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  • Summary: Become the star of the 2018 MotoGP season. Pursue your career as a professional rider starting from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup up to the Premier class of the MotoGP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Jun 8, 2018
    80
    Yes, MotoGP 2018 is only an update with some editing of its previous edition. But the job is well done on the important points that matters; driving sensations, adjustable realism at all levels, and comprehensive content regarding the real MotoGP and its virtual transposition. This is as much at the level of the circuits as of the machines and the pilots. We regret the lack of competition that has probably contributed a bit to Milestone laziness. There is still a lot of room for improvements. But if you like the MotoGP, you will not be disappointed by this game that does the job correctly.
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    75
    After some years in the shadows, the official MotoGP game is back in pole position.
  3. Jun 7, 2018
    72
    MotoGP 18 is a solid racer, with plenty of options to tailor the driving experience the way you want. The game's got a new graphics engine that sports better, more detailed visuals, but also limits the experience to 30 frames per second.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    70
    MotoGP 18 benefits from a very cool gameplay, better than any previous MotoGP game. But this is at the expense of the content, this new entry in the series will frustrate most of the fans it is targeting.
  5. Jun 7, 2018
    68
    One step forward, two steps back. The MotoGP license have been developed with the Unreal Engine 4 for the first time with few notable improvements, but with the absence of previous modalities for a fairly limited offer.
  6. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    It's stuffed to the brim with Moto Grand Prix-related details like racers, tracks, and commentary, and includes plenty of different options that riders can use to tweak their bikes and chase a podium finish. With that said, MotoGP 18 simply feels less thrilling than it should, mostly due to its underwhelming graphics, spartan presentation, and monotonous gameplay.
  7. 45
    Extended loading times, washed out textures, and an unobtainable online infrastructure crucify what could have been a fresh start for the franchise. Worst of all, the personalities behind the sport have not transcended whatsoever – taking away one of its greatest assets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jun 8, 2018
    8
    First things first: feeling of the bike and racing in general is better than previous offers and this is the most important factor for me.First things first: feeling of the bike and racing in general is better than previous offers and this is the most important factor for me. Racing is tight and fun. Also, graphics are better now, they look lower res than last year game though, and you have to bare with the fact they are 30fps now instead of 60'ish' as last year game. On a PS4 Pro it looks good on a 4K screen (monitor) but it does not seem to be optimized for the PS4 Pro. AI still need some tweeking and load times are still on the long side, but all in all I'm having a pretty good time with the game so far. It still need some work but it is a step on the right direction. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2018
    8
    Yes, this is a Milestone MotoGP game, so it's going to feel like past Milestone MotoGP games. They've gotten it to a point where it doesn'tYes, this is a Milestone MotoGP game, so it's going to feel like past Milestone MotoGP games. They've gotten it to a point where it doesn't need substantial improvements every year to warrant a new release, just look at other sports game franchises. However, Milestone has made strides in the handling department as the bikes in this game feel much, much better than the past few installments. The game looks good, although it largely looks the same as the past few releases. The difficulty is fantastic. If you want to be challenged, there's a level of difficulty for that. The main draw back is the lack of depth that the career mode still has. If there is one thing that I'd like to see them make a push to improve by a decent bit by MotoGP 19, it's the career mode. If you like MotoGP, buy this game. Don't let the extremely low scores discourage you. It's not bad. In fact, it's a pretty solid installment. Expand
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    7
    I'm actually enjoying the game so far, probably the best MotoGP game from the past few years. They fixed some of the problems from previousI'm actually enjoying the game so far, probably the best MotoGP game from the past few years. They fixed some of the problems from previous games, it is a better game for sure. Gameplay wise is a step forward. Graphics are a mixed bag, they looks quite good with the new U4 engine but gone are the 60fps from last year. Milestone still need to try harder with content though, where is the 'Legends' race events? right, they will probably charge for it later on as a DLC, it would have been nice to have it on the launch package. I give it a 8.0 on gameplay/graphics and 6.5 on contents, so lets round it to 7. If you like the sport and you have enjoyed past MotoGP games, you will not be disappointed at all. Expand
  4. Aug 17, 2018
    5
    Update: After playing through the rookie's cup and nearly completing with moto3 championship, I'm knocking it down to 5 because even theUpdate: After playing through the rookie's cup and nearly completing with moto3 championship, I'm knocking it down to 5 because even the racing simulation feels a bit stale. The sim of the player's bike is super, top-notch, but all the other AI racers race the exact same way. The only way to tell them apart is somehow they spread out during the race. No personality in the competition. Other things I notice are the graphics of the asphalt are sharp with texture of different patches and rubber tracks, etc. But really you'd expect that from a game in 2018 wouldn't you? You'd also expect much better off-track animations, more variety in the commentary, and on and on. This game really is overall mediocre, with a few highlights: Player bike sim, replay, Esports competitions, on-track graphics are good, and highly adjusteable AI difficulty (can be good and bad). Oh, last thought, tried to play online game, nobody in the lobby? Are there really no other players out there or do Sony servers suck that bad?

    Update: I knocked it down to 7 because the off-track graphics are pretty bad, too cartoony. Not up to par with modern games. The replay feature is nice.

    I haven't played the MotoGP series in a few years, so I didn't really go into it with any expectations. I've played it for about 15-20 hours now and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I definitely have some gripes, but overall I think the game, standing on it's own merits, is great.

    I can't recall that much about the previous game engine, but the Unreal engine does it's job well. Realism is better than what I remember, such as the faster you go, the harder the bike should be to turn, like a LOT harder, and this version does a better job of simulating that. I really was impressed by how realistic the different weather patterns are. One race was in damp conditions, where part of the track was dry and part damp. You could really see and feel (as the bike slides and the controller vibrates) when you ran over damp patches in turns versus dry corners. In general, the vibration feedback works really well, with different types of vibrations letting you know different things about how the bike is behaving.

    One thing I miss from a version of MotoGP from about 10 years ago is that when you hit above about 180mph everything started to go a little blurry as it flew past. I thought that was such a cool effect that gave a better sensation of speed.

    Anyway, the career mode is pretty well thought out. You start out in the Rookie's Cup (which I'm currently in), and then you progress as you supposedly would in real life, maybe one day getting an email with an offer, etc. The bike setup is mostly restricted in Rookie's Cup, but you can see the menus that hint at how deep you could go (there's one for ECU). and I've tinkered around with the suspension settings, which are thankfully limited to 4 options: preload, damping, spring rate, and one other I can't recall. Based on the difficulty of the game at easy levels, it's obvious you will have track by track by weather type of unique settings to race at the highest difficulties. Which brings me to my main gripe, the game is too friggin hard. You set the difficulty as a percentage. 50% is considered Easy. I race at 45% and still coming in towards the bottom of the pack, and after playing the game for many hours. Maybe I just suck, but I enjoy the game, so be it. But maybe they could scale down the difficulty a bit to make the learning curve a little less steep at what's considered "easy".

    It's not much of a gripe, more nit-picking. A guess another thing I could pick at is the fact that the stands are packed with fans going wild... during a Rookie's Cup race. But on the flip side, the crowds look great, and the colored smoke effects during the race add a nice touch.

    So how about a suggestion? Why not let the rider off the bike and let the player control him, make him walk around and interact with audiences, have special post-race celebrations on cool down lap, etc. It'd be something else to do in the game.

    After all it is a racing game, and there's not much else to do except... race. But Milestone has done a good job with the racing part. Few nit-picks aside, it's a solid motorcycle racing game.
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  5. Jul 16, 2018
    3
    Really satisfied with the graphic but only during playing time. The graphic turns to be cartoon when it comes to Replay mode. Very poorReally satisfied with the graphic but only during playing time. The graphic turns to be cartoon when it comes to Replay mode. Very poor rendering especially on the shadow. No pit crew holding board, no marshall, bad looking paddock girls, everything looks very dull. Should make it more interesting for example adding crew holding chequered flag when the race is over. The rider's faces also not as expected. You should see how FIFA games create hundreds of player face with very amazing details. Before the race start, you should include all track histories such as track record, former winners, or track details because I think the loading time is too long. It will be very useful if you include all this information to make it more interesting. Expand
  6. Jun 7, 2018
    2
    I had high expectations to Motogp 2018 as i really enjoyed the 2017. I am a PS4 pro owner. Last year were 60 fps and 4K. This year MilestoneI had high expectations to Motogp 2018 as i really enjoyed the 2017. I am a PS4 pro owner. Last year were 60 fps and 4K. This year Milestone chose Unreal Engine to make the graphics - and i don't know abt u guys, but i have a ps4 pro because i want to feel like i am present due to amazing graphics and at least 30fpsa stabile or more. Motogp 2018 looks like a PS3 game. The tracksides are awfull and colourless and f instance in helmetview u can not turn the head a litlle like last year. .The gameplay it self is ok, maybe even a small better than last year, but it looks so bad, that i would really like my money back! If u own a PS4 pro, do not buy it !! You will be very disappointed. I hope Milestone and Unreal engine will make an update, but i doubt it. I have never seen Unreal make 4K for ps 4 pro .I simply think they do not have the ability to do it. Cartoon game! Yoki76 and Spazlogames. Are you serious?. Its about the worst looking PS4 game i have experienced. Slobby and, unclear and maybe something like 0,7 K. Filled with quick and superficial details. A few lightning effects ok and the bike feels like ok but not good or precise. Yeah Martinell, a little like a bowling pin:) This is my best trying of being objective. I am not paid by competitors or other. Only enormously disappointed!! Expand
  7. Jun 7, 2018
    0
    2018 and this franchise continues to make the bike move like a bowling pin. Did anyone in
    MILESTONE S.R.L play MotoGP 2 on the first Xbox or
    2018 and this franchise continues to make the bike move like a bowling pin. Did anyone in
    MILESTONE S.R.L play MotoGP 2 on the first Xbox or PC did not? Because they never got close to that result in the physics of the bike.
    And the sound? what the hell is this? god... nooooo...
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