Because 2011 is so densely populated with unbelievable games, it might be easy to overlook something like MotorStorm: Apocalypse .
But that would be a huge mistake, especially if you're a racing fan and/or a fan of the series in question. You may require more information before committing to a purchase decision, though, so check out the latest Game Informer update : if you didn't already know, Apocalypse takes place in a busted-up urban environment with plenty of dynamic, destructible action. And yeah, there's a bit of a story, too. "A community of thrill seeking speedsters has decided to spend their last days ripping up the uneven pavement in the midst of the city's chaotic collapse." Evolution has the plot scripted out in the form of comic book-like cut-scenes; you can choose to control one of three characters, each of whom sport a different skill level and must defeat different opponents in different locales. All of the vehicles from past entries in the series will return and they're adding super bikes and muscle cars for extra flavor.
But perhaps the most appealing factor is the chaotic destruction. New natural disasters will rip through the city as you're flying through it, and once the catastrophe takes place, there ain't no going back. This means courses will be changed depending on what happened, and you'll always have to adapt to your surroundings. Lastly, let's not forget about the 3D effects, which are reported to be "subtler" than in other 3D presentations you may have seen. Overall, the game boasts 40 races and new challenge modes, along with 16-player online races and offline split-screen fun. If that's not worth $60…well, what is?
Related Game(s): MotorStorm: Apocalypse