May 27th, 2013

The latest Fast and Furious movie is making a killing at the box office, and in true Hollywood fashion, there’s a game to accompany the movie and squeeze a few more bucks out any sucker out there. Fast and Furious Showdown has been panned by game critics as one of the worst games this year. It’s out now on the PS3, Xbox 360, and unfortunately, the Wii U as well. Take a look at the video above and see just what passes off as a “video game” these days. Awful cut scenes, awful dialogue, awful gameplay. Looks like it was built with a game engine straight out of North Korea…

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  • Gabrielsen

    Why is this happening to the world?

  • D.M.T

    This game looks like dog shit on every console, not just Wii U. I saw the Xbox 360 version on YouTube and I was like wtf?

    Why waste your time releasing this Activison? Do you actually believe people will buy a game with PS1 graphics? Come on!!!

    • Its looks like one of those shit games you get for a $0.50 at the supermarket.

      • Tecpedz94

        It looks like one of those games you get free inside cereals boxes. I once got roller coaster tycoon in it when i was younger best purchase of cereals 😛

      • Nintyfan

        Even those games are better than this shit. Lol

    • Nintedward

      It has IOS graphics lol. The funny thing is the game is EXACTLY the same on 3DS , albeit lower resolution and in 3D.

      It looks terrible even for a 3DS game.

      • jay

        I was thinking Indie iOS graphics.

        Like those indie devs on iOS that try to make you think their games legit. Crime City/Modern War etc

    • Eric Degrechie

      Activision also made that boring Walking Dead game that is also on the Wii U. These games are making the Wii U look worse. Luckily, they dodged a bullet on Aliens Colonial Marines.

      • thedeciderU

        yeah, but the walking dead was a multi-platform release too. i have to admit i’m kind of glad aliens did not come to wii u. just one more thing for people to bitch about haha

    • Kyle Berger

      it looks fun in the beginning driving part but that’s all that I saw. the game looks pretty crappy though.

      • Josiah Parsons

        *smirks sheepishly*
        it does actually look kind of fun. just don’t buy it.

    • Eesh. The cut scene graphics at first weren’t actually that bad… then the actual game loaded… Actually, to be fair, the graphics during a race are significantly better than what the PS1 could achieve. Reminded me a bit more of Dreamcast / NAOMI level graphics or early Playstation 2 graphics.

      • thedeciderU

        agree, people fail to remember how rough most ps1 graphics look. i don’t care though, i have silent hill and other classics in my collection!

    • Frank

      This wouldn’t even be passable on the SNES with the super fx 2 chip! it’s that bad

  • looks like crap! 🙁

  • htrhr

    GTA 1 on PS1 is even better. No sarcasm!

    • Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing even looks better than this.

      • Nintedward

        Super Mario bros , NES ?

        • Mr. Hobo

          No modern game can compete with retro graphics. 🙂

      • Ben Kapferer

        Well, I’m not surprised, since Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is the most realistic reverse-driving-into-infinity simulator of all time.

  • Ah sweet! A new PlayStation One game 😀 …. wait… this is a modern game?… ._. …. Dear god…. and I thought 2012 had some pretty bad games ._. …

    • jay

      PlayStation ONE game?

      Ha! I thought this was an Xbox One game.

      • Opps, My bad. I must have misspelt it.

      • atl hawks


  • Morits Lian

    Graphics: What
    Physics: So realistic I guess humans can flap their arms and fly
    Gameplay: Hideous
    Voice acting: nope.avi
    Overall: Don’t buy.

    • Let me fix that for you –
      Graphic: What graphics?
      Physics: BIRD PEOPLE!!
      Gameplay: Big Rigs is better
      Overall: BURN IT!! BURN THE DEMON OUT!!

      • dr scoobie

        the physics is actually highly realistic if you assume that everything is filled with helium.

        • Morits Lian

          One can not explain how accurate this is.

      • darkstar18


      • Actually, in fast and furious, the over use of green house gases from the cars have caused humans to evolve into bird men

      • thedeciderU

        the physics look like cruisin’ usa on N64

      • Morits Lian

        Nailed it.

  • sdmac200600

    lol activision, as much as I can’t stand EA, let them stick to making the racing games please.

    • ItzameyaToad

      I agree Activision should stick to making Call of Duty and other ip’s they have there greedy hands on (Crash Bandicoot, I believe Spyro etc.)

  • uPadWatcher

    Best choice of options: Either buy Need for Speed: Most Wanted U or wait for Mario Kart U and/or Project CARS.

    • D.M.T

      The two options for us Wii U owners are Sonic All Star Racing and Project CARS.

      Wii U owners should stay away from EA games. It’s sad because I wanted to buy Most Wanted U but EA are talking too much shit about Wii U

      • DWraySweZ

        thats the truth… i wont even play the new star wars games when they arereleased on Wii U cause they are made by EA… and thats going to suck cause, i want to support wii u and star wars but not EA.

        • Mario

          But Disney is working on that game as well. Right? I mean, even if EA is a bad company in my eyes, Disney isn’t. I would get the game to support Disney. Not EA. (Even if means giving them cash they don’t deserve. And by “they” I mean EA. Again).

      • Shaun Kessel

        and mario kart

        • Frank

          This game make Sonic R look like a masterpiece; and that game has headache-inducing graphics, poor controls, and non-racing music.

          • Frank

            bad comparison?

          • Arthur Jarret

            Tails doll downvoted you. Stay awake tonight.

      • darkstar18

        lol just buy the game used they wont make any money from that right?

        • D.M.T

          You’re right!!! I will buy it used 😀

        • Ben Kapferer

          This would also be a good opportunity for that WiiKey U once it comes out, if you really wanted to spite EA.

      • Nintedward

        I sold my copies of ME3 and NFSMWU :/ as soon as they started with their horrifically unprofessional attitude.

        • Richard Yates

          Thats a shame criterion made a fun game for us. pesky EA……destroyed CnC they did…poor westwood studios.

        • thedeciderU

          was NFSMWU good? i’ve heard mostly good things about it, but just can’t get myself to buy it. just got RE: Revelations (instead) on wii u and enjoying it. raid mode is pretty awesome too.

      • val berger

        It’s a great game and that should be more important for gamers. If EA suddenly starts releasing only really good games, then they would’ve earned some support, no matter how they’re selling it. Of course there are a bunch of idiots leading that company, but apart from that, Criterion is an amazing studio that has earned some support and not buying a game like this won’t really change this whole situation for the better but making it worse.

      • teknik1200

        Considering EA is on the move to eliminate used game sales buying used would be advisable!

        That’s my plan and in the mean time I’ll be hunting monsters.

    • jay

      Mario Kart is a baby gaeme so I’ll go with NFS.

      NFS is tough and will get me laid…. even though females prefer Mario Kart…..

      • The Clockwork Being

        Everyone who downvoted must not get sarcasm

        • jay

          Because they’re used to people actually making these comments… Sad 🙁

        • There’s a difference between effective sarcasm… and “really bad joke sarcasm”

          This one fell square on the side of “really bad joke there jay”

      • Kyle Berger

        I don’t know if that’s sarcastic, but Mario kart is definitely not a baby game. I know 50 year old men who play that game on the original Wii in their spare time.

        • [000]

          Well, you could have read The Clockwork Being’s comment, since that’s been there for 4 hours.

  • Dmitry Bachilo

    I don’t see it in eShop, is it out in Europe as well or just USA? Maybe we’ll dodge the bullet after all :-)))

    • dr scoobie

      nintendo has standards…

  • Johny

    nothing new… 90% of games made after movies straight SUCK

    • Streakin-Cobra

      except for spiderman excluding 3 kinda

      • darkstar18


    • jay

      Back in the SNES days movie games were awesome!!

      Aladdin, Jurassic Park, The Lion King…

  • Jon


  • JB

    What the…?? Oh this is so, so sad. There are iOS and Android games that look tons better than this piece of garbage. I hope the poor soul who uploaded this video was able to get a refund…

    • Nintedward

      lol. This is why I nerd out and read reviews and do research before dropping cash on games! That way I’m very very rarely disapointed.

      I’m not one of those D-bags who thinks anything less than a 9/10 is a bad score lol.

      • JB

        Right! I do the same thing… Well unless it’s a Zelda or Mario. Those are instabuys naturally!

        • Nintedward

          Yeah , certain franchises merit an auto purchase. For example when Mario tennis open was getting crappy reviews like 5’s and 6’s I bought it and low and behold , loved it!

  • ItzameyaToad

    Yeah… not sure why people still buy licensed movie games especially from Activision the second worst company when it comes to innovation. I say rent movie games cause there are a few diamonds in the ruff but don’t expect an apology/refund if you buy it full price.

    • JB

      Exactly! Though I can’t think of one licensed movie game that has been even remotely good, save Goldeneye (which still holds up as an extremely fun game even to this day)

      • ItzameyaToad

        Yeah there are only a few licensed movie titles that I have played, the Lord of the Ring’s games on PS2 where actually kind of good back when I played them. But yeah ia agree the only really good Movie licensed game is Goldeneye. Speaking of Goldeneye you might find this vid of the Game Grumps on Youtube interesting

        They have ex-Rare music composer Grant Kirkhope on and he talks about his work on Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie series etc. Really pretty interesting, and funny.

      • Kyle Berger


  • ancientgamer

    no way a game based on a movie was crap alert the media……..

    • Shaise Mughal

      Could it be? Maybe LJN is back! That developer who used to make movie video games on the NES, according to AVGN, all their movie adaptions were awful, maybe they’re here in disguise as Activison!

  • Sam

    Thumbs down.

  • Glovechicken

    It’s funny how your car doesn’t even flinch when it crashes into the other cars. Are they made out of aluminium or something?!

  • Sidney Majurie

    Dreamcast… is that you?

    • thedeciderU

      tokyo extreme racer was a good game.

      • Sidney Majurie

        Yep and it looks and plays better than this crud 😀

  • john

    Looks like a low-end PS2 game.

  • dr scoobie

    what the hell are those cars made out of?!?

    • Kyle Berger

      hey look another chemist! 🙂

  • Nintendofreak

    this game is so bad that it almost like EA made it

    • Josiah Parsons

      ooh. burn.

  • Joseph Parsons

    LOOK LIKE THAT ON MY PS3 TO . Fast and Furious Showdown JUST LOOK LIKE SHIT

    • From what I have seen it is not only bad looking but the whole gameplay is bad too on top of a pretty horrid storyline/objective

  • devmiles

    pile of vomit game

  • tronic307

    Wow, looks like they worked all night to make that game… Last night.

  • Petri

    Activision is getting a tad too confident on the popularity of CoD.

  • Sora Morp

    That awful lip sync much worse than SA2 lyp sinc

  • darkstar18

    This game almost looks as bad as the Xbox 1..

  • jay

    Tough manly storyline?




    Screw Pikmin 3 this H@rdc0r3!!

    • The Clockwork Being

      ya brhaz best gamx of tha yers brah. H@rdc0r3!!! thais gamx owns(sarcasm intended)

    • Ben Kapferer

      Said no one ever.

  • Did anyone expect this game to be good?? If was Activision I would be embarrassed to have my name on this game..

  • Micks610

    HOLY CRAP!!!
    Dees Graphics!!! I wanna get it ASAP!!!!
    -Said no one ever.

  • Mario

    No offense, but this game looks a bit unrealistic to be on consoles like this one. It doesn’t even have good graphics at all! I seen games more realistic then that!

    • Nikko Ybanez

      Like Super Mario 64?

      • Mario

        True. But it did have good gameplay.

        • Nikko Ybanez

          Sonic 06 also had good gameplay! At least, compared to this game.

          • Mario

            True. Although, I never played the game. But the gameplay did look good on the videos I saw in Youtube.

  • FlyingBoat

    never even heard of this game. maybe its skipping aus. horah!

  • Nikko Ybanez

    ….I saw the first 3.5 minutes of this game and paused…. seriously, what the fuck? Looks like a game for N64, Xbox, and PS1, not Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3! And the controls look as simple as creating a hoverboard.

  • ancientgamer

    to kinda quote homer simpson its the worst game of 2013 so far

  • H8ersBH8n

    In the words of Bill from Left 4 Dead, “WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT”….

  • Dez

    What the hell did I just see!?

    @disqus_pZ3Nj2eriW:disqus Disney makes plenty of money as is, trust me their gaming division is a joke and just an afterthought. You’d think with Bill Roper in charge that they might make quality products, but it is obvious Disney doesn’t give a damn about gaming, they haven’t invested anything or tried to develop a game seriously. Epic Mickey was the last thing they did and it was plagued by terrible issues.

    EA always publishes for whoever it can and if you cave and buy anything with an EA label, you are just encouraging EA to keep doing this crap. They’ve always released crap and always will. So long as someone wastes money on their crappy games, they’ll never change and keep exploiting the consumer. Their crappy sports games, their greed trashing decent games, etc. Not to mention EA has to treat their employees worse than anyone. Many small studios are barred from the industry be EA and if they get in, EA usually buys them and they are either a hit or a bust. EA will leave them swamped with debt if they are not instantly making a ton of money, not to mention EA always releases incomplete games.
    EA is struggling financially at the moment and I say keep it up and make those bastards realize we aren’t going to take their crap anymore. Death to EA! I don’t even know what more I can say about this Fast and Furious game though, it is just plain retarded.

  • di g

    man which one is worse this piece of shit or aliens colonial marines

  • Anthony Stewart

    You mean worst game on any console in 2 years of looking at in reviews I’ve never seen them give a 2.5

    • Anthony Stewart

      Ign not in

  • Nicolas Dorion

    lol even too lazy to translate the english voice into french

  • NintendoNoob

    This has only one good feature in the game. That’s being able to turn off your Wii U and burning the game

  • dylanbob121

    why does 2013 have so many bad games?

  • The North Korea part was kinda unnecessary.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    When the people were talking, it made me think of that block dude in “Bowser’s inside story” xD
    Just when I thought Activision couldn’t possible get any worse….THIS HAPPENS.
    Also “lol” to how the cars just fly up when you hit them xD

  • Looks like a Dreamcast game…

    • Nothing5555

      No way I have a Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi looks better and is probably 100x more fun.

  • discuss

    “This year will be the year of the games”

    This looks like an EA game.

  • Frank

    Pros- faithful to the source material, lots of cars, can tweak cars, you can change difficulty.

    Cons- Outdated graphics, repetitive gameplay, awkward controls, sleep-inducing loading screens, awful modeling, terrible cut scenes and dialogue, you can advance regardless if you fail, some elements aren’t from the movie, physics are unrealistic. the list goes on and on
    Verdict- Don’t buy, rent, loan, borrow, steal, or own this game in any way shape or form.

    • The Clockwork Being

      LOOOOOL best verdict ever

    • Kyle Berger

      …steal. who would steal this?

      • Frank

        you’d be surprised, Me? I’d rather play GoldenEye on the N64, one of the few Movie games that’s actually GOOD!

        • Kyle Berger

          I liked goldeneye on the Wii also. that game is amazing.

          • Frank

            It’s not awful in any way, but it felt like a reimagining trying to regain lost glory; didn’t have that wow factor the N64 version did.

  • Bart Subelack

    the Cruis’n series on the N64 even looks better!
    Hell my own shit has a better taste than this

  • Gabe Hoffman

    NFSMW>This godforsaken licensed turd of a game

  • Stephan

    I love the fact that you’re the equivalent of Super Sonic on the road. Nearly indestructable and easy to lose control.

  • Wow, give North Korea more credit. I’m sure that they just steal engines from other companies.

    Is this a mobile game ported to consoles?

  • Mr. Hobo

    Lol. The penalty for hitting a car is losing one kph.

  • Super Buu

    This game makes my very soul tremble.

  • Nintyfan

    Lol, worst cutscenes EVER.

  • Kamon

    Looks like one of those EA games that used to come glued to your Rice Krispie cereal box.

  • edwincarp

    I’m impressed. I thought graphics technology had come so far that developers could get away with poor quality games to some extent, but this game actually does remind me so much of a very poor quality 6th generation game.

  • wiiu4life

    Why the hell does the title say Wii U and not worst game of 2013?

  • Christopher Coonan

    I’m no graphics whore, but that is unacceptable for a retail console release these days.

  • brian murphy

    the other game sucked too i figured this one would suck also cause i never heard anyone talk much about it and it suddenly appeared just like way of the dogg

  • malwoong

    Hello Big Rigs!!!

  • fireheartis1

    What is everybody complaining about? This game looks freaking awesome to the max. I love when modern games look a little retro it gives them a certain flavor of cool. I bought Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on the Wii because I liked the cartoony retro graphics. I think I will be buying this game as well, and no I’m not trolling I’m actually serious about this game looks awesome.

  • This just proves that the PS1 won that console war. I mean, if people are still making games for it, then it must have won. Wait- this is new?

  • HypocritesRROD

    Kinect sports is the worst Xbox(RROD) game ever. Waving your limbs around like a retarded person.

  • HypocritesRROD

    Kinect Sports is the worst game in history. Waving your hands around like a crazy person. Kinect is retarded… RROD.

  • Arnold Stallone

    Another great game that justifies the +400$ paid for the console. And this game is much better than the future gran turismo 6, of course.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    What Activision releasing an unfinished, poorly made, uninspired cash-in!? Never!!!
    They’re getting more like EA every day, let’s hope a few decent games make it through like their upcoming Crash Bandicoot Wii U game.

  • val berger

    Activision is becoming a real plague for the industry.

  • Veries Seals

    In my Darth Vadar voice “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

  • Jason Wilkins

    This video looks like it was filmed on a 1080p Potato

  • John Madsen

    ha ha ha ha ha it’s barbie doll cutscenes this should be called barbie racers

    • Paul Phillips

      Hey this “game” makes a mockery of the good work done in “my horse and me 2”! Best game on the xbox 😉

  • Sam

    That’s gotta be on the iPhone. The graphics are too bad. ;P

  • Marius Valasinas

    It’s definetely the worst looking I’ve seen on Wii U

  • grandlx2

    N64 games looked better.

  • Falcon

    Looks like a beta for an old Game Cube Game :/

    • david daniel wharton camacho

      looks like ps2 cough cough cough

  • Veliki N

    It,s movie franchise, what’d you expect. Never buy a movie franchize game. they’re all shit. Stick to real games.

    • 1ird

      How do you manage to use franchise twice and spell it wrong only one time?

  • Dan

    I don’t think I would go as far back as the PS1 generation, but this title definitely screams PS2 graphics- everything from how the people look in the cut scenes to the actual gameplay. Maybe this was originally intended for a PS2 release as well so they just developed for the lowest common denominator and ported it over for the current gen consoles??

  • Aqua Team

    Is this iPhone Garbage? Lol