Finally another motocross game has hit the shelves and we made sure to get ourselves a copy as soon as possible to see how the game ranks up in the world of MX games, which, let’s be honest – are far and few between.
-The only MX1 and MX2 championship game!
-Licensed sponsors, brands, dirt bikes and tracks are available!
-World renowned riders are available to race with like Cairoli, Dungey, Frossard, Villopoto, Reed, Roczen and even SA’s own Tayla Rattray!
-Choose to race on real dirt bikes – Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, TM and KTM!
-Unlock and race in real factory teams!
-Stylish whips and scrubs are in order!
- Ruts form on the track during the race and help with traction!
-Tracks have different terrain; varying from muddy to sand to hardpack and the bikes react differently on each track!
- Choose to race on real MX tracks from the FIM series!
-The game is cheap!
-Graphics on the MX tracks can be better
-Not enough MX tracks
-Cant edit your riders name and number
-Rider control can be better
-Trick mode is way too out of proportion
-Trick mode is too simple and gets boring
-Scrubs have to be done over almost every jump to make sure you get the boost
-More kit and helmet options should have been included
Being the only game that exclusively features the MX1 and MX2 championship and all the official licensed sponsors, brands, tracks and dirt bikes that come with it gives the game credibility. When first getting started in the career mode the game seems very simple and almost a disappointment. There are four heroes (riders) to choose from each having their own area of expertise – three of these heroes need to be unlocked. In order to unlock new challenges, heroes, improve skills, helmets, kits, energy drinks and teams money must be earned. This is done by winning and meeting team goals in races, head to head races, checkpoint challenges and freestyle motocross comps.
The ultimate goal of the career mode is to unlock and complete the 55 challenges ultimately taking you to the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations all while unlocking skill levels, teams, helmets and kits along the way. As you progress through the game you start to realise how challenging it actually is and the gameplay becomes a whole lot of fun. Challenges become a lot harder to win and you have to make sure you’re winning money to keep up by joining new teams with stronger and faster bikes as well as building your skill level. One critical move during any type of race is to scrub a jump perfectly. Scrubbing at the right time off the shot of a jump will keep you low and fast and landing the scrub at the perfect time will give you a boost for a few seconds which helps a lot. Don’t get too caught up in how stylish this looks – land the scrub too late and you will crash.
Race Mode – Race against your favourite MX1 and MX2 riders on some of the most well know MX tracks raced on in the actual FIM World Motocross Championship.
Head to Head Mode – Race against one of the fastest pro riders and try beat him on his personal best track.
Checkpoint Challenge Mode – Try get through as many check points as possible on the track before the time runs out.
Trick Mode – freestyle motocross competitions, pull out all the tricks possible and try beat your opponents within a certain time. New tricks can be unlocked by earning money and unlocking them.
There is also the option of playing in the Official Mode, where you can race as one of your favourite riders against the world’s best in a full MX1 or MX2 championship as well as have the option of racing in the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations. Choose your difficulty setting and see if you can take the top step of the podium at the end of the season.
All in all MUD FIM Motocross World Championship is a good motocross game and will definitely give you hours of fun in front of the TV. Stylish whips and scrubs, banging bars with the world’s best will have your adrenaline pumping. If you are into motocross or even racing games we highly suggest you go out and purchase this game!
We give it a score of 8/10