Reviewed by Martin Bigg (Star Wars Fanatic)
It’s fair to say that MotorStorm was one of the main reasons that I bought a Playstation 3 at launch. Developed by Evolution Studios, who are formerly known for the acclaimed WRC series, MotorStorm’s unveiling at E3 back in 2005 instantly sealed my attention, and I was subsequently longing for the day of its eventual release. Predictably, after finally being released alongside Sony’s shiny new plaything in 2007, it instantly won me over and rapidly became one of my most favourite racing games, thanks to its refreshingly rampant racing style. And yet, despite this, the game somehow felt unfinished, as if it was cut short in time to become Sony’s showcase. Mercifully however, the sequel continues where the original left off, adding with it a slew of additional content and features, whilst simultaneously remedying some of the original’s shortcomings - but is this enough to cement MotorStorm’s legacy?