Like every incarnation of this motorcycle racing game series, this year's model is strictly for serious bikers. In MotoGP 20, like previous years in the series, you get to be a professional motorcycle driver in a series of race events held both online and off. As always, while the game has a ton of options that let you adjust how realistic and difficult you want things to be, it's still a tough ride if you're more into arcade racing games than realistic simulations. Sure, it's easier to stay the course when you dumb down the competition, turn on the automatic braking, and set it so the damage only makes your bike look bad, instead of running bad on the track. But unless you're a vet of this series or similarly authentic racing sims, you'll still veer off the track if you're not careful. And skilled. And have quick reflexes.
Of course, this year's model does have some new features. Besides the usual upgrades to the graphics and physics, they've also deepened the way the brakes work, how the bike consumes fuel, and the aerodynamics. This also boasts a new option to manage your own racing team. Unfortunately, it doesn't fix some of the issues that plagued earlier editions. The load times are shorter than they were last year, but they're still long, and there's a lot of deal with before you get through a race, such as having to check on your bike and (unless you skip them) go through qualifying races. But at least the background music isn't as terrible as it was last year. All together, they make MotoGP 20 as solid a motorcycle racing game as past games in the series.