Rated 10 out of 10 by YankeesDG918 BUY THIS GAME
Don't listen to anything other than "buy this game" I just bought it one day ago and I have been doing nothing other than play it. I also normally don't do that. The new tracks are SICK. There are tons of ways to get around the track, just like the first motorstorm. The way you do races is organized much, much better than the first game, and you have a bigger variety of vehicles. They also added the monster truck, which is cool. Online is really fun. Also on some tracks there are areas fit only for motorcycles and ATVs and you can duck to avoid hitting trees. It doesn't happen often enough to get in the way, just a perfect amount of times. You also still use the SIXAXIS which is cool. The game obviously supports trophies and there are a TON of races to do. There are also more races other than just racing with a bunch of other drivers. There are bonuses as well if you do really well on some races. THE NEXT GAME YOU BUY FOR PS3 HAS TO BE THIS ONE! A MUST HAVE FOR YOUR COLLECTION!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Lucidi Nearly Perfect!
This game is one of a kind! Well, besides the first one but it is much better than the first in all areas. I love the scenery of this game, it looks great and very realistic. The fact how it's all set on one island and how it comes together boogles my mind. The challenge is great but speed is just a little hard since its not all about speed its about going their route not your fastest route in my opinion. Controls on the game are very easy to learn and use and all the main buttons(R1, R2, L1, L2, X, Left stick) are where your fingers naturally are. The vehicles range from the motor bike to a rally car to a monster truck. The tracks take place in all sorts of areas from a beach to side of an erupting volcano, to the side of a mountain. Each vehicle has alot of styles and about 3 or 4 designs per style. I love Nascar but I wasn't sure how I would get along with a game like this but now I play this game more than Nascar this game is a great game and I would recommend this game to anyone who has a PS3.
Rated 0 out of 10 by RAINFOREST Just Spectacular! Dont you miss it!!!
I am a hard core gamer, have ALL the consoles and best games, and just downloaded the demo, WOW! The game feels and looks GREAT, just as I expected. The visuals are very nice and realistic to every detail, every vehicle feels cool in its own way, just like its predecessor. Let me tell you, the first Motorstorm only had 6 tracks and still has more replayability than most games. It is like never-boring. Now imagine this one with 16 ENORMOUS beautiful and deadly tracks, spectacular and unpredictable environments, more variety of vehicles than ever, and a brutal just-perfection win-or-die-trying never-boring formula, and to top it all, YES!!!, multiplayer in-console and on-line play. I am counting the days until release date, and you should too, trust me. I bravely but surely predict it is going to be one of the top ten games this year. Want a big feel-largely-rewarded deal for your money? This is it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Matute2211 Excellent game! Must be in your ps3 collection!!!
I bought the first motorstorm the first days of my ps3 and I gotta say it blew me off. I love racing games, and this was going further with extremely good graphics and insane tracks. Well, motorstorm: pacific drift is everything but better. A blockbuster, must own for every ps3. The game is better than the first for many reasons: you have 16 different tracks, all of them are like made by the devil and drag out of hell, they are insane. You get more vehicles (they added more variety, including the crazy monstertruck), you have a much better and faster interface, you get photo mode so you can frame that unique instant of destruction! Also, the festival lasts longer, you have 4 zones (water, air, earth and fire) with 16 tickets per zone. They also added new modes, you don't only have races, but also eliminator rounds and speed. In addition, online is really easy to use. So BUY THIS GAME, FUN GUARANTEED.
Rated 7 out of 10 by dwest1987 Good game but missing what made it special
Let me start off by saying this is a great racing game. If you enjoy fast paced action with a good degree of freedom and difficulty you will love it. However, there is one major problem within Motorstorm: Pacific Rift to me. They have taken out the option of sixaxis control. It is still in the game to a degree, but not at all like the original where you could actually control the vehicle. Now it is just to steady yourself when you are about to flip. This kinda ruined the game for me in a way. The first Motorstorm was so much fun because it took advantage of not only the great PS3 graphics but also the Sixaxis that set it apart. They have added many new features in Pacific Rift that are fun, including multiplayer that was missing from the original, but to me it doesn't compare. This is still a great racing game that will not disappoint if you never used the Sixaxis feature to begin with.
Rated 0 out of 10 by kebema1015 Just Played the Demo
I just played the demo for this game, and i was really impressed! Motorstorm Pacific Rift is absolutely gorgeous and I love the variety of vehicles. The new monster truck really changes the game as it leaves it's trail of destruction behind, making each lap you run different each time as you now have additional obstacles you have to avoid. The environments are crazy and really make for an interesting racing experience. As I was watching the replays, my jaws literally dropped in amazement, as the graphics were so lifelike! Before I played the demo, I was going to buy Pure. But now i'm not so sure. The customization of the ATVs and insane tricks in Pure are great and all, but I think Motorstorm Pacific Rift is going to get my money. I'm not a fanboy by any means as I have both systems. However, games like Pacific Rift really show off the power of the PS3 and make me proud to be a PS3 owner!
Rated 9 out of 10 by deciding_thetruth A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WITH A PS3
this game got my attention when i first saw the trailer, so i rented it and soon enough i realized this game owns all racing games. now i own it and it's awesome and really cool. online play is sweet because i love racing with anyone online. i would say this game is my new favorite racing game. but i did see a difference when comparing to burnout. the difference was that this game had the best collisions and ridiculous nitrous which i thought owned!! the places are great and the racing experience is something new. this game is next gen. racing. the graphics are the best and the vehicle selection was balanced but i wanted to see a major variety in vehicles. well, what else can i say other than, THE BEST RACING GAME OF THIS YEAR!!!!!!! buy this game because this is an absolutely solid game and i wouldn't change a thing about this game
Rated 10 out of 10 by PS3 and Wii Owner The Best Playstation Has To Offer!
Ok maybe not the best, but pretty close! This sequel excels for all the same reasons that the original did, and adds too the experience at the same time. If u have no idea what its like too play motorstorm watch the video above... ya its that cool! The only real difference is the the music, its much more fun and upbeat than the preview but still great. Were this game really shines is the new splitscreen mode! All the tracks are instantly available in this mode, and while the explosions dont have that epic slow down like in single player its still satisfying to see it at fuul speed. The only things that there are to gripe about, are the relatively poor quality of the fire effects present in the explosions, and that if u start of playing splitscreen and u play all the tracks u kind of get the "there could be more tracks" feeling. Also there is no vehicle custimazation but when playing with friends u hardly notice it because the options of the vehicle style change between tracks.So i absolutely recommend this too any PS3 owner, its the best racing game that playstation has too offer, and best overall game...... ok not quite but still pretty close... :-)
Rated 10 out of 10 by a big person My new favorite racing game!!!
This game is so cool! It is like ten times better than the first one, and 100 times better than any racing game yet! Although my favorite types of games are Role-playing and shooter, I enjoy this game a lot! My favorite part of this game is the multi-player. You can do 4 player split screen, and I think 11 online. My favorite part of the single player is the fact that you can pick your own driver instead of getting a random one, and the punching/ramming. It's pretty cool to just come along side a CPU or buddy player, and knock his lights out! Another super cool thing about this game is the in game screen-shots. When you have a stylish crash or something, you just hit start, photo mode, and you can move your camera to the best viewing area, then simply press X! So, buy this game! It is the most enjoyable racing game yet!
Rated 9 out of 10 by NAT-U-RAL_KILLA One of the best racers of all time!!!
MotorStorm 1 was an incredible games, but it lacked things in a few spots. Like there was, and still isn't a speedometer. That is a flaw I have with the game. But MotorStorm Pacific Rift is a MAJOR upgrade in the MotorStorm Franchise. A big update in graphics, more vehicles (MONSTER TRUCKS!!!!) and a lot more tracks. With me making videos for Youtube on Call of Duty and other FPS games, i haven't had enough time to play PR (Pacific Rift). This game can be an addicting game. I've heard that friends of mine sat there and played online with each other for 14 hours. I can see why. The only big problem with the game is that you cannot make your own vehicle. But since MotorStorm Arctic Edge changes that (from as far as I know), that game is a popular one. I hope they keep making more of these off-road type of games.