The best motocross game you can lay your hands on can be any one of the six titles we’ve listed in the space below. For those who’re crazy about the genre these offerings should prove to be wonderful additions to their libraries. Off-road bike racing is a sport that provides you with innumerable thrills as well as bountiful excitement. Be it on dirt filled tracks or tarmac laden roads, bikes trying to outdo each other in true off-road manner manage to grab the fancy of all the fans of the sport any time of the day. When this sport transcended onto video games, its appeal expanded a great deal, for the simple reason that you didn’t have to know how to ride a bike to grab similar thrills. Over the years, a large number of good as well as bad motocross video games have been released by developers from around the world, and we’ve gone through all of them to pluck out the finest ones that you can play right now. Here’s a look at all them. It should be noted that the list features no particular order of preference.
1 – MX vs. ATV Reflex
THQ’s MX vs. ATV games has given us some of the most unforgettable gameplay hours of our lives, and this 2009 entry to the series occupies a huge chunk of those hours. MX vs. ATV Reflex which is available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (PSP and Nintendo DS versions are present as well) provides you with exciting events such as omnicross, free ride, champion sport track, waypoint racing and freestyle motocross. A revamped control scheme was brought in by this awesome title, whereas it also introduced fresh physics to the series.
2 – Excitebike
For the generation in which it was released, Excitebike was a stupendously enjoyable motocross game. Launched for the NES in 1984, this 8-bit classic can be purchased now for the 3DS, the Wii as well as the Wii U. You race across obstacle filled side-scrolling tracks in single-player and multiplayer modes. A clever gameplay mechanic was the inclusion of an overheat feature. Moreover, what the game was really known for was its track editor which gave gamers tremendous freedom for crafting and racing on custom tracks.
3 – Motocross Madness 2
Microsoft’s truly unforgettable Motocross Madness series received its second iteration in 2000 in the form of this game. Developed by Rainbow Studios, it improved a lot over its predecessor on the technology front. It grabbed a major graphical overhaul, and moreover, also kicked in better textures and a number of landscape objects like trees, road signs and caravans. Over 40 different tracks, 6 event types and a new career mode make this amazing offering a treat which is hard to resist. Motocross Madness 2 is a great LAN party game as well.
4 – MX vs. ATV Unleashed
This racing simulation game was released first for the PS2 and the Xbox in 2005, and was later ported to PC the following year. Part of the massive MX vs. ATV series of video games, it introduced all-new environments as well as event types for gamers to jump into. This brought in a lot of freshness to the motocross genre. But the game’s main appeal was in its incorporation of a variety of vehicle types. Apart from ATVs, dirt bikes and bi-planes, you are able to power up monster trucks, sand-rails as well as 4×4 golf karts. The game’s free-world environments are extremely fun to roam around in as well. And its career mode allows you to choose from a range of professional ATV and Motocross riders.
5 – Supercross Circuit
A PlayStation game, Supercross Circuit featured some really impressive animations for its generation. It was an ambitious title, and those who’ve played it once won’t stop short of recommending it time and again. Supercross Circuit features twenty one tracks located on real world locations. Its Career mode allows you to create a rider yourself, and conquer all the tracks on your way to glory. Lots of professional riders are available to face off against as well. A two-player season competition has also been granted to this game, aside from a free ride mode. And that’s not all; a full-blown track editor which gives you immense flexibility in building your own courses has been pushed into its offerings as well.
6 – MX vs. ATV Alive
This is the latest entry to the MX vs. ATV series, having been released in 2011. Available now for the PS3 and the Xbox 360, it brought with it a large scope for frenzied races. Being a recent game, it also features admirable graphics, but it’s the great physics that give an MX vs. ATV game its sheen, and that has definitely been taken care of by its makers. MX vs. ATV Alive contains real world riders and brands, and moreover, it also comprises of extensive online multiplayer support. Its control scheme is incredibly intuitive, making the game feel like a rather swift experience. MX vs. ATV Alive was released with quite a different pricing model. It was sold at a lower price than normal games, but players were given the option of infusing it with more content through DLCs which were doled out periodically by its developers. Although they have stopped coming out with fresh content now, you can download all the previously released add-ons easily.
Do remember to tell us which one among these is your best motocross game. And if you’re wishing to buy a motocross title for yourself any of the above should provide you with the experiences you desire.