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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Thom Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Wreckfest is a racing game where you aim to destroy other people's cars. It focuses on demolition modes with classic American muscle cars and other unusual vehicles. Rather than racing, this is a physical challenge with cars crammed onto a small track, bumping and battling it out to get to first place.

Along with survival races on tracks, in demolition mode you aim to be the last car standing in an arena brawl. Wreckfest models the physics of the cars, impacts and damage accurately to not only display the state of things, but to adjust performance of your vehicle as it loses traction, gears and body parts.

The three modes in Wreckfest are career, multiplayer and custom events. In Career you win races to earn currency to spend on customisations, upgrades and repairs to keep your beaten-up car going. Multiplayer mode is played online friends, in demolition derby style. Finally, custom events give you the freedom to pick a course, duration, types of cars, opponents and modes.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/06/2018, updated in 2019

Price: 33% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1 (16 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting and Race

Developer: Bug Bear Games (@BugBearGames)




Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 16-player online game. You're able to play with up to 16 people online, given that the chosen mode supports that, guaranteeing some hilarious and competitive gameplay.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence occurs when you collide with another vehicle, knocking their driver flying and running over their ragdoll-like bodies as you career around the arena. Blood and injuries are not depicted.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Themes.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players may not be able to be competitive but there is still a lot of fun, driving around and hitting into other cars. There's a skill to damaging other vehicles but youngsters can have fun with the "realistic" damage mode that makes things funny and fragile. Racing around on a motorised couch/sofa is always a hit with kids.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Wreckfest usually costs £24.99 to £44.99. 


Wreckfest PlayStation 5 Version

PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99

Wreckfest: Complete Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £44.99

Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last.

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
Additional content for Wreckfest includes:
  • Season Pass 1 - 20 new cars the Bandit Ripper V8, 20 roof decorations and a Car customization pack with new armour, rims and more.

Packs included in the Season Pass 1 can also be purchased individually:
  • Rusty Rats Car Pack - Raiden RS car.
  • Goofy Roofs Pack - 20 new items including hats, rockets and explosives.
  • Steel & Wheels Pack - Heavy Armour: Bumpers, Side Protectors, Roll cages and Wheels, Exhausts and Spoilers.
  • Banger Racing Car Pack - 3 cars: Hearse, Stock and Sweeper car.
  • Retro Rammers Car Pack - 3 cars: Wingman, Buggy and Bumper car.
  • Backwoods Bangers Car Pack - 3 cars: Outlaw, Hornet and Honey Pot car.
  • Modified Monsters Car Pack - 5 cars: Monster Truck, Military Pickup Truck, Dragstar, Mini and Pig Car.
  • American All-Stars Car Pack - 3 cars: Grand Duke, Wild King and Little thrasher.

Packs included in the Season Pass 2 can also be bought individually:
  • Getaway Car Pack - 3 cars: Bullet, Razor and Cardinal.
  • Racing Heroes Car Pack - 3 cars: Raven, Stellar and Speedy.
  • Reckless Car Pack - 3 cars: Gorbie, Blade and Stepvan.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Wreckfest Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BugBearGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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