PS4 TrackMania Turbo

Last updated date: July 22, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

PS4 TrackMania Turbo

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 132 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 TrackMania Turbo placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 12, 2019:
Checkout The Best Bike Game for a detailed review of all the top bike games.

Expert Summarized Score
7.9
21 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
226 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Refined and responsive, Trackmania Turbo is a fun, fast, and colourful arcade racer/physics puzzler crammed with tight controls, smooth and crisp looks, and a genuinely surprising amount of solo and multiplayer content. More than that, it’s compulsive.
- IGN
March 14, 2016 | Full review
- Metacritic
With over 200 pre-made tracks, triple digit online lobbies, and a complete course editor, there's a whole lot of steel on this title's wheels
- Push Square
March 28, 2018 | Full review
Once you have achieved ten bronze medals, the next ten tracks are open. When you reach twenty bronze, the next ten are unlocked, and so on, changing to so many silver medals and eventually gold. Although some may consider this mean-spirited, it gives the game a purpose that would otherwise be missing and gives the player an excuse to spend so long trying to shave so little off their time. Each of the cars possess a unique style of handling, to which you become more accustomed to with each successive run.
- Pure Playstation
January 22, 2017 | Full review
The physics in Trackmania Turbo are the work of lunatics and sorcerers, and the cars you drive are all at their mercy, yet, as completely and utterly insane as the physics are, they are also incredibly consistent and deceptively nuanced. But most importantly, they’re just so much fun.
- Honest Gamers
Time Trial focus gives Trackmania Turbo a unique spin and this game has excellent online and offline multiplayer.
- GameSpot
March 28, 2016 | Full review
The online multiplayer is a beautiful mess. I love it. It's up to a hundred racers simultaneously trying to score their best time on the same track. Everyone else is represented as a ghost, so you'll see these huge globs of players clipping through one another in the beginning, and then people start to disperse as they crash, restart, or make it to the finish line and try again.
- Destructoid
March 22, 2016 | Full review
Trackmania Turbo offers up some 200 tracks on which to earn gold, silver or bronze medals, depending on the time you set. Many of them are over in a handful of seconds. Many more of them, while short, will take serious time and effort to conquer.
- Euro Gamer
August 16, 2018 | Full review
Trackmania: Turbo is a great Trackmania, crammed with all the ludicrous looping tracks and puzzlers that fans could as for, with enhanced visuals, stronger handling and a good selection of local and online modes.
- Trusted Reviews
March 21, 2016 | Full review
Drifting by tweaking your gas, brake, and steering is easy, even with no handbrake.
- Game Informer
April 1, 2016 | Full review
Scenery is great and it goes by in a blur. Trackmania Turbo offers more of this than ever. There is no car damage, there’s just going as fast as possible while staying on the track, of which there are 200 in four different areas.
- Gaming Age
March 25, 2016 | Full review
Track editor is addictive and accessible. Plus, the Double Driver mode is chaotically beautiful.
- Gaming Bolt
March 24, 2016 | Full review
This racing game has the arcade feel and brings back the nostalgia of racers with the music and even the crew voices. The track builder feature in this game provides you with over two hundred tracks and still allows you to challenge your buddies as well as other players in the community by designing or efficiently generating crazy personal paths that can be shared in online communities.
- Car Bibles
May 31, 2019 | Full review
Trackmania Turbo handles things similarly, allowing you to leave your console or PC running as a server for others to pop on and off and race your playlist, without the need for doing anything more complicated than that.
- Saving Content
March 18, 2016 | Full review
Each car has its own distinctive driving style to tackle the varied terrain. The NASCAR-modified muscle car was by far the most enjoyable car to drive in the Canyon Grand Drift events – it’s fast, agile and demands to be drifted with tactful taps of the brake. With practice, it’s possible to slide around entire sections of track, which not only saves time but is fun to execute.
- Team VVV
April 29, 2016 | Full review
Each car has a very distinct handling model, and I certainly enjoy some more than others. My favourite is the heavy, drift-friendly beast used to tackle the Canyon courses. Feeling very much like a classic '90s arcade racer, the powersliding is excellent and rekindles memories of Daytona (with a touch of Ridge Racer).
- Video Gamer
March 23, 2016 | Full review
Trackmania Turbo looks great. Its bright and colorful arcade-style graphics are crisp and highly detailed.
- US Gamer
March 24, 2016 | Full review
This game features outlandish track design and the gorgeously vibrant graphics.
- The Sixth Axis
March 21, 2016 | Full review
The visuals are fine, and there’s nothing to really complain about outside of the odd bit of screen tearing or other graphical hiccup.
- We Got This Covered
The Simple and the absurd don’t normally go together, but Trackmania Turbo harnesses both in such a wonderful way that it’s hard not to get swept up in its high-octane racing. The very moment a helicopter dropped me from a dangerous height onto a vert ramp that then sent me flying toward a u-turn requiring drifting skills akin to those you’d see in the Fast & Furious movies, I knew the combination just felt right.
- God Is A Geek
March 18, 2016 | Full review
Many of the tracks are great fun to race on.
- Playstation Country
April 6, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
However, it lacks a few logical interface features.
- IGN
March 14, 2016 | Full review
It's quite an ugly game artistically, then, even if the smooth performance – occasional tearing issues aside – and bright colours do their best to disguise that.
- Push Square
March 28, 2018 | Full review
The controls are unrealistic, they are extremely sensitive to input and become another reason to restart.
- Pure Playstation
January 22, 2017 | Full review
Not much different than previous iterations. Time trial-only focus might put off some.
- GameSpot
March 28, 2016 | Full review
The controls couldn't be simpler, but they are absurdly sensitive
- Destructoid
March 22, 2016 | Full review
However, it can also be hideously frustrating, while there’s a sense that it doesn’t really push the series anywhere new.
- Trusted Reviews
March 21, 2016 | Full review
Its limited Time Attack focus isn’t for everyone.
- Game Informer
April 1, 2016 | Full review
Unfortunately, you won’t be playing any track you want until you progress through each area in order.
- Gaming Age
March 25, 2016 | Full review
This game has restriction access to tracks.
- Gaming Bolt
March 24, 2016 | Full review
Can be unforgiving and frustrating at times.
- Car Bibles
May 31, 2019 | Full review
TrackMania Turbo hasn’t changed too much in its transition to consoles, so series veterans may struggle to find anything new, but neither has its perpetual pick-up-and-play appeal.
- Team VVV
April 29, 2016 | Full review
Trackmania Turbo is the thrilling arcade racer this generation has been missing, but it's also a damn frustrating game at points. There's a lot of content locked away in the campaign, most of which requires a certain number of silver or gold medals in order to access.
- Video Gamer
March 23, 2016 | Full review
No built in user creation browser. Occasionally clunky menu system.
- The Sixth Axis
March 21, 2016 | Full review
Unfortunately, the core gameplay isn’t that accessible, as the vehicles you’re piloting can be a bit finicky. Expect it to take time before you’re used to how things work, unless you’re a returning vet, and know that this is a game where practice is key. It’s for this reason that the Y button restarts you at the nearest checkpoint, and the B button is used for complete and almost instantaneous restarts.
- We Got This Covered
The longer tracks tend to outstay their welcome.
- God Is A Geek
March 18, 2016 | Full review
The difficulty is pretty high right away and it keeps increasing for a long time. It’s a shame as really the game should be a bit more lenient early on, especially given its arcadey feel. After a while, the progress is harder and harder to make and with nothing but more challenge ahead of you, its easy to find reasons not to continue.
- Playstation Country
April 6, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Step into the wild car fantasy world of Trackmania Turbo, where everything is about having fun chasing the fastest time. Discover the ultimate time attack racing experience with over 200 head-spinning tracks, set in 4 beautiful environments, each with their own play style. Highly replayable, easy to learn and hard to master, the arcade racing universe of TrackMania Turbo will keep you coming back for one last lap!

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An Overview On Bike Games

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. 

DWYM Fun Fact

“The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy” is more than a racetrack in our top four bike game picks. It’s a real motorcycle race on an island between Great Britain and Ireland, and it’s over 100 years old. 

In the early 1900s, bikers set sail for tracks on the mountainous Isle of Man, but they couldn’t make it up the steep hills on regular bicycles. Luckily, driving sports started making waves in Europe by 1906, and riders were finally completing the course on motorcycles. 

Today’s Tourist Trophy is a must-visit destination for bike fanatics around the world, but this race is not for newbies. Bikers race through the 37.5 mile loop at an average speed of 130 mph.  More than 242 riders have died since the Tourist Trophy’s inception, and hundreds more leave the track with serious injuries. It’s considered the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race, but that doesn’t stop adrenaline-fueled bikers from taking on the track every year.

The Bike Game Buying Guide

  • 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.