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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. 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
  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
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 25, 2012
    An essential Trials Evolution bolt-on. [Christmas 2012, p.87]
  2. 80
    Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of a BMX bike, which gives you a new way to attack courses. Sadly, you can't ride it in the main game, but it's still a welcome addition, as it controls drastically different than the other bikes and looks totally ridiculous with the rider constantly pedaling.
  3. 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.