Video: 'Lonely Mountains - Downhill' Video Game Released Today

Oct 22, 2019
by Tyrone Walcott  
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Press Release: Thunderful Games

Hello riders! I'm Tyrone from Thunderful Games and I would love to introduce our new game Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Developed by Megagon Industries, a three-person studio from Berlin. We can’t wait to welcome all of you to our mountainous creation, which will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam 23rd October!

Most of all, we’re looking forward to seeing your videos and hearing your stories about making (or not making) your way down the mountainside!

In Lonely Mountains: Downhill, it’s you and your bike against the mountain. Every mountain features several trails, and each trail has a variety of challenges for you to accomplish. In other words – you have some work cut out for you! Visit new mountains, explore new terrain and unlock new bikes with different features.


Each bike has its own advantages, so try each one to see which one best fits the trail and your playstyle! Some bikes are great for going off-road while others focus on large jumps, high drops or absolute speed. A shortcut that’s great for one bike might not be the best for another one! Not all paths down the mountain are obvious, so always keep an eye out (you might even find some beautiful resting spots along the way).

Finding the best route down the mountain is key on your way ​to the top of the leaderboards.

You can certainly say that Lonely Mountains: Downhill can be a demanding experience. Successfully getting down the mountain is just the first step – and worth a Trophy in itself! But it gets even more fun when you start challenging yourself to do it without crashing once. Or, to learn all the right paths down the mountain in order to set the fastest time possible! Make sure you hit each of the checkpoints before going totally off-road in the Free Ride mode!

If that all still sounds too easy for you, well, no need to worry! We’ve decided to increase the challenge even a bit more by adding a Night Mode!


To master this mode you need to learn every nook and cranny of the trails, or the smallest pebble might become your downfall. Thankfully your bike comes with headlights. Prepare to capture all your greatest victories…or most spectacular crashes and let us know about it!

If you want to celebrate the release with us feel free to join our ​Discord​ or follow the release on Twitter, ​Facebook, or ​Instagram​.

Have a good ride and see you on the mountains!


51 Comments

  • 63 0
 Now this is the real e-mtb scene
  • 23 0
 UCI World champs for this coming next year
  • 4 0
 @kookseverywhere: honestly it would be harder to e-dope in this compared to zwift races lol
  • 3 0
 @monkeybizz: e doping on swift already happened. The first winner of the British champs currently serving a ban.
  • 2 0
 @Riggbeck: no really? I didn't see it all over pinkbike when it actually happened!
  • 1 0
 @monkeybizz: it was on the sister site of PB.

cyclingtips.com/2019/10/how-the-first-british-e-racing-champion-had-his-title-stripped

Tragic really. Should have banned him for longer in my mind as well. Cheating arse.
  • 1 0
 @Riggbeck: agreed on that one...
  • 1 0
 @monkeybizz: Pinkbike news feed is an odd one for me, what I see depends on if I view on laptop or mobile and what country I'm in. E doping is on this site as well.
  • 21 0
 In other news, the graphics were sponsored by Polygon.
  • 18 0
 How come the fail motion engine is bang on but the actual riding looks like micro machines
  • 1 0
 Micro machines. That really brought me back. Like...whoa.
  • 16 0
 Nothing will come close to Downhill Domination
  • 5 0
 Yeah boi! That feeling when you throw a bottle to fellow racer a few meters before winning is priceless..
And the start gate,oh boy,everybody just throw a random punch & kicks,its madness..
  • 6 0
 Appreciate all the comments guys 'n' gals! I'll be sure to keep you all up-to-date on all things Downhill...get crashing!
  • 3 1
 No demo facility on PS4?
I know it's only £15 but without a demo how do I know the gameplay is worth it?
  • 4 0
 Stoked to have another MTB game as there are almost NONE out there on the market. Does look like a mobile game but I'll give it a try before I rate it tbh!
  • 4 2
 It's terrible compared to Descenders. Descenders now has multiplayer freeroam on a 16km sq map. By far the best biking game ever made and if you have a good system it looks tremendous
  • 4 0
 The problem with Descenders, like many 3rd person mountain bike games, is that it tries way too hard to give the perception of speed. It's basically a rally racing game with a bike avatar. If we look at something like Monster Energy Supercross 2, the games doesn't try so hard to make you feel like your going a million miles an hour, it focuses more on skill and challenging terrain. All someone would need to do for a quality DH MTB game is take that game engine and physics, apply to a hill, and tighten up the track. The game shouldn't be about speed, it should be about clearing technical sections and finding lines.
  • 4 0
 variety is the spice of life
  • 9 0
 @PHeller: Agreed, Reflex is still the best moto game on the planet!
  • 1 0
 @PHeller: It's had first person since the game was released last year. Descenders isn't an ultra realistic downhill racing simulator, it's an arcady bike game for everyone. I agree with you about the speed but only in some of the environments that you can ride in. I find that the Highlands, Peaks, Canyon, Desert, Favella environments are all about speed and big jumps but the Forest, Jungle, Glacier, are a lot more technical. There is then the Volcano environment which is hard, and is all about finding a line to the bottom. Mods have just been released and the levels people have created are insane already, I assume you will find some technical downhill style maps being made in the next few weeks.

I've never played Monster Supercross 2, I'll give it a go on your suggestion. I've been wanting a good MX game, I didn't think one had been released in the last ten years
  • 1 0
 Couldn't disagree more. Have had both for years (early access) and always thought Lonely Mountains was way better.
  • 1 0
 @penskyc: agree with you, descenders is just fast on flat tracks. lonely mountains is way more fun
  • 1 0
 MX vs ATV was terribly arcade like. Not my style.
  • 1 0
 @PHeller: Aye, I have a few of the MX vs ATV games, they are so bad haha still worth the £2 I paid in a steam sale. I don't think I've ever played a racing game on the hardest difficulty whilst drunk and still been more than 30% faster than the AI per lap, I finished the full career mode on the hardest difficulty after a night out whilst my eyeballs were still shaking.
  • 1 0
 Sorry, Paperboy is still the best ever.
  • 1 0
 MX Simulator. That is all.
  • 4 0
 Looks like it would be great on mobile if that were made an option in the future
  • 4 0
 26 lives on...in video games!
  • 3 6
 and at Redbull Rampage, slopestyle, basically anywhere bike handling precision is needed.
  • 5 0
 Yeah, who needs precision on a DH track, pffff
  • 4 0
 Love the sender into the night at the end of the vid. Pure gold
  • 3 0
 Looks ace fun! The music sounds like Millencolin too - thumbs up!
  • 5 1
 Go Ride Your Bike
  • 5 0
 Ok boomer
  • 3 0
 I had to watch the send into the pond about 5 times.
  • 1 0
 Is it too much to ask for a WC DH version of this???

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8AnOwdylPM
  • 2 0
 Suspension needs a tune, that front end is pushing hard!
  • 2 0
 Will there be Strava segments available!!?
  • 2 0
 Awesome. Shred!2 for the win. That game is amazing.
  • 1 0
 Welp, this seems to be by-far the best attempt at translating mtb'ing to videogame format.
  • 1 0
 Realy cool Game. I think IT Looks realy fun
  • 1 0
 Downhill Domination and MTB Adrenaline still canot be beaten by any game.
  • 2 0
 Haha MTB adrenalin was cool, but the 2000ft drops to flat on domination was just too much.
  • 1 0
 @radrider: don’t forget about fist throwing,leg swinging,stick wiggling & bottle throwing downhillers sending 360 superman down that drop though..
  • 1 0
 Descenders for the win!!!
  • 1 0
 i liked the vintage look, nice.
  • 1 0
 Haha, I'm in just for the ET cut scene crash.
  • 1 0
 Looks super fun!
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