Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Captures the zippy arcade spirit of the console versions, but doesn't always hit the mark.
  2. 70
    Being able to carry around so much gaming goodness is a boon, particularly since playing in small chunks is so rewarding. It's too bad that gamers looking for a great online race will have to search elsewhere.
  3. The great control, realistic physics, and abundance of tracks give MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On The Edge a lot to boast about.
  4. MX vs. ATV Unleashed does a respectable job of bringing action sports to the PSP, but it fails to deliver on excitement, which is a requirement for any extreme sports game.
  5. The load times are absolutely horrendous.
  6. Extreme racing is truly well and good on the PSP, with solid fast-paced action on the small screen and excellent visual which would please the series' fans.
  7. But how can you really enjoy a game that's supposed to be portable, that's supposed to be playable anytime and anywhere, when you have to wait so long to start just one race? The answer: not very well. [May 2006, p.85]
  8. 65
    MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge is hindered by some technical issues like the long loading and the lack of an auto save.
  9. It isn't terrible, but it's doing absolutely nothing that we've not seen before. It's a realistic, but soulless, exhibition of off-road action. Get it on PS2 instead. [May 2006, p.78]
  10. 60
    The load times ruin this game. Just going into the pregame menus will buy you several seconds of delay as the system freezes up. Restarting a course will only take a few seconds, but the initial track load will usually clock between one and three minutes. That's right, sports fans, we said three minutes.
  11. 60
    I wish MX Vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge wasn't such a punishment in terms of its loading time and its lapse in autosaving. Otherwise, what we'd have here is racing gold struck yet again for the PSP, with its manic style and its tight controls wrapped around a decent (in the "we've seen it before" sense) presentation.
  12. The sensitive controls are a huge hurdle that needs to be crossed for newcomers, but existing fans of THQ's extreme sports series will soon ease into a competent handheld game.
  13. Cripplingly bad load times and no infrastructure play. [May 2006, p.96]
  14. This extreme racer may be competent, but it's about as fun as wading through marshland in your socks. [May 2006, p.89]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 6, 2012
    6
    Lets get muddy. Its a good game but its just... generic. The same copy and paste game we always receive from THQ. Its fun, fast and doesn'tLets get muddy. Its a good game but its just... generic. The same copy and paste game we always receive from THQ. Its fun, fast and doesn't take itself seriously, just as it should be. I still think it should be better though. Full Review »
  2. NikolaS.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    This is the best game I ever played!
  3. JamesK.
    Mar 5, 2006
    8
    long loading times, tracks very impressive.