Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 46
  2. Negative: 21 out of 46
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    82
    While LocoCycle doesn’t scream next-gen visually, it is a lot of fun to play.
  2. Jan 6, 2014
    75
    I enjoyed Lococycle, but only after abandoning my sensibilities as I’ve learned to do when playing games from Twisted Pixel. To the uninitiated, Lococycle will prove rather perplexing as it isn’t like most games.
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    75
    LocoCycle is pure honest trash. And the best thing: Twisted Pixel is fully aware of it, takes its game very seriously and feeds it with humour. And the result is mindless fun.
  4. 75
    It’s not the most standout piece of work in Xbox One’s launch lineup, nor does it pull off any amazing technical tricks — but it’s a fun, cheap ride busting at the gills with an absurd amount of charm.
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    72
    Lococycle brings new meaning to DRAG racing. Take this arcade game in small doses for best results.
  6. 70
    Lococycle is as hard to put down as it is hard to love. Even if the comedy scratches your itch, there will be times when the shortage of depth and aversion to polish become impossible to forgive.
  7. Nov 18, 2013
    70
    LocoCycle tries a lot of new things thematically, while simultaneously paying homage to classic arcade racing shooters. It doesn't succeed in everything it sets out to do, but if you're looking for a decent arcade shooter to toy around with on your new Xbox One, LocoCycle is it.
  8. Nov 18, 2013
    70
    Lococycle isn’t complex, but I was easily sucked into its silliness. I wanted to see where this intentionally stupid story was headed, and it was worth the trip – even if the game itself isn't very deep.
  9. Nov 18, 2013
    64
    Its inconsistent gameplay becomes tedious despite its imaginative variety, and its levels lack cohesion or a sense of momentum. Like the cheesy 90's films it apes, LocoCycle is memorable, but not quite good.
  10. Dec 2, 2013
    62
    LocoCycle offers a simple fun arcade experience set against a wild and fairly humorous story. It's not going to pass any "next gen" Litmus test as far as graphics and gameplay goes, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.
  11. Dec 30, 2013
    60
    Lococycle is full of Twisted Pixel’s wacky brand of humour and is animated excellently, but the limited gameplay just holds it back from being a must-have.
  12. Dec 17, 2013
    60
    Lococycle is initially very enjoyable due to its marriage of different elements from popular genres, but the ideas unfortunately soon run dry. [Issue#142, p.93]
  13. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    I wanted to love LocoCycle, but in the end, I just liked it. It has moments where I had a lot of fun with it, and others where I was forcing myself to play another level. This is probably my least favorite TP game to date, and that is depressing.
  14. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    LocoCycle is unhinged madness, and impossible not to like.
  15. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    Lococycle mixes some hilarious actors with a plain and simple gameplay, with old gen graphics. Buy it just for the laughs.
  16. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    The hilarious cutscenes and nonsense dialogues only hide the poor and tedious gameplay in the latest Twisted Pixel game.
  17. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    LocoCycle has an utterly ridiculous story that will illicit a few laughs, but its gameplay isn't all that engaging.
  18. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    I loved seeing LocoCycle through to its zany finale, because I enjoyed the jokes and Iris' robotic line delivery, and because I loved seeing the characters get themselves into silly situations. This would have been a great short comic film. But LocoCycle is a game, and in an unexpected twist of fate, it makes the act of catching rockets, fighting soaring robots, and rushing through the rural fields outside of Scottsburg, Indiana, blander than they deserve to be.
  19. Nov 18, 2013
    60
    LocoCycle is, above all, "Loco". But after the surprise for the freaked out storytelling, the game remains really basic, linear and repetitious.
  20. Feb 12, 2014
    55
    While LocoCycle is far from the worst game of the Xbox One launch, it certainly isn't the best.
  21. Dec 20, 2013
    55
    While its arcade-style gameplay is enjoyable, LocoCycle is wrapped in racist, lowest-common-denominator presentation that doesn’t succeed at being funny or scandalous.
  22. Dec 12, 2013
    50
    Short in length and inadequate in terms of graphics, LocoCycle is a brief ride only partially saved by a bit of humor and a certain variety.
  23. Nov 18, 2013
    50
    LocoCycle makes a welcome effort to provide the player with enough variety to keep things interesting, but there’s so little depth to its systems and such a lack of consequence to everything that you do...As a result, LocoCycle rarely manages to rise above passable.
  24. Nov 18, 2013
    50
    If you're looking for a weird update to the likes of Road Rash or Carmageddon then LocoCycle is certainly of that mould. Just don't expect the sheen or polish of the developer's older titles.
  25. Nov 18, 2013
    50
    I was shaking my head and laughing during every cutscene, and some of the modes that get introduced are just abhorrently beautiful. They're so bad, they're actually good. Whether it’s flying through the air raining laser bullets down on battleships, or playing a Street Fighter reskin (complete with the same combos for I.R.I.S. as for Ryu), you'll never be bored while playing this tragically beautiful road trip.
  26. Dec 30, 2013
    44
    I reviewed this on the Xbox One and, in hindsight, LocoCycle would probably be a better Xbox 360 title. It certainly doesn’t show off any next-gen prowess, so don’t buy this game to show off your new hardware.
  27. Nov 18, 2013
    42
    While the specs look alright on paper, the dodging and shooting almost completely lack precision and the sloppy bike-fu loses its punch when you realize you can get away with mashing all the buttons at once to propel your combo counter into the thousands.
  28. 40
    Driving at insane speeds on a wise cracking sentient motorcycle should be gaming nirvana, but the writing, mechanics, and design of Lococycle are subpar. It’s not worth the price of admission, and is one of the Xbox One’s weaker launch titles.
  29. Dec 3, 2013
    40
    If you’re looking for another game to squeeze your brand new Xbox One this is not your lucky day. You better search somewhere else.
  30. Nov 25, 2013
    40
    Even looking fantastic wouldn’t save how inane, silly and not fun Twisted Pixel’s latest effort is. A generic voice and personality for IRIS, a weird twist in the form of Pablo, and tired vehicular combat do not make for a fantastic Xbox One debut.
  31. Nov 20, 2013
    40
    The story and writing are abysmal, with cutscenes full of racist, unfunny crap. Twisted Pixel can do so much better than this.
  32. Nov 19, 2013
    40
    The basic premise is interesting and it has its funny moments, but LocoCycle is unable to offer any interesting gameplay mechanics worthy of your time.
  33. Nov 18, 2013
    40
    Pablo and I.R.I.S., the main protagonists in LocoCycle, represent what this game brings to Xbox One: a classic beat'em up gameplay with a poor graphical style which will work better in mobile and tablet formats.
  34. Nov 18, 2013
    40
    The implementation is rushed and slipshod, however, ignoring fundamental problems and expending limited energy on the wrong things. What you're getting for your money feels a little like somebody else's office in-joke: you can sense the well-intentioned laughter, but you can't really join in.
  35. Dec 2, 2013
    30
    Now, it’s relatively short, and completing each section awards a hefty 75 achievement points, which might be enough to compel some Gamerscore-whores to stick with it. But it’s ultimately a tedious slog with not enough self-awareness to make each snappy interaction in any way rewarding.
  36. Dec 2, 2013
    30
    Crazy idea but poor execution, that about sums LocoCycle. This mix of racing and beat'em all has a lot of humor... but not much more.
  37. Nov 26, 2013
    30
    LocoCycle is a next-gen debut that’s uncomfortable to watch and boring to play from a developer I honestly expect better of. That it isn’t outright broken or unplayable from a technical perspective is just about the only accolade I can muster for what has otherwise been a miserable first experience on the Xbox One.
  38. Nov 20, 2013
    30
    With its shallow gameplay, lazy design, and unfunny writing, I can only hope that Twisted Pixel intentionally set out to create a bad game--one that could be celebrated in the way that terrible films can. If so, LocoCycle is a huge success; it is miserable.
  39. Nov 18, 2013
    30
    As I caught a glimpse of the one and only, the legendary and immortal Tom Savini in this, I cried a little, and those weren't tears of joy. That was three minutes into the intro and it was all downhill from there.
  40. Nov 18, 2013
    30
    Maybe one day hordes of fans will gather in local arcades to play LocoCycle ironically and quote some of its notoriously terrible lines – Mi espalda! – but until that day, it's just a bad game, and there's nothing funny about that.
  41. Dec 19, 2013
    26
    Knight Rider? Shite Rider, more like. [Jan 2014, p.63]
  42. Dec 17, 2013
    20
    Lococycle is boring, ugly and not funny in any way. This is the worst launch game the Xbox One has to offer.
  43. Dec 9, 2013
    20
    There are so many elements of Lococycle that don’t work well, or that are just plain boring, it is hard to see how the game could have been released on Xbox One.
  44. Nov 20, 2013
    20
    It’s almost impressive that the bottom of the barrel has been established this early on in the Xbox One’s career, but that’s the only achievement of note for this wretchedly awful racer.
  45. Nov 18, 2013
    20
    It’s tempting to believe that Microsoft and Twisted Pixel set out to create some kind of meta-joke here, but the line between a successful and unsuccessful parody can be a fine one. All Lococycle achieves is falling on its face, while no one laughs.
  46. Dec 3, 2013
    15
    LocoCycle is a true turd, one of those games that shouldn't even exists and meanwhile makes the achievement of ripping gamers of 20 euros. Closer to a PS2 game in its graphics, the game is boring, scripted to the max, very short, repetitive and with gameplay that limits itself to spamming three buttons and doing a few QTE when asked. Only a few jokes will make the gamers abused by the ads smile, but the smile will quickly fade away as the scenario unfolds. A new milestone in the hall of shame of videogames has been set on the back of an Xbox One that really did not need that for its launch period.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Nov 23, 2013
    3
    While its clear Twisted Pixel have an adept ability to come up with fun quirky ideas translating them into games isn't being done well.While its clear Twisted Pixel have an adept ability to come up with fun quirky ideas translating them into games isn't being done well. LocoCycle is one such fun idea on paper that just fails in being actually fun to play. Though its redeeming feature is the cheese of the live action elements that are purposely bad and fun because of it yet the in game comedy is hit and miss. Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    0
    Abysmal, who are earth could think that making this game and putting it into production could be a good idea.

    Fitting that it'd be an Xbone
    Abysmal, who are earth could think that making this game and putting it into production could be a good idea.

    Fitting that it'd be an Xbone launch title.
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  3. Nov 24, 2013
    10
    Fun, quirky racing game with lots of action combat. If you want to laugh and have a good time, Lococycle is sure to please. Twisted PixelFun, quirky racing game with lots of action combat. If you want to laugh and have a good time, Lococycle is sure to please. Twisted Pixel games has done it yet again! Full Review »