12 years ago
I was really hoping that Baja 1000 was going to be a decent off-road racing game especially since the PS3 doesn't have much to offer currently in this category. The first thing I noticed was the sub-par graphics. Baja 1000 looks like a PS2 game in PS3 packaging. Framerate is OK without any pop up or choppy animations. Baja 1000 is seriously lacking in the sound department. Minor differences, if any, between vehicle types. Again, a throw back to PS2 games of yesterday. Menu and racing soundtracks are decent with current bands etc. Vehicle control in Baja 1000 is OK if you're not up for any real challenge. Terrain seems to have little affect on vehicle suspension. It's very easy to slide around any given turn without so much as a tap on the brakes! Collisions with other vehicles also seem to have little affect on your vehicle regardless of type. Overall, sub-par graphics and sound, more arcade like even though Baja 1000 carries the "Official" tag in the title. If you're looking for a realistic sim of off-road Baja style racing, look elsewhere. Personally I would recommend Colin McRae's "Dirt" for sim fans and "Motorstorm: Pacific Rift" for those looking for an arcade like challenge.
No: I don’t recommend this product