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  • Summary: The Origin of Pain DLC builds on the successes of Trials Evolution, offering tons of new editor objects, 36 brand new tracks, and a brand new BMX bike, the first time a bike mode has ever been offered in a Trials game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    It is DLC that adds more to an already amazing package and the fact RedLynx continue to add more themselves, as well as more to allow users to build the ever increasing library is simply refreshing to see. At just 400 Microsoft Points this is one of the best value DLC bundles you can get. If you own Trials Evolution, you must get this now. If you don't own Trials Evolution, buy that and get this now.
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    Fans of Trials need to get this pack, especially if, like me you haven't touched the game in a while due to the massive onslaught of quality software this year. Trials Evolution remains one of the best downloadable packages on XBLA, and one of the feature titles for the service. I cannot recommend the value you get from Red Lynx enough.
  3. Oct 19, 2012
    But if you're a glutton for punishment, itching to play more Trials Evolution and have a spare five bucks in your pocket, there's no reason to avoid experiencing the Origin of Pain.
  4. Oct 9, 2012
    Overall, for 400MS Points you can't go wrong. Nowadays developers can get a bit carried away with DLC pricing but RedLynx have remained sensible and for any fan of Trials, it's a complete no brainer.
  5. Oct 30, 2012
    The new downloadable content for Trials Evolution really tests your skills and reflexes. First thing that comes to mind: it's just so hard. Origin of Pain will get you hooked on Trials Evolution all over again.
  6. Nov 25, 2012
    An essential Trials Evolution bolt-on. [Christmas 2012, p.87]
  7. Oct 10, 2012
    Downloadable content done right, with excellent value for money and a high standard of new tracks that seem even more consistent than the main game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    Trials Evolution was the biggest and best entry in the series and one of the best titles for XBLA. Now it gets its first DLC package, Origin of Pain introduces a new play area for Trials users as well as 35 new Trials maps, 10 new supercross maps, hundreds of new editing tools, more customisation options for your rider and a new bike, the Gecko BMX. The DLC is priced at 400MS points (£3.50) and provides hundreds of hours of fun for an already generously sized game. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    The maps are very creative and well done, that editor is just that much more and it opens a new world for 100 of custom maps, for hours for entertaining new tricks and styles this is just a great DLC for only $5 Expand
  3. Dec 31, 2012
    I love the core game, and this first DLC adds more of the same.
    My only criticism is of the BMX bikes, they handle nothing like their real
    world counterpart and only serve to frustrate the player even more.
    There is nothing more annoying that bouncing about like a clown on a poor physics model of a pedal bike.
    I know it runs on the same model, but BMX's DO NOT have balloons attached.

    Would have been a 10 had the physics been "fun" for the new bike
  4. Oct 11, 2012
    Five dollars gets you 23 new trials tracks, 10 supercross, 2 new skill games, as well as a new bike to ride. It also includes a whole bunch of new editor tools, objects, and effects to help make user content even better than before. The new bike is a blast to ride, and is a great middleground between the scorpion and the Phoenix. The tracks are just as excellent as they were in the main game, if not more so. Redlynx now has five months of data showing them what people like to play. Using this, they were able to implement popular trends into there tracks, all while still keeping the game faithful to its tried and true formula. If you bought evolution and you still want to play the game, origin of pain is the perfect excuse to give it another shot. If your already a devoted fan, you owe it to yourself to buy it. If you don't have dlc, ALL the older tracks made in track central are available to you, however you'll need the dlc to play anything with the new toys used in the tracks. At this time, it looks like 95% of everything made will require the dlc. Worthy of note- the patch that was released for the dlc was supposed to improve many things, like overall stability. However, the game still seems to have issues for some people. Also, small, under the hood changes could give your older custom tracks/games problems. I have games that can't be played because of the bugs from the patch. Also, redlynx now advertises degree deodorant in the game, weird and messed up.

    Overall the package is excellent, 9 or a 10 from me, but the bugs really hurt if they effect you. They probably won't. Don't let it stop you from playing. I'm sure they're working on it.