Rated 9 out of 10 by MrSifter It's better than you think...
If you can look past the slightly dated graphics, this is a fantastic simulation of off-road racing. It takes a little while to get used to the controls, but once you do, you really start to appreciate the challenge and depth that this title offers. You can customize the paint job on your vehicle, as well as all the internal parts (Engine, Suspension, Brakes, Tires, etc.). The game has over 160 vehicles, and around 45 different tracks to race on. It includes Rally events, Circuit races, Hill climbs, and traditional Baja races that can last up to 3 hours! The game also offers competitive online racing for up to 10 people. I'm hoping THQ releases a patch to fix the frame rate issues the PS3 version has. The Xbox 360 version seems to run a bit smoother in my play test. If you're one of those gamers that wants perfection in graphics, or something to show off the power of your PS3, you may want to look elsewhere. For everyone else that can look past the slight flaws this game has, and can appreciate a game for depth, challenge, re-playability, etc... this may be the game for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by 2manybrokenbones Realistic racing action
I have been waiting quite some time for a game like this. I race off-road and have been for years. Almost everything is done correctly in my opinion. I will agree with most reviews that I have read, that the graphics are definitely not top notch. The handling though is surprisingly realistic. I cannot ever remember a time when I was racing where I could let go of my steering wheel and continue in a straight line. This game makes you work for your victories, just like in real racing you need to keep your hands on the wheel. There is no unrealistic turbo boosting going on with this title. You do however actually have to use your brakes (something new for off-road titles) and I love it. Imagine having to work for a win. Almost endless combinations for parts and fine tuning for those who love to tweak. The only true flaws I see in this game are 1 the graphics and #2, what was a game developer thinking making a game that you cannot pick up and beat in an afternoon. If you like super fast, high flying fantasy racing then this is not for you. If you want a great simulation racer that actually challenges you then I highly recommend Baja.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Eddiespagetti Best rally game made!!!!1
Baja is an outstanding game i mean its like the best rally game made this year. All the customization, like u can customize your engine, suspension, brakes, body, etc. My favorite is the damage it relates too the damage in real life. I've been watching Baja races on TV and it looks a lot similar. They did a lot on the suspension, how it reacts to the terrain. Ive been reading about the new Baja 1000 coming out the 28. Now they are adding ATVs, motorcycles and more of the vehicles, Its going to be like ATV vs mx games but now theres gonig to be damage and better graphics. I'm hoping that Baja 1000 will have better graphics than Baja edge of control. So who ever likes challenge and customization i recommend u too get this game. But wait if u r thinking off buying it now if i were u i would wait tell October 28. to get the newest and better Baja.
Rated 10 out of 10 by a big person Best racing game ever!!!
This is an awesome game! You can do so, so much on it! I would definitely recommend this for anyone needing a challenge! The graphics could be better, but what they lack in graphics, they made up for in gameplay. This game has the most amount of vehicles I have ever seen! Best physics. You can pop your tires, blow your radiator, and even lose your oil! I hope you don't listen to the bad reviews on other websites, because those guys aren't looking for a challenge.That is the problem with most video games nowadays, they're way to easy to complete, but not this one. This is based on the annual Baja Races in Baja Mexico. It also has many more but the Bajas are the best part. BUY THIS GAME! Seriously, it ROCKS! Way better than MX vs. ATV or anything like that.
Rated 9 out of 10 by biglee tight game..cant be no punk!
first off, i all ways by old games, or games that didnt get alot of PR..off feedback, so i seen that it had a high9 game ply.. bought it for $10 bucks.. and its fun.. alot of bumping, but u can do it too.. and all i gotta say is learn the controls.. pull back on that stick, and use the clutch....still playn after 5-6months..