MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Game is a great racing game, just don't be expecting to win races quickly. All the fun of the real life sport and then some. Perhaps a little on the harsh side for those unfamiliar with this particular facet of motorsport, especially in terms of it assuming you're up to speed with key mechanics.
MXGP 2020 is not a particular show of effort, and the consequence of this are noticeable on platforms that are not the PlayStation 5. On the new Sony flagship, however, a (rather primitive, admittedly) use of the DualSense is more than enough, and does a lot of work when it comes to feeling the bike in your hands. As for the rest, there are noticeable, but also not particularly impressive improvements on the (already good) MXGP 2019 experience. But let’s be honest, what we’re waiting for from Milestone is a true next gen game.
On PS5 MXGP 2020 retains all the great physics, addictive racing and hardcore elements of the original release, but at the same time remains a poor game, content-wise, with the absence of a career mode being its biggest flaw.
The MXGP franchise continues its trip towards the top, with great visuals and a refreshing lack of long loading times. The DualSense offers a nice amount of feedback during races, making it easier for gamers to immerse themselves into the experience. However, the inconsistent reset system and overall lack of content keep MXGP 2020 from reaching the lofty heights it aims for.
MXGP 2020 feels like it was made for those who already enjoy the series. Whilst the gameplay is solid enough, it is often unforgiving, and with little in the way of new modes, you'll likely grow tired quickly.
Not quite the next-gen (currently gen, I guess) debut that motocross fans would have hoped for, MXGP 2020 nonetheless does a relatively commendable job of filling a distinctly motocross shaped hole in the PlayStation 5 library. It's just a shame that more hasn't been done to make use of the cutting edge technology that has brought MXGP 2020 to life - doubly so given the resoundingly solid core racing experience that developer Milestone has wrought and refined here.
SummaryCareer Mode: Take the role of a rookie in the world of Motocross. Join an official team or create your own. Live the main challenge of the career: racing through the official 2020 season. HEIGHTMAP BASED TRACK EDITOR. A new touch of realism for your tracks. Choose between 4 different terrain types. Use the heightmaps to create the track ...