A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Winning not only takes skill but a willingness to get back up and try again until you get it right.
Positive Role Models
When they lose a race, on-screen characters are not shown being unsportsmanlike.
Ease of Play
The game uses the same controls as previous installments and other racing games. It has multiple difficulty settings, and includes an optional tutorial race to teach newcomers how to play. But even on the easiest setting, it can be somewhat unforgiving.
Violence & Scariness
While players do crash, and sometimes violently, there's no blood or gore shown.
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Products & Purchases
Like the races in it, the game is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, and their name and logo appears throughout.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 3 is a dirt bike racing game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PCs. The goal of the game, like all racing titles, is to come in first place in various races, improving your rider's standing in their league. Controls There's no questionable content. Even when a player crashes badly, there's no blood or gore. But there's a lot of advertising for Monster Energy drinks. Players can also make a female rider this time around, as well as male ones.
Is It Any Good?
With tight controls and numerous options, this is yet another dirt bike racing game that will appeal to fans of the sport and racing games alike. Like previous installments, Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Video Game 3 has you doing multi-lap races on dirt tracks full of jumps, bumps, and hairpin turns. It also boasts a ton of options when it comes to how your bike works, how the races are set up, and even your viewpoint. Same for the races, which include multiple single- and multiplayer events like a large career mode, multi-event championships, and one-off races. It also packs in numerous professional riders, 17 real tracks, and multiple real-life race events. And for those who like to play in the dirt, there's a deep course editor where you can design your own tracks and share them with fellow riders.
For the first time in this series, you can chose to play as a woman or a man, and can join a professional team, with many of the perks that entails. This also adds three new online modes as well as dedicated serves for multiplayer matches to make sure they all work well. It's just too bad the races take forever to load, that the music is terrible (though it can be turned off), and that even on the easiest settings, the competition is still unforgiving. But even with these issues, the tight controls, twisty tracks, and numerous options make Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Video Game 3 an engaging racing game for people who like to get down and dirty.
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