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Review: MX Vs ATV Legends – Movies Games and Tech


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I have a soft spot for sports titles, as I love their competitive ways and the excitement they bring. My go-to games were Fifa, ISS/Pro Evo, or anything related to the Olympics. However, my tastes have evolved and I now love the adrenaline rush of racing titles. I have reviewed RIDE 4, Monster Truck Championship, and more. Therefore, when MX Vs ATV Legends hit my desk, I couldn’t wait to play it.

Developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ Nordic, this is a racing simulation title. It has a refined physics system for an ultra-realistic experience. What’s more, it can be played split screen, online, or alone. Further to this, there are some custom options, an excellent career to explore, and a large array of races to win. In short, it is action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled, and exciting to play.

Earn the cash and upgrade every machine.
Upgrade your bike and lead the championship.

MX Vs ATV Legends has a heartwarming story with some gritty riding action. 

I love an underdog tale and MX Vs ATV Legends hams this up. You are a rookie rider, a diamond in the rough, if you will. Yet, a farmer sees promise in you and hopes that your skills will bring riders and money to his failing business. Consequently, you form a strong bond and your fledgling career takes off.

With the help of your friends, you form a race-winning team. You unlock new bikes, purchase new gear, and move up the ranks. Alongside this, you are free to ride bikes, ATVs, or UTVs across a variety of terrains. Each event you enter tests your skills and racing abilities. Accordingly, the better you do, the more fans you’ll earn and the bigger your sponsorship deals and prizes become.

Win the crown in the dirt arena.
Time to win the crown in the arena.

Choices, choices. 

What makes MX Vs ATV Legends so good is its progress tree. Every decision you make, and how well you race, impacts your career. Subsequently, you’ll experience different events and are likely to receive alternative rewards. Your ultimate goal is to be successful and become a world-famous professional rider.

However, all work and no play make you a very dull boy. Therefore, you can enjoy exploring the open environment, or competing in invitational events. Alongside this, there are also online races and exhibition events to win. Alternatively, you can challenge a friend to some split-screen action. This is an old-school approach that wonderfully enhances the competitive nature of the gameplay.

Disappointingly, though, I had issues with the online servers. Either MX Vs ATV Legends has no following, or the servers are broken. Either way, the potential of online racing and its inevitable shenanigans never happened. Consequently, this was a massive letdown. After all, half the fun of this genre is when you compete with and beat the best global players.

MX Vs ATV Legends looks great. 

Sports games are so real-to-life that it is eerie. Thankfully, MX Vs ATV Legends doesn’t disappoint as it has a wonderfully polished finish. I admired its slick action, detailed bikes, and wonderful settings. Visually, it is a trouble-free experience with no frame rate drops or bugs to report. Furthermore, its open-world segments feel vast and inviting, and this juxtaposes the claustrophobic and technical race courses.

If you’ve ever heard a swarm of wasps, you’ll know how every vehicle in this game sounds. A perpetual buzzing noise drowns out every sense. Consequently, each race is a cacophony of sounds that’ll make your head hurt. Now, this isn’t a complaint, as there is some nice variation amongst the vehicles. As you purchase or win a new machine, there are distinct differences that petrolheads will adore. Alongside this, there are some bone-crunching falls and disturbing crashes to enjoy. In short, it is loud, in your face, and the perfect example of modern racing.

MX Vs ATV Legends has a nice array of vehicles.
Jump on 4 wheels and win that series.

Easy to pick up and play. 

Normally, I struggle with the advanced elements of this genre. Getting the balance of acceleration and braking is often tough and a bit of a slog. However, MX Vs ATV Legends has an excellent tutorial and forgiving settings. Subsequently, you can jump into the action and enjoy yourself immediately. Yet, this doesn’t mean it’s easy, because it is not. With many difficulty settings and stunts and jumps to master, you’ll struggle to become an expert.

Like its peers, this is addictive and has replay value. Aside from the poor online mode, you’ll want to explore every racing category. Moreover, the technical elements and varied track designs ensure it doesn’t become monotonous or mundane. If you take into account the custom gear for your rider, the fine-tuning of each machine, and the split screen racing, there is an awful lot to do.

MX Vs ATV Legends was a pleasant surprise. 

I may love the genre, but I also had my fair share of stinkers to contend with. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised by MX Vs ATV Legends. Its addictive gameplay and adrenaline-fuelled racing are rewarding and fun to experience. What’s more, I loved the number of vehicles and the volume of racing on offer. It is for these reasons that I recommend you to buy it here! Becoming a legend isn’t easy. However, with help from your friends, you’ll make that dream come true. 



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