MX vs. ATV Reflex Xbox 360

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
Buy On
  1. Reflex is far better than Untamed, and offers some interesting add-ons in terms of control, and is a more polished work.
  2. Dynamic terrain modification and the Reflex control system succeed in delivering something new to the offroad genre. On the other hand, some minor bugs and inaccuracies in physics and collisions make the experience sometimes frustrating. Add not-so-good graphics, invasive soundtrack and a clumsy customization menu and what you get is an unpolished product, suitable just for big fans of the saga and the offroad genre.
  3. 73
    MX vs. ATV Reflex is a solid game that meets expectations. The Reflex system is a nice addition, but besides that this game is just not special in any way.
  4. A new dual-stick control system breathes life into what is otherwise a well-worn and sometimes frustrating game.
  5. This is a title that does a whole lot right but never really manages to stand out from the crowd. The controls feel right, there are plenty of race types and vehicles and the online mode does it's job well enough. If you're a fan of moto cross you'll definitely find plenty to like here.
  6. Building MX vs. ATV Reflex from the ground up has had a positive result in a way. Rider Reflex and terrain deformation make the motocross- and ATV races very challenging. The rest of the vehicles seem to have been neglected by the developer and disturb the balance of the game during the mixed races. Despite the flaws the game will still be very much enjoyed by fans of the sport.
  7. Whether we were playing one of the entertaining mini-games or tooling around in Free Ride with 11 other riders, we really enjoyed the experience and didn’t experience a hint of lag. It may be the only part of MX vs. ATV Reflex that seems more timeless than retread, but it’s just enough to salvage this otherwise unremarkable racer.
  8. A very half-hearted sort of reboot for the series with flawed new graphics and little real personality.
  9. Despite some effort to make Reflex more than just another MX vs ATV game, it's ended up feeling very similar to what's gone before it.
  10. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    Only a few niggles and some insane physics pull the experience down. [Issue#56, p.89]
  11. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    Average racer with smart tech. [Apr 2010, p.101]
  12. MX vs. ATV: Reflex would benefit greatly from a diet of raw motocross action. Without the added weight of the Rider Reflex controls, the other vehicles, or its half-baked race types, this could be one lean, dirt-shredding machine. As it is, it’s a misshapen lump of flabby features and excess ideas.
  13. It feels like Rainbow Studios has been making the same games for a decade now, and still haven't managed to find the right formula. MX vs ATV Reflex is not a bad game, but feels really low budget and is just mediocre.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. jakeT
    Jan 9, 2010
    10
    this game is amazing, if you rate it bad, it's because you are not experienced with the real world of motocross and how the machine this game is amazing, if you rate it bad, it's because you are not experienced with the real world of motocross and how the machine works because this is a very realistic game! Full Review »
  2. Jan 21, 2017
    4
    Jeu d'arcade étonnamment pointu et exigeant dans le maniement de ses différents véhicules qu'ils soient moto ou quad : l'inertie et laJeu d'arcade étonnamment pointu et exigeant dans le maniement de ses différents véhicules qu'ils soient moto ou quad : l'inertie et la nécessité de corriger la position du pilote en permanence tout en dosant les gaz n'est pas une sinécure. S'ensuit donc une longue série de gamelles dont la récurrence a de quoi fâcher, surtout lorsqu'elles sont provoquées par les autres pilotes, lesquels vous font tomber une fois sur deux.

    Bref, je ne cache pas que MX machin casse les bonbons plus vite qu'il n'accélère, un peu à la manière des Motostorm d'ailleurs. Comme ceux-là, la fluidité est satisfaisante, les graphismes convaincants, la partie sonore soignée... mais les problèmes d'IA et de maniabilité se rejoignent. Les circuits particulièrement vicieux n'aident pas non plus à vrai dire.

    Les bases sont donc là mais victimes de graves soucis d'équilibrage, rendant le jeu rapidement irritant et désagréable.
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  3. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    A truly amazing MX Vs. ATV game in fact one of the best. lots of content, great track design, expansive career mode, it's just great and worthA truly amazing MX Vs. ATV game in fact one of the best. lots of content, great track design, expansive career mode, it's just great and worth the money (if you can excuse the many glitches). Full Review »