MotoGP 09/10

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MotoGP 09/10
MotoGP 0910 Box Art.jpg
Developer(s) Monumental Games
Publisher(s) Capcom
Series MotoGP
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA March 16, 2010
  • EU March 19, 2010[1]
  • AUS March 25, 2010
Genre(s) Racing, Motorcycling, Simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Multiplayer online
Distribution Blu-ray Disc, DVD

MotoGP 09/10 Racing For The Victory is Capcom's second game, as a single publisher, using the rights to develop video games for the MotoGP series. It is only available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was scheduled to be released on March 12, 2010 but was delayed by 1 week and was released on March 19, 2010.

Gameplay[edit]

Career mode[edit]

MotoGP 09/10 will feature 4 modes with the first of them being Career Mode. Players take control of their career on and off of the track competing in races and hiring engineers, team managers and press officers to help further their career as a pro and ultimately win the MotoGP World Championship. Demonstrating your riding skills on the track through overtaking, slip-streaming and showboating will be rewarded with Rider Reputation points. Pushing too hard can be detrimental as collisions and crashes will reduce the reputation bonus at the end of each race. The more rider reputation points you earn the more attractive you become to other manufactures, sponsors and employees. Your team will also research upgrades for your existing bike to increase its performance. As you start off at the 125cc you can upgrade your team into the Moto2 series and then ultimately into the MotoGP series. Career Mode has a limitless number of years allowing you to continue career mode indefinitely.

Championship mode[edit]

Players can race in 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP championships from the 2009 and 2010 seasons as it unfolds. The realistic AI will emulate true racing pack with different riding styles and pace making this a challenging mode for all GP fans.

Arcade[edit]

Players must show off their skill to stay in the race as they compete to finish a whole season in 125, 250 or MotoGP class before running out of time. Each lap, clean section, overtake and top speed reached will reward players with more time but crashing off the track or getting overtaken will cause time to be deducted from the player's total and the chances of living the MotoGP dream will be over.

Online[edit]

Compete against other riders across the globe, in online multiplayer mode. There can be up to 20 bikes in a race.

Soundtrack[edit]

The game has an impressive soundtrack, featuring contemporary break-beat, dub-step and drum-and-bass producers, and also rock artists (provided by Platinum Sound Publishing[2]):
Torche: Healer
Freeland: Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada
Freeland: Under Control
Subsource: The Ides
Eighties B-Line: Love Turns to Hate
Plump DJ's: Rocket Soul
White Lies: Death (Chase and Status Remix)
Home Video: Confession (of a Time Traveller)
Boom Boom Satellites: Kick it Out
Boom Boom Satellites: Morning After
State of Mind: Sunking
Vacation: Make Up Your Mind
Curve: Want More Need Less
Evil Nine: Twist the Knife (feat Emily Breeze)

Release[edit]

Demo[edit]

A demo was announced to be released on the Xbox Live Marketplace about 1 month before release which would give it a release of February. The demo will consists of a stripped down Championship Mode which is limited to the 125cc class and the Mugello Circuit. It also contains the 600cc Moto2 Arcade Mode and the 800cc MotoGP Time Trial mode.[3] The demo was released on March 4, 2010 on the Xbox 360 and PS3.[4]

Downloadable content[edit]

Capcom announced two free DLC packs to be released sometime after the game's release.[5]

The first pack will contain the 800cc bike class with all of the bikes, riders and team liveries, as well as the brand new track for the 2010 MotoGP season, the new Silverstone Arena Circuit.

The second pack will include all of the bikes, riders and team livery updates for the 600cc and 125cc bike classes, giving players brand new MotoGP 2010 data far earlier than ever before. They have announced this DLC to be released in July. As of this time the first DLC pack has been released which includes the 2010 MotoGP bikes as well as the new Silverstone track. Fans of the game are still waiting for the second DLC pack which will contain the 2010 Moto2 and 125cc classes. It is now known that it won't come out as Moto GP 10/11 is scheduled for release shortly.

Reception[edit]

GameZone's Michael Lafferty gave the game a 6.5 out of 10, saying "While the controls can seem a bit touchy at times, the actual racing animations feel stiff and not as fluid as they should be. Sure, these are big bikes and metal doesn’t bend that well, but there were times when it just felt as though the game was on a rail. That said, for those who like racing games and motorcycles, MotoGP 09/10 has a robust racing package that should sate appetites."[6]

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