As with every installment of this motorcycle racing simulation series, this year's model isn't for casual bikers, despite the valiant attempts to make it more newbie friendly. A deep and involved racing game, MotoGP 22 not only boasts realistic controls and physics, but also the ability to customize every aspect of your bike, both mechanically and visually. It also has every events of the new season, over 120 professional riders, as well as 21 tracks from the 2022 season and 17 from 2009's. All of which makes it, like previous MotoGP games, an absolutely delight for people looking for a chance to feel like a professional motorcycle racer.
For those looking for a less realistic experience, though, sorry, this is still not for you. Sure, like most racing games these days, this has optional assists that make it easier to stay on track when you take a turn. But even with all of them on, and the difficulty set to "Easy," the competition is still fierce (they are pros, after all), and the controls are still more sensitive than forgiving. Even expanding the tutorial to include short tests doesn't help, nor does the new "MotoGP Academy" mode, which gives you track-specific pointers. But while this may not be fun for fans of arcade games, those looking for a realistic motorcycle racing simulation will find that MotoGP 22, like its predecessors, is an engaging ride.