Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for the guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: the cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate MonsterWhether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for the guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: the cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Tear through 30 Monster events, including brutal stadium circuits, merciless exhibition arenas, and the hairiest off-road circuits your tires have ever seen. Soup up your truck with speed, traction, and other power-ups to give your opponents a run for their money. Smoke the competition as you blaze through well-known U.S. locations, such as Alcatraz Island, Central Park, Louisiana swamps, Cape Canaveral, and the Arizona desert. Master your tricks in Training mode as you taste all of the thrills, spills, twists, and rolls of Monster Truck racing. Then show them what you?re made of in Single Race or Championship mode. Get behind the wheel of over 20unstoppable Monster trucks, including Grave Digger, Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine, El Toro Loco, and Bulldozer. [Ubi Soft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. The rigs get hung up on everything from pylons to small picket fences, tip easily, and generally bounce all over the damn place like superballs. [Feb 2004, p.103]
  2. The vehicle animations are good, but the overall repetitive nature of the game makes this a very average title.
  3. The announcer redefines annoying, the truck models leave much to be desired and the celebration animation's damn funny, but a solid game otherwise. [Mar 2004, p.47]
  4. Looking for a serious challenge? Then don't bother with Masters of Metal! The competition drives like a raccoon drunk on moonshine! Drunk raccoons! [Feb 2004, p.104]
  5. 40
    Takes an amusingly bizarre sport and runs with it, but just doesn't run far enough. Even the power-up--laden off-road courses feel uninspired, with unremarkably physics and control, middling graphics, and a general air of boredom throughout the whole production.
  6. A decent racing game if you're into monster trucks and stadium races that are just over a minute long... Barely worth the effort. [Dec 2003, p.82]
  7. 38
    It also has a horrendous camera system, random trucks with no stats, terrible voice acting, badly designed courses, and characters that look so bad they're funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. LeviW.
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    The best game i ever played so real and fun.
  2. BasqboyA.
    Dec 9, 2003
    10
    The critics suck this is a great game. It is tons better than the last one. I thinkk that those freaking critics can just shut up. Hey if it The critics suck this is a great game. It is tons better than the last one. I thinkk that those freaking critics can just shut up. Hey if it is fun then it is a good game. I don't understand why they gave it such a bad rating. Amazing graphics. It is just the game I was looking for. Collapse
  3. DarknessII
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    Great, great, great !!!!! Must buy it!
  4. Vampire
    Dec 5, 2003
    8
    A fun game with good graphics. Critics sucks :P
  5. Gargantula
    Aug 2, 2005
    8
    I can't believe that the critics missed the physics. What is fun here is the physics. If you love fun, semi-realistic physics then look I can't believe that the critics missed the physics. What is fun here is the physics. If you love fun, semi-realistic physics then look no further. Further incarnations should prove to get better in every other aspect. Expand
  6. Cyparda
    Dec 9, 2003
    8
    Good Game! Quite fun. Forget MJMD. That?s a REAL monster game. Much better than Monster Truck Madness. 80%!!
  7. DennisM.
    Dec 12, 2003
    3
    Not worth buying new, maybe used. The camera angles suck! You get hung up behind things as well as the truck itself. Too much dirt and crap Not worth buying new, maybe used. The camera angles suck! You get hung up behind things as well as the truck itself. Too much dirt and crap kicking up even when you are the only truck out there. You should at least be able to see where your going. Lastly, it almost seems like your driving on ice all the time. Slipping and sliding all over the place. The snow and ice covered tracks are ridiculous. Expand

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