MotoGP 09/10 - Xbox 360

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Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Racing: Motorcycle
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Monumental Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (GB)
Released: 19 Mar 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Connectivity: Live Online Enabled
Accessories: Headset


It's time for fans of two-wheeled racing to dust off their virtual leathers – MotoGP 09/10 is here with not one but two seasons for us to race through.

Yes, that's two seasons. The game comes with all the '09 season content (tracks, bikes, riders, teams) in the box. The 2010 goodies will be along as DLC, which is good news for racing fans as it means we'll also be getting the new Moto2 bikes – the 600cc class.

That also means it will come with the new Silverstone track. And there's more! That also means the new Balaton track out in Hungary, which will feature later on in the season, will be up for grabs. Plenty of new goodies for bike fans to get to grips with.

Championship mode is the meat of the game - a recreation of the MotoGP 09/10 season. As you dive in, you can pick your favourite rider and bike from any of the classes (125cc, 250cc, MotoGP – 800cc). With the 250ccs you have to take a bit more care on your throttle control or the back end is likely to slide out a bit more. Further up the scale, the 800cc bike is all about taking great care on the throttle control. The bike can slide out a lot more easily and you really have to pay attention to the state of your tyres. If you're not getting the picture – developer Monumental Games has put a lot of work into the way different classes of bike handle.

This year also marks the introduction of the racing line for... we'll say 'less seasoned riders'. That comes from the developers racing the track over and over again, generating the best lap line. If, however, you outdo the dev team, the line will update to your fastest line. That can be uploaded to the network and then downloaded by your friends, so you can show them all how to be the speediest of racers.

Career mode is for the more thoughtful racer. In a nutshell it takes you through some of the finer points of management - it's about building your own team, gaining reputation and hiring staff into that team.

The game also supports up to twenty players in online multiplayer – a number that the creators claims is a first for racing games.

With two seasons and all those features to go at, there's plenty on offer for bike fans in MotoGP 09/10.