Baja: Edge of Control HD
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Developers: THQ Nordic, 2XL Games
Genres: Racing, Sports
Only the HD version features much crisper and more detailed visuals running at super smooth framerates in up to 4K screen resolution along with improved controls, user interface and an easier career start.
4 player split screen and online multiplayer
More than 160 vehicles to choose from
Repair vehicle damage via truck and helicopter teams
Revolutionary vehicle physics respond to every bump and rut you drive over
200 authentic vehicle parts to fine-tune the performance of your off-road machine
More than 100 tracks, nine open worlds and 1000 miles of drive-to-horizon landscape
Lots of different events, including Hill Climb, Baja Endurance Rally, Circuit Tracks and more
Baja: Edge of Control HD - Gameplay-Trailer
Baja is about as middle of the road as remasters get. While it's great to see Nordic paying attention to its stable of dormant THQ properties, exhuming an average racing game from 2008 seems a tad misguided. Baja hasn't aged particularly well, but it's far from bad and there's still some fun to be had taking to the track. You just have to question why this remaster even exists.
Baja: Edge of Control HD is a remaster that may be head-scratching at first, but once you get your hands on it, there's plenty to enjoy. Outside of some mixed texture work, the game runs and plays silky smooth. Given the game's accessible price tag, off-road racing fans certainly have a lot to enjoy. There's just something blissful about racing out in the open terrain, overlooking the land.