Excerpt: THQ offers up their next title in the MX Vs ATV franchise. THQ has taken a brave step with MX Vs ATV Alive. It is one step that may define how games are sold in the future and one that ultimately defines this review.
Excerpt: Motorcross is one of those sports in our little country that doesn’t get much attention even thoguh we’ve got some famous top names in our ranks. The MX vs. ATV series has been trying for a while to give motocross a boost, but does Alive, the latest part, drive through the mud without issues?
Well-made motocross racer has some track violence.
Common Sense Media
17 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that MX vs. ATV Alive is a professional motocross simulation set mostly on outdoor championship tracks. Note, though, that this game might be more violent than past games as it now supports "bar to bar" full-contact action, meaning players can shove nearby riders.
Excerpt: Don’t you hate walking in on a conversation which falls silent as you disturb the flow, never to restart even though the topic seemed engaging? MX vs. ATV Alive is the racing equivalent, seemingly bent heavily towards those who had previously engaged in the series whilst not really caring, or being...
Summary: I'll freely admit to two things: I'm not that good at modern racing games that aren't "cartoony" (such as Mario Kart or Diddy Kong Racing), and I haven't played a motocross game since Excitebike on the NES.
Excerpt: For fans of motocross, MX vs. ATV has long been the definitive series for dirt-slinging action. With Alive , however, we have a package that is a bit out of the ordinary for the franchise. This iteration will only set you back $40 instead of a fully priced $60 game.
Summary: Unless you’re a die-hard off-road racing fan, then " MX vs. ATV Alive " probably isn’t the title for you. What’s on offer is decent enough, but there’s so little of it. And it’s so horribly throttled that you’ll likely not have the endurance to even access some of it.
Excerpt: MX vs. ATV Alive is an incredibly unusual beast. While most modern video games not only introduce you to the titles mechanics in a slow and methodical fashion, it also includes some form of ‘story’ to enjoy and complete.