MX Bikes: a realistic motocross simulator
Authentic motocross racing
The developers of MX Bikes have built a custom physics engine with the specific goal of authentically simulating motocross racing. The engine simulators the sport in significant detail, including things like chassis flex and terrain deformation. There is also a selection of customization options, such as the paint job of the bike, and rider gestures.
While the game mechanics of MX Bikes are impressive, there is not much gameplay to speak of. The game lacks a career/campaign mode, and there are no AI racers to compete against, leaving competitive multiplayer as the only option for continued playability. MX Bikes does support virtual reality headsets, however, which adds an extra play mode to try out.
The physics engine of MX Bikes is undeniably impressive, simulating motocross racing in great detail. The terrain and weather simulation also adds to the detail of the world created. However, there is a significant lack of content in the game, making its replayability limited. The graphics are also very basic and lacking compared to the depth and detail of the physics engine.
Should you download it?
The lack of options in the game in the way of AI and career modes makes it hard to justify the price when compared to other racing games. If you are looking for a realistic motocross racing simulator, MX Bikes may be the only real option available. However, if you are just looking for a racing game with an emphasis on realism, there are alternatives with much more replay value, such as Forza Motorsport 7, and F1 2018.
- Custom physics engine designed for motocross
- Detailed simulation including terrain deformation and weather
- Support for virtual reality headsets
- Plenty of customization options
- Quite basic graphics
- Very difficult
- No AI or career mode