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Motorstorm (Series) Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 11 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This series of games started on the PlayStation 3 with innovative tracks that got muddier as you raced. This, along with a wide variety of vehicles and routes through each of the courses makes for an entertaining and light-hearted racing game. Whether racing in cars, bikes, all-terrain vehicles or super-massive trucks, the different courses have to be learned for each type and taken advantage of to win.

As the series developed it focus more on the extreme sports side of racing high powered vehicles. This means that Motorstorm: Apocalypse and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is rated PEGI 16 rather than PEGI 12 like the original game.
  • MotorStorm (PlayStation 3)
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3)
  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable)
  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse (PlayStation 3)
  • MotorStorm: RC (PlayStation Vita)

Motorstorm: Apocalypse had its release delayed after Japan's devastating earthquake in 2011, because the game featured a similar scene that destructed the track. This led to mediocre sales and the game being something of a hidden gem.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 14/12/2006, updated in 2012

Platforms: PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PSP

Genres: Racing

Developer: Motor Storm RC (@MotorStormRC)


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Duration: This game will take between 14 hours and 16 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift added four-player split-screen racing on one system. This continued on Motorstorm: Apocalypse. However, the online multiplayer servers are no longer running, however. Motorstorm Artic Edge offers two-player split-screen racing. Although you can complete the game in around 14 hours, this still leaves more challenges and multiplayer elements to enjoy.


Motorstorm usually costs £4.99 to £10.99. 

Motorstorm 3D Rift

PlayStation Store PS3 £7.99

Motorstorm Apocalypse

PlayStation Store PS3 £10.99

Motorstorm Apocalypse Single Player Demo

PlayStation Store PS3 Free

Motorstorm Arctic Edge Psp

PlayStation Store PS Vita £6.49

Motorstorm Demo

PlayStation Store PS3 Free

Motorstorm Rc

PlayStation Store PS Vita £4.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £4.99

Motorstorm Rc Complete Edition

PlayStation Store PS Vita £7.39
PlayStation Store PS3 £7.39
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. MotorStorm Apocalypse offers in-game purchases for decals and vehicles at various prices. Some can be purchased in packs.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 16.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Motorstorm Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MotorStormRC) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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