Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 86
    Filled with stunning lighting effects and several modes of play, this will help fill those lonely summer hours when few games are out there.
  2. A remarkable amount of replay value for a licensed racing game, and it boasts what's arguably the most precise control of any console driving game to date.
  3. A digital masterpiece, a tour de force, my hats off to the developers.
  4. Cyclophiles are really going to get into this game, while the rest of us will nod and smile without truly ever getting it. [July 2002, p.88]
  5. 88
    Combines great graphics and kicked-up sound with, above all else, fun gameplay.
  6. It has great graphics, solid gameplay and, while not very original, is a lot of fun to play.
  7. The controls scream "simulation," but the action skews heeavily toward the side of the arcade camp. [July 2002, p.83]
  8. A formidable, beautiful-looking GP game. [July 2002, p.82]
  9. Who needs the real-world risk when you can play the finest, most realistic motocycle-racing game on a console? [July 2002, p.124]
  10. Graphically, MotoGP is amazing. In terms of difficulty, this game will challenge even the most elite of console racers.
  11. The best Moto GP game we’ve seen on any system.
  12. The graphics are some of the best seen on any console to date and the controls are just as dandy. Throw in the multiplayer, sim mode, and personal customizations available and THQ’s Moto GP is a keeper for any racing fan out there.
  13. It doesn't have the enormous depth of play that some of the auto racers modeled on "Gran Turismo" have, with hundreds of vehicles and upgrades to collect and keep you playing, but it provides the most exhilarating and intense races anywhere.
  14. Loaded with graphical goodies and flush with many more racing modes than one would normally expect, Moto GP offers an exception experience for two wheeled racing.
  15. An excellent racing game that has plenty of depth and unlockable features.
  16. The game provides a unique feeling of authenticity and a depth of gameplay to a genre all but buried in a glut of car-based racers. [Summer 2002, p.93]
  17. The lighting of this game rivals any on the Xbox. It's awesome to see skid marks from a previous lap remain in the same spot and to see falling rain clean off your tires and smudge up the camera for the game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Sith
    Mar 6, 2003
    The "Star Wars" of games!!!!
  2. Centipede
    Mar 6, 2003
    Only a casual gamer could hate this game.
  3. Killer
    Mar 6, 2003
    The best track based experience yet seen in a video game.