Milestone has gone through a few name changes for this series in recent years. First it was MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame, which were numbered up to MXGP 3. Then last year it became MXGP PRO. Now we’re onto annual naming with MXGP 2019 – The Official Motocross Videogame. It might feel hard to keep up, but the game’s been roughly the same throughout. Though MXGP 2019 is the best iteration yet, it is behind the curve of other racers to Milestone’s own.
I love motocross games. I love the ones that let you perform tricks, the ones that let you race, and the ones that let you do both. Examples of my favorites include Motocross Madness and the MX vs ATV series. What I don’t love, is MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame. The technical racing is the highlight, but is marred by everything else around it to be an uninspired racing game. This is a problem when motocross is an extreme sport, there’s nothing extreme about this – Well, maybe extreme boredom.