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  • Summary: MotoGP4 continues the series's tradition of realism and speed with an advanced physics engine, authentic rider animations and multiple weather conditions for a truly intense racing experience. Players can take part in the thrills and drama of professional racing across all three engine classes from the 2004 season, including MotoGP, 125cc and 250cc throughout 16 accurately recreated tracks from around the world. Boasting a larger selection of playable racing legends than ever before, "MotoGP4" lets players choose from greats such as Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and the late Daijiro Kato. "MotoGP4’s" commitment to racing realism extends beyond the tarmac -- allowing players to conduct parts tests between races to upgrade the performance of their bikes. [Namco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Take the great career mode, the interesting challenges, and solid online play, and you've got one excellent bike racer on your hands, even despite a few speed bumps here and there. [Sept 2006, p.76]
  2. The latest and best bike title on the PS2 and probably any console to date.
  3. The realism is uncanny and I've grown to love the realistic gameplay, graphics and sound. However, the game could have done with a mode to suit causal players too - a mode that allows you to define the exact number of laps and the exact number of racers, amongst other things.
  4. The definitive motorcycle racing game, this is not. The problem with MotoGP 4 is that it does little to signify itself from previous MotoGP releases by the Namco team, nor does it have the extra oomph to really push it beyond what Sony did with their own Tourist Trophy project.
  5. Realistic motorcycle gameplay, multiplayer action, and online play that will keep you locked in your room for months. I just hope that in MotoGP 5, I'll get to relive those days of Road Rash and be able to knock a guy off his bike with a baseball bat, but until that happens, Moto GP 4 will have to do. [UK Import]
  6. 65
    Ultimately, MotoGP4 is a game that would do great if it had no competition, but pales in comparison to other games of the like available now.
  7. If you’re the sort of gamer who’s obsessed with statistical accuracy in your sports sims and can live with the uncanny feeling of déjà vu, Moto GP 4 proves to be a run of the mill arcade racer that will give you the most up-to-date bike game on the market, however bland it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    10
    I first bough this in 2002 and I still play it today! I think from other views racing fans have totally misunderstood Moto GP 4's genius. The graphics and slightly poor and there's few options other than the different classes, the season is pretty tedious and after all this it actually quite easy. What this game is genius at is having the best track representations and the most realist lap time timing of any racing game ever...ever!. if you want to spend hours chipping away at the perfect lap a tenth at a time, then this game will be awesome! Expand
  2. MateusC.
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    Awesome game, very realistic. The tracks are superb reproducted (I'm from Brazil and scared how they made incredible reproduction from the Nelson Piquet track). The gameplay mechanics are very good and enjoyable without any piece of slowdown (runs smootly at 30fps) the graphics are nice and much better than lot of racing games for PS2 (for example, that EA NFS last ports). Another important thing: this is the OFFICIAL LICENSED GAME then wait all fidelity reproducted: motors, racers, sponsors, everything is authorized and very well reproducted. If you like motocycles or racing you definitevely need play MotoGP4 an well executed game, official product and very enjoyable moto racyng experience exclusive for your PlayStation 2. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 14, 2005
    9
    Love it, except its poor online feature.
  4. Marko
    Nov 16, 2005
    9
    I agree with the comments made by D.D, it appears that nearly everyone who has reviewed this game has absolutely no interest in motorcycling or motorcycling games, its no wonder the game got such a low score. Considering the age of the Playstation 2 the graphics are detailed enough and the animation is excellent. The game is definately for the more simulation minded, as it is best played with all sim settings on and through the riders view perspective, with virtua bugs on your visor and all! The feeling of realism is great tearing down a straight at over 200mph. The other classes are a good introduction and help to build your skill before moving onto the GP class bikes (a whole different story), with simulation mode on you will have trouble staying on the track if you dont carefully control the power. What can I say, if you are into bikes you will love this game, if not then why would you buy a motor cycle sim anyway? All in all much more exciting than the four wheeled GT4. My only complaints, some collisions are a little unrealistic, but other than that the game Rocks! Expand
  5. D.D.
    Oct 26, 2005
    9
    Can't believe the low scores reviewers are giving this game, Moto GP 4 it's a amazing game if played in the right way: FULL SIM, NO HELPS, FULL LAPS! I have almost any MotoGP game (XBOX and PS2) so far and this is a very good and solid one , graphics are not the best (replays are awesome realistic thought) but the gameplay is very realistic, the feeling when braking a Moto GP class bike is amazing, and you have to be very careful with the gas too. Climbing throught the classes and "realisticaly" upgrading the bikes is a fantastic idea. The AI is good and give you a good feeling of being there on a real race. The best and more realistic of the series on PS2 and much better than the XBOX's MotoGP3, and in some aspects better than the still amazing MotoGP2 on XBOX. Expand
  6. Max
    Jul 10, 2005
    7
    It´s a great motorcycle game but although they said it would be playable online, there IS NO ONLINE MODE! That sucks!