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Mini Review: Monster Truck Championship (PS5) – An Enjoyable Simulator

Kind of a big wheel.

We’ve not seen many racers based around monster trucks. THQ Nordic recently released a new Monster Jam entry, but that’s more arcade racing than realistic simulator. Launched on PlayStation 4 last October, Nacon’s Monster Truck Championship offered us that alternative, and now it’s back with a next-gen edition. Despite minimal upgrades, there’s an enjoyable time within.

Career mode is where you’ll spend most of your time, offering three leagues with multiple events, and you’ve got five event types. Race is your standard 8 player event, challenging AI racers. Time Trials bring your standard fastest lap around a circuit, with 25 to choose from. Drag Races are quick 1v1 races; Freestyle focuses on performing tricks like donuts and bicycling for points; Destruction involves tearing up obstacles around an arena. Completing these earns sponsorships and technicians, who improve performance and earnings.

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