Mad Riders delivers the ultimate off-road racing experience for thrill seekers and fans of wheel-to-wheel action!
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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 89% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 30, 2012

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Perform aerial stunts, use your boost wisely, and open shortcuts to dominate your friends on 45 tracks in stunning tropical locations across the globe.

The game’s breathtaking speed and accessible gameplay allows players of all skills to instantly pick up on the fun, while the competitive multiplayer and customization options will keep them coming back.

Mad Riders delivers the ultimate off-road racing experience for thrill seekers and fans of wheel-to-wheel action!

Key Features:

Be crafty to claim victory
Enter wheel-to-wheel frenzy, thanks to an intuitive drop-in system, and compete in 3 exciting multiplayer modes playable up to 12 players.

Experience blistering speed
Boosting is the key to victory! Fill your boost bar by performing stunts or by collecting rings to be the fastest.

Use shortcuts to your advantage
Use shortcuts wisely to steal victory by turning the tide of a race.

Dominate the air
Mastering the air is as important as mastering the ground. Impressive aerial stunts will fill your boost bar to stay ahead.

Race in stunning exotic locations
Race on 45 different tracks set in breathtaking locales around the world.

Compete with other racers
Put your skills to the test against friends and the community thanks the worldwide online leaderboards.

Define your style
Choose from a large selection of ATVs and buggies. Customize your vehicle and character to match your style.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or 2 GHz AMD Athlon™ X2 (3 GHz or better recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista, 7
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)*
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    • Multiplayer: 512 Kbps or faster broadband connection *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
      ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series
      NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 / 9 / 200 / 400 / 500 series
      Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ on our support website at

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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
If you EVER liked ANY ATV Offroad Fury game, MX vs ATV game, Quad power racing, or like quadrunners, or racing in general, this game's VERY under-rated, & awesome! It's cheap too, & like I said, once you get your firewall allowing it, it's GREAT online, & if nobody is playing, you get a message in single player telling you a multiplayer game just got hosted, AND gives you an option to instantly join it, how cool is that? I know people far away have issues playing with eachother on games now'a days, BUT if you live close to somebody (and perhaps the server), this game runs pretty lagfree, almost as good in every way as Pure, except the strange trick controls, but they're easy enough to master, & once you get all of the tricks unlocked by leveling up (Front flip, side-winder, scorpion-tailwhip,wheelie, stoppie, ect.) You can almost mash the same buttons as on Pure (X-360 pad default both games) on big jumps, & pull similar tricks. The FOV will make you sick to your stomach if you don't take a break every couple of hrs, but that's just cause the games so fast, & realistic (overlooking all the obnoxious boost, powerup/shortcut coins, & walls/arbitrary spinning discs with holes, that seem to be there only to make you crash, or drive around), anyways all, N all the games great, & get a few people in a game online, it has that good old Console racing feel. Cyah onlline (mid-day).
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Some don't like it or, claim there's better but, I had fun playng this game and I think it's worth the money. The controls are simple with M & KB or, a controller and there's lots of tricks to be done and points to be made when doing them. It's fun, interesting and fast. I've also played, Nail'd and they are not two of the same but, they're the same types of games. Both are great. Buy it full price or, when it goes on sale. To me, it was money well spent.

I'd like to add that, I've never played with or, against anyone in this game, don't know how to be honest. Might be fun, Idk?

It runs smooth for me on W7 and as for the graphics? Well, they aren't the greatest but, they're OK to me.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
w00t - fun game. I really love driving games and this one has great action, awesome track design, ok stunts and good upgrades. Well worth the money - esp on sale. It is very satisfying to win a race by a few hundredths of a second. Think MX vs ATV on steroids, but only with ATVs. If you like this type of game, you can't go wrong here. Great arcadey fun. 8)

PS - if you get the new tracks DLC, you get a LOT more points to level up faster when playing those Platinum tracks.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
Dont know why they call it Mad Riders, I was quite happy playing it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Nighthawk's Score: 7.8/10

Good arcade racer. Fun to play, simple enough to play with the kidos, but has some more complex moves to master for older gamers.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2012
Has that SEGA arcade feel and given that I wasn't expecting much Mad Riders is a sleeper. Developed by Techland, I guess on the previous version of their Chrome engine (ver. 4), this racer is not the most gorgeous girl on the block but she's fast. Unlockables include stunts, bikes, riders and events. Tracks can take some getting used to and have multiple paths and shortcuts. Stunts so far are nothing complicated and they earn you boost which enables you to beat the banding AI. Different modes playable in single and multiplayer. Two words: Cheap Fun!
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
Buy Nail`d. If you have already played Nail´d you will be desperately disappointed. Well it looks good and so on but it feels like nobody wants a good racing game,its as you are gliding on ice all the time. No grip, no real driving just shaking the controller stick in the right moment to not to slip into boundaries. Furthermore its one of those you have always to look at the end of the road to check what will come to avoid a crash. So its deadly in most cases to look at your Quad for even a second and i cant realy enjoy that, it kills a lot of atmosphere for me. You might to check a lets play or so because graphics arent of that Quality of that pictures on Steam shop. Here i prefer Nail`d to which Enviroment looks a bit simpler but sharper and as i said you dont always stare at the end of the road so its more present and pleasent.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Was a bit put off by the lack of realisism.
But I see the genius of the devs. now.
Pure adrenaline.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Mad Riders is good for its price. You probably wont find it to be as challanging as the MX games, or Pure, but it's fun for what it is, This game downsamples pretty nicely as well, which is a nice addition as the anti aliasing settings in-game do little to nothing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2012
Lol, it's very much the same as Nail'd with everything else is almost identical, maybe the same dev who have made nail'd and if that's the reason why they had to release mad riders 'cos many customers were having a problem loading the game Nail'd
It's a joy to play if you love adrenaline sort of game then you gonna love this one, yep FAST and FURIOUS.........

ps some video card with SLI can cause freezes so i would switch off vsync when you finished the game and game on - enable vsync in the menu repeatedly..
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6.5 hrs
Posted: November 5
It was good for the money
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0.1 hrs
Posted: November 5
Out of all these kinds of games: Mad Riders, MX vs ATV or MUD, this is easily my favorite. Runs well with nice graphics, good controls and fun races with all kinds of jumps and shortcuts.
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Love My Opal_Flower
9.9 hrs
Posted: November 3
I like the game. It's super fun! I find myself sometimes smiling at all the action and speed of this game. I just wish you didn't SLIP AND SLIDE ALL OVER THE PLACE when you're making turns. I recommend it, just get used to the SLIPPERY TURNING.
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ryuzaki REN
11.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
Bought it on Ubisoft Retro Sale for 1.5bucks
my monkey uses boost well! ;)

+fairly good game
+nice graphics
+fast paced
+loads of content
+learning curve to control and how to use boost/stunts
+++play with friends lan/online (for online convert profile to online)

-tad bit grinding
-no friend invite system online
-dead online
-five second wait?!
- no split screen

still very good and totally worth it on
stillplaying atm

>>//there is a bug which prevents the game from starting after splashscreens i.e do not plug in the controller before you see "press start to continue"
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Well first off there's no alternate views so you're stuck in 3rd person. Controls are tight and everything looks pretty good. Lack of view options is really my only gripe. For the money why the hell not?
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
Great arcade ATV fun
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
Great over the top arcade ATV racer! Lot's of fun in short burst.
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Binary Lemon
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
ez to play , nice game ... i try it more
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Cash_down ✌
3.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
good few hours of fun worth £1.99
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