MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is the third title in the highly successful MotorStorm franchise. The game moves on from the desert tracks of the original MotorStorm, and the lush green environment of its sequel, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and as the name suggests, is set in the snow or, more precisely, the frozen mountains of the Arctic.
While the first two titles were released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 console, the series shifts gears with the latest incarnation making its PSP debut, complete with a new developer in Bigbig Studios.
It wouldn't be a MotorStorm game without some gnarly tracks, and Arctic Edge doesn't disappoint. There are a total of 12 tracks, with each being able to be raced in reverse. The tracks all have interesting names such as Anguta Glacier, Widow Maker, the Chasm and Vertigo. The setting may be in the Arctic mountains, but there are still the good ol' dirt and mud tracks, as well as the snow covered ones. The tracks look fantastic, and the specks of mud, rain or snow splattering against the screen as you drive is a nice touch. I personally enjoyed the snow tracks more, just because it's something new, and found those tracks to be challenging and fun.