Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. May 30, 2013
    74
    One of XBLA's better racers. [July 2013, p.75]
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    74
    Motocross Madness lacks in terms of handling and the track design could be better, but it makes up for all that with fun races, fast progression and over the top tricks that you can easily pull off.
  3. 70
    If you’re looking for a motocross games with lots of solo content, this isn’t for you, but if all you want is some simple and dirty mud racing online, Motocross Madness has what you need.
  4. May 9, 2013
    70
    Motocross Madness achieves its aims all in all – it's an enjoyable racer with a range of features put together well that makes for a compelling and sometimes even addictive experience.
  5. May 6, 2013
    70
    Motocross Madness is an unoriginal title, with no ambitions and no flashes. Just comb through the catalog Xbox Live to run into similar products, developed even better.
  6. May 3, 2013
    70
    A cute little avatar-based racing game that provides easy and appealing gameplay. The multiplayer modes are definitely the best aspect of the game, and will provide many more hours of fun than the single player alone. Although the game lacks some polish, Motocross Madness is a fast-paced motocross title that offers a great challenge for casual gamers and replay value for the price.
  7. Apr 26, 2013
    70
    A motocross game like many others, with a good graphic, a simple and not so rewarding handling but with a multiplayer that is still capable to offer a good amount of fun.
  8. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    It's just a simple arcade game, far from perfect, long or special, but it delivers what it promises: motocross and madness. And yeah, some fun too.
  9. Apr 12, 2013
    70
    Master Chief on a bike, racing your ugly avatars? Yep, it works.
  10. Apr 24, 2013
    65
    The premise is solid, but the addition of avatar-forced game play really threw me off. The handling could have been greatly improved without grinding for hours to buy new parts. Still, at 800 pts ($10) it is difficult not to recommend checking out for those who enjoy the genre.
  11. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    Motocross Madness is arcade racing that doesn’t really have much in common with earlier Motocross games. Still it is a pleasant experience, but some pesky bugs holds it back from true greatness.
  12. It’s also small and sometimes frustrating, has little personality and no real ambition. There are better ways to kick up some digital dirt.
  13. Apr 18, 2013
    58
    Enough can be said about Motocross Madness. It's very easy, quite short and hardly polished. Something that's very noticeable when multiple racers are in the frame. The racing itself is pretty decent, so that makes up for a few of the issues, but Motocross Madness can only be described as a simple exercise in futility, and not much more than that.
  14. May 2, 2013
    50
    Unless you’re actively looking for a new generic arcade racer to play, there’s no outstanding reason to give Motorcross Madness a spin.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 12, 2013
    9
    This game is a mix between PURE, Excitebike (for you old schoolers), and Trials. There is enough leveling up rewards to keep you wanting toThis game is a mix between PURE, Excitebike (for you old schoolers), and Trials. There is enough leveling up rewards to keep you wanting to play, and all the bikes have a different feel and look. You learn new tricks that are more difficult to pulloff and some are off-the-wall crazy air style like PURE where you tie them together and make your own combinations for bonus rewards. The game tracks your stats so that your friends who have it can see who is better where and try to beat your scores and times. There are multiple games styles from standard races to trick tracks,and I very much enjoy the adventure mode. This mode is not timed and is just a large open area where you have to try and collect all the skulls and coins that are either hidden, or extremely difficult to get to. I am looking forward to leveling my bikes all the way and taking them online to show off my skills against live players and my friends. If you like motocross games, or just racers at that, this game is a sure win! Only complaints are the visuals being a little basic, but it's an arcade title and its great for what it is, and the amount of area's to compete, but there is always the possiblility of downloadable content. Full Review »
  2. Apr 22, 2013
    9
    Surprisingly excellent cartoony motocross action with a fully integrated online component. Not since Excitebike 64 have I played such a funSurprisingly excellent cartoony motocross action with a fully integrated online component. Not since Excitebike 64 have I played such a fun motorbike racing game! The avatar support really adds to this fun factor along with the visuals which are simple but pretty and the bike models are varied and solid. The handling is spot-on arcade style stuff with drifts, whips and all manner of crazy mid-air tricks to choose from. It may appear simple and it's easy to get into but there is a hardcore challenge underneath for those that crave it. Track design is top-notch with tons of shortcuts and ramps and although there are only three areas, each are huge and distinctive. Alongside Race, Rivals and Trick modes there is Exploration which stands out with tons of collectables and secret areas. The multiplayer is great and there is split-screen support which is always good for any racing game. Although quite short, the player progression, track design and constant rival challenges provide extra lifespan. Extra tracks via DLC would be ideal. Overall this game shines with quality and care-free gameplay. Full Review »
  3. Apr 22, 2013
    6
    Found this rather boring. Not really sure what else to say. Its riding dirt bikes around tracks with jumps, ramps and shortcuts and eitherFound this rather boring. Not really sure what else to say. Its riding dirt bikes around tracks with jumps, ramps and shortcuts and either racing or doing tricks. Good concept but nothing about it grabs me that much. Full Review »