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Jeremy Mcgrath’s Offroad


Jeremy McGrath is a name that anyone who is a fan of off road racing is more than aware of. He is essentially the poster child for this type of entertainment and for many, this title is probably something that a lot of fans were looking forward to. While I personally am not a huge fan of this sport, I am a fan of fun, arcade-style racing games. At first glance I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this game. However, the more that I played the more and more I began to enjoy this game. As gamers we have to remember that this isn’t a game that we would walk into a store and spend $60 on. This is an arcade title for Xbox Live and the Playstation Network, and for the $10 price tag this game is really good.

For most reviews I tend to express my dislikes about that game and then bring up all the things I thought the developers did a good job at. For Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad the things that bugged me at first are now things that I grew to really like about the game. Since I don’t tend to enjoy first-person racing the first few races took a bit of getting used to. Once I was used to that point of view I tried to change the camera to a third-person view and quickly realized that the developers made the default camera a first-person one for a reason. It is by far the easiest way to drive and became much more natural as the game play got more and more familiar. The upgrade system, at first, seemed very lackluster. Being able to upgrade four aspects of your vehicle in each class that you reach. I soon realized that XP is fairly easy to gain and that this became less and less of an issue the better I got at the game. Those two issues seemed to be big problems at first but now I feel like they were the only two and now parts of the game that really make it flow and work. One of the things that really stands out is how nice this game looks. Even in the beginning when I really didn’t know what I was doing the graphics alone kept me interested enough to keep trying, and I’m really glad I did. The cars are very smooth and the tracks are flat out beautiful.

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad is a relatively easy game to play but not so easy that it bores. This a very fun arcade style racing game that a lot of people, even the ones that aren’t big into this sport, are sure to enjoy. I am more than certain that the major fans of Jeremy McGrath will love this game. He gives great voice work during the races making you aware of what is about to transpire on the track. He also gives helpful tips during the loading screens to help rookies of this genre, such as myself, to better understand the mechanics and physics of the game as well as the actual sport. While Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad isn’t a masterpiece (very few ten dollar games are) it is some of the most fun I have had playing an arcade-style racer in a long time and in my opinion well worth the cost.

7.5/10

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  1. Frank Mueller says
    July 13, 2012, 1:10 AM

    I love this game! It’s a great value at only $10

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