ATV Offroad Fury
|ATV Offroad Fury (video game)|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Series||ATV Offroad Fury|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
ATV Offroad Fury is a hit PlayStation 2 racing game, released in February 2001. ATV Offroad Fury and its sequel ATV Offroad Fury 2 were developed by Rainbow Studios, whose work includes the Splashdown series, MX Unleashed, and the PC series Motocross Madness.
Basic gameplay is very simple, with three main sections of gameplay changing through the game.
In the game, the player may choose between 12 different types of all-terrain vehicle and race on 20 different tracks in a variety of types, including Training, Freestyle, Cross Country Endurance, MAXXIS Nationals, Stadium Supercross and Pro Career, as well as various multiplayer modes. Each of the different game types have different objectives the player must accomplish in order to succeed.
For example, in Freestyle, the player must get as many points as possible by performing stunts off ramps, but in Pro Career, the player must win different races to advance in the game and unlock new tracks.
There are three different race modes that can be accessed through the track selection screen. These cannot be selected during Pro Career mode, and not all modes are available during certain Events.
Race in this mode to practice on any of tracks the player has unlocked. Practice races have an unlimited number of laps.
Lap Attack is available for 1-player only. This mode allows the player to improve his lap time by racing against a "ghost" of his own ATV driver. As with Practice mode, Lap Attack mode has an unlimited number of laps.
The game received mainly positive reviews. IGN gave the game 8.7/10, praising the gameplay, but questioned the sound. GameSpot gave a more critical score of 6.6, criticizing the AI, saying that it gets too difficult, and it has a lack of variety.