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Trials Rising doubles down on hilarious pratfalls

Failing half the fun

Patrick Gill (he/him) has been making serious and unserious videos for Polygon since 2016. He also co-hosts & produces Polygon’s weekly livestreams on Twitch.

Ubisoft’s Trials games have always combined challenging physics-based motorcross challenges. As you navigate the tricky courses, you’ll fail a lot. Luckily, Trials makes failure funny.

Your unlucky rider gets smashed, burned, and ragdolled around in spectacular fashion. Trials Rising leans in to the slapstick violence further, filling courses with bespoke pitfalls and traps designed to catch you off-guard. Even if you make it across the finish line, you may still meet an untimely demise.

Trials Rising also adds a very silly-looking tandem mode where two riders share a bike. Two bikers means twice as many chances to get violently, completely ruined by the game’s pitfalls and booby traps.

Check out the video above for a compilation of our most entertaining failures.

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