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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: Just you and your bike — take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash — all the way from the peak to the valley.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 14, 2020
    100
    I have become obsessed with this game in the last week, with the moments of quiet, uninterrupted, intense concentration it has given me at a time when focusing is difficult. The game has a simple concept, executed very well, with precise controls and finely balanced difficulty, but it is the magical ambience and an urge towards self-mastery that keep drawing me back, hurtling downhill with my heart in my mouth.
  2. May 31, 2020
    90
    Extreme sports come to Nintendo Switch thanks to Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Descending a mountain has never been so addicting and satisfying. If you like extreme sports simulation games and even if it is your first time with this type of titles, we recommend this challenge.
  3. Jun 26, 2020
    90
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill is one of those prime examples of a game so simple in its concept but executed so well. There’s a constant force pulling you back in for one more death-defying ride that fans of the Trials series will be no stranger to. Unlike Ubisoft’s loud and goofy rider though, Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a beautiful experience – often times tranquil – that proved an obsession of mine for weeks, the call of the mountain too strong to drag myself away.
  4. May 15, 2020
    85
    Whether you’re pedaling down tight paths with little margin for error, catching air off natural stone ramps, or getting a quicker than expected reprieve by cruising over a railed bridge, Lonely Mountains: Downhill delivers a challenging, yet remarkably calming, experience. Don’t let a few miscues prevent you from checking this one out; it’s a game worth mastering.
  5. Jun 17, 2020
    80
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a new, minimalist kind of extreme sports experience. Whether you’re popping on for a quick run or spending longer riding across numerous mountains, Lonely Mountains provides a challenging but ultimately relaxing experience.
  6. 80
    One of the best video games to ever be based around cycling, with the stylised visuals and pitch perfect controls creating an impressively immersive experience.
  7. Jun 12, 2020
    60
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill is the perfect game to play between other big gaming sessions. It's easy to pick up and the adrenaline will become addictive. The only real downside is that the control methods take time to get used to, which can deter some.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. May 9, 2020
    10
    Absolutely fantastic and Perfect for the Switch, both handheld and Docked modes. The vibration on the joycons also provide a great sensation.
  2. May 26, 2020
    10
    Amazing little game. It is so much fun to race down the mountains slow as well as very fast. It also provides some nice depth due to theAmazing little game. It is so much fun to race down the mountains slow as well as very fast. It also provides some nice depth due to the various bike variations that offer different skills which makes it lots of fun to play the tracks over and over to find all the crazy nice shortcuts. The steering is sometimes not that intuitive due to the camera movements but the pixel art and lovely design are incredibly well done. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2022
    9
    Something so peaceful yet challenging at the same time. This game gives you the feel of being in the woods. There are some challenges that areSomething so peaceful yet challenging at the same time. This game gives you the feel of being in the woods. There are some challenges that are a bit annoying - for me personally the ones that you have to make it to the bottom without crashing once. Overall this is a great game to pick up and play often and always. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2020
    8
    The game could be frustrating at points, but I always felt compelled to come back, try again and improve. It's a fun experience and a greatThe game could be frustrating at points, but I always felt compelled to come back, try again and improve. It's a fun experience and a great game for when you want to get into a flow state while maybe listening to music or a podcast.

    I felt compelled to show some support for the devs of this game and couldn't think of a better way, other than my purchase of the game. It is a very fun, satisfying, and addictive "pick up and play"/short burst type of game.

    I enjoy trials games when they are done well and found Ubisoft's products lacking, especially on Switch. I also have always hoped for a good mountain biking game, and Lonely Mountains fuses both. Simple but often challenging, the controls in my opinion are great once you get used to them, the gameplay gets you hooked, the physics are mostly good though there are frustrating sensitivities to crashes. And one more thing: the sound design is great! Natural, ambient nature sounds, and the sounds of the bike you are riding. Simple, great and natural sound.

    Performance is not as good on Switch as on other platforms, but it hasn't interfered with my enjoyment. I'm enjoying this game a lot and I hope to see a sequel or DLC in the future. Recommended! Though I'd say 9 is a more accurate rating, I feel the need to rate it 10 because a 7.4 user score is completely unfair and too low in my honest opinion. User score averages are flawed.
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  5. May 8, 2020
    7
    I would love to say that it's a great port from xbox/ps4 but unfortunately it's not.

    Graphix : I know that the Switch Hardware doesn't have
    I would love to say that it's a great port from xbox/ps4 but unfortunately it's not.

    Graphix : I know that the Switch Hardware doesn't have the power of the Xbox and ps4 but the textures are muddy and not crisp..The game isn't graphically realistic..Switch should handle that easily

    Performance: Framerate stutter and fps drops are noticeable. Especially if you drive faster and better.

    Gameplay : Smooth as on Ps4 and Xbox

    Verdict : It's a great game. But the Performance Problems and the muddy Graphics Stopps it from being awesome.

    I Hope the Developers put some work on it and patch it to make the experience better.

    7/10
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  6. Jun 22, 2020
    7
    Like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a good, worthwhile and relaxing distraction from the world (except it's downhill mountain biking and youLike Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a good, worthwhile and relaxing distraction from the world (except it's downhill mountain biking and you die a lot). Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2020
    2
    You can tap a tree whilst barely moving and still crash and die. Incomprehensible physics and tedious, slow gameplay. Just horrible.

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