Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. MX 2002 is on the good side of average, but it still doesn't stand out from the crowd.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    On the up side we have an excellent create-a-biker mode, some wonderful tutorials, and some surprisingly good control. [Aug 2001, p.109]
  3. 60
    Kinda accessible, sorta deep, and relatively enjoyable, MX2002 may find its true niche with big motocross fans, but casual gamers will likely be left in the dust.
  4. The bikes in this game perform much like real motocross bikes, something that isn’t too spectacular if you’re a fan of more fantastical racing games.
  5. Although not shallow-enough to be deemed brain-dead, the antics of MX 2002 aren't going to make "GT3" gearheads sit up and take notice.
  6. A decent game that makes you crave more. More AI riders, more options, more depth. If it had these things it would be a must-buy title.
  7. Invisible barriers also pepper the apparently open areas which grace certain courses – call us new-fashioned, but PLAY doesn't expect to be dismounted for no other reason than touching a piece of earth that the coders have deemed "out of bounds". Put a tangible obstacle there or let us the hell through!

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. SAMF.
    Aug 2, 2005
    10
    Everything about this game Rocks! The Music , Graphics and the Tricks you can pull off. A very Addictive title that will have you hooked. The Everything about this game Rocks! The Music , Graphics and the Tricks you can pull off. A very Addictive title that will have you hooked. The Camera angle is always Steady with a clear view of your bike during all the action. Amazing Game. Full Review »
  2. JonathanL.
    May 12, 2002
    10
    Fantastic.
  3. StephenS.
    Jan 16, 2002
    10
    FANTASTIC!! Best game I've played in years, never gets boring. Anyone know if I can buy the soundtrack?