Summary: Take an already amazing game (the original Motorstorm)and somehow make everything even better, and you have Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. The first game is still worth getting - it is tons of fun and is a great introduction to the Motorstorm experience. With Pacific Rift, they added more tracks, more possible routes on the tracks, more vehicles, improved the "storyline", improved the already impressive graphics, cut down on the load times, and added some cool options you...
Summary: This game is awesome. Simply choose from a bike, ATV, buggy, rally car, racing truck, mudplugger, big rig or monster truck and race in the exotic environments of "The Island". From the Earth Zone to the Air Zone, Water zone to the Fire zone, tear up 16 tracks, dodging natural obstacles as well as your opponents.
Summary: We are not a family of gamers and to be honest we have strongly resisted the urge to have TV and games consoles in our household but a family member bought our 10 y/o son a PS3 for Christmas 2012. Obviously he was over the moon so we decided to let him play driving games and the like - no FPS or Zombie Brain Splatter stuff... Anyway we bought him this game which he loves - and is good at!
Summary: the pros: you can play with two people split screen and punch and push competitors there are many different types of vehicles to choose from and the game play is simple to handle and easy to learn the cons: the graphics are not that advanced from the original motor storm and the courses are much worse.