Conclusion: Review Scoring Details for MotorStorm: Arctic Edge Overall: 8.7 Motorstorm: Arctic Edge is a fine racer for PSP owners, effectively capturing what makes the PS3 versions so fun and condensing it to a handheld. If you're a fan of the franchise and have a PSP, check this one out.
Conclusion: A surprisingly true to console form of MotorStorm with all the amenities and none of the television screen, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is a definite option for PSP owners who enjoy arcade racing.
Excerpt: Since its first introduction, the Motorstorm franchise has always had something to live up to. The first game was prefaced by a tech demo that the developers couldn't possibly deliver upon, showing off graphics that they, in no way, intended to meet.
Excerpt: Bigbig Studios have done a tremendous job of bringing MotorStorm to the PSP in its entirety. This isn’t one of those lobotomized spin-offs; what you get here is a fully-fledged MotorStorm game that actually feels like MotorStorm.
Excerpt: After dominating dusty canyon circuits and muddy jungle trails on the PS3, the MotorStorm lunatics jump platforms to the PSP and make their next stop in the Arctic Circle. Will this racer get your heart pumping, or just leave you in the cold?
Conclusion: Concept: You can now take MotorStorm with you where ever you go, but this game ultimately takes you in circles
Graphics: The PSP’s small screen retains many of the series’ visual touches. It’s still small, however
Sound: Soundtrack features Radiohead, Chemical Brothers, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Conclusion: Visually, Arctic Edge looks the part. While some courses are on the plain side, the majority are highly-detailed, with plenty going on in the background. The framerate is generally smooth no matter what shows up on the screen.