PurePlaystation - 9.3/10
Onrush is one of those games that reinvents the wheel, successfully and entertainingly so. You’ll come to realize that a racer could be so much fun yet so different in content. The intense gameplay and truly unique game modes make this an experience worth trying. After all, how many racing games can you say have MOBA-like abilities for their vehicles? If you’re even a small fan of the genre this game should be on your PS4 until the next generation arrives.
TwinFinite - 9/10
Onrush’s blend of classic arcade racing, stunning visuals, and online team-based shooter ideas make it unique enough to stand out even against the competition of old. It’s an unconventional idea, but it’s the most fun you’re likely to have with a racing game this generation.
TechRaptor - 9/10
Gameplay is king, and Onrush knows exactly how to push my buttons. This is the arcade driving experience I’ve been waiting for, a magnum opus of carnage that moves the genre forward. The mixture of FPS-style heroes and objective gameplay really works, giving the game a solid foundation that is easily expanded upon. EA may have reminded the world of the joy of virtual demolition derbies, but it is Codemasters that paves the way forward. Long live the king of the road.
Eurogamer - Recommended
Onrush is odd, upbeat and inventive - and once you’ve got your head into its peculiar rhythm, it’s mostly excellent too.
SlasherJPC Video Review - 9/10
IGN Italy - 8.5/10
OnRush is an exhilarating, old-school arcade racer… with both its feet firmly planted in the new “online multiplayer” millennium. It needs more depth in its class system and more modes, but it’s fun as hell.
CulturedVultures - 8.5/10
Onrush is a lot of things. It’s brash, bold, experimental, but most importantly, really good fun to play.
Destructoid - 8/10
Onrush could use some refinement when it comes to its modes but its core is strong, and the foundation is set for a great arcade racer. I’m anxious to see how it evolves and if people will really pick up on the class-based system enough to explore it past the first few weeks of launch, but for now I’m happy boosting off of a cliff and doing sweet flips on a motorcycle to earn points.
Hardcore Gamer - 8/10
Onrush is the finest off-road racer ever made. The core gameplay is fast-paced and does everything that made the Motorstorm series great, but with far more refined controls.
God is a Geek - 8/10
Onrush takes the team-based multiplayer of Overwatch and combines it with a blend of Motorstorm and Burnout, creating one of the most unique and fun arcade driving games of this generation.
Eurogamer Italy - 8/10
Onrush is one of the most entertaining arcade experiences we tried in recent years, and we could barely stop playing it. On another note, it might require a lot of constant support to not become stale shortly after launch.
TheSixthAxis - 8/10
There’s a little bit of everything in Onrush, from racers to shooters, from destruction derbies to sports games. If you were expecting a sequel to MotorStorm, Onrush won’t be for you, but give it a chance and its clever blend of different genres can draw you into its unrelenting vehicular action.
USGamer - 8/10
Onrush makes a bid to revive the arcade racing genre with this wonderfully unique title. It’s a little bit Motorstorm, a little bit Burnout, a little bit SSX. It’s a beautiful game, with a selection of amazing tracks full of jumps, drops, and takedowns. Onrush is at times too chaotic and busy, but in the end it’s damned exciting.
WccTech - 8/10
MeriStation - 7.8/10
HobbyConsolas - 7.5/10
Onrush is an authentic madness, which is fun and vibrant. Although it seems that this is a long-term proposal that will depend on the support of the community.
ThisGenGaming - 7.5/10
ONRUSH is a fantastically fun game that reminds us why we love to get behind the virtual wheel and boost/takedown our way through the opposition. I may have come over as too negative with those last few remarks though, because it’s by no means a perfect game. I absolutely had a lovely time with it and in fact, I’d rather be playing more of it instead of writing this review, but I can’t help but raise the red flag on the few major issues it has. If Codemasters manages to tackle some of these, you can add a few half points to the score at the end of this review.
ErasedCitzens - 7.5/10
As someone who isn’t much of a racing game person, ONRUSH is the perfect type of game for me as I can jump in for a few rounds, have a lot of fun whether I’m winning or not, and be done within thirty minutes. My only concern is that now that arcade racers have basically died out this generation, I wonder if the price point is too high to entice people who may be on the fence to give the game a go. Fans of arcade racers shouldn’t hesitate at all to pick up this game; Codemasters has delivered the game we’ve waited for this whole generation.
SpazioGames - 7.5/10
Multiplayer.it - 7.5/10
IGN Spain - 7/10
Codemasters gives us a fun game but we’ll have seen everything it has to offer in a matter of hours unless you’re addicted to unlocking cosmetic customization elements.
GameZone - 7/10
Onrush delivers a sense of thrilling arcade action in a way no other game is doing but the awe-inspiring moments of epic proportions quickly become old as they happen so rapidly. There’s enjoyment to be had here but not enough to make Onrush feel like something of substance at its asking price. Had there been more depth and value, this game could’ve been something really refreshing but it shows all of its cards right away. Technically speaking, the game is something quite wonderful and makes for impressive screenshots but that can only carry a game like Onrush so far.
PushSquare - 7/10
Onrush is a chaotic arcade game that surprisingly comes together – even if there are question marks regarding its longevity. This brash vehicular experience draws inspiration from several different areas of the industry, but it reassembles them into something unusual and entertaining. A great online infrastructure means you can be in and out of the action in seconds, but the package could do with a little more meat on its bones to fully justify its price tag.
GTPlanet - 7/10
It can succeed because it offers an impressive level of depth and fun that constantly keeps you in the action. There’s no settings to tweak, driving lines to learn or vehicle nuances to obsess over. The strategic elements comes down to teamwork, decision making and an ability to focus in a wonderful spiral of chaos. Conversely, this radical paradigm shift could also isolate it from the majority of gamers. It’s going to be an interesting experiment but after the week I’ve had with the game, count me in.
GameBlog.fr - 7/10
Onrush is a fast, fun and entertaining game. By scraping a little at its surface, we discover that it is more subtle than it seems and therefore has more depth than one might think. The range of action is wide enough for everyone to find his account. But there are some bugs that are tough to forgive, even if they are not very serious. Let’s hope that future patches will both correct them and evolve the game so that we can continue to ride for a long while.
BaziCenter - 7/10
JeuxActu - 6.5/10
GameRevolution - 6/10
ArsTechnica - No score