One of the “must buy” games of this month, Split/Second has just been shipped to US retailers and you can purchase the game right away in order to experience the thrills of some intense racing. Because in the game it’s not just the driving skill that matters, but also the “power meter” rating of your driver. Sounds interesting?

Well, it is since the power meter consists of deft driving and triggering power plays – explosive moments that blast away opponents or even physically alter the track!

The game takes place within a hyper-competitive reality television show with city-sized sets rigged for destruction. Each track has numerous power plays that can be strategically triggered by skilled drivers. Competitors in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track – they can trigger blockbuster action film-like explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.

Split/Second features online play for up to eight players and even split screen multiplayer, so if the AI becomes too easy for you, you’ll still be able to find a new challenge. And to see what I’m talking about, why not check out a Split/Second trailer and decide if the game deserves the buy right now?