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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. aaronB
    Aug 5, 2008
    9
    Ignored the reviews as they all say that the racing was really ok if you stick with it but it has crap gfx, audio and no atmosphere( crowds etc)- stick with MotoGP. Well BOLLOCKS to that. This is the BEST bike game I have played in years. It feels like your on a bike (and I've had quite a few over the last 20 years) which none of the motoGP games have ever managed to do. IT DOES Ignored the reviews as they all say that the racing was really ok if you stick with it but it has crap gfx, audio and no atmosphere( crowds etc)- stick with MotoGP. Well BOLLOCKS to that. This is the BEST bike game I have played in years. It feels like your on a bike (and I've had quite a few over the last 20 years) which none of the motoGP games have ever managed to do. IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN. Superbike racing at its best. 12 lovely recreated tracks all designed for one thing....RACING. This game does a damn fine job of recreating that experience. The bikes look great as do the riders. Granted it might not have the gfx of motoGP in the backgrounds etc, but the gameplay blows it out of the water. and you don't constantly get knocked off by bullshit AI like MotoGP. Long and short of it is this- if you like bikes, are into bike games with balls, not bells and whistles then this is it. Thankyou BlackBean and Milestone for bringing this to the xbox 360. Hope it plays as well on the PS3 when it finally comes out : P I'm only giving it a 9 because I don't really know how well it plays online.. tried it twice, seems fine....and I'm not sure how well it will be supported with downloadable content etc. Enjoy some pure bike racing folks.. its worth the admission price. Expand
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63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 74
    As a game SBK 08 is a pared back, pure racing experience that is a dream come true for two wheeled aficionados to whom realistic control is paramount. Having said that, it does suffer from a noticeable lack of polish in some key areas.
  2. If you want, say, entertainment, then do like they do in real life and move from Superbikes to "MotoGP." [July 2008, p.92]
  3. 65
    A very solid title for anybody with an interest in superbikes, SBK-08 makes a good debut on the current generation, despite perhaps being a little too complicated for the majority of gamers out there.