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Fast & Furious: Showdown
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by Peter Willington 10/6/2013
Product: Fast & Furious: Showdown
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Format: 3DS
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Once again, Activision has demonstrated very little faith in its handheld offerings, pushing out Fast & Furious: Showdown with very little fanfare.

You'd be forgiven for assuming that this stealth launch is an attempt to slip the game past the critics and straight into the waiting arms of the fans, but that wouldn't be entirely fair. While it's not perfect, Fast & Furious: Showdown is enjoyable enough at its core.

If it weren't so marred by frustrating flaws this would be a lovely racer. As it stands, it deserves only a very qualified recommendation - if that. ...
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Summary
It's not flashy, fast, or furious enough to satisfy fans of the series on which it's based, and it's got too many flaws to recommend to a wide audience. But there's a grain of excellence here struggling to be seen
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 3
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 4
Overall: 5
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