Excerpt: In 2009 a big shift happened in the area of digital downloadable titles when Trials HD was released as part of the Xbox Live Summer Of Arcade season. Released to a tumultuous fanfare Trials HD not only wowed fans and critics alike but also proved that games made on a relatively small scale can produce something that is so highly addictive that it changed the face of what was actually possible from a digi download title and followed a formula that made a title highly...
Summary: When I reviewed Trials HD back in 2009, I wasn't so sure the game would see the level of success I and other fans felt it deserved. Those concerns were ultimately unwarranted, as it now sits among the all-time best-selling titles available for Xbox Live Arcade. Better yet, RedLynx was able to create a follow-up.
Excerpt: Everyone looks for replay value in games these days. Gamers want it so they can justify spending money on them. Critics want it so they can give their reviews higher scores. Publishers want it so they have something to brag about on the back of the box and stop you from trading their games in once you’ve completed them. It is in this quest for adding replay value that so many games seem to tack on competitive multiplayer or horde modes.
Excerpt: In an early level of Trials Evolution called Ridinghood, we gleefully rode through a lightning fast level, ramping off ancient ruins with a blood red sky in the background, featuring a moon that's easily ten times too large. When we ramped across the finish line, our rider floated off the motorcycle and flew quickly up into the sky, higher and higher, faster and faster until he crashed into the moon in an explosion visible from Earth.
Pros: Awesome levels, Intricate gameplay, Great sense of humor
Excerpt: Two and a half years ago, the Trials series invaded consoles with Trials HD and gave its many twenty-something players a chance to relive much of what made Excitebike great, but with far deeper physics-based gameplay and outstanding graphics. Its gameplay had a learning curve to it, but also had a huge spike towards the end that drove people away.
Exciting motorbike races with create-your-own tracks option.
Common Sense Media
4 July 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Trials Evolution is a motorcycle racing and stunt game with some violence in the form of spectacular motorcycle wipeouts. Crashes range from small but authentic (like a rider falling backwards and tumbling down a slope in realistic rag-doll fashion) to the wildly fantastical (explosions can send motorcyclists soaring hundreds of yards through the air). There is no blood or gore, and riders instantly respawn atop their bikes.
Summary: " Trials Evolution " is just that, and evolution of what was already a fantastic game. Bigger and with more variety, its appeal is far broader than people who haven’t played the series before may think. This maybe one of the few games that transcends genre preferences finding an audience with almost anyone, except the easily frustrated.