As a kid, I spent countless hours playing on the floor and my bed playing with Hot Wheels. I constructed tracks from official pieces with whatever I had lying around. HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED captures what our imaginations were as kids, and presents them in exaggerated and expansive ways. Milestone, a developer who’s mostly known for their work on motorcycle and simulation games have made one of the most enjoyable arcade car racers in recent memory. HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED is a game for racers, designers, dreamers, and kids from one to ninety-two.
While the world is on the path of lifting lockdowns and reducing restrictions, motorsports and specifically MotoGP have been operating on a modified schedule. With MotoGP 21 you can play the season as-is you can play that or the full schedule as it was intended to be. With a pandemic impacting development, it’s clear why some modes and features have gone missing, but they are losses all the same. This year’s entry makes its debut on the new generation of consoles, but does so by being stagnant off-the-line.
MotoGP 19 sees many big changes for this year’s entry, and all of them are positive. This is also a year of additions and refinements, building off of what came last year in exponential ways. Milestone has given the game a fresh coat of paint, that’s brighter and more vibrant, making it feel more alive. The simulation of seeing your rider shift side-to-side for narrow turns while simultaneously trying not to let the bike fall to the ground. MotoGP 19 is best the series has been, but has room to grow and improve.
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame is now one of my favorites from Milestone. The Italian developer knows racing, and knows bikes. Their long running MXGP series has improved with each release, which paved the way for this. To be clear, this is a supercross game, and not motocross, where the focus is more about racing, and while you can perform tricks, they are meant to be at a minimum in favor of being first and having the best lap times. That said, this is incredible racer that has incredible amounts of personality and presentation that the MXGP series sorely lacks.
“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Falling in MXGP2 happens quite often in the early goings as you get yourself acquainted with the controls. Once you are able to keep up-right, you’ll see that MXGP2 is a motocross game that is dedicated to the simulation of the sport. While MXGP2: The Official Motocross Videogame is lengthy to say, it is surprisingly fun to play.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., will be launching RIDE, the complete motorcycle racing simulator, in the Americas on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced that RIDE, a complete motorcycle racing simulator, will launch in Spring 2015 on the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC (Steam). RIDE offers an intense and incredibly deep racing experience with more than 100 bikes from the world’s most popular manufacturers, along with a diverse selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling. The public is invited to be the first to play the game at Sony’s “PlayStation Experience” (PSX) in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th (http://www.playstation.com/en-us/campaigns/2014/playstation-experience/).