Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials franchise’s triumphant return to the PC gaming platform. RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,469 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 21, 2013

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About This Game

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials franchise’s triumphant return to the PC gaming platform. RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC. That breakout indie success led to further success on the Xbox, but ever since then PC gamers have been clamoring for more Trials. Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is what they have been waiting for.

The Gold Edition Is Two Trials In One

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will contain all the content of the original, best-selling XBLA game Trials Evolution. In addition, all of the single player tracks and skill games from Trials HD will be found in Trials Evolution – effectively doubling the content offering with two complete games, neither of which have ever before been available on PC.

OPTIMIZED AND ENHANCED FOR PC

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will be optimized and enhanced for the PC gaming platform. All of the features of its forerunners – from the in-game editor, player sharing of tracks, and global Leader Boards, will be re-integrated into the game in a way that fits the new platform.

Key Features

  • Multiplayer
  • Track Editor
  • Indoor and Outdoor environments
  • Bike and rider customizations
  • Global competition

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core®2 Duo E6700 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX® 10 compliant, 512 Mb video memory
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Requires a UPlay account

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8
    • Processor:Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX® 11 compliant, 1024 Mb video memory
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Requires a UPlay account
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
This game is absolutely fantastic and the inclusion of the HD levels is much appreciated if you never had it on 360; it really is like getting two games in one, and it makes progression through the more frustrating later levels a lot more tolerable when you can switch off between the two.

That said, I really wish they'd port this somewhere else -- I try to avoid getting Ubi and EA stuff on PC because of UPlay and Origin, and the port itself is also kind of janky; it requires DX10 so it's not likely to ever work in Wine, and performance is a little worse than it should be. For my money, Trials Fusion isn't nearly as good, but unfortunately that's the one they've chosen to support an OpenGL variant of on the PS4.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The most Epic Trials game EVER!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
228.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
ive played this game for about 200+ hours, and, i reccomend this game over fusion. really! the tricks just make you finish the levels slower. and this game, has a demo! *totally not the tf2 demo* and it is so fun. i dont know what to say.


....oh, and the other ppl, SHUT UP about uplay.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game is recommended for those that like to bite their own fingers off because of the mistakes they make trying to balance the bike so you can finish the track with 0 faults.

If you are not willing to teach your fingers the hard way what kind of performance is necessary, don't play this, you'll just get frustrated.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
cool game 10/10
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Crippled by Uplay.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Pros/Cons

+ The physics engine in this game has the perfect balance of realism with an arcade-like edge.
+ Trials matches excellent refreshed visuals with the classic 2.5D look to make another classis.
+ Trials is crammed with hundreds of levels offering a decent amount of content for the player.
+ Community created levels add endless hours of fun on top of the offline single-player content.

- The limited bike and rider customisation is disappointing and feels like a half-♥♥♥♥♥ new feature.
- Gamers who aren't all that big on community content might get bored of the basic content.

87/100

Full Review

The Trials series roots lie in online flash games from the early 2000's and saying that Trials has come a long way since is an understatement. Returning with the most fun and content packed game of the series yet, Trials Evolution is easily one of the best arcade games of 2013 as RedLynx do a near perfect job of continuing their massively beloved arcade series that is Trials.

In typical arcade-like fashion, there is zero story within this game. You quite simply play as a male extreme biker, traversing across hundreds of obstacle courses, gathering medals to unlock higher tier licenses which allow you to attempt tougher challenges. The gameplay path has been nicely set out so that both new and old players of trials will enjoy playing whist experiencing the well balanced difficulty increase curve from the start thanks to the variety of tournaments and challenges available, leaving noone being untested or overchallenged from the off.

The game developers, RedLynx, have remained true at heart and worked well in retaining the fun, arcade style to the game which made the Trials franchise as popular as it is today. The control system for Trials is simple enough; you tilt your bike based on the rider's weight distribution across the motorbike and then accelerate and brake depending on how you want to traverse the hundreds of courses available within Trials. While this makes the game very easy to navigate; it is the timing and speed at which you need to overcome certain obstacles which throws off players, and with difficulties increasing to just short of impossible at some points, you can find yourself being really tested as you reach your 100th attempt of the same course you've been stuck on for the past hour. That being said, due to the tutorial like nature of the first few levels within trials as well as the license challenges throughout giving you more and more advance technique tips during the playthrough, you can quite easily come to terms with passing obstacles which look impossible in real life even with a simple little manouvre of the bike. Arcade style gameplay doesn't really come any better than this, and you're guaranteed to be hooked right from the off.

The gameplay within Trials relies heavily on the fantastic (and believe it or not free) Bullet Physics Library engine which powers the game. Whilst the game is simple in that it has only 2D directional flow of play, the environment around you is 3D complete with explosions, collisions and destruction; all of which have a very realistic feel and look about them. Visually, Trials hits the spot. The 2.5D (mixture of 2D gameplay but with 3D surroundings) look to the game is used perfectly to achieve and immensely fun arcade game but with an incredible realistic look. The audio is matched brilliantly to the extreme style of the game, with the suprisingly good soundtrack and hilarious ingame voice acting being performed by none other than Brandon DiCamillio and Rake Yohn from the stunt performing CKY crew and Jackass group.

It has to be said though, that RedLynx do a brilliant job of preventing Trials from getting repetitive. If you get tired of trying to complete one track that you're stuck on - it doesn't matter - there are loads of other tracks you can attempt to overcome to progress through the game and in several different challenge styles. Tournaments and time trials are the standard competitions during the game, yet there are other very quirky challenges thrown into the mix to take you away from the grind of sitting and knocking out track after track. From flying through firey rings to hovering alien spaceships, there is a hell of a lot of variety for things to do in the very arcade like challenges to experience within Trials. And if those weren't enough for you, the level editor allows anyone connected to internet to create and upload their own races, challenges or experiences for everyone to enjoy.

The one thing that Trials does fall down on though, is the customisation aspect that already exists in the game. Though this isn't really a big deal in the arcade game genre, if you're going to put this into your game then you need to get it right. There is a distinct lack of bikes within the game, along with a real lack customisability to them. Even though the option does exist to customise them quite thoroughly, I was left ver confused when there were empty lists where it options should have been plenty to fit new parts and get new paintworks on my bike.

Trials sets a standard for this generation of arcade style games. Although there are certain aspects to the modern requirements from this game missing; with its fast-paced gameplay, impressively realistic 2.5D visuals and its addictive quality, RedLynx open up the arcade genre to a new level of brilliance, showing other developers how to make a modern day arcade-style video games.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
An excellent game that is great for casual to hardcore gamers. A great challenge all around. Its great to play with friends. The levels vary from easy to hard. Some levels you have to go full throttle through the whole thing to not die. The mechanics and physics in the game is amazing and well done. It does take some time to get used to how to move and stuff. Its great to play around with friends and see how you stack up against them. Highly Recommended!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Let's say you're going to watch a summer blockbuster at the theater. It's a movie that has gotten rave reviews and you are pretty much know you're going to love it. You get your coke, popcorn, and gummy worms and head to an aisle somewhere in the middle of the theater; it's your favorite spot. And the icing on the cake is your smoking hot girlfriend is with you and equally excited for the movie.

However, you notice that a few rows in front of you, there is an overweight, greasy guy that's breathing heavily and constantly picking his nose. He has an obnoxious laugh, he slurps his soda really loud, and every now and then he lets out a smelly fart. Initially he is kind of distracting, but after a while you learn to block him out of your mind; you are not going to let this guy ruin the best movie of the summer for you.

Well, Uplay is that smelly guy, except much less offensive, and Trials in the summer blockbuster. And if you're refraining from playing this exceptional game because the idea of running an additional program in the background while playing bothers you, well...I think that's pretty ignorant.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
I for one, am having a lot of fun with this game. The physics are a little more challenging than some of its competitor games but that's to it's benefit. As for uplay, I'm putting my bet on them quietly slipping away from this game and disappearing like so many of steams other competitors.ie:gamespy,gfwl..and a myriad of other small time game services that have vanished into internet history.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
i would love to play this game but uplay didnt agree
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I wanted to play this game, but the game wanted me to log into Uplay first. ♥♥♥♥ that ♥♥♥♥.
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331 of 393 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2013
---WARNING---
THERE IS 13 MINUTE MISSION AT THE END THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO RIP YOUR TESTICLES OFF.

OVERALL THE GAME IS GOOD THOUGH.
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214 of 244 people (88%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This is by far one of my favorite games. The physics are just right, the gameplay is easy sometimes but progressivly gets super hard.

The only hinderance is that it uses uplay, which is not a big deal but it's annoying.
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109 of 132 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
if your'e a fan of "tilty bike" games (no idea the actual genre name) then youl enjoy this game, the only downside is a controller is a must, as you need a pressure sensitive trigger/button to get the gas just right to get those tricky hills and jumps. Other than that, this game is the top game in its genre, good visuals, great gameplay, and a great franchise. if you are considering buying it, do it. i doubt you'd be dissapointed.

Akari-chan
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97 of 129 people (75%) found this review helpful
91.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Awesome game, put 30 hours in, set some crazy records, got a number 3 spot in the world on a track. Would buy for 5 bucks any day.

EDIT:

Since this review has gotten popular, I decided to add to it.

Trials is a unique game. Its a race against time, and is a ton of fun but can be very very challenging at some times. The controls are well done, and the bikes and tracks are all made well and the difficulty of each track is organized in a fair manner. Usings the controller works best with this game, in my opinion. The multiplayer isnt too active, but if you can get 4 friends over for some local trials races, you will have a blast, I guarentee it.

The only downside to this game is that it uses uplay, but in my opinion, there really isnt any other game out there like this one, so it is worth it.
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
One of the best games from Finland (don't get confused because Ubisoft is only publisher of this game and developer RedLynx is finnish studio). It's so addictive and you just want to break your best time/score in every track many times.

Absolutely worth of money, only negative thing is Uplay required to play this game!
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
The game itself is extremely fun-- I also own it on Xbox 360 and have spent hours on it.

The required Uplay account is the reason I can't fully recommend it -- Uplay runs constantly in the background even after you quit the game and slows down the computer. Ubisoft is notorious for badly-thought out DRM and it appears they haven't quit yet. If I were you I'd get this on console instead.
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME BUT I ALSO LOVE IT.
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72 of 113 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Why is uplay involed. It ruins the game as I can't join friends due to stupid nat errors which I have done all I can to try and fix but the game won't have it. The game it self is good fun but uplay makes it impossible to play with friends.
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