Milestone S.r.l. MXGP2

Last updated: May 16, 2019

Milestone S.r.l. MXGP2

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We looked at the top Bike Games and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bike Game you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE MXGP2 Motocross Videogame placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

MXGP tour brought to life! MXGP2 is the evolution of the previous Milestone Motocross title MXGP – The official motocross videogame. The game is based on 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship license. MXGP2 is easy to enjoy, but at the same time it is characterized by a fully realistic gameplay. Day 1 Edition Includes the VILLOPOTO & CAIROLI official outfits as well as the iconic BETO CARRERO track.

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

Visually MXGP2 is good, the circuits are nicely detailed even down to the rough tire track ridden surfaces. There’s lots of browns, though that is to be expected racing on dirt tracks. The level of detail of the Motocross bikes is decent, the riders too have a good level of detailing, as you can see their race suits billow and flap as the air rushes around them.
For those that are looking for straightforward racing, the MXGP and Stadium Series events are where you will want to go. These events let players race on either MX2 or MXGP bikes in Time Attack, Grand Prix or Championship races across 22 distinct tracks.
Has moments of sheer Motocross goodness.
For multiplayer you can choose to be quickly placed in a match, or search for a game in a server lobby. You can also host your own match, with the expected set of adjustable variables.
The idea of choosing to tackle hills, mud and large advertising billboards with nothing protecting you but sponsored slogans is just the right level of insane.
The various physic levels and body positioning.
After booting up, this would-be simulation begins promisingly by showing the sheer number of options available. Rider and bike customization, one-off races, time trials, tournaments, career mode and a ton more. And what must be noted is that all modes and features are available from the start.
New to MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame is the ability to rewind. If you mess up during a race, you can rewind and correct the mistake. This is really helpful on the last lap of a race.
The Official Motocross Videogame, offered more than what we expected from a racing game. It’s packed with content and has some well-tuned features that will cater to you whether or not you are casually into motocross or not.

What experts didn't like

There’s no option to turn off A.I riders, and these will automatically take any empty spots in the race. Meaning no messing about with just a few of you and setting up jumps and crashing in to each other.
I’m concerned that the niche audience the game targets won’t be able to provide enough online support. I tried playing online several times over the past weekend, and hit dead periods all three days. And when I did find others, I was often stuck waiting in lobbies for events to wrap up. There’s nothing the studio can really do to help this, but I do think it’s worth pointing out.
Bike handling needs to be improved.
As my only complaints are rather minimal: long loading times, unnecessarily long practice and qualifying rounds, and serviceable graphics. Learning to master corners on each and every track — from the outside hills to indoor stadiums — will take quite some time.
The loading screens are easily the worst thing about this game which, depending how you look at it, is a pretty good recommendation. I don’t know why racing games struggle with this so much, but it seems like a regular occurrence.
The big issues are the frame rate drops and the loading times, get past these then you will find a good game here. If you can’t however you will be frustrated and annoyed.
Riders appear completely stiff and robotic while operating the bike, and then become exaggerated, double-jointed rag dolls once launched from a vehicle.
Getting started in MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame is a bit lack in the way of teaching you the basics. My problem with the first game remains here, in that tutorial videos return, but if you’re at all familiar with the first you’ll be fine. If you’re not, you can either watch, or learn by doing, which isn’t very hard.
There were a few things we hoped for when racing; fluid controls, responsive terrain and realistic weight and bike mechanics. The game delivered on all these fronts, but we could not help but feel that it still needed a bit more polishing.


If you’re craving a high-speed trail trip over hills and through the mud, but you don’t want to shell out thousands for a sportbike or ATV, you’re in luck. There are plenty of video games that will give you the same thrills, chills and spills from the comfort of your own couch. 

The best bike games run the gamut from motocross racing matchups (like “MXGP 2: The Official Motocross Game”) to wild ATV tricks (like “Pure”). Microsoft holds the trophy for top bike games; the Xbox One and Xbox 360 have a slew of fun titles. 

There’s some info you should know if you’re new to the fast-paced world of bike games. First off, you’re not pedaling furiously on a bicycle. These games focus on motorcycle races, off-road motocross matchups and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) stunts. 

Standard motorcycle races take place on a pavement track or road. Riders race in the same direction on a circular course, much like NASCAR races. The track is tighter than other forms of bike racing; some tracks are as narrow as 14 feet across. 

Traditional motorcycle road racing took place on closed-off public roads. Most of those events have given way to stadium races on dedicated tracks.  There are still some public road circuits in Europe, and you can experience the freedom of outdoor racing on the Xbox One’s “TT Isle of Man: Ride On The Edge.” 

Motocross racing is the rough-and-tumble version of motorcycle racing. Riders only race outdoors on closed-circuit tracks with right and left turns, high jumps and steep declines. The terrain varies throughout the race. Competitors have to navigate between muddy puddles, grass, sand and whatever else the course throws at them. “MXGP 2: The Official Motocross Game” is a top choice for motocross racing games. 

These races are designed to test precision skills, with up to 40 riders competing around tight turns with mud flying across their field of vision. Don’t call a motocross race a motorcycle race; motocross riders take pride in their tough outdoor style. 

ATV races happen either off-road or on an indoor dirt track. They push a driver’s skill set and their All-Terrain Vehicle to the limit. The best ATV riders in the world take massive jumps and messy corners at top speed. They also have to deal with “roost,” the dirt and rocks that get kicked up from the back end of their competitions’ bike. 

The Xbox 360’s “Pure” is a realistic ATV simulator that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to gameplay. If your friends want to put their motocross skills up against your ATV tricks, a game like “MS vs ATV Reflex” on Xbox 360 is a perfect match. 

You’ll have a few more considerations to make once you’ve figured out which kind of racing intrigues you (or excites a lucky giftee). Our Tips & Advice will help you choose a game you’ll love playing. 

Buying Advice

  • Make sure the game you’ve selected runs on your console. Our top four picks run on either the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One. If you’re dying to play a 360 game like “MX vs ATV Reflex,” but you have an Xbox One, you can still play them on your system. Newer Xbox Ones have built-in backward compatibility, and you can use special adapters to pair up older One models.
  • Do you like to ride solo, or are you a multiplayer master? You can challenge up to eight other players in online mode in “TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge.” If you want more multiplayer action, “Pure” can accommodate up to 16 online players. 
  • Most of these graphics-heavy racing games don’t offer split-screen multiplayer. The environments in these bike games are so intricate and the races are so fast that a split-screen option would take massive console memory and major engineering manpower to create. Luckily, you can still race your friends while you sit in the same room — you just have to go online to do it. 
  • Determine which elements of the bike game are the most important to you. Are you looking for a hyper-realistic motorcycle race around a real-world course? Pick up “TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge.” On the hunt for an all-ages motocross game with incredible graphics and thoughtful controls? “MXGP 2: The Official Motocross Video Game” delivers on every front. 
  • Controllers, command keys and combos vary in each racing game, and each control system is vying to give you the full engine-revving experience. “Pure” is known for using simple commands on the Xbox 360 controller so you can start racing your ATV ASAP. Serious competitors will love the dual controls in “MX vs ATV Reflex.” The game uses both joysticks simultaneously, one to control the rider’s movements and the other to control the bike’s movements. It adds a greater level of realism but might be trickier for younger players to pick up. Do some research on how your bike game interacts with the controller to make sure you’ll get the experience you want. 
  • How much personality do you want to inject into your gameplay? Customization options, like picking different road surfaces or choosing wheel sizes for your motorcycle, make your game a little more personal. They also extend how long you’ll play them since you have plenty of chances to see how different combinations perform on the trail. “MXGP 2: The Official Motocross Video Game” lets you customize almost every aspect of your virtual motocross experience.