• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. This entry, the last from original developer Climax, could have been the one to finally make that breakthrough. A triumphant, genre-defining swansong. Instead it's a safe and solid continuation of what's worked in the past. Existing fans can therefore rejoice, but all those fabled mainstream gamers may still find it a snarling pitbull of a game and back slowly away. Their loss.
  2. A pretty awesome game. It definitely takes a little while to learn the game if you're a complete newbie. But once you pick it up and learn everything, it's a very engrossing experience.
  3. 77
    It doesn't do much to advance the series. The new additions and fixes are good to see (especially if you're a tuning fan), but a lot of them should have been in the previous games already.
  4. With new online modes and increased options for tuning and customizing your bike, MotoGP 07 certainly plays to the strengths of the series.
  5. Harcore sums Moto GP 07 up in a nutshell. We imagine fans clearing all, if any, of their other 360 games out of the way to make space for this one, making their 360 a dedicated Moto GP console. [Issue #22, p.74]
  6. A revised, marginally stronger example of the virtual motorbike racing we’ve come to expect from the franchise. But owners of MotoGP ’06 may want to skip a year. [Oct 2007, p.96]
  7. Aside from making MotoGP 07 more accessible, Climax hasn’t really made too many other major alterations. [Sept 2007, p.110]
  8. MotoGP 07 is not a vast improvement over last year's game, but it is a good solid experience nonetheless.
  9. Slowdown and ugly bit mapping occur (especially during cut-scenes) and the game doesn't really feel exceptionally different from last year's. Nevertheless, MotoGP '07 is a fun and addictive racing game.
  10. If you're a race fan, break out the adult diapers. [Sept 2007, p.76]
  11. Well, it's bike racing, isn't it? But done really well so it's definitely worth a try. [Oct 2007, p.77]
  12. A great motorbike racing game. It feels a bit too familiar, though. Did we not see this game last year? And the year before? [Oct 2007]
  13. These small potholes aside, you won't find a better two-wheel racer on any gaming system. [Oct 2007, p.79]
  14. More of a biking "Project Gotham" than "Forza 2" - which is no bad thing. Thrilling. [Nov 2007, p.82]
  15. There are some new features, but they come down to things we've seen many times before (Pink Slip racing) or something that should have already been in the series (Championship mode). The title makes a few concessions for casual players, but the requirement of playing a whole season before unlocking Extreme mode just seems like a slap in the face to all of the seasoned MotoGP fans who want the tuning and buying to begin from the get-go.
  16. As I sit down and play MotoGP’07, I can’t help but think to myself this is essentially MotoGP’06 but it’s fixed, meaning the screen tearing issues which were present in last year’s game, have now been solved.
  17. MotoGP 07 continues to be what it should: a solid, if simple cycle racer that delivers good value for two-wheel enthusiasts.
  18. 70
    Better than its predecessor, but only just.
  19. A replay of last year's glories. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  20. The biggest flaw for MotoGP 07 is that despite how well the control scheme works and how rewarding the gameplay can be the game simply doesn't bring much to the table in terms of progression of the series.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MarkP.
    Nov 29, 2007
    8
    Very good and enjoyable. Handling inproved alot. Carrer mode still bit slow, no plot or motive. Great for fans of this genre.
  2. TobyO.
    Sep 28, 2007
    8
    I've always appreciated this series. It's hard as all get-out, but rewards smart racing and patience. The franchise hasn't moved forward since Moto GP3 on Xbox, but I still dig each installment. Lame achievements, though. THQ and Koei both need to be a little more liberal handing them out. Full Review »
  3. DjFIL
    Aug 31, 2007
    9
    This is a perfect continuation from the Climax Moto GP series. They fixed last years graphical tearing issues, and even upgraded the graphics (including 1080p!). My only complaint is they haven't yet added the 125cc and 250cc grand prix classes. Everything else is perfect. Full Review »