Downhill Domination

Downhill Domination is a racing video game. The game was released for the PlayStation 2.

Downhill Domination
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Developer(s)Incognito Entertainment
Designer(s)Scott Campbell
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
  • NA: July 23, 2003
  • EU: February 13, 2004
  • JP: May 20, 2004
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer


There are three options available at the main menu, single player, multiplayer and an options menu that allows players to modify gameplay elements such as difficulty and view unlocked items achieved during gameplay.

Initially, the player is introduced to six fictional racers displayed at the top of a mountain once single player mode is selected from the main menu of the game. By pressing the select button over an unlocked racer, additional info of the racer will be displayed, and by pressing the select button over a locked character which is represented by a statue, valuable info on how to unlock, the same will be displayed such as a specific career to finish. In addition to two other fictional racers, players can also unlock real-life professional racers like Eric Carter and Tara Llanes when specific tournaments are finished during gameplay.

Combat is also integrated into the game, in which the player can use two buttons to attack other racers, one for a left attack, and the other for the right. These attacks can be upgraded to more powerful attacks by performing tricks, taking out opponents, or collecting power-ups (known in-game as "pickups"). A bike shop with several unlockable items to purchase is available but is only accessible in one player mode. Up to four players can play the game, but when playing with more than two, the available tracks and modes are limited.


Aggregate score
Review scores
Game Informer8.25/10[5]
GamePro     [6]
GameSpy     [9]
OPM (US)     [12]
The Times     [14]

Downhill Domination received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] In Japan, where the game was ported for release on May 20, 2004 under the name Bakusō Mountain Bikers (爆走マウンテンバイカーズ, Bakusō Maunten Baikāzu, lit. "Roaring Mountain Bikers"), Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Downhill Domination for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Edge staff (October 2003). "Downhill Domination". Edge. No. 128. Future plc. p. 102.
  3. ^ EGM staff (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 169. Ziff Davis. p. 121. Archived from the original on April 1, 2004. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "爆走マウンテンバイカーズ [PS2]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Downhill Domination". Game Informer. No. 124. GameStop. August 2003. p. 87. Archived from the original on October 25, 2003. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Dan Elektro (July 22, 2003). "Downhill Domination Review for PS2 on". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Silverman, Ben (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Davis, Ryan (July 21, 2003). "Downhill Domination Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Padilla, Raymond (July 30, 2003). "GameSpy: Downhill Domination". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (July 21, 2003). "Downhill Domination - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (July 22, 2003). "Downhill Domination". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Davison, John (August 2003). "Downhill Domination". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. p. 97. Archived from the original on April 1, 2004. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Porter, Alex (July 23, 2003). "Downhill Domination". Maxim. Biglari Holdings. Archived from the original on August 1, 2003. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  14. ^ McNamara, John (February 21, 2004). "Downhill Domination". The Times. News UK. Retrieved April 10, 2019.(subscription required)

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