Freekstyle

Freekstyle is a 2002 motocross racing video game for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. There are four levels of gameplay: the circuit, a quick race, freestyle, and free run.

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Developer(s)EA Redwood Shores and Page 44 Studios[a]
Full Fat (GBA)
Publisher(s)PlayStation 2, GameCube
EA Sports BIG
Game Boy Advance
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: June 17, 2002
  • EU: August 9, 2002
  • JP: October 3, 2002
GameCube
  • NA: September 5, 2002
  • EU: September 20, 2002
Game Boy Advance
  • NA: August 30, 2003
  • EU: October 17, 2003
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

ReceptionEdit

The PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions received "generally favorable reviews", while the Game Boy Advance version received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[28][29][30] In Japan, where the PS2 version was ported for release under the name Freekstyle Motocross (フリークスタイル モトクロス, Furīkusutairu Motokurosu) and published by Electronic Arts on October 3, 2002, Famitsu gave it a score of 27 out of 40.[6]

Entertainment Weekly gave the PS2 version an A− and said: "With a great two-player head-to-head mode and 100 over-the-top stunts to perform, this makes regular motocross games look downright dull by comparison".[27] FHM gave it four stars out of five and said it had "splendid gameplay topped by highly-involving action and some nice comedy touches".[31] The Cincinnati Enquirer gave the PS2 and GameCube versions four stars out of five: "This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling".[26] Maxim likewise gave the PS2 version four stars out of five almost a month before its release date: "Extreme games keep getting extremer, but it would be tough to top this hellish twist on motocross racing".[32]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ported to GameCube by Hypnos Entertainment.

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Edge staff (August 2002). "Freekstyle (PS2)". Edge. No. 113. Future plc.
  4. ^ EGM staff (August 2002). "Freekstyle (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 157. Ziff Davis. p. 124.
  5. ^ Bramwell, Tom (August 23, 2002). "FreekStyle (PlayStation 2)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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  7. ^ Helgeson, Matt (August 2003). "Freekstyle (GBA)". Game Informer. No. 124. GameStop. p. 104. Archived from the original on September 19, 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Helgeson, Matt (September 2002). "Freekstyle (GC)". Game Informer. No. 113. GameStop. p. 85. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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  10. ^ Pong Sifu (September 10, 2002). "FreekStyle Review for GameCube on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Dan Elektro (June 18, 2002). "FreekStyle Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
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  14. ^ Kasavin, Greg (September 10, 2002). "Freekstyle Review (GC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  15. ^ Satterfield, Shane (June 20, 2002). "Freekstyle Review (PS2)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Villoria, Gerald (September 30, 2002). "GameSpy: Freestyle (GCN) [Incomplete]". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 26, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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  19. ^ Surette, Tim (October 1, 2002). "Freekstyle - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 1, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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  21. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (September 10, 2002). "Freekstyle (GCN)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  22. ^ Carle, Chris (June 17, 2002). "Freekstyle (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  23. ^ "Freekstyle (GBA)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 171. Nintendo of America. September 2003. p. 138.
  24. ^ "Freekstyle (GC)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 159. Nintendo of America. August 2002. p. 161.
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  27. ^ a b Keighley, Geoff (July 26, 2002). "Freekstyle (PS2)". Entertainment Weekly. No. 664. Time Inc. p. 71. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Freekstyle for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  29. ^ a b "Freekstyle for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Freekstyle for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  31. ^ "Freekstyle (PS2)". FHM. Bauer Media Group. August 25–31, 2002. Archived from the original on October 15, 2002. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  32. ^ Boyce, Ryan (May 25, 2002). "Freekstyle (PS2)". Maxim. Biglari Holdings. Archived from the original on June 9, 2002. Retrieved July 13, 2018.

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