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MX vs. ATV Untamed

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
71
5.0
Wii
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PlayStation 2
55
4.2

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Our Users Say

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Nintendo DS 3 4.0
PlayStation 2 2 4.2
PlayStation 3 1 5.0
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Xbox 360 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 7 4.4


The Press Says

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91
Xbox 360XboxAddict
Overall, MX vs. ATV Untamed is an incredible improvement over its brothers and sisters that got released in the past. Any true motocross or off-road fan will gladly welcome this "next-gen" experience. With great new multiplayer modes and all the technical improvements to this game. THQ/Rainbow Studios has listened to the community, and delivered. Well done!
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PlayStation 3Game Vortex
MX vs. ATV Untamed isn't an amazing game by any means, though it is still an incredibly fun game. If you aren't into racing games this isn't the one to convince you to give them a try, though racing fans who have grown tired of similar games, like Motorstorm, should definitely give it a shot.
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Xbox 360GamingEvolution
MX vs. ATV: Untamed is one of the best racing experiences to be release for a next generation platform. Several of the elements found within MotorStorm are also present within this title, while at the same time, new features have been added to enhance the racing experience. Overall, whether you own a PS3 or an Xbox 360, this title is definitely worth picking up.
85
Xbox 360Game Vortex
MX vs. ATV Untamed is exactly what the title implies, a wild mix of off-road racing types that comes together in an uncanny way. With so many different racing types, racing events, and racing vehicles at your disposal, Untamed offers racing fans a lot of variety for their buck. The overall look and feel of its arcade style also has a tendency to add thrills, especially to your spills. MX vs. ATV Untamed is definitely worth a look because the variety and numerous difficulty levels, along with the multiplayer aspect, will have this game pleasing fans for many, many hours.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
With these measurements in mind, I rate MXvATV as a very good game. I enjoyed my time playing it, and it is going to be hard to return the loaner Xbox 360 to its owner. The racing is fun, the jumps are extreme, and the vicarious thrill of a closely contested moto delivers on the promise of an “Untamed World.”
82
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
I will say that, in comparison to the recent MotorStorm, some of the track designs feel a bit drab, but chalk that up to its more realistic approach to the sport.
82
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
I will say that, in comparison to the recent MotorStorm, some of the track designs feel a bit drab, but chalk that up to its more realistic approach to the sport.
81
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
If you are looking for a down and dirty racer your options are still rather limited on the 360. I hate to recommend any game simply because it’s your only option, but at least in the case of MX vs. ATV Untamed, your only option is still a fun and challenging game, both online and off. It might wear you down before you finish, but you’ll be back sooner or later.
80
PSPGame Vortex
If you have three friends with a hankering for off-road racing, you'll enjoy your time with them and have more fun than racing against the CPU opponents. The variety of modes is decent in both multiplayer and single-player action, but multiplayer takes the edge since you'll feel like you have a more realistic slate of competitors. In the final analysis, there aren't that many places to get new dirt on your virtual MX or ATV, so we'll be glad to race around the tracks in MX vs. ATV Untamed until something better comes along. Knowing Rainbow Studios' release record, we won't have to wait for long. MX vs. ATV Untamed vs. AVP, anyone? Now that would be something!!
80
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
It's a sad thing to have to default to the "if you liked the previous games, you'll no doubt like this one" defense of something from Rainbow Studios. The core parts of their games are here; rhythm racing, killer physics, and a ton of stuff to do, but in all honesty, you've probably already done this stuff before -- especially if "you liked the previous games." I'm not saying the formula has completely run out of steam -- yet -- but there needs to be a drastic change to things going into the next game, because as it stands now, there are not only better off-road racing games on the PlayStation 3, but it's far easier to recommend one of the previous MX vs. ATV games over this one.
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PlayStation 3GameZone
Five paragraphs – that’s a lot of issues. But the best thing about them is that they’re all forgivable things we can live with. MX Vs. ATV isn’t everything it could have been. But it is, in many ways, everything a racer should be: pure exhilarating fun. Strap in, hang on, and hope you don’t get motion sickness.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy
Bottom line, though, MX vs. ATV Untamed isn't the greatest motocross game ever, but it's so much damn fun that you probably won't care. Note to Rainbow, though: fire that janky, poorly rendered blonde you have carrying the sign before races and insert some live-action shots of two beauties in your commercial. You'll sell way more games.
80
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
As you've probably noticed, I liked MX vs. ATV: Untamed. However I was not amazingly impressed by it. While all the modes are good when taken on just their own merits, I can't overlook the fact that this MX vs. ATV release essentially plays like the previous one, which has the curiously similar title of MX vs. ATV: Unleashed. I would definitely recommend this title to those who haven't had any experience with the series, as it is a great standalone title. But for those with a passion for x-cross who have already experienced MX vs. ATV, this title may not be as unique of an experience as they might want.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
With such a strong racing foundation at its core, I expect the next Rainbow MX vs. ATV title to even further utilize what it already had in front of it. Untamed is good racing, but it needs to dig deeper within itself to deliver up to its potential.
80
Xbox 360Worth Playing
MX vs. ATV: Untamed isn't a perfect game, but it's certainly a lot of fun. The immense variety in different game modes really helps to keep the game fresh, and the excellent arcade controls mean that when you end up falling behind the pack, smashing into a wall or screwing up a trick, you rarely feel like it is the game's fault, but your own for not hitting the clutch at the right moment, or for holding the stunt too long. The online mode is just excellent, and the mini-games like Snake really ensure that even gamers who don't usually enjoy off-road adventures will find something to have fun with. The graphics may be a bit on the average side, but don't let that dissuade you: MX vs. ATV: Untamed has the gameplay to make up for it, and that's what is really important.
80
Xbox 360GameSpy
Bottom line, though, MX vs. ATV Untamed isn't the greatest motocross game ever, but it's so much damn fun that you probably won't care. Note to Rainbow, though: fire that janky, poorly rendered blonde you have carrying the sign before races and insert some live-action shots of two beauties in your commercial. You'll sell way more games.
80
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
As you've probably noticed, I liked MX vs. ATV: Untamed. However I was not amazingly impressed by it. While all the modes are good when taken on just their own merits, I can't overlook the fact that this MX vs. ATV release essentially plays like the previous one, which has the curiously similar title of MX vs. ATV: Unleashed. I would definitely recommend this title to those who haven't had any experience with the series, as it is a great standalone title. But for those with a passion for x-cross who have already experienced MX vs. ATV, this title may not be as unique of an experience as they might want.
80
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
With such a strong racing foundation at its core, I expect the next Rainbow MX vs. ATV title to even further utilize what it already had in front of it. Untamed is good racing, but it needs to dig deeper within itself to deliver up to its potential.
78
PlayStation 2Game Vortex
So here is the final lap. The game looks good and has a decent adrenaline rock soundtrack. There are plenty of options and races to keep you busy for quite a while until you may become fatigued of driving around in circles. There are tons of upgrades to unlock and goof around with. It has the simple replay value of a standard race game, as well as the added playability of it not just running a Baja Truck, Quad or MX bike. If you are a racing game fan, you may find it a little unbelievable, but you will enjoy the racing.
78
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
MX vs. ATV Untamed is not a bad choice on the 360, but it's not a terribly great one either. If you've got your choice of consoles, ExciteTruck for local multiplayer action and MotorStorm for online racing are often both better suited, while the 360 does have plenty of better racing titles around. Still, if you're in the narrow field of 360 owners who need a little more mud in your game, then Untamed might just do the job for you.
76
Nintendo DSGame Vortex
Though it was missing the Baja style ATV's that its big brothers had, the vehicles here were interesting to drive. I can't say it enough that the simplicity makes it a decent game. It is a good time filler, because you can get into a race quick and be done in a minute or two. It won't win any awards for innovation. It may not hold the attention of a younger player for long, but I see it as a title that can be popped in and played at anytime.
76
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Even though it doesn’t have the jaw-dropping visuals of a game like Motorstorm, MX vs. ATV: Untamed delivers tight controls, great tracks, and a lot of options. There’s plenty to do, so you won’t get bored of playing in the dirt anytime soon.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
Even though it doesn’t have the jaw-dropping visuals of a game like Motorstorm, MX vs. ATV: Untamed delivers tight controls, great tracks, and a lot of options. There’s plenty to do, so you won’t get bored of playing in the dirt anytime soon.
76
Xbox 360Gamer Within
So while it’s by no means perfect, MX vs. ATV: Untamed makes a respectable jump to next-gen consoles while maintaining the tight gameplay mechanics that has made the series so great in the first place. Anyone looking to break from the urban street racing games that have cluttered up store shelves would be hard pressed not to pass this one up, if at least for a rental.
75
Xbox 360DreamStation.cc
Overall, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid game, but nothing to wait in line to play. With other games in the market with similar themes, MX vs. ATV Untamed delivers a solid, but forgettable play experience. The graphics are above average and the game play is serviceable. MX vs. ATV Untamed does shine with its varied options, and online play.
75
Xbox 360Game Revolution
So did THQ’s latest installment satisfy my need to be a dirty boy? MX vs. ATV Untamed is fun if you dig on arcade-style off-road racers, but there's still room for improvement in some departments, especially the graphics. If you’re more intro realistic racing, you may want to pass on this one for something more like Forza Motorsport. All these things considered, you still might need a shower after rolling around in the virtual dirt for a while.
75
WiiGame Informer Magazine
The Wii version has Wii remote racing, tricking and pre-loading, and both have some slightly different events, so if you don't have a next-gen console, you're still getting some solid racing.
75
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Looking very similar, both of these versions certainly don't pack the graphical punch as the next-gen versions, and the sense of speed and some of the racing thrills suffer because of it.
75
Xbox 360XBox Front
„MX vs ATV Untamed“ ist ein extrem rasantes Rennspiel, das allerdings hinter dem PlayStation 3-Knüller „Motorstorm“ weit abgeschlagen zurückbleibt. Die Präsentation und das Fahrgefühl können sich zwar sehen lassen, einige spielerische sowie technische Schnitzer verwehren dem Spiel jedoch den Einstieg in höhere Wertungsbereiche. Allem voran die nervigen Pop-Ups und das starke Kantenflimmern. Dass es kein Schadensmodell gibt, wird in der Community ebenfalls keine Luftsprünge verursachen. Für eine schnelle Runde zwischendurch ist der Offroad-Racer aber dennoch bestens geeignet.
75
Nintendo DSGame Chronicles
Obviously, MX vs. ATV is not a perfect game, but it does perfectly fill the holes left since Mario Kart’s release all those years ago. While we could nitpick over the lack of modes, tracks and options – I would rather focus on the good aspects, like the kick-ass racing experience that us packed in this one very small cartridge.
75
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
MX Vs. ATV Untamed is a safe sequel that does more to refine the franchise than re-invent it. If you are a fan then there may be enough here to satisfy your need for speed, but if the last outing left you craving something new than this is not your game. Still being a long-time fan of the series Untamed brings back memories of ripping dirt with my buddies online and trying to find ways to perform outrageous stunts together and for that it succeeds. There is plenty to see and do here, but if you have been playing since the beginning it may all feel a bit too familiar to warrant another fifty of your hard earned dollars.
75
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
MX Vs. ATV Untamed is a safe sequel that does more to refine the franchise than re-invent it. If you are a fan then there may be enough here to satisfy your need for speed, but if the last outing left you craving something new than this is not your game. Still being a long-time fan of the series Untamed brings back memories of ripping dirt with my buddies online and trying to find ways to perform outrageous stunts together and for that it succeeds. There is plenty to see and do here, but if you have been playing since the beginning it may all feel a bit too familiar to warrant another fifty of your hard earned dollars.
74
PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
MX Vs ATV: Untamed is a decent game. I don't want to argue against that point. There's a lot to do and for the most part it's quite enjoyable. It will satisfy fans of the series that have been eagerly awaiting the next instalment and will keep newcomers amused at least briefly. But make no mistake, this is by no means the next gen version of off-road racing we've been promised. If you want that, I'd say wait for Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, as you won't find it here.
74
PlayStation 3IGN
MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid game, but one that will eventually lose its hold on you. If you haven't played an offroad racer in a while, this is the one to get, but don't hold your breath for something that will entertain you for hours and hours on end.
74
WiiCheat Code Central
Despite some of its small shortcomings, Untamed is a fairly enjoyable experience. With all of the options you are given for controls, races, vehicles, and modes, this is definitely a title that isn't short on gameplay and replayability. Hopefully, more people will pick up this title so that the online modes can also add even more fun to this title. Untamed is one of the best offroad racing games on the Wii and is well worth playing, or at least trying if you haven't experienced this genre before.
74
Xbox 360IGN
MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid game, but one that will eventually lose its hold on you. If you haven't played an offroad racer in a while, this is the one to get, but don't hold your breath for something that will entertain you for hours and hours on end.
74
Xbox 360GameZone
MX vs ATV Untamed is a good game that really lacks inspiration. As stated earlier this game is very similar to many of the previous games in this series. It is like the developers ran out of ideas, and to make matters worse the graphics are not even up to par. Hopefully next year the development team at Rainbow Studios will revamp their game so they can once again be king of the Motocross hill. While decent, their current product doesn’t quite stand up to the competition.
73
Xbox 360Lawrence
This is one of those titles that already knows its audience. Fans of motocross and ATV racing that have stuck through the last several titles in this series will find more to enjoy with Untamed. The game is absolutely loaded with courses, tournaments, and enough vehicles to satisfy even the most hardcore fans of the series. I'm not a huge fan of this type of game, but I still found myself having fun with some of the outdoor courses. And of course, the physics engine can cause some pretty entertaining crashes. Some of the events are fairly tedious, but there's usually a fun outdoor event right around the corner. Worth a purchase for fans of MX/ATV racing, possibly worth a rental for casual racing fans.
72
PSPExtreme Gamer
If you happen to be new to the off-road racing experience then MX vs. ATV Untamed is a perfect starting point. You can jump online for some quick multiplayer fun, or stay offline and race through a number of tracks on all sorts of off-road vehicles. The controls and racing is accessible and fun for all gamer types which makes MX vs. ATV Untamed a perfect game for pick up and play gaming. Even if you’re not a huge racing fan you might just like off beat path MX vs. ATV takes. Untamed isn’t the best title in series or in the genre because Rainbow has played it too safe, but who cares? It’s been tool long since I’ve taken my virtual MX out for a spin.
72
PSPIGN
MX vs. ATV Untamed on the PSP is a solid racing title, though it has plenty of flaws. The control mechanics are great, but there are issues with landing a trick cleanly, item placement for some of the goals and sometimes frustrating computer assist. If you're into offroad racing then it's certainly worth a look, but don't expect perfection.
72
PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
If you happen to be new to the off-road racing experience then MX vs. ATV Untamed is a perfect starting point. You can jump online for some quick multiplayer fun, or stay offline and race through a number of tracks on all sorts of off-road vehicles. The controls and racing is accessible and fun for all gamer types which makes MX vs. ATV Untamed a perfect game for pick up and play gaming. Even if you’re not a huge racing fan you might just like off beat path MX vs. ATV takes. Untamed isn’t the best title in series or in the genre because Rainbow has played it too safe, but who cares? It’s been tool long since I’ve taken my virtual MX out for a spin.
72
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
If you happen to be new to the off-road racing experience then MX vs. ATV Untamed is a perfect starting point. You can jump online for some quick multiplayer fun, or stay offline and race through a number of tracks on all sorts of off-road vehicles. The controls and racing is accessible and fun for all gamer types which makes MX vs. ATV Untamed a perfect game for pick up and play gaming. Even if you’re not a huge racing fan you might just like off beat path MX vs. ATV takes. Untamed isn’t the best title in series or in the genre because Rainbow has played it too safe, but who cares? It’s been tool long since I’ve taken my virtual MX out for a spin.
71
Xbox 360Gamesmania
MX vs. ATV Untamed hinterlässt einen durchwachsenen Eindruck. Die Grafik ist fast schon peinlich, die Strecken sind schnell langweilig und wenn ich die Piste verlasse, werde ich zurückgesetzt. Und trotzdem macht das Spiel Spaß! Das Fahrgefühl geht in Ordnung, die Steuerung ist recht zugänglich und hat man es einmal mit der Landung heraus, machen auch die Sprünge und Stunts Spaß. Für Offroad-Fans eine klare Kaufempfehlung, alle anderen sollten dagegen zunächst mal Probefahren.
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania
MX vs. ATV Untamed hinterlässt einen durchwachsenen Eindruck. Die Grafik ist fast schon peinlich, die Strecken sind schnell langweilig und wenn ich die Piste verlasse, werde ich zurückgesetzt. Und trotzdem macht das Spiel Spaß! Das Fahrgefühl geht in Ordnung, die Steuerung ist recht zugänglich und hat man es einmal mit der Landung heraus, machen auch die Sprünge und Stunts Spaß. Für Offroad-Fans eine klare Kaufempfehlung, alle anderen sollten dagegen zunächst mal Probefahren.
71
Nintendo DSGameZone
While Untamed is thin in terms of depth, the gameplay is solid. I cannot wait for next year’s edition to see if they can expand on what they have set before themselves. MX vs. ATV Untamed is a quality racer that you’ll become tired of rather fast.
71
PlayStation 2NZGamer
The formula has stayed the same and with good reason too - MX vs. ATV games are fun and packed with things to do. While a few annoying quirks threaten to get in the way, overall this is definitely more of the same.
71
Xbox 360Fragland.net
MX vs. ATV Untamed offers what you expect from an arcade, off-road racer. Accessible controls, lots of stunts and crashes, and decent graphics. The best part in this episode is that there are a huge amount of vehicles, events and races present, added with a good multiplayer. In the end more than decent, but nothing that makes our gamerheart truly beat faster.
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Xbox 360GBase - The Gamer's Base
Wirklich erfolgreich war der Sprung in die nächste Generation für die MX vs. ATV-Serie leider nicht. Gescheitert ist das Unterfangen nicht zuletzt an der äusserst dürftigen Grafik, welche auf beiden Plattformen schlicht nicht Next-Gen-würdig ist. Dabei muss man allerdings erwähnen, dass die PS3-Version dem Xbox 360-Pendant in Sachen Optik noch einmal deutlich unterlegen ist. Weniger gravierend sind die Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Fassungen hingegen beim Multiplayer-Modus, der sowohl auf der Xbox 360, als auch auf der PS3 sehr spassig ausgefallen ist und für ausreichend Langzeitmotivation sorgt. Das ist auch dringend nötig. Denn mit dem wenig abwechslungsreichen Singleplayer-Modus werden sich vor allem Kenner des Vorgängers wohl nicht allzu lange beschäftigen. Dafür fehlt es diesem in erster Linie an innovativen Ideen. Zwei neue Rennserien sind einfach zu wenig, um Fans erneut vor den Bildschirm zu locken. Vor allem Solisten sollten sich den Kauf daher besser zweimal überlegen.
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PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base
Wirklich erfolgreich war der Sprung in die nächste Generation für die MX vs. ATV-Serie leider nicht. Gescheitert ist das Unterfangen nicht zuletzt an der äusserst dürftigen Grafik, welche auf beiden Plattformen schlicht nicht Next-Gen-würdig ist. Dabei muss man allerdings erwähnen, dass die PS3-Version dem Xbox 360-Pendant in Sachen Optik noch einmal deutlich unterlegen ist. Weniger gravierend sind die Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Fassungen hingegen beim Multiplayer-Modus, der sowohl auf der Xbox 360, als auch auf der PS3 sehr spassig ausgefallen ist und für ausreichend Langzeitmotivation sorgt. Das ist auch dringend nötig. Denn mit dem wenig abwechslungsreichen Singleplayer-Modus werden sich vor allem Kenner des Vorgängers wohl nicht allzu lange beschäftigen. Dafür fehlt es diesem in erster Linie an innovativen Ideen. Zwei neue Rennserien sind einfach zu wenig, um Fans erneut vor den Bildschirm zu locken. Vor allem Solisten sollten sich den Kauf daher besser zweimal überlegen.
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PlayStation 2GBase - The Gamer's Base
Auch auf Sonys PlayStation 2 macht MX vs. ATV keine wirklich gute Figur. Die optische Präsentation wirkt matt und steht unter dem Schatten der beiden Next Generation-Konsolen ? dabei ist die Grafik auch auf den neuen Konsolen nicht zufriedenstellend. Die musikalische Untermalung ist allerdings gelungen und unterstreicht die Rennatmosphäre. Unzählige Rocksongs, unter anderem von Disturbed und Nickelback, haben es auf die PS2 geschafft. Weitere Rennmodi, unter anderem Free Ride, Supercross und Nationals, versuchen den Nachwuchsbiker an den Bildschirm zu fesseln. Dies gelingt im Einzelspielermodus nicht; im Mehrspielermodus macht der Titel seine Sache deutlich besser. Zwei Spieler können auf geteiltem Bildschirm, bis zu sechs Teilnehmer im Netzwerk gegeneinander antreten. Besonders Fans der Serie werden Freude damit haben. Solisten oder Neueinsteiger sollten mit dem Kauf warten. Es gibt andere Rennspiele, die locker konkurrieren können.
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PlayStation 3Game Captain
Wer auf den OldGen-Konsolen bereits einen der Vorgänger gespielt hat, wird sich sofort in MX vs. ATV Untamed zurechtfinden. Das liegt zum einen daran, dass es kaum Neuerungen im Gameplay gibt. Dies ist aber auch wiederum nicht so tragisch, deckt man doch mit den acht verschiedenen Rennserien, den vielen gut gestylten Strecken und den großen Fahrzeugpark so ziemlich alles ab, was Cross-Fans lieben. Für den einen oder anderen Offroad-Racer wird die Steuerung allerdings etwas zu arcadelastig sein, zumal hier leider auch Einstellungsmöglichkeiten fehlen. Vorbildlich hingegen auf beiden Konsolen der Multiplayer, sowohl Offline, als auch Online. Zum anderen wird man allerdings in Sachen Grafik ebenfalls an die „ollen“ Konsolen von Sony und Microsoft erinnert. HD-Grafik sieht anders aus und besonders die PS3-Version muss hier gegenüber der Xbox 360 mit zusätzlichen Punktabzug leben. Alles in allem aber ein brauchbares Spiel mit sehr viel Luft nach oben
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Nintendo DSIGN
There’s a lot to live up to when it comes to the MX vs. ATV name. The series has been around for years, each time evolving and adding more and more content to justify the next wave of titles. For Untamed, however, DS is getting a first run at portable MX vs. ATV action, so the package feels justifiably slim in comparison other platforms. The core gameplay is impressive though, embracing the more technical side of MX vs. ATV with rhythm racing and pure race/stunt competitions. If you’re looking for over-the-top races, open world competitions, and tons of playable vehicles, you’re going to need to look elsewhere. If you find simple pleasure in popping off huge 40’ kickers, soaring over tabletop landing pads, and setting yourself up for a hairpin turn while over 100 feet in the air, however, MX vs. ATV is fun while it lasts. The core experience is there; now it’s time to crank up the intensity a few notches for next year.
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PSPGotNext
Even with its issues though, MX vs ATV: Untamed is a rollicking good time, incredibly well-suited for a portable platform. Its basic features are simple enough that anyone can pick up and play, but there's enough depth to the controls and length to the campaign that serious gearheads and casual riders alike are welcome to the party. It'll also remind you why most of us aren't crazy enough to actually do any of this in real life – and why seat belts are such a wonderful invention.
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PSPGame Chronicles
Then again, you can never have too many racing games in your collection, especially on a portable system, and MX vs. ATV Untamed offers some unique and clever challenges as well as a solid racing experience with only a few minor issues that most gamers can overlook with ease. It’s definitely worth taking for a spin.
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PlayStation 3Game Tap
In the end, Untamed is a solid package, stuffed with content. Gameplay is fun, if flawed, and catching big air remains just as thrilling as it always has. The learning curve is a bit steep for a racing game--it will take a while before you can really breeze through a Supercross course, a very long while. Offroad fans will be pleased, but it's time for Rainbow Studious to rethink the direction of its franchise and infuse it with some much-needed personality.
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PlayStation 3Daily Game
In the next-gen gaming race, comparisons such as this to similar games are inevitable, particularly where graphics are concerned. THQ's game is still entertaining on its own, but videogames don't exist in a vacuum, and gamers need to allocate their next-gen budgets wisely. Unfortunately, with its graphical and gameplay oversights, MX vs. ATV Untamed just doesn't have what it takes to keep up with the pack.
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WiiIGN
As it stands right now, MX Wii is a decent first pass, complete with online racing (friend codes required, and actually encouraged, as there isn’t a huge amount of people playing online right now), every control option a Wii gamer could ask for, and some decent – albeit rough – gameplay. The physics system is going to be a bit too floaty for some, but those looking for a less sim-like experience will find it entertaining enough. It’s a first-gen game for Wii though, so expect things to get much, much better in the future. Hardcore motocross fans should check it out, but all others may want to save their cash for a stronger overall product.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox
Much like actually an actual off-roading experience, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a good time that occasionally gets bogged down in a muddy mess. The high learning curve and occasional visual letdown can throw a layer of muck over an otherwise prime racing experience. Still, if you’ve been following the franchise and are itching for a mud slinging, log jumping, tire spinning, air grabbing, next-gen good time, odds are you’ll want to check out MX vs. ATV Untamed.
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Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Ultimately, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a difficult game to critique. It has enough content to help anyone find their niche and enjoy it, but not enough of the content is of a reasonable quality. Is a game as good as its worst moment, or its best? Untamed presents an uncomfortable mix of arcade thrills and simulation know-how, with varying degrees of success. Essentially, however, Untamed is a game that won’t hold your attention for long, but may well hold it long enough for you to enjoy yourself.
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Xbox 360Game Tap
In the end, Untamed is a solid package, stuffed with content. Gameplay is fun, if flawed, and catching big air remains just as thrilling as it always has. The learning curve is a bit steep for a racing game--it will take a while before you can really breeze through a Supercross course, a very long while. Offroad fans will be pleased, but it's time for Rainbow Studious to rethink the direction of its franchise and infuse it with some much-needed personality.
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Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
The racing in Untamed is enjoyable enough and the implementation of the trick system is pretty cool, but the inconsistent landings really take a bite out of the game's fun factor. The game is loosey goosey with physics when it comes to turning corners, catching air, and pulling off stunts in midair, but unforgiving in some strange and mysterious way when it comes to collisions, whether those collisions are from your vehicle touching down for a landing or from bumping another vehicle or obstacle. Even though there is a lot of racing packed into this game, these inconsistencies will eventually wear you down - the good but not great racing action isn't enough to overcome this issue. If you're interested in the game, I'd recommend renting it for a bit. If you're still just as interested in the game when it comes time to return it as you were when you first started playing it, then it will be safe for you to go out and buy it.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
MX Vs. ATV Untamed isn't a complete waste of time. In fact, for motocross fans and those familiar with the series, it's a pretty good racing effort. However, its lack of overall improvement in graphics, song selection and gameplay make it feel just a little tame, contradicting its title. It'll do for now, but for the next iteration, Rainbow Studios needs to wander off the beaten trail.
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Xbox 360Daily Game
In the next-gen gaming race, comparisons such as this to similar games are inevitable, particularly where graphics are concerned. THQ's game is still entertaining on its own, but videogames don't exist in a vacuum, and gamers need to allocate their next-gen budgets wisely. Unfortunately, with its graphical and gameplay oversights, MX vs. ATV Untamed just doesn't have what it takes to keep up with the pack.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com
Untamed is a nice entry into the legacy that Rainbow Studios has carved out for itself. However, Untamed hasn't made the jump all that well onto the next-gen consoles after the impressive showing with MX vs. ATV: Unleashed. The best part of Untamed is all the modes and vehicles that are thrown at you to have fun with. There is quite a deal of presentation that comes with the package but the gameplay isn't up to snuff as past Rainbow Studio efforts. All that said, it doesn't get much better than logging on for an online game where you and 7 other people making your own fun with the Free Ride mode.
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
Untamed is a nice entry into the legacy that Rainbow Studios has carved out for itself. However, Untamed hasn't made the jump all that well onto the next-gen consoles after the impressive showing with MX vs. ATV: Unleashed. The best part of Untamed is all the modes and vehicles that are thrown at you to have fun with. There is quite a deal of presentation that comes with the package but the gameplay isn't up to snuff as past Rainbow Studio efforts. All that said, it doesn't get much better than logging on for an online game where you and 7 other people making your own fun with the Free Ride mode.
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Nintendo DSGamers' Temple, The
The racing is enjoyable enough to keep you coming back on occasion if you treat Untamed as a portable racing option and play it in short bursts while you're on the road. The overall experience is too thin to keep you interested if you intend to get a lot of play out of it or to play it for extended periods of time. It's perfect to keep you occupied on a flight from LA to San Francisco, but you'll find yourself reaching for the in-flight magazine if you're flying from LA to Denver.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence
MvA doesn’t do anything wrong per se, it’s just not the game that’s going to bring new fans over to the sport of motocross. It makes it hard to recommend the game when there are much more spectacular off road offerings like MotorStorm and DiRT. By all means, if you’re a huge motocross fan, check it out. All others should consider no more than a rental.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
So while MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid Offroad racer, it hardly offers up anything new for the franchise. Long time fans will most likely already be on board, but first time players shouldn't expect to be entranced for long with core gameplay. Online modes breath a bit more life into things, but a stability issues will most likely throw some users off of the whole experience. Worth checking out if you're a fan, but I'd at least demo it before you buy.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
With Untamed, the formula for the MX vs. ATV series hasn't changed much, and the game is at its best when focused on freewheeling, pedal-to-the-metal speed. There are moments of abject frustration--think of the most tedious of the supercross events and practically any freestyle contest--but that frustration is mitigated somewhat by the fact that there's always something else to do in the game. Sure, it's more of the same with MX vs. ATV Untamed, but at least it's a lot more.
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PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
MX vs. ATV is a pretty good game. It has high points and low points, but sadly, being average doesn't really cut the mustard in the industry today. With every passing year, video games get more involved, better produced and increasingly awesome. In a year that saw such games Bioshock, Super Mario Galaxy, Call of Duty 4, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and The Orange Box, just to name a few, being average doesn't command the attention it once did. If you just gotta play in the mud, save yourself the sixty bucks: get the hose and soak your backyard. Or, you could always give Motorstorm a try…
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Xbox 360GameSpot
With Untamed, the formula for the MX vs. ATV series hasn't changed much, and the game is at its best when focused on freewheeling, pedal-to-the-metal speed. There are moments of abject frustration--think of the most tedious of the supercross events and practically any freestyle contest--but that frustration is mitigated somewhat by the fact that there's always something else to do in the game. Sure, it's more of the same with MX vs. ATV Untamed, but at least it's a lot more.
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Nintendo DSCheat Code Central
MX vs ATV: Untamed is an arcade-style racing game. It's like eating candy floss when what you really want is a steak. It doesn't exactly starve you for entertainment, but it leaves you hungry for more.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
Untamed ends up being plagued by far too many seemingly small problems that, on their own, wouldn’t be game-killers, but here, because there are so many and they’re so frequent, end up sucking the fun out of the game. This could’ve been an acceptable low-price buy for fans of the genre, but the end result here is one that I can only recommend for a rental at most. For many, just playing the demo will likely give them all the thrills they seek from the game, and if you’re just a casual fan of the genre, it will certainly suffice.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online
Untamed ends up being plagued by far too many seemingly small problems that, on their own, wouldn’t be game-killers, but here, because there are so many and they’re so frequent, end up sucking the fun out of the game. This could’ve been an acceptable low-price buy for fans of the genre, but the end result here is one that I can only recommend for a rental at most. For many, just playing the demo will likely give them all the thrills they seek from the game, and if you’re just a casual fan of the genre, it will certainly suffice.
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Wii4Players.de
Insgesamt ist MX vs ATV: Untamed auf Wii nicht mehr als eine durchschnittliche Offroad-Raserei, die zwar einen ordentlichen Umfang bietet, aber mit öden Kulissen und nerviger Gummiband-KI schnell langweilig wird. Während es auf Wii bis auf Excite Truck keine nennenswerten Alternativen gibt, greifen PS2-Spieler besser zu ATV Offroad Fury oder klemmen sich in einem der zahlreichen Rallye-Spiele hinters Lenkrad. Die ausgebremste Umsetzung von Untamed braucht jedenfalls niemand...
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
MvA doesn’t do anything wrong per se, it’s just not the game that’s going to bring new fans over to the sport of motocross. It makes it hard to recommend the game when there are much more spectacular off road offerings like MotorStorm and DiRT. By all means, if you’re a huge motocross fan, check it out. All others should consider no more than a rental.
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PlayStation 3GamingTrend
The MX vs. ATV series has gone through several iterations, so it definitely has a loyal base. Still, it’s hard to recommend MX vs. ATV Untamed to those who have a previous version of the game unless they are just itching to play it on their next generation console. If you are waiting for some innovation, then you are probably better off in waiting a year.
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Nintendo DSExtreme Gamer
In conclusion, MX vs. ATV Untamed is worthy of checking out if you enjoy a niche racing game. While it offers a good challenge initially, it lacks a true replay ability and ‘casual’ factor that other more accessible racers retain. Untamed is entertaining for a couple of hours, and as such it is probably only worth renting or waiting until it shows up in a discount bin. Rhythmically challenged gamers will probably want to stay clear from this title. Plus, who really wants to get their sleek shiny Nintendo DS covered in road grime anyways?
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Ultimately, we're not so happy with the visuals in MX vs. ATV Untamed on PS2. If you're a fan of the series who's not thinking of moving up to a PS3 (or 360) anytime soon, this is definitely playable and likeable for all the reasons that you probably enjoyed Unleashed. Consider yourself warned, though: there's a steeper visual disparity between this and the HD-gen versions than many multiplatform games, partly because Rainbow wasn't behind the development of this version. However, if you're not interested in how modern a game looks or feels and you just want to go big now, you'll probably enjoy Untamed. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
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PSPSnackbar-Games.com
If you are looking for a no-brainer racer that gives you fast action and even faster crashes you have come to the right place. If you are looking for a technical racer and tricks then you might find some of that here, but probably not in the form you are going to enjoy.
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PSPPocket Gamer UK
Between the lengthy X-Cross Tour and ad-hoc multiplayer, there's a good deal of game though. Omitting online play is without a doubt the game's greatest flaw, joined by a few minor quibbles with event difficulty in the single player mode. How hungry you are for a mud pie will determine your toleration of its shortcomings. So for what it's worth Untamed isn't a bad game, but there's a good chance you can get your dirty fix from a better, prettier game.
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PSPHonestGamers
Still, if you're looking for a decent rally/offroading game on the go, you could do worse. I can't quite bring myself to say the game is bad. Just that it's not fantastic.
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PlayStation 3Maxim Magazine
Played the previous MX vs. ATV games? Then you could probably play through Untamed with a blindfold on. Playing this game—which is either the seventh or eighth version (we've lost count)—is akin to getting back with an ex-girlfriend. It seems like a good idea at the time, but once you wake up in her apartment in the predawn light and see her creepy stuffed animal bears peering at you in the darkness, you'll know that you made a terrible, terrible mistake. THQ has thrown a pair of new events into the mix—Endurocross and Opencross—but neither will hold your attention for too long. Ignore those ubiquitous commercials that have been running on the TV over the past two weeks, and play through last year's version again.
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PlayStation 3Snackbar-Games.com
If you are looking for a no-brainer racer that gives you fast action and even faster crashes you have come to the right place. If you are looking for a technical racer and tricks then you might find some of that here, but probably not in the form you are going to enjoy.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
With more polished and exhilarating off-road racers on the market for next-gen consoles MX Vs. ATV Untamed will struggle to find much success outside of its existing fan base. It ticks all the boxes for those fans though, with only the slightly underwhelming visuals likely to disappoint. With the competition getting stronger and stronger it might be time for THQ to shake things up a little.
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PlayStation 3Mygamer.com
While Untamed may be the first step into the next generation territory for this franchise it feels like it showed up about a year too late to be acceptable. While the game can be completely enjoyable with several friends over all enjoying adult beverages, the single player experience does not hold any of the same enjoyment. With dated graphics and not wonderful gameplay this is probably best passed over until the next sequel hits.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers
It all just goes to show that there are times when a competent design and polished gameplay are all that a game needs. MX vs. ATV Untamed provides those two things to varying degrees... and no more. If you pick it up with your expectations properly adjusted and you aren't anticipating something wild—if, in other words, you're not looking for something untamed—then you'll probably be satisfied with your purchase. Rainbow Studios is surely capable of better and maybe we'll see it next time around, but this will do for now.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Target
As you can probably tell by now, MX Vs. ATV: Untamed’s appeal lies in its gameplay. If you are a graphics junkie who demands that gameplay quality is matched by visual aesthetics, you will hate MX Vs. ATV: Untamed – you won’t even get past its third race. If, however, you are the type of gamer who scrapes the barrel to get the most out of a purchase, then you won’t even need a spatula to enjoy MX Vs. ATV: Untamed’s wealth of game modes. Either way, one can’t deny that if this title had been released for Xbox seven years ago it would have been lauded.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode
In the end, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a game which will be fun for a while, but quickly wear you down as the little things add up. While there are plenty of events, the simple driving also works against the game, as it becomes boring sooner than you'd expect. If you've always appreciated Rainbow Studios' titles, then you'll enjoy this one as well; especially with several fairly entertaining online modes. If you didn't get weened to the genre by Rainbow's previous installments, though, there's little reason to start now with better offerings already available.
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
It’s hard to avoid comparing this game to Motorstorm, even though if anything Motorstorm was at least partly inspired by the earlier games in this franchise. However, in just about every way Motorstorm bests this one, particularly in the feeling of intensity. Sure, Motorstorm lives in fantasy-land and doesn’t feature a single licensed car or product, and its online play is more than a little limited by comparison. But, this ain’t exactly a sim either. While MX vs. ATV Untamed is a solid game, when it comes to fun factor and sensation of speed online or off there’s just no comparison.
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PlayStation 3AceGamez
Nothing about MX vs. ATV Untamed really sets it apart from other off-road racers. Sure, it offers a lot of gameplay modes and vehicles, but you can get that in lot of games in the genre. But don't let that keep you from checking it out; the mini-games are a great highlight and it won't feel like you're wasting money with the variety of gameplay modes on offer, even if the visuals simply aren't up to scratch with that the PS3 can handle. Fans of the series and genre alike are sure to enjoy their time with this game, just don't expect it to look like MotorStorm and you'll be fine.
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Xbox 360Maxim Magazine
Played the previous MX vs. ATV games? Then you could probably play through Untamed with a blindfold on. Playing this game—which is either the seventh or eighth version (we've lost count)—is akin to getting back with an ex-girlfriend. It seems like a good idea at the time, but once you wake up in her apartment in the predawn light and see her creepy stuffed animal bears peering at you in the darkness, you'll know that you made a terrible, terrible mistake. THQ has thrown a pair of new events into the mix—Endurocross and Opencross—but neither will hold your attention for too long. Ignore those ubiquitous commercials that have been running on the TV over the past two weeks, and play through last year's version again.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
With more polished and exhilarating off-road racers on the market for next-gen consoles MX Vs. ATV Untamed will struggle to find much success outside of its existing fan base. It ticks all the boxes for those fans though, with only the slightly underwhelming visuals likely to disappoint. With the competition getting stronger and stronger it might be time for THQ to shake things up a little.
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Xbox 360HonestGamers
And you know what? That’s a good descriptor for the game as a whole. I think fans of the series will find just what they’re looking for here, with a few shortcomings – but then again I don’t think Untamed’s offerings will draw in any new followers. The game failed to garner any strong feelings from me, so it’s not really good, but hey, it’s good enough.
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Xbox 360Gaming Target
As you can probably tell by now, MX Vs. ATV: Untamed’s appeal lies in its gameplay. If you are a graphics junkie who demands that gameplay quality is matched by visual aesthetics, you will hate MX Vs. ATV: Untamed – you won’t even get past its third race. If, however, you are the type of gamer who scrapes the barrel to get the most out of a purchase, then you won’t even need a spatula to enjoy MX Vs. ATV: Untamed’s wealth of game modes. Either way, one can’t deny that if this title had been released for Xbox seven years ago it would have been lauded.
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Xbox 360Gamernode
In the end, MX vs. ATV Untamed is a game which will be fun for a while, but quickly wear you down as the little things add up. While there are plenty of events, the simple driving also works against the game, as it becomes boring sooner than you'd expect. If you've always appreciated Rainbow Studios' titles, then you'll enjoy this one as well; especially with several fairly entertaining online modes. If you didn't get weened to the genre by Rainbow's previous installments, though, there's little reason to start now with better offerings already available.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
You might not convulse with pleasure at the sight of labels like MX (motocross) and ATV (quad bikes) but when brought together with buggies, 4x4s and monster trucks and vast tracks full of huge jumps, as they are in Rainbow Studios' MX vs. ATV Untamed, the result should be closer to something like Motorstorm. And you know how we love Motorstorm.
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Xbox 360AceGamez
And that's a good description for MX vs ATV Untamed as a whole - it gets the job done. I think fans of the series will find just what they're looking for here, with a few shortcomings, but this means that Untamed doesn't offer much that will draw in any new followers. The game failed to garner any strong feelings from me; it's not really good, but it's not really bad either - it's good enough and so if it's motocross and ATV racing you're after then you could do a lot worse.
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Nintendo DSGamingExcellence
While it is impressive how much of the gameplay nuances of the home versions have made it into this handheld cartridge, there simply isn’t enough gameplay to keep you interested for very long. You can blow through everything the game has to offer in two hours, and the ability to create custom events doesn’t add enough to a meagre package. A solid first effort, but discriminating gamers beware.
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PSPGamers' Temple, The
While playing Untamed I found myself being frustrated at least as often if not more so than I found myself having fun. If it weren't for the fact that I had to keep playing to review the game, I probably would have given up on it a lot sooner. The game gives you a lot of goals to shoot for over the course of play, but when the game itself is not that exciting or compelling it's hard to stay motivated to play the game long enough to collect these rewards.
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PlayStation 31UP
So Untamed is definitely not a total loss. It certainly has its moments, with some excellent course design and a ridiculous amount of different events crammed into the disc. But ultimately, the game's not realistic enough to satisfy sim fans...and it's too realistic to be as fun as Rainbow's previous games. It tries too hard to be a jack-of-all-trades, and masters almost none.
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Xbox 3601UP
So Untamed is definitely not a total loss. It certainly has its moments, with some excellent course design and a ridiculous amount of different events crammed into the disc. But ultimately, the game's not realistic enough to satisfy sim fans...and it's too realistic to be as fun as Rainbow's previous games. It tries too hard to be a jack-of-all-trades, and masters almost none.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing
At the heart of things MX vs. ATV: Untamed is an ambitious title whose execution fails to live up to the lofty standard set by previous entries in the series. I really can't recommend this game, not even to fans of the previous titles in the series. If you're looking for an off-road racer, go play Motorstorm. If you've already played Motorstorm, then go back and play it some more. If you've done everything there is to do in Motorstorm, I suppose you can buy this game, but don't say I didn't warn you.
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PlayStation 2Gamers' Temple, The
Personally the idea of having to tailgate someone just so that I can learn the race course and compensate for the bad graphics says just about anything needing to be said about this game. There is some customization to be had and a number of available race modes where you can perform a variety of stunts and tricks for points or simply go through the races. All of them suffer from the same control problems and leave you feeling like you are basically beating yourself up to enjoy yourself with the game. Do yourself a favor and pick up one of the previous entries in the game or, even better, get the next-gen version of this game. They are way more worth your money than this turd.
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PSPGamingExcellence
Untamed isn’t a game worthy of adding to your collection unless you are a die-hard MX or ATV fan. It’s possible to pass the time with a game like this but the repetitive nature of the game will leave PSP fans wanting more.
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PSPGameSpot
Though the controls in Untamed for the PSP actually feel a bit more responsive than those in its console big brothers, there isn't a whole lot to keep you busy for long. If the racing were a bit tighter and if landing tricks felt a bit more consistent, Untamed would be a taut and exciting little off-road racer. As it ended up, the game feels far tamer on the PSP than its name would lead you to believe.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
All in all, MX vs. ATV Untamed is not a product you want to spend $60 on. In fact, it's not even a product you'd want to spend $20 on. The bottom line here is that this is a very poorly done game, that suffers from uninspired gameplay, poor track design, redundancy, and a lacking online component. And to those who are looking to make good use out of their HD products, such as their game console and TV-sets, MX vs. ATV Untamed is just about the worst visual offender out there on the PlayStation 3, as it features an absurd lack of texture detail and a never ending supply of jaggies. To top things off, Untamed features a soundtrack that's every bit as irritating as the game's engine and exhaust noises. Go find a copy of MotorStorm and enjoy a vastly superior product that looks like a next-gen and plays like one.
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PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
Now that I've had to time to think about it, it seems that the only reason that MX vs. ATV Untamed for the PS2 exists is to force players to purchase the superior version on the superior PS3 system.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
Maybe if the developers had taken the time to make the game look like an Xbox 360 game instead of a PS2 game, it would have made a difference. Or if they would have improved and expanded the trick system, or made the physics not laughably bad when you so much as nick an opponent and go flying 60 feet. Instead it feels like they took the same game they've been making for years and just ported it to the 360. Our advice: just save your money and pop in your old copy of Unleashed.
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Nintendo DSHonestGamers
Except for the A.I.’s occasional, tank-like ability to stay on the ground, nothing is necessarily broken in Untamed. Even my complaint about the physics can be chalked up to a matter of personal preference. Untamed failed to impress because rote memorization is not my idea of fun, even if it is 90% of the game. When I overcome a challenge in a game, I like to feel rewarded, not relieved.
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Nintendo DSEntertainment Depot, The
There are a lot of good ideas in MX vs. ATV Untamed, but the execution just isn’t there. The tracks are a different problem here than the PSP version, with the lack of variety actually being a detriment here, but at least now it wasn’t a hassle just going in the right direction. Despite being inferior production-wise, the better controls and straightforward approach give this version the upper hand between the two portable releases.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
The technical departments, the visuals and audio, bring this ship down before it even left the port. MX vs. ATV Untamed, at least on the PS2, is no where near a safe purchase – I recommend buying it on the next-generation consoles if you happen to own either one.
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PlayStation 2AceGamez
Die-hard PS2 owners who can't sate their off-road racing thirst will be able to stomach the problems with MX vs. ATV Untamed. The casual audience, however, is better off playing the previous title, Unleashed, or trying Untamed on PS3 or 360. Call me nostalgic, but even with Untamed's officially licensed music, the racing sponsors and celebrity endorsements, I'd rather play a round of Excitebike any day.
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PSPGameZone
There are dozens of other problems that could be mentioned – the graphics, frame rate, environments, opponent AI, etc. – likely enough to fill a whole other review. But there's no need to go on. If there are any players still interested in proceeding, they must have had their hearts set on buying this game from the day it was released.
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PSPAceGamez
If you're looking for a decent rally/off-road game on the go then you could do worse than MX vs. ATV Untamed; it's just too bad that the only other offerings on the system for off-road racing games are in the same series and are just as decent if not worse - and any game where when I try to do a backflip on an MX bike and fall off, I don't want to be a part of it. I can't quite bring myself to say that this game is bad, but it's not fantastic either and if you're not already a fan of the series or the sport then it's not really one to go off the beaten track to take a look at.
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PlayStation 3Gameplayer
In particular, next-gen owners would be best off saving their dough for Pure, a quad racer due out in several months that will almost surely speed off from MX vs ATV Untamed and leave it to roll into the abyss of mediocrity.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Ein kleiner Technik-Schock von PS3 und 360 auf Wii und PS2 ist ja eigentlich normal. Dass aber auch der Unterschied zwischen Nintendos New Generation-Konsole und dem betagten Sony-Bestseller so krass ausfallen würde, hätte ich nicht gedacht. Aber auf der PS2 will bei dem lahmen Tempo einfach kein Geschwindigkeitsgefühl aufkommen! Warum bei der Fassung gleich ein paar Gänge zurückgeschaltet wurden, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Doch auch die Kulissen sehen mit ihren matschigen Texturen im Einheitsbraun sowie Pop-Ups noch ärmer aus als in der ohnehin grafisch nicht umwerfenden Wii-Version, die technisch dennoch in einer ganz anderen Klasse fährt.
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PlayStation 2IGN
MX vs. ATV Untamed on the PlayStation 2 is a weak choice for a racing game, be it offroad or not. There are numerous problems relating to the controls, track design, presentation and so forth. If you're interested in an MX or ATV title, check out the previous release, MX vs. ATV Unleashed as it's much better.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
All in all, MX vs. ATV Untamed is not a product you want to spend $40 on. In fact, it's not even a product you'd want to spend money on. The bottom line here is that this is a very poorly done game, that suffers from uninspired gameplay, poor track design, redundancy, and innovation. Furthermore, gamers who enjoy a decent looking title will find that MX vs. ATV Untamed is one of the worst visual offenders out there on the PlayStation 2, as it features an absurd lack of texture detail and a never ending supply of ugly. To top things off, Untamed features a soundtrack that's every bit as irritating as the game's engine and exhaust noises. My suggestion? Save up some money, pick up a PS3 (new or used), find a copy of MotorStorm and enjoy a vastly superior product.
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PlayStation 2GamingExcellence
Untamed is a perfect example of a franchise paying heed to a platform almost out of muscle memory more so than anything else. It would be in the best interest of all PS2 gamers if developers/publishers who were still passionate about developing great games for the PS2 stepped up. Games like Untamed for the PS2 merely accentuate the dated technology by not using it to its full potential; pushing the PS2 into retirement instead of letting it age into obsolescence gracefully.
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Nintendo DSMygamer.com
This is a fairly short review…but it’s for a lamentably simple game that doesn’t really have much worth commenting on further. Gameplay? Painfully simple and boring. Story? None. Quality compared to console version? Bad. Graphics? Badly implemented. Sound? Nothing more than you’d expect from a low-budget DS game. Music? Nothing you’ll have to worry (or care) about. Multiplayer? Doesn’t really matter, because nobody’s buying this game. Should you buy this game? No. Should you look for your racing fix on the PS3 version of the game? Yes.
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Nintendo DSGaming Nexus
MX vs. ATV Untamed is an accomplishment on the DS, simply due to its spot-on recreation of the series in portable form. It nails the signature gameplay and offers a decent handful of courses and options. On the other hand, it lacks the wealth of extra goodies and the massive selection of courses and riders you’ll find in Mario Kart, or even the console versions of Untamed. You’re getting a slimmed down, fine-tuned version of the game with perfected essentials and not a whole lot else. More casual players might be turned off by this, but hardcore fans can expect the essence of what they love about the series, in a size they can carry in their pockets.
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PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
If you have to play another MX vs. ATV game, go get Untamed on the PS3 or PSP -- or better still just play the previous ones on the PS2. Not only are the older games an order of magnitude better than this dreck, but they're probably a lot cheaper at this point too. Seriously, stay far, far away from this game on the PS2. It's not worth it.
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PlayStation 2HonestGamers
I dislike Untamed, quite a bit. If they had worked at accomplishing something notable here, even if it had failed spectacularly, at the very least it would have left us with some definite impression. Derisive laughter perhaps, but to get there requires more involvement than with yawns. As it is, the game raises a blank countenance in a racing genre filled with familiar and welcome faces, and this point is exacerbated by the hardcore nature of the subgenre being explored. Untamed is white bread with no spread. It’s not really not abysmal... but why bother?
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PSPEntertainment Depot, The
There are a lot of good ideas in MX vs. ATV Untamed, but the execution just isn’t there. The combination of a combo system for stunts, plenty of game modes, a good deal of locations, and unlockables is dynamite, so it’s unfortunate that it was all squandered. In most racers, I feel a sense of progress, not in the sense of opening new courses but in that of I am getting better and the practice is paying off, but that wasn’t so here; instead, I just felt like I was finding new ways to wreck into stuff. There are brief moments when an involved trick is landed just so or a large structure is jumped and the experience turns out to be a good one, but then those moments are immediately followed by jumping an inappropriately placed ramp into the side of a building. Maybe next time.
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Xbox 360Snackbar-Games.com
There are better simulation racers (Forza 2, Test Drive Unlimited) and better arcade racers (Burnout Revenge / Paradise) available for the 360, and unless you desperately want to compete in Motocross and Endurocross events, I can't recommend MX vs ATV Untamed; it's just too inconsistent to be fun as more than a rental.
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PSPGamePro (US)
One of the lone bright spots includes a milestones system that keeps track of total time spent airborne, stunt points accrued, and a bevy of other statistics. Additionally there's a decent amount of unlockable content, including paint jobs, driver costumes, and whacky vehicles such as the monster truck. In the end these features do little to salvage an otherwise dismal game. It probably would have been best if the PSP version of Untamed were kept in its cage.
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Nintendo DSGamePro (US)
There is some fun to be had with Untamed. For a DS game it's rendered capably and runs at a steady frame rate. The controls handle well and anyone familiar with the jumping mechanics will have some fun learning the game's 10 tracks. Newcomers to this type of racer, however, will be confounded by the absence of any type of tutorial or in-game controls reference. And hardcore fans of the genre will find MX vs. ATV Untamed's lack of content and bare bones presentation unacceptable.
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Nintendo DSSnackbar-Games.com
There are better racers available for the DS (Mario Kart DS), and unless you desperately want to compete in Motocross and Endurocross events, I can't recommend MX vs ATV Untamed; it's just too inconsistent to be fun as more than a rental.