Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

atari kombinera


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. The game also had online multiplayer modes but the game's online servers were closed down on 1 October 2012.


There are no PlayStation 3 user screenshots for this game.

There are 65 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Render
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Logo


Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Mar 21, 2009 A 100
Gaming Age Nov 06, 2008 A- 91
Worth Playing Nov 15, 2008 9 out of 10 90
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
Console Monster Nov 23, 2008 88 out of 100 88
IGN UK Oct 17, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88 Oct 21, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Nov 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80


There are currently no topics for this game.


1001 Video Games

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

Related Web Sites

Arcon (77) added MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3) on May 16, 2009
atari gravitar