A must-have PC racing game for all motorbike fans!

MotoGP 08

MotoGP 08

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  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

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    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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MotoGP 08 is the official motorcycle racing video game of the MotoGP racing championship. Featuring all the official tracks, bikes and drivers, and countless other elements of the real MotoGP racing you can see on your television sets during live races, this game very successfully translates the skilled, fast, and adrenaline-filled racing experience of fast motorcycle racing.

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It features a full set of Yamaha, Honda and Ducati bikes (including a full set of 125cc and 250cc support classes), a long and detailed singleplayer campaign, various solo play modes such as Championship and Quick Race, ability to create your own driver or step into the shoes of famous international drivers,  and a full online mode.

The game rendering engine has received significant upgrades, enabling gamers PC gamers to experience one of the best-looking PC racing games on their platform at the time of the game’s release. Today, more than a decade after it was released to the public, MotoGP 08 is still a visually appealing game that can be easily played on even moderately equipped PCs. This even includes modern laptops that can but don’t need to have, a dedicated GPU for rendering advanced visuals.

While the PC gamers can extract maximum from MotoGP 08 visuals (which cannot be done on a wide variety of other console gaming platforms that this game was released on in late 2008), it is definitely recommended that PC gamers play this game with a gamepad.

While keyboard controls are present and can be customized for easier play (the default setting is “A” for acceleration, “S” for braking, and “Arrow” keys for steering), the fast and agile bikes are best controlled via precise analog stick movements on gamepads.

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The game can be played from both first-person camera mode which promotes increased immersion and sense of speed, and the third person camera that showcases more environment around the player and stabilizes the gameplay a bit decreased sense of speed.

MotoGP 08 is optimized for all versions of Microsoft Windows OS, starting with Windows XP and including all newer versions up to Windows 10 and the latest Windows 11.

Main Features
  • Authentic Racing Experience: It offers a realistic simulation of the 2008 MotoGP season, including accurate representations of the riders, bikes, and tracks.
  • Game Modes: The game features various modes, including Career, Championship, Quick Race, and Time Trial. Career mode allows players to progress through the ranks, earning upgrades and new bikes.
  • Rider Customization: Players can customize their rider's appearance and gear, adding a personal touch to their in-game avatar.
  • Bike Tuning: The game offers extensive bike tuning options, allowing players to adjust settings like suspension, gearing, and tires to optimize performance.
  • Multiplayer: It includes both online and local multiplayer modes, enabling players to compete against friends or other racers worldwide.
  • Dynamic Weather: The game features dynamic weather conditions, impacting the handling and performance of the bikes during races.
  • Realistic Physics: It boasts realistic physics, ensuring that bike handling and crashes are true to life.
User Interface

It features a clean and intuitive user interface. The main menu is straightforward, offering quick access to various game modes and settings. In-race HUD elements are well-organized, displaying essential information such as speed, lap times, and position without cluttering the screen.

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The loading screens provide useful tips and track information, enhancing the overall user experience.

How to Use

It offers a range of game modes and options to cater to different player preferences:

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Career Mode:
  • Start by creating your rider and selecting a team.
  • Participate in races, earn points, and improve your skills.
  • Progress through different classes (125cc, 250cc, and MotoGP) by winning races and completing objectives.
  • Upgrade your bike and customize your rider's appearance.
Championship Mode:

Select a rider and bike from the 2008 season roster.
Compete in a full season, aiming to win the championship by accumulating the most points across all races.

Quick Race:
  • Choose a rider, bike, and track for a single race.
  • Ideal for practicing or quick sessions.
Time Trial:
  • Race against the clock to set the fastest lap times.
  • Compete with online leaderboards to see how you stack up against other players.
  • Connect online to race against other players.
  • Local multiplayer is available for split-screen racing with friends.

Can I use a gamepad or racing wheel with MotoGP 08?
Yes, it supports gamepads and racing wheels, providing a more immersive and precise control experience.

Does MotoGP 08 have realistic damage modeling?
Yes, the game features realistic damage modeling, affecting bike performance and handling after crashes.

Can I customize the controls?
Yes, it allows players to customize control settings, including remapping buttons and adjusting sensitivity.

Is there a tutorial for new players?
Yes, the game includes a tutorial mode that teaches the basics of bike handling, braking, and cornering.

Are there any DLCs available for MotoGP 08?
No, the game does not have any downloadable content or expansions.


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As an older title, this game can be found at a lower price compared to newer racing games. It is available on digital platforms like Steam, often discounted during sales. Prices typically range from $5 to $15, depending on the platform and any ongoing promotions.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1600, 128 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 256 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Authentic experience with real riders and tracks
  • Various game modes, including Career and Championship
  • Realistic physics and bike handling
  • Extensive bike tuning options
  • Dynamic weather conditions
  • Graphics may seem outdated by modern standards
  • Limited customization options for bikes and riders
  • Steep learning curve for beginners
  • Multiplayer mode can be challenging to find active players
  • Lack of official support and updates

It remains a solid racing simulation game that delivers an authentic MotoGP experience. With its realistic physics, extensive bike tuning options, and dynamic weather conditions, it offers a challenging yet rewarding gameplay experience for motorcycle racing enthusiasts.

While the graphics may seem outdated compared to newer titles, the game's core mechanics and immersive racing experience make it a worthwhile addition to any racing fan's collection.

The lack of downloadable content and limited customization options are minor drawbacks, but they do not significantly detract from the overall enjoyment of the game. For those seeking an in-depth and realistic motorcycle racing simulation, MotoGP 08 is a great choice, especially given its affordable price point on digital platforms.

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