Review: MotoGP 2018 Game

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Ever fancied having a crack at being Marc Marquez or Valentino Rossi? With the MotoGP 2018 videogame you can…

Milestone have released their latest edition of the game featuring all the 2018 riders from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and Red Bull Rookies so you can see if you’ve got what it takes to succeed against the best in the world at Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

The 2018 game has had a bit of an overhaul, meaning it looks quite different from previous editions of the game but the basic premise is the same. There are time attack, quick race, quick championship and career modes with the latter enabling you to create your own rider and progress from Red Bull Rookies through the ranks to MotoGP depending on your results.

The top-notch graphics depict all 19 circuits to a tee, including the new-for-2018 Buriram circuit in Thailand while the bikes almost look real-world.

Machine handling has taken another step forward and on full simulation mode with all game and rider aids turned off they are a handful to ride, but the level of aids can be altered easily to find your level, as can the competitiveness of the AI riders.

Bike set-up can be altered either manually or through a question by question process with your engineer to ensure you can set the best lap time possible to take on your rivals, with online modes also available including the official 2018 MotoGP eSport championship. 

The game’s realism means it’s far from easy, but with rider and game aids you can easily find your level and improve from there with time.

The biggest flaw is that loading times remain excessive in a day where they shouldn’t exist at all. Between sessions and races you’ll often find yourself waiting a good minute or two for the next to load.

Overall, if you’re a MotoGP fan you won’t be disappointed but expect to lose hours with it as it’s quite addictive!

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing