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Overall, MoM actually will get your attention up front and will probably turn out to be enjoyable the first couple of times that you play it, but the camera issues, goofy physics, horrible looking and acted cutscenes, and just overall boring gameplay after about the third or fourth time you play it due to repetition probably won’t warrant a purchase. Monster Truck fans will probably get the most enjoyment out of it, but it may even be a little less than what they expect as well. If you feel the urge to play MoM, I strongly suggest a rental.
Overall, Monster 4x4 fails to excite on any level. It offers a decent amount of different tracks and courses, but nothing that you do on any of these courses is the least bit interesting. While the GameCube isn't exactly long on off-road racing games, you can certainly find something better than Masters of Metal.
If you're a really, really big fan of monster trucks, this game certainly features them and a lot of events that they're in. It also has a horrendous camera system, random trucks with no stats, terrible voice acting, badly designed courses, and characters that look so bad they're funny. If you're dead set on a monster truck, I would strongly recommend renting this for a few hours first.
4x4: Masters of Metal is one of the worst games I have ever played, yet it is also a wonderful piece of entertainment. Sadly, I am here to review it for what it should have been, not what I think it is. It should have been a videogame, meant for quality entertainment through gameplay, graphics, and sound. As a videogame, 4x4 fails completely. But as a piece of entertainment? If you are even slightly sardonic on a regular basis, you'll enjoy this game. If you're looking for a laugh, give 4x4 a rent. If you're looking for a videogame, take your dollars elsewhere.