years I've been wondering why no one could make a game that represented mountain
biking well. There are plenty of great skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross
games, but nothing on a bike. The games section of Bikeaddict has a few time
wasting web games, but with the exception of No Fear's Downhill Mountain Biking
game in 1999 (which wasn't very good), there wasn't much to get excited about.
release of Downhill Domination for the Playstation 2, we finally have mountain
bike game representation. Call me biased as a mountain biker, but this is a
include wide open Freeride environments, shorter Mountain Cross, Slalom tracks
brought back to life, and Technical Downhill. The pace is fast and very realistic.
The 50+ foot gaps and drops only add to the fun and make me feel a little like
Joshua Bender (who appears in the opening video).
I was looking at generic Rider options and either a Trek or Specialized bike.
After a few wins, I was unlocking a list of riders including Brian Lopes, Eric
Carter, Missy Glove, Richie Schley, and Tara Llanes. Bike manufacturers included
Ellsworth, Intense, Specialized, Trek, Giant and others. This became a REAL
mountain bike game!
If you like
mountain biking and you like video games, you have to get this one. It's the
only thing that is keeping me sane through this cold snowy winter in Utah.
best known for it's Twisted Metal work including Twisted Metal 2, which to this
day is probably one of the best playstation 1 multiplayer games of all time.
Base out of Salt Lake City, they were a good fit for a sport that's so popular
Go get yourself
a Playstation 2 and then pick yourself up a copy of Downhill