It has been fifteen years since the last numbered entry in the Moto Racer series was released for the PlayStation 2. The franchise received a portable entry in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, and now the long awaited fourth instalment has arrived for the current generation platforms. Although the PlayStation 4 edition stands out as the unique version of the game as it is compatible with PlayStation VR, along with the rest of the game, it lacks the potential that Moto Racer 4 could have achieved with a little more care and attention.
Like many of the simulation games that have come before, Moto Racer 4 does not have a narrative driven single player experience. Instead, you are taken through a career mode similar to the World Tour mode in Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed, in which you must complete set challenges to earn stars which allow you to compete in harder events. The range of events on offer from overtaking cars using slalom style manoeuvres, to elimination contests where the last place racer is disqualified and a simple race against multiple bikers to the finish line. The changes in objectives are refreshing and enjoyable, with enough variation in between events to ensure that you do not become over familiar with their presence.