Trials

Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials of the Blood Dragon is a great idea on paper but when it messes with the design that makes Trials so fun to play, the whole experience nearly collapses under the weight of its ambition.

Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion isn't a bad game at its core, but its design doesn't take advantage of the best parts of the series well enough, and the technical issues surrounding it all are a bummer. Hopefully a series of fixes are on the way, because this series is still enjoyable deep down. A line from the game's purposely absurd intro song booms, "Lightyears ahead of Evolution!"

Trials Fusion

Trials Evolution Gold

There's no denying that some issues do drag down the game, but they definitely don't squelch the murderous joy that is hurling your motorized bike over more and more outrageous blockades. Of course, the multiplayer courses and track editor are here, too. RedLynx has crafted a devilishly addictive racing-platformer hybrid that pushes their game design know-how to new limits. If you don't have an Xbox and have been waiting for the chance to play one of the toughest releases of last year, Trials Evolution Gold is a fine way to explore that content and then some. The original release is the more stable, reliable choice, but PC players have a mostly fine edition that should satisfy, with a little tweaking.

Trials Evolution Gold