Parents' Guide to

Motorstorm: Pacific Rift

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Off-road racing game promotes agressive behavior.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

This is in no way violent, But its difficult.

Motorstorm is clearly a good game. It doesn't have really mature themes, Just a bit of aggressive racing. You are not blowing heads off so its not bad. When you are next to someone you can punch them off the bike or ATV. Which to be honest isn't bad. You can fall off bikes but there is no blood or visual pain. The language is only in the lyrics when you are driving. As there is a lot of background music. Its no more violent than any other racer. Good game and very difficult.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 8+

It is fun for 4 people, not an educational thing.

This game is simple, there are no rules, do whatever it takes to win, again, these games are not meant to be educational or anything else, only for entertainment.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (11):

For those unfamiliar with MotorStorm, each vehicle includes a boost meter to ramp up your speeds. But if you use your boost for too long, your vehicle explodes. Overall, the racing is exhilarating. Computer-controlled drivers are pretty smart and aggressive. They'll often attempt to bump you off the road or into embankments. When you rush through mud or water, specks will splash onto the screen. Wrecks look explosive. Chunks of metal fly across the screen as vehicles crunch against obstructions. One minor annoyance with Pacific Rift is you're not punished very severely for crashes. This is good for novices, but can feel cheap to the expert player. This proves to be a minor speed bump in the long run, as Pacific Rift presents an invigorating style of off-road racing.

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