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Downhill Domination

by Sony
PlayStation2
Teen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) 79 / 100


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  • Choose from 14 different bikes and riders, and select a first- or third-person camera angle
  • Race down vertical mountainsides and urban environments while performing stunts at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour
  • Freeride through 27 expansive tracks that are completely open and completely interactive
  • Pick your own best racing line, through canyons, forests, city streets and more while avoiding environmental and weather hazards
  • Pull of over 30 different tricks and smack down the competition with fighting tactics


Product Details

  • ASIN: B00008W2RG
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,655 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

A downhill mountain bike racing game with adrenaline rushes of speed and fierce competition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic Downhill Racing, Minus the Road Rash July 8, 2004
I am absolutely shocked that this game did not get more press or a dedicated fan base. This game is fast, fun, and the environments are awesome. The week it came out, the people at the store where I preordered it from were sick of me phoning to ask when it was coming in!!!
Choose a character, like Cosmo (from the UK) or Mai (from Japan) and a bike and get riding! You can choose from a variety of careers or just race a single race. Then hope on your bike and start riding!
Characters
Other than their name, basic stats, and country of origin, there isn't a lot to know about the characters. You have the opportunity to unlock additional characters, including real-life downhill pro riders. (Is it just me, or does Lisa Lopes look like Xena on steroids?)
Story
This game doesn't have a story, so much as it has different racing courses for you to unlock. The range of available courses is amazing. It includes:
* Mt. Liddleroch in the Scottish highlands, complete with castles and monks
* Mt. Zorkovaska in Russia, with snow and military bases
* Red Pass in USA, modeled after the beautiful rock features one can find in states like Utah
Although there isn't a ''mission'', the game has an awesome range of careers: Mountain Cross, Freeride, Arcade, Race, Technical, and more!
You can also upgrade your bicycle in the Bike Shop, which provides a wide range of tires, shocks, and frames. The Shop also provides a list of your sponsors (which you acquire the more you achieve in each of the various careers). You can also buy Extras, some of which can greatly enhance your biking stats!
Graphics and Sound
Wow, wow, wow. For a title that listed at $39.99 at its release, the graphics are far better than I imagined.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EA Sports Must Answer the Challenge August 17, 2003
It is virtually impossible to discuss Downhill Domination without making numerous references to the SSX series (from EA Sports Big), so there is no point trying to avoid such references in a review. Plus, it is quite likely that a player of Downhill Domination will have at least moderate familiarity with the SSX series.
Downhill Domination is the latest entry into the extreme sports genre popularized by SSX. SSX and its sequel SSX tricky focus on snowboarding, featuring over-the-top stunts and extremely personable characters, along with combat and numerous gameplay modes/challenges. Downhill Demolition is the same, except that it focuses on mountain bike racing.
Like the SSX series, Downhill Domination features several "initial" characters, plus others which must be unlocked. In the SSX series, more characters become available based upon total number of wins (with all unlocked characters); in Downhill Domination, however, bonus characters are unlocked by defeating various gameplay modes/challenges. Further, Downhill Domination includes several mountain biking celebrities as bonus characters.
In terms of characters, however, the SSX series (and SSX Tricky in particular) does a far better job of giving each character a personality. To some extent, the characters in Downhill Domination are essentially "the same." This is in part due to only-mediocre voice-acting, and in even greater part to the rather scant "phrasebook" allotted per character; this last point is particularly noticeable in longer events (such as Technical Downhill races) as the player's chosen character keeps saying the same catchphrase over and over and over and over and over and...
Like the SSX series, Downhill Domination has a great array of courses available.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good July 25, 2003
By TwistaG
Downhill mountain biking is relentlessly fast, extremely dangerous, and not for the faint of heart. Same goes for Downhill Domination, which delivers more frantic speed thrills than most extreme games. It's neither inaccurate nor an insult to call Downhill Domination "SSX on dirt." Not only do players choose one of 14 characters and careen down 27 enormous international mountains while busting tricks, smacking opponents, and collecting power-ups, but the controls are nearly identical, too. All stunts are performed with the shoulder buttons plus Triangle as a modifier (and it's not always comfortable). As you earn cash, you'll upgrade your bike and unlock goodies. Downhill Domination features an incredible sensation of speed and a canted camera that will make you leave your stomach at the top of the mountain. Narrow trails, treacherous terrain, and the fast gameplay really ratchet up the tension-it's hard to keep up, and you almost forget to do tricks in the mad scramble to stay upright. Avoiding polar bears, mountain goats, hikers, vehicles, and maybe even a sasquatch or two is all part of the frantic fun. Less enjoyable is the amazingly blatant product placement-bike brands like Trek and Specialized make sense, but while you pedal, billboards for online auction sites and energy bars peddle under the guise of earnable sponsorships. Gamers will tire of it quickly, along with the repetitive voice quips and lackluster music-whee, rap about bicycles! Action-sports junkies should at least rent Downhill Domination to experience its admirably difficulty and teeth-rattling sense of chaos. It's not for the weak.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game/Price/Quality
Always have loved this game. Such a hidden gem. The package arrived quickly, included the game (in good condition), the original case, and the instructions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by James Dator-Frigon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just as good as ssx tricky old favorite.
Published 1 month ago by Zeathan Blakemore
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought for husband. He plays it so I assume he likes it..:)
Published 4 months ago by Johanna Rasmussen
1.0 out of 5 stars didnt work
didnt work.. that sucksssss
Published 5 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game
I like this game because it's all about downhill and it's a pretty awesome game if your a off road racing player of bikes, this game is only on ps2 but it's a cool game with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Atncool
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Game brings back great memories! Love it!
Published 5 months ago by Amanda Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
All Excellent...
Published 8 months ago by Francisco Jose Acosta Ascanio
5.0 out of 5 stars Downhill domination
Great game! so much fun and replay-ability. If your looking at this review and are thinking rather or not to buy this game i definitely would.
Published 9 months ago by Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars Well how about that.
This game was a little gem back in the day. It is a lot like playing Burnout or Road Rash on Mountain Bikes. Unlockables and upgradeables are throughout the game. Read more
Published 10 months ago by P. Solstice
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
Can't stop playing it. I will admit its not the best, most well designed game in the world, but for us mountain bikers, its great fun.
Published 11 months ago by Michael dunlap
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