XBOX ONE TT Isle of Man: Ride On The Edge

Last updated date: August 5, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

XBOX ONE TT Isle of Man: Ride On The Edge

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Overall Take

This digital version of the famed Tourist Trophy motorcycle race on the Isle of Man. All 37 miles of this dangerous race are recreated in stunning detail. Though some consumers say they would've appreciated a little more focus on the controls, they do agree the graphics are a work of art. In our analysis of 128 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE XBOX ONE TT Isle of Man: Ride On The Edge placed 4th 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
6.5
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
15 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The last bike racer developed by the French studio was the critically panned MotorCycle Club, so expectations admittedly weren’t very high when TT Isle of Man was first announced. Thankfully, those fears were completely unfounded. Thanks to accurate laser-scanning technology and thousands of reference photographs, Kylotonn has done an outstanding job of recreating the iconic mountain course in exacting detail.
- Team VVV
May 2, 2018 | Full review
The sense of speed and weight of the bikes is a perfect balance for realism.
- The X Box Hub
March 13, 2018 | Full review
Offline multiplayer allows hours of competitive fun with friends.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
March 20, 2018 | Full review
It also features basic exhibition racing without the need to unlock tracks or bikes, plus there’s a complete roster of real TT riders and their teams/bikes.
- God Is A Geek
March 13, 2018 | Full review
This game has good physics and animations.
- Xbox Tavern
March 9, 2018 | Full review
The entire length of the legendary Isle of Man TT course has been recreated in superb detail thanks to laser scanning technology, meaning this is likely as close as you’ll ever get to racing on the Isle of Man without taking part yourself.
- Wolf's Gaming Blog
March 10, 2018 | Full review
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge is impossible to ignore, though. That’s because it recreates the legendary Snaefell Mountain Course in all its sinuous, 37 mile glory and in exceptional detail. Make no mistake, this single circuit, which takes just under 20 minutes to lap on a racing bike, is absolutely the reason to buy this game.
- Top Gear
March 12, 2018 | Full review
Containing an impressive adaptation of the Isle of Man's Snaefell Mountain Course, TT Isle of Man Racing: Ride on the Edge will be attractive to motorcycle nuts looking for a new experience.
- Push Square
March 11, 2018 | Full review
The career mode offers a selection of non-licensed, developer-created tracks that you will have to negotiate to be able to qualify for the main event. These circuits do a good job of preparing you for the style of racing that is ahead. You quickly learn to not only be vividly aware of walls and lampposts but also kerbs and even ridges or small peaks in the road that will unbalance your bike. You will also enter races that take place on small sections of the Snaefell Mountain Course. These will help you to learn some of the harder parts of the track.
- Xbox Enthusiasts
March 19, 2018 | Full review
The circuit at Snaefell is an absolute masterpiece and a work of art.
- True Achievements
They have done an excellent job of giving you a sense of really being on the Isle of Man, racing fans will recognise the various iconic locations, starting from Snaefell, through Douglas town to your ascent up to Hailwood’s Height. Switching to racer view really puts you into the action, especially as you find yourself leaning in to corners, it would be a great VR experience.
- This Is Xbox
March 22, 2018 | Full review
It does include licenced bike from manufacturers such as: BMW, Suter, Norton, EBR, Honda, Triumph, Kawasaki and Yamaha!
- Daily Gaming Tech
March 12, 2018 | Full review
Multiplayer racing can be done offline and online and getting into the action is simple.
- Drive Tribe
The bikes look great and the Snaefell Mountain course is amazing.
- Glacier Gaming
March 12, 2018 | Full review
The early career mode will help build your handling skills, there’ll be no running wide into a bush or riding over that curb to cut corners and I like the fact that you can’t just slam on the power whilst being lent over around a bend. It really teaches you to be smooth with the power delivery, as well as entry and exit points – get any of these wrong and you’ll be off and it doesn’t matter if it’s the 5th or 50th time, you’ll still winch at the thought of doing it in real life and that to me speaks volumes for the entire experience of playing the new TT Isle of Man game.
- Fast Bikes Magazine
April 24, 2018 | Full review
There are options and assists to make things a little easier. ABS, Anti Wheelie, Anti Stoppie, Traction Control and the markings on the 3d racing line are great at letting you know when you’re way going too fast to make a turn.
- The Looting Game
March 12, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It’s clear, however, that most of Kylotonn’s resources were poured into replicating the iconic Mountain Course. While the developer’s effort is commendable, other aspects of the game feel underdeveloped as a result. The career mode, for example, seems like an afterthought and is one of the game’s weakest aspects.
- Team VVV
May 2, 2018 | Full review
No rewind feature means restarting is a must and career mode messages are a disorganised mess.
- The X Box Hub
March 13, 2018 | Full review
Physics within the game can be very confusing at times and online multiplayer matchmaking isn't very good.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
March 20, 2018 | Full review
However, handling is a twitchy mess.
- God Is A Geek
March 13, 2018 | Full review
TT Isle of Man isn’t an ugly game. It does, however, lack that finishing layer of polish that really would have helped it to stand out. Textures can prove to be quite bland, and on several occasions, delayed rendering will rear its ugly head. Trees and lampposts will pop up out of nowhere, rather than from the horizon point, which tends to be quite distracting. That’s not to mention the awkward camera angles that can also go on to hinder your concentration. When you take into account that this game demands so much of your focus, it’s disheartening to come off your bike simply due to double-glancing at a magical manx. They may not be huge gripes, but these are merely a couple of examples from a collective that pulls TT Isle of Man shy of being great.
- Xbox Tavern
March 9, 2018 | Full review
My only real complaint is that by default I found the Xbox One controller on PC to be a little too sensitive on the throttle, brake, and steering. You get used to it, but it never feels quite right, and there are no options in-game for adjusting it which is a big mistake on the developer’s behalf.
- Wolf's Gaming Blog
March 10, 2018 | Full review
Glitches and AI issues also cause problems. Occasionally you’ll find your racer leaping off of his bike for no real reason – something that’s really frustrating when you’re on course for a good time – and your fellow racers don’t take you into account at all. If you so much as get in their way, they’ll try and bomb straight through you instead of avoiding you, again resulting in frustrating crashes. Multiplayer is pretty disappointing, too. Though there is local multiplayer for up to eight players, the fact that it’s made up of turn-taking time trials means it’s hardly a good pick for a game night.
- Push Square
March 11, 2018 | Full review
However, the framerate isn’t perfect.
- Xbox Enthusiasts
March 19, 2018 | Full review
The gaming fraternity may be left feeling a little left out with no customization, tuning options, and a career mode that feels quite confusing at times
- True Achievements
The AI is quite frustrating.
- This Is Xbox
March 22, 2018 | Full review
The bikes show good detail but sometimes the game can show a lack of polish with some dodgy textures and on a few occasions when a lot of action was on screen some performance slowdown.
- Daily Gaming Tech
March 12, 2018 | Full review
Only the odd dip in frame-rate (on the standard Xbox One) diminishes what is a pretty game.
- Drive Tribe
Random glitches and AI racers can ruin a perfect race.
- Glacier Gaming
March 12, 2018 | Full review
The content available isn’t up to snuff. Theres not enough to do; not enough tracks, not enough modes. The gameplay itself is frustrating with its unforgiving physics. The game is too rigid to be an arcade racer but not in-depth enough to be a simulator.
- The Looting Game
March 12, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge welcomes you to the most famous motorbike race of all time: Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy). No other motorcycle race is as challenging or revered as the Isle of Man. Held on 38 miles of treacherous track - with a seemingly never-ending series of bends, bumps and jumps - the infamous race features 264 turns and is longer and more difficult than all other MotoGP tracks put together! Test your stamina and skill as you risk it all for a chance to have your name inscribed in history as winner of the most daring race in the world!

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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.