Trials Rising is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

80 / 100
Apr 1, 2019

Trials Rising continues with the intentions of its predecessors, offering a very difficult and addictive challenge, as well as a great design of stages. However, the grind that the game requires at a certain point and the lootboxes system are negative points that take away the shining of the title.

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Disliked
Mar 27, 2019

Trials was expanded from a wonderfully purist arcade title to a big Game as a Service - including Lootboxes, real money integration and embarrassing ingratiation with the Fortnite target group. So at least I don't enjoy trials anymore, although the playful core belongs to the best of the series. Too bad about the great level design.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

Trials Rising is better than ever and it’s even more fun on the Nintendo Switch

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76%
Mar 26, 2019

Trials Rising is a fun game and recommended for nice evenings with friends. But even on its own, nobody gets too short, because the simple gameplay gives everyone a quick start into the game. The handling is self-explanatory and feels real, but the implementation is a real challenge. Since the one or other starting point is also like two, three, or infinite times seen. The world map on which to see and reach all events provides a different number of game modes. So you can compete against the time, or against other Ghost players, or rock in tandem with his buddy in front of the sofa the track. The Lootboxes are lined with colorful content, reminiscent of Fortnite. These are distributed after leveling and can be opened. There are 120 routes and these can be repeated with the different bikes to improve his lines. To make matters worse, the editor is added, with this one can create routes and make the community available and have them rated.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2019

It is the great recipe that we have loved for years with new locations and a load of in-game purchases.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trials Rising is the latest of the nearly-20 year phenomenon which, unfortunately, proves that less can indeed be more. The addition of the mid-game grind immediately dissuades the player from continuing and, coupled with the Switch version’s shortcomings, only highlights how great we used to have it.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

Staying true to its essence, Trials Rising becomes friendlier to those less familiar with the title and manages to raise the bar of difficulty for the fanatics.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Trials Rising, as far as everyone is concerned, fulfills your wildest dream of doing idiotic flips, crazy hoops, and mindless stunts that are deemed nearly impossible in real-life for kicks even if the game rewards you with blatantly horrible and bland cosmetics.

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Mar 13, 2019

"The challenge rises up to new level."

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8 / 10
Mar 12, 2019

It’s a very solid and responsive racer, reminiscent of its earlier iterations that kept the racing tight and less over-the-top lunacy. It’s got its hooks back in to me, pushing me to keep getting those top times and not bogging us down with eight minute long spectacle tracks. That being said, it’s hard to ignore the incessant use of microtransactions and what it brings with it, the in your face constant reminders about loot crates and such. It taints the experience that it’s saving grace is really in the gameplay, that all the bumf just spoils it somewhat.

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7 / 10
Mar 12, 2019

New game in Trials series features addictive gameplay and nice physical model. It suffers from outdated graphics, long loading times and limited customization options. However, fans should like it anyway. Just don't play a Nintendo Switch port - it is bad.

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8 / 10
Mar 11, 2019

Call me old fashioned, but when it comes to wanting a simple structured progression system akin to Trials Evolution, Trials Rising’s tendency to shamelessly Michael Bay the presentation did leave me pining for simpler times. However, I still found Trials Rising incredibly engrossing enough to fill dinner breaks and free time with the convenient ability to master the bunny hop anytime and anywhere.

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Unscored
Mar 11, 2019

Keeping the tradition of the Trials games, Rising is a good step ahead in the future of the franchise. Keeps the mechanics intact and improves the design of the tracks, unfortunately the game can feel a little bit grindy in its progression and the content of the Loot Boxes (even if are only cosmetics) is rather disappointing.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2019

in the end, if you want a challenging game and you are ready to go one track over and over again to set the best record, don't even hesitate to try Trail Rising.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Physics-bending motorcycle racing continues. Without big innovations but still so much fun!

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Extreme sports video games have been very competitive, but have been losing attention from the videogame community.

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Mar 7, 2019

Trials Rising boasts one of the best track selections of the entire franchise. Sadly, paired with forced online connectivity, convoluted menus and completely unnecessary lootboxes.

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A or higher
Mar 7, 2019

Apart from obnoxious loot boxes, Trials Rising is the premier Trials experience available. Pitch perfect challenge mixed with addictive physics-based gameplay, what more do you need?

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8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

Trials Rising is a very good game and a return to form for the series.

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