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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the gameplay and price are on the whole positive. The action and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the controls, and some have doubts about the story and reliability.

graphics, design, action, price, gameplay

reliability, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Martin Bigg (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift â€


To put it mildly, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift has been one of the most genuinely exhilarating console racing experiences I have ever had, so the prospect of receiving a further dose of action in the form of DLC was one of salivating proportions

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Martin Bigg (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift


It?s fair to say that MotorStorm was one of the main reasons that led me to buying a Playstation 3 at launch. Developed by Evolution Studios, who are formerly known for the acclaimed WRC series, MotorStorm?s unveiling at E3 back in 2005 instantly...

MotorStorm Pacific Rift is is a diverse and exhilierating experience, that improves on its predecessor and really makes a name for itself against other more conventional racing titles. Fans of the genre should justifiably salivaate over this dirty...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Phoenix8387 (

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Expert review by : Tony Mitera (

Motorstorm: Pacific Rift Review


Even more ways to display a stunning lack of common sense.

Gorgeous visuals, detailed vehicles, and a complete lack of personal safety

Crash physics are underwhelming, rubber-banding AI

It's not that other racing games aren�t as fast or as vicious, but only a select few are as crazy as Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. The racing and control is smooth and accommodating, which lets you concentrate on either avoiding exploding into a ball of...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Chick (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)


Can someone send MotorStorm: Pacific Rift developer Evolution Studios the memo about games that don't move forward? The one that says you should always give the player some sort of reward, even (especially!) if he fails? The one that went to...

This review is based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Todd (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift


Familar, but frantic and exciting sequel lacks killer new ideas

Monster trucks and more ; Lush landscapes with new hazards ; Looks prettier

Not a completely new experience ; Laborious big rigs return ; AI gives free wins sometimes

A few more tracks, vehicle types and Race modes would have been good (we’re sure they’ll appear in future DLC), plus the ability to fully customise your vehicle instead of relying on a few skins. Still, what's there out of the box is exhilarating,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Bryan Stratton (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift


The sequel to Sony's off-road racing brawl makes good on all the promise of the original.

Shorter load times; crazy physics detail; great course design; expanded vehicle and course list

Unforgiving crash physics; lack of race variety; solid but uninspired online play

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Buffa (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Review


We launched our motorcycle into a volcano, just to watch it burn.

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Game Guide

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

Tripping the Rift


MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is coming. We take another peek at a couple close-to-final demo builds of the game.

Honestly, there's not a whole lot we can talk about at this point without getting our hands on a near-finished build of the full game. Considering the good folks over at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have started to talk to the press over there...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Cordeira (

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift


Bigger, better, louder and faster.

The online mode, although fairly straightforward, was a ton of fun in the original MotorStorm. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift really pushes the experience into the next generation, with rankings, leaderboards, stats, matchmaking, voice chat and support for...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The first MotorStorm wowed fans with its heady formula of brutal, unpredictable off-road racing, festival vibes and stunning monument valley desert scenery. Motorstorm Pacific Rift takes you to a solitary tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean, ready for a whole new take on no-holds-barred racing action through thick swamps, dense jungle, towering peaks and steaming volcanoes. Not just pretty backdrops to the action, these environments take center stage in challenging players with everything in Mother Nature's arsenal. Thick mud, tangled undergrowth, swift flowing rivers, choking volcanic clouds and searing lava pools all test the drivers to their limits and beyond. Expect a rich festival of off road racing, along with a host of game modes and rewards. It's brutal, dangerous, relentless, and unpredictable and more than a game - MotorStorm Pacific Rift is a way of life.


Elements:Racing / driving - rally / offroad
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:12
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Pacific Rift
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorstorm


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - racing / driving