Track variety spices up ‘MX vs. ATV Alive’Written by Michael Siebenaler | | email@example.com
“MX vs. ATV Alive,” the fifth installment in this game series, offers multiplayer offline and online modes as well as the single-player mode where players can unlock several items and more powerful vehicles. Players can tear through several realistic environments in this professional motocross sport simulation game featuring motorcycles and all terrain vehicles.
Track variety spices up races along with different grades and hills. The cycles make driving easier as players must quickly adjust to the terrain.
Thankfully, the simple, responsive control scheme works perfectly.
Players work up from “Weekend Warriors” status and can shove rival drivers as they ride. Novices will have more difficulty performing special moves, so they should definitely practice in the free mode.
This PlayStation 3 game has a ower price ($39.99 instead of a $59.99) with enough replay value to be worth the higher price. Affordable downloadable content packs add even more replay value. Lots of merchandising spots, scantily clad “card girls” and some mild language in a few songs.
No character development among the racers here. Developers just feature 25-year-old AMA Supercross Champion James “Bubba” Stewart on the cover and within the in-game tutorial hints (***, also available on Xbox 360, the ONLive game service recently added the first MX vs. ATV game), rated E for mild language, mild suggestive themes and mild violence).