Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Online or off, MotoGP is a very slick racing experience, and its deceptively simplistic gameplay hides a very effective control system and devastatingly addictive racing.
  2. If you're looking for a challenge and have the patience, this is well getting on your bike for. [Dec 2006, p.96]
  3. Technically a good game, but what prevents it from being a great one is its lack of legs. The sense of accomplishment one gets from conquering season after season loses a bit of its shine when confronted with the same eight tracks and the same stiff AI, creating a lack of real replay value if there isn’t a stable of friends to multi with.
  4. 75
    You may find the whole thing a little too tough, especially if you're out and about. [Issue#146, p.93]
  5. Moto GP is rather desirable for anyone that loves their simulated bike racers and the PSP once again proves that it's a decent handheld for racing fans.
  6. All in all it's a fun and technically competent title but lacking in creativity and substance.
  7. A game that plays extremely well but is missing the modes to go along with it.
  8. It would be nice to see a season mode as robust as the most recent PS2 version of MotoGP, but as portable games go, what's offered here is sufficient for decent racing action on the go.
  9. A real no frills game for the PSP, but it offers a solid racing experience and is different to the majority of racing games available for the system. It's technically impressive and offers plenty of stats to track and bonuses to unlock, and multiplayer is there if you can find anyone to play with.
  10. 70
    The Season mode is as basic as it gets, and there isn't much besides that. The riding mechanics are fantastic, however, and that's what makes the game a nice pickup for motorcycle racing fans.
  11. MotoGP is a good technical racing game, but the small selection of tracks and rigid artificial intelligence take some of the variety and excitement out of it.
  12. Like most PSP games, Moto GP is pretty much the same as the Playstation 2 version, just smaller. While the translation is very well done, there’s nothing interesting and worthwhile unless you really need it in a portable format.
  13. Slippery controls, lackluster multiplayer and just "ok" content make this a game that only the most dedicated will be interested in.
  14. 65
    Moto GP is a good racer for anyone who wants motorcylces on the go and is willing to work past the controls.
  15. A very precise, slick, and technically impressive game. It just lacks a crucial spark.
  16. It's definitely functional, but MotoGP is far more suited to lazing on a sofa than it is to gaming on the go. [Dec 2006, p.98]
  17. 60
    While it has a few things going for it like its pretty look and the fact that it's the only cycle game available for the system, its overall difficulty level and its lack of variety in circuits and gameplay modes drag it down.
  18. A bitter disappointment. It's a soulless, miserable outing that manages to make zooming around on crotch-rockets dull and frustrating.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GarthMo
    Dec 30, 2006
    8
    Don't let the 8 rating I gave it fool you. I love this game. I love motorcycles and try not to miss a real motogp race on tv and that's the cool thing with this game. It uses the real tracks that the real riders use. Game play is fun, you dont have total control over the bikes and riders like on the xbox or playstation but if you like racing games and have a PSP, you need this one. Full Review »
  2. BennyT.
    Dec 26, 2006
    7
    Only 8 of the tracks from the Moto GP season is a real cop-out. Especially when some of the best tracks were left out.
  3. THUDUK
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    Fantastic game, best racing game on the PSP for sure, graphically its a masterpiece, the controls are difficult but then this is Moto GP not bubble karts...true racing simulation with an amazing replay mode that allows you to rotate your view and everything, the sounds are surrounding and tremendous, having played many a PSP racing game, this is the first to completely captivate me...better handling and all round experience than any of the other versions....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 10/10 Full Review »