Conclusion: Some diversion is offered in the other modes such as the Challenge, Hill Climb, and Ski Jump mode which are essentially mini-games. In the Challenge mode, you'll have some objectives to complete that will test your abilities to compensate for the control system. Cornering on the ATVs with the throttle on full is likely to cause you to powerslide right into the scenery.
Summary: The DS version of THQ's racing franchise falls a few Mountain Dews short of "Extreme".
Pros: Local multiplayer incorporates the entire game, The mechanics of driving the vehicles are fun
Cons: Lots of driving around alone thanks to only four racers on the track, No online play or track editor means boredom comes quickly, Thoroughly unremarkable presentation pervades the whole experience
Conclusion: Despite some of its small shortcomings, Untamed is a fairly enjoyable experience. With all of the options you are given for controls, races, vehicles, and modes, this is definitely a title that isn't short on gameplay and replayability. Hopefully, more people will pick up this title so that the online modes can also add even more fun to this title.
Excerpt: I have caught my fair share of ridicule over the years after defending Rainbow Studio’s off-road games. According to some of my “open-minded” coworkers, MX bikes and ATVs are for illiterate hillbillies with confederate flags for curtains, and not city-kids like me. Maybe it’s the Appalachian moonshine in my family tree, but I love the spray of mud from fish-tailing corners, opening the throttle past the point of reason, and that slow-motion second of airborne freedom.