Downhill Domination

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports

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'Downhill Domination' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT

Downhill Domination is already a best-seller in the U.S.* and has received critical acclaim: "This game looks fantastic, sounds awesome, has tight controls and blends racing, stunts and Road Rash. Play it." noted market-leading U.S. PlayStation Magazine PSM, scoring it 9 out of 10 and making it their game of the month.

Downhill Domination features 14 riders battling it out on nine epic mountain ranges across 27 courses in a mad race to reach the finish line first. It's up to you to pick the best way down the mountainside because, while there is a clearly defined path to follow, it may not be the quickest. More daring gamers will take one of the huge number of alternative routes or shortcuts littered throughout all the courses.

The terrain ranges from snowy mountains and twisting forest tracks through to urban jungles and lava-strewn rock formations. Interactive elements abound on the tracks, all designed to present further challenges to the riders, including dynamic weather effects, wildlife, vehicles and ramblers.

On the way down, thanks to a fully upgradeable combat system, riders with their wits about them will be able to launch projectiles, throw punches and kicks and even use the bikes themselves to unseat their opponents and stuff up their run.

Downhill Domination boasts a comprehensive trick system, with over 30 different moves that can be chained into combos, and is sponsored by real-world mountain biking equipment manufacturers. Canny players will get stuck into the Career mode in the game, upgrading bike parts, gaining cash-rich sponsorships and new clothing and generally giving themselves an advantage over other players with their superior kit.

"We are delighted to sign Downhill Domination," comments Mike Hayes, Codemasters' Group Marketing Director. "It represents pure, unadulterated fun and in a market where extreme sports titles are hugely popular, it's the only mountain bike game available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system."

Scheduled for release in the spring of 2004 exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Downhill Domination makes other extreme sports games look like a walk in the park. Sign up for pedal power online at www.codemasters.co.uk

Key Feature Summary:

  • Huge sense of speed with dramatic camera views
  • 14 riders with upgradeable combat system
  • 27 interactive tracks over 9 massive mountains
  • 12 bike sponsors and over 20 upgradeable bikes
  • 3 race types: Freeride, Mountain Cross and Technical Downhill

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