"...it's the most exhaustive and complete motorcycle simulation currently available..." -Eurogamer
Speed, courage and adrenaline: live again the extreme challenge of the Superbike World Championship thanks to the fully renewed experience offered by SBK®X.
Whether you're keen on 100% realistic races or you simply want to gas your bike, SBK®X is the ideal game for you.
Along with the Simulation mode – completely customizable – you will find the brand new Arcade mode to start skidding, tailing, and wheeling like a real ace. Two games in one to enjoy the best of the Superbike championship!
In both Simulation and Arcade modes, SBK®X will allow you for the first time to race the 3 different classes: Superbike, Supersport and Superstock™1000. Dozens of riders and the best bikes in the world await you!
And what's more, you can create your own biker and improve your career through victories until becoming a real legend. And if you feel brave enough, you can face other players online: from a single race to the entire championship, you will contend victory with another 16 players!
ARCADE MODE: SBK X assures fun for all, allowing experienced and inexperienced players alike to race for the title both online and offline.
SIMULATION MODE: SBK X has not overlooked its two wheeler enthusiasts, and has further elaborated the game’s realism. Are you ready to prove yourself?
FULLY LICENSED: discover the excitement of the championship in three differente categories (Superstock, WSS, SBK) and challenge more than 90 real drivers on their bikes on the official circuits.
CAREER MODE: start an incredible adventure on two wheels from scratch and build your career by climbing all the categories of the Superbike championship… Be your own manager, choosing your offers and obtaining promotions (but also dismissals!) according to your results.
STORY MODE: A totally new feature of arcade mode, story mode lets you live the ride to the championship of SBK through a series of challenges that will determine your destiny among the champions of the Superbike.
COSTUMIZATION: create your driver and customize him every detail, then prove his abilities in all game modes…
EVOLVING TRACK: SBK X is based on a system that modifies the condition of the track based on grind from the bikes; this means that, on a dry track, the asphalt builds up skid marks in breaking points and acceleration, while in the case of a wet track, it dries along the ideal trajectory. So the track isn’t just a marginal element but has become a fundamental aspect of the driving experience.
GRAPHICS: Compared to SBK 09, this new episode boasts superior graphical detail. Every graphic element has undergone a substantial improvement: from the sky, that has a definition four times higher compared to the past, to the public, now completely in 3D and interactive, to the trackside objects, rebuilt in detail.
MULTIPLAYER UP TO 16 PLAYERS: the online mode has broadened its horizons, offering you the possibility to race against 15 opponents and opening the doors to both main game modes (arcade and simulation)
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows7
Processor: Intel 2.4Ghz or similar
Hard disk space: 3 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 6600 or ATI X1600 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory.
Online Gaming: Broadband internet connection
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher.
RAM: 3 GB on Windows Vista, 4GB on Windows7
Screen: 19" LCD Wide Screen or bigger.
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce series 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon HD4850 or higher it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0 with at least 512MB of display memory.
I got this game because the physics in the MotoGP series has been going downhill quickly since '06. The bikes seem to handle in a realistic way (yes, I have a sportbike), and the adjustments make a big difference in the handling. The graphics are not as flashy as the MotoGP games, but the gameplay is solid. It's difficult enough to keep me interested, but I don't have the same interest in the riders or the bikes that I have of the MotoGP series. Maybe MotoGP 2011 will have more to offer
If you are tired of playing MotoGP games, then this game will bring a welcome change for you. The gameplay might not have changed from it's predecessor as it's not possible. But the improved AI, graphics, more lenient towards sim and less arcade feel will give joy to the Bike Racer. Get newer version than this if you can, else this is good too.
There's so much to enjoy in this one if you're a motorbike racing fan. Arcade and Sim mode both offer something different, and Sim boots up the challenge nice and high for when you've played through everything on "easy" Arcade mode. The game looks great, and despite being a little older now, still manages to convey that freaky sense of barely controlled speed so many others can't. I've had a small amount of lag here and there, but only during distant views when the pack is bunched up in a corner - not game-breaking lag, mind you, but it is there nonetheless. Controls are very well placed, and you'll spend very little time learning how to control your two-wheeled beast - actually making it through a race though, if you're anything like me, might take a teensy bit longer. Sounds are very good, and racing is nice and loud, with a true feeling of speed being shown by the high-pitched scream of each bike as it rips around the track. The multiplayer is truly where this title shines, though, and is the meat and bones of Superbike World Championship. There's still a massive community behind it, games are easy to organize, and there's never been any problems with connection drops or anything else of the sort when I've been playing. Fantastic game, and one any racing fan will enjoy, not just those into bike racing. There's something here for everyone, and the price it's at makes it a crazy good deal.
The problem of sport is that every year, "the players" change team. In this way, every year, the game of that year will be old the next year. But what is the real problem on sport games? The game is always the same every year, some change on graphics, some new stuff and here there is the "new Sport Game 3000". Fortunately it is not the case of SBK X. In fact the game offer good stuff, like the Evolving Track, the two different mode (Arcade and Simulation), a new carreer like a pilot, the improvement of the AI. I don't recommend SBK X only for one reason, SBK 2011 has the the same price.
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