A major appeal of extreme-sports games is that they're not the same-old, same-old. That's why an off-road racer like MX vs. ATV: Untamed is more exciting than a traditional driving experience.
Untamed is for those who like to drive fast on buckled dirt roads, and to jump motocross bikes and all-terrain vehicles over huge mounds. My favorite part is stringing together ridiculous poses midair, like tossing my feet off an ATV's backside while landing downward from a jump.
The game lets you feel like you're driving two distinctly separate vehicles. The bikes roll like bikes. The ATVs bounce like ATVs. The game designers didn't just program one kind of steering mechanism for every vehicle.
If you're a newbie, you can win MX races when you pick the "easy" setting and settle into the excellent, turn-on-a-dime steering controls. But whether you're a rookie or a pro, you'll get a multifaceted racer offering dozens of tracks and mini-games.