Street Trace: NYC - Xbox Live Arcade review

In the post-apocalyptic hoverboard-racing future, creativity is dead

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Online play

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    Upgradeable weapons

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    You don't have to buy it


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    Over-complicated control

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    Awful characters

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    Limited replayability

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Sept 4, 2007

The apocalypse has come and gone, and the world is in ruins. Perhaps the greatest tragedy, though, is not the mass property damage or (presumably) the staggering loss of life, but more what the survivors have decided to do with the time left them. They’re wasting away their days playing a crappy extreme sport involving fidgety hoverboards, boring arenas and awful techno music.

Street Trace is like SSX meets Twisted Metal, but not even a fraction as cool as that sounds. And the reason, first and foremost, is that the game controls really, really poorly. The hoverboards are zippy and nimble, but turning is a ridiculous chore, made worse by the fact that the only way to take a sharp turn is to hit the “brakes” and become a sitting duck for a few seconds as you reposition yourself.

More info

DescriptionThis is a hover board racing and arena battle game from Gaia Industries Inc. set against the urban wasteland of future New York City.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Rating Pending"
UK censor rating""