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Urban Trial Freestyle, which, as its name suggests, is all about trial racing across dynamic landscapes at breakneck speeds, is finally completing the curcuit, launching today on PC through Steam.
Urban Trial Freestyle began life on the PlayStation family of consoles with a version of the game for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (Bundled and on sale this week via PSN, in case you're interested). From there it went on to join the 3DS digital library, offering a great racing alternative for a console that, let's face it, isn't exactly overflowing with options within the genre.
If you caught our review on the 3DS version of the game, you'll see that I was quite pleased wit the bite-sized trick-a-thon, offering a completely different set of tracks compared to the PlayStation games and even throwing in a level editor to boot.
Urban Trial Freestyle is all about going big and going fast. Players can customize their bike and rider before taking on courses set in massive cities, sprawling forests and work-in-progress construction sites. The object of the game is to tackle each level (available in modes geared towards racing the clock or pulling off the best stunts) in order to earn cash, which is then spent on getting bigger, badder and better bike parts. You're in charge of the gas, the brakes and controlling the nose of your bike, carefully guiding the ultra-fast two-wheeled vehicle over obstacles, through the air, down drops and, well, you get the picture. The layouts are nice, the challenge is perfect and the game is just a heck of a lot of fun to play.
Now PC gamers can get in on the fun, too, as Urban Trial Freestyle finally arrives on PC through the Steam marketplace. Going for $14.99 (Or $11.99 if you buy it soon), this latest version of the game boasts Steam Achievements, leaderboards, Steam Cloud and Steam Trading Cards. It also offers controller support, in case you were curious. Also, asynchronous multiplayer means you can challenge your friends with your best ghost times, competing in a head-to-head competition without needing to be logged into the game at the same time.
Coming from Tate Multimedia, the PC version of Urban Trial boasts the same three play modes as previous iterations, including Time Attack, Challenge and Stunt Mode. There are 47 levels all told, spread across five environments.
If you're looking for a fun and challenging racing game that rewards skill and practice, then Urban Trial Freestyle is definately worth a look-see.