GamrReview writes: Third time's the charm, fourth is just less of the same.
Every couple years we've seen another addition to the MX vs ATV franchise, with Alive marking the fourth installment, and it really seems like Rainbow Studios hit their stride with Reflex back in 2009. In many ways, Alive seems like a watered down version of the previous game with very little new to offer. When Reflex rebuilt the game, it set the stage for some great new expansion potential for future games. It seems Rainbow has instead done the opposite, and stripped the game down. That being said, the game is still quite a bit of fun, especially if you don't own any of the previous MX vs ATV games.