Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  1. 40
    It's a shame, because the Wi-Fi play is arguably the best part of Nitrobike. While the technical issues persist, the smaller field and lag-free experience benefits from the knowledge that your online competitors are putting up with the same glitches that you are.
  2. Sure it’s got remote tilt steering, liberal boosts, and plenty of jumps, but the core control is so fundamentally sloppy it verges on unplayable.
  3. With mediocre gameplay, even worse graphics, an annoying soundtrack, and almost no incentive to play for more than twenty minutes, this game doesn’t even warrant a rental.
  4. Nitrobike works well when it's living up to its boost-inspired name, but most of the time, it's a slow, clumsy mess.
  5. Despite all of its flaws, Nitrobike has one thing going for it: if you blowup 15 times during your career you can unlock crash test bowling. It’s not particularly fun and uses some whacked-out physics, but at least it will keep you from playing the main game.
  6. Frustrating and painful. [Apr 2008, p.66]
  7. The makers of Excitebike 64 return to the motocross circuit with a disappointing wreck of a Wii game. [Feb 2008, p.89]
  8. Visually, it's a horrid mess of jagged polygons and smeared textures. [Apr 2008, p.76]
  9. Too hard for casual gamers, too lacking for hardcore gamers, this is one title that will leave players looking elsewhere for a decent racing experience.
  10. While the MSRP may not scream bargain title, the overall package certainly does.
  11. With some of the worst presentation the Wii has seen and some partially broken controls, even an inevitable appearance in a bargain bin shouldn't tempt you to buy Nitrobike.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 21, 2013
    3
    The game sucks, it's one of the worst games ever made. Controls are awful, graphics look terrible, it's just and ultimately bad game. I have the Wii veraion, but I bet the PS2 version is slightly better... Full Review »