Story - 70%
Graphics - 81%
Audio - 81%
Gameplay - 79%
Replayability - 80%
Isle of Man TT(Tourist Trophy) Race is an annual motorcycle event held for roughly the last 111 years and what Isle of Man TT: Ride on the Edge is based on. The guys over at Kylotonn games went into great detail to reproduce this 61Km Snaefell Mountain Course with all its 264 corners of thrills. With a combination of Laser scanning and topographical data, they reproduced it in all of its perfection and it is so good that even the real-life drivers of the race love it.
Isle of Man TT Ride on the Edge also has some fictional tracks to supplement the games main event and follows the real world events Staggered start system. Basically, it is time trial event, which is great as the A.I. in the game is a bit wonky at times. It feels sometimes that they completely ignore you, but when they don’t then you can expect not to stay on your bike.
Next to the scenery(which I must add is spectacular) comes the audio for the game, and boy does it really feel like you riding a bike at 200Km/h or faster! As you ride and open up the throttle for the game you start hearing a hissing sound as the air flows over your helmet, this really just sells the whole game for me(and makes me want to get a bike).
Isle of Man TT Ride on the Edge also features multiplayer(local and online), the local multiplayer is a Hot Seat variant(up to 8 players) where the player with the highest score wins the match. I haven’t played the online version, but I have read that you do have a bit of a waiting period for games(due to it only being released recently).
The career mode gives you the opportunity to make your own name for the event, this can sometimes be a bit “grindy”. As you have to spend a fair amount of time to finish the courses. When you play the main event it can take up to 20min to finish the race.
Overall I was really pleased with the game, visually and with the racing itself. The controls can get tricky when you get into the expert mode and the A.I. does have some Westworld killer moves(sometimes). But then again this game is made for a class of gamer that really loves Motorbikes. So I would recommend this to Motorbike lovers and pure bike sim gamers. This is your local mad scientist signing out….now to get my wife to approve me buying a bike…
Reviewed on: Playstation 4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Age Rating: 3
Publisher/Developer: Kylotonn/Bigben Interactive
Estimated RRP: R899
Release Date: March 2018
- The amount of detail that has been reproduced from the reel life track
- The ambient sound when you race, makes you feel like you really racing at 200Km
- Not really a dislike, but it is focused more on a hardcore Bike Enthusiast
- Career mode can be a bit tedious