A few months ago, THQ released Baja: Edge of Control, an ambitious off-road racing simulation game featuring realistic physics and an array of infinitely tunable desert vehicles. Not to be left out, Activision has answered with an off-road racer of its own -- Score International Baja 1000. Both games are based on the famous series of endurance races held annually on the Baja Peninsula, but that's about where the similarity ends.
Published under the Activision Value label and developed by Left Field Productions, Baja 1000 is a completely different experience than THQ's entry in nearly every way. Yes there are trophy trucks, buggies and Class 1 vehicles to be driven, and the location is the same in principle, but almost nothing else about Baja 1000 is grounded in reality.