It is the great recipe that we have loved for years with new locations and a load of in-game purchases.
Trials Rising has an impressive new tutorial, even more extensive customization, and an awesome pool of levels that can be disappointingly discouraging to unlock.
A layer of modern nonsense can't obscure the purest, most entertaining Trials game in an age.
Some unfortunate flaws unnecessarily sour the experience, but this is a welcome return for the Trials series and its unique approach to motorcycle action.
Even with a clumsy progression system, Trials Rising's vibrant tracks, tight controls, and excellent tutorials are some of the best in the series.
Crazy motorbike obstacles will likely always be fun, but a grindy progression loop drags your cycle into the mud
This is the Trials I fell in love with.
Trials Rising expands the engrossing and challenging gameplay from its past entries, but it also fails to address some of their issues.
Trials Rising adds a layer of annoyance on top of its already-winning formula, with its clunky world map and tedious level gating. Luckily, beneath that exterior it's just as electrifying as it's always been. The tracks are all a joy to race through as you chase landing on the leaderboard or overcoming tough Contracts. With its international approach and attention to detail, each level's design—from an art and gameplay perspective—feels like the best Trials has ever been.
While the gear system is full of unwanted fluff, Trials Rising is not. Its collection of well-designed tracks are wonderful playgrounds for its familiar yet still addictive physics-heavy biking gameplay. Familiarity in this case is not a bad thing because of how satisfying it is to improve your technique and overcome new challenges throughout its bevvy of additional modes.
Even if you never end up touching the head-to-head online multiplayer, local co-op, ambitious track editor, or any of the ensuing user-made creations, Trials Rising will keep you plenty busy at launch. Some of the out-of-level elements could use another pass, but progression pacing issues, loot-box bloat, and technical hiccups weren't enough to put me off what is ultimately another great Trials game.
Trials Rising takes us back to basics with the real world inspiring a long series of new and inventive trials, but losing none of the challenge or RedLynx's dark sense of humour. The menus are a bit messy, the loot boxes pointless, and it doesn't really advance the series, but when you get into it this is the series back to its addictive, infuriating, "one more go!" best.
Although we drive a motorbike, Trials Rising sits between platform and puzzle games. It is spectacular and incredibly fun to play (even more in local or online multiplayer modes), but some elements, such as loot boxes system and loading times, spoil the experience.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Trials Rising hits all the right gameplay points for an experience that needs to balance entertainment with challenge.
A welcomed entry on a great serie, although it has some flaws on its campaign progression that makes the game a bit less funny than it should have been.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A great Trials game, perfect for veterans and newcomer, with online features is a potential endless game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Trials Rising is a thrill ride of crazy tracks and various challenges ,pushing physics-based racing to its limits.
I’d say it’s the best Trials game because it’s the one that works that hardest to teach you how to be any good at Trials.
Trials Rising maintains a high level of quality by fine-tuning the series' strengths with well-designed tracks, tight controls, and challenging physics-focused gameplay.