No matter how much of a fan of World Superbikes you are, this is a game that’s hard to truly love. Demanding gameplay, slightly barren graphics, some questionable animation and slow loading times all add up to what should be a less than average score. But we couldn’t stop playing it, convinced we could shave time off, bag a perfect lap and control the perfect rear wheel slide through a messianic combo of throttle and rear brake control. And we could, honest - when no one was watching.
Chances are that if you’re thinking about buying this game, you’re a bit of a bike fan. And that’s just as well, because there’s little on hand here to tempt you away from four-wheeled fare like Burnout or Gran Turismo. If you want a game that happens to have bikes in, look elsewhere. If you want a bike game to keep you busy when you’re out of the saddle, and have exhausted Tourist Trophy and MotoGP, then you’re looking at your best bet.