Monster Jam® Battlegrounds brings the ever popular touring show straight to the fans with roaring engines and crushing action. Not only does this game replicate the world renowned Monster Jam stadium and arena events, but it also takes fans out of the stadium and into other environments for physics based skill and stunt challenges.
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Mixed (70 reviews) - 45% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2015

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Monster Jam® Battlegrounds brings the ever popular touring show straight to the fans with roaring engines and crushing action. Not only does this game replicate the world renowned Monster Jam stadium and arena events, but it also takes fans out of the stadium and into other environments for physics based skill and stunt challenges. Exciting features include:
· 23 official Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger®, Max-D™, and Monster Mutt®
· Racing and Freestyle in 5 authentic Monster Jam stadiums, including the site of Monster Jam World Finals – Sam Boyd Stadium
· 45 addictive, all-new tracks that test skill and challenge the player to master speed and balance to complete
· The all new Stunt mode offers insane jumps and ultimate destruction
· Online leaderboards to earn bragging rights as the best Monster Jam truck driver
· 30 unlockable achievements offer players continuous motivation
· Interactive Replay mode to travel back in time and review your performance

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-5005 @2.0 GHz / AMD SEMPRON-2650 @1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 430 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 (512MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
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Mixed (70 reviews)
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rin akumarer
29.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
i dont know what to say its just cool.
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Payday's Finest
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 26
Controls are unusable and anything other than the stadium races are a Trials ripoff. I hate giving a bad review and i REALLY wanted to enjoy this game, but I just couldnt.
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pOpArOb #OGC
10.4 hrs
Posted: July 17
This game looked promising, havent seen a Monster Truck game since the oollllllddd Microsoft ones which were decent, was shocked once I started this game to find out how garbage this game is, controls are garbage, graphics are garbage, everything is garbage in this game.
This game is something you would expect to be given away free with cereal or something back in 2003.
This game ruins the Monster Jam name, avoid this game like the plague
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Darkin20
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 16
I wanted to like this game but just can't recommend it as the controls are messy. I have a steam controller so I was able to bind the "aircontrol" to the flippers which made some of the game modes rather easy instead of impossible without them. The arena racing is horrible. Game might actually be better without it. So easy to lose control for no reason and the AI opponent has a static time that will never change.

If you can get this game cheap and like this type of game, go for it. Otherwise hope that they fix the controls for everyone.

Pros:
- gameplay is responsive
- trucks look fun and take damage
- lots of levels and variety

Cons:
- default controls are bad, missing parts
- gameplay gets choppy for no reason, possibly intensional but poorly exicuted if it was
- AI is not really existant
- levels are easy or still impossible after you fix controls
- leveling system is odd. Simply upgrade one truck and be done with it
- takes time to realize that the boost and jump buttons don't do anything until you upgrade the truck
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xxxDSSxxx
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 9
beautiful but unplayable
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4OH!4
0.2 hrs
Posted: May 23
This is what's wrong with this world.
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Jabba wub ALL HEIL
1.7 hrs
Posted: April 5
What can I say? This game should be the #1 seller of 2016. Pure adrenaline and fun is what this game is made of. God I love america.
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CAT ATTACK!
0.3 hrs
Posted: April 2
i like monster trucks
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zoemc6554
72.0 hrs
Posted: March 16
Awesome game
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wolfwood444 vel Bazi
5.8 hrs
Posted: February 25
Frome the developer that brought you Flat Out 3 and Glacier 3, comes a new game...............
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69 of 91 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2015
A sincerely bad game.

Monster Jam Battlegrounds has 3 modes: Skill Driving, Stadium Events, and Stunt Mode.

Skill Driving mode is a copy of Trials (basically time trial mode) but with virtually no ability to control your Monster Truck mid-air. I may have done it on accident once or twice, but the buttons seem overall unresponsive. Seems like the devs didn't even know how to fix this, because your Monster Truck corrects itself whenever you're about to fall over or fall on your roof. The tracks in Skill Driving mode are totally uninspired and dull, with two different routes if you're lucky. There could be three on a few later in the game, but I honestly don't find the game fun enough to play to find out myself. As far as difficulty goes, the game is either very easy or punishingly difficult almost to the point of impossible, going so far as to include an "expert mode" which you are able to toggle if you want to rip out your own hair.

Stadium Events is what I would want from a Monster Truck game, that I sincerely miss from the first game of its kind: Monster Truck Madness for Windows 95. It's from a 3rd person perspective rather than a psuedo-2d perspective like the wannabe-Trials mode. The stadiums here are just as uninspired as the courses from Skill Driving mode, and the AI you race against has to have some sort of learning disibility, not that there is anything inherently wrong with that, but you will not find a challenge in Stadium Events. You will lap them almost every single race if you have patience when you hit your jumps (because if you don't you'll spin out). WHOEVER HEARD OF A MONSTER TRUCK GAME WHERE YOU WANTED TO DRIVE WITHOUT RECKLESS ABANDON?! Not only is it poorly executed from a technical standpoint, but it doesn't even follow the rules of Monster Jam. You may exit the lines on the race-course whenever you feel like it and you will receive no time penalty... not that that would even be a problem, since you could drive around the stadium twice and return to the course and you will still win the race. Anyway... Stadium Events had the right idea, this is what a Monster Truck game should be, not a bunch of gimmicks, but it's done rather poorly here.

Stunt mode is just Skill Driving mode but without a time limit or Skill, really. It has such thrilling events as: jump as far as you can, try to land in a specific area after you jump (different from long-jump mode, I promise), and crush as many cars as possible while you go through the course (this is far more boring than it sounds).

The Monster Truck selection is rather dull, with alternate paintings (skins) of several trucks appearing, such as three El Toro Locos and three Grave Diggers, with a total of 23 trucks. Why no legacy trucks? Maybe I'm just out of the loop, since I've loved Monster Jam for well over 20 years and many of my favorite trucks have been retired. Something inexcusable is that there is no Bigfoot. Seriously?

This is a short game, I would estimate I'm somewhere inbetween 25-33% through with a little over 20 minutes played.

Avoid at all costs, even if you love Monster Jam.

Looking at the positive reviews it is honestly pathetic how they are so obviously bought & paid. More evidence you should NOT buy this game.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Frome the developer that brought you Flat Out 3 and Glacier 3, comes a new game...............
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
What better way to prove you're a real man then playing a game with Monster trucks... All the excitement of being at a live monster truck show. The crunching of cars, the shattering of glass, and the roar of a huge engine being driven by a 50 year old slightly balding man in a blue jumpsuit...

roar... starting this game up I was drawn back to my days as a lad. Watching my 21 inch television, the screen flickering occasionally, looking at huge monster trucks, barreling down a dirt track toward a ramp... hitting that ramp and falling directly on top of 4 or 5 car shells... Crushing them immediately under the weight of the 4 ton monster truck...

Starting the game up I was quickly disappointed by the fact the game seems rather bare bones. Although thinking about it, how many different ways can you set up crushing cars..

Once started up, you have 3 options to choose from....

You have skill driving (which is pretty much a direct copy of Trials) this requires you to drive around on a locked track, hit ramps where you can do tricks... This works well with a motorcycle, but not so much with a Monster truck.. All the awesome tricks stuffed into Trials aren't present in Monster Jam, instead you just hit the A button and hope you have enough steam to climb the next hill... or when you hit a ramp your truck doesn't flip on it's hood...

Arena mode - ahh Arena mode, you race an invisible truck around a track. The track is fairly basic, with one sometimes two ramps, a few cars around. The track doesn't tither you to a straight line as much as skill driving... but... the steering is crap. You feel like you're being held on a string and only allowed to deviate off the destined path slightly or else you lose..

Last of all you have Stunt mode, which well i'm guessing it's nearly the same as Skill driving only with points being awarded for you doing stunts?

all of them are pretty boring and uninspired. It's just a matter of hitting the drive button, and waiting for the win screen to pop up... Unless you magically flip over your truck and lose... Trust me it's boring..

The game play is set up in nearly an identical way as Trials, you advance to harder difficulty settings by getting a set number of stars, stars are rewarded for completing tracks in a timely manner. I guess it could be fun if you are into repetitive game mechanics and boring game play.

The only positive aspect of the game was the officially licensed Monster trucks.. the game has 23 officially licensed trucks including some like Grave Digger, which even non Monster Truck fans will recognize. So if you're big into monster trucks maybe consider buying it for that reason.

The bottom line is... unless you are a huge monster truck fan, or want to own a game which will eventually be removed from steam (officially licensed trucks) I'd avoid this game. Even if you're a huge fan of Trails, this game won't fill that void, it'll just come across as a cheap knock off trying to cash in on using officially licensed monster trucks..

Save your money for something else, unless you can find it for under a buck... then it may be worth it for the Trading cards alone... Surely not worth a full price purchase...
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
i was really hoping for a game like Monster Jam Path of Destruction.... not this Trials rip-off. it also kinda felt like i was playing the moblie game of Monster Jam.

the control that you have on the truck in arena mode was very wonky, which is a shame.

3/10 wouldn't recommend to anyone that loved the console games



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27 of 51 people (53%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Terrible game, save your money for the sales.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
My decision not to recommend this game comes from the high price tag. With only a couple hours of content before completing the game 100% I've come to have a bit higher expectations in mid 2015. Not to say I always measure games by their playtime.

Visually the game looks like PS2 era which does not help the case. While the game modes are fun but short, the ones I enjoyed most were the shortest. You are forced to play through them all in campaign earning stars to advance usually achieving highest rank on first try.

The stadium mode reminds me of the Monster Jam live events, there are only a hand full of arenas though and a lap is never more than 30s with only 3 rounds to win the event. The stadium events offer freestyle mode as well which feels like button mashing in a racing game or hurling your truck into jumps to pull of tricks. The game also has side scrolling game modes in the trials style of balancing front and back as well as speed to make your way through obstacle courses and jump challenges. An enjoyable adventure but looking ten years old at release, I say again, its hard to justify such a price tag.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2015
Simple but fun, my kids really enjoy it. The good part is that it is easy enough for them to enjoy and play. It's not something that will probably satisfy those who want some high realism type game. But I don't think it needs to be. Not the biggest line-up, but the most popular ones are there, Gravedigger, El Toro Loco, Max D, 3 different Monster Mutts and plenty more.

Bottom line, I think younger fans will really enjoy it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
Game only has 3 modes: Skill Driving, Stadium Events, and Stunt Mode. Skill driving is a clone of trials bike game. This is a short game, I would estimate I'm somewhere inbetween 25-33% through with a little over 20 minutes played. Im pretty disgusted by this game. No LEGACY TRUCKS?!? REALLY!

Pros
3 game modes
platform and 3rd person
Steam achievements/trading cards

Cons
No legacy trucks
NO FREE ROAM
Game is made poorly
AI is too easy too beat
Short game
Controls unresposive
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
I wanted to like this game but just can't recommend it as the controls are messy. I have a steam controller so I was able to bind the "aircontrol" to the flippers which made some of the game modes rather easy instead of impossible without them. The arena racing is horrible. Game might actually be better without it. So easy to lose control for no reason and the AI opponent has a static time that will never change.

If you can get this game cheap and like this type of game, go for it. Otherwise hope that they fix the controls for everyone.

Pros:
- gameplay is responsive
- trucks look fun and take damage
- lots of levels and variety

Cons:
- default controls are bad, missing parts
- gameplay gets choppy for no reason, possibly intensional but poorly exicuted if it was
- AI is not really existant
- levels are easy or still impossible after you fix controls
- leveling system is odd. Simply upgrade one truck and be done with it
- takes time to realize that the boost and jump buttons don't do anything until you upgrade the truck
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
This game is like as if you were to go to a monster truck rally but instead watched the entire thing from a mile away with a flip phone zoomed all the way in while riding a unicycle in oil. -10/10
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