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  • Summary: Downhill Domination is based on the extreme sport of downhill mountain bike racing and puts players in control of a customizable mountain bike to race down vertical mountainsides and urban environments while performing stunts at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Playable in first- andDownhill Domination is based on the extreme sport of downhill mountain bike racing and puts players in control of a customizable mountain bike to race down vertical mountainsides and urban environments while performing stunts at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Playable in first- and third-person perspectives, players will be able to select from one of 14 riders, including five pro-riders in an intense race to gain corporate sponsorship and a chance at the coveted Downhill Domination Championship. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Take everything you could possibly desire from a manic downhill assault and amplify it by 10. [Aug 2003, p.76]
  2. DD's biggest failing is the audio. There are four different types of musical sets you can listen to while racing. They’re all lame and performed by bands that are not known very well.
  3. 84
    But if you don’t mind your BMX mixed with a whole heap of fun (why wouldn’t you?) then you’ll love the game’s unique concept, giant courses and impressive graphics.
  4. A steep learning curve, specific source material and an overall feel that doesn't exactly scream mass market means the game probably won't have the universal appeal that Incog’s previous efforts had, but given enough time, it's more than easy enough to warm to the game’s plusses.
  5. 80
    Gamers looking for a vast, expansive trick system like the one in the "Tony Hawk" games might find their wings clipped in Downhill Domination, but the responsive physics and no-rules mayhem work surprisingly well. It's fast -- perhaps a little too fast.
  6. 73
    Another major complaint I have about the control that bears mentioning is that the machinations one must go through to flip or spin are extremely annoying at best.
  7. 40
    A game that in spite its solid design and adherence to the extreme sports game blueprint, just seems a bit too formulaic. What’s missing is that intangible ingredient, which keeps the player coming back for more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. MichaelL.
    Jul 30, 2003
    10
    This game is the most unreal. I have never been a better game so far so good game.
  2. Ben
    Oct 5, 2005
    10
    A sweet game, the best for ps2 or anything, not too realistic but who cares. good graphics too, if you like mtb buy this game.
  3. MatthewP.
    Aug 4, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome I really think you should buy it.I love how all the brand names are real. You will like it to.
  4. JakobM.
    Aug 16, 2003
    10
    Fast as hell!
  5. JackC.
    Aug 29, 2003
    10
    This is the best biking in ps2 history.
  6. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    This is one of my favorite PS2 games I own. It's the first BMX game for the console, and the best out of them. One of the only complaints IThis is one of my favorite PS2 games I own. It's the first BMX game for the console, and the best out of them. One of the only complaints I have about this game is that hitting X repeatedly to sprint on the BMX nearly ruined the button. Sprinting hurts your thumb as well. But, there are a slew of careers, riders, tracks, and overall, fun. Expand
  7. Chelsey
    Oct 2, 2003
    8
    I'v only played the demo but it's a good game very realistc when you crash your person I laughed when he fell of his bike and all I'v only played the demo but it's a good game very realistc when you crash your person I laughed when he fell of his bike and all the blood came sqruiting out of him. Expand

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