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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3)

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Description

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is the sequel to the PlayStation 3 exclusive and launch title racing game MotorStorm.

Set on and around a volcanic, tropical island in the South Pacific, players continue the style of the first game, riding a varied mix of vehicles from Bikes and ATVs through Rally Cars and Trucks up to Big Rigs and, in a new addition to the series, Monster Trucks. These are able to drive over other cars, destroy vegetation and damage structures. Some abilities have been enhanced, for instance bikers can now duck or hop over obstacles. Like its predecessor, the tracks are unconventional and contain multiple routes, not all of them suitable.

The tracks will wear down through consecutive laps and this affects the vehicles' behaviour. Smaller vehicles also suffer resistance from vegetation, while the bigger rigs can plough straight through. Areas with water cause the engine to cool down, affecting the behaviour as well. The game can be played split-screen with up to four players.

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The Video Game Critic Mar 21, 2009 A 100
Game Shark Nov 20, 2008 A- 91
GamePro (US) Oct 22, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Extreme Gamer Nov 07, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Australia Nov 09, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamer 2.0 Nov 24, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN UK Oct 17, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Oct 17, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Oct 28, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Nov 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Arcon (6) added MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3) on May 16, 2009