The only official MXGP videogame: all the riders and bikes from MX1 and MX2! Race on 1:1 scale official championship tracks. Career mode takes you from Debut Season to MX1. The game physics and dual stick control allow for separate control of bike and rider: unprecedented realism, in your hands.
User reviews:
Mixed (19 reviews) - 68% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (592 reviews) - 78% of the 592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2014

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“Hard-core Motocross fans will be amazed at how faithfully all the different elements of off-road riding have been recreated.”
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“No previous major motocross game has ever let you really feel the weight of the bike like this, and trajectory management has never been so important for achieving a good time, or even for overtaking an opponent without ending up face-down in the dirt.”
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“If there’s one word to describe MXGP, it’s intense.”
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About This Game

Finally: official Motocross is back! Put yourself to the test, racing in the two MXGP championships with all the riders and bikes from the MX1 and MX2 categories! Take up the challenge from the promising young MX2 riders and the MX1 champions, and join them on the tracks!
Race on the official championship tracks, faithfully reproduced for the first time in a Motocross game. Get yourself noticed in your Debut Season to attract offers from the official teams and launch your career in MX2. Race your way through the events and, with the right results, you'll be able to aspire to an offer in MX1 to take on the heroes of Motocross.
Take full control of your bike with dual stick control: the advanced game physics allows for separate control of the bike and the rider. Jump, scrub and whip! It's all in your hands!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7 or Windows®8
    • Processor: Intel™ 2.4Ghz or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 7600 or ATI® X1600 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory (Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7 or Windows®8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6950 or better (Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Mixed (19 reviews)
Mostly Positive (592 reviews)
Recently Posted
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Okay for all of you who have played MX vs ATV, and then played this and say its hard to play. Just change the controls to be like MX vs ATV and it works like a charm. 10/10 great game
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( 507.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
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( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I can't seem to stop! Great game, I bet MXGP2 is insane. If your thinking about buying this game just do so!
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( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great game, Plays very well. Looks great also.
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( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
The steering on this game sucks azz.
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( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Wouldnt buy it ♥♥♥♥ game no updates stay clear of this ♥♥♥♥
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Unpolished and buggy. Only some of the controls worked with my xbox 360 controller, so I couldn't even change the camera view in the game. It has some good aspects in terms of the game play being quite good, but overall it is not a polished product. I am going to uninstall it as my time is better served playing polished games.
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( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
The game, just like any has its goods and its bads. Firstly the graphics are the best of a MX game yet. Although the graphics to the track are kind of weird and abnormal but still look fine. The handling is a bit strange at first but once you put in a few races it should be fine. The game limits you on tracks and also customization. The teams and venues are a nice addition to the scene of MX games. Overall I'd give it a 7/10. And if you are on the fence about it and already own Mx vs ATV Reflex go ahead and stick with that.
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( 97.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Its actually a great game, but it seems like the multiplayer mode stopped working lately. my guess would be they stopped the online services, since the release date of MXGP 2 is only 2 weeks away. selling a game in this state for 20 bucks is a joke. worst part is, they dont let you know about this issue.

edit: alright, the multiplayer works again, so nevermind my previous statement.
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The Bolt
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
The game isnt bad, but...
The physics are so messed up that your brain would hurt!
The quality of the game uhh.. isnt that good, its rly ":|"
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( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
This game is a good, fun game for dirt bike racers. It even has real racers from msgp in the game. How cool is that?! Now im just bored of writing.

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( 31.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
this game will not start i get vere ♥♥♥♥ing angry on that, my ♥♥♥♥ is hurted by this game.
Med uvennelig hilsen Gaben von Klem
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Mr. Domo
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
Oh my, where do I start?


- 30 FPS lock with V-sync enabled and no way of changing it to 60.
This game is unplayable without V-sync enabled.
If you turn off V-sync the screen tears are everywhere.

- Sometimes while playing your sound will cut out, once that happens you have to restart the game all over again just to regain sound.

- FULL texture models such as YOUR BIKE will completly VANISH. Guess what? Once again you must restart the game.

- When using the "third person" view of your bike the camera angle will go crazy on tight turns. It feels as though the camera will snap 180 degrees and back again.

- When using "first person" mode and landing after a jump it feels as though your players head goes through his own body and all of a sudden you're trying to drive a dirt bike from a stomachs perspective.

- Overall gameplay and re-play value seems really low, I've experienced all these issues within ~1 hour of play time and the couple minutes of "working" game time I got to play got REALLY boring REALLY quickly.

- Feels like a really bad port job overall.

- This game is just BROKEN and UN-PLAYABLE 90% of the time. Immersion is a big thing when playing super realistic games, and when you have to stop and restart the game several times just to get a few minutes of playability, it really ruins that immersion effect.


The graphics are somewhat nice?

The Physics are good enough.

The race tracks seem to be real race tracks from around the world.


I was looking for a fun yet realistic dirtbike game, this looked promising.
I don't know what else to say about this game, the trailer videos got me excited for a realistic dirtbike racing experience and completly dropped the ball. At this point I'm actually going to use Steams Refund feature to get my money back. Honestly even if this game was on sale for 50% + off I would still NOT RECOMMEND it as it just simply un-playable.
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-ROG- Zach
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
STOP! Do you have a Controller? If yes see #1, if no see #2
#1 if you have already played MX games and want some realistic physics to challenge you, buy this
Dont let my Only 9 hours currently played fool you. Its been 9 hours of pure ripping.
Good Graphics
Decent Ai (Mods to make them harder is recommended)
Couple Bikes
Good tuning options
Good controls

BUT sadly gets old fast.
Horrible in air physics (horrible scrubs\whips)
Ai are to easy without mods
Crashs sometimes
Resolution settings are kinda wonky

Still worth the $20 if you enjoy a super realistic MX game where how you ride and how you corner actually matters, and if you lean over just slightly to far, your done for.

But if this is the first MX game your looking into gettin. STOP! Buy MX vs ATV Reflex first.
Reflex is hands down the single best MX game ever made. it has better in air physics and more than enough mods to keep you busy for 100+ hours of fun
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( 49.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Awesome game
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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
too long of a qualifying
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George Harrison
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
Its just not appealing to me personally
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WAMolczanEE #65
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
AWESOME GAME,but crashes, not a problem.
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( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
MX vs ATV series cant even stand against this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
I can't seem to stop! Great game, I bet MXGP2 is insane. If your thinking about buying this game just do so!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
The game, just like any has its goods and its bads. Firstly the graphics are the best of a MX game yet. Although the graphics to the track are kind of weird and abnormal but still look fine. The handling is a bit strange at first but once you put in a few races it should be fine. The game limits you on tracks and also customization. The teams and venues are a nice addition to the scene of MX games. Overall I'd give it a 7/10. And if you are on the fence about it and already own Mx vs ATV Reflex go ahead and stick with that.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Great game, Plays very well. Looks great also.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
The best Motocross game I have played.
And actually the first that have been driveble in first person view, and feels really good to drive that way!

The physics.
Being able to drive in first person view.
Nice real world tracks with track deformation, some really spectacular and fun ones!
Nice enough graphics and runs smooth.
The racing feels real, the AI's behaves good, makes mistakes and spread out over the races.

Don't like that the game auto release the throttle when airborne, and could have been a bit easier to over tilt the bike forward and backwards in the air.
The sound could have been a bit better and diverse.
Could have been a couple of harder AI modes, when I got the hang of it the AI gets a bit easy to beat on some tracks, even on realistic with hardcore mode without assists.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I'm very unsure whether I would recommend this game or not. So I will say no because I dont have a single friend who is into motocross who likes this game enough to buy it.

Now that instantly makes it sound like this game isnt worth your time, but it really depends on who you are. I personally ride in real life, as well as film and help out in the pits for friends when they are racing. This sport is a large part of my life and has been since I was very young.

I also grew up playing the mx vs atv series, a series which was recently resurrected. The best motocross game I have ever played is still "MX vs ATV: Reflex". Unfortunately the MX vs ATV series has reduced in quality and became far too "arcady" since then.

Now, on to this game. I will start with the pros and cons.


-HUGE improvement over MUD (the previous MX game released by these devs)
-Official licensed riders, gear, brands, sponsors and tracks
-Decent gameplay (more on this later)
-Decent amount of content
-Decent Graphics
-Career mode is pretty cool


-Milestone will barely support their games after release. This game doesn't have glaring technical issues but if it did they would be unlikely to patch it.
-The gameplay is BARELY Decent
-Is by no means a Simulator
-Whip/Scrub physics. We told the devs exactly what needed to be done with the whips and scrubs (make them similar to mx vs atv reflex with slightly more realism) but instead it is just the same locked animation over and over and over.
-They may not be changing much for the sequel (from what I have seen so far)
-Audio is S***. Seriously I had to mute the engine noise it is that bad, sounds nothing like a dirt bike. the saddest part is it is recorded from an actual bike. So i have no idea if it is their equipment, compression or editing that absolutely destroys it.
-Bikes. the power curve is no where near realistic. I should feel like im riding a bull not a slug

The game is alright, a bit of fun when played in moderation. People need to know that this is not a simulator, even though it is commonly reffered to as one. It is only slightly above being very arcady. A big issue with the tracks and physics are jumps and berms. the jumping physics are very floaty and the jump sizes do not appear to be realistically sized compared to their real world counterparts. Then there are berms. in the real world berms are great for catching your speed and helping you maintain it around a corner. If you hit a berm too fast in real life you will likely "blow it out" meaning the front end pushes through the dirt ruining the line and likely making you crash. in this game you cant hit 90% of berms (the tops of berms specifically) without them blowing out, at any speed, which completley ruins the point of even putting them on the track. In other words, some parts of the track dont have collisions.

Then there are controls. It is great that they copied mx vs atv and added dual stick controls. one stick for the rider weight and one for the bike steering. This is one of the biggest improvements over "MUD". In-air controls are horrible. Hit a jump leaning back and go front end high? Too bad even leaning all the way foward and hitting the back brake as hard as you possibly can (as you would do in a worst case senario in real life) wont save you. There is no engine gyro effect, throttle and brake have little or no effect in the air which is very dissapointing. Cornering is Good but not great, track degradation doesnt effect you very much.

Dont even think about playing this game without a controller, that makes it multiple times worse.

I could elaborate more on the cons of this game but I wont. If a casual arcade game without a lot of challenge (after you get used to the basic controls) is what you are after go ahead.

Die hard motocross fans who want a simulator are still stuck with the dated, but still the closest thing to a full on simulator we have, "MX simulator" it isnt on steam and certainly isnt for everyone but if you have the same complaints as me it may be what you are after.

I look foward to seeing if they respond to fans and make improvements in the sequel, due out early 2016.

(I personally have my doubts as the devs seem to think the main playerbase is children, reffering to us as "crazy crossers" on facebook... Cringe worthy)

Prove me wrong Milestone!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Great Game for all MX fans , looks great feels good and photo mode in replay is awsome ( see my screen shots )
Physics are quite good with differing levels for skill set , not as refined as MX v ATV Reflex but very easy to jump on have a go and not fall off even 10ft. Nice Career Mode to biuld up from Wild Card rider in MX 2 for a couple of events and hopfully landing a full time ride on a Top Factory teams bike. So you build up you levels skill get some wins land a top ride win a championship then MX1 waits. The tracks are well made although with some deformation not as good as reflex but if you look past this and other things like the sounds ( this companys biggest flaw across the board of all titles) then its a great game will keep you going for hours.MXGP 2 is coming real soon April i think but i will always keep this gem.
Graphics : 9/10
Game Play 8.5/10
Sounds 5/10.
Value for money 9.75/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
A awesome game made by Mxgp championship! It is good made! I really recommend it!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Love this game so much! Most realistic dirt bike game ever made. From the reaction of the rider all the way to the gnarly ruts it never gets old for me.
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96 of 114 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Great game. It offers a great sense of realism and really challenges your abilities while still being great for any beginner. Not that I need to mention it, but the graphics are quite amazing as well. Sounds are okay. They aren't the best in the world, but they will do. The career mode is fairly in depth and you can tweak just about every setting on your bike which is very nice.

The only issue I am experiencing right now is the sound cutting off about 30 minutes in causing me to restart the game (onboard Realtek 7.1). I experienced the same bug in the demo. I still definitely recommend the game for any enthusiastic racer.

UPDATE1: There is one thing that absolutely BUGS me about this game and it totally kills the realism for me. Devs, if you are reading this, please for the love of God FIX THE START GATE! This whole "ready, steady, start" crap is so annoying. You guys just need to make it where you get the 30 second warning board turned sideways and just drop the gate randomly (2-10 seconds) and if you go too soon you get stuck at the gate. This is not a game killer for me, but for a game that is striving for realism, I can't believe you guys could mess this up.

Also, a possible workaround for the sound bug for me seems to be changing the "voices number" to 32 instead of 64. So far it is working, I'll update this review if I discover that it didn't fix it.

UPDATE2: Changing the "voices number" did not fix the problem.
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Coming from a pretty seasoned MX Sim & MX VS ATV player & experienced MX rider I thought I'd give my 2 cents.


Real sponsors & bikes.
Real tracks.
Real riders.
Track deformation.
Cornering feels great. Sliding it into a tight turn and powering out feels better than any other mx game out there.
Throttle control. Again, using throttle control to kick the back end out is wonderful.
First person actually looks & feels good.
Actually needing to brake.
The game looks nice...just about. Bike models look amazing, well done.
Pretty in depth career mode, & 1st one for a long time.
Customisation of the bike settings before a race is great.
Practice/Qualifying formats.
And finally well done Milestone for a simultaneous PC release!


Physics in the air feel awful & clunky.
Ready Steady Go start format? Is this Mario Kart? Should just drop the gate & the clutch...(see next point).
Theres no clutch!!??? Massive negative here.....
Why can't I control the whip/scrub? Don't animate such an important feature!! Doesn't feel fluid or natural.
Track deformation doesn't make a difference to handling.
Ruts and berms don't feel supportive & I feel like cross rutting isn't an issue, even late in a race.
Spin outs and wheelies can feel random at times.
No rev sound on the start gate & in the air?? Get that stuff recorded and implement it!! Basic stuff there...
Rear brake & panic rev doesn't do much in the air.
Why make 250F's unable to clear most jumps? They're pretty much as fast as a 450F irl, sometimes out qualifying them.


To be fair, on the ground at least MXGP feels great. Cornering is good, feedback feels great, the rider positioning and animations are spot on and you can make this engine look good once you have got it down. But the clunky whip/scrub feature and the lack of rev sounds brings you literally crashing back down to earth with a bang.

The career mode is deep and rewarding, although I get the impression a few things could have been pushed a little more. I guess not being able to choose which clothing brand I wear is due to clothing being tied to some teams & manufacturers with it being official sponsors and all. But it just feels like some design choices could have been implemented a little better.

I love mx games, and will buy them regardless to support the industry. We need developers to keep making these games so it pushes them further. If Milestone release an MXGP 2, or MXGP 2015 or whatever its called, I think it will be great, but this one just falls short of a great title.

5.5/10 imho.
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75 of 95 people (79%) found this review helpful
70.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Coming from an ex amateur Motocross racer and a huge fan of all moto games alike, I have to say this is the game I have been waiting for. It can be a mild arcade racer for those of you that just want a fun moto game, while the vets and fans of real riding will love the Sim aspect of the game once you put the difficulty and assists to realistic. The game is pretty much MX Sim with better graphics than alive and the dual stick controls we love from reflex. The career is very realistic and has timed practice as well as qualifying with every race on the career, then like real Motocross you will do a moto 1 and moto 2 to see who gets the points for the weekend. The AI will keep you on the edge until the checkered flag, you never know when someone is going to scrub past you or show a wheel in a turn. Real racers, real tracks, real sponsors, real everything. Best moto game in years and a must buy to any fan of the sport. 9/10
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68 of 89 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame is a motocross racing simulation game developed by Milestone S.r.l. In MXGP you start your career as a wildcard and work your way through MX2 and MX1 championships until you can rise to the top of the leaderboard. As you get better and perform well through the season you'll get offers from better teams and you'll have a much wider selection than the handful of teams you can pick as a wildcard. As well as the career mode there's also Instant Race, Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and Multiplayer game modes.

+Great graphics
+Realistic physics
+Interesting control scheme (Gamepad) where one stick is used to steer the bike while the other is used to control how your rider is leaning
+You compete against 15 other riders across 14 real tracks
+The 60 riders and 60 bikes featured in the game are all real
+Winning/competing earns you EXP which levels you up, levelling up unlocks new rider portraits and helmets
+In career mode you can skip stages you don't want to play, for example you can go straight to qualifying if you don't want to do any practice laps
+Quite a few different teams, each with their own bike livery and outfit
+Your team sets you goals which you have to complete in order to stay with said team which adds extra challenge to the game

+/-The multiplayer is pretty dead, personally I don't care since I only play Singleplayer in racing games but I know this is a big deal for a lot of people

-The game does not take kindly to Alt+Tab, it will always freeze the game if not your whole PC
-Not a major issue but the mouse can't be used to navigate the menus
-The tutorials only feature Gamepad bindings so they're useless if you wish to play with KB&M
-The KB&M controls are absolutely awful but that's to be expected from a racing game
-The bike sounds aren't great, i.e. they don't sound realistic

Worth Purchasing (7.5/10)

MXGP is a good motocross racing sim with great graphics, realistic physics, an interesting control scheme and licensed bikes, riders and tracks. If you're a fan of motocross or you're interested in getting into it you can't go wrong with this game.

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El K.
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88 of 129 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Preface: I come from a deep motocross background

After playing this game for a few days, I can, without a doubt, say that this game is the most realistic motocross game out right now. Unfortunately the bar isn't set very high, considering the only competition to this game is previous titles from the same developer.

Despite how realistic everyone says the rider physics are, how authentic everyone says the track and bike physics are, and despite the fact that they (the devs) call this game a "simulator" in the opening credits, the idea that this game represents a realistic take on motocross is laughable at it's very best.

Every single AI rider will attempt to scrub seemingly every small bump they ride up to, no matter how much time they lose wobbling off a small jump that didn't require them to scrub any speed at all. If you hit a rider, expect him to stay upright while you go flying. If another rider hits you, expect him to stay upright while you go flying. If you hit the yellow dirt, rather than the brown dirt, expect to get thrown off your bike. How depends on the angle you approach the white dirt at speed. But as soon as you hit it, you either start floating while flailing your arms while your bike sinks into the ground, or you literally fall right through the bike and start ragdolling all over the place. It's just infuriatingly stupid.

The very last race I ran, a rider came down on top of my bike and literally rode a third of a lap on top of my helmet. When he finally dismounted... I crashed. He didn't. I mean, FFS?

Also, "career mode" is nothing more than a continuous championship mode with the choice of bike livery between seasons. There's no depth or fun. You don't feel like you're building or contributing to anything. You just simply race, go back to the silly appartment, rinse and repeat. Oh, but you can pick your helmet (I'm rolling my eyes).

Want to know what pisses me off even more? The fact that they force you to use mouse and keyboard in menus unless you want to guess which buttons do what. For a game that is a true to life ♥♥♥♥♥♥ console port, you'd think they'd at least have some decent controller setup and support.

And multiplayer... ♥♥♥♥ing multiplayer. I can't comment on it because it just plain doesn't work. I've created an account, I've activated it via email, and even visted their website using it. But any time I click on multiplayer, it tells me I need an activated account to play.

The one redeaming quality this game has is that it's track deformation isn't matched in any game, any genre, anywhere. (And... I take this back. SpinTires puts it to absolute shame. VBS2.5 also does better, though I couldn't call it a game.) There are more fun racing games. There are more fun motocross games, for that matter. There are certainly more realistic racing games, even with bikes, despite the unfortunate fact that there are no MX game competitors.

Do I reccomend this game? Only if you REALLY REALLY REALLY need to ride a dirt bike in a game. Otherwise, spend your money on something less half-baked.

PS: the graphics don't look nearly as good as the screenies. The graphics suck. Expect terrain LOD popping at all times as well.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
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History & Overview
-Released in 2014
-Developed and published by Milestone and distributed by Bandai Namco Games
-Released on PC, PS3, PS4, PS VITA, and Xbox360
-Standard Racing Affair

In MXGP it's your typical standard racing affair but just with a lot more mud and dirt thrown in.

The game has a number of different standard modes to choose from, including an instant race mode which basically randomly selects a track and rider for you, and you simply race.

As well as a “Grand Prix” mode which let's you pick a rider or your own created one, a track, and race.
A “championship” mode which let's you pick a rider or your own, select tracks and make your customized season to race for and championship to win.

A time attack mode, which is pretty self explanatory that let's you race for the best time on any given track.
As well as online multiplayer, but as of this recording it's pretty much dead sadly, so this review will be based purely on the single player content of the game.

But the core aspect to the single player of the game itself is the “Career mode” which let's you use a customized character of your very own, select a team to race for and represent, and build your very own fan-base.

Each time you compete in a race your rewarded with experience that unlocks you new gear as well as “fans” that comment on how you did on a race via a weird mock twitter thing...

But is any of this any good?

The Good
-Standard racing game with solid mechanics
-Real world mechanics, brands, and riders
-Decent controls with a bit of a learning curve

Growing up personally I was pretty fond of games such as the “MX vs ATV” series, so when I was offered the chance to review MXGP I jumped on the idea naturally because of this.

MXGP is brought to us by the same cats behind the “MotoGP” franchise and where as games such as MX vs ATV go for more of an arcade approach to off-road racing, MXGP aims for a much more grounded and pure racing focused approach with solid mechanics backing it.

Controlling your bike definitely has a learning curve to it, you'll need to know how to approach each jump, and you use both analog sticks to shift your weight with the bike as you ride and it feels really responsive once you wrap your head around the controls themselves, the first few times I raced I fell plenty of times not knowing I actually had to shift my weight and use both analog sticks.

I personally played on the default settings of the game with the default assisted control settings as I'm pretty rusty when it comes to off-road style racing games, but the game does offer the option to completely disable all the control assists and adjust them as you wish for all the purists out there.

What MXGP does best is that it offers a more real world approach to Motocross racing and with real world mechanics, everything from the physics of the bike itself and shifting your weight with it, to how you land from jumps, turn corners, to the tracks being being based off real world locations with plenty of different tracks to choose from, to the teams utilizing real world brands, and racing against real world drivers.

But sadly it doesn't do much in the way of standing out or being interesting for very long... So let's discuss why with...

The Bad
-No tricks?
-No real in-depth customization
-Not much variety and tons of game padding

One of the reasons why I loved games such as the MX vs ATV series was doing all the fantastic tricks that you could pull off, sadly MXGP features none of that.

The most trick related thing you'll even be doing in MXGP is whipping or scrubbing your bike to aim for a better landing in between slopes, as I said previously MXGP aims for a more grounded and racing focused experience, which I guess is what the actual MXGP competition is, but none the less I was kinda disappointed by this.

Next up the game doesn't offer much in customization, when you're creating your character you basically pick a pre-created display picture for him who's probably just random developer, select a nationality, make a name, and pick a number...

That's really about it, but then again character customization in a racing game isn't a huge deal obviously, but this also extends to your bike as well, outside of adjusting the control assists or your bikes technical aspects, you have no real aesthetic customization to your bike itself which is also pretty disappointing.

But probably my biggest issue is the massive amounts of padding in the career mode itself, you basically go to your calender, select your next race, set up your settings, you can do a practice run to wrap your head around the track, then you can do qualifying race, all of this you can skip of course.

Then you finally race.... Then you race again... Maybe this is how it works in the actual MXGP but by the time you've done all this you've basically raced this same track a good 4 times and spent a good 15 to 20 minutes with it.
Then you come back to your garage-thing, read your email for potential teams or sponsors, and read your twitter thing.
Then you select your next race event and do it all over again.

By the end of it all after racing every event, the game then just simply tells you to do it all over again but with a different class of bikes and slightly improved AI, the exact same tracks, in the exact same order.
To which I just simply responded “No” after having already sunk 8 hours or so into this game.

But now let's discuss,

The Ugly
-Looks bland, nothing really impressive
-Muddy tracks being torn up as you race is kinda cool
-Locked at 30fps
-Clipping issues, bugs, and crashes
-No licensed music or soundtrack while racing
-Over all presentation is somewhat bland

Where we discuss the graphics, technical aspects, soundtrack, and general presentation of the game.

Over all MXGP is fairly bland looking considering this is a 2014 release and doesn't offer much in the way of visuals nor will it be any bit taxing on your system by any means, the tracks themselves are based on real world locations and look decent enough and the track itself having the dirt torn up by bikes as you race is pretty neat to see.

However what's not so neat to see was my frame rate counter being locked at 30, I don't see any valid reason for a racing game of all things to be locked at 30fps, especially on PC.

The game also suffers from some clipping issues as you fall from your bike the odd time, as well as some other bugs and the odd rare crash I had happen once or twice during my 8 or so hours with it.

As for the soundtrack side of things, the game is completely devoid of any licensed music or soundtrack outside of the main menu music which is generic guitar stuff, so as your racing you'll basically just hear the wonderful sounds of dirt-bike engines.

And all over the presentation for MXGP is just extremely bland, everything from the lifeless career mode and fake twitter social media thing, to the lack of music as you race, the only thing that even stood out to me was the massive amounts of in-game Monster Energy advertisements.

Final Thoughts

Over all MXGP certainly feels like a budget title and doesn't do much to convince you otherwise.
It's a competent racing game with nice mechanics going for it but it doesn't do much in the way to stand out from the rest and I still ONLY recommend if it if you're big into MX racing or off-road racing games in general.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
Although this game has a few flaws it's still the best motorcross game I've ever played. MXGP is not a game where you pull off insane tricks or jump off giant cliffs. MXGP is a recreation of real MX racing and it does this fairly well.


+ There are multiple game types - Instant race, Grand Prix, Championship season, Career Mode and Time attack. It has recreated tracks from real tracks on the MX tour. The tracks also have track deformation of the dirt and mud. There seams to be a lot of tracks as well. I'm not real far into it but the season I'm in has at least a dozen to complete.

+ Multiple difficulties that can be tweaked to make MXGP as easy/arcade or Hard/Simulation as you prefer.

+ The physics and handling of the motorcycles are done very well. No other MX game has gotten this close to the feeling of riding a real MX bike. (yes I have ridden on real MX bikes and street bikes as well)

+The replays look good and have multiple options like slow motion, pause and a free cam. You can get some nice screenshots.

+ Graphics are solid. The riders and the bikes look good and gather dirt and mud on them during the race. The tracks are pretty good too but could have been done better. I use SweetFX on this game and it makes it look better.

+You can remap the controls on the controller. I recommend you use a controller. I don't know of any racing game that work well with mouse and keyboard. At least not for me. I recommend that you change the lean forward and backwards to the same stick as steering left and right. It feels much more natural this way.

+You level up, unlock pictures, gear, bikes ect and you get more fans the better you do in each race. Also there is a simulated email and twitter type media in the game that makes tyou feel you are being watched by teams, fans and your manager. It's a nice touch to give a sense of progression and connection in the game.


- The presentation is pretty bad. In between races I've had my bike disappear in the pits. The pit crew guy is working on an imaginary, invisible bike. Also before a race, during the intro scene, my rider was shaking around like he was have convultions. The pit crew and girl who holds the starting card all look and act like zombies. Why even put these in the game ? Also, Some of the ground during races has pop in and loads textures too. The game needs a patch to fix these things.

- The sound is not very good either. The bikes just sound weak, why can't developers get this right ? Even if it's not realistic they need to alter the engine sounds to make them more rich and intense. Also, There is no option to play music during races, it would be nice to have. I noticed there is barely any sounds of the stadium surroundings happening. It would be great to have the crowd react to what is happening. Cheer when you overtake or respond to a big wreck. Make the game and the race feel exciting Milestone ! Enough with the barebones, boring presentation already !

Also a track announcer being heard over the PA system would add some immersion. Having your pit crew tell you your doing great or you have 1 lap to go would really add some interaction to the game. These things could have be easily added into the game and would make the game better. On my PC the sound cuts in and out during start videos but no real problem in game so far. I've seen that many people have had problems in game though. Patch these things into the game Milestone.

Overall the game just feels kind of bland. This happed in other games by Milestone. I loved the racing and handling in MotoGP 08 but it has the same barebones presentaion and sound as well. Milestone get the racing right, and that is what is most important, but they need to add some flavor and style into these games. As for now I will enjoy MXGP for what it is but there is definately room for improvement.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
Wow...I'm impressed. I raced motocross and did my fair share of freestyle and enduro for close to 12 years so I know a thing or 2 about motocross. That being said it's been a good decade since my glory days with my 2003 CR250R and video games is about as close as I can get to my favorite past time without winning the lottery so finding this game was a real treat, and very nice alternative to the super fun, but dated mx reflex. Anyway, the game handles and looks great IMO, im not a fan of the GP circuit but since this is the most authentic motocross game I'll take what I can get, and while I don't think a freestyle(tricks) mode is needed in a sim racer like this, i do wish it had a free ride mode(big jumps and whips). Like say a big open playground in Glamis Sand Dunes. That would have been the icing on the cake. They decided to go the racing only route and thats cool and all because they really focused on that one thing and really spit shined it. After playing this game im really hoping for a next gen sequel with a bit more content like free ride, enduro, and freestyle because I have really come to like the more weighted feel of the bike handling. Maybe im looking through rose shaded glasses but it really does feel quite authentic when it comes to the handling. I highly recommend this to any actual motocross racers/riders and/or fans in the room. Thumbs up!
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32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Another great motorsports title from Milestone. You can expect the same game modes and user interface as previous titles. But if it aint broke, dont fix it, right? The feel of racing the dirt bikes is excellent and will surely please any racing game fan out there.

A quick tutorial gets you flinging dirt in no time.

FYI - I'm not really into motocross or supercross, but this game is a lot of fun regardless of any of that.

PS - Kimi Raikkonens MX1 team is in here "ICE ONE"
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
While more of a simcade than anything, MXGP is a must own for any MX fans out there. While far from perfect, MXGP tries to aim for a slightly more realistic approach to MX racing via realistic cornering and braking physics, but falls short with poor jumping physics and poor bike sounds. A CONTROLLER IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


+ 14 Real world tracks to choose from

+ Realistic cornering and braking

+ Authentic racing experience (Real tracks, bikes, teams and riders)

+ Good graphics

+ Bike tuning (though somewhat limited in terms of options) actually affects the way bikes behave

+ Decent AI (15 AI riders supported in offline play)

+ Intense multiplayer races see players banging bars as they fight for the perfect lines (12 players supported)

+ Mo-capped rider animations look awesome

+ Realistic helmet cam view (if that's your kind of thing)


- Horrible bike sounds (what is this, Excitebike?)

- Poor jumping physics (lack of mid-air control/no gas gyro effects)

- Scrubbing seems rather mechanical and automated (players are only required to push both sticks in the same direction near the lip/takeoff of a jump which requires no real skill and uses the same animation over and over)

- Track deformation is mostly cosmetic (players cannot physically ride in ruts formed on the track)
[*edit* after 5+ laps, corners are harder to take due to braking ruts/bumps forming, however bikes ride 'on top' of the dirt as opposed to 'in it' thus resulting in mounds forming in corners as opposed to ruts which players can ride in for better traction.]

- Relatively steep price (although not gameplay related)

Still highly recommend picking this game up as it breathes fresh air into the MX racing genre, providing countless hours of fun on tracks which are easy to learn but hard to master (and pays off if you do). The game has good AI for those who wish to play offline, but online play is where this game truly shines. Despite the games efforts of providing an authentic MXGP experience, a track editor would have been a nice touch.

Great MX game which is a step in the right direction, with room for improvement. If/when improved, could easily be one of the best MX racing games out there. 8/10
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2014
Before I totally thrash this game, let me say that it is THE BEST motocross game ever released. The developers are definitely on the right track with this game. This is the most realistic motocross game ever.


1. This is a very, very barebones game. Once you have mastered it and can win on highest difficult on all of the tracks it is boring. All you will be doing is the same races over and over again. Online can add some better competition, but it hardly ever works. When it does work it is totally laggy, and I don't even mean the other players are lagging around. It is YOUR bike that is jerking around. What the hell is up with that?!?!? Just no. That's horrible.
- Make an actually fun career mode to fix this. Take hints from other racing games... I really like how in career on F1 2012 you can complete challenges to "collect data for research" and if you can complete the challenges correctly you can gain a performance improvement that stays for the rest of the career. That is really cool and keeps you playing the career mode, because it is not the same thing over and over again. Add that to this game!!
- Make online multiplayer actually work, thanks.

2. WHERE ARE THE TWO STROKES? This ain't motocross without two strokes. It even says the displacement limits for the two strokes before you select which class to race. So where are they?
- Add two-strokes, people love them

3. The sound is HORRIBLE in this game. Seriously what am I riding, a bicycle with a spoke slapper or a high tech racing engineered single? Because in this game it really sounds like a bicycle with a spoke slapper. The sound of the bikes is SO stupid. Jeez it's ridiculous
- I don't know how the developers managed to screw this up, but unscrew it!

4. The rear end is firmly planted. There is way too much rear end traction. We are riding on the dirt here. In real life the rear end is soooo light and easy to break loose. You can't steer with the rear much in this game because that rear tire won't break loose! Even jabbing fully on the rear brake doesn't cause the tire to lock!
- Decrease the traction in the rear!

5. The 250's don't have enough power. Seriously, you're telling me I can't power out of a corner in second gear on a 250? That's just wrong. Also the 250's rev WAY too slowly. In real life when you blip the throttle it will go from idle to rev limit before your brain can even process what just happened. On this game it takes a whole 1.5 seconds to rev to the limiter in neutral or in the air. That's wrong.
- Engines need to rev up more quickly

6. Downshifting and engine braking slow the bike down like magic. Again the rear end is demonstrating way too much traction. If you come hauling ♥♥♥ at 50mph into a turn on this game, all you need to do is slam it down to first gear and you immediately slow down to the max speed of first gear. That is so stupid.
- Decrease the rear end traction!!!

7. The power on all of the bikes is far too easy to control. You can slam it wide open on a 450 coming out of a corner in second gear on this game and everything will be just fine. Really? Because I'm pretty sure that will totally break your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ open in real life as all the ♥♥♥♥ comes blasting out of it.
- Power needs to be more violent

8. The whips/scrubs are programmed. You don't get to do them yourself, they just happen if you lean off of a jump. That was really disappointing. The worst part is the impending front flip after you do a whip. You can't throttle out of it after you whip, your ♥♥♥ is just going over the bars!
- At the very least, fix the front flip problem. You should be able to hit the throttle to get the front end up mid air

9. The power on the 450s peaks too early. You make it half way through the rev range and then the power drops off and stops picking up. That's wrong. Yes, 450s have assloads of power at low RPM but they still do peak way up there.

10. No clutch option to slip the clutch. Being able to slip the clutch is important, especially on 250s when you need to get to the meat of the power at the apex of a turn. You can't do that in this game, which is a big problem.

11. The ruts don't really change the way you ride the track. That's totally unrealistic. Ruts are a game changer.
- Make the ruts able to dig down deeper into the track.

12. Helmet camera is horrible on this.
- increase the field of view both vertically and horizontally

13. I'd like more setup options. Gear ratio options: you get to choose between low, medium or high. Woooooooooooooooo that's just epic isn't it? NOT -.-

14. Let's have some weather! Motocross doesn't magically make the weather 75F and sunny. Change it up a bit!

15. There just isn't much of an exciting atmosphere to the game. It's pretty drab :/

16. Add some more excitement with camera effects and other special effects. A tiny bit of motion blur and camera shake would be nice. Update the graphics so they don't look so old and plain! Again take hints from other racing games. The Shift 2 / Project CARS game engine is a perfect example of how camera and graphics effects can really make the game!
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