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5.8 out of 10

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

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Wow...

Olivier Masse, MobyGames
26 February 2004
  • Conclusion: This release title really showed, and still shows, what the Xbox is able to do. Hats go off to the programmers and level designers who have been able to make such detailed levels. Is this the result of clever tricks or am I just too used to older 3D games? I don't know, but this game sure blew me out of my socks. I couldn't stop watching it.
  • Pros: Well, simply put, the realism and graphics are great. Heck, if I can't see thousands of trees for miles ahead, then I must be turning blind or something -- the view is almost infinite. The frame rate being very high, you really feel like you're there, and nothing is left to your imagination. That's the best I've seen until now. Okay, I must say that I'm not such a gamer, even less with skiing games (the last one I played was in 2D), but nevertheless I was impressed a ...
  • Cons: Sound effects are limited. Especially the cameramen's voices -- it looks as if they only taped up one guy saying 50 or so lines, so it gets very repetitive over time and annoying. And unlike the music, you can't turn their voices off when you've had enough.
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Overall 5
5.2

A not too bad snowboarding game.

Anthony Colford, MobyGames
3 November 2003
  • Conclusion: This game is realistic but many bugs and poor multi-player make it a good rent but I only own it because it came with my Xbox. Otherwise I would have never bought it. However hard core snowboarders will love this game.
  • Pros: The graphics in this game are awesome. The snow is very realistic. When you turn you throw snow everywhere! You can see a lot of details in most everything and the mountains are very different from one another. Some consisting of natural rocks and rails such as fallen trees and mounds of snow. Others consist of man made objects such as ramps, half-pipes, and metal rails. The multiple drop points give the mountains some replay value. As does the ability to earn new clo...
  • Cons: The multi-player is pathetic. Your stuck with taking turns on one player game modes just so the developer can say this game has multi-player. Also there are many bugs. I can't count the amount of times that I got my head stuck in a log or hit a rail and flipped around a couple times very very quickly only to land and get points for it! Lots of points. The many tricks the game promises are just combos which get you way to many points. In fact switching the type of grab...
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Overall 10
9.6

Quite possibly the most fun AND realistic snowboarding game ever.

JPaterson, MobyGames
28 November 2001
  • Conclusion: As a regular snowboarder, this game makes all other snowboarding games pale in comparison. It's got an engrossing career mode, and a fun Instant Run mode. It's a great game all-around.
  • Pros: Let me start off by saying that Amped is the most fun, exciting, and realistic snowboarding game I have ever played. When compared to SSX and SSX Tricky, it's more fun. When compared to ESPN Snowboarding, it's more realistic. It's a masterpiece.
  • Cons: If I had to pick something, I'd have to say the difficulty. The high score and media challenges are fairly easy once you know how to properly link tricks.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Cheap Thrills

daddyof3, Ciao
24 June 2006
  • Excerpt: "Amped is a Snowboarding game, now in its third incarnation. Now this is a good thing to know as poor games rarely get a sequel - this has had two later versions. But having been made curious, I was unwilling to pay the £40 for the newest version without checking that I liked the general gist of the game. So I found the original Amped in a second hand section of Game and thought I would give it a whirl. At only £5, what could I lose? THE STORYLINE: You ...
  • Pros: Hard to complete  -  if you get into it, it will last you ages
  • Cons: Its hard to complete  -  you won't get into it and it will last 2 hours
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding (Xbox)

timmy556, Ciao
23 February 2006
  • Excerpt: "While Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding is visually impressive and loaded with options, its technical merits are drastically undermined by its shoddy gameplay. In the days of yore, snowboarding games were a niche genre that was traditionally only filled after the skateboarding, BMX, motocross, and other extreme sports games had already been released. But with the rising popularity of extreme sports in North America, snowboarding games have become almost ...
  • Pros: white boarding
  • Cons: non
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Overall 8
8.0

THE GAME TRUELY GETS YOU AMPED!

gudheart, Ciao
29 March 2005
  • Excerpt: "...their snowboarding game...Then we got Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, how can people not be excited for a fresh new snowboarding game other than the great SSX, i was definately excited..for one its actually for the X-box! So dont get me wrong i love SSX, but i wanted a game with a bit more realisim..not so driven by fantasy..i wanted to try next to the real thing, and this is probably the closest i'd probably ever get. The game take setting to ...
  • Pros: READ OPINON  : )
  • Cons: READ OPINON  : )
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a great fun game

"yamumina69", amazon.co.uk
21 March 2003
  • Summary: I was very very pleased with the detail and graphics this game has to offer. The career mode is very enjoyable having to do different tasks to gain sponsership and media attention. The longevity of the game is created by the free roam of a hillside giving you endless ways to complete the levels. For the price of what this game is available at I would recommend this greatly to people who are unsure about this game.
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Overall 10
10

Not need for snow

Kimea, Ciao
15 March 2003
  • Excerpt: "...play which I like much: Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding. However in spite of its undeniable qualities, the extreme series of Electronic Arts had not managed to satisfy all the amateurs of slips winter. Indeed certain purists regretted the aspect too much "fun fair", too arcade preached by the studios of EA. That they are reassured: Microsoft indeed seems fully to have heard their clamours and offers with Amped Freestyle Snowboarding the simulation ...
  • Pros: Read my op  : o)
  • Cons: Read my op  : o)
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Overall 4
4.0

dull dull dull

xixang, Ciao
5 February 2003
  • Excerpt: "I bought this game after playing on the offical demo. What a mistake! My own fault - I should've realise by the number of pre-owned copies on sale. The demo is good and quite addictive but only because you can only play for about 3 minutes before it stops. It leaves you wanting more more more. The full game is ok if you like down jumps, grabs etc but quickly dulls as there's nothing else to do. I'd played SSX Tricky to death on the PS2 and that was ...
  • Pros: outstanding realism in gfx and gameplay
  • Cons: quicky becomes boring
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Overall 10
10

Hard but Fantastic

M. Gordon, amazon.co.uk
31 October 2002
  • Summary: I have played a few snowboard games on different platforms and have to say that this game is easily the best. Freeform cruising down a choice of mountains, popping some tough tricks which although hard to pull off at times, feel very rewarding when you do manage them. I found some of the follow the pro levels almost impossible to start with but with some perseverence you do get there and appreciate it all the more.
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