OXM UK writes: "The biggest problem with this game is the awful garage-rock soundtrack. It's hard to concentrate on extreme sportmanship when you're listening to drivel like "Gonna fight against the mass appeal. We're gonna kill the seven record deal. Make records that have more than one good song. The dinosaurs will slowly die." And that's before considering that NOFX's song Dinosaurs Will Die rants against corporations while playing over a game filled with officially-licensed kit. Aside from this, MX vs. ATV: Untamed is surprisingly enjoyable.
An unashamed arcade racer, it doesn't have much in the way of depth or realism. But what does that matter when the courses are challenging, the gameplay instantly accessible, and the tricking system just unpredictable enough to make you laugh? Ultimately, MX vs. ATV: Untamed is a quick and simple blast that makes for a fun Xbox Live experience too."