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  • Summary: Cross is Super Again! The official videogame of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is back with its fourth edition, the most extreme ever!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 15, 2021
    75
    It's a small step further for the official Supercross game, but a step nonetheless.
  2. Mar 15, 2021
    73
    As a newcomer, I didn’t particularly enjoy my time in the realm of Monster Energy Supercross 4. However, this is the same way I felt about all racing games in general. In particular, I would’ve loved it if Supercross 4 held onto newcomers’ hands more throughout the racing process and terminologies instead of having us come in last place every time. Still, I find myself determined to learn how to play and plan to have myself invested in the compound mode in order to learn the right and proper way to race. For long-time players, you may find this to be an enjoyable experience overall as you hop back into a fresh and overall amazing-looking game, but for the newbies out there you’re gonna be in for a rough couple dozen races.
  3. Mar 16, 2021
    70
    Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 brings with it some improvements but they are not as incisive as we hoped. For this game dedicated to American Supercross we feel the need for something new and innovative that will lift the fortunes of the saga.
  4. Mar 11, 2021
    60
    Monster Energy Supercross 4 has no time for beginners, but it's also an inessential upgrade for fans of Supercross 3.
  5. Mar 17, 2021
    60
    Truth be told, Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 on Xbox feels like a step backwards. After the series high point of the third instalment, the enhancements on offer here are clearly designed to be an improvement over that one. However, the changes to the fundamental racing itself make this a far less accessible entry.
  6. Mar 22, 2021
    44
    Although Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 looks better and has seen noticeable improvements in its menus, career mode and some of its racing mechanics, it’s simply not fun due to punishing physics and cheap A.I. A lot of this could be addressed with a patch, but I have no idea as to whether Milestone sees the shocking difficulty curve as a problem. Skip this one. For now, at least.
  7. Mar 15, 2021
    40
    Monster Energy Supercross 4 is a game seemingly made for die-hard fans of the sport and the simulation series. The sheer depth of customization options, a massive roster, the new skill-point system, and a robust track editor provide several reasons for them to keep coming back for more sessions. Newcomers, however, will first have to spend several hours learning the systems and grinding to earn enough money and points to improve their rider and bike before finding much enjoyment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Mar 12, 2021
    8
    Monster Energy Supercross The Official VideoGame 4 as expected from the franchise, shines in its career mode as always. While Career ModeMonster Energy Supercross The Official VideoGame 4 as expected from the franchise, shines in its career mode as always. While Career Mode isn’t technically the first thing that you need to do in this game, it’s most likely where you’ll be spending the most of your time earning your grips on the newest installment. Like with any racing game’s Career Mode, the objective is to motor out on the track in hopes of winning fame and of course rewards. Career Mode itself is divided into three different categories (Futures, Rookie, and Pro) with each sporting tougher competition; more races; the possibility for better rewards. While it’s nice that the basics are there, what really impressed me was that the devs really seemed to go out of the way to put in as many extras as possible. Rather than just throwing the player into multiple races back-to-back, you’re brought to a hub menu in between races. It’s here that you’re not only able to do the basics like look at player stats and perform maintenance on your motor bike a number of different mini-games await. While difficult, performing well in these mini-games nets you points that you can use on what this game has literally dubbed as a skill tree. Additionally, should you manage to impress the crowd during a race then you’ll occasionally be invited to special events where you’re challenged with performing various objectives on the track in order to win larger rewards. When it comes to actual racing Monster Energy Supercross 4 seems to be very particular about how its players handles the game. The drifting techniques that you picked up in many a range series come in handy here, but that’s just the beginning of things. In order to come out on top or for my sake, to just not come in last place then you’ve got to know supercross basics well. This, of course, means things like weight distribution, bike setup, acceleration technique, the proper way to jump, and so on. When it comes to the bare-bones basics of supercross, Monster Energy Supercross 4 doesn’t really tell you anything but I’m sure you’re likely no stranger to the series if you’re reading this. You’re expected to know it already, or go in and learn it. However, once you’re comfortable, this game is actually quite accommodating. There’s a myriad of options available to help players tweak the game settings to their liking. From the ability to have your character auto-adjust to the “Dynamic Flow” option which literally has giant blue arrows telling you how to optimally make your jumps and this game in the series may not be all that friendly in terms of welcoming you into the fold, but as in previous games in the series, once you’re in. The game is plenty accommodating. Things are, admittedly, a little less exciting when examining the courses themselves. This isn’t really anything to be upset about, though. Because M emulates a more realistic style of racing and the courses are also created in a realistic way to learn the ropes. If you’re into supercross, or genuinely appreciate realism, this shouldn’t be an issue at all. However, if you like your racing courses a little more crazy then this may not be your cup of tea as realism is on par for today’s courses. You’ve got usuals, of course, with things like Time Attack and Championship modes, but, once again (because I totally did this in the preview, too), I’d like to focus on a few of my favorites, the first being the Trac Editor and while I can’t play all racing games out there, track editors really aren’t something that I see too often. And, while I personally can’t claim that I’m all too great at creating courses, it was fun being able to mess around on courses that other people made and play with fresh ideas abound. My favorite mode is the Compound which is a wide-open space featuring various mini-games and even a smattering of hidden collectibles, the Compound was probably one of my favorite things to play in the game this season since it gives you plenty of time to practice. Monster Energy Supercross 4 wants you to figure out its finer points, the Compound is a great place to freely practice. On a less important note, it also provides a nice change of pace from the arenas that you’re constantly biking around in. When it comes down to it,Monster Energy Supercross The Official VideoGame 4 is absolutely a game for previous fans of the franchise. So long as you already know about the sport, you probably won’t have too much of an issue jumping right into things, and I’m sure that you’ll enjoy all that the game has to offer. Those who may not know anything about supercross might want to watch out. While things are nice and friendly once you understand the basics, you’re in for a pretty rough start if you’re coming in completely new. If you are indeed a fan of the franchise then head on over to the Xbox digital games store and download the newest the franchise has on offer for you. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2021
    1
    I’ve never seen a game with such poor controls. This game is impossible to learn and who would want to spend endless hours just trying to playI’ve never seen a game with such poor controls. This game is impossible to learn and who would want to spend endless hours just trying to play the game with practically zero chance of winning even in the beginning of the game. It’s ridiculous. Garbage game. Don’t buy. Expand

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