Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. It’s finally here. Big-time motocross and off-road racing with REAL dirt and separate bike and rider control... Rainbow Studios deliver a pot of pure gold.
  2. THQ and Rainbow Studios have really hit their stride with the MX vs. ATV franchise. Not only have they managed to address every minor issue that plagued previous incarnations of the series, the addition of persistent terrain deformation and Reflex rider control absolutely take this game to the next level.
  3. The game has been built to please both the newcomers and the hardcore MX vs ATV crowd and that’s a very tough balance to strike. Rainbow and THQ can be proud of their most recent offering and there’s no way anyone could complain.
  4. The game looks incredible, but that perfect combination of terrain deformation and reflex controls, make a great combo.
  5. Minor gripes aside, though, Reflex is the most fun you'll have being caked in mud.
  6. MX vs. ATV Reflex is a racing game that most should enjoy.
  7. Overall, this is a fantastic off road racing title.
  8. Every race in MX vs ATV Reflex shows us how solid and well developed the game is. The only problems we had were related to the online multiplayer, with lag and connection drop problems: except for this, it is a milestone game for every off-road racing fan.
  9. MX vs. ATV Reflex may not be perfect on all levels but simply put it's the best off-road racing game on the market.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  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 works because this is a very realistic game! Full Review »
  2. Jimmy
    Jan 9, 2010
    5
    As a huge fan of mx and sx this game was a must get for me, now I kinda regrett it. First off, the A.I. Is by far the most pathetic I have ever seen in any racing game........Ever. I am playing the motocarrer at all-star level and am winning races by 20.+ seconds, Its that bad. If you dont get a good start you will almost certainly get destroyed by some loony on the first corner, and if you make it past the first corner with not enough speed to clear the pack expect to get squashed by another idiot on the first jump. Its soooo bad you will want to restart the race if you find yourself last place after the 2nd corner as you will have no hope in hell of getting through the pack alive. But when you do get a good race (rarely) it is very fun. You actually see riders turing the wrong way into a corner, the wrong way, instead of left they will take a hard right and take out about 3 dudes, its just amazing ( I only race mx and sx as the other race types, omnicross etc are sooooooooooo boring.....very, very boring) The new reflex controls are pretty cool if you want to pull out some good whips and scrubs, but cornering with it is pretty much useless as it doesnt really do anything, apart from leaning back over the whoops-sections I never use it because it has a tendancy to make you very vulnerable to any small bump or ditch in the road, and you will spin out and crash and be forced to watch another amazingly bad crash physic animation. The new "terain deformation" system is pretty amazing, although I dont know how a 125cc bike can make a 4 foot deep hole in the ground. Anyway it is cool, the track changes each lap and changes the way you race aswell, race lines and rutts form and make cornering much faster, and hektik as water will rise from under the dirt. I can go on all day but basically this game has taken 5 steps forward and 3 steps back from the last one, the graphics are meh and the sound is exactly the same. If you love mx and cant wait to see the 2010 AMA championship get it, if you are just looking for a cool race game with trucks, get dirt2. Go Chad Reed! Full Review »
  3. RustyD
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    This is an amazing game, and the physics engine is incredible! being a real life rider and racer, i know how it fells to fly through the air and also having to save yourself when your about to crash. if you dont know what its like to ride, then go buy this game becuase you can get a pretty good idea when playing MX vs ATV Reflex. Full Review »