It’s a refreshing change compared to other entries I’ve played in and around the genre and one that ensures I’ll keep coming back to Descenders regularly for the foreseeable future. After all, a few more runs and I might just be able to make it through the forest completely unscathed.
After each descent you want more. More speed, more show, more fun, Descenders is the classic easy to play hard to master game, embellished with rogue-like elements that exponentially increase its longevity.
This is one of the best mountain bike games out there.
See, what other critics just focus on is physics, graphics etc etc,
But they don't look at the small details.
For example, the suspension is completely and utterly perfect.
Or another thing, the pumping actually stops your bike from moving/swaying.
It is perfect little details that make me love a game.
One thing I do NOT like though is the FPV. It just doesn't feel like you are actually in the eyes of the rider. No camera roll, no sway, no anything. Just a fixed camera.
All in all, still one of the greatest games of the genre.
A fun paced game that I keep coming back to over and over. The devs have been open, honest and worked through loads of launch bugs while keeping us updated every step of the way. This is a fantastic game that I imagine I'll be playing for hundreds of hours, just like I have on Steam
With all the updates this has become a firm favourite in our house for pick up and put down play. It had a rough start, but with each update we've been enjoying it more and more, and now they're planning to add even more bikes and parks in. A definite winner here.
This one is a mixed bag for me. Sure, it's fun at first, presentation is ok, generated tracks are random so you're promised to have some replay value, but then it gets dull and repetitive real quick. And then, when you want to actually win something, comes frustration. It might be good when you're starving, but there are other, better games to play.
SummaryDescenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?