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  • Summary: MX vs ATV kicks it up a notch and shifts into high gear as the best selling offroad franchise returns. Rainbow Studios (MX Unleashed, MX vs ATV Unleashed) has evolved their legendary Rhythm Racing™ engine to include throttle based power slides, near upside down whips and new scrubs at fullMX vs ATV kicks it up a notch and shifts into high gear as the best selling offroad franchise returns. Rainbow Studios (MX Unleashed, MX vs ATV Unleashed) has evolved their legendary Rhythm Racing™ engine to include throttle based power slides, near upside down whips and new scrubs at full speed all while retaining the smooth and authentic feel not found in any other game. Attempt to own the offroad by dominating the innovative new "X-Cross Tournament". X-Cross brings together 8 unique racing series like Endurocross, Opencross, Supercross, Waypoint and SuperMoto and then crosses them into one ultimate offroad championship. Brand new styles of racing are born as powerful vehicles tear through treacherous trails in the new Opencross mode, while then shifting gears to navigate boulders, logs, and water pits in Endurocross. Players can take control of the new ORV Sport and multiple other vehicles, including Monster and Trophy Trucks, as they blitz through rough rivers, rip though swampy everglades, and blaze through the desert dunes. Amp up your favourite vehicles power, handling, and acceleration with more than 100 sponsor parts and accessories. The MX vs ATV rivalry explodes as the top professional riders like Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed, and others go bar to bar in Supercross, Outdoor Nationals, Supermoto, and Freestyle showdowns. The top 10 professional MX and ATV riders collide on the same track vying for vehicle supremacy. Be the last vehicle standing as 12 players compete online. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. The Supercross tracks finally feel like they are in a real stadium. Again, this was absent because of a technological limitation. Thank goodness that barrier has been broken.
  2. The immense variety in different game modes really helps to keep the game fresh, and the excellent arcade controls mean that when you end up falling behind the pack, smashing into a wall or screwing up a trick, you rarely feel like it is the game's fault, but your own for not hitting the clutch at the right moment, or for holding the stunt too long.
  3. Fine for short-lived thrills and casual entertainment rather than serious racing. [Apr 2008, p.65]
  4. Custom Events can be fun, and a few of the game's minor features are nice, but in the off-road racing landscape, MX vs. ATV Untamed just doesn't rev our engines.
  5. MvA doesn’t do anything wrong per se, it’s just not the game that’s going to bring new fans over to the sport of motocross.
  6. 60
    The game's not realistic enough to satisfy sim fans...and it's too realistic to be as fun as Rainbow's previous games. It tries too hard to be a jack-of-all-trades, and masters almost none.
  7. Our advice: just save your money and pop in your old copy of "Unleashed". [Jan 2008, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. SqueezlesN.
    Dec 19, 2007
    10
    Have you seen all the features of this game? The minigames alone rank up with Dirt and Motorstorm. Heck, jsut try to freeride in motorstorm. Have you seen all the features of this game? The minigames alone rank up with Dirt and Motorstorm. Heck, jsut try to freeride in motorstorm. I almost freaked when I saw the "helmet cam" view at ful speed. What a rush! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 19, 2007
    9
    Dated, but still a lot of fun.
  3. STEVE
    Dec 20, 2007
    9
    what is wrong with everyone. this game is great. it doesn't look mind blowing but it looks very good and sounds and plays great!!! So what is wrong with everyone. this game is great. it doesn't look mind blowing but it looks very good and sounds and plays great!!! So why are so many people tippin! Expand
  4. Spddrcr
    Dec 18, 2007
    8
    I love it when people like sam B plays a DEMO and then rates a game, how can you rate a game from 1 practice track? you cant. small learning I love it when people like sam B plays a DEMO and then rates a game, how can you rate a game from 1 practice track? you cant. small learning curve for the controls, wouldnt compare it to racing sims as some mag reviews did. this game is just a straight forward fun game for mx fans and others alike. there are so many features and differnt types of tracks, vehicles, and race styles it will keep just about anyone happy for a long time. the graphics arent bad, sure there no dirt or pgr4 but they arent supposed to be. fun MX game plain and simple. Expand
  5. Graphitti
    Jan 4, 2008
    6
    This is pretty much your average racer with some fun monster truck, buggy and moto physics. Nothing spectacular about the driving, graphics This is pretty much your average racer with some fun monster truck, buggy and moto physics. Nothing spectacular about the driving, graphics or maps, but it plays smoothly, no bugs and it's a good party game and my young boys just love it. Expand
  6. SamB.
    Dec 10, 2007
    5
    I quite liked the previous FURY/MXU games but this one just feels like it's stuck in the past. The demo on LIVE is so dated, it looks I quite liked the previous FURY/MXU games but this one just feels like it's stuck in the past. The demo on LIVE is so dated, it looks and plays just like the old games, offering nothing you'd expect from a 360 title. I mean, compare this game to the likes of PGR4, Forza or even Rallisport Challenge on Xbox 1 and it simply doesn't hold up. These guys really need to rasie the bar as this game is just average. Shame. Expand