Baja: Edge of Control Xbox 360

User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
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  1. May 5, 2012
    6
    This game contains some excellent, realistic driving experience for offroading (Own a jeep myself) but it is masked by a terrible carreer mode and an overall lackluster presentation. I find myself beating the campaign just to unlock more stuff to go into freeride. The very long races are very cool and unique, and had the game been centered around these, it could have been an 8 or a 9.This game contains some excellent, realistic driving experience for offroading (Own a jeep myself) but it is masked by a terrible carreer mode and an overall lackluster presentation. I find myself beating the campaign just to unlock more stuff to go into freeride. The very long races are very cool and unique, and had the game been centered around these, it could have been an 8 or a 9. Otherwise you end up with a game that's very fun to kill an hour in driving all over the countryside, but is very unsatisfying when you spend the time to beat it. Expand
  2. RobB
    Dec 9, 2008
    9
    This is the best off-road racing game I have ever played. The racing genre is my favourite, so I've played a lot of racing games. The learning curve is definitely big on this game, as it even took me a short while to get used to it, but I'm glad I took the time because I have been having so much fun since. The physics engine is superb and just everything about this game isThis is the best off-road racing game I have ever played. The racing genre is my favourite, so I've played a lot of racing games. The learning curve is definitely big on this game, as it even took me a short while to get used to it, but I'm glad I took the time because I have been having so much fun since. The physics engine is superb and just everything about this game is amazing. I highly recommend all racing fans pick this game up as its a must-have. Collapse
  3. BlueBox
    Oct 4, 2008
    8
    I like how the control is difficult, and somewhat realistic. Dealing with the crazy terrain is what's challenging and interesting about the game. I would most compare gameplay to Smuggler's Run, but racing instead of smuggling. The environments are massive, varied, and just plain fun for offroading. Young kids could have a blast with it because they can freeride wherever they I like how the control is difficult, and somewhat realistic. Dealing with the crazy terrain is what's challenging and interesting about the game. I would most compare gameplay to Smuggler's Run, but racing instead of smuggling. The environments are massive, varied, and just plain fun for offroading. Young kids could have a blast with it because they can freeride wherever they want, for as long as they want. With that said, the single player racing mode is tough. But I really appreciate how they don't use elasticband ai to fake close racing like most games (Need For Speed I'm looking at you). Although Baja is yet another racer on the 360, I think it's one of the best, and most unique on the system. Expand
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. The refined physics mesh with the superbly slick controls to create and authentically challenging racing experience, chock full of wicked-fast wheeling. [Nov 2008, p.61]
  2. 70
    You are almost always riding the finest line between screaming along somewhat stably and totally losing it, and in that sense, Baja succeeds tremendously. Those kinds of stakes may not appeal to everyone, however, and the majority of people who tend to like finishing races may not need all of the incredible realism that an intense sim like Baja has to offer.
  3. 69
    At times, it’s an edge-of your seat experience that gives you a sense of accomplishment for sliding across the finish line in one piece. Other times, it’s a confounding mix of erratic handling, insane difficulty and drab repetition.