This is the second entry in the official video game series based on the Monster Energy Supercross. It delivers the theme, style and feel of the event. While I didn't play the original iteration, I am familiar with Milestone's history in bike based games and they basically rule it. What we get here is a refined, and well delivered dirt bike type of experience. You get to straight up tear into the dirt and feel the grit of the tracks as they get carved up.
The game is split into a number of areas, the core of this is the campaign. Here, you're able to train or attend pr events to then race. The races in general can be as realistic as you'd like with a number of choices present. There are championships to battle in, a quick race option and generally a few local ways to compete. There's also a track building segment that allows you to fully customize a level to compete on. These can be shared and are rather intuitive to use, offering many pieces for creating whatever you'd like. The final element is the multiplayer where you can compete against up to twelve players.
The visuals are excellent and with it being Xbox One X enhanced I was rather impressed. You really are able to see the dirt get torn up, the ruffles of the fabric as you race along and the weather elements affecting the look. The performance is generally solid, didn't really notice any problems despite there being a pile of racers at once.
It also comes across as rather authentic to the real event. The vehicles handle fairly well, they do have some issues with hitting objects and you rag dolling wildly. Found this element rather funny, but generally it was fine. There's also a rewind feature present which I consider essential in modern racing titles. There are some neat viewing angles as well to compete however you'd like against others.
Monster Energy Supercross 2 definitely seems to simulate the event well and does so with solid performance that is enhanced with great visuals. I thought it looked fantastic, with gritty terrain and just a ton of bikes ripping along the track. The campaign is also rather interesting as they work some media elements into the experience.
They're fairly vanilla, but I appreciate the attempt there. There are a wide range of bikes represented and just quite a lot of customization options. You can race in a number of ways and if you're a fan of this activity then you should be satisfied with this. I believe the general concept of what they're building from is limited, but they do a fair bit with it here.
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Monster Energy Supercross 2 Review on Xbox One X
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