Conclusion: MotoGP 10/11 is certainly not a terrible game, yet it has so little to offer besides its decent career and great racing core that it becomes really difficult to recommend to anyone but the most enthusiastic of MotoGP fans.
Summary: MotoGP is a hard game to recommend. If you’re a fan of Moto GP and can’t get enough racing games, go ahead and check it out. But if you’re not a hardcore racing gamer there isn’t a whole lot to offer that other games don’t do better. There’s a steep learning curve that’ll frustrate casual players, and rubber-banding issues that’ll frustrate hardcore players.
Excerpt: The racing genre has seen quite a surge over the past few years, with titles like Forza Motorsport 3 and Gran Turismo 5 , but motorcycle-specific games have been few and not of the highest quality. This year’s MotoGP 10/11 aims to rectify that shortcoming and is largely successful. With its deep career system, rewarding gameplay, and large online races, MotoGP 10/11 improves upon its predecessor and ends up being a great game in itself.
Pros: A whole lot of content is packed into the game, Career mode features split-screen co-op support, Assists make managing the game a bit easier
Conclusion: It all conspires to make a bike racing game that, as a package, is the very best there’s been for years. Rival outfit Milestone’s SBK game may still have the slightest of edges when it comes to the handling, but it hasn’t the depth of progression, the accessibility or the all-important licence that MotoGP 10/11 has. It’s one of the most exciting series in motorsport, and this year it’s got a game to do it justice.
Summary: If George Owell had of liked motorsports, undoubtedly it would have been two wheels good, four wheels bad and MotoGP is likely to have been at the top of that list. With the 2011 season well underway, Monumental give us their latest motorcycle racer to coincide with the action, aptly monikered MotoGP 10/11.
Pros: Accurately depicts the 2010 racing season, Nice sensation of speed on track, Includes all three race series
Cons: Handling is a bit iffy with the PS3 pad, Barely anything has changed since last time, Needs a lick of paint in the looks department
Excerpt: Thinking to yourself: “Yeah, I play Forza”, you breezily turn on medium simulation settings before straddling the steel beast and entering the first race. The lights will flash from red to green and everything starts off fine, with the racing line in perfect health pointing you down the opening straight. Then the corner will happen.