MotoGP 07 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. AceGamez
    60
    A long way off from living up to previous titles in the series.
  2. As much as I do appreciate the realism the title so firmly embraces, the difficulty that accompanies it is just too off putting. High speed affairs are supposed to be fun, not frustrating and annoying. In the end, accelerate, brake, accelerate, brake, fall, then proceed to curse a lot is not a practice I want to get into.
  3. 60
    The course selection is world-class.
  4. The problem with niche titles is that they’re basically designed to serve a specific market. If you follow the MotoGP circuit, you will greatly enjoy emulating your favorite riders at breakneck speeds making daring maneuvers at tracks all around the world. If you’re just a casual racing fan or motorcycle fan, you won’t find enough variety to keep you interested.
  5. Provided you're up to the challenge, Capcom's motorcycle racer is a decent debut on the PS2.
  6. 60
    With limited customization available for riders (only eight!) a lack of any real explanation on how to actually play the game, a non-existent soundtrack (exactly how many hours of "vroom, vroom, vroom, screeeech, crash" can a person be expected to take?), and a limited sense of fun that other racing games like SSX and BurnOut (or even Forza 2) excel at, MotoGP 07 is a serious, hardcore game that demands a high skill level and a certain amount of earnestness from its players.
  7. Capcom’s attempt at bringing a strict motorbike racing simulator is a good try but it just doesn’t come together smoothly in all the right places where it counts the most.
  8. 55
    MotoGP '07 tried to be a sim and an arcade title at the same time and fails on both accounts. Players are left with a half-baked racer that isn't bad but isn't anything you should be running out to buy.
  9. Yet again, the PS2’s outing plays a distant second-fiddle to the more established output of Climax on the 360 and, while graphically Milestone gets a good grunt out of its hardware, those who are eager to take their PS2 for a spin on two wheels will have a hard time choosing between this stunted effort or the ultra conservative Tourist Trophy.
  10. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    70
    All the pilots and all the tracks of this season, with a handling that falls between an arcade racer and a simulation. It’s a competent proposition but there are better alternatives. [Nov 2007]
  11. 50
    MotoGP 07's sheer lack of content is offensive, given the asking price.
  12. 74
    For those with the patience to stick it out and practice, practice, practice, there is a good single player game behind this. Biking fans and purists alike will find plenty to enjoy and keep them busy through the winter months while it's a bit too cold to go out biking for real.
  13. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    From the drab visuals to the limp presentation, it screams 'mediocre' like a moped on a steep hill. [Dec 2007, p.114]
  14. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Capcom comes off like a crotch rocket vet with MotoGP 07, even though it's the publisher's first foray into the breakneck franchise since snagging the PS2 rights from Namco. [Holiday 2007, p.75]]
  15. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    The best bike racer you're likely to find on PS2. [Dec 2007, p.83]
  16. This simply isn't what I'd call a polished game; it is below what the average racing game should be. It's largely ruined by its impairing visuals, as they prevent you from accurately judging distances, thus ruining your ability to take a proper turn. It offers the rudimentary gameplay content, and doesn't have any online gameplay to speak of.
  17. It won’t obtain a negative review because it has its value, but when there are better games available it is difficult to recommend MotoGP 07, unless money is starting to weight in your wallet or you catch it a good price.
  18. MotoGP 07 just plain looks limp next to the better games.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 20, 2016
    9
    Even know MotoGP 07 doesn't have the career mode or the 125 and 250cc classes, it's still a fun racing game. It's also similar to aEven know MotoGP 07 doesn't have the career mode or the 125 and 250cc classes, it's still a fun racing game. It's also similar to a Milestone's SBK 07 game Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2013
    6
    There is really not too much to this game. The graphics are marginally better than SBK:World Championship. I have a feeling they are the sameThere is really not too much to this game. The graphics are marginally better than SBK:World Championship. I have a feeling they are the same engine because all the menus are similar. The tracks have zero elevation and zero dimensionality. Its very difficult to decide when to brake because of the graphics. They could have made this game on SNES. The dirt and grass is pixelated noise. There is no music. It doesn't have progressive scan mode or widescreen. The actual racing is very average and once you start winning its incredibly boring. The simulation mode is unplayable. There are times when my bike flips for no reason. Skip this one and get Tourist Trophy. There aren't any exciting motorcycle games on the PS2, and MotoGP 07 didn't change anything. Tourist Trophy is not a good racing game, but its an OK motorcycle experience. MotoGP 07 is an average Capcom game that I wouldn't recommend to anyone at this point in time. Full Review »
  3. WillieH.
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    MotoGP 2007 is like the real MotoGp in TV. I thing it is the best motoGP in the word.