|a game by||Milestone s.r.l.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Bike Games, MotoGP Series|
Today we are taking a look at MotoGP 14. I have always enjoyed games based on bikes since the days of my Sega Master System! I know that the sim nature of this series is certainly not for everyone, but those who like this sport will love how authentic that they have tried to be here. I do feel that this game has been bettered by some of its predecessors, but there is still some fun to be had here.
Taking First Place
If I am remembering right MotoGP 14 was the last game to feature what I would consider to be a pretty standard career mode. The idea of the career mode is that you join a team and then you work your way to the top, taking part in all the races in a given season to try and see how well you can do. It is pretty basic stuff if I am being honest, but for fans of MotoGP, it is probably all they need. Another new main mode here is the scenario mode. The scenario mode is great for fans of this thing as you get to take part in famous events from the history of MotoGP.
Racing For Fun
As well as your career mode and scenario modes, MotoGP 14 has plenty of other modes to keep you busy. If you do not want the depth that career mode offers then championship mode is for you which is a much more straightforward and kind of old-school game mode were to try to win championships. There is also a time attack mode which I found to be very addictive and you also have the Grand Prix mode as well. Back in the day, this supported 12 players online, but as you have guessed those servers are long dead, but you can still play two-player local co-op with your buddies.
You Better “Hang-On”
The gameplay on offer here in MotoGP 14 I would say is more simulation than arcade, but it does have a little bit of arcade magic to it. There is certainly a learning curve here, but the gameplay is still a great deal of fun. I found in the career mode that sometimes the AI would put up a good challenge and then other times I would race to a lead and just leave them in the dust.
Slick And Smooth
One of the main things that people were excited about for this year’s game was the new graphics and sound engine. This at the time was the best-looking game in the series by quite some margin. Bikes and tracks look much smoother and there are some fantastic lighting effects here that give it a more realistic look. Also, the sound design in this game is great, the engines sound fantastic and there is just a lot more realism with the sound.
Look, if you enjoy this sport then you will enjoy what MotoGP 14 is offering. At the time this was released I think it was a damn fine MotoGP game and captured what most of us like about the sport very well. The thing is, this game has been bettered by more than a few other games that feature bikes at this point, including the sequel MotoGP 15. So, I would have to say you are better playing 15 than this one here, but that does not make this a bad game.
- Tons of bikes and tracks to race on
- The game is based on the 2014 MotoGP World Championship season
- The new graphics and sound engine is an improvement
- It has plenty of game modes to play
- The sequel is much better than this game
- You have to be a fan of MotoGP to really enjoy this game