It feels weird reviewing a game that’s already been released to almost universal acclaim on the Xbox Live Arcade store — but this is a PC-gaming site, and so there’s a chance you guys may never have heard of this madness. That is simply unacceptable.
Made by the devious Red Lynx team (now a Ubisoft studio), the last time PC gamers sampled their work was with Trials 2: Second Edition in 2008 (which has been remastered and included in this release). In fact, let’s put the kickstand down for a moment: head off and install it on Steam if you own it. Go on, it’s only 135Mb. Fun game, isn’t it! Yes, it’s a shame it looks like arse (even by the standards of the time).
Trials Evolution: Gold on the other hand, weighs in at 3.17 GB on Steam (or Uplay) — that’s quite the difference in storage space and while of course the nature of modern graphics explains the huge increase, I like to think that there’s more than a little magic mixed in.