Players choose from a dozen All-Terrain Vehicles and three motorbikes, all from real-world names like Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki. Once the vehicle selection is made a trip to the garage is in order, where ATV's and bikes can be tweaked and customized to better match specific driving styles. Then it's time to crank up the alternative rock soundtrack, grab a few friends, and hit the off-road course for stunts and speed. Up to four players can compete at once on a split-screen with the help of a PS2 multi-tap.
All vehicles and environments in ATV Offroad Fury are rendered in full 3D. Vehicles need not stay "on track" at all times and players can steer their bikes and ATV's anywhere on the course. To scale, environments can be over two square miles and the game provides 20 different area for racing. A track editor is also included to allow players to design their own courses. The game features six different types of competition, including Enduro races and freestyle stunt contests. ATV Offroad Fury was developed by Rainbow Studios, which is also responsible for the successful PC titles Motocross Madness and Motocross Madness 2.