Parents' Guide to

Trials Fusion

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

A simple game, like the ones I played as a child.

This game is rather simple. You drive a motorcycle across various routes in a side-scroller fashion. This can make motorcycling seem safer than it really is, hence the 7 and up mark. When the player falls off a cliff or lands badly, he falls humorously. As long as your child understands these concepts, it would even be suitable for toddlers. I deducted one star because on some courses, only one bike can be used to complete the course.
age 10+

Platforming & racing combined!!

This is a really addictive and entertaining game! It has great level designs, awesome gameplay, and some nice humor! The replay value here is to try to beat your original best score, even though it may take a while to try to beat it cause the levels get harder and more challenging as the game moves on. But that is a good thing, cause it makes the game more playable and fun! It may get frustrating to try to race through those really hard stages, but it's worth trying to figure them out! Overall, it is a fun experience, mixing both platforming and racing!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Trials Fusion isn't quite a complete game at launch, since it's missing some key bits slated for later introduction (including online tournaments). But what's here is still pretty impressive. The campaign takes hours to work through and will help players hone their riding skills. Local four-player multiplayer events, meanwhile, make for a fun and addictive social gaming experience. Plus, the game looks absolutely gorgeous on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, making full use of these advanced consoles' processing power.

But the real appeal for many will be the empowering track editor, which allows players to create tracks every bit as complex, challenging, and enjoyable as those created by the game's originators. Even if you don't want to take the time to build your own courses, you can still download and enjoy an almost limited supply of user-generated tracks created by the game's community. Nearly a million tracks were crafted by users for Trials Evolution, and it's safe to say a similar number of player-made will eventually be designed for this iteration. That means avid fans will never run out of fresh tracks to challenge their virtual motorbike driving skills.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox 360 , Xbox One
  • Subjects: Science : momentum, motion, physics, Hobbies : building, sports
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, making new creations, Communication : friendship building, listening, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid (If you buy the game in a store rather than download it online it costs $39.99 and comes with a season's pass providing access to six planned expansions.)
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: April 15, 2014
  • Genre: Racing
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Language, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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