Read our Trials Rising review below. The game is available on Xbox One, PS4, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch.
When it comes to sports knowledge, we'd be the first to admit that motorcycling racing and scrambler bikes would not be our strongest point. However, that didn't stop us getting engrossed in Ubisoft's hidden gem, 'Trials Rising.'
For those of you unfamiliar with the Trials series, it's a perfect blend of arcade and realism in a series of motorcycle trials that see you try to traverse ridiculous obstacles in the shortest time possible. It's a perfect throwback to the mad games that we'd randomly find ourselves playing as youngsters. Remember when you were a skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross expert by the age of eight? Think of those glory days but with some stunning graphics and all the boons that the latest gaming platforms bring with them.
Indeed Trials started its life out as a simple java browser game 19 years ago. With its latest edition it takes you around the world as you flip, dodge and speed your way around some of well known landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China.
Will this go down as one of the games that changed the whole gaming industry? No. But is it a whole pile of fun? Yes.
Sometimes it's good to get a break from the manic dread of a battle royale game or the massive commitment that comes with some of the popular openworld games on the market at present. 'Trials Rising' will have you laughing from the first minute as you hopelessly flip yourself onto a pile of explosive oil barrels or speed headfirst into the side of train carriage.
You start in your own backyard before slowly progressing to some amazing stadiums and track set-ups. There are plenty of other features within the game as well, including the ability to build your own track and the 'Tandem Bike' mode, which sees you and a friend try to control one bike with two riders. Good luck with that one!
It's wild, it's outlandish and it's a whole lot of fun.