Last Month we ran a Competition to win three copies of the new Nail’d Computer game, available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Well done to those who won, and we even squeezed a quick glance, so here is my review of the Xbox version.
Nail’d is an extreme racing game from Deep Silver, its a fast paced game where players choose between an ATV quad bike or a motocross dirtbike. Both with their pros and cons.
The game doesn’t take itself too seriously and instead concentrates on good graphics and fun gameplay. It flows with fast paced, adrenaline fuelled action as you career round maps on the tournament mode, gaining unlockable items for your weapon of choice. There is also a ‘Go Off-Road’ mode, which allows you to try out all the tracks available with the game and create custom tournaments, which are all pleasing.
However the gem of this game is the online play. The satisfaction of pushing another human player off course as you drive like a mentalist around a woodland course is on a par with blowing someones head off at 200 yds playing Call of Duty, I could only fit in an hour or so playing it last night but It looks like I may lose out on prestiging on my beloved Black Ops to bask in some DirtBike glory. The only down side in my opinion is the lack of split screen functionality, there is nothing better on a racing game like this than 4 fully grown men fighting over who can pull the best stunts – always leads to tears, that would push it to be a top top game in its genre. However I think I can let them off this time. It won’t match up to the Gran Turismos of this world on driving quality, but it beats it twice over on the fun factor. Also with an awesome soundtrack with the likes of Slipknot, Rise Against and Queens of the Stone age to name a few this has a soundtrack that would be welcomed on any rock fans iPod. A game I will definitely be keeping in my game collection and go back to time and time again.
Go get Nail’d.
Youngsy Score 7/10 (Would have been 8/10 if there was a multi-player option)
Available on Amazon.