If there were five phrases to describe this whole game the phrases I would choose are: easy to learn, fun, hard in game tactics, nerve racking at times, and adrenaline pumping. There's no need to worry about car set-up because you automatically receive all the cars that can be used in the beginning. The only thing that you need to worry about is learning how to fine-tune the car and how to use it in the track.
The game itself is rather easy to learn.
There are no tricks anywhere. Just up to go, down to break, and left and right to turn. Easy right? WRONG! The enemies will have you, quite literally, pumping adrenaline all over the place. But if you are a beginner fear not. There are three different difficulty levels, each suiting a different class of player level.
Tracks are also an abundance. The tracks even have more graphics than the cars themselves. They vary from high top mountains to various cities. The computer players however quickly adapt to the environment, and even when you are in the medium setting, they can play like professionals.
There are many different modes in Motorhead, starting with the usual single-player. In single player all you do is face
off against 7 computer opponents till you finally beat the game. It may seem not worth jumping out of your seat for, but it truly is. Another thing you can do in single player is face off against time itself. You can even replay your old races.
However, single player isn't as easy as it looks. The computer opponents and the tracks will take many tries to beat. In fact, it took me about six or seven tries to beat the last few races.
But there are also things called league races in which all your cars are separated by type. The type of cars automatically dictates what map the group races in. The sudden change in maps can cause a confusion and take some time to get used to, especially for beginners.
Another great part about Motorhead is its online function. Players can, if they have internet, log into lobbies and race other players around the globe who think that they are up to the challenge. The online version is free so enjoy it while you can. Simply put, for all the fans of racing buy it. For all the fans of SIMS, buy it. For all the fans of a challenge, buy it.