MX vs. ATV Alive is one of the best racing games I've played in a while, and is actually a racing game I'm somewhat decent at. The Rider Reflex System didn't take that long to get used to and if you have issues controlling the vehicle, you can always go into a free roam area to practice (and get some small XP). The only thing that makes me rate this game the way I did was the unlock system. If it was based on race performance and not ludicrous amounts of XP, I'd definitely rate the game higher.
On the positive side, the game features a strong racing engine, good graphics, and competent AI racers, and the multiplayer races are exciting. On the negative, the presentation is pretty basic, the event selection is limited, severely so for a while into the game, and the DLC available at the time of this writing is a bit on the sparse side. With more content it would be a stellar game, but for now it's more for fans of the sport than anyone else.
So, I agree with most of the reviews that there isn't much to this game outside of the racing, but who cares. There is no other motorcycle game like this, and the fact that it's dirtbikes makes it that much better. The reflex control returns, and that's awesome. The fact that you don't get knocked off the bike with every little bump now is awesome. The weight and clutch control, seat bounce, scrub and whips, all of this is a really nice touch add the control that was missing from every other racing game I've played. There is no other motocross game (just like there was only 1 matrix).
I do have to say though, all this makes it difficult to play properly for a noob, but if you can't seat bounce or control the clutch, you don't really have to worry about it. I wouldn't take a way a bit of the control and I don't think it makes things more difficult for rookie's, just leave the difficulty setting appropriate until you're ready for the additional challenge and control.
MX vs. ATV Alive is a decent racing game that has excellent controls and a ton of customizable options. It's too bad that there just aren't that many circuits and the lack of a tutorial might put off people that are new to the franchise.
The only thing that can possibly be complimented with Alive would be a few vague ideas with the potential for fun; but grading on those alone is hardly enough. Whatever the game could have been is smothered in the dirt.
This is my first game in the MX VS ATV series, and most likely the last. Yes, at first it was interesting, we even managed to play with others along with other poor fellows (for other people of level 50 who have been playing this game since the day of release, I admit I can’t), but in the end - there’s absolutely nothing to do here.
Yes, the music here is great and the game is graphically well preserved (even by public standards) but the lack of a career area and track variety feels very inferior + if your opponent breaks away from you at the beginning of the race - you have about 0% chance to catch up with your opponent even for 5 laps - experienced players do not get errors, and the design of those risks of the route that is here is not very good. Glory to Ukraine!
a very boring game, there is literally nothing to do in it, I drove a couple of tracks and that’s it, the physics is not very good, there are few tracks, there are very few motorcycles and customization, in fact, in order to open the next tracks I have to drive the same tracks on the same ones motorcycles and ATVs, there is no content in the game at all
I had more fun mocking this game with a friend while I played it than I actually had playing it with my friend.
It is incredibly mediocre, worst motorcross game I've played. Even Motorcross Madness was more fun than this piece of garbage. It has no business being on the 360, I'm not sure it has business being anywhere except maybe at a boredom convention being held in the heart of the sun.