Baja: Edge of Control
Unique game, but not for everyone
This game is pretty well dismissed by racing gamers: it doesn't have the panache of the Forza Motorsports series, or the hipness of Dirt; what it does have is a pretty realistic simulation of Baja racing. It isn't easy. It isn't edge of your seat excitement. It hasn't got a thumping techno soundtrack or the demure enunciation of Forza or colossal wrecks or ... you get the picture, right? Playing this game is like actually DRIVING in Baja! You have to maintain concentration or you will go right over. You have to actually scan ahead to look at the surface (wet slows you down, sand is hard to steer in). The competition is tough. But if you prevail and bear with it, your skills will improve and you will feel like you actually accomplished something difficult. So it isn't for everyone, and sure enough, not everyone likes it. But if you like real racing sims with none of the fluff, this is a great and very re-playable game. And the freeform driving is a quick way to waste a couple hours without actually having to drive to Mexico.
I love this game.......I hate this game!!
Okay, I happen to be an off-road fan. So when I saw this game (used of course) I thought to myself , this would be such a fun game to get into. Well I brought the game home!! And now, its just collecting dust. I love this game for the realistic graphics and the awesome engine sound. I hate this game because it seems when you race you have the SLOWEST truck in the bunch. Heaven help you if you lose your way and go off the track, you won't be winning that race!! Honestly the trucks are limited to what you can drive. All the real rad TROPHY TRUCKS you would have to unlock a level (GOOD LUCK)!! Not my idea of a good time game. The controls aren't too shabby, yes it does give a "real off-road effect", however steering can be a little tighter so you can have some sort of control. If your interested in playing career mode, make sure you have ALOT of patience. Its gonna take a bit of time to even think of winning a race or even coming in 3rd, at the most part!!! One thing that is half way descent is the tracks..... I hope someone different comes out withan off-road game...BUT EVEN BETTER!!!
This game really is a great game. It's a bit hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun to play. It's hard and not a game you just mash the gas and go off the track, you have to pay attention to the track. Anyway, I wasnt gonna buy it and my friend did. After I played it for a while it really grew on me. I would say if you like racing games then try it, but if you're into arcade racers then you might not wanna get it, but i think it's a lot of fun. There are also a ton of tracks to pick from. The baja events can be a bit long, but they are still fun. I played online too and it was just fine. The upgrade system is okay. It's what you would expect: engine, tires, brakes, etc. Load times aren't too long, but they are there. It's a game where it's hard to just pick up the controller and win your first race. Even on easy, it's still hard.
OMG WHAT A GAME
This game has many great things so I'm going to start with the graphics, the car graphics don't look great but they look good, however the tracks and back grounds look perfect. The game itself is really hard and is a lot of fun to play, it's not like those other racing games where you are going to win all the time. No, you have to fight for that win. You can customize the cars in performance but you can't really change the way they look. That was the only disappointing thing in this game, but you can go and look at all the setups for the car and change shocks and all that stuff to make it drive better or to your liking. Online is a lot of fun and has a lot of different things you can do, this game has TONS to do and is really fun. I think for any one who likes to play racing games or just off road games should get this game.
This is an amazing game!!!
this game is amazing. Forget all the haters that dont know how to play the game. Stick to your halo........crybabies. I love the tracks, i love the trucks, i love this game. They really nailed it on this game. Granted the graphics are not the best in the world, but still an amazing game. And for those of you who whine about coming in last every race, be quiet and learn how to play the game. Anyway I'm almost done with the career.... now i need to work on the free ride. trust me, there is plenty of stuff to do on this game. I would definantly recommend this to a fellow OFFROAD ENTHUSIAST!!! Im not gona recommend it to some halo playing mouthbreather.
This is one of the best off-road games ive ever played the realism of the controls and physics remind me of actually driving in the dirt. Although the realism is good the vehicle selection is limited: as in there are many different styles of trucks and buggys but there all the same speed stock theres no good starting truck like in other racing games...also the vehicle customization is limited once youve added all that you can add all you can do is tune your truck but thats how all racing games are i guess...i like the race tracks and the race types im a rally fan but the curcuit races are cool im not al the way through the game but so far the game is wayy fun for the full effect you gotta get the racing wheel it makes the game that much more real...out of what ive played so far i give this game a 9.5/10 its very entertaining
Finally a Good Off Road Racing Game.
I was kinda worried about getting this game because it takes a lot of processing power and memory to do a game like this. But THQ did a really good job There a couple things they need to work on. There suppose to be 2 people the vehicle. A driver and a co driver this game only has the driver. When you call for help half of the time the helicopter never shows up so you pretty much waste time stop where they say there going to be for nothing which really gets on my nerves. The graphics are awesome they could work on the vehicle graphics a little more Almost every trophy truck out there is custom so i can see why is a little hard to do. Robby Gordon's trophy truck is on here but its really not his its Allen Pfluger's There just needs to be a little more detail in the vehicles. As for the control its good i like it all and all I think this game is a must buy i think who ever buys it will like it. Its the first off road racing game that has good graphics and a blast to play i think the next Baja will be way better just because this is there first and there will always be a few tweaks to be made here there.
This game is pretty fun, but it is a great game for free play. I am not so crazy about the career so i think this is more of a free play game that a career game.
Worst RAcing Game so far
Wow this game is awful. I pick this game up thinking it'll be really fun, boy was I wrong. They restrict you so much you can't go off the track or else they send you back if you go more than 15 feet while driving off there. That and the controls are horrible it seems like u can't control car at all. That and wheres the driver? Aren't cars supposed to have drivers I mean last time I checked in order for cars to drive they need a driver. Also if you have the unfortunate event of getting stuck in last you get stuck in last the whole race and is impossible to pull to the front I don't know how anyone can play this game except for moderately easy achievement points. I would not recommend this game to anyone. Don't listen to what other players say this game is awful.
My personal favorite racing game of all time!
This game is well worth its weight in gold! It has so many tracks that you cant memorise them like other games, which keeps it interesting and chanllenging. The suspension moves so realisticly that it seems as though a THQ put a decent amount of time into it. The handleing is very realistic too, unlike other off-road games such as dirt. You accualy get moved by the bumps under you, you cant just fly down a dirt road with your throttle bodies wide open and expect to go perfectly straight down the road at 100M.P.H. The damage is realistic too, your car doesn't just die for no reason you can watch your gauges and see whats going on, and go into pits for repair. you can even stop and use your spare tire if you get a flat. this is why I love BAJA Edge of Control!!!