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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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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
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Critic Reviews

1UP Oct 21, 2008 A- 91
Game Shark Nov 20, 2008 A- 91
GamePro (US) Oct 22, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jan 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
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
AusGamers Nov 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Oct 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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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