Rated 1 out of 10
by kreindog32 DO NOT BUY
Very Disappointed in the horrific game play. Compared to last years and all previous years THQ made this ridiculously bad. The movement of the rider on the bike and how the bike reacts to the track are changed from before in a way that makes the user feel like there was no effort put into making it realistic. The game has little to offer, not even a career mode this year. Don't be fooled by the cheap price to think more money will be made on downloads for add ons, its cheap because it sucks!
Rated 10 out of 10 by EP1C Dont listen to other people this game rocks!
When I write this I am completley serious, I am addicted to this game. I figured out that everybody who actually rides motorcycles will enjoy this game (me included). I loved the new rider format, and leveling system. This game does not compare to relfex. I felt that Reflex is a good game but I found myself devoting more of my time to this game. Others don't suggest it because like I said earlier I is more enjoyable for people who actually ride motorcycles. It complies to more realistic terms which is why most people dont like it. When I played this game it made me feel like I was actually riding at some points. I definetley suggest to THQ that they continue doing everything like they did in this game, but of course some tweeks so that you could tell this one apart from the first one. I even feel sorry for James Stewart because he had a big input in this game, and made it awesome but yet it is disliked by most. In the end I say this game is a must have to dirtbike riders and for people who don't ride buy reflex.
Rated 2 out of 10 by drjimmyrustles Not enough dinosaurs
This game is horrible. The first few hours of game play are awesome but after a while you start to realize it's flaws. There's only a handful of tracks, the clutch is pointless(there's no shifting and just slamming on the gas makes you accelerate as fast as when you dump the clutch), the bikes and quads have no bottom end power, you don't get any power unless the throttle is wide open and then it's impossible to keep the front end down. The sound is horrible, sometimes it will sound like the engine is bogged down and about to die when you have the throttle wide open in the straights. The handlebars don't show up in first person mode unless you hit a bump and the front end comes up. there are only 13 vehicles in the game if you count in the bonus vehicles. The 450 dirt bike class is like impossible because James Stewart is magical and has like every perk in the game and goes twice as fast as you. This game also had a serious lack of dinosaurs.
Rated 1 out of 10 by MxVsAtvEnthusiast A Huge Step Backwards...
I was excited for this game because i love this series, however it is terrible. If all you want to do is race Nationals then go ahead and buy it because that is basically all you can do. Sure there will be DLC but there is no possible way it will save this game. The graphics and physics are fantastic. But the rest is horrible, and here's why: There is NO SUPERCROSS, NO FREESYLE, NO VEHICLES (other than Dirt Bikes and ATVs), NO LOADING SCREEN TRACK, 2 Player is absolutely a fail. You cannot play with two different user accounts on two player, which sucks. Also on free ride you cannot switch vehicles until exiting to the main menu. Honestly the only good things about this game are the controls, realism, and graphics other than that its a total waste of time and money. They need to make a game just like Mx Vs Atv untamed again and just add in the physics and graphics and it would be amazing. DO NOT BUY THIS you will be disappointed.
Rated 5 out of 10 by KNSHORNET Mixed Bag
Big step back for THQ and the MX vs. ATV series. Game play and physics are glitchy and look and feel incomplete. There was NO dlc available at launch. There is no Campaign or Championship mode or any mode for that matter. You literally ride the same 3 tracks over and over until you level up enough then you repeat the cycle again a couple more times.
On the upside, the graphics of the tracks, bikes and riders are awesome. Better than Reflex. The bikes sound way better. You actually hear a shift sound and the rpm's change. The Stewart compound is cool. The rider skill is a cool addition as well.
Other than that, the game is pretty disappointing. Even though the game was 40 bucks, I still feel I overpaid. I feel like I bought a game that was rushed, only 25 percent complete. Needs a lot of work and will be very skeptical about purchasing their next game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Jacobious high hopes
the last game was good, with some obvious game play faults. Lets hope that the glitches are fixed and the developers have brought the genre to the next level, and didn't just slightly tweak the game and re sell it as new. I for one wish that someone would try and make a motocross/supercross simulation game for consoles. lose the monster trucks, planes, and golf carts, and make a serious dirtbike/ atv racing game with real tracks and a killer career mode. I think the mx v atv guys have the physics down, i LOVE the changing tracks and developing ruts in the dirt, but we still need a game to shed some light on what its like to be a pro racer, the way they did it in the UFC games. Training, practicing, doing pr stuff, qualifying, and racing for a championship in both indoor and outdoor venues. I am waiting for the day when a game like this finally drops.
Rated 7 out of 10 by AZMOTO121 It's Lacking what Reflex had
First of all I love all motocross games.... That being said, MX Reflex was by far the best motocross game ever to be made. The gameplay in Reflex is definitely better than Alive in my opinion, My biggest complaint with alive honestly has to be the tracks. Reflex had amazing supercross tracks and this game has none except the one in Stewarts Compund, which by the way if it werent for Stewarts Compound in this game then I would have dropped my rating of this game even more. The rest of the tracks in this game are not that realistic to me and are quite boring. Last complaint has to be that your rider pretty much looks like a goon the whole time....he never puts his foot out whichreally bothers me, I guess I just had higher expectations after Reflex The game is still good but it kinda feels like they took the game back to MX2002 and MXSuperfly feel.
Rated 5 out of 10 by speedb199 not the best
i had high hopes for ms vs. atv alive when i heard it coming out. i thought the idea of bar to bar racing was good. the problem is.... it doesnt work.the game play is extremely stiff. take untamed and reflex handling controls and that was it feels like. the big whips that you could pull in reflex are gone now. actual game play is terrible. theres two tracks you have to race over and over and over again to even unlock another track. its extremely frustrating and overall makes the game boring. but as soon as you get the unlockable tracks the game picks up. the courses do have a real feel to them because they are tight and forces you to utilize your clutch and brake a lot more. i have yet to find the "flow" of the tracks and makes them feel choppy and slow. personally i think thq has been slipping on the quality of their games and really pushing the limit on inovatting mx games. we all know there arent a lot of mx games to choose from so this game really dims the light on the genre. hopefully what ive been hearing about the D C is true then the game should be getting better.overall not my favorite of the series but it does have potential with D C.
Rated 7 out of 10 by JosH2o Not quite what I had in mind...
I had written a preview buzz about this game, hoping to see monster trucks or at least buggies in it again, but no such luck--yet. The game is a great buy at first glance, being priced far below the norm for a new release. To buy all the downloadable content, it brings the price up to the full $60+/- that I was expecting. They are supposed to be releasing loads of additional content in the coming months(why I said 'yet' before). Concerning graphics, the first screens I saw were pretty jagged, but they're actually astounding. The rider's clothes flap in the wind! The ground modification is enhanced greatly in this installment; you're able to dig ruts faster in looser packed dirt opposed to rougher terrain. All in all, it's a pretty decent game, though somewhat lacking if you can't get the DLC.
Rated 7 out of 10 by bassman1 okay game if you like dirt bikes and atvs
THe game itself is fun. There is not a career mode which sucks and you have to keep racing the same tracks over and over until you rank up and even then you only unlock like 6 more tracks. This game is ok if you like to just mess around and scrub a few jumps. more realistic than other mx atv games ive played. I do have a major problem not with the game but with THQ. I downloaded the HONDA 450R ATV and once i rank it to a 3 star the bike will no longer load and it freezes the game up. SO until THQ fixes this glitch or refunds my money for buying the atv I am letting all know not to download anything for this game. I was a level 43 out of 50 when the DLC ruined my saved game. Now i have to start all over at a 1 again. Thanks THQ for responding to my emails!!! NOT.