MX Vs ATV Alive for the Xbox 360 is a racing simulation of extreme gameplay. From the time you switch on the console you will recognise the high standard of graphics and gameplay you would expect from a 360 platform game. The game has an extremely fast pace which can be a bit daunting to the inexperienced player, but do not be put off as this can be remedied quite quickly through playing the game.
Before you start the game you will have the option to choose your MX or ATV. There is a choice between two MX vehicles and two ATV vehicles, which you will be able to customize through the options. This is very limited until you have completed a few levels to unlock content, with this you will be able to customise paint, graphics and of cause the rider/driver.
The gameplay is very fast paced and can provide a good challenge, even to the experienced of gamers; levels of difficulty can be adjusted through the start menu from novice to expert. At the start you only get a choice of four tracks and two in free mode. In order to unlock these you will need to level up, this is done through playing the tracks repeatedly. In one way this is good for the beginner as it will help you adapt you driving skills and get you use to the controls. You need to learn to lean and turn, you also need to use the clutch control and land some awesome jumps accurately. You’re not likely to unlock new tracks designs until you reach level ten, nevertheless from level one to nine you receive some new visual designs for you vehicle and have plenty of time to learn how to handle your MX or ATV.
The game in itself has the usual high level of detail expected from next generation graphic. The tracks are detailed and well thought out; it is monopolized with plenty of jumps and some pretty nasty corners which can throw off your MX. This is not much to be concerned with as if you come off the track you will reset to where you left off.
In single player mode you will race against numerous computer generated racers. You will be able to adjust the difficulty setting and also some limited assists, for the experienced rider you can disable these for a far harder challenge. Learning the stunts could have been thought of more as these can be hard to learn and unfortunately there is no tutorial in place to help. I will tell you that you should read the hints and tips on the loading screens to find out more about jumps and stunts.
Overall this game will give the gamer a good challenge with great texture detail, the MX’s and ATV’s all handle amazing on track, only downside is getting the points to unlock levels and upgrades but there are several options for you on this from single races to online multiplayer races.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.