MotoGP 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2002
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    70
    The ironic thing is that Namco has removed the pictures of the riders during the races - that's a feature I used to like! [Feb 2002, p.82]
  2. In the right frame of mind and with enough patience, "MGP2" is an absolute blast for players who want their racing semi-realistic, hard and with a convincing sense of virtual speed hitting their windshield (i.e. the TV screen).
  3. The simulated gameplay is well created, the depth is more than appropriate, and the graphics are quite good, but the repetitive soundtrack and somewhat frustrating races and opponents take away from the fun factor.
  4. The stop-and-go gameplay is an acquired taste but is worth it if you have patience.
  5. 60
    Merely another bike sim that does not quite make the grade. Lacking intrinsic excitement, its appeal will not last beyond the time it takes to complete.
  6. PSM Magazine
    60
    On the one hand, you have these lightning-fast bikes to ride; on the other, you spend most of the time making them slow down. [Mar 2002, p.30]
  7. We had hoped that Namco was going to take this chance to fix the many obvious problems with the game – sadly no, they’ve just churned out a virtually identically sequel, warts ’n’ all. Avoid!
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JaniF.
    May 26, 2002
    10
    The best SIMULATION on PS2 so far. Very addictive and perfect playability.
  2. Muffin
    Apr 18, 2002
    9
    Excellent game let down by a number of flaws. Lack of avaialability of lap times- one blink and they're gone. In two player mode, the Excellent game let down by a number of flaws. Lack of avaialability of lap times- one blink and they're gone. In two player mode, the replay focuses on the bike which finishes first - no good if you finish second. Full Review »
  3. BarryC.
    Mar 28, 2002
    10
    If you're a Motorcycle fan you will absolutely love this game.