GameFocus writes: "It can be quite a challenge to set subsequent releases of an annual franchise apart from each other. This is especially true with titles rooted in the sports genre. The core of the game rarely has much wiggle room for change and there’s only so many things that a developer can do to improve upon the experience. Take THQ’s MX vs ATV franchise as an example. Motocross is still motocross with each new rendition. With the latest version about to hit retail in less than a month, THQ pulled the curtain back a bit to show us just what they have in store that they hope will make MX vs ATV Alive the best entry to date..."