Console Monsters' Rob Rymond writes: "It can be very difficult for a title from outside of a monopoly in the market to cash in on the success of the title that seemingly has had this firm grip on the genre for several years. MotoGP is that particular franchise which has been at the forefront of motorcycle racing games for a few years. It has seen a fair amount of success and also much criticism as well. It can be a very brave and bold move to try and muscle in on the market and that is exactly what Superbike World Championship 08, or SBK 08 for short, is attempting to do. But has the brave move paid off?"