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  • Summary: Pick up and play arcade mode allowing the player to access the race in just a few seconds. A genuinely technically accurate extreme simulation mode for real petrol heads. 4 well balanced racing styles giving genuine progression and satisfaction to the gamer. 6 game modes - Basic, Arcade,Pick up and play arcade mode allowing the player to access the race in just a few seconds. A genuinely technically accurate extreme simulation mode for real petrol heads. 4 well balanced racing styles giving genuine progression and satisfaction to the gamer. 6 game modes - Basic, Arcade, Advanced, Simulation, Extreme and Custom. Next generation giving players the chance to challenge their friends and opponents all over the world. [Black Bean Games] Expand
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  1. This no-nonsense motorcycle racing simulation is punishing and inaccessible, but it's still fun.
  2. Despite the extreme variation of difficulty, this is just an average racer.
  3. 60
    SBK Superbike World Championship is simply boring. Everything works on some level, and the actual driving mechanics are functional, but not fun.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    To be fair, SBK-08 feels built down to a [stringent] price rather than unloved or uninspired. [Oct 2008, p.105]
  5. SBK really works hard on being the realistic superbike racer people would love to see, but too many gameplay and other flaws hold it back from reaching its true potential.
  6. Play UK
    55
    Disappointingly averge and will only appeal to motorbike fanatics. [Issue#172, p.88]
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    54
    Ugly and uncompromisingly tough. One for bike fanatics only. [Nov 2008, p.72]
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  1. Feb 12, 2015
    6
    This game is good. I like the music and the looks of the rider, but I don't like the sounds of the bike, and there is no career mode or WorldThis game is good. I like the music and the looks of the rider, but I don't like the sounds of the bike, and there is no career mode or World Supersport or Superstock 1000 series. 6/10 Expand
  2. May 24, 2015
    5
    SBK 08 is nothing more than an average racing game. It's very realistic and due to this, is inaccessible to casual gamers. You must take everySBK 08 is nothing more than an average racing game. It's very realistic and due to this, is inaccessible to casual gamers. You must take every corner with absolute precision or everyone will speed past you and fling you into last place. Instant Action, the first mode of the game, puts you straight into a race without managing your bike. Quick Play is the same as Instant Action, except that you can edit your bike and mess around with the different parts of it before you start racing. Race Weekend is an online game mode that puts you in a race against other PSN/Xbox Live players. There is also a championship mode that is a series of different races with different bikes. Overall, SBK 08 is an inaccessibly difficult racing game with no career mode and good graphics (for the time). Expand