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MotoGP 08

by Capcom
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • Three different handling models - arcade, intermediate and simulation - provide varied racing experiences and accessibility for all
  • Ride as yourself and compete against riders from the world's premier motorcycling championship - racing up to 33 opponents.
  • Select from 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP bike classes with each offering a different race experience
  • First time MotoGP series will appear on PlayStation 3 and Wii
  • Set competitor AI to match skill level with 4 AI levels - Easy/Medium/Hard/Champion
  • Pit your riding skills against players from across the globe in the on-line mod
  • Includes new 2008 season additions of night racing in Qatar and Indianapolis circuit


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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B001FSJ9FS
  • Release Date: 24 Oct. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,797 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Product Description

  • Latest MotoGP game

Manufacturer's Description

The official game of the 2008 season, MotoGP 08 features all the official riders, bikes and tracks from this year's event providing the definitive 2 wheeled racing experience.

The development team's overriding aim is to deliver an unparalleled handling model that allows access points for gamers of all skill levels and just as importantly provide a challenge to meet each player's abilities.

ALL 3 MOTOGP CLASSES
MotoGP 08 puts the player at the centre of the MotoGP experience by letting them join a team and compete alongside their sporting heroes in all three race classes - 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP. Recent MotoGP titles had excluded these titles at a cost and Capcom are keen to ensure that all the riders are faithfully represented, which also enables complete progression through the ranks as well as giving the gamer a different racing experience per class.With scaled and competitive AI which adjusts within limits to give a more enjoyable race experience on the lower levels but the higher levels show no mercy. You have the ability to set up a custom match search, create your own match setting up to 12 players in total. All 3 weather settings can be set up with collisions also being able to be turned off if required. Accessible to all but hard to master. - Quick matches

TUTORIAL MODE
Also new for this year is a tutorial mode should you require it. This allows you to decide what motorcycle and racing style suits you best. But rather than the tutorial mode taking you 'out of the main game', this mode takes you immediately into an arcade race and offers you hints and tips from the beginning. By pressing START you can pause the game also allowing you to test out and alter the racing model (from 'Arcade' to 'Advanced' or 'Simulation', change your transmission options or leave the tutorial mode entirely. You can also choose to automatically see live tips whilst playing, where the game will judge your riding style and offer help and advice where needed.

MAIN MODES
Career mode's new for this year is the ability for you to create your own rider (in previous MotoGP titles you've only been able to select an existing rider of the MotoGP event) and develop your skills for up to 5 racing seasons with the aim of becoming the ultimate MotoGP champion. Choosing a team and bike class at the beginning of each season you'll be able to customise your rider through a selection of bike helmet designs that unlock as you progress. As you win races , stronger teams will look to recruit you for the following season, enabling you to race better performing bikes. As you progress you'll also be able to access certain bike upgrades which improve it's performance across a range of parameters such as straight line speed, acceleration, braking and cornering.

Quick race - choose your favourite track, rider, difficulty level, bike class, riding model, transmission type, number of laps and weather conditions and go race.

Time Attack - set the best time at each circuit, competing against yourself to shave vital seconds off your record. Select the circuit and rider and off you go. You can decide whether you want a ghost rider to compete against, improving where you can to beat your previous lap.

Championship - Select any class, rider and team and compete in and re-create the entire 2008 season. Practice and Qualifying modes are optional whilst you also decide the weather conditions, difficulty setting, number of laps and handling model to allow you to shape the season of your choice. Before each race you can tweak the set-up on your bike, including changing tyres, suspension settings and gear ratios. During the championship you'll be able to check rider standings, see where your rider ranks and view individual performance statistics for the real aficionados. And if you're still not happy with your own performance you can practise racing the circuit on your own (solo) in free practise mode.

CHALLENGES
If that wasn't enough we've set up 50 unique challenges for those ambitious enough to accept them. Complete the challenges and you'll be rewarded with lots of hidden content. The challenges are divided up into the following categories:

Speed - stay above the speed indicated and finish inside the allotted time.
Brakes - Use a limited amount of braking sparingly to complete a circuit of the track.
Racing Line - Don't stray too far from the optimal racing line.
Checkpoint - Reach each checkpoint before the time runs out in order to complete the lap
Single race - Complete in an actual race scenario from MotoGP
Championship - Complete in an actual championship scenario taken from MotoGP
1vs1 - Beat a single opponent to the finish line on the final sector of a circuit.

ONLINE
PS3, Xbox360 and PC will allow you and up to 12 friends to race on any track from the MotoGP season. You'll be free to select any bike from the 125, 250 and GP class and race any of the manufacturer bikes, competing in individual races. The 360 version will include headset voice chat support only. For Xbox360 we'll have Ranked Matches (effect your online Live ranking), Leaderboards, Friends, Reserve private slots for friends, Invites and of course Achievements.

MotoGP 08 will also mark the debut of the series on both the PlayStation 3 and Wii. The Wii version utilizes the Nintendo Wii remote as handlebars allowing you to lean around the corners for an even more thrilling racing experience.

New for 2008 is also the inclusion of the all new Indianopolis track in the US (the home of US racing) plus the spectacle of night racing at the Qatar circuit.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Annoying but satifying enough 9 Nov. 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
the game is probably the most lifelike game i have ever seen with crysis not being that far behind overall. the graphics are great the UI is easy to use and it has a career mode which is great, but several things that grab your attention which can bring down the fun factor and overall gaming experience.

1. this game is'nt up to date with mid-season bike liveries, helmets and rider overalls but rather end of 2008 winter testing season.

2. The A.I is really annoying on higher level skill and is too easy on medium skill. higher level - the ai has a problem with not making any mistake, driving in corners far more faster then the recommended speeds and making it out without a problem, the A.I braking is far more sudden which puts you at a huge disadvantage overall especially if your looking for a fair fight which you won't get, no matter how hard you hit the A.I(if you do), it just bumps them faster and if you get bumped you can not slow down fast enough as the A.I's can making you loose your corner and can make the difference between winning a race and ending up 5th place.

3. the setup file on the retail DVD version is bugged, and is suggested you get the 1.1 version if you wish to install to a custom directory instead.

4.(if you decide to cheat) - some tracks have area's where you can effectivly use the grass to slow your bike down to make a corner however certain tracks like the TT circuit at the last corner, you try to detour the pavement, you somehow come to a dead stop like your in a graveltrap but not. best to avoid this stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new era for the series 1 Nov. 2008
By Kris S
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played all the moto gp series going back to the first game on the original xbox. Every game has been a step forward in graphics and gameplay physics and this lastest offering is no exception.

The biggest change in bike physics is a reduction of grip by about 30%. The previous games although very entertaining were not that realistic lap times wise but now grip reduced the similarities with lap times ,braking and throttle control to real life is amazing.

You get 3 physics settings to choose from the first being "Arcade" mode, which i would only recommend if you have never played before, you get braking and thottle help plus traction control all which you can not turn off, second setting is "Advanced", you get no driving aids but are able to brake and steer at same time which is very helpful if you miss your braking points, finally "Simulation" mode will test your skills to the limit, no aids or help at all,high and low side accidents are enevatable. As always you have 4 difficulty settings which determine the AI speed and aggresion.

Minimum bike setup available but you are not able to save your bike/track setup which is abit annoying, may be fixed in a patch.

You dont get the "Extreme" mode from the last 2 games, which were upgradeable street bikes raced on fantasy street tracks, but what you do get to go with the full 2008 GP bikes is both 125cc and 250cc classes, and they are great fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb gameplay & graphics 29 Dec. 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The best motor-cycle racing simulator I've played.

Phenomenally lifelike graphics make for a very enjoyable game.

All the circuits, their surrounding countryside & skies are beautifully rendered to make this an extremely immersive experience.

The only minor gripe would be that the different engine 'sounds' could be improved.

With practice, (and Traction Control at a low setting) it's possible to lean & 'drift' the rear-end around corners to quicker point in the right exit direction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best motogp game by miles sofar 6 Nov. 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i have played this game for 3 days now, and it blows away all the thq motogp games, basically if milestone has had anything to do with the game, you will know its quality, i fell in love with the 125cc bikes :D they have a top speed of about 135mph, i play on the first onboard view and use thrustmaster's freestyler bike handle bars, wich work perfectly, the bars also work fine with all the thq motogp games and sbk01/sbk08, if you want a more realistic racing experience then get motogp 08 its serious fun for any motogp fan ;), when your in the pack of bikes it looks so real, the graphics on this game are top quality, im running this game smooth and fast on a quad core 2.4ghz and 2 gig memory and a radeon x1950pro 512mb agp card, i only had to turn off FSAA and v-sync in the game

the 250cc bikes are alot of fun to, i love the KTM'S :D, the learning curve is spot on in this game, best to master the 125cc first, then move onto the 250cc and then the big motogp bikes, the motogp bikes are crazy fast, unless you are ready for it, you wont stay on the tarmac long, overall a brilliant racing simulator, be warned though this sim is addictive, (i'll just have one more go, then i'll do other things...lol)

google freestyler bike on google images, you will have a hard time trying to buy online, but try ebay, you might be in luck, there are two versions, a ps2 version and a pc version, they clamp to any desk, they work fine on winxp and vista, might see you online, my gamespy id is OnboardViewBiggie69 ;)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The best MotoGP game so far
I tried changing to the 2013 offering but went back to this one. I'll need some persuading to move on.
Published 13 months ago by David Venner
5.0 out of 5 stars A great fun game
I have given this product 5 stars as I have played it before... as I am waiting to buy a new computer which will be able to run the game ... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Paul Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
worth buying if your into motogp,looks good and handles well.This runs fine on windows 7 and has controller support,cant go wrong for the price.
Published 22 months ago by Bushy
5.0 out of 5 stars MotoGP 08 (PC)
I Love MY Simulation Games. When Ever I Feel Like I Have Nothing Else To Do With Myself There’s Nothing To Take Your Mind of Things Like MotoGP 08 (PC) . Read more
Published on 16 Jan. 2013 by Duke
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game
This is a good game. It recognises any controller I have, and all games don't so that is important.... indeed this game was bought to replace one that didn't. Read more
Published on 20 Sept. 2010 by Mr. Roger Stokes
4.0 out of 5 stars Moto GP 08 Review
I bought this game for a Pentium 4 PC given that reviews mentioned that this game is a simulation. The chances are that in real life I have no hope of riding a real bike so I don't... Read more
Published on 23 April 2010 by D. Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars MotoGP 08 (PC)
I purchased this product for my grandson - which I am pleased to say he is very happy to have. He's happy - I'm happy so I can recommend this product
Published on 20 Oct. 2009 by Mr. S. F. BRUNNING
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
I purchased this when it was on special offer and wasn't very impressed when I got it. To me it seemed like any other motorbike track racing game - but with nicer graphics. Read more
Published on 1 Sept. 2009 by Dan Rogerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Ross' Racer Review
Game's great. Everything I wanted as a biker and MotoGp fan.
Still unable to run game with sounds, seems my sound card isn't up to spec, but despite this significant problem,... Read more
Published on 3 July 2009 by HelgaZZr
3.0 out of 5 stars handling has changed
let me start off and say ive played every moto gp since the start,there's no denying the graphics are better than moto gp 07 but i wouldnt say it was a better game,you've got 3... Read more
Published on 14 April 2009 by paolo,sordoni
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