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) Announced

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT

Downhill Domination is based on the extreme sport of downhill mountain bike racing and puts players in control of a customizable mountain bike to race down vertical mountainsides and urban environments while performing stunts at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Playable in first- and third-person perspectives, players will be able to select from one of 14 riders, including five pro-riders in an intense race to gain corporate sponsorship and a chance at the coveted Downhill Domination Championship.

"Due to its vertical racing style and competitive nature, the sport of downhill mountain bike racing has globally reached participants and spectators throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, and numerous other countries," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "With the upcoming release of Downhill Domination, we are able to deliver the first extreme sport of this nature to PlayStation 2 fans while expanding the racing category to new heights."

In Downhill Domination, there are three unique course styles including Mountain Cross, Technical Downhill and Freeride through 27 expansive and interactive "go anywhere" track designs. During gameplay, players have the freedom to pick the best racing line through unforgiving canyons, forests, city streets and more while avoiding environmental and weather hazards. For points earned, players can upgrade with real-world mountain bike components to enhance performance. In addition to fully customizable bikes, Downhill Domination incorporates more than 30 super tricks and an assortment of "combat" tactics to take down event the most hardened riders. Players can choose from five different multi-player modes, allowing up to four players to race simultaneously. Downhill Domination also features various licensed alternative, punk, hip-hop, techno and classic rock tunes that capture the energy and excitement of each race.


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