Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. 52
    The best part about Crusty Demons is its sense of humor. It realizes it's a game that doesn't make any sense. This accounts for prostitute missions, the drunk girl roundup in Tokyo, and the pimp hitting mission in New York. Too bad the missions are so aggravating to play.
  2. It's easy to appreciate the conceptual twist Crusty Demons puts on traditional extreme motorcross games; it's too bad that the game never really rises above its promising concept.
  3. While its design flaws make the game rather frustrating to play, the real treat is in trashing the terrain and slamming you rider through a glass window.
  4. The concept is sound and original. Hopefully the developers will make the game more action/adventure-oriented to break up the monotony.
  5. 50
    About 10 years too late. If it had come out around the time the films first started appearing (1995), it may have set the gaming world on fire. As is, it's just another freestyle also-ran.
  6. 60
    If you're still not tired of the extreme-sports trick performing/exploration formula, Crusty Demons offers a pleasant but outdated rendition of Tony Hawk style gameplay at a bargain price.
  7. Crusty Demons is fun not because it's a good game, but because you get to use ragdoll physics to beat annoyingly stereotypical characters bloody by flinging them through the air at 130 MPH.
  8. The horrible design of the levels, combined with the control issues of the numerous vehicles, mean that even when the game is at its best, it's still not doing all that well. An incredibly lackluster.
  9. Crusty Demons is a pretty bad game, folks, one that blindly robs from plenty of better games and only avoids the GR toilet because it lets you hurt yourself a lot.
  10. 60
    Sadly, the gruesome body flinging missions are few and far between. Much of the to-do list in Crusty Demons was already stale on a skateboard.
  11. Crusty Demons will definitely appeal to the beer-chugging frat boy side of your brain far more than the serious cycle sim side, but that's a good thing in this case. The super stupid excellence here does have a few flaws, but this is the sort of game that does extremely well the less you rationalize it as some sort of earth-moving gameplay experience.
  12. You've played this game before, but action-sports fans with a sick sense of humor should still suit up for the ride. [Aug 2006, p.77]
  13. The overly sensitive dirt bikes simply don't have the physics for the rigors of competitive driving, leading to spill after spill. [Aug 2006, p.90]
  14. A unique storyline and bland, generic gameplay still make for a bland, generic game.
  15. Although maybe not pulled off with aplomb, Crusty Demons takes advantage of a developer's decent gameplay engine and musters up an entertaining extreme experience.
  16. Crusty Demons is crusty, and that's the reason to love it.
  17. Ground tricks are frustratingly hard to perform, but otherwise, Crusty Demons will make sicko adrenaline junkies smile.
  18. Simply put, there are a lot better bike and extreme sports games out there.
  19. Crusty Demons isn't going to be the highlight of anyone's collection, but for fans of extreme sports games, it's worth playing, and those amongst you that enjoy watching people getting hurt doing dumb tricks (you know who you are) will likely get a kick out of it too.
  20. While the concept sounds cool, the execution is poor. You can only laugh at your body crumpling from being flung into the side of a building for so long.
  21. Crusty Demons should be left collecting dust in a bargain bin near you.

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