• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. 73
    Highly enjoyable on the whole. However, there's just not enough game here and the Challenge Mode doesn't really offer enough rewards to keep the player wanting to play more and more.
  2. Its pleasing graphics and amazing replays are sure to please technophiles, and while it doesn't have as many tracks or as much replay value as we'd like, MotoGP definitely deserves a spot on your shelf.
  3. This baby is driving for real. Enjoy, or don't enjoy...there is no try.
  4. You won't find any mind-boggling special features or revolutionary gameplay, but what you will find is a solid two-wheeled racer that gets the job done.
  5. 80
    The controls, however, are a challenge (even with "simulation" turned off) and take some getting used to -- particularly when maneuvering in and out of corners.
  6. 80
    Worthy of ranking alongside some of the best console racing games to date.
  7. As far as racing games go this is currently unrivalled and you would be more than hard pushed to find a better motorbike title.
  8. Games Radar
    A sensory assault of the highest calibre with gameplay to match. It's brilliant, plain and simple. Cock your leg over the saddle and forget those four wheel zimmer frames.
  9. Challenge mode offers lots of goodies to unlock, but its unique physics may turn off as many gamers as it turns on.
  10. The courses, while looking extremely good, are just not varied enough.
  11. Too short and not polished enough.
  12. One heck of a well-designed game, complete in every area of realism, but falling a bit short as far as fun factor is concerned.
  13. Daily Radar
    If you're a 500cc motorbike fan, you're all set, it's pure genius. Otherwise, this is a detailed, fun and addictive racing game with a twist.
  14. CNET Gamecenter
    As a simulation, the game, while not very forgiving, definitely provides a lot in the way of intricate fun.
  15. The graphics are excellent, the replays are amazing, the gameplay is solid, and even though the sound is sub-par, it's definitely worth a rent for racing fans.
  16. Game Fan
    A solid racer, which will either be slighting boring, or completely enthralling depending from which side of the crowd you come from (sim vs. arcade).

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#29 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000

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