MotoGP 08 Wii

Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
Buy On
  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. MotoGP 08 wants to be a simulation game, but it has too many technical problems and controls are inadequate, so it results in a less enjoyable game.
  5. Simulation racing fans beware; this racer will test your patience more than your riding skills.
  6. Nintendo Power
    40
    The gimmick of tilting the Wii Remote like handlebars is as engaging as this game gets. [Apr 2009, p.87]
  7. Although there are plenty of modes, the poor controls hamper any play value this title might have had.
  8. 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.
  9. 35
    If you are crazy about motors and won't be bothered by the fact that the controls are not always responding well and the graphics are weak? Then this game is a nice title for you to pick up and play. Keep in mind that the game pretty quickly repeats itself. If you're not in to motorcycles, then you better not buy any of this.
  10. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#68 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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 actingNot 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. Full Review »
  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 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. Full Review »
  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 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. Full Review »