Review by starman98

"I truly below average game that left a dirty taste in my mouth."

BMX XXX is one of the most talked about games of the year. It is the first video game of its type to feature topless women, extreme swearing, and other suggest implications. While dirty humor was funny in a game like Conker's Bad Fur Day they seem out of place and forced in an average BMX game. BMX XX plays just like Dave Mirra Bro BMX 2 which was an average game at best. With games like Tony Hawk 4, Agressive INline, and Matt Hoffman release this year the extreme sports bar has been raised and unfortunately this engine has not evolved.

Graphics- 4/10 For an Xbox game BMX XXX leaves a lot to be desired. This game looks like a Dreamcast game. There is popup in the levels, low resolution textures, poorly animated characters, clipping, and average detail and no use of the Xbox power like bump mapping. The framerate is decent at least. The stripper videos are average at best these videos look a little grainy as well. In other words, BMX looks just like Tony Hawk 2 on Dreamcast. But this is the Xbox players are expecting much more after playing Tony Hawk 4 and Aggressive Inline.

Sound- 5/10 The sound effects in BMX XXX are terrible. There is hardly any SFX to begin with and whats here is very low and average. The soundtrack ranks from pretty good (Audiovent, Trust Company) to overplayed and annoying (Saliva, Greenday). At least there is the option to put in your own music. Voice acting is also very average. Also every time I talk to a person in the level...why does it always go to the next track? Big flaw.

Control- 5/10 BMX XXX uses the Dave Mirra engine. Since then Tony Hawk 4, Aggressive INline have been released with much better control and better level design. The levels in XXX are very average with lame potty jokes, hookers, or swearing to try to make things cool. The control of the bike is not near as good as those game or even Matt Hoffman.

Extras 2/10- The main promotion for this game is the XXX in the title. What a disappointment. The stripper video are Very short (like 15 seconds each) and most just feature a women dancing with a bikini and bra. Oh wow. A few and I mean very few have them topless. I got nothing out of these videos they feel out of place and forced and to be honest stupid. What does this have to do with BMXing other then to sell copies to young men on puberty? Also, most objective in the game are anything but MATURE. Poop/pee jokes, fart jokes, yea really mature stuff here.

IN the end BMX XXX is below average. Rent the game if you are curious but don't waste $50 on this cheese ball game. Get Tony Hawk 4, Matt Hoffman, or Aggressive Inline and a Playboy. Trust me the end results will be much better. SO don't say I didn't warn you.


Reviewer's Score: 4/10 | Originally Posted: 11/24/02, Updated 11/24/02


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