Monster Jam Path of Destruction :: Wii Game Review
Monster trucks fans will be able to get behind this accurate game, but is authenticity enough to make it a true monster? Read on and find out!
The Monster Jam series aims to bring the monster truck rally experience to the home console. Monster Jam Path of Destruction comes out miles ahead of the previous games in the series and is the best offering for monster truck fans so far.
Be Here and There
Monster Jam Path of Destruction is an officially backed game, which means that the trucks and stadiums you see in game can also be witnessed in real life at Monster Jam events. There are 8 real stadiums, including Qualcomm, Florida Citrus Bowl, and Lucas Oil Stadium; and about 30 official trucks, including Maximum Destruction, Blue Thunder, Grinder, and Grave Digger.
Grave Digger is the star of the show this time around. If you buy the bundle pack with a steering wheel and sticker, it will be a Grave Digger steering wheel. The steering wheel is actually pretty cool and nice to use for most racing games. Each truck also has their own unique introduction, including cool pyrotechnics, and some of the real drivers, like Tom Meents and Dennis Andersen, even provided voice overs for the game.
Racing and Destroying
There are a lot of different events in the game, including circuit racing, freestyle, gate rush, and stunt challenge. Freestyle won't get very fun until you unlock more tricks for Stunt Challenge, but they are pretty satisfying to pull off. Controls are pretty cool, it takes a little bit to get used to it but it works.
You can also make your own custom trucks to take on the pros. As you advance through the career mode, you will earn upgrades for durability, handling and power. Upgrades are automatically applied all the trucks in the game, which nice or boring depending on how you look at it. Overall, Monster Jam Path of Destruction is a tight game. There is local multiplayer played with split screen, but no online modes. Definitely a great game for monster truck fans.
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone