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  • Summary: SSX allows players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic mountain ranges all over the world. Utilizing NASA topographical satellite data, we’ve mapped out a Massive World for players to explore. Using a Google-Earth inspired interface,SSX allows players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic mountain ranges all over the world. Utilizing NASA topographical satellite data, we’ve mapped out a Massive World for players to explore. Using a Google-Earth inspired interface, navigate throughout nine expansive mountain ranges and regions, each with multiple peaks and multiple drops. SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive down huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet - SSX’s recommendation engine - headline an online feature set that will revolutionize social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends on your schedule. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    100
    The overall takeaway I get while playing SSX: sometimes EA gets it exactly right. Sometimes their experience from a dozen misguided games, and a half dozen decent games, and two or three really good games is distilled into one perfect example of how some AAA titles are every bit as awesome as they're supposed to be.
  2. 90
    As a series reboot this is perfectly acceptable, but it's the new and innovative online aspects that make SSX feel absolutely superb. Packed to the brim with clever ideas, SSX is a truly unmissable surprise. While most other online modes feel like painting-by-numbers, SSX shrugs and tries something refreshingly different. This isn't just brave - it's brilliant.
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    90
    It's been a long wait but well worth it: SSX returns at its best with a new approach to the snowboarding genre. Its exaggerated tricks mixed with the new survival tune, well crafted graphics and abundance of content make it the game that SSX fans - and generally extreme sports games fans - were dreaming of during the last few years.
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    85
    I ran into a few issues -- namely the occasionally frustrating level design, which is inconsistent at best -- but there's so much to love that the problematic aspects don't sully an otherwise terrific game. Between character leveling, equipment, hundreds of drops, and rivalries with friends, SSX is going to provide months of entertainment for most of us.
  5. Mar 13, 2012
    80
    If you have ever enjoyed a single moment from the last generation games, you need to own SSX. Newcomers should not fear getting their snowboots wet with SSX. Like the other games, it is easy to get into and the online Ridernet helps fuel the flame of competition for many months to come.
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    Despite some rough patches in difficulty, SSX manages to modernize itself with realism, course variety, and seamlessly integrated multiplayer. Even with the courses littered with pits and darkness, they can either be avoided or faced head-on with the same intensity as an epic boss battle. it doesn't have as bold of a personality than before, but ready or not, SSX is here to stay.
  7. Apr 11, 2012
    45
    Whether your favorite was SSX Tricky or SSX 3, this latest entry, simply titled "SSX," has virtually nothing to do with the franchise fans fell in love. Voiceovers from DJ Atomika have been slapped on top to reassure you that yes, you're playing an SSX game, but the gameplay, courses, and overall quality are saying something else entirely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 73
  2. Negative: 17 out of 73
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    WOW! incredible... this game is so fun and addictive. A must buy. The best out of the SSX series and the third masterpiece of the year fromWOW! incredible... this game is so fun and addictive. A must buy. The best out of the SSX series and the third masterpiece of the year from electronic arts. (Kings of Amatur: Rekoning, and Mass Effect 3 (Insane!). Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2012
    10
    The perfect SSX game. Waited for many years for this and was not dissapointed. The person who submitted a 4/10 review is simply idiotic.The perfect SSX game. Waited for many years for this and was not dissapointed. The person who submitted a 4/10 review is simply idiotic. Saying the multiplayer is pathetic or whatever he said is rediculous. Rather than put out the same old outdated lobby system where you spend more time waiting then playing, they made the genius RiderNet system, which will keep groups of friends locked in competition for ages. If you have a decent group of friends this type of multiplayer will provide you with much more entertainment than 'traditional' multiplayer. Oh and yes there IS real time multiplayer, dont let others tell you otherwise. Its called Global Events. This game is easy to pick up and play, and feel like your awesome, but difficult to master. The Ridernet systen and brilliant online features will keep you playing for absoloutely ages. They listenes to the fans and did exactly what was asked. Ssx is back, and this is possibly the best one yet. Definately the best reboot I've ever played. 10/10 Expand
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    10
    I've been a fan of the SSX series since the first release of SSX on the PS2. Though I lost a little interest after SSX 3 seeing "On Tour" andI've been a fan of the SSX series since the first release of SSX on the PS2. Though I lost a little interest after SSX 3 seeing "On Tour" and "Blur" seemed a little ridiculous so I stuck with SSX 3 until I got burnt out and moved on. It had been years since I've played any of the previous SSX titles so I got online to check and see if any new titles were in the near future and sure enough, SSX was coming to 360 and PS3 and it looked amazing. I waited impatiently for the demo to release on XBL and honestly, the demo doesn't do the game justice. The new "Survive It" mode is intense. It has a new feel with new controls but for SSX veterans, you have the option to switch it to old school controls but it seems you don't twist and turn as fast as the default controls. It takes a couple races and trick sessions to get used to, but once you have it down you'll be carving down every mountain with ease. There is a lot more I could say, but I'm sure you've already heard. This game brings back good memories that I had with SSX but in a new and more intense way. You will enjoy this if you're an SSX fan so pick it up right now and get to shreddin'!! Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2012
    8
    Fun revisit to the SSX franchise although I have two complaints. Firstly it can be a little lagged on my XBOX 360 from time to time, as theFun revisit to the SSX franchise although I have two complaints. Firstly it can be a little lagged on my XBOX 360 from time to time, as the frame rate gets a tad jumpy, it doesn't happen often but it's disappointing when it does. Second, it's almost like it's trying to hard to be too hip... a little more tongue in cheek humor would have made it a bit more fun I think. Otherwise a fun game, looks great on a big TV! Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    7
    It's TRICKY!!! To write a review for this game as I am a huge fan of the original SSX and Tricky franchise and as good as this game is it isIt's TRICKY!!! To write a review for this game as I am a huge fan of the original SSX and Tricky franchise and as good as this game is it is lacking in character to be honest. I'll start with the decents as enjoyable as the slopes and decents are they are not visually stunning, backgrounds are non-existent which is a real shame. Some of the older titles had really good visuals and immersed the player deeply in the environment.

    The campaign was an interesting ideal but i don't think EA put too much application to it after it left the thought bubble in pre-production. The idea for nine deadly decents was fascinating and had me hooked before release. Once i finished the story i left slightly dissappointed it was good but not SSX standards to be fair. Ridernet on the other hand was genius addition compared to its counterpart in Need For Speed titles, Ridernet suits SSX to the core. The Global challenges were also a fantastic way to compete against people from around the world without the worry of laggy sessions. Even if there was one guy who was getting 147+ million score on Serenity (which is my favourite slope i might add). What the game was lacking in the multi player section was competitive races against actual players rather than ghosts. Even if these sessions had of lagged from cross globe connections this game mode should not have been overlooked, players should have been allowed to decide to play this rather than leaving it out altogether. The lack of split screen offline play left players divided and i am on the side that thinks this should have been implemented. The magic of original SSX games was challenging your friend to a Trick It event on the same television and once this was removed it left a slight void to the games enjoyability factor.

    All in all though this game had most of the charm that fans of the series know and love. The soundtrack was great in my opinion i loved how when you got enough air the song went all static. Grinding rails, trees or ice crops as well as other objects caused the song to skip like some lunatic DJ going to town on a record. The one thing that got on my nerves was tttttrrriiiicccckkkyyyyy popping up when your tricky meter filled up, just as the song was getting to a good drop or chorus but it brought back some nostalgia of days gone by. Also as far as i know this could be turned off in the options so it was not really game breaking. Something in me has to give this game a okay score as i loved the originals and maybe just maybe there could be some DLC to change some of the above letdowns i can live in hope. I am giving this a 7 out of 10 as i really enjoyed it but sometimes it left me gobsmacked like Eddie had hit me square in the face with a snowball.
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  6. Jan 30, 2015
    5
    A poor entry into the series and a snowboarding/racing game plagued by bad choices. Unsteady controllers (especially if you're not new to theA poor entry into the series and a snowboarding/racing game plagued by bad choices. Unsteady controllers (especially if you're not new to the series) for one. A camera that defaults to an angle so tight that you can't see the numerous out of bounds areas over hills. A rewind mechanic that is useless except to combat the aforementioned camera angle, and then at the expense of score. Also, it doesn't rewind NPCs so you still fall behind. At least DJ Automica is back. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    0
    This game has the absolute worst control I have seen in a long time. Every controller input has a delay that hinders any fun this game mayThis game has the absolute worst control I have seen in a long time. Every controller input has a delay that hinders any fun this game may have had. This game is not worth purchasing at all. Expand

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