MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: The brutal offroad racing festival is back, with players this time attempting to tackle the diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island environment. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift revisits the intense racing action introduced in last year's MotorStorm, this time allowing players toThe brutal offroad racing festival is back, with players this time attempting to tackle the diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island environment. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift revisits the intense racing action introduced in last year's MotorStorm, this time allowing players to navigate a radically different tropical environment chock full of lush jungle, towering peaks, and crystal-clear water. Players experience a greater selection of tracks and vehicles to choose, as well as extensive multiplayer options including four player split screen and races with up to 20 players online. Additionally players can utilize a new photo mode to save images within the game and for the first time be able to take music from their PS3's HDD to create a customized soundtrack. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Play UK
    93
    The PS3's most dramatic and beautiful racing game. [Issue#172, p.72]
  2. A very good racing game worth any attention you have left in this very busy gaming season. If you have a break from work or school anytime soon though, keep this game on your shopping list. Racing game fans? Pick it up right now!
  3. 88
    It's the multiplayer that perhaps been given the most love since the last game.
  4. The game makes many improvements over the original – it’s just hard to now recommend this title over the many superior racers that arrived in the wake of the first MotorStorm.
  5. It's not a huge departure from the original but you'll be hard pressed to find a game that delivers such frantic pace, diverse courses and realistic AI as effortlessly as Pacific Rift.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    Not fussy like GT or exhaustively varied like Grid, just simple, metal-crunching competition that delivers tons of reckless fun. [Dec 2008, p.96]
  7. The major issue here is one of expectations; Pacific Rift falls well short of them. Motorstorm was a stellar introduction to the PS3 and the sequel feels like a watered-down, consumer-friendly game that doesn’t add up to the sum of its parts. If you’re looking for an arcade racer there’s more on the market than back in March 2007, and many of these have made advances while Pacific Rift is stuck in Motorstorm’s beautifully realised mud.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. MikeD
    Dec 16, 2008
    10
    This game is just balls-out, adrenaline-pumping mayhem -- arcade racing at its finest. I was bitterly disappointed in the new Burnout This game is just balls-out, adrenaline-pumping mayhem -- arcade racing at its finest. I was bitterly disappointed in the new Burnout (don't get me started) and was looking for a game that would give me that special Burnout feeling. You know, driving at insane speeds, flying through the air, teetering on the edge of losing control, jaw clenched, aggressively looking to take out your rivals, etc. Boy, does Motorstorm Pacific Rift deliver. I simply adore this game. Highly recommended to anyone who loves fast, furious and most of all FUN arcade-style racing. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    the best driving arcade game of the gaming history. It is wild and frenetic, you can feel the motor and gasoline running in your blood to andthe best driving arcade game of the gaming history. It is wild and frenetic, you can feel the motor and gasoline running in your blood to and you can fly the heavier metal. Its simply the best Expand
  3. AndrewS
    Nov 16, 2008
    9
    All it needs is a little guy with a red hat strapped to the hood of my truck. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift can be placed proudly alongside Grid &All it needs is a little guy with a red hat strapped to the hood of my truck. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift can be placed proudly alongside Grid & Wipeout HD. Course design is incredible. Graphics are Great. Gameplay is intense. I'm surprised it's not getting higher reviews. Maybe it's because not everyone likes to play rough. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2013
    9
    MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is a very fun, challenging and badass arcade racer from Evolution Studios. It improves on pretty much everything fromMotorStorm: Pacific Rift is a very fun, challenging and badass arcade racer from Evolution Studios. It improves on pretty much everything from the original. The best in the series. Expand
  5. heymalada
    Oct 29, 2008
    8
    frankb ur a beep. get a life, get laid and GET THIS game. 8 means awesome and thats why the game is 8. Console wars is stupid YOUR ALL NERDSfrankb ur a beep. get a life, get laid and GET THIS game. 8 means awesome and thats why the game is 8. Console wars is stupid YOUR ALL NERDS LOL. The frame rate is great i don't know why he rating a game down for. Enjoys gsne don't hate them. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    8
    *THE GOOD: Good sense of speed, choice between routes according to car type makes it more tactical, stunning graphics, the game pushes you to*THE GOOD: Good sense of speed, choice between routes according to car type makes it more tactical, stunning graphics, the game pushes you to take risks instead of playing it safe

    *THE BAD: Not much variation between game modes (everything comes down to racing as fast as possible and making NO mistakes. With or without other drivers), oversensitive physics cause you to crash even if it is not your own mistake
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  7. FrankB.
    Oct 25, 2008
    1
    Worst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the PS3 can't run game. I am on Worst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the PS3 can't run game. I am on my 5th PS3, as PS3's break down all the time. All my friends had to ship back all of their PS3's because they broke. Expand

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