MX vs ATV Legends Reviews
MX vs ATV Legends plays well for the most part, and despite some issues with the AI and a streamlined career, there's still a lot to like.
I wish them well, and truly hope that the fans of this long running franchise get the game they ultimately deserve because as it stands this just feels like it could have been so much better with a bit more time in the oven. MX vs ATV Legends is by no means a horrible game, as I said the thrills of the motocross racing and stunts is a high point, as is the racing of the dune buggy but the graphics and all of the issues with multiplayer really sully the experience, especially for someone who has been away from the series since the beginning.
If there’s one bright spot, it’s the new “trails” game mode, a checkpoint-type race that has more varied terrain. It’s quite fun, and very chaotic, serving as the high point amid innumerable lows. And that about sums MX vs. ATV Legends up: at its core, this is a buggy, flawed mess that falls far short of other racers on the market.
MX vs ATV Legends has a solid core. The arcade-style racing with motocross bikes and four-wheelers is fun, though repetitive over the course of the years-long career mode. Even allowing that Legends does not aspire to shiny, triple-A brilliance, the game’s performance, audio and up-close visuals can be pretty lackluster. The nicely varied tracks and huge natural environments compete with stuttering framerates and canned animations. With Legends, the franchise has moved closer to the finish line in many ways. In others, it still seems stalled at the starting line.
Being honest with you, it is a delivery that I thought I could offer myself more, as I said the essence has it. The open world, the great circuits with impossible jumps and acrobatics that will leave you with your mouth open, in addition this MX vs ATV Legends has a graphic aspect that meets but is tarnished by the large "popping" it has. Another point in favor for some is that it also has dubbing in Latin Spanish. But the weakest point at least for me, comes with the handling of the vehicle, I notice the very rough gameplay and with options that should still be polished a little more. In addition to that I think the sound is also quite improvable.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Compared to the disastrous MX vs ATV: All Out, Rainbow Studios has taken not one but two steps forward. MX vs ATV Legends is surprisingly fun and features a good amount of content.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With the existence of massive performance issues, MX vs ATV Legends just can't compete with any of the top racing games. The best part of the game is driving around in free mode and exploring open areas with a good soundtrack playing in the background. However, actually racing is a struggle, and it's hard to enjoy coming in first place after repeating a race due to glitches. Overall, MX vs ATV Legends has frustrating, repetitive content that lacks any significantly rewarding experience.
MX vs ATV Legends has a legacy behind it, but it doesn’t bring anything to the table to bring new concepts to the genre. While it’s fun enough to ride around on bikes and have the driver ragdoll their way down the hill, there are some persistent issues like vehicle performance and video quality. Subtitles are cut off mid-sentence so reading it is awkward, and there is a real lack of accessibility options for those who need it. Music choices are rad, as there’s some more modern-ish music in it, mixed with some older ones. Overall, MX vs ATV Legends is a fun racer to goof off with your friends, but nothing to seriously sink your teeth into.
MX vs ATV Legends could have been a decent arcade-style, sim-lite racer. Whatever appeal could be found in mastering jumps and customizing vehicles is beset by numerous issues. It's not grossly offensive but you're better off investing time in just about any other racer.
MX vs ATV Legends is a step forward, but just a very little one.
Review in Italian | Read full review
MX vs ATV Legends is the white elephant gift for fans of good racers. Not even MX, ATV or UTV racing diehards will find anything worthwhile in this broken physics and presentation mess. Hard pass.
MX Vs. ATV Legends is subpar in almost every aspect, even when compared to mediocre racing games from previous generation, and unless off-road racing is like air and water to your body, give yourself a favour and stay away from it.
Review in Persian | Read full review
With a little more time in the oven and attention to detail, MX vs ATV Legends could have been a fantastic off-road racer. As it is at present, it's just an okay one, with a general lack of both polish and event variety letting things down somewhat. The bugs and glitches currently present in the game have knocked our score down a tad as well, although hopefully, they'll be sorted soon after release. The game's cut-price $40 entry point makes this one that bit more appealing, but we can only really recommend it once the bugs have been fully ironed out. 'Legends'? Not just yet.
MX vs ATV Legends is the ultimate experience that THQ Nordic provides for fans of extreme motorcycle racing. With many hours of content and fun, in addition to having high quality graphics.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The technical condition of MX vs. ATV Legends on PS5 is far from "decent" and even a pleasant career with a relaxing driving model are not enough elements for me to recommend this racer.
Review in Polish | Read full review
MX vs. ATV Legends makes some improvements from prior entries but still needs more time in the shop to deliver a great experience. The Career Mode has a lot to do and being split into three racing styles helps it stay fresh. That said, problems with the controls, the unbalanced AI, and technical issues really brought down my enjoyment of this game and makes it hard to recommend over other racing games. You can have some off-road fun here but expect some misfires along the way.
I won't use big words like "Motocross games are back!" or "Extreme sports games are popular again!" but I can assure you MX vs ATV Legends is a step in the right direction despite some problems. It's a shame MX vs ATV Legends' next-gen version doesn't feel like next-gen though.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
MX vs ATV Legends is a great game, there’s no doubt about it, but on the other hand, it’s pretty clear that it can’t be considered a finished title at this point.
So, if you enjoy off-road racing, you can do much worse than MX vs ATV Legends. It’s certainly the best the series has been in some years, and looks better than ever thanks to being on PS5 for the first time. There’s a wide range of gameplay options available, and being able to wrangle with one of three vehicle types means you’re unlikely to get bored very quickly. The AI and balancing could do with a bit of tweaking, but it’s not enough to ruin the experience.
It is difficult to recommend MX vs ATV Legends under any circumstances. The opening moments are punishingly slow to get through, and the whole process of going through the events lacks any polish. The races all suffer from a myriad of issues - including bad track design, wonky physics, constant stuttering, and a fiddly handling system against braindead AI. With the ability to power up all three of your vehicles after only three races, the drive to progress is barely there. This is a case where there are plenty of other motocross racing games that are worth your time, unless you're willing to wait a year or two to see if the team can throw enough patches to make this somewhat decent.