Off-roading is one of the best ways to have a race in GTA V. Obstacles such as bumps/jumps/trees/rivers/guardrails/wildlife highlights just how crazy and diverse GTA can be. And this class is arguably the most diverse class in GTA, having both the largest and smallest land-based-vehicles in the game. I tried to think of how to open up this review, and the first thing that came to my mind was Mad Max, and then tell them that the new Mad Max is going to be here like tomorrow and then show them the epic new trailer!
But I actually already did that when I reviewed the sports car class, so I have to think up something else (before I move on, I wanted to remind you all that the new Mad Max has some bad ass ladies up in there who are not your typical “oh save me, I need a man to save me!” so be ready for some female rioting). So instead, I thought I would open up with a movie that is about as close to the reality of Off-Road racing as you will find in GTA: From Dust to Glory. This is a documentary of the Baja 1000, and is filmed in such a way that the drivers/riders are broken up into classes. This race is sanctioned by privateers who break just about every law in an attempt to conquer the 1000 mile race. Check out a clip below from the movie. At 4:30 the drama for “Mouse” boils over as he eats shit, breaks his finger, some ribs, and separates his shoulder and has to gather his bike up and finish the last sixty miles at over 100mph WITH NO HEADLIGHT IN THE PITCH BLACK DARKNESS OF NIGHT WTF. Balls for real. You have got to see this film if you like anything off-road related. The soundtrack is horrible, but it is definitely worth the watch and it is free on Netflix. That is about as close to GTA as I think I can muster, so without further ado, lets have a look at the off-road class.