|Release date:||28 March 2008|
The latest instalment in the popular offroad racing series features all-new vehicle types and unique Story Mode.
Developed by Climax Racing, ATV Offroad Fury 4 received critical acclaim when it debuted at E3 2006 and IGN named it Best Racing Game for the PlayStation 2. ATV Offroad Fury 4 is compatible with ATV Offroad Fury Pro on PSP.
Use the new Track Editor feature to create and customise courses. ATV Offroad Fury 4 also offers a new Point-to-Point race mode that kicks the action up a notch as players compete on Baja-style courses.
ATV Offroad Fury 4's all-new Story Mode allows players to live the life of a rookie rider on and off the track. Players will engage in a variety of regional Point-to-Point races as they work their way to the pinnacle of professional racing.
Building on the frenetic action of the gameplay, ATV Offroad Fury 4 features a high-energy soundtrack from today's hottest artists, including Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Saosin, and Billy Talent. The game also boasts original tracks created exclusively by such artists as Alkaline Trio, Senses Fail, All That Remains, From Autumn to Ashes, Moneen, and many more.
- Tear through 70 insane tracks in over 30 offroad vehicles – from ATVs and buggies to motocross bikes and trophy trucks.
- Go extreme with the new Track Editor – heighten ramps and tighten corners, then race against friends in four player split screen via Multitap
- Experience all the thrills and spills of life as a rookie rider in the brand new Story Mode.
Get dirty in ATV Offroad Fury 4
With ATVs, bikes, buggies and trucks, there's plenty of transport in ATV Offroad Fury 4.
With dust clouds pouring out behind you, you hit a ramp and take to the air, praying for firm ground on the other side. There's no shortage of adrenaline in the world of ATV racing.
ATV Offroad Fury 4's title doesn't completely do it justice, because for the first time in the series you can race motorbikes, trucks and dune buggies. Each vehicle demands a different racing approach - bikes lean into corners with ease, but are easy to lose control of when going over jumps, while dune buggies require skilful power sliding around muddy corners.
The game's greatest strength is its scope. To complement the range of vehicles, there's an impressive array of courses, each varied enough to accommodate different racing styles. Supercross and Rallycross courses are outdoor circuits designed for light (ATVs and bikes) and heavy (trucks and buggies) vehicles respectively. Circuits are indoor race tracks and Freestyle arenas feature massive ramps and gaps, allowing you to take flight with your ATV or bike and nail outrageous tricks.
Point to Point races are particularly impressive, allowing any combination of vehicle types to race across some of the world's most exotic locations. The maps are huge and varied, and there are multiple paths, so you'll need a few races on each to work out the fastest route. Helpfully, each path is colour coded - blue paths are wider and more suitable for trucks and buggies, while red paths are narrower and offer a shortcut for ATVs and bikes, but are riskier.
There are 72 tracks in all, and each one feels unique. If you want something truly original, there's an easy to use track editor in which you can build and race your own creations.
In Story mode, you take a male or female rookie from obscurity and turn them into the world's greatest offroad racer. Along the way, you win sponsorship deals that allow you to buy or upgrade vehicles; essential if you want to keep up with the pack later on. Vehicle tuning is comprehensive, offering a great deal of customisation, from upgrading the engine to changing the tyres and fitting new alloy wheels.
As if all this single player content weren't enough, ATV Offroad Fury 4 includes an array of multiplayer modes and features. Up to four players can race in split-screen mode, while as many as eight can tear up the dirt together online. There are online tournaments and support for voice chat through a USB headset. A Community section provides access to message boards, friend lists and leaderboards.
There are hours of good dirty fun to be had with ATV Offroad Fury 4. The different vehicles offer great variety and there are an incredible amount of tracks to race them on. It all adds up to an intense experience and one of the best arcade racers on PlayStation 2.