Monster Truck Championship has just been released in time for the 2020 Holiday Season. The first game in the Monster Truck genre to be advertised as a true simulator, this could fill the gap that Monster Truck fans have been missing. Featuring 25 arenas from Las Vegas to Orlando, players can choose from 16 different Monster Trucks with over 50 customizable elements and can participate in 3 different leagues. For online play you can pit your customized truck against 7 opponents.
The graphics of the game are pretty good, the lights of the arena, the dirt stirred up by the massive tires all give that mud slinging experience, but it does still have a certain level of “cartoon” feel that is absent in most true simulation games. Customization options are nice and add to the overall experience. Career mode is fun, but does get tiring rather quickly as the races are very repetitive, with only varying scenes from the different arenas.
The true test of a simulator is the feel of the game and the level of immersion. Chris and Ethan both play racing simulator games so they can speak to this pretty in depth. When racing a true simulator will make you feel that you are in the car. With racing games such as Raceroom Racing Experience and Project Cars, game developers actually work with racers and car manufacturers to develop a true to life experience. They were left feeling that Monster Truck Championship was lacking in that department. While gameplay with a controller works well, a true driving simulator needs to work with racing wheels and wheel support for Monster Truck Championship is very immature and spotty from manufacturer to manufacturer, good new is from what we have read this is something developers are working on. With that being said Monster Truck Championship is a good racing game “arcade” experience. It lacks a lot of the detail and in game physics that go into a good simulator, but is still very playable and enjoyable by kids and adults in our experience.
Monster Truck Championship is available on Steam for PC as well as PS4, XBOX ONE and Nintendo Switch. For the Monster Truck fan in your family, this would make an amazing Christmas gift. Check out the trailer below to see the game in action.
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