The Crew MotorFest Review (PlayStation 5)

For our The Crew MotorFest Review, we have a beautiful new playground to explore. Iconic cars from the past, present, and the future. We discover the incredible diversity of vehicles and experiences featured in The Crew Motorfest. Take part in an ever-changing program of activities: discover new outlooks on car culture through a selection of short thematic campaigns, intense driving races, and various competitive live events.

The Crew MotorFest Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 32.95GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Streamer mode turns on copyright-free music.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Uses the controller speaker. (optional)
  • Accessibility settings – subtitles, subtitle size, subtitle background, text size, and convert hold down the button to tap the button.
  • Graphics mode – performance or resolution.
  • HDR support with sliders for black point, white point, and brightness.
  • Colorblind support.
  • 3 difficulties – amateur, intermediate, and expert. This changes AI difficulty and assists like racing lines and traction control etc.
  • The import collection option lets you do a one-time transfer of 34 cars and any eligible cars over from The Crew 2.
  • Uplay Connect integration with challenges and rewards.
  • Pick an avatar from a group photo.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • You can skip the cutscenes.
  • Gorgeous locations.
  • Five driving views including cockpit and far.
  • Uses the rewind time feature.
  • Opening races explaining the controls. You drive a car in each of the disciplines.
  • Three starting cars and you have to choose one – BMW Z4 M40i MotorFest edition, Honda S2000 MotorFest edition, and Mustang GT convertible MotorFest edition.
  • Five playlists to take part in – made in Japan, Hawaii Scenic Tour, American Muscle, 911 Legacy, and Rule the Streets.
  • Fast fab is where you can bring up the radial menu and instantly change between car, boat, and plane.
  • You are in a connected world and can see other players driving around.
  • No Playstation Plus needed to see people in the world.
  • Earn EXP from everything regardless of what it is, drifting, racing, speeding, jumping and everything else gets you EXP.
  • In full photo mode, you can rewind time, and change the time of day and the weather.
  • Cara is your AI assistant where you can quickly bring up events, set up waypoints, etc.
  • Car porn in every way.
  • Took a lot more Horizon-like approach to it all, very colorful, the progression isn’t forced and it plays better for it.
  • Minimap and a full map menu.
  • Waypoints/markers will show a line on the mini-map and float in the world to help.
  • Discover and fast travel points on the map.
  • Photo ops will appear, activate the event, and go into photo mode, you can freely move all over with the camera and if the subject is in a shot it will tick the box. Makes this event a lot easier and more accessible.
  • In between events you are in a free ride and can do whatever you want.
  • Online leaderboards for each event with filters.
  • Arcade handling and it’s very tight for each of the vehicle types.
  • Outside of events you cannot crash with other real players.
  • Before events, you can tweak all the difficulties and assist in changing the amount of the reward.
  • The game will ask if you want to increase or decrease the difficulty if you are breezing it or losing it.
  • At events, you borrow a car if you don’t have it.
  • Events are within the world like slaloms or flying through loops, if you leave the area the timer will go and then just end with no interruption.
  • Every car feels and sounds different including the horns!
  • Photos can and will be automatically taken when in a race.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Earn and buy performance parts for cars and disciplines.
  • Break down unwanted performance pieces.
  • All performance parts can be equipped/scrapped in the menu and each part has a performance score and rarity levels.
  • Change vehicles at any time from the menu, no loading, no changing location.
  • Live competition events are timed and rotate in and out.
  • You can go into the activities menu and everything is in categories – series, host, speed, custom, Offroad, chill, closed tracks, brands, and challenges.
  • Allows up to four friends in a crew complete with an invite to the game system.
  • Car meet is a social space where you are out of the car and walk around interacting and looking at cars.
  • Pulses around your mini-map will go off when near treasure boxes, they blip faster the closer you get.
  • Customize every aspect of your car all through the menu.
  • Cross play.
  • Players can share car liveries, when you pick a car you get a list of top 100 designs and the latest Creations.
  • With car customisation, you can even do the interior color, accents, trim, etc.
  • Vanity items let you customize – window tint, underflow, tires, smoke, rooftop ornaments, etc.
  • Pro settings on a car are where you tweak everything from cambers, anti roll bars to power distribution and brake balancing.
  • Flying an airplane has a button to enable tricks and flips for combo scores.
  • You can smash down some parts of the scenery.
  • Earn vehicles by doing the challenges.
  • You can replay challenges.
  • Once a playlist is complete it unlocks bonus optional missions for unique rewards and is presented like a battle pass for each playlist.
  • Set your favorite vehicle in each slot.
  • Day and night cycle with various weather effects.
  • The rewind feature is instant.
  • In-app purchases for playlist rewards so it’s more like shortcuts.
  • One playlist has a real character with video and hosting.
  • You have multiple bars to fill up for Rewards from events to photo ops to the daredevil stunt style scenarios.
  • Integration with the PlayStation software shows off your best times on events so more people see it.
  • The lights on the controller change as you rev, change gear, and use NOS.
  • Cars get slight cosmetic damage.
  • The legendary playlist has you doing face-offs like Camero vs. Mustang or Lamborgini vs. Ferrari. You pick a car and race.
  • Controller settings – six presets, steering sliders, haptic feedback, deadzone sliders, and Invert axis for flying.
  • When you have unlocked the main stage you then start completing activities to earn exp and fill the 3 bars – revisit, compete, and explore.
  • Each week there will be a new car culture theme and matching the theme with a vehicle will award more EXP.
  • Online racing gives unique rewards.
  • Over 600 vehicles including – Boats, planes, cars, bikes, off-road buggies, and even F1 cars.
  • The currency you get from breaking down parts can be used to buy part packs ranging in rarity from common to legendary.
  • Many Collectibles from statues to graffiti and art exhibits. They are marked on the map.
  • Emote wheel.

The Crew MotorFest Review Cons:

  • Long boot-up loading time.
  • No feedback instantly on whether your cars were imported or could be imported.
  • Bringing up the game menu for all modes is a visual assault.
  • They never made it so switching between vehicles can be part of a combo for score and exp.
  • There is a lot going on at all times so it can be hard to focus.
  • Clunky music player app.
  • The good modes at least early on are all locked behind PlayStation Plus as it’s online only, this pertains to the limited-timed events.
  • Navigating all the menus for challenges and playlists is just so chaotic.
  • You have to do ten playlists before you unlock Fast Travel.
  • A lot of the events go on far too long.
  • The map is not the best and is a nightmare to use or look for anything in particular.
  • In-app purchases.
  • You cannot skip all the cutscenes and sequences.
  • The noise of the cars when out of an event is not great and sounds off.
  • You don’t earn the exp for driving and stunts etc. when in an event.
  • All the cool stuff is such a grind to get to.
  • The Last lap or final 10 percent of the race always has your opponents slowing down for you.
  • It feels like the icons for activities, opportunities, and Collectibles are all the same.
  • When in the game you cannot access Uplay Connect and you don’t get Uplay Connect notifications.

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The Crew MotorFest:

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Developer: Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


The Crew Motorfest is a racing game with beautiful graphics and a download size of 32.95GB. It offers both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions, with a platinum trophy and full controller support. The game features a variety of settings for graphics, accessibility, and controller/keyboard. It also supports HDR and has colorblind support.

The game is set in the gorgeous locations of the Golden Ridge Reserve and offers five driving views. It uses the rewind time feature and provides an opening race to explain the controls. The game features three starting cars – BMW Z4 M40i MotorFest edition, Honda S2000 MotorFest edition, and Mustang GT convertible MotorFest edition.

Players can participate in five playlists – Made in Japan, Hawaii Scenic Tour, American Muscle, 911 Legacy, and Rule the Streets. The game also features a Fast Fab option where you can instantly change between car, boat, and plane.

The game is set in a connected world where you can see other players driving around. You earn EXP from everything you do in the game, from drifting to racing to speeding to jumping. The game also features a full photo mode where you can rewind time, change the time of day, and adjust the weather.

The game offers a variety of events and missions that you can participate in. You can also customize every aspect of your car. The game allows up to four friends in a crew and features a Car Meet social space where you can interact with other players.

Despite its many features, the game has some limitations such as not being able to crash with other real players outside of events or change the time of day. However, overall, The Crew Motorfest is a lot of fun to play and they have made this the ultimate The Crew experience.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!