MXRider PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2001
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. There's definitely a lot to do, and MXRider will last a long time, especially for those of you who feel the need to get everything out of a game.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    If only the tricks were fun to perform. [Jan 2002, p.130]
  3. Game Informer
    70
    The courses are twisted and the mud splatters nice and thick. [Dec 2001, p.95]
  4. Although not the stellar accomplishment that "Splashdown" was for the Atari label, it's still a solid effort, and a good choice for fans of motocross.
  5. 62
    Twisting the throttle and going may be fun in real life, but without a way to translate the handling of rhythm, body control, and other deeper elements of racing strategy, it's going to get old relatively quickly.
  6. It isn't anything revolutionary, just very solid, balanced between simulation and arcade, delivering just enough technique to satisfy demanding players.
  7. It's got control and stunt/trick issues to contend with as well as a disregard for real-life sim physics, but the European flavor of the racing antics in "MX Rider" are definitely worth sampling.
  8. Isn't quite stern enough to be a simulation game, nor is it easy enough to be an arcade game. What's left is a great looking game that's too shallow to be truly enjoyable.
  9. There are far better motocross games out there...it isn’t worthy of gracing the PlayStation 2.
  10. If you really get into the way the game handles you will find hours and hours worth of stuff to keep occupied thanks to the horde of gameplay modes and challenges to accomplish.

Awards & Rankings

#100 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ScottR.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    I think its the best motocross game ever made it has all the grand prix tracks and all the gp riders.
  2. JonathanL.
    May 12, 2002
    10
    Super, xtremme, excellent, crazy.
  3. JoeJ.
    Mar 19, 2002
    10
    It's the best game I have ever seen in my whole entire life!