ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
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  1. The total package. It's fun, it's involved, and it's portable. Some of you will no doubt have worries that the A.I. may be too challenging or that the career mode may be too time consuming. With regards to those concerns, my only advice is that you cowboy up.
  2. Another solid PSP game. A little harder than I like to do tricks and steer your ATV, but that's something you can get past with some practice.
  3. What it doesn’t have is perfect controls. They’re slippery, and oftentimes make it extremely difficult to win without over or under-steering. You really have to master how the game is going to react to each situation and adjust your skills to match.
  4. The initially daunting learning curve makes the first few tries frustrating even for experts weaned on the other games in the series, but the game is eventually manageable and the multiplayer saves it altogether from becoming a “play it once- trade it in” title.
  5. 75
    Packs enough features to rocket it over a dozen lined-up trailer trucks, but the clunky graphics engine and stiff control give it a ramp that's might make you think twice about trying to air over a VW Bug.
  6. Although Blazin’ Trails does manage to present an engaging amount of gameplay thanks to the large number of game options, diversionary mini-games and impressive online features, it’s also significantly hampered by a kludgy control system, unforgiving trick system and psychotic AI.
  7. PSM Magazine
    There's tons of game modes, customizations, addictive mini-games, and dirt - lots of dirt. [July 2005, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. JoeR.
    Jun 18, 2005
    Tightest ATV game EVER, ya herd.
  2. BillyF.
    May 15, 2005
    This game owns, online is great!
  3. M.Webb
    May 14, 2005
    The negative reviews from major sites for this game leave me scratching my head. The framerate is great! Yes, it slows to a crawl during a The negative reviews from major sites for this game leave me scratching my head. The framerate is great! Yes, it slows to a crawl during a racing wipeout animation but that only lasts for less than two seconds. Otherwise, the framerate during racing, including cornering, is quite solid. And what the negative reviews do not tell you, is that during Free Run, Hot Laps and Freestyle, when you are the only rider, the framerate goes through the roof and the driving as well as the wipeouts are thirty frames a second or better. The load times are on par with THPS Remix. Overall, Blazin' Trails is challenging to be sure with very realistic physics, but that is what makes it satisfying to play. The depth is astounding. There are tuning and customization options, many tracks, lots of ATV's and gear and a fantastic handlebar cam that looks identical to the one used in ATV Off-Road Fury 2 for the PS2. I have Metal Gear Acid, THPS Remix and Wipeout Pure and this game is superior to all of them. If you like racing games with realism and depth then you won't be dissapointed with Blazin' Trails. Full Review »