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  • Summary: The official game of the 2008 Season, Moto GP 08 features all the official riders, bikes and tracks from this year's event providing the definitive 2 wheeled racing experience. For the first time you can race as yourself in a team against the world's elite riders, across 125cc, 250cc and GP class bikes. You'll also get an opportunity to race in teh new circuits of Indianapolis in the US an drace at night in Qatar. Be successful and you'll earn rider points that you can then use to upgrade your bike. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Summation: Buy if you are a fan, rent and be cautious otherwise.
  2. MotoGP 08 delivers a sub-par experience in every single aspect: graphics are shallow, controls are dull and unresponsive, and the gameplay is kinda boring. Still, it's one of the few "serious" racing games on Wii, but that's hardly gonna be a selling point.
  3. 50
    Overall, this is a functional but unexciting trip to the races. Also, it isn't exactly easy on the eyes.
  4. The gimmick of tilting the Wii Remote like handlebars is as engaging as this game gets. [Apr 2009, p.87]
  5. Although there are plenty of modes, the poor controls hamper any play value this title might have had.
  6. MotoGP is one of the most popular titles in the driving panorama, however this Wii version hasn't been as lucky as the ones in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is a lackluster product which could have hit the billboards.
  7. MotoGP certainly isn’t going to give Mario Kart Wii a run for its money and it’d be a real shame if Capcom actually made a profit off of this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Kevin
    May 28, 2009
    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
  2. GavinK
    Apr 25, 2009
    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
  3. RamsayB
    Jul 31, 2009
    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
  4. RobT
    Apr 20, 2009
    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. Expand