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MX vs ATV LegendsfromTHQ NordicandRainbow Studios launched 28 June 2022, wherein you become a world-famous professional rider and take your career all over the new open world environments. It’s not my kind of game for sure, so this review is from a newbie’s perspective.

RIP ROARING

As immersive as it is to be dropped into the game at once, I unfortunately do not enjoy this aspect. In any case, it’s a “free ride” mode through checkpoints which serve as tutorials for the game at the first start up. Once done, you’ll finally be able to access the menu (which is the start / option button for the ol’ Dualsense).

The tutorial is actually quite comprehensive and easy to understand since motocross is understandably quite different from “typical” car / motorcycle racing games. God knows how I managedRiders Republic. The “free ride” is the “menu” in a sense since you’re allowed to ride around here to find events, collectibles or NPCs.

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Oddly enough, this doesn’t extend to accessing other modes such as for the career track, racing or customizing, as these need to be found through the actual menu. There was potential to have it completely seamless by visiting a garage or somesuch, but no big shake I suppose.

GRAPHICS / PERFORMANCE / SOUND

The game’s overall assets look great with nice environments that have their accompanying physics. The tracks and events stand out with their individual designs, and both indoor and outdoor areas have good lighting. However, this quality doesn’t seem to extend to the character models, so much so that their rendering seems to take a longer time for whatever reason, making them look blurry.

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Besides that, there were a number of other visual bugs. One of them was some black checkerboard effect that crops up often when on the track. For another, hitting the reset after falling off seems to glitch the character model so the bike is just hurtling along without a rider.

Sound wise, the sound effects – from the purring engines to the audience cheers – are solid. I’d recommend lowering the soundtrack volume as it can drown the sound of the bike.

GEARING UP

CAREER

Career Mode is one of the main features of the game with three separate parts: MX, ATV and UTV races. For ATV and UTV races, you will sometimes be required to progress in MX mode. This is simple enough: be that pro rider, win your races and attract as many fans as possible.

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Completing certain races will get you rewards including motorbikes, spare parts, new tracks or even imitations to select events with attractive prizes. Repeating races is an option for you to improve your prior placing or good ol’ currency grind.

As no-frills as it is in Career Mode, the lack of anything apart from racing and getting the prizes / better numbers just isn’t enticing for a newbie without prior interest in motocross. There’s nothing particularly “unique” about the premise except that I’m new to it.

EXHIBITION

This mode is divided into Quickplay and Time Trial. Quickplay is further subdivided into events including Supercross, National, Rhythm, Trails, Invitational, or Freeride. Perhaps someone more familiar can tell the differences between them but as it stands, it doesn’t seem to have that much, well, differences: Supercross looks to have more jumps and ramps in indoor tracks, while National and Invitational have the dirt outdoors.

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CUSTOMIZATION

This is made of three parts: Parts, Tuning, and Locker.

Parts is where you fiddle with the suspension, brakes, tires, wheels, handlebars, seats, grips, exhaust, and sprockets. These are cosmetic only.

Tuning is where you improve your ride’s performance, where you can tweak the engine, clutch, chassis, suspension, traction, and brakes. You can tune to tweak various stats such as Power, Traction, Suspension, Handling, Brakes, and also Stunts. Some of these may require trade-offs in other aspects, e.g. increasing power at the cost of handling or suspension. Even as a newbie, learning how to tune is important as default settings can make things harder for yourself since you won’t be able to get the performance you’d prefer.

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Lockers is basically the character customization to style up your clothes, gender, name, stage number if you want. It’s limited that you can only change according to what is offered to you as there’s no way to really change colours or body. Alas.

HITTING THE ROAD

This is where I really feel like the complete newbie. Racing games never really have been “accelerate and pray”, but navigating the movement, mechanics and physics of MX vs ATV Legendsis an added layer of difficulty. There’s needing to tilt your body for the turns, the suspension, and the handling which almost seems inconsistently heavy or light.

The UTV feels even stranger. It feels like driving a car, with the handling of a motorbike. Bumps and crashes were to be expected and still it feels incredibly slippery to navigate even moving slowly following a straight line. Suffice to say, it will take a while before someone like me would be able to rise to the challenge.

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The ATV is the most “beginner friendly” option since it’s more similar to a car and allows for the simple “accelerate and / or brake” method of control.

Now, it’s just the Reset Button that needs to be more responsive. It’s nice to have a backtrack should you fall off or go the wrong way, but it doesn’t seem to respond consistently. When every second matters in a racing game, it’s very inconvenient at best.

MULTIPLAYER

You can play multiplayer both online and offline. Online is as easy as going to the “Race Online” mode and jumping into a Quick Match. Alternatively, you could organize a Squad Compound to invite up to 16 people for a Quick Match or freeride session.

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As for offline, up to 2 players can go Split Screen. Both of you will need gamepads, as one gamepad and keyboard + mouse doesn’t seem to work. The modes themselves are the same as online multiplayer, offering various event races or freerides.

END OF THE ROAD

As a whole,MX vs ATV Legends leaves quite a good impression on a motocross newbie. Freeride is quite nice to trundle along in in place of a regular menu, but the immersion isn’t taken the whole way as there are a number of activities requiring use of said menu rather than some “open world-like” navigation.

The game could also stand to improve in quality of life or even settings options. I can understand simplifying certain aspects to attract newbies, but if there isn’t really the “option” to opt out, anyone interested to challenge themselves further might find it lacking. It’s going to be a fine line to walk when even the lowest difficulty level can prove too much, but one supposes it be like that sometimes.

PROS CONS
Freeride! Oversimplification of certain aspects feels awkward
Environments look solid Characters lacking visual quality, visual bugs
Wide range of tracks Steep learning curve for beginners

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MX vs ATV Legends

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Developer: Rainbow Studios

Release Date: 2022-06-28

Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Race your way to victory on bikes, ATVs and UTVs in MX vs ATV Legends! Featuring massive new open environments, plus a career mode that lets you experience all the risks and rewards of becoming a world-famous professional rider. Become an off-road racing legend in your own right! Your time is now!

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FAQs

Is MX vs ATV Legends worth buying? ›

MX vs ATV Legends is definitely an awesome dirt-racing game that is worth playing! However, if you aren't willing to put in the time to build up your skills and learn how it is best to play this game, it might not be for you.

Is MX vs ATV Legends open world? ›

This is a shame, as MX vs ATV Legends has some interesting ideas, an open world area, three distinct vehicle types and a vast single-player career.

How many GB is MX vs ATV Legends? ›

Storage: 35 GB available space.

Can you play MX vs ATV All Out on PC? ›

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system. OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 64-bit. Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @ 3 GHz (or AMD equivalent) Memory: 16 GB RAM.

Are MX bikes realistic? ›

MX Bikes is a realistic motocross simulator, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates motorcycle dynamics and setup options.

Is Black Legend worth? ›

What's good about Black Legend is very good. The gloomy atmosphere and the novel turn-based combat based on 17th century medicine are well designed and smartly implemented. Everything else about this game is either bland, rough around the edges or straight up poor.

How many free roam maps are in MX vs ATV Legends? ›

Along with several supercross and motocross tracks, the game comes stock with four open world areas of forests, deserts, beaches, and the aforementioned moto farm that will take any player hours to see it all.

Which country is best at motocross? ›

1. France: Romain Febvre, Maxime Renaux, Tom Vialle, Dylan Ferrandis, Marvin Musquin, Mathys Boisrame, Thibault Benistant, Stephen Rubini, Benoit Paturel, Jordi Tixier. France should by all accounted be rated the best motocross nation in the World.

Is MX vs ATV Legends 2 player? ›

MX vs. ATV Legends allows players to compete against their friends in online multiplayer, two-player split-screen co-op, and cross-gen systems.

Are there cheat codes for MX vs ATV Legends? ›

Enter “BRAPP” to unlock all bikes. Enter “COUCHES” to unlock all ATVs. Enter “WANNABE” to unlock all Pro riders. Enter “WARDROBE” to unlock all gear.

What was the last MX vs ATV game? ›

MX vs. ATV Legends

How many tracks are in MX vs ATV Legends? ›

Game and Legal Info

"The MX vs ATV Legends Leader Pack includes the base game PLUS the season pass to all 22 tracks scheduled for release in 2022!

Is there a career mode in MX vs ATV? ›

ATV Legends, the most notable of which is the games Career mode option in which players take part in various events across several calendar years of either the MX, ATV, or UTV variety, whilst stopping off at the local ranch to speak to different people who will help your further your career prospects.

Is MX vs ATV All Out a good game? ›

The graphics are decent in this title; there are some really nice visual effects like when riding your bike your jacket and top flutter in the wind which is pretty cool to see. There are some nice environments to look at too. However MX vs ATV All Out does suffer from poor textures and performance issues.

What is the cheapest motocross brand? ›

Yamaha is also the best value dirt bike because they're relatively inexpensive. The best cheap motocross bikes are the Yamaha YZ125 and YZ250F, but it depends on the model year that you buy.

What is the most reliable motocross bike? ›

What is the most reliable motocross bike? All modern motocross bikes are very reliable if you do proper maintenance. But if you're looking to get an older used one, most Yamaha mx bikes are reliable, including the YZ125, YZ250, and YZ250F.

What is the rarest motocross bike? ›

The rarest dirt bike in the world is the 1968 Suzuki TM250. Only 65 of these bikes were sent to the US in the first batch, making this a very rare find if you love a classic dirt bike.

Is Legend of Kay worth it? ›

Legend of Kay Anniversary is a relatively good game, but that's all it ever is. There is nothing here that will wow newcomers of the game and I'm sure people who've played it before will find it very difficult to justify repurchasing this game.

Are Nerf legends worth? ›

Nerf Legends is a painful first-person shooter that manages to suck all of the fun out of its over-the-top plastic weapons with abysmal gunplay, tedious puzzles, tons of bugs, and a multiplayer mode that literally doesn't work at all.

How long did the black legend last? ›

The Black Legend remained particularly strong in the United States throughout the 19th century. It was kept alive by the Mexican War of 1846 and the subsequent need to deal with a Spanish-speaking but mixed-race population within its borders.

What free roam game has the biggest map? ›

Here's a quick recap of the 35 biggest open-world maps in video game history.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (45 Miles²)
  • Fallout 4 (43 Miles²)
  • Far Cry 2 (31 Miles²)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (22 Miles²)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (16 Miles²)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (15 Miles²)
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Is there free roam in grid legends? ›

There is no freeroam in this game. No this is not that kind of game , like Burnout Paradise City . But it is like Dirt 3 , you got challenges to do to unlock more cars.

Can you get MX vs ATV Legends on Nintendo switch? ›

MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience for Nintendo Switch!

What age is too late for motocross? ›

If you are in good health and shape, then you can learn motocross at any age. There are Motocross racing classes for older ages including 30+, 40+, 50+, and 60+ year old riders. Many racers started Motocross during their 40s & 50s and are doing great.

What is the hardest motocross track in the world? ›

The Erzberg Rodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble is probably the toughest and one of the most famous tracks in the world.

Is motocross good for your health? ›

A lot of trunk strength is needed to keep you stable on the bike. You're trying to keep your heels off the pegs, so you're working the calf muscles. All the leg muscles are used and all the arm muscles, the shoulders, and the back… nothing gets a rest.”

Is Legends mode coop? ›

At the core of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends lies a co-operative centric experience that allows up to four players to work together to overcome a variety of story and objective based scenarios, across a handful of different game types.

Is Dirt a 2 player game? ›

Split-screen on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

From the DIRT 5 menu, the second player needs to press and hold the View button. Choose the gamertag (which must be different from player one). You'll each get a message letting you know that the second player is now in the game with you.

Is it possible to cheat on ML? ›

It is quite familiar among the general public about the use of VPNs. However, it turns out that this application can also be used as a cheat in the Mobile Legend game. VPN Turbo can be used to trick the system so that it can meet bot enemies or nood enemies and can easily win the match.

What is the cheat code for a dirt bike? ›

Cheat code for a dirt bike in GTA 5

Here is the cheat to spawn a Sanchez in GTA 5: Xbox 360/Xbox One: B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB. PS3/PS4: Circle, X, L1, Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1. PC: OFFROAD.

What is the newest MX game? ›

All the power of Motocross in your hands: the new MXGP 2021 is finally here! The official MXGP videogame is ready to show you what it's made of: warm up your engines and get ready for the most realistic, exciting two-wheeled experience ever!

What MX vs ATV game has a pit bike? ›

Slash's Snake Pit is now available to MX vs ATV All Out players worldwide on PC, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X for $4.99. Slash's Snake Pit features three of the largest Supercross tracks the MX vs ATV franchise have ever seen plus an FMX area.

How old is MX vs. ATV Alive? ›

MX vs. ATV Alive was released on May 10, 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was the first THQ game to be launched with a new pricing model, where the game would be sold at a lower retail price than most new releases ($39.99 in the United States), but with a larger amount of paid downloadable content.

Does grid legends have real tracks? ›

The game's 22 total locations add up to a master track list of 130 possible circuits, featuring street circuits based on the real roads of major cities such as London, Paris, Chicago and Dubai, with a smattering of real world race tracks like Suzuka, Mt. Panorama and Brands Hatch thrown in for good measure.

Does MX vs ATV have split-screen? ›

Of course, multiplayer is a must, and you have the option to choose two-player split-screen action and up to 16-player online racing, with squad-based gameplay.

Is MX bike on mobile? ›

The new MXGP official mobile game is available now for Android and iOS devices and you can download it for free today and start playing.

Does MX vs ATV have monster trucks? ›

There are 250 cc and 550 cc bikes and four ATV models, but also monster trucks, offroad dune buggys and trophy trucks.

Is MX vs ATV Legends worth it? ›

MX vs ATV Legends is definitely an awesome dirt-racing game that is worth playing! However, if you aren't willing to put in the time to build up your skills and learn how it is best to play this game, it might not be for you.

Can you play 2 player on MX vs ATV All Out on switch? ›

Freestyle mode allows players to win with style and crazy stunts! Or go All Out and show your riding skills in 8-player online multiplayer or two-player split screen! For more information about MX vs ATV All Out, follow @mxvsatv on social.

Is MX vs ATV Legends fun? ›

MX vs ATV Legends has a solid core. The arcade-style racing with motocross bikes and four-wheelers is fun, though repetitive over the course of the years-long career mode.

Does MX vs ATV Legends have split screen? ›

MX vs. ATV Legends allows players to compete against their friends in online multiplayer, two-player split-screen co-op, and cross-gen systems.

Is an ATV better than a dirt bike? ›

Dirt Bikes Pro: Safer than ATVs

If you're riding a 1,000-pound machine and you get into a wreck, you're more likely to die. ATVs are technically easier to ride and four wheels do offer more stability, but that's not necessarily good. Especially with new riders, ATVs grant a false sense of safety.

What is the hardest motocross track? ›

The Erzberg Rodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble is probably the toughest and one of the most famous tracks in the world.

Is MX vs ATV Alive 2 player? ›

MX vs. ATV Alive has several racing modes to play, including offline split-screen multiplayer between 2 players and online multiplayer with up to 12 players. It also brings over the Reflex control scheme from its eponymous predecessor.

Can you play MX vs ATV on Nintendo switch? ›

MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience for Nintendo Switch! Choose how you want to roll with vehicle options such as bikes, ATVs, and UTVs. Blast across a massive open world to compete head-to-head in various game modes!

Is Legends mode couch co-op? ›

In the multiplayer game mode, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, two people can either experience co-op Story missions, four people can try to survive in a wave-based Survival missions, or four people can work together in a Raid.

Can you play 2 player on MX vs ATV All Out? ›

Freestyle mode allows players to win with style and crazy stunts! Or go All Out and show your riding skills in 8-player online multiplayer or two-player split screen! For more information about MX vs ATV All Out, follow @mxvsatv on social.

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