- Platforms: 3DO, Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis, Sony Playstation, Sega CD, PC
- Release date: 1995
- Watch videos of Road Rash on the GameBlaster64 Youtube channel
This game was made during the era where Electronic Arts (EA) games were actually worth something. Long before they became risk-averse, DRM-laden, mindless drivel, they made games like Syndicate, Need for Speed, and Road Rash. If you consider yourself a gamer but you haven't played Road Rash yet, then you may want to reconsider your self-title.
Everything about Road Rash is awesome. From the soundtrack, to the graphics, to the gameplay, this game is an instant classic. When it arrived on the scene in the mid-90s it was the first game to feature surround sound. It also had mind-melting (for the time) 3D graphics and really funny cutscenes (FMV on disc-based systems).
I know that FMV is a taboo subject with gamers, but, when done right, they can add a lot of value to any game. Compare Road Rash and Sewer Shark and you'll see the difference.
Road Rash is one of videogames' most underrated series and is one of the most deserving of a solid reboot. Not many people bring it up in conversation, but when it comes up, everyone's played it and has fond memories of it. A good part (for those of you who are looking to pick it up) is that it's available on a ton of platforms and should be relatively easy to find.
The game is simple. It's a motorcycle race where you're able to attack your rivals, passers-by, and pesky police officers who attempt to dampen your high-speed fun. Weapons include chains, bats, fists, and feet.
Have fun with this one :)