Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 93
    A truly fantastic title. It's extremely well done and offers the best MX and ATV racing combination in town.
  2. In addition to a stunning physics engine, MX vs. ATV has really nice graphics. Well designed courses, high detail models, and simply a great attention to a nice, clean look makes this one of the nicer realistic racing titles I've seen.
  3. The best and most important change is in the driving model, which corrects the overly touchy control seen in last year's "MX Unleashed." [Apr 2005, p.72]
  4. Essentially, with MX vs. ATV Unleashed, Rainbow has perfected everything they introduced as the pioneers of next generation off-road racing. [Apr 2005, p.74]
  5. This game has a plethora of options that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    This game overall was pretty good. The graphics were all there and the pain that the riders got when falling off the bikes was pretty cool too. I would have liked to see even more vehicles and better controls for the airplanes. Those things are probably the worst controlling things ever conceived in that game. Despite this, the game was well made and it was cool that you could do a free roam on all the maps. Full Review »
  2. Rod
    May 4, 2005
    This is pretty good game. It is challenging, and the variety of vehicles is a plus. AI seems a bit agressive even on the standard setting. Guess that is what makes the game such a challenge. Only complaint I have is with what seem to be random vehicle crashes. You can make a jump twice and the third time around you will crash for no apparent reason. And there are issues with the hill climb, It will stop the race and say you are not making forward progress, when in fact you are moving. Other than that it is a good game. Frustrating at times, but still fun. Full Review »
  3. Wahyu
    Apr 2, 2005
    I agree with gamespot, the air race is so frustrating!!