Arctic Thunder

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This article is about the video game. For the air show, see Arctic Thunder Air Show. For the Darkthrone album, see Arctic Thunder (album).
Arctic Thunder
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Developer(s) Midway Games (Arcade)
Inland Productions (PS2, Xbox)
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Series Thunder Series
Platform(s) Arcade
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Release
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Arcade system Quantum3D Graphite

Arctic Thunder is a snowmobile racing game developed by Midway Games released as an arcade game as well as on Sony PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles, being a launch title for the latter. In the arcade version of the game, jets blow cold or hot winds, depending on the setting, in the player's face while he or she plays the game. This is a part of Midway's Thunder series, which also included Hydro Thunder, 4 Wheel Thunder, Offroad Thunder, and Hydro Thunder Hurricane. The Xbox version of this game is not currently compatible with the Xbox 360.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 Xbox
AllGame 1/5 stars[1] 2.5/5 stars[2]
EGM 2.67/10[3] N/A
Game Informer 5/10[4] 5/10[5]
GamePro 3/5 stars[6] N/A
Game Revolution D+[7] C+[8]
GameSpot 3.6/10[9] 4/10[10]
GameSpy 67%[11] 84%[12]
GameZone N/A 8.5/10[13]
IGN 3/10[14] 6/10[15]
OPM (US) 1/5 stars[16] N/A
OXM (US) N/A 5.9/10[17]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 45/100[18] 57/100[19]

The Xbox version received "mixed" reviews, while the PlayStation 2 version received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[19][18]

AllGame gave the arcade version a score of three-and-a-half stars out of five and said it was "not an unpleasant arcade diversion, and it can be quite entertaining to compete against other players. The levels are clever and distinct, and only the patented Midway cheapness and simplicity will get in the way of your enjoyment."[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Arctic Thunder (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on December 12, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Arctic Thunder (Xbox) - Review". Allgame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ EGM staff (November 2001). "Arctic Thunder (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 206. 
  4. ^ "Arctic Thunder (PS2)". Game Informer (103): 110. November 2001. 
  5. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (December 2001). "Arctic Thunder (Xbox)". Game Informer (104): 109. Archived from the original on December 1, 2003. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Tokyo Drifter (September 19, 2001). "Arctic Thunder Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sanders, Shawn (October 23, 2001). "Arctic Thunder Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Sanders, Shawn (December 2001). "Arctic Thunder - Xbox". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Davis, Ryan (October 9, 2001). "Arctic Thunder Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Davis, Ryan (December 11, 2001). "Arctic Thunder Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ Schwartzman, Cary (September 28, 2001). "Arctic Thunder". PlanetPS2. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (January 2, 2002). "Arctic Thunder (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 17, 2001). "Arctic Thunder Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (October 5, 2001). "Arctic Thunder (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ Boulding, Aaron (December 3, 2001). "Arctic Thunder (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Arctic Thunder". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 152. November 2001. 
  17. ^ "Arctic Thunder". Official Xbox Magazine: 79. March 2002. 
  18. ^ a b "Arctic Thunder for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Arctic Thunder for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  20. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Arctic Thunder (ARC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 

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