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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Destruction AllStars is a futuristic combat-destruction sports game. You compete in teams in a destruction derby arena battle and slam into other players' cars to disable them. It's Robot Wars and Battle Bots in style complete with special weapons and spinning discs. Here though, you can also get out of the cars as a last ditch attempt to survive.

Like Rocket League, you need to learn the mechanics of the cars as well as make use of the arena architecture and hazards. Out of the cars, Fortnite, you can attack the vehicles with special attacks, turn on additional hazards and even cling to the roofs of cars while they drive.

You score points by the size of the collisions. This means you need to keep momentum going until you need it. Then, when you eject, you race to find a new vehicle before you are mowed down by other drivers. On foot each character has different powers to when they are in a vehicle. Again, you need to use these wisely if you are to find your way to another car and get back in the match.

The vehicles each perform differently and can trigger special offensive or defensive moves. This is a brash exuberant and full-contact sport, but the damage is limited to the cars rather than the people.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/02/2021

Platforms: PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1 (16 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Lucid Games Ltd (@LucidGamesLtd)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 16-player online game. One of the modes sees two teams of four go head-to-head in online play, one per console.
  • Mayhem: Is a 16 player all vs all.
  • Gridfall: Is a last man standing mode while the arena falls apart.
  • Carnado: Is an 8 vs 8 point scoring mode.
  • Stockpile: Is a 8 vs 8 mode where you must get out of you car to collect points.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. This game contains depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. Drivers can leave their vehicles and roam the arena on foot. This leaves them open to attacks from competitors, who may run them over or leave their own vehicles to attack them on foot. Reactions to violence are unrealistic in nature. When a character is run over by a car, their body is thrown a long distance. However, they do not let out any cries of pain and nor do they show any visible wounds. When a character is attacked by another character who has left their vehicle, they flash brightly and their body limply falls to the floor, after which they quickly respawn.
 
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 and Violence.

Account Rating

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 5.
 

CostsCosts

Destruction AllStars usually costs £17.99 to £34.99.
 

Destruction AllStars

Destruction Allstars Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
 
You can purchase modes and story moments using the currency you purchase with real money. You can also buy new outfits for your characters.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Destruction AllStars Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
Although this is an online game, you choose difficulty level to fine tune the match making to include computer players at your level. You can choose between easy, medium, and high difficulty levels. It is worth increasing slowly as you get used to the game and how the characters and arenas work.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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