MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

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MotorStorm has ripped-up the Monument Valley desert, it's obliterated everything that stood in its path on Pacific Rift, and now it's set for a whole new challenge. Battling the frozen wasteland of Alaska's Arctic Edge. MotorStorm Arctic Edge delivers brutal off-road racing in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, Arcitc Edge is the most inhospitable environment the Stormers have ever faced. With grip at a premium, and in addition to the six vehicle classes from the original MotorStorm, two new vehicles have been introduced to combat the ice, the cold and the snow - the Snowcat and the Snow Machine. One has the power and size to blast through packed snow, while the other has the grip and pace to combat most of what the sub-zero conditions can throw at it. MotorStorm Arctic Edge is great for single player action, online multiplayer or playing with friends.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# 97654
SKU 210940798
UPC 711719765424
UPC 14 00711719765424
Format PlayStation 2
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Sony PlayStation Store
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review If this review seems a bit late by IGN standards, that's because it is. While playing through the first portable outing in the MotorStorm franchise, I ran into a fairly significant snag: the online was giving me serious problems -- to the effect of locking up and then shutting down my PSP. Thankfully, it came down to a PSN ID error, so if you're running into the same roadblock I did, delete your PSN account from your PSP (head to the Account Management option in the XMB, hit Triangle and then delete the account, then create a new one)...It's a good thing I did wait for a solution, though, as it completed the sense that this is MotorStorm, without any corners cut or features lost; this is the complete package, and the online complement is one of the better handled ones available on Sony's little portable that could. Getting a podium placement at the end of a race will net you points which in turn help you level up ranking-wise and earn new customization unlockables. There's a full friends list complement, leaderboards and you can actually invite people through the game that will show up on your PS3 friends list when you end up signing on there, as well as opt to ignore players, all of which makes MotorStorm feel nicely tethered to the full, "proper" PSN experience...Though the 20 tracks (including the great Celldweller remix of "Propane Nightmares" from series favorite Pendulum, plus The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Motorhead and even Radiohead) are great, they can start to grate a bit halfway through the Festival. Thankfully, a custom soundtrack option was also provided, though there's limited control over how to play your tunes. Still, it's a welcome feature, and one that, along with the photo mode and online play, brings it in line with the latest console version quite nicely...I could prattle on for another thousand words about how much I love the level design of some of the tracks or how the handling just feels right for all the vehicles, but these are things you'll end up discovering for yourself when you plunk down the change for the UMD or downloadable version -- and you absolutely should. This is MotorStorm, in its entirety, in a wholly new setting but without losing anything that made the series so damn fun on the PS3. Without a doubt, this is one of the best racing games you can find on the PSP. Go buy it.
Reviewer Sam Bishop
ReviewRating 9
Features
Customizable Soundtrack that lets players add music from a memory stick to create a full list of customized tunes for each race.
Eight Vehicle Classes, including the nimble Snow Cat & more forceful Snow Plow designed to help you tackle the Alaskan terrain.
Global Leaderboards to show off the top ranked players in all game modes, including single player Time Attack.
Multiplayer Racing Action with up to eight players online via infrastructure mode as well as ad hoc racing.
Robust Vehicle Customization lets you upgrade various parts including wheels, exhaust, spoilers, sponsorship stickers, & liveries.
Stunning Environments with tracks modeled after the rugged, snow-covered Alaskan landscape creating the most treacherous racing conditions yet.
Use Photo Mode to snap & save the best action photos & send to friends.
Features
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 97654
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Sony
Platform Supported PlayStation 2
Software Name MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Minimum Number of Players Supported 1
Maximum Number of Players Supported 2
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Network Compatible Yes
Release Date 2009-10-20
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 97654
Manufacturer Website Address www.sony.com
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Brand Name Sony
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Package Type Retail
Software Name MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Rating Descriptor Mature Humor / Lyrics
Minimum Number of Players Support 1
Maximum Number of Players Support 2
Multiplayer Support Yes
Player Connectivity Mode Online
Single Player Support Yes
Network Compatible Yes
Release Date 2009 October
Game Expansion Pack No
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Format PlayStation 2
Game Genre Action
Max # of Players 2
Quotes
Dustin Chadwell, WorthPlaying.com This fun off-road racer is easily one of the best racing titles on the system and absolutely shouldn't be missed.
Mike Palermo, GamingAge.com ...all of the character and charisma that you enjoy about the MotorStorm franchise is captured with vivid exactness in Arctic Edge.

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