• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2009

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for the PS2 is still great despite missing a features the PSP game has. At its very core, it does everything that the PS3 games have been doing for years now, with the one and only major difference being the visual sacrifice.
  2. 83
    MotorStorm Arctic Edge is also available for the PSP. Both versions are great race games. The PSP version is a little bit better, but this part is also fun. It’s got great replay value, interactive tracks, nice graphics and great audio. A good PS2 title.
  3. A seriously impressive entry on a system some may think couldn't really do the series justice, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is exactly what you expect from the franchise, just minus the soundracks, photos and online. Still good, though.
  4. A must have for racing fans with a PS2, Arctic Edge is a game that can look face to face at successful franchises like Burnout and Need for Speed.
  5. The environments in this game might be pretty cold but I’m happy to say the game is pretty hot.
  6. It’s clear that MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is merely just another PSP to PS2 port geared at appealing to gamers who might not own Sony’s portable system. For a PS2 racer, this is still a solid title worth your cash and the controls certainly make each race a lot easier and more enjoyable.
  7. Consider it as a stocking stuffer for the PS2 holdouts in your life who haven’t gotten around to next gen yet.
  8. The original MotorStorm and the follow-up, Pacific Rift, are both better games than this, and those who are looking to replicate those experiences will come away disappointed. However, this is still a pretty good, late-life PS2 racing game, and if you're looking to squeeze a few extra drops of life out of your PS2, then this is a competent racer for a good price.
  9. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge on PS2 may not be as robust as the previous PS3 versions of MotorStorm or as handy as the PSP version of Arctic Edge (what with the being portable and all), but it’s not a bad racing game to have around if the PS2 is your only option.
  10. For less than thirty dollars combined, value conscious gamers looking for arcade racing thrills could surely go out and score copies of all three Midnight Club and all three Burnout titles for the PS2. How extreme is that?

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2009
#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2009
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, while not as impressive as Pacific Rift, managed to still be a fun little arcade racer on the PlayStation 2. Though IMotorStorm: Arctic Edge, while not as impressive as Pacific Rift, managed to still be a fun little arcade racer on the PlayStation 2. Though I can't comment on the original PSP version of this game, I'd still say it's worth picking up if you're a fan of the series. Full Review »