Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic 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. Once the starting gate drops you begin to see why they call it Untamed. [Dec 2007, p.66]
  3. MX vs. ATV: Untamed is a solid performer and offers a broad experience in off-road racing. It's fun in both single- and multi-player and is definitely worth a look if you enjoy getting dirty.
  4. While Untamed is a solid installment in the series I would have liked to have seen Rainbow step up, not only the visual quality, but also the core gameplay.
  5. The single player campaign has enough substance to warrant the full purchase for people itching for an ATV or MX type game and even basic racing fans may find a diamond in the rough in Untamed. A quality multiplayer experience adds to the fun but can become quite boring after a couple races, stick to the stunt modes and mini-games for maximum fun.
  6. What it may lack in revolutionary features it makes up for on the tracks where speed, skill, and surprises are not in short supply.
  7. I would definitely recommend this title to those who haven't had any experience with the series, as it is a great standalone title. But for those with a passion for x-cross who have already experienced MX vs. ATV, this title may not be as unique of an experience as they might want.
  8. 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.
  9. Like the last girl in the pub after closing time - it looks ropey but it's dead dirty. [Feb 2008, p.80]
  10. 80
    MX vs. ATV Untamed isn't the greatest motocross game ever, but it's so much damn fun that you probably won't care. Note to Rainbow, though: fire that janky, poorly rendered blonde you have carrying the sign before races and insert some live-action shots of two beauties in your commercial. You'll sell way more games.
  11. Fine for short-lived thrills and casual entertainment rather than serious racing. [Apr 2008, p.65]
  12. MX vs. ATV Untamed is not a bad choice on the 360, but it's not a terribly great one either.
  13. Even though it doesn’t have the jaw-dropping visuals of a game like Motorstorm, MX vs. ATV: Untamed delivers tight controls, great tracks, and a lot of options. There’s plenty to do, so you won’t get bored of playing in the dirt anytime soon.
  14. 75
    There is plenty to see and do here, but if you have been playing since the beginning it may all feel a bit too familiar to warrant another fifty of your hard earned dollars.
  15. MX vs. ATV Untamed is fun if you dig on arcade-style off-road racers, but there's still room for improvement in some departments, especially the graphics.
  16. 74
    MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid game, but one that will eventually lose its hold on you. If you haven't played an offroad racer in a while, this is the one to get, but don't hold your breath for something that will entertain you for hours and hours on end.
  17. A good game that really lacks inspiration.
  18. MX vs. ATV Untamed is a fun off-road racing game that will tide you over until the next racer comes out, which looks like it could be a while.
  19. The graphics look unimpressive, working off the same basic engine previously seen in other MX offerings. The controls haven't changed that much either, and you'll crash after a high jump or hit a stationary object rather inexplicably. Past these nagging flaws, though, the game features an expansive set of online opportunities as well as a heaping amount of racing events to participate in.
  20. 70
    If anything, it's these human train wrecks that help separate Untamed from other racers out there. The only game that comes close in terms of pure racing mayhem is probably Flatout: Ultimate Carnage.
  21. Much like actually an actual off-roading experience, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a good time that occasionally gets bogged down in a muddy mess. The high learning curve and occasional visual letdown can throw a layer of muck over an otherwise prime racing experience.
  22. MX vs. ATV Untamed is a lot like a long race on an oval track - it's fun for a bit but then grows steadily more repetitive.
  23. 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.
  24. 70
    MX vs. ATV is a game that is 'fun enough'. There will be gamers who will find a lot to like, and perhaps even love here, but it's unlikely they'll be coming back in six months time to relive the experience.
  25. The franchise makes its next gen debut but with some out of date visuals, especially if you look at other off road racers already released. Even so, the diversity of events and good track design can still offer some “good old fashion” fun. [March 2008]
  26. 69
    Untamed is a nice entry into the legacy that Rainbow Studios has carved out for itself. However, Untamed hasn't made the jump all that well onto the next-gen consoles after the impressive showing with MX vs. ATV: Unleashed.
  27. 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.
  28. So while MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid Offroad racer, it hardly offers up anything new for the franchise.
  29. Yes, MX vs. ATV Untamed is more of the same. But at least it's a lot more.
  30. Untamed ends up being plagued by far too many seemingly small problems that, on their own, wouldn’t be game-killers, but here, because there are so many and they’re so frequent, end up sucking the fun out of the game.
  31. It lacks cohesion, and ultimately frustrates too intensely and too often to keep your satisfaction at the right levels.
  32. It gets the job done.
  33. No frills, but not without thrills. [Apr 2008, p.96]
  34. It ticks all the boxes for those fans though, with only the slightly underwhelming visuals likely to disappoint.
  35. It's a title for die-hard aficionados and newbies only. [Issue#31, p.86]
  36. This could be a standard Xbox release.
  37. As a motorcross game MX vs. ATV Untamed would have been nice to play. But the quality of the game has really been lowered by adding vehicles like buggies and monstertrucks. These could better have been removed from the game. When it comes to graphics this game can't cope with its competitors. It's a disappointing feeling to have a game in your possession which feels like an oldy.
  38. "Motorstorm" does off-road racing better than this. So does "Dirt" and "Sega Rally Revo". [Jan 2008, p.94]
  39. 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.
  40. As you can probably tell by now, MX Vs. ATV: Untamed’s appeal lies in its gameplay.
  41. If you didn't get weened on the genre by Rainbow Studios' previous installments, there's little reason to start now with better offerings already available elsewhere.
  42. 60
    Untamed is a pup past its prime. [Mar 2008, p.86]
  43. Our advice: just save your money and pop in your old copy of "Unleashed". [Jan 2008, p.64]
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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 or maps, but it plays smoothly, no bugs and it's a good party game and my young boys just love it. Full Review »
  2. 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 why are so many people tippin! Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 19, 2007
    9
    Dated, but still a lot of fun.