I’m not exactly a video game fanatic, but I do enjoy sitting down and playing for a couple hours every now and then, especially when I find a fun game to play. And that’s exactly what MX vs. ATV Unleashed for PS2 is.
This game is produced by THQ/Rainbow Studios and has lots of great features. For example, you can totally customize your bike and rider with real MX brands and logos. So if you want your guy to ride a Pro Circuit Kawasaki in Thor gear with Alpinestars boots, you can. If you want him to be on a Suzuki in MSR gear, you can do that too. You get the picture.
In addition, pro riders have loaned their names to this game, so you can race against guys like Ivan Tedesco, Nathan Ramsey, James Stewart, Michael Byrne, and more.
There are several different modes, including practice, race, freestyle, and free ride modes. That makes the game fun for people of all ages. Even my four-year-old son likes playing in free ride mode, where he can just ride around the tracks without the pressure or constraints of a timed race.
The physics of the game are the best that I’ve seen thus far in a MX racing game. It feels very realistic, and the bike sounds are fantastic too.
Overall, MX vs. ATV Unleashed is a fun game that would be worth adding to your collection.