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Parents' Guide to

MotoGP 17

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tough but deep motorcycle racer appeals to racing fans.

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While this professional motorcycle racing game has depth and realism that's very engaging, those same elements make this a tough ride for casual race fans. In MotoGP 17, fans of two-wheel racing can enter in a series of events against both the computer and other people. In addition to a full slate of customization options, the game has multiple career modes, including a progression of race events and a "Championship" mode where players can set up their own series of events. It also has a "Managerial Career" mode in which you not only run a series of races, but also, well, manage aspects of a racing team. Hiring an exercise person, for instance, makes your rider strong, which can impact performance on the track.

But while the game has the authenticity and options that serious motorcycle racing game fans would want, less serious race fans might find it a bit too complicated. Unless you're a real gearhead, the sheer number of bike part options can be overwhelming. Also, while you can adjust the steering and physics to your liking, people hoping this can be more arcade-like will be disappointed, as this never gets all that simple or forgiving. But if you're a big fan of motorcycle racing -- or realistic motorcycle racing games -- MotoGP 17 will get your motor running.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: July 12, 2017
  • Genre: Racing
  • ESRB rating: E for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: April 29, 2021

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