Score International: Baja 1000 World Championship Offroad Racing (2008, Game, 360) – 6/10

Score International: Baja 1000 World Championship Offroad Racing (2008)

Race dirt bikes, ATVs, TomCars and all classes of Baja off-road vehicle across the dusty, sandy, muddy, jumpy labyrinthine courses set in the style of the SCORE International Baja 1000.

6/10

Despite the name and official license, this region-free budget game is not aiming for the contemporary Baja: Edge of Control but directly copies PS3 exclusive Motorstorm. Handling and driving experience is typical for a budget game, that is, for some reason, disconnected from the track, unpredictable and unsatisfying. However, the game keeps giving little rewards often and, given it’s price, this is a reasonable time-waster and there is definitely fun to be had. There are some decent touches which show that the developers probably did care a bit about the product (like drivers who react to big crashes, good dust effects, exploding petrol stations, waves crashing against a cliff, balanced achievements, AI that rarely finishes in the same order) while it’s real saving grace is tracks that probably would have been lauded if they’d been in Motorstorm rendered at Motorstorm quality.

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.

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