For us regular folk, the sponsored gear/pro racer business can be put aside. This is a racing game with loon-o-physics, rugged terrain and more ways to play than ever. Those silly little 50cc bikes you see grown men riding around silly estates like they're Eddie Kidd? They're in. How about Monster Trucks? Yep, they're in too. You like crazy dune buggies? In. Trophy Trucks? In. Quadbikes and Motorbikes? In and in.
Untamed sets its tracks in colossal open worlds where you can race laps, point to point, play for a high stunt score or just free-ride around the world in 12-player online modes. In the stadium you'll race in MX and ATV Supercross around tight tracks, and play the all-new Endurocross mode where logs, rocks and waist-deep water pepper the track. Where regular races challenge you to go fast, Endurocross is a battle to just stay on the vehicle. Meanwhile, The Real Thing is packed with superstar racers, branded gear, and a Career mode that'll take you through every vehicle and discipline there ever has been.
It's not the looker that Motorstorm is, but it's shaping up to be a better game in every other way. In our three-hour sit down with the near-finished game, we managed to try every vehicle and every mode once. ONCE. MX vs ATV is a mountain to climb, but Rainbow have given you all the vehicles you'll ever need to climb it.