The world famous TT Isle of man is lovingly recreated by Maximum Games in this homage to the legendary race. Every detail of the 61km of road is presented in stunning glory for you to get up close with… and trust me you will get up close to it.
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the edge is a visually stunning game and has an extremely simple control method but playing the game is something different. The game is easy to play and hard to win. But that makes it great.
After 10 hours of gameplay, the best result I had achieved was 3rd out of 7. Yet I couldn’t stop playing it. The slightest little touch will send you flying off your bike and I am fine with that. Let’s be honest if your hurtling down the road and 320km/h and your back wheel clips the curb you are going to temporarily defeat gravity and soar through the air!
Straight from the beginning, the game sets the tone with a poetic and inspiring cinematic (see below) that leaves you chomping at the bit to get going. Once into the menu, there are plenty of options too. Online multiplayer with up to 8 people, Offline hot seat multiplayer, time trial, quick race and of course career mode.
The career mode is where the game really shines, Regular “emails from your PA” provide you with invites for events to fill your calendar, Customise your bike in the garage and check the break down of your finances. Oh yeah, it is not enough to just win prize money and buy a new bike you have maintenance and repairs to pay for each month too.
Also as you progress through races you will start to increase your fame and number of fans. the higher your fame the more events you get invited to join. I found that the fame progression was a really good way of actually feeling like you have achieved something in the game rather than just following a calendar of events.
As I mentioned the difficulty of the game didn’t put me off playing, in fact, it spurred me on to get better. The biggest flaw with TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge is that it has no soundtrack. I don’t mean it is lacking a star-studded soundtrack I mean it has no music at all. When racing the only thing you will hear is your engine and the whistling of wind has you it 300km/h.
This was easily rectified by firing up Spotify on the PS4 and providing my own soundtrack but it was a glaring omission from the game that should never have happened.
Overall TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge is a fantastic game with amazing graphics. Takes great skill to master but will keep you plugging away to progress. When you do finally break through that barrier to the next set of events or buy a new bike the sense of achievement is immense…Just remember to turn on Spotify.
Overall Score 7/10
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