ESPN Extreme Games (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
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Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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Electric Playground
Although there are definite arguments to be made about the appropriation of Road Rash's engine as the groundwork for this disc, I can't say anything negative about Extreme Games. I wholeheartedly recommend this game. It is enormously entertaining. As addictive an excursion as I've ever enjoyed. I wish I had a picture of every smile this game will generate.
The Video Game Critic
The frame rate is quite good even in the split screen mode, and the digitized sound effects and high-octane background music are also commendable. The game's only notable flaws are its awkward memory card interface and a confusing scoring system. Otherwise, I'm glad 989 repackaged this game as 1 Extreme (a year after releasing 2 Xtreme), because this gem does not deserve be forgotten.
GamePro (US)
Extreme isn't the deepest racing game ever made, but it's fresh take and fighting edge make it worth a serious look. Besides, where else can you crank your skateboard up to 60 mph?
Game Players
However, without a whole lot of speed or track strategy, ESPN Extreme still ends up only as a decent game. Too bad, 'cuz it could've been much better.
CD Player
Technisch aufwendiges Rennspektakel vor malerischer Kulisse. Mit viel Action und gutem Zwei-Spieler-Modus.
Video Games
Grafisch erinnert Extreme Games mit schneller, sehr flüssiger und detaillierter 3D-Grafik an EAs Road Rash oder Need for Speed, nur fahrt Ihr halt mit etwas ungewöhnlichen “Fahrzeugen“ durch die Gegend. Auch spielerisch überzeugt Extreme Games, der hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad auch im einfachen Level erfordert ausgiebiges Training, die abwechslungsreichen Strecken mit unterschiedlichen Anforderungen lassen keine Langeweile aufkommen. Der Zwei-Spieler-Modus sorgte für spannende Kämpfe zwischen Ralph und mir, wobei wir uns natürlich meist gegenseitig die Plazierungen verdarben. Soundmäßig bietet Extreme Games natürlich den gewohnten 32-Bit-Standard mit vollem CD-Sound und tonnenweise digitalisierter Sprachausgabe. Extreme Games ist ein interessantes Rennspiel nicht nur für Rollerblade- oder Skateboard-Freaks.
ESPN Extreme Games isn't the worst game ever made, and can be pretty fun. There're just so many games for the PlayStation that look better, play better, and are more fun.