XBOX 360 Mx Vs ATV Untamed Bike Game

Last updated date: October 30, 2020

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XBOX 360 Mx Vs ATV Untamed Bike Game

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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.

Update as August 12, 2019:
Checkout The Best Bike Game for a detailed review of all the top bike games.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the XBOX 360 Mx Vs ATV Untamed placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

MX vs ATV Untamed kicks it up a notch and shifts into high gear! Attempt to own the off-road by dominating the innovative new “XCross Tournament,” which brings together 8 unique racing series like Endurocross, Open cross, Supercross, Waypoint and Supermoto and then crosses them into one ultimate off-road championship! Brand new styles of racing are born as powerful vehicles tear through treacherous trails in the new Open cross Modes, while then shifting gears to navigate boulders, logs and water pits in Endurocross. Players can take control of the new DRV Sport and multiple other vehicles, including Monster and Trophy Trucks, as they blaze through rivers, swampy everglades and the desert dunes. Amp up your favorite vehicles power, handling and acceleration with more than 100 sponsor parts and accessories.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

268 user reviews

What experts liked

- Metacritic
Handling throughout is arcadey but consistent. There's a bit more float to every vehicle than there would be in real life, and clever use of the analogue stick lets you pre-load the suspension before lift-off, enabling you to perform aerial tricks for ATVs and bikes (with a specific trick mode one of the disciplines included), while the interaction between terrain and suspension is convincing and control is tight.
- Euro Gamer
September 9, 2014 | Full review
What MX vs. ATV Untamed does very well though is retain Rainbow Studios' excellent control mechanics. Every vehicle in the game controls in a very arcadey manner, but with full simulation influence at your disposal. What we mean by this is that you can turn on a dime and the game is rarely punishing, allowing you to land some crazy jumps and cut corners like a knife, but at the same time you can use your clutch for cornering and acceleration techniques or drop your bike at the top of a jump to stay low in the air.
December 17, 2007 | Full review
MX vs. ATV Untamed is an incredible improvement over its brothers and sisters that got released in the past. Any true motocross or off-road fan will gladly welcome this "next-gen" experience.
- Xbox Addict
December 14, 2007 | Full review
In its essence, MX vs ATV Untamed is your classic off-road arcade racing game that is extremely over the top and quite enjoyable as the dirt flies from your vehicles as you attempt to race at ridiculously high speeds, all trying to maintain control and hopefully win the race. A nifty little feature of the title is that while you wait for the game to load, the player has the option of racing around a stadium in order to perform a variety of stunts and when its loaded, the player is then ready to challenge the main gameplay of the title, the X-Cross tournament. The control system of MX vs ATV Untamed is perfect on the XBox 360 controller which will take most gamers only a few minutes to figure out.
- Impulse Gamer
Animation is smooth and I’m happy to report that the framerate never suffers, which admittedly could really destroy a racer like this.
- Honest Gamers
January 16, 2008 | Full review
We had the most fun using motocross bikes and ATVs. These are the vehicles that allow you to attempt the jumps and tricks that you wouldn’t even think about in real life. MX vs ATV Untamed is a fun game to play. If you like dirt bikes and you like gaming at all, it’s a no-brainer.
- Motorcycle
July 3, 2008 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The AI is up and down. It lacks cohesion, and ultimately frustrates too intensely and too often to keep your satisfaction at the right levels.
- Euro Gamer
September 9, 2014 | Full review
Bland textures and somewhat flat-looking models don't hold up against the competition.
December 17, 2007 | Full review
Untamed doesn’t look bad, but then again this is the kind of racer where you’re not really going to spend much time studying environments.
- Honest Gamers
January 16, 2008 | Full review

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. 

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.