GameZone writes: "The original MotorStorm was a visual treat, with its terrain and mud deformation technology, that paid particular attention to the details of crashing and smashing your ride is spectacular, slow-motion fashion.
It was one of those PlayStation 3 race titles that highlighted the capabilities of the system without drowning it in graphics too rich to detract from the goal of off-road racing. After all that romping through the mud, what was left? Well, how about a tour of an island featuring water, lava and jungle terrain. That's what is at the heart of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift."