Trials Evolution is a 2.5D platform racing game and the successor to Trials HD. Players control a motorcycle rider while traversing over every increasingly difficult obstacles moving from left to right. New to this version is curved movement with swerves in additional to the regular movement. The game comes with the same editor the development team used to create the game's content, and users can create their own track scenarios using it. User created tracks can be uploaded and shared with anyone on Xbox LIVE using the Track Central feature.
Multiplayer is supported for up to four players simultaneously both offline and online. There are also a number of tracks that allow players to ride alongside each other instead of competing against ghost bikes on the same course. In the single-player mode money is earned to customize the motorcycle and the rider.