ClassicRadar: Let's just put bikes in everything

Welcome to ClassicRadar, a weekly series of GamesRadar’s greatest hits. Today we take a look back at 'Bikes in Gears of War 2?' - the result of a crazy couple of months in 2008 when everyone seemed to be announcing motorbikes as add-ons or additions to their games. PGR4 (sniff) had bikes, Burnout Paradise too... even Mario Kart Wii had two-wheeled vehicles in it. So we photoshopped together some more games with bikes in, and hilarity ensued.

After yesterday's announcement that Burnout Paradise would be getting motorbikes as a downloadable extra, we realised it's becoming quite a common occurance. GTA, Mario Kart and Project Gotham Racing have all had bikes introduced as a feature in later games. So what about other games? Will we be seeing bikes in every big-name franchise from now on? After some swift Photoshopping, we'd have to say... yes. Check these out...


Gears of War 2

Marcus Fenix looks rock hard anyway - but stick him on a motorbike and the game is immediately even cooler. Just look at this shot and tell us it doesn't look like an amazing game.


And a close-up of that grimace...


A superior game right there. That's not all though...


The Legend of Zelda


Link looks so at home on his steel horse, it's like it's always been this way. Who needs Epona?




Adding bikes obviously makes any game automatically better. So here's LocoRoco with added varoom...

OK, it's a bit daft. But nowhere near as daft as the next one...


Shadow of the Colossus

How can Team Ico's second masterpiece possibly be made any better? By adding bikes, of course! We should be paid to think up this sort of thing...


Wander looks great on a bike, but what's he riding away from?


Yeah! That's what we're talking about!


Metroid Prime


Samus is already wearing a crash helmet (ish) so adding a bike to the game doesn't look that out of place.




Alternatively, how about a sequel for Rez? You could even call it 'Revs'. See what we did there?


Heavenly Sword

Heavenly Sword has pretty much sunk without trace, after all that hype finally subsided. We would love to see a sequel though, as it was almost great. Our advice? Add bikes!


Or how about...


Okami: Ride with the Pack


Amatarasu looks so cool on a bike. Maybe this is the only way people will actually buy the game? Nothing else works. "It's an amazing game". Nothing. "It's a bit like Zelda!" Nothing. "It's got bikes in it!" Cue mad dash for the game stores.


The Elder Scrolls V: Shadowrider


Look, you paid about £2.50 for horse armour. Can you really argue that this wouldn't sell?

And finally...


Street Fighter IV: Championship Bike Edition


Capcom loves to add a new subtitle to Street Fighter games. This is practically a given.

So there we have it. Adding bikes makes every game better. Fact.

Originally posted 25 Apr, 2008



Go on then, have one more. I know Skittles already has little trucks to ride around on, but this is way better:

Above: Yes, I see you. Mmm, well done. Come on, it's time to go... oh look where you're going, for Pete's sake!

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  • Coolicle122 - May 15, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    I want those goddamn bikes in the games!!! So awesome!!!
  • Coolicle122 - May 15, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Oh yeah. FIRST!!!!
  • jackthemenace - May 15, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    I actually love the idea of SotC with bikes added.
  • BlitzIzDaShitz - May 15, 2011 2:36 p.m.

  • WTeen8 - May 15, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Okami with a bike....sweet. This is also a coincidence since last night I finally picked up a copy of Okami. You happy now GR? And Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Arcade Motorcycle Championship Edition would be the ultimate game. 3DS DLC?
  • frigginell - May 15, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    I wish they would just make a bike version of GRID.
  • AnonymouZ - May 15, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    motherfuck. those would be FUN FUN FUN FUN games. no kidding.
  • frigginell - May 15, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    I also wish that Skittles was under that bike
  • mackshizzle - May 15, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    That Link image should be enough to get Miyamoto to make a Zelda game set in 2062.
  • philipshaw - May 15, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    This is still great
  • AdonisX82 - May 15, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    I gotta say, I'm surprised that this article was posted less than three hours ago, yet nothing about PSN being back up has been posted. Even if the the article is simply "PSN is back". Played three and a half rounds of Marvel vs. capcom 2. Two wins, 1 guy quit half way cause i was winning, and barely lost to a keep away coward. good times
  • Jedipimp0712 - May 15, 2011 5:18 p.m.

    shadow of the colossus made me LMAO
  • breener96 - May 15, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Awesome article, Justin! Laughed pretty hard at these XD
  • Robx - May 15, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    lol this was awesome ironically, there is a bike mod for Oblivion ...sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.......
  • Crabhand - May 15, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    @AdonisX82 articles that go up on the weekend are done automatically, nobody in the offices to post them. GamesRadar did make a note of it on Facebook, however.
  • Larinah - May 15, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    The odd thing is that adding a bike to something does seem to make it instantly more awesome. Case in point, Yu-Gi-Oh GX to Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds. 5Ds added bikes and metal music and suddenly it brought the whole series back to the front. RECaptcha: [(infinity symbol) cost/t*dt=sithervi. since when did they start putting algebra equations in???
  • GP1098 - May 15, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Nice choice of MotoGP bikes, just saying. (Rossi and Hayden)
  • RabidCabbage - May 16, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    You know what'd be great with bikes? Solitaire!
  • RonaldRayGun - May 16, 2011 2:46 a.m.

    This article is so god damn stupid. I love it!
  • FreedomPhantom - May 16, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    @RonaldRayGun: I know! Isn't it GREAT?? And, the game that I would most like to see bikes in would be... Pokemon: Motorcycle Exhaust Gray.

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