Excerpt: Rainbow Studios are definitely in the know when it comes to offroad-based racing, they have years worth of experience in this field. The development team were responsible for Sony’s ATV: Offroad Fury series and then later went on to develop THQ’s very own MX Unleashed. Now Rainbow’s, MX vs. ATV Unleashed is uniting the offroad racing experience, and even offers a few surprises along the way.
Excerpt: MX vs ATV Unleashed ’s graphics suffer from monotony. The tracks and vehicles that ride over them begin to look the same after a short time of playing. Little variation is present in the riders and their vehicles; customizable clothes and gear are available, but different vehicles just look like they have new paint jobs. On the other hand, the textures look good, and the physics system allows for some smooth animations.
Excerpt: If I had to choose one word to describe MX Vs. ATV Unleashed, it'd be "variety." The game takes the courses, events, and vehicles from the sports of motocross and ATV racing and crams them together into a single game, and then, just for overkill, it also adds monster trucks, dune buggies, golf carts, and fantasy courses into the mix.
Conclusion: They say familiarity breeds contempt. I'm not buying that, because, well, I'm still buying THIS, a half-dozen or so games later. The subtle tweaks and improvements come to a head here in an ATV AND MX game that satisfies, but doesn't offer anything new.
Conclusion: It always seems to come down to the same thing with games like this: if you already have a motorcross game, it will probably fulfil your gaming needs, but if you are looking to fill that void, then MX vs. ATV is a cracking good laugh - perfect for kicking back with your mates and giving them a damn good thrashing on a Sunday afternoon.
Conclusion: In the words of the late prophet Swiss Tony: “Playing MX vs. ATV Unleashed is very much like making love to a beautiful woman. When you see her you can’t wait to get stuck in and in the beginning it’s hard work, but gets easier. It requires good rhythm in order to get the most out of her. Sadly after a while you start to get bored of her; the thrills all seem the same, which is when it’s time for you to trade her in for a newer model.
Pros: Great handling., Great tracks and wide open areas., Lots to do.
Cons: Unrewarding., Awful extra modes., Music is a bit naff., No online mode.
Excerpt: Det ultimative off-road spil – så enkelt må det kunne siges, hvis man kun kigger på listen over køretøjer, spilmodes og andre features. MX vs. ATV Unleashed er enormt og det tilbyder en frisk sammenblanding af samtlige off-road genre. Spørgsmålet er bare om gameplayet kan følge med.