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  • Summary: Mark McMorris Infinite Air is a fresh welcome into snowboarding for newcomers and a challenging step into ungroomed territory for seasoned boarders. Get ready to shred custom-built runs and show off gnarly tricks across vast, personalized terrain parks and 100+ square miles of back country.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Nov 2, 2016
    65
    Behind tough controls there's a game quite enjoyable, that makes up for its lack of content with good options for user generated content.
  2. Oct 30, 2016
    60
    It doesn’t quite strike a perfect balance between simulation and arcade-like accessibility.
  3. Nov 6, 2016
    51
    I was really looking forward to Infinite Air with its skate-infused controls. But unfortunately the control scheme is clumsy so your boarder feels like someone who had a few too many shots before going on the slope.
  4. Oct 30, 2016
    50
    Mark McMorris Infinite Air gets the fundamentals roughly right and has quite a bit of customisation, but that's about all there is to it. It's a blank, newly laid sheet of snow – fresh and clean, but nothing exciting comes of it.
  5. 50
    Mark McMorris Infinite Air is not going to appeal to more casual snowboarding fans, and unfortunately I would include myself in that category. If you are looking for a game that you can pick up easily and pull off some crazy looking tricks, you might want to look elsewhere. However, with properly aligned expectations and a willingness to sink some time into learning the game's mechanics, you can get a lot out of this one.
  6. Nov 1, 2016
    40
    There just isn't much fun to be had with "Infinite Air" because of a steep learning-curve that isn't overcome in a reasonable amount of time.
  7. 35
    Avoid this poorly structured game as if it was a tree in your riding line.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    Base on 80 hours :
    Infinite AIr is the most authentic snowboarding game ever made. Learning curve is massive, animations are impressive,
    Base on 80 hours :
    Infinite AIr is the most authentic snowboarding game ever made. Learning curve is massive, animations are impressive, sound design is nearly perfect and, the most important, gameplay is fantastic. Don't trust official reviewers and try this game (free demo on steam).
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  2. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    I've been playing snowboard games since they have been making them and been a snowboarder for 25 years. Every year new games would come outI've been playing snowboard games since they have been making them and been a snowboarder for 25 years. Every year new games would come out and it often felt like they were missing the point, especially in the past few console generations. They graphics got prettier, but the ability to add creativity and style to your riding just fell apart. For me Amped 2 on the Xbox was the high water mark for snowboard games. Most games since then would look pretty in the trailers, but once you got to the actual riding the mechanics just weren't there.

    For me what matters in a snowboard game is having control of your board and the ability to add your own personal style to your riding. I can happily say Infinite Air has the most board control of any snowboard game made, there are no pre canned animations for your flips and spins, you can control the level of spin and inversion along with the amount of grab tweak. You can even nollie, shifty, revert, noseslide, grind etc.

    As a consequence of the depth of control they give you, the trick system is very complicated and hitting timing right is very important. You aren't going to pick up this game and be throwing every move right off the bat. However, those people that put in the time to learn the trick system will be rewarded with a deep control system that allows you to creatively flow down the mountain with your own style. The game also includes a well executed level editor that allows players to create their own custom runs and hills and share them with the community, so the replay-ability is endless.

    There are a few downsides to the game. On the Ps4 there is a lot of pop in with the features and textures that detracts from the open vistas. Also some places in the runs can feel a bit slow or you can get stuck in a flat spot if you crash in a bad place. The graphics don't quite match up to Steep, but the trick system and gameplay are lightyears beyond on the snowboarding side. The developer seems to be actively improving the game and I hope to see more content and enhancements as time goes on.

    Whether you are are spinning triple corks in the park or slow boned out methods over a cliff in the backcountry, this is the game that will get you closest to the flow and creativity of real snowboarding from the comfort of your couch.
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  3. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    This is without a doubt the best snowboarding game of all time. I got Steep before this and enjoyed it, the graphics are beautiful and theThis is without a doubt the best snowboarding game of all time. I got Steep before this and enjoyed it, the graphics are beautiful and the game is whimsical and arcade like, but as soon as I got used to the controls (takes a couple days), Steep became unplayable. The controls are as intuitive as possible and the game feels like snowboarding. This is the first game I have played that has successfully made me feel that. The attention to detail from the way you lock in to rails, the way grabs have an effect on the axis of your rotation, how you spin after a tree tap, it’s all just like the real thing.
    I think the problem Infinite Air has is that because it came from a smaller studio the graphics are not what they are in Steep, and that those who reviewed it are gamers rather than snowboarders. The 5.5 rating it has on this site is a testament to that. Every snowboarder I know that plays it had been hooked on it since its release, and now four years later still play it as they did when it first came out.
    Admittedly the campaign mode or “Circuit” as the game calls it does not have much replay value, and it gets immensely difficult to complete due in no small part to the game not being able to accurately name the tricks you are doing, but the open world and online modes are incredible. The procedurally generated terrain is as entertaining as it is endless. The World Editor feature makes it possible to create whatever you desire within the generated mountains, and some of the stuff kids have made is simply jaw dropping. The game is as variable and different every time you play it as snowboarding is, and the only reason I can think of for why you could get bored of it is because of a lack of imagination. Perfect switch frontside boardslide to pretzel 270 out on a rail in the park, or go for a stylish boosted backside 900 tail grab in the backcountry, it doesn’t matter. The limit is your own creativity.
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  4. Jan 9, 2017
    9
    Wow I am loving this game. The tricks feel fun and some of the user created slopes are impressive. I want Infinite Air 2 in the future. NowWow I am loving this game. The tricks feel fun and some of the user created slopes are impressive. I want Infinite Air 2 in the future. Now that I'm knowledgeable about how to do the tricks they make sense to real life Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2016
    9
    Physics wise this is the snowboarding game that I've been waiting for forever. In a world without Skate 4 this is my go to game on the PS4 forPhysics wise this is the snowboarding game that I've been waiting for forever. In a world without Skate 4 this is my go to game on the PS4 for all things tricks and board riding. Every day I find gold in this game, whether it's stumbling upon a randomly generated big mountain line, to downloading the highest rated and liked user created parks, each day brings something new. The community is growing like crazy and the parks people are creating are off the wall. I'm so thankful to the devs for making this game, as a snowboarder/skateboarder I couldn't ask for more. Rating a 9 out of 10 because there's room for a few more park features and customizable riding gear. Expand
  6. Oct 31, 2016
    8
    Great game one hell of a learning curve but def. Satisfying when you can land tough tricks. Building your own park is awesome. You can sculptGreat game one hell of a learning curve but def. Satisfying when you can land tough tricks. Building your own park is awesome. You can sculpt the snow and there is a decent variety of objects to use. Would highly recommend! Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2016
    1
    What a waste of an opportunity. This game could have been so good, I was hoping it would be. The controls are horrendously complex, it's hardWhat a waste of an opportunity. This game could have been so good, I was hoping it would be. The controls are horrendously complex, it's hard to imagine someone designed them that way. And what's with the stupid respawning? There's graphical issues with clipping and the snow disapearing in large patches. It's not work the money or the time. This game was a good idea, but so poorly executed. Expand

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