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  • Summary: Welcome to MotorStorm, the world's most brutal off-road racing event where the goal is to win at all costs. Choose from seven vehicle types, from high-flying dirt bikes to powerful big rigs, and destroy anything that gets in your way in a no-holds barred sprint to the finish. Try and survive. Real-Time Deforming Terrain: The terrain literally gets torn up with each passing vehicle, causing each lap to be different. Advanced particle effects cause debris and muck to "stick" to each vehicle. Vehicular Combat and Damage: Destroy anything that gets in your way. Smash your opponents and view spectacular Hollywood-style crash sequences. [SCEE] Editor's Note: This JPN Import Version title lacks multiplayer, which has had an effect on just about every import review. Expand
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  1. This is why you risked your life and went into debt: For a game console. [JPN Import; Feb 2007, p.80]
  2. Motorstorm is pretty much the best off-road driving simulation ever to grace a console. The physics are so accurate, yet altered for arcade like effect, and feel so right that the development team must have had at least a couple Physics PhD’s on staff to pull off such a feat. [JPN Import]
  3. Tough, dynamic racing. A blistering thrill ride that makes good on PlayStation 3's promises. [JPN Import; Jan 2007, p.58]
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    A truly excellent racing game, and a welcome addition to the PS3 canon. If it weren't for the lack of multiplayer this would score in the nineties. [JPN Import; Issue # 149, p.56]
  5. One of Motorstorm's big successes is that it demands of you things that other racers don't even bother to ask. You'll have to learn every nook and cranny of the terrain before you can drive around courses with confidence. [JPN Import]
  6. Never has an off-road racer felt so compelling, so necessary and so thrilling... The finest arcade racer since "Burnout Revenge." [JPN Import; Feb 2007, p.100]
  7. Let's be excited about the fact that it still manages to feel incredibly fresh, immediate and exotic, in spite of its notoriety. Bolstered for its European release, it ought to be a classic, but right now it's simply excellent. [JPN Import]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 64
  2. Negative: 8 out of 64
  1. NickWert
    Feb 24, 2007
    Motorstorm is the start to the great exclusive gaming in Playstation 3. Those of you that played the demo, off the starting line of the race you can see the amazing graphics. Whether you crash or not you will see the awesome physics of the cars and how crashing into destructable things accually makes shortcuts through the race. Those of you who are not fans of Playstation 3 are missing out on this amazing game. Expand
  2. JakeM.
    Mar 7, 2007
    This game is great especially the graphics incredible this game is pretty hard not like crazy hard but pretty hard but a lot of fun u can have a bigrig,buggy,rally car,dirt bike,and a trophy truck,also a sand rail type thing. crashing is fun too every little piece just fly around like real life a must buy. Expand
  3. DanielN.
    Jun 13, 2008
    The user rating for this game has suffered quite a lot from xbox 360 fanboys. The game looks great and is real fun to play, the online is quite good as well. Only one flaw with the game is that their is no splitscreen however if the player really wasn't splitscreen then they should get the Japanese version... the PS3 is multiregional! Expand
  4. McShaneO
    Mar 7, 2007
    The environments are gorgeous and the racing intense, this will make due until great games like this come out for the PS3.
  5. Mar 25, 2013
    7-Presentation; Average menu's and no story.
    10-Graphics; Excellent
    10-Sound; Excellent
    10-Game play; Excellent levels, mechanics,
    controls, and AI.
    6-Lasting value; Limited maps and vehicles.
  6. Dec 18, 2013
    It looks great and seems fun, but there's not much fun to be had. This kind of racing game would benefit a lot if there could be damage to the cars like in flatout but there's none off that. Becaue of all the different kind off cars there's not much interactivitivy with other players, which is a pity for a game like this. Expand
  7. ssss
    Jan 11, 2007
    The graphics suck. They look like PS2 graphics, the dust, the physics, the car models, everyhing. And the PS3 doesn't even have rumble. I mean come on, this is an off-road racer where you're supposed to feel the off road but there's no rumble. And it looks terrible, as bad as Excite Truck on the Wii, but the PS3 is supposed to be a gazillion times more powerful. And Excite Truck at least has speed, MotorStorm is sooooooo slow it's barely playable. Expand

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