MotoGP 09/10

Common Sense Media says

Fun motorcycle racing simulation requires practice to win.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

This is a straightforward simulation of the MotoGP World Championships.

Positive role models

Players are encouraged to race cleanly, and are penalized for overly aggressive driving.

Ease of play

This game is harder to play than car racing games. The key difference between this and car racing games is that players must use two buttons for a motorcycle's front and back brakes. Manipulating the bikes is pretty tricky. Turning requires more subtlety compared to four-wheel vehicles, for example. Also, the game includes a tutorial, although it's hidden within one of the modes.

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Some female characters standing by the pit stops are spotted wearing tight shirts exposing cleavage and short shorts.

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Players will see companies linked to motorcycle racing, such as vehicle and equipment manufacturers.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is straightforward simulation of the MotoGP World Championship in motorcycle racing. Players can assume the role of a known racer or create their own and guide them to victory. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.

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What's it about?

MOTOGP 09/10 is a simulation of the MotoGP World Championship, which is a global motorcycle racing series. Players can control a number of racers from all over the world and compete to win the championship. A Career mode allows players to create their own driver and team to guide toward victory during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. As players advance, they can unlock additional drivers, bikes, and other equipment. For something more casual, players can also participate in Arcade races and Time Trial mode. The game also includes a healthy online multiplayer component.

Is it any good?


Once players are able to master riding a motorcycle, the game is quite entertaining. The racing is intense. The game also packs plenty of options to keep players interested, such as a pretty deep Career mode and Championship mode. However, prepare to pratice racing motorcycles a bit before getting the hang of it. It's much trickier than driving a car. Turning requires much more finesse, and the bikes include two brakes players manage. It's not so difficult to make it unplayable, but players should exercise patience. But once you've learned the nuances of bike-riding, MotoGP 09/10 is a thrilling racing game.

Online interaction: The game supports multiplayer online racing as well as open chat.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the difference between virtually driving motorcycles and cars. Is it harder or easier to ride a motorcycle? Why?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Available online?Not available online
Release date:March 25, 2010
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for Mild Suggestive Themes (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

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