Put your hands on the wheel in Fast & Furious Takedown, race, and build a roster of jacked up rides!
Evade helicopters and race through brutal courses that require extreme precision and reflexes.
Compete and race against drivers from around the world and dominate the leaderboards!
Fast & Furious is arguably one of the biggest movie franchises today. Fans from around the world loved Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, and even Dwayne Johnson managed to inject new life into it. That said, Fast & Furious Takedown is a game based on the franchise, and it features many licensed cars with some take straight from the film. You’ll also compete with some of the characters, like Luke, Tej, and Letty. With that said, should you give the game a shot or are you better off racing in other tracks? Let’s find out what it has to offer:
Fast & Furious Takedown is an arcade racer with one-touch controls and played on landscape mode. It has the feel of old-school racers like Hot Wheels on the PlayStation 1, where speed and destruction go hand-in-hand. The primary goal of most races is to finish first. However, you’re also tasked to smash other cars and put them off the road while hitting checkpoints. Moreover, you will also end up evading helicopters and destroying environmental aspects. However, don’t expect to race through a falling building or going up against a tank.
Fast & Furious Takedown’s progression is done through taking a series of missions. These involve you racing on street track against another character. Once the race is over, you’re granted rewards. In certain intervals, you’re given a new car while most of the time, you’ll receive the game’s version of the free and paid currency. You’ll end up using these to take upgrade your cars or get new ones. Apart from the missions, there’s also a versus mode where you will race against players from other parts of the world. We’re not sure whether you’re racing in real-time or against a CPU character, but nevertheless, it’s still a lot of fun.
There are two control modes. The first involves swerving your thumb, while the other requires you to tap both sides of the screen to decide which direction to steer. The thumb steering takes a little long to get used to. Though you’ll receive ample time to practice in the tutorials, you might end up crashing more than you want to. When in the middle of a race, Fast & Furious Takedown shines. You can drift and even send your car mid-air. Doing these will fill up your boost bar which you can activate by swiping up (when using thumb controls). Destroying environments and other cars may slow you down, but it feels oddly satisfying to do so.
In terms of presentation though, Fast & Furious Takedown looks lackluster. Even on small, five-inch device, it looks like a game that’s over five years old. It’s unlike most mainstream PC and console titles whose visuals and sound elements look and feel like the real thing.
Overall, Fast & Furious Takedown is a decent arcade racer fans of the movie franchise would want to try out. Underneath its lackluster presentation lies an experience that entertains and doesn’t disappoint. Give it a shot, race to get on top of the leaderboards, and take down enemies on the race track!