MotoGP 08 Wii

User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
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  1. Jul 2, 2016
    5
    Not sure what to say about this game. The graphics are the same as the PS2 version. And although I did like the idea of the Wii Remote acting like the handlebars, it was very hard to control the bike. The career was good and I like how you start in the 125cc and get to the MotoGP. And finally the sounds were bad and I ended up turning the volume down to zero. If you are a huge MotoGP fan,Not sure what to say about this game. The graphics are the same as the PS2 version. And although I did like the idea of the Wii Remote acting like the handlebars, it was very hard to control the bike. The career was good and I like how you start in the 125cc and get to the MotoGP. And finally the sounds were bad and I ended up turning the volume down to zero. If you are a huge MotoGP fan, you probably would get this game but I am a huge MotoGP fan as well and to be honest, I would recommend playing it on a PS3 or Xbox 360. Expand
  2. RamsayB
    Jul 31, 2009
    7
    I'm into bikes and so bought the game despite the poor reviews. I found the default control very difficult without the Mariokart Steering Wheel, but with the "wheel" the bike's response was progressive and resposive. The GUI always expects the controller to be vertical which doesn't match the default in-game control scheme. As I'm a novice, when it comes to racing I'm into bikes and so bought the game despite the poor reviews. I found the default control very difficult without the Mariokart Steering Wheel, but with the "wheel" the bike's response was progressive and resposive. The GUI always expects the controller to be vertical which doesn't match the default in-game control scheme. As I'm a novice, when it comes to racing games, I haven't tried the advanced control schemes that add manual gear changing using the wiimote vertically with the knunchuk. The graphics are what I expected for the wii version (as compared to the PC) not good, but not so terrible they spoil the gameplay. Sound is ok but there's no background music when racing. It's no mario kart but I'm enjoying this game very much in arcade mode and don't regret buying it. Expand
  3. Kevin
    May 28, 2009
    9
    I've been waiting for this game to come out for a while. After reading the reveiws I was reluctant to purchase. Decided to take the plunge and was very surprised with the game. I thought the controls would be frustrating but found after a short time that they work well. Being abel to customise your set up for different tracks and conditions was fun. Have only been racing in the 125 I've been waiting for this game to come out for a while. After reading the reveiws I was reluctant to purchase. Decided to take the plunge and was very surprised with the game. I thought the controls would be frustrating but found after a short time that they work well. Being abel to customise your set up for different tracks and conditions was fun. Have only been racing in the 125 class at this stage but have struggled to put the game away. Every one is bagging the graphics although not the best they are far from bad. I think the harsh ratings must be from serious gamers as for someone that just has a WII this is a very enjoyable game and keeps me entertained for hours. I hope other people aren't put off by the negative ratings and don't buy this game as i would have been dissappointed if i found out months later what a good game this is. Sure they could have done a few things better but what game is perfect. Looking forward to the next version of Moto gp. good luck al and enjoy your games. Collapse
  4. GavinK
    Apr 25, 2009
    7
    Don't know why people say the controls are that unresponsive, they work fine for me! Maybe it's to do with people not sitting at the optimum angle of the sensor bar as I found this effected how the controls responded on screen. Sure it's not the prettiest game but I have seen worse on wii! All in all I have found it quite enjoyable but there is room for improvement Don't know why people say the controls are that unresponsive, they work fine for me! Maybe it's to do with people not sitting at the optimum angle of the sensor bar as I found this effected how the controls responded on screen. Sure it's not the prettiest game but I have seen worse on wii! All in all I have found it quite enjoyable but there is room for improvement (graphics, customisation etc) any rating under 5 I think is a travesty!! A half decent first attempt at motogp on wii. I think it woul be a shame if we didn't see this series appear on wii again due to some poor ratings! Expand
  5. RobT
    Apr 20, 2009
    1
    I can genuinely say that I hate this game. I should have known when Capcom got the rights and handed it over to the team that cranked out the Namco versions, that I shouldn't expect much. Little did I realize that I would get so much less. The only great versions were made by Climax. Its too bad they will never again work on the MotoGP series.

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#70 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Nintendo Power
    40
    The gimmick of tilting the Wii Remote like handlebars is as engaging as this game gets. [Apr 2009, p.87]
  2. 50
    Overall, this is a functional but unexciting trip to the races. Also, it isn't exactly easy on the eyes.
  3. Although there are plenty of modes, the poor controls hamper any play value this title might have had.