Baja: Edge of Control PS4 HD is the carefully remastered version of the original off-road racer from 2008 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This truly unique game contains more than 1,000 miles of the toughest terrain Mother Nature has to offer, including the steepest mountains, thickest mud and deepest canyons known to man. Only the HD version features much crisper and more detailed visuals running at super smooth framerates in up to 4K screen resolution. With countless vehicles in eight different classes, including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies, Baja: Edge of Control HD features a full array of upgradeable options with authentic parts that affect each vehicle’s performance. Players will put their off-road machines to the test in near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja! Baja: Edge of Control HD contains more than 100 tracks across all landscapes in races that can last up to four hours. The game’s vehicle physics deliver unprecedented life-like handling, and a support management system that allows gamers to monitor and repair realistic vehicle damage as fenders fly, tires are blown, suspension is stressed and engines overheat.
Baja: Edge of Control was a title that released last generation back in 2008. Nine years later, publisher THQ Nordic and developer 2XL Games have decided to remaster this title and dub it “HD” (because, you know, last generation games weren’t HD already). That being said, lets see how this off-road racer fares for the next-generation upgrade.
Baja: Edge of Control HD has you racing in a variety of off-road vehicles across various open locales. The career mode has you tackling numerous tournaments that vary based on vehicle classes. These can range between buggies, 4x4s, trophy trucks, etc. Each vehicle class has tournaments that vary in race types, whether it be standard circuit races, hill climb events, or racing across open-land. You earn credits winning each race to either buy more vehicles or acquire upgrades to better your ride. This is essential to ensuring victory, and not just for speed sake, but rather the amount of damage your vehicle can take (more on this later). You will also net XP which is mainly just for progression to unlock other vehicle classes and tournaments to partake in. It’s a fairly lengthy career that will keep you busy for a bit. Completing the career will unlock a bonus class of vehicles as well.