The overhead or 3/4 view driving genre is loaded with classics, including R.C. Pro-Am and Rock ‘n Roll Racing. None of them give the satisfaction of driving, or the responsiveness of Scrap Metal. Turning, flipping through corners, and dodging other vehicles has never felt like an extension of the controller. Even before you upgrade your junker car and it slides excessively, you still feel naturally in control.
Set up in a series of races on various tracks, modes vary from survival challenges, basic races, destruction derbies, and more. Surviving is the weak link as, let’s face it, dodging is nowhere near as fun as blowing stuff up. Revving machine guns and missile launchers? That is a blast. Four-player online is hectic enough to keep player occupied, and local play is supported as well. Hopefully some DLC will beef this one up, especially in terms of tracks.