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MX vs ATV Untamed review

Here's mud up your back!

Pros

  • Awesome physics
  • Tons of vehicles and modes
  • Room for mastery

Cons

  • Last-gen graphics
  • Controls are sloppy
  • Irritating music

Dec 17, 2007

You’ll probably often hear MX compared to Motorstorm, with both offering a similarly comprehensive vehicle set and both flinging mud about the place like a pig in the poo pond. But where Motorstorm is among the most beautiful racers ever made, MX is as plain as a bowling shoe and - inexplicably -has unrefined controls that don’t hold a candle to its slightly better-looking versions on PS3 and 360.

While it’s true the game is throwing around impressive physics and incidental effects, it’s ugly with strangely washed-out contrast ratios, making the dark-brown mud tracks’ terrain features difficult to decipher. And that’s a pretty big issue, considering how much the bumps in the tracks matter to your speed.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionNot nearly as pretty or as smooth as its 360 and PS3 siblings, but nothing to sneer at either.
PlatformPS2, PSP, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date17 December 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)