A surprisingly enjoyable off-road licence which never impresses visually, but manages to combine good handling and a wealth of tracks and arenas to create the right chemistry for a shallow but very playable dip into an ironically droll and niche motorsport.
Monster Truck Championship is a faithful simulation that offers a satisfying learning curve and a great sense of accomplishment. The competitions can become harder, but you are given plenty of customisation options to improve your truck throughout.
Monster Truck racing isn't a crowded genre on today's console market, so there's still a lot of fun to be had driving these behemoths around. On top of that, Monster Truck Championship has quite a lot to offer in terms of content. There's room for improvement though, mostly in the way the game presents itself. Still, if you're interested in monster trucks, this might just be the ideal game for you.
Monster Truck Championship might not be especially big or clever but the career mode does deliver some fun. There's some nuance to the handling and freestyle events make use of a great trick system. The presentation shows some bright spots with some colourful arenas but the personality really comes from some of the cosmetic options. It can feel a little short-lived but my time behind the wheel has been enjoyable.
Monster Truck Championship finally does justice to the crazy world of monster trucks with a good game, genuine and fun, absolutely standard in its structure but made unique by a control system and physic engine apt for handling steel behemoths, maybe not always perfect but tasty for racing fans looking for different sensations. The freestyle mode is certainly the best part of Teyon's game, with a good number of arenas and a handful of tricks to be chained and controlled with skill. The rest should be played without too many expectations. Technically lackluster, but seeing those wheels spinning in the mud is spectacular.
Monster Truck Championship is an extremely fun game when played on a controller. It mimics the look and feel of the sport well but ends up feeling more like an arcade game than a true simulation. It's unfortunate that players don't get the chance to hone their skills further using a wheel and pedal set up comfortably, since that plays on developing skills that real-world drivers have. Most sims don't allow players to flip trucks or perform wheelies, so this could have been a purely unique experience. Minor tweaks to the formula would definitely save this title from being a forgettable bit of entertainment, and major adjustments to the title’s wheel support are a must if Monster Truck Championship intends to have any longevity with the simracing crowd.
For the Monster Truck fanatics in attendance, those that know the difference between "Hook Up" and "Hooking Clay" or between a "Slap Wheelie" and a "Sky Wheelie", there's going to be something to enjoy in Monster Hunt Championship. But, while there's some fun to be had, the game just feels lacking. The experience is more fitting with arcade-style mechanics compared to the sim-style elements, and by delivering these sim elements it makes the game feel as slow and clunky as the vehicles.
SummaryFrom Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions. But, before you can pull off donuts, wheelies, and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive, yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the un...