All in all, Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 3 is a frustratingly tricky game to get to grips with and requires deep perseverance to master its mechanics. That said, it’s also a solid, fast-paced affair that provides a fun, but thrilling joyride.
In short, fans of two-wheeled racing sims will extract plenty of joy, despite some of its technical deficiencies.
Today, we look at Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 3 to see how it holds up when pitted against its competitors.
See you at the start line.
What is Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3?
For those that aren’t aware, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 3 is a motorbike sim for the Xbox One. And as the title suggests, it’s the only officially licensed game of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in its field.
For one, that fact gives it a substantial advantage over the competition.
So, much like EA’s FIFA in many respects, one key strength is in its authenticity. By that, I mean the sheer volume of true-to-life riders. On top of that, players can test their metal in 15 official stadiums. Not to mention the option to play as a handful of fully endorsed supercross teams of the 2019 Championship via career mode.
In truth, the fact that many aspects reflect their real-life counterparts helps to bolster a sense of realism.
How does Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 Handle?
In all racing sims, the overriding question is, how do the vehicles handle? Well, there’s good news. In total, there are two modes set aside for this. Standard and Realistic. Standard nullifies the sense of challenge to some degree. Not least so, as your bike stays more stable during the race.
Thus, balancing out the aspect of inertia.
But Realistic mode, designed for more experienced players, is when the game is at its most enjoyable. So instead of just focusing purely on lines, you’ll need to address balance. Especially true, when taking on treacherous jumps, or harsh corners. So, overall, it’s much more difficult. But that strong sense of challenge produces hugely gratifying results.
Either way, the game demands a steep learning curve. So be prepared to pump in many hours of practice.
All in all, Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 3 is a racing sim that can be unforgiving at times. Despite that, the fast-paced action provides many hours of enjoyment.
So, if you’re a fan of official features, an all-star roster, and high-speed pursuits, two-wheel style, then this one’s the game for you.
All in all, despite its shortcomings, Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 3 makes clever use of speed to induce adrenaline. Perfect for off-road-junkies with a need for speed. That said, it doesn’t do much to set itself apart from its predecessor.
So, this time around, it’s more of the same. A fact that will act as welcome news to many. On that note, fans of the franchise familiar with the formula will go away more than satisfied.