MX vs ATV: Reflex Review
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MX vs ATV: Reflex box art
System: PSP, Xbox 360, PS3, DS Review Rating Legend
Dev: Tantalus/ Rainbow Studios 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: THQ 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Dec. 1, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Graphically, the game looks great! From the constant barrage of mud chunks to the realistic sense of speed and hang-time, this is a sharp-looking racer on the PSP. Unfortunately, the sound in this game is mediocre. While the annoying whine of the vehicles is pretty accurate, the crowd noise is sparse and artificial-sounding. Worst of all, the pop-metal that loops in the background is enough to make you want to huck your PSP against a wall.

MX vs ATV: Reflex screenshot

Graphically, the game looks great! From the constant barrage of mud chunks to the realistic sense of speed and hang-time, this is a sharp-looking racer on the PSP. Unfortunately, the sound in this game is mediocre. While the annoying whine of the vehicles is pretty accurate, the crowd noise is sparse and artificial-sounding. Worst of all, the pop-metal that loops in the background is enough to make you want to huck your PSP against a wall.

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Graphically, the game looks great! From the constant barrage of mud chunks to the realistic sense of speed and hang-time, this is a sharp-looking racer on the PSP. Unfortunately, the sound in this game is mediocre. While the annoying whine of the vehicles is pretty accurate, the crowd noise is sparse and artificial-sounding. Worst of all, the pop-metal that loops in the background is enough to make you want to huck your PSP against a wall.

By Jonathan Marx
CCC Editor / News Director

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
The game looks quite good. The sense of speed and hang time is nicely rendered, and the varied environments are engaging.
2.0
Control
What a struggle! Getting proficient with the multiple modifiers and D-pad inputs is, literally, a real pain.
1.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Turn off the sound and play your MP3s instead.
3.3
Play Value
One mode and a paltry multiplayer offering aren't enough. At least the Career mode is substantial.
3.3
Overall Rating - Fair
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Rhythm Racing 2.0: Experience all the control and excitement of the console games in the palms of your hands with Rhythm Racing 2.0. Updated vehicle physics system. "Rider Reflex" means new rider control mechanism. Wreck avoidance system.
  • Tricks: Soar high above with over 30 freestyle tricks on the PSP.
  • Multiplayer: Race on the go with four-player Wi-Fi access.
  • Vehicles: Race all the fastest and fiercest MX bikes, ATVs, trucks, buggies, and more.


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