Graphics - 73%
Audio - 70%
Gameplay - 71%
Replayability - 80%
Motocross fans can rejoice as the official MXGP game gets a new release. MXGP 3 brings some great changes to the series that will hopefully keep driving the series in the right direction.
MXGP is a fairly new game series and as most gamers will know, bike games are not easy to get right, let alone a motocross bike game. Milestone S.r.l. has some history of racing games with title in their arsenal like Ride, MotoGP Series, WRC Series and the list just keeps going on. With their talents and success with some of these racing series, they started the MXGP series in 2014 and it was ok, it needed some work and tweaking but it was a starting point.
Now 3 games in and it looks like we are starting to see some great movement. The first thing that I noticed was that the controls are better, I actually stood a chance to compete against the AI now. The career mode is better but still lacks that little something that will keep you interested and coming back for more. I always look at why would I play the career if I can play normal modes to differentiate.
Some of the gameplay improvements also comes where you can now finish of your scrub moves manually, which is fantastic. The turning of the bike is also hugely improved in my opinion.
The graphics is good and they can always improve on it but it is making a great improvement in every game. The sound and audio is ok but nothing that stood out for me, I actually muted the sound at one point which is not a good sign but in the same breath, there is nothing wrong with it.
MXGP 3 is definitely taking the series in the correct direction but I think they still have some road/dirt to cover before it will be a big contender in the racing genre. It is also quite a niche market for off-road bike racing but I do hope they continue and bring out great games.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Milestone S.r.l.
Estimated RRP: R599
Release Date: 2 June 2017
- Great improvements
- Can’t wait for the next one
- Need more juice in the career mode