Digital Spy writes: "There's no denying that MotorStorm Apocalypse is a visual feast with some of the most imaginative level design in the history of the racing games. Unfortunately, these eye-popping stages don't always make the most functional race tracks, despite their adrenaline-pumping nature. Was it not for ropey handling and frustrating physics, this one might well have been a classic. That's not to say it won't strike a chord with sections of the PS3 demographic. Fans of off road action and the doomsday scenario will get more than a few kicks out of it. Others will come away hoping that Evolution strikes more of a balance between gameplay and aesthetics with the next entry in the series."