• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2002
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  • Summary: In the year 2097, BMX riding has been outlawed and a twisted reality game show is the showcase for public execution of these fugitives. The maniacal host of the show, Dixon Von Blass, has eliminated all but a handful of these riders and resorted to injecting his contestants with a powerfulIn the year 2097, BMX riding has been outlawed and a twisted reality game show is the showcase for public execution of these fugitives. The maniacal host of the show, Dixon Von Blass, has eliminated all but a handful of these riders and resorted to injecting his contestants with a powerful toxin before the show. Injected with the deadly toxin, you were chosen to compete through famous locations and time periods. The only way to survive is to complete objectives, avoid deadly obstacles, and pull off insane tricks--all the while avoiding Dixon's henchmen. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    A solid if shallow BMX racer that actually uses a story as an impetus for pulling off tricks. [Jan 2003, p.70]
  2. Its tough levels should keep you busy for awhile, and the story, while corny, is it at least a reason to play the single-player mode.
  3. Game Informer
    63
    The story aspects and art style are unique, but the seemingly slow-motion gameplay is not. [Feb 2003, p.105]
  4. The idea of having cannons and other things to deliberately impede your progress is an interesting idea, but the implementation still needs work.
  5. All the elements of this game add up to a game that should be rented not bought, bottom line.
  6. 49
    Add that to the sloppy controls, horrendous physics, and the overall rushed feel of the game, and you've got yourself a truly toxic game.
  7. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    We're pretty sure that in the very near future, we'll be using Toxic Grind to torture terrorists into revealing their most closely guarded secrets. Such is the game's badness. [Winter 2002, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1