m.

    I'd love to try to recreate them if I had the game.
  • SenatorPepper - May 22, 2010 4:31 a.m.

    But can you recreate the stakeout in "Mitchell"?
  • philipshaw - May 20, 2010 9:03 a.m.

    Good article, I had the Die Hard with a vengance game. It wasn't great
  • Embolado - May 20, 2010 7:09 a.m.

    The last pic reminds me Gone in 60 seconds movie.
  • KREATIVEassassin - May 20, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    I'm commenting on a Chris Antista article! GOOD JOB, Chris! I just downloaded the demo to Split Second and it's awesome!
  • squidhead442 - May 19, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    I would have never realized these. This sounds like the kind of racer I could use right now too. Thank you sir!
  • batman5273 - May 19, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    good article!!
  • TheWoolyMammoth - May 19, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    And that's another thing, it's SO effing nice to play a racer that doesn't have licensed music for once. It gives the game some added personality and shows off more creativity, IMO.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - May 19, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Some videos would have been alot cooler for this article. I was interested in Split/Second but blur and modnation racers were some good competitors. I decided on Modnation Racers and i can't wait til May 25. Oh wait I have Red Dead Redemption maybe i can wait. recaptcha: squalls strongly
  • TheWoolyMammoth - May 19, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    I LOVE me some Split/Second. Even though I played the demo to death, I still love the drama of that plane coming down and taking out several people.

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