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GF Rating
6.9

328 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

I'm not into this "Assault"

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jan 16, 2009

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Member since Jan 2008

For a game that's subtitled "Urban Assault", there's not much destruction going on in a city; your tracks are mostly inside arenas and on dirt roads lined with jumps and with things to smash into.
Smashing into objects and demolishing cars is the best part of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. There's always some joy in seeing massive destruction - in this case major damage done by monster trucks.
But the game has to involve racing, and monster trucks aren't known for their handling - unless you're the AI in this game. In that case, handling's no problem.
The controls don't feel right to me; making a simple turn is a tedious task, and some tracks have tight paths that's hard to maneuver through. Many times my truck would bounce off the walls, and I lose valuable time straightening out.
Making things worse are the jumps on all tracks. For some reason after launching into a jump, your truck does a forward flip. Half the time I end up on my roof and have to wait for my truck to flip onto its wheels or for the game to reset my position.
Again, the AI doesn't have this problem; every jump they make is a perfect jump.
If all this game was about was smashing things, then I say get it. But the faulty controls and the terrible jumps make this a tough sell.
Unless you're a big time monster truck fan, you can skip Monster Jam: Urban Assault

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