Back in the day of the Genesis and later on, on the PlayStation, there was a game released called Road Rash. It combined great fast action motorcycle riding with bike to bike fighting with whatever objects you had available. Read on through the review to get my full thoughts on this high flying game. Both extremely destructive, action filled games that were both pretty solid titles.
Downhill Domination PS2 Review
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Extreme sports have been emulated in the gaming world for quite some time with different levels of success depending on the franchise. With the different sports growing in popularity around the globe, we have seen numerous extreme sports games released to the market. Mountain Bike riding is a sport gaining popularity, and it is now even an Olympic sport which is why it should be no surprise to anyone that a game based on mountain bike riding has hit the market. It's a decent game but it's not the game mountain bike fans would be looking for. From the outset the game offers quite a bit of variety. There are various game modes to choose from such as single event where you can race down the mountain by yourself, or have a one off race against numerous opponents, Arcade which is a normal race but you don't gain money or points for your overall career. Once you start a career, that career is not linked to the rider you choose.
Downhill Domination Review
Downhill Domination is a good game, but it's a downhill mountain biking game that, while technically solid, and in many ways fun, isn't terribly inspirational, innovative or original. At the base level, it plays like a snowboarding game on wheels, and at the high level, it's a fast and frenzied extreme mountain biking game designed in the mold of SSX or even Tony Hawk. Perhaps, the reason Neversoft is making Tony Hawk Underground -- with all of its variations from the original -- is because the team wanted to do something, to make something other than ANOTHER respectable extreme sports game in the mold of the first. I for one, agree.
What really makes Downhill Domination stand out from other extreme sports games is its impressive sense of speed. The developers at Incog can be credited with conceiving the seminal Twisted Metal car combat series, creating its superb sequel, and then later reviving the franchise with Twisted Metal: Black. Considering the sort of skewed Americana fantasy aesthetic featured in these games, as well as in War of the Monsters, Incog's giant monster battler from earlier this year, the company's latest effort seems uncharacteristic. No killer clowns or Godzilla knock-offs here: Downhill Domination is a high-speed racing game that has players riding mountain bikes down a wide variety of near-vertical courses. So aside from being produced by a company best known for its distinct, peculiar taste, the game feels like pretty standard fare for the extreme sports genre, although it moves at an unusually high speed.