Systems: Xbox 360, PS3
The MotoGP franchise has been more rollercoaster, less motorcycle, over the past few years. But thanks to a complete retooling, the 09/10 game seems headed in the right direction. The game is very approachable, featuring four difficulty settings and light customization of the bikes. Controls are responsive and easy to learn. There's also an ideal racing line on the track -- you can toggle it on and off -- to help you learn the layouts of the tracks. The game sports arcade, championship and career modes, as well as three racing classes: 125cc, 250cc and 800cc. The look of the game is a little washed out, and the graphics don't measure up to the likes of Forza 3. The biggest disappointment, though, is the sound. Many of the bikes sound more like wasps than roaring engines. Ultimately, the game is far more arcade than simulation, but it's worth a look for motorcycling racing fans.