Monster Energy Supercross 3 The Official Videogame PC Preview
Available on PC, PS4 & Xbox One February 4th 2020.
Version Tested: Windows PC
After reviewing Monster Energy Supercross on the Xbox One we were happy to be given the opportunity to give a preview of the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross 3 The Official Videogame. You can check out our previous full review on the Xbox One by clicking HERE.
It’s been nearly 2 years since my original review for Monster Energy Supercross and that was a game that pleasantly surprised me so I was hoping for more of the same this time around.
The main difference for me this time around is playing on the PC, being able to use an Xbox One controller makes the whole experience feel very much the same but just with improved fps and visuals. I tested the preview version at 3440 x 1440 on a 5700xt GPU and 3700x CPU. Sadly I couldn’t seem to access any of the graphical options due to this being a preview build but I was averaging around 75 – 80 fps which did keep everything pretty smooth while also looking pretty good. Obviously when we get our hands on the final build these figures could change and there may well be some more optimisation before the official release.
Visually the game looks great and character models have really improved in the third of the series, podiums look great and tracks have plenty of detail as well! The visuals look really good but don’t seem to affect performance much as it was pretty smooth throughout, the only choppiness I found was when there was quite a few riders onscreen at one time. I can’t say if there is much improvement over Monster Energy Supercross 2 as I never got to try it but the improvements over the first game are pretty clear.
Character models and physics have certainly improved over the first game with riders moving much more realistically in the air and on the ground. i found the handling this time around alot more in control although landing a jump short will still carry the same sort of punishment if you manage to misjudge it, hitting jumps straight is also essential so you don’t end up flying completely off the track although there is a rewind button which comes in pretty handy as there will be a few occasions you might get it wrong.
Monster Energy Supercross 3 also has an improved online experience with dedicated servers which should be faster and more reliable, sadly I wasn’t able to test this and will be something that I will have to come back to once the game is fully released.
So should you be looking to invest in the latest game in the series from what we have seen so far? well it’s hard to say, if like me you missed the second one then I would say yes as there has been enough improvement to warrant the upgrade but without playing the second one first it is hard to say if there is enough improvement to make it worthwhile. There are plenty of tracks, riders and when the full version comes out this selection will open up even more.
Check back after February 4th for our full review.