Simulators often rise and fall on their ability to deliver a somewhat authentic experience. That’s the popular thinking at least, but what if it isn’t exactly true? After all, more simulators than not meet with great success simply by taking a quirky concept and running with it. Or at least making the core gameplay compelling in a tangible way. Such is the excellence that powers MX Simulator, a really authentic, realistic, and overall addictive take on the world of motocross racing. Done with special attention to rider accuracy and handling realism, this title is the perfect game for someone who loves alternative sports titles and is looking for a great, addictive racer to while away their time.
How to Download MX Simulator
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The Game Review
The central attraction here is a game that is basically a love letter to physics. Yes, we’re talking about the science that describes the motion of objects, among other things. With exacting attention to in-game physics and realism, MX Simulator has an organic feel to it that many games in this genre lack. This means that wheelies, endos, whips, swaps, slides, and high-sides, as well as other movements of the bike, feel natural and as if they are the consequence of a chain of actions initiated by the player.
While many times these feel like special tricks or achievements in other games, everything is integrated seamlessly here for a true simulation experience.
Bikes are based on real-world models and offer 8 options in total for the player to select. You can adjust pretty much anything and everything you can possibly imagine. Again, the emphasis here is on realistic simulation and the devs left no stone unturned when it came to fulfilling that vision. The AI is built on similar principles of realism and often interact with the environment in the same way that the player character does. That means no rubber-banding or other artificial programming tricks to keep races relevant or challenging. Computer-controlled riders handle in the exact same way as the player-controlled rider and we think that’s the way it should be.
There are at least 12 events to participate in and rider classes from novice to expert classes. Tracks are based on real-life approximations with Budds Creek and RedBud sticking out as being particularly memorable locations. Best of all is that this engine is equipped to handle multiple competitors at the same time. This means that up to at least 40 riders can participate at once.
Gamers that need a title that is tied to the real world while also giving them plenty of reasons to come back time and again should look no further than MX Simulator. Aside from its solid core gameplay, the title also offers enough compelling action and challenges that even the most seasoned racing driver will be hard-pressed to find something to complain about. By no means an easy game, it is also not overly challenging and it offers enough customization and options that it can accommodate nearly any play style that gamers throw at it.