Baja: Edge of Control HD PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Baja: Edge of Control HD by Blitworks, 2XL Games and THQNordic.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from THQNordic on Keymailer for review/video purposes. Like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Baja: Edge of Control HD is an HD remaster of an off-road racing game from 2008. The game features updated graphics and a wide range of different vehicles, courses and disciplines.
When you start Baja, there are different game modes for you to choose from including Race, Baja Career and Multiplayer. Race mode allows you to choose your own settings for each discipline. You can choose from Circuit, Rally, Open Class, Hill Climb, Baja and Free Ride disciplines.
Baja Career takes you through 8 different vehicle disciplines, each with their own race disciplines to play through. Vehicle disciplines include Baja Bug, 4×4 Class, Open Wheel, Unlimited VW, Mini-Truck, Full-Size Truck and Trophy Truck. Baja Career also allows you to purchase your own vehicles, each of which can be upgraded with various parts.
Each vehicle can be upgraded in one of 7 areas including engine, powertrain, tires, weight and aero, cooling and plumbing, brakes, and suspension. Each part not only enhances your vehicle but also makes each part last longer during gameplay. Your vehicle becomes worn down as a race progresses and taking too much damage will have an adverse effect on your vehicle’s performance which can hinder your ability to win. There are repair points during a race where you can stop to repair parts of your vehicle and this is recommended for longer races or you may wind up losing.
Multiplayer allows you to compete against players from around the world. You can create your own game which can host up to 15 other players or you can choose quick match which will find a game for you. Keep in mind that playing online requires a PS Plus membership.
Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun with Baja: Edge of Control HD. Before playing this release I’d never played the game but the controls feel very smooth and the feel of the vehicles while driving over really bumpy terrain is great. It’s a pretty solid off-road racing game and if you enjoy the genre as much as I do, you’ll likely have quite a bit of fun with the game.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!