MXGP3 – The Official Motorcross Videogame is another great gem after Ride 2 by developer Milestone S.r.l. and developed in Unreal Engine 4. This is the third game in MXGP series based on the FIM Motocross World Championship. I have always like to play the Motocross games; earlier there was Motocross Madness games, which was one of my favorites. It’s been after a long time that I had the honor to play Motocross game again. There was an 8-bit version which was called Excite Bike, which I used to play on the Nintendo 8-bit console.
MXGP3 has some great tracks and some detailed information on there as well. On top of that the game looks great on PS4 Pro. The weather and track, depending on rain and how dry the soil is provided in great details, which makes the game visually great. The motorcycles are looking great and even the outfit and the movement of the outfit with the wind makes it visually beautiful.
MXGP3 has some great modes to play from, including Career as well as different tournament modes. In Career mode we start with a sponsor and as we keep moving up we get more offers from different sponsors. Depending on our development in a specific race and how well we performed it, the skill points for each part goes up. Even rain controls have skill points. The more skill points we have the better control we have on the motorcycle.
The gameplay is great, with the normal controls, and you can also change the automatic transmission to manual, which will help in a lot of cases. Also, it gives clutch control which will not let you speed up your motorcycle. Players can also control the motorcycle in air for more landing control doing the whips and other stuff. There were a lot of times where I, by mistake, jumped out of the track area, but we have a coping skill to use, that was also available in Ride 2, reverse. You can reverse everything up to a certain point in the game, which is very helpful for a newbie in the game itself.
The traction and motorcycle controls changes drastically in game with the changing weather and soil itself. Every different track has some specific differences from one other, and will have you adapt to those changes, which makes the game more fun to play.
Overall MXGP3 is a full package of fun, adaptability and for motocross fans, this is the real deal. I would give this game a 9 out of 10.
Here are a couple of MXGP3 Gameplay Videos:
MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame is available in digital and physical stores for PlayStation 4 and Windows, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, and PC on Steam.