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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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 5, 2019
    90
    Odd collisions and the need for a bit of a grind aside, there is little to not like about this game, with the speedrunning elements, the visuals, the well-worked challenges, and the open feeling of carving your own route all coming together to create something rather wonderful.
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Carefully steering a cyclist down rough mountainside terrain sounds like a fun challenge and Lonely Mountains proves that it indeed is.
  3. Jan 10, 2020
    80
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a beautiful marriage of aesthetics and gameplay. It has the makings of a minor classic.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 28, 2020
    80
    A tranquil trip through the great outdoors, rich in atmosphere and fair challenge. [Issue#186, p.80]
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    78
    Lonely Mountains Downhill is a fun, arcade style challenge that will test even the most hardened of gamer’s nerve. Some bizarre technical issues and dodgy physics let the side down a tad, but it’s far from unplayable. In fact, there’s something rather calming to the whole affair in between the rage that makes playing the game worthwhile – especially as it launches into Gamepass.
  6. Nov 20, 2019
    60
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill has great core gameplay, but it's light on content and its progression forces players to deal with a lot of repetition. The game looks great, sounds great, and controls great (with a controller, anyway), so hopefully the developers get the opportunity to expand on it in a sequel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 22, 2020
    10
    Pros:
    + amazing sound design
    + easy to get used to physics
    + smooth learning curve
    + simple controls
    + relaxing

    Cons:
    (none)
  2. Oct 26, 2019
    8
    When I received my review copy for this I really didn't expect much. Like really how amazing can a bike riding game be really? I was so wrong,When I received my review copy for this I really didn't expect much. Like really how amazing can a bike riding game be really? I was so wrong, and found myself so surprised and wrong. I grew up loving the Hobbit so when I hear Lonely Mountain I think of little guys with furry feet and dragons. That all changed yesterday though when I loaded up this game for the first time. The is a new kind of the mountain and that is Megagon Industries. I never really heard of these guys, and after this I'm really interested in what else these guys have done. This is pure development gold. Never has riding a bike in a game felt this realistic. You just really feel the environments you are in because they are so beautiful to look at. The sounds sound so real. Birds chirping , water running, your bike, etc sounds just like it would if you were really biking down a mountain. It is just mind blowing how great it looks and sounds. I expected a Trials clone, but was so wrong. This game has so much more than that to offer. The camera angles and changes as you ride I have never seen before. They just blew my mind. You will see just about every angle of view on your journey down the hill side. It's hard to believe this started on Kickstarter and this is a Indie release. It really feels and looks like a big budget release, from a major developer. I can't wait to see what is next for these guys.
    There are four different mountains each with four different trails on them. You have to unlock them by completing goals. Some goals will be finishing a trip with under a certain amount of wrecks. Some times it will be for finishing it under a certain amount of time. They aren't super difficult, so you should be able to unlock every area with ease. Some of the items you have to unlock may be a little more difficult though. It never feels repetitive either like a lot of games like this would. There are so many different path to take and find it feels like a fresh trip down the mountain every time. You will have to find these to improve your time any ways if you want to improve on your time to unlock things, and make your way up the leader board.
    The way the game looks and feels I find myself zoning a lot any ways. Just get really into it, because it's so relaxing . The bikes all feel different as well is another reason it doesn't feel like your doing it over and over even if you are.
    Is it for you? I hope so, because it's a really fun and relaxing experience. I found my self having a hard time stepping away from it to do this review. It's also one of those games with a lot of replay value trying to 100% it. Your gonna find yourself going back to it a lot I think. Let's say you only have a few minutes to play before your plans it's one of those you can load up, and just make one trip down that hill before you have to head out. It's also one of those you might find yourself just losing track of time with as well. I really hope to hear from some one who gave this game a chance. I hope they feel the same way about it as I did. If that is you certainly comment below.

    Pros: Beautiful scenery
    Realistic sounds make you feel like you are there.
    Amazing unique camera angles
    Radical wrecks
    Tons of replay value

    Cons: Froze up on loading screens a few times.

    Overall: 8.0 Lonely Mountains Downhill is a really unique cycling game that isn't just beautiful, but also very realistic. You will feel like you are on the mountain, and lose yourself in the amazing game environment.
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  3. Nov 15, 2019
    8
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill might not sound like much on the surface, but this little mountain biking game offers some serious and addictiveLonely Mountains: Downhill might not sound like much on the surface, but this little mountain biking game offers some serious and addictive fun. There is so much to Lonely Mountains: Downhill that the description doesn't cover it. The most important detail, is that this is a game that will please almost anyone. Gameplay involves riding a mountain bike down various mountain trails, but players get to choose exactly how they want to do that. Players who enjoy excitement can take on time trials and try to get down the mountain as fast as possible to earn rewards, such as new bikes and outfits. Players who like to explore can take their time going down the mountain and stray off the path and try to find hidden areas, such as places where their biker can chill out and take a rest. Each trail comes with its own set of challenges, including timed missions, as well as challenges that reward players for not crashing more than a certain number of times.Crashing will happen... Going down a mountain at breakneck speed on a bike is asking for trouble, but the crashes themselves are part of of fun, similar to the trials series. There's often blood and ragdoll effects that might have players deliberately jumping off high cliffs to see what might happen. Even failing in Lonely Mountains: Downhill is entertaining. To help spare frustration, the game does have checkpoints, so when crashes occur, the player only goes back to the most recent checkpoint instead of restarting the level all over again, as the levels can be quite lengthy. Lonely Mountains: Downhill would not work, though, without solid control. Players will find the controls unique, and it's simple to master. Players can earn parts to build a variety of different bikes, also. This includes models that are good at high speeds, bikes that are good for jumping and bikes that can handle more rugged terrain. Each bike might have certain limits, but they all respond well to the game's control set-up. Lonely Mountains: Downhill somewhat retro graphical style, but it works well with the game. The camera views everything from a third-person perspective, so there are times when a tree might block the view a bit, meaning that a player can go off a cliff without realizing it until it's too late, but perhaps that's part of the challenge. Instead of heavy music, the game's sounds are nature sounds as on a real mountain. That adds a serene element to the title, one that explorers will appreciate as they try to discover all the hidden nooks and crannies of each level. There's a great deal too explore and will provide any player with hours upon hours of fun and challenge. Check it out for free right now if you have the Xbox Game Pass subscription. Expand
  4. May 17, 2020
    7
    I'll try to be fair. The game is absolutely stellar if you're into purely sports games that reward delicate skill and a good amount of work toI'll try to be fair. The game is absolutely stellar if you're into purely sports games that reward delicate skill and a good amount of work to master them. However for the people that are mostly in for the fun and the exploration it is not their cup of tea because within a few minutes the exploration part of each level is done so roughly speaking the game is 80 to 90% purely e-sports skill based. Expand
  5. May 9, 2020
    5
    Game is very difficult to master and gets frustrating fast. You basiclly have to memorize all the courses or you have no chance. This is not aGame is very difficult to master and gets frustrating fast. You basiclly have to memorize all the courses or you have no chance. This is not a casual game. Expand
  6. Apr 15, 2020
    0
    Un étron indé, c'est bien pour en parler à un dîner mais c'est encore mieux lorsqu'il a été "kickstarté" ! car on peut alors inviter lesUn étron indé, c'est bien pour en parler à un dîner mais c'est encore mieux lorsqu'il a été "kickstarté" ! car on peut alors inviter les "kickstarteurs" pour en parler ! évidemment, on ne pourra pas inviter tout le monde sinon ça deviendrait un gala... mais quelques "champions" triés sur le volet devraient suffire à égayer notre (et votre) mercredi soir !

    Car un étron kickstarté a le statut très envié d'étron de luxe dans le petit monde très frais des étrons indés. C'est comme s'il se retrouvait légitimé lors de son étronisation ! de là à ce qu'il se retrouve dans la course aux games of étrônes, il n'y a qu'un pas... si on pouvait se torcher avec, bien entendu.

    Quoi qu'il en soit, notre invité est un jeu de VTT tout en 3 dimensions (dingue, ça !) mais en 64 couleurs et sans textures (les textures, c'est pour les lâches !). Mais le pire avec cette caméra automatique, c'est qu'on ne voit pas devant soi à 10 m... ça équivaut à foncer à 300 km/h dans le brouillard ! c'est débile et injouable.

    Donc, direction la poubelle au pas cadencé, en avant marche ! un, deux, un, deux, un... oui votre étron ce sera un. Mais un zéro en vrai bien entendu.
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