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  • Summary: SBK 09 is the official game of the Superbike World Championship, featuring all the teams and all the motorbikes competing for the title. Experience the ultimate motorbike challenge in videogames - this is not just another racing game, but a realistic simulation of the championship and allSBK 09 is the official game of the Superbike World Championship, featuring all the teams and all the motorbikes competing for the title. Experience the ultimate motorbike challenge in videogames - this is not just another racing game, but a realistic simulation of the championship and all its aspects - from the Paddock to the garage to the track. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    Milestone has achieved what many didn't believe: to exceed the previous title in the franchise and moreover focus the game to be approachable by any kind of player (from simulation to arcade) and enhance some lacking aspects of the last game (graphics and tuning options).
  2. Games Master UK
    85
    Milestone's love for SBK means 09 is authentic, enthusiastic and entertaining. [Aug 2009, p.68]
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    There's very little for bike-sim fans to complain about, but equally little to win over new comers to this niche genre. [July 2009, p.76]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    SBK-09's overall implementation pushes your patience instead of your PS3. [July 2009, p.105]
  5. 69
    Everything this game needs is there, all the teams and drivers are complete and even the umbrella girls are included. However, SBK 09 is far too complex, which makes it hard to just start a simple race. But because the game has this much details, it's a awesome game for the motorbike fans.
  6. 58
    A flavourless affair with a personality like an R&B’ing Joaquin Phoenix.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. VV
    Jun 6, 2009
    9
    Excellent simulation once again from Milestone and a better game compared with SBK08 (which was already a fantastic game), played in Excellent simulation once again from Milestone and a better game compared with SBK08 (which was already a fantastic game), played in simulation settings you get one of the best simulations on the market today. The graphics are much better now, they are crisp and very detailed, the circuits and the races in general feel more alive this time. The game is hard when played with the helps off (simulation) but it is very customisable and you can make it suit your style of racing. Menus are better this time but still kind of slow and clumsy and save/load times are on the long side. Amazing game never the less. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2016
    7
    On prend les mêmes et on recommence... Milestone reprend donc son SBK 08, nous le copie une fois et le recolle dans la foulée avec un beau 09On prend les mêmes et on recommence... Milestone reprend donc son SBK 08, nous le copie une fois et le recolle dans la foulée avec un beau 09 au cul.

    Certes, quelques détails ont changé je suppose mais il faudrait les comparer nez à nez pour en avoir le coeur net. Quoi qu'il en soit, ce SBK n'en reste pas moins (si seulement ils avaient -au moins- changé les menus si peu pratiques !..) il n'en reste pas moins disais-je une valeur on-ne-peut-plus sûre dans le domaine de la simulation de bécanes vavavoum.

    Surtout en Superbike, des engins plus proches de la série et sensiblement plus lourds qu'en Moto GP et là encore Milestone brille par sa capacité à nous restituer l'inertie et les réactions de ces grosses bécanes si généreuses donneuses d'organes.

    Difficile à maîtriser, la simulation sait aussi se laisser apprivoiser via les multiples degrés d'assistance et se laisse toujours apprécier pour sa maniabilité sans faille.

    Graphiquement très correct et sans ralentissement majeur à signaler, bruitages de bon aloi, SBK 09 (ou 08.1 !) est un produit un poil paresseux mais très solide.
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  3. Feb 1, 2015
    4
    The game has great graphics and great teams.But the controls are horrible and it is really hard to turn.Plus the other bikers are just thereThe game has great graphics and great teams.But the controls are horrible and it is really hard to turn.Plus the other bikers are just there to be in your way so you can't finish in the first place. Expand