2XL ATV Offroad Review: A Need for Speed

With so many games around, what makes 2XL ATV Offroad so special?  I mean, yes it is developed by 2XL Games, console developers who have made motocross racing games on the Xbox, but what’s really so special about this title?

Have you ever heard of the title “console quality”?  This type of phrase has been associated with the more than awesome racing game Real Racing, but other than that, no other games have really held that phrase.  Well that’s all about to change with the release of 2XL ATV Offroad for iPhone, the most complete experience you will ever receive on a mobile device.

Likes

Graphics: How can you not like these graphics?  2XL ATV probably features some of the best graphics available on the iPhone, and like 2XL Supercross, the graphics are totally out of this world.  According to the developers, all they did was use a modified Xbox engine of their game to create some of the best graphics on the platform.  The details and player models are only a part of the wonderful graphics in this game, and the environments will have you drooling.

Achievements: Another part of this “console quality” game is achievements.  This game features tons and tons of achievements to unlock from winning your first race to winning your first ATV tournament.  There are all kinds of achievements to unlock, and this definitely adds a lot to the replay value of the game.

Controls: While I felt the touch controls were somewhat off, the accelerometer controls were the ones that worked for me.  I felt the controls were very responsive to my tilt along with precise turns that made great use of the accelerometer.  There are also 8 preset control methods to chose from ranging from left handed controls to touch controls.  The controls are definitely customizable, and with 8 different control methods, you’re bound to find one you like.

Content: 2XL ATV Offroad features a lot of content with over 8 different tournaments to win and an arcade mode for your pleasure.  There are 2 freestyle levels in which you can just go all out on tricks, and the content just doesn’t seem to stop.  The career mode will take an average gamer around 6-7 hours of gameplay along with the arcade and WiFi multiplayer modes to keep you busy.  The achievements will also add some replay value into your game along with a medal system based on how well you executed on the track.  Tons of replay value and tons of content will make this one a winner.

Dislikes

Unforgiving: Beginners will be frustrated at first with almost everything pertaining to the game.  I still have trouble with this also, and there will be times when I can’t see the road or pathway in front of me, causing me to crash and eventually lose the 1st place position.  There are also times when I barely hit a tree, only to fall off of my ATV quite dramatically while sucking my thumb.  Beginners will feel the heat with this title, and the key to liking this game is keep on playing the game.

2XL ATV Offroad is probably one of two titles on the App Store that can be deemed as console quality.  With many achievements and wonderfully rendered graphics, 2XL ATV Offroad definitely receives some high praise from us to you.  It’s an impressive title that will fulfill your expectations and more, and the game is definitely worth the asking price.

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2XL ATV Offroad was developed by 2XL Games, and I played through version 1.0 on my iPhone 3GS.  The price is $7.99.

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About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

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