PSX Extreme writes: "The off-road racing genre has really come into the limelight in this new generation, as the two MotorStorm titles have proven to be wonderfully entertaining and technically solid, and other competing games like Baja: Edge of Control and Pure have also tossed their hats into the ring. Now, coming out of Left Field (forgive the obvious pun) is SCORE International: Baja 1000, which attempts to stand up to the big boys this holiday season with a fun, accessible racing mechanic. Instead, it flips and wrecks itself long before even the first lap is complete, and there's no reason whatsoever to compare this mediocre mess to the likes of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Unfortunately, Baja 1000 does very little right and a whole lot wrong, but fortunately, we finally get to talk about a game you don't have to buy. There are so many must-have titles on stores shelves in the latter part of 2008, it's almost comforting to know you can ignore a new game that fails on a number of a different levels."