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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.6

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Game Over Online (Jan 20, 2001)
Whether Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX gives Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 a run for its money remains to be seen. Personally, they've both got a home on my HD. This also being a plus for DMFBMX, it only requires like 230MB. Anyhow, this title boasts a very high replay value, an excellent soundtrack and some downright wicked tricks.
Gamezilla (May 14, 2001)
This will be a very simple bottom line! GO BUY THE GAME NOW! I can’t remember the last time I spent so much time playing just a single game. I would constantly find myself thinking “Hmmm, maybe I should turn the computer on and see if I can pull off that triple backflip” or “If only I would’ve done that no-footed can-can, I would have scored a 90.”
But make sure that you do buy it if you're up for a lot of quick thrill rides. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is one of the most rewarding console-style games to grace the computer in some time. Those of you searching for another stunt-happy extreme sports game would be advised to give this one a shot. It may lack a few options and some of the depth that computer gamers normally require from their purchases, but few currently available action titles boast such compelling action.
77 (Jan 11, 2001)
Das Spiel hat verschiedene, abwechslungsreiche Strecken und viele Tricks, was einen langen Spielspaß garantiert. Auch die musikalische Unterstützung ist gut gelungen. Allerdings ist die Grafik erst bei einer hohen Auflösung akzeptabel. Ein großes Manko ist, dass es bei der PC-Version keinen Multiplayer-Modus gibt - das Highlight der Konsolen-Version. Anfänger werden sich recht schnell eingewöhnen. Kurzum: Für alle Hobbybiker ein Must-Have!!
PC Action (Mar 28, 2001)
Steuerung und Grafik sind ähnlich gut wie bei Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, das insgesamt jedoch noch einen Tick abwechslungsreicher ist und die ausgefalleneren Spielmodi bietet.
75 (Jan 16, 2001)
Un titre sympathique même s'il ne parvient pas à faire un parcours sans faute. En dehors de sa réalisation correcte, son faible niveau de réalisme devient rapidement pénible. Il n'en demeure pas moins un soft divertissant permettant de passer quelques agréables moments.
PC Games (Germany) (Feb, 2001)
Wer hätte gedacht, dass ausgerechnet dieses Spiel den berühmt-berüchtigten „Das muss doch zu schaffen sein“-Effekt bei mir auslöst. Und auch wenn die geforderten Stunts zunächst unmöglich erscheinen: Nach diversen Versuchen gelingen sie dann doch, was die Motivation sehr hochhält. Dafür sorgt auch der gelungene Soundtrack, der selbst nach dem zehnten Durchlauf nicht langweilig wird.
Tony Hawk hat mehr Tiefgang und abwechslungsreichere Level. Aber für Extremsport-Einsteiger ist Dave Mirra eine attraktive Alternative. Der BMX-Simulator ist wesentlich gnädiger als die Skateboard-Konkurrenz. Seine Stärken: klare Spielziele, gutes Tempogefühl und hübsche Manöver gelingen mit relativ wenig Aufwand. Leider zerrt der Fluch der Konsolen-Umsetzung die Grafik ins Mittelmaß und über die Langzeit-Motivation kann man streiten - hier triumphiert Tony Hawk dank Park-Editor und enormer Geheimnisdichte. Aber als flotter BMX-Vertreter, der mit Erfolgserlebnissen und kleinen Belohnungen nicht geizt, ist Dave Mirra eine willkommene Bereicherung.
GameSpot (Jan 19, 2001)
It's common for game developers to borrow ideas from other popular games - in hopes that their own game receives the same kind of widespread success. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX represents Acclaim's attempt to cash in on the extreme sports phenomenon started by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and, as a result, the basic game mechanics should seem very familiar to fans of the skateboarding game. To its credit, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX introduces some new elements to the extreme sports subgenre. Unfortunately, the game has a number of both major and minor flaws.
ActionTrip (Dec 21, 2000)
Just like all other extreme sports games, this one is worth having because of the soundtrack. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX uses mostly punk/HC sound, as could be seen from the list of performers (spot the intruder): Sublime, Rancid, Social Distortion, Deftones, Primer, Pennywise, Dropkick Murphys, 59 Times the Pain, Swingin' Utters, Cypress Hill... That's about it... I really have nothing more to add on this game. I found it modestly fun because I'm a fan of extreme sports games, but it sure as hell doesn't live up to the hyped-up ad. campaign phrases, like that: "Memorial Day America is Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX!"
The game’s multiplayer modes are fun for a while, but the game’s Proquest career mode, along with Free Ride and Session, are significantly more compelling. With music by bands like Cypress Hill, Sublime, and Rancid, the game definitely sports that BMX video feel. It isn’t perfect, but BMX enthusiasts will have a good ride.
GameGenie (2000)
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX tries its hardest to imitate Tony Hawk 2. From the features to the gameplay to the music selection, Dave Mirra comes so close but never surpasses the competition. It's still a good game, it's just not Tony Hawk. And because of all the similarities between the two games, we can't segregate the two extreme sports titles. Unless you have a need to watch BMX tricks and bikers, just go and pick up Tony Hawk 2.
As a free-roaming stunt riding experience, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX captures much of the flavor of the daredevil BMX competition. But the real question at hand is whether it is a fun and well-executed game. The answer, unfortunately, is “not really” because of numerous deficiencies. Most importantly, the omission of a multiplayer option, present in the console version, is particularly disappointing. While the amazing number of stunt combinations available is truly commendable, there is just not enough here to justify purchase by most mainstream computer game buyers. Thus, we will just have to wait longer to see if it is possible to translate the ecstasy of bike stunt riding onto the computer screen in a way that totally captures our minds and our hearts as it truly should.