If there's one thing a motorbike game absolutely has to provide in order for it to pass the PC ZONE MOT, it's an occasional pile-up. Yes, we like our bikes to sound a little more menacing than a mildly-irked bee, and we like having dozens of two-wheeled bikes, pro riders and freestyle events to ride in.
MTX: Mototrax is a one-stop shop for all things motorbike-related, offering moto and supercross racing and a rather more hit-and-miss freestyle mode that tries to ape the stunt-based antics of Tony Hawk's.
However, the game omits that all important "blood and bone" factor, and unless you can be thrown off your bike and see your digital self bundled up against a wall in a twisted mess of ligaments and leather, then we'd rather stick to perennial office favourite Motocross Madness.
It's not all bad though. What the graphics lack in detail and effects, they certainly make up for with speed, having courses that hare past in a blur of mud, sweat and tears. We're also quite smitten with the multiplayer modes and track builder, which probably double the amount of time you'll spend with the game. This is a decent package that's worthy of more than a weekend run-through. Just a touch more realism and we might have recommended it.