Split/Second features Power Plays, where racers make smooth moves like drifting or timed runs to earn energy. Then, at key moments, that energy unleashes a Power Play - a cinematic moment where massive destruction is dealt to opponents (i.e., a helicopter drops ordinance on other racers). It's fun, and it's exciting to see how Power Plays affect opponents, and sometimes you.
RATING E for Everyone
PLOT Another racing game
DETAILS Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $60; PC, $40
BOTTOM LINE Thin in content but thick in mayhem