The other single player offerings really just offer practice for the corresponding online or local multiplayer modes. War is a two person take on the story mode and the obstacle course sets up random obstacles in a race to the finish line. Skeeball, while interesting isn’t challenging at all as it’s fairly easy to just jump in the 6x multiplier hole. Really, the only thing that makes the game difficult is the somewhat weird and over-reactive physics particularly with the missile weapons.
Rock of Ages, despite its simplicity and technical issues, can be a fun and addictive distraction. The story mode shines in the cut scenes where history, film, and videogames are parodied in a nonsensical Monty Python-ish animation.
Really though, who doesn’t love smashing stuff? Though there is a narrative and are boss battles, Rock of Ages is at its core a simple racing game, the kind of race Dick Dastardly would race. At its best, Rock of Ages will have you and a friend leaning with your controller on the couch or chuckling by yourself at the humor between bouts of frustration at getting knocked off a cliff by a pebble shot at you.
Rock of Ages is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor This game can also be found on: PC and Xbox 360.