Summary: I love to ride motocross, watch it and play it in games. I have played many if not all MX console games. This game has the most realistic physics, which to me, is the basis for any good MX/racing game. To me, the game captures the feel of riding, with smooth turning and acceleration. It has pitch (wheelie) control, which is an essential element ignored by other games.
Pretty good compared to most Console driven MX Games
T.A.S. "T.A.S.", Amazon
7 December 2001
Summary: First off...whoever wrote that this game has no big name riders is crazy. What about Mike Brown, Grant Langston, Jaime Dobb, Joel Smets, Frederic Bolley, and a lot more. Obviously you must not follow MX in depth. To the game! First impression was whoa, cool graphics. I liked the detail in the background and sky and how you're blinded by the sun if you race a late afternoon race. The controls are smooth but a little unrealistic.
Summary: Hey, how many races a year do Joel Smets, Jaime Dobb or even Mike Brown win? Exactly, they aren't big name riders. Brown might win a couple in 125 but that's it. A lot of people out there don't follow this great sport as in depth as others, so therefore most of them only know the big-named 250 riders who they see on TV.
Summary: I don't play many games, but I do love to ride MX. My friend told me to buy MX 2002, so I went to the store to get it, but when I got there they had a demo of MX Rider playing so I decide to try it out first. Well along time later they made me get off, so others could get a chance and by that time I was hooked. This game is full of stuff and I mean full. It looks and feels great, the best yet.
Summary: You don't have to be an MX fan like me to get into this game. For starters, this was made by the same people who did Spy Hunter and a bunch of other cool games, which is a good sign. The racing mode is really fast and fluid with good looking tracks and mud flying everywhere. The freestyle mode is totally over the top. You can get insane amounts of air and pull tons of tricks. I'm only partway through the game because there's so much in there.
Summary: This game is only so-so. It reminds me too much of Motocross Mania on PS1. Unlike MX 2002 with RC, in this game you sort of just hold the throttle on and steer around the track. Although the framerate never slows down, and is much faster than MX 2002, it doesn't makethe game is any more fun. And there are a few quirks which are irksome...If you hit the brakes, the bike stops and takes a few seconds to get up to speed, and in that time most of the pack will pass you.
Summary: I only like racing type games, and this one looks really great. The conrols are very smooth and the graphics are great(not the best I seen on playstation 2,but still very good).Anyone who likes any type of racing games should really check this out!!