Monster Energy Supercross 4 clearly wasn’t made for me. I’ve never had a Monster Energy drink and I haven’t played a motocross game in over 15 years, but the game is a blast. The tutorial sucks and leaves out (or brushes over) absolutely crucial information, but the bike physics and racing action make a difficult to master game so exciting to play. I can’t speak to how much better this version is over last years, but I can say the current version is a ton of fun for newcomers if they don’t mind putting in the work.
With such assured motion,
incident-packed races and gorgeous
stadium track visuals this should be
an easy recommendation, especially
since it’s a deluxe version of an
already-polished series. But the
harsh handling model and
extreme sense of déjà vu
suck out a lot of the fun. [Issue#187, p.85]
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 could have been a racing game with some brilliant ideas and a quite fresh career concept, but the overall result is quite opaque. A quite ok motocross game for supercross fan, fun for expert riders while edgy for newcomers, quite improved compared to other entries in the series, but not enough to stand out as a great episode.
This game is a battle against yourself. A race against your own patience, response time and decision making in every second, in every race. It's something very technical. Is it the attachment to realism that makes Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 a title that scares off the most novice or less patient of players? Probably. But Milestone bets on those who indulge in this level of technical simulation that, although far from perfect, does invite you to lose yourself in it.
Monster Energy Supercross 4 is another typically robust take on the AMA Supercross Championship but, with fewer concessions for newcomers and casual players and the changes to career mode ultimately being a little rudimentary, this particular instalment feels as if it’s both steering away from courting new fans and not quite doing enough to compel existing players to upgrade.
Monster Energy Supercross 4 is not easy to get the hang of, and even seasoned players will find frustration in the game's very grindy career mode. For fans of AMA Supercross, this is just another mandatory purchase to enjoy the current courses and rosters with little improvements from the last game - but for people who are looking for an exciting racing game, that experience won't be found here.
SummaryCross is Super Again. The official videogame of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is back with its fourth edition, the most extreme ever.
A SUPER CAREER
Make your way along the path that will lead you to success. A new career mode will put your abilities to the test in order to bring out the champion inside you!