Feel the rush of motorcycle racing with Ducati World Championship. Select your machine from over 70 original Ducati models, perfectly simulated replicas of the real thing. With Ducati World Championship you don't have to settle on one model - you can have them all!
User reviews: Mixed (98 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 21, 2007
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"You get a letter from the motorcycle saying you gotta RACE TO LIVE!"
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Feel the rush of motorcycle racing with Ducati World Championship. Select your machine from over 70 original Ducati models, perfectly simulated replicas of the real thing. With Ducati World Championship you don't have to settle on one model - you can have them all!

Ducati World Championship features more than 70 superbly modeled motorbikes from 4 different categories — Classics, Sports, Road and Grand Prix. There are over 34 exciting circuits to race on with an incredible amount of extras to unlock. A 360-degree view into the world of motorcycle racing enables players to be a pilot racing in the amateur, semi professional and professional racing classes, intent on reaching the Superbike and the Grand World Championship.

  • Play against your friends in split-screen multiplayer mode.
  • 60 tournaments in five different game modes.
  • Burn up the track at over 210 MPH on your Ducati Desmosedici
  • Choose from more than 70 motorbikes from four different categories — Classics, Sports, Road and Grand Prix.
  • 34 adrenalin-pumping circuits with a huge amount of unlockable extra content.
  • Varied weather and track conditions with realistic lighting effects
  • Learn how to become a champion rider with Loris' Riding Lessons!
  • Work your way up through the challenging Career Mode with increasingly faster bikes and gorgeous Race Queens!
  • Three different playing modes - arcade, normal and simulation - give you countless options and endless hours of fun!

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.6Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Video Card (ATI 8500, 9000, X series and NVIDIA GeForce 4/FX/6/7 series Video Card)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB HD Space
    • Input Devices: Keyboard or Game pad
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Absolute crap. Not even worth the 5 bucks.
Naw, better to just save up for a better racing game than this junk.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Intro video had boobs, would buy.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
English Review
This game is complete nonsense and a lie. Do not buy this game, even if it is in stock. I can not even open and I always prints out "AVIStreamGetFrameOpen failed". Hamby is thus mislead people.
My ratings 0/10.

Slovak Review
Táto hra je úplná hlúposť a klamstvo. Nekupujte túto hru, ani keď je v akcií. Nejde mi otvoriť ani a vždy mi vypíše toto "AVIStreamGetFrameOpen failed!". Hambite sa, takto klamať ľudí.
Moje hodnotenie 0/10.
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Ducati World Championship blew my ♥♥♥♥ off.
Seriously. It placed its exhaust pipe to my pipe and blew it clean off.
You'd be forgiven for thinking this is just a mere racing game, but the underlying plot is one of gripping suspense and subtle romance.
At the new game selection, you're told to pick a girl to race with. Be extremely careful in doing so, for picking anything but a caucation female will make the romance part of the game a real challenge.
After that, the story slowly unfolds and you'll find yourself moved to tears as you discover the true nature of the game. Not to win a simple bike race, nay, to discover your humanity.

10/10 - Inspiring plot, interesting character development, a love story that shouldn't be ignored.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11

not online multiplayer, hardest racing game i've ever played, worth every penny i paid for it

i paid literally a penny for it so there's that
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Are you completely bored and don't like interacting with friends? Then this game will help you pass the time. I've played 0.6 hours so far (weird way of writing time to be honest) and I'm probably never gonna play it again but I had fun.

For 74p i cant even buy a bottle of coke, yet this was all I paid for his game. Probably wondering if you can play it from a remote control and you'd be right. So far I've figured out square is accelerate, X, O, Triangle and L1 seem to be brake and R2 makes you look backwards but all you need is Square.

♥♥♥♥ game that helped me pass some minutes and doesn't make my latop explode due to overheating, what more can I ask for?
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Yes, it is bad as it looks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game is not nearly as bad as everyone says. The handling takes some getting used to, the commentary is best when it's turned off and the game is best played with a 360-pad along with the knowledge that the P-key brings up the in-game menu which you can use to exit or restart races.

The game has several modes, including a career mode, championship and a challenge mode. The championship is a pre-determined series of increasingly difficult races, the challenge mode tasks you with performing various timed trials such as wheelies. The most interesting mode however is the career mode, which has you competing in a variety of race types while working your way through several license classes.

You get to create your own racer for this mode and you earn new bikes by completing races. These new bikes allow you to enter even more races and once you've completed all of them, you move into the next class - the goal being to eventually win The Race Queen - the girl from the intro.

The races can be as simple getting to first place within two laps, to a multi-stage endurance race where your performance carry over between stages, meaning your bike or even your character can become beat up over time. You can enter the pit stop to allow either your character or your bike to recover. You also gain nitro by racing well. Staying on the road gives you a slow but steady build of nitro that you can use when you need a boost, driving outside the road will drain the meter quickly, and performing stunts such as wheelies will make it rise dramatically.

The visuals for this game are quite old-fashioned but they did employ the RenderWare engine for the game and it does a good job of maintaining a smooth frame-rate with no pop-ups to be seen anywhere. The stages are pretty varied too, with plenty of locales like arenas, deserts, tropical, mountain- and country-side tracks - and in some of them you can literally see for miles into the background.

If you like classic arcade racers (especially those made by Sega and Namco) and don't mind old-school graphics, taking chances with low budget titles and dealing with an initially harsh learning curve - then this game might be for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
BEST FIDDY CENTS SPENT EHVAR. For those having trouble running the game, open up the local files, go to properties of ducati.exe and set the compatibility mode to XP and check run as administrator. I do wish that the analog triggers of my controller would work as a bind, but that's my only complaint.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
great graphics love how u cant leave the game and the multiplayer is fantastic 2 player game bloody perfect boobs and ♥♥♥♥
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Playing through this game gave me a beautiful sense of what it means to play a truly legendary game, I played through without stopping because I was so emmersed 10/10 would lose sense of reality again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game may be old with quite outdated graphics, but I have found it a nice distraction when playing with an Xbox 360 Controller. You will unlock new bikes and drivers via career mode, and all the other modes are interesting in their own ways. Yes, the controls are a little touchy, and a few of the bike setup options seem to make very little difference. The graphics are not pretty or up to date. But with that said, I've been having great fun with it. In career mode, you have driver health and motorcycle damage to keep in check. Almost every race so far in C Class has unlocked either a new bike or a new driver for Championship mode. While I haven't finished the game yet, I have definitely had great fun with what I have played. I usually play very modern driving games like Gran Turismo 6, GRID 2, MX vs. ATV, Motorstorm, etc. Despite it's very visual age, this game is still fun if you like to race. It is a bit strange and is sponsored by a specific motorcycle company. But the strangeness makes it charming and the Ducati sponsorship means great bikes to ride and unlock.

Highly recommended for fans of motorcycle racing games, especially if you don't mind slighty better than PS1 graphics and controls. I think it's great, but your experience may vary.
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133 of 159 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Some games take hours before a decision can be made. Some take just minutes. Some games are glorious. Some...

... some are just hideous.

Ducati World Championship is the most putrid, plagueridden piece of decomposed penile tissue I have had the misfortune to review. I wish that was hyperbole. It's the gaming equivalent of lutefisk. I'm sure someone, somewhere enjoys this game, that someone probably lives in a dark cave, and lives on a diet of raw fish. They probably want to know what I have in my pockets.

This game is often bought as a gag gift, for good reason, it's cheap, usually less than a euro or a dollar, it has a horrible metacritic rating, sub 30's, and like another gag gift, bad rats, it's an odious piece of garbage. The stink of sewage can be sensed long before the game has had the chance to imprint its' accursed signature upon your hard drive, and believe me, once it has, uninstalling it will be something you follow with religious rituals. You may need to burn the hard drive and scatter the ashes somewhere sacred, just to make sure the game doesn't come back from the dead.

The store video promises that we'll be in for a treat, giving us glorious footage of a badly rendered CGI woman who wears what looks like two strips of shiny gaffer tape over her wobbly bits to ensure that the video doesn't get an R rating, and only occasionally a look at the bikes in what is a bike racing game, all the while subjecting us to some hideous "rawk" music (and the music follows you into the game, it gets worse, it's musak, it's musak for videogames).

But wait, it gets better. This horrific satanic mutation requires you to delve into the install folder and set it to compatibility mode, if you're in windows 7, and not what you'd expect. Normally compability means XP. NOT SO here, dear reader. Nope, here, it's compatibility for windows Vista.

Let's pause to consider this. A game that requires windows vista compatibility. Windows Vista. The Operating System from hell. In case you needed any clearer a signpost, this is it, this is "Abandon hope all ye who enter here", and hope is quickly extinguished. The resolution caps out at 1680x1050, which for current day computers means you're going to be upscaling to get it to fit onto 1920x1080, it's filled with some horrific motion blur, the graphics would look modern on an Atari Jaguar. Yes, that -thing-. That dared call itself a console back when the original Playstation was owning face back in the day.

The control system is poorly documented, and was designed by someone who had no idea how racing game controls SHOULD work and probably didn't CARE. Requiring you to fumble about like some poor sod in the dark hunting for the light switch in the bathroom whilst trying not to urinate all over the floor, when you do finally figure out what keys make the bike actually -go- in the relevant directions you find that there's zero smoothness in the response, the bike literally slides over the course like it's 1989 and we're playing ENDURO RACER ON THE ***KING SINCLAIR SPECTRUM WITH TAPE LOADING GAMES. ARE YOU HEARING ME? A SODDING 128K MACHINE DID A BIKE EXPERIENCE BETTER THAN YOUR ***KING DUCATI ***KING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP YOU ***KING USELESS ***KING ***KERS.


I'm trying not to completely lose my temper here. I know that the programmers probably tried their best, and that people invested time and effort... oh who am I trying to kid, this is shovelware. It's the lowest of the low. It's frothing knobcheese of the most torrid variety and like Bad Rats, only barely qualifies as a "game" and only qualifies as "entertainment" if you're looking to put up youtube videos of you suffering through playthroughs to give other people a cheap laugh. If that's something you want to do, go ahead, be my guest. BE MY ***KING GUEST. BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT? I QUIT. ***K THIS GAME. ***K THIS ***KING GAME. NO MORE. I WILL PLAY THIS NO MORE. IT WILL TAKE UP NO MORE OF MY TIME AND NO MORE OF MY HARD DISK. I CONSIGN THEE TO THE FIRES OF HELL AND MAY IT BURN THERE FOREVER MORE.


And if you really need to ask? No. No I do not recommend this "Game".
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44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
DO NOT BUY!! Just save your money and the 2874mb it takes to download this putrid piece of s♥♥t. Don't even buy this as a joke, you'll regret it faster than Sonic on speed. Do not make the same mistake as me. Just because it was on sale for $1.24, do not buy it. No one deserves to be tortured by playing this. I wouldn't even call this a game, it's a mish-mash of quick, untested coding they managed to jam up and price it for $4.99. Even if this is on sale for $2, $1 or even $0.01, do not buy it. You regret it instantly. Controls are so buggy, I would rather choose to play Cheetamen II in a locked prison cell. Not even Silver Dollar Games or LJN can make a s♥♥ttier game than this. The sound of the motorbikes don't even sound like motorbikes. I would rather listen to chalkboard scraping. I would protest for a refund to all the people who bought this, but because of the Steam no refund policy, I cannot. I've only played a couple minutes and I deleted it straight after. I'm even embarassed to have this product on my games library. You'll have more fun playing with rocks. I am not even joking. If you don't buy this, that instantly makes you a smarter person than I am, because I wonder what kind of drugs someone needs to take to enjoy this. Anyone can make a more enjoyable game out of Microsoft Powerpoint. Anyone who played this for over 2 hours deserves a medal. This is where iI draw the line, DO NOT BUY THIS.
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
I was excited to find a pc game that ran on legacy hardware and had single pc splitscreen, but after playing motocross madness and road rash, I felt this game came short in a lot of areas. I remember the controls playing like super hang on and everything else about it just wasn't worth the 5 dollar price tag. If you are looking for some weekend fun you can grab this for $1 or $.50 on the christmas deal, but buy it regular price and you will be disappointed.
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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I've never been able to get this to run. I feel robbed. The worst part is I work in IT....what does it take to get this to work?
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I don't recommend this game. Graphics and control suck. Not fun. Hard to configure controller. Even for $1.24 it wasn't worth it.
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33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Bahahaha! This game is definately worth 50 cents. No way to exit a race. You use Q to go forward, but the arrow keys to turn. The soundtrack is some orchestral chick rock band. Was this really made by criterion? I think their Janitors decided to make a game, and then decided they had better things to do and outsourced this game's development to a couple 8 year olds in somalia, who were using a Pen and paper flipbook made of hippo toenails to program. I've lost more money in my couch than this game cost, and I still would rather have just thrown 50 cents into a river.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
yeesh, good thing this was on sale. couldnt get past the ♥♥♥♥ty engine noises.
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 23, 2011
So... If you payed more then twenty cents for this game. You might as well ♥♥♥♥ing gone to a Coldplay concert.

Good thing some Black guy that looks like Cee Lo Green bought it for me.

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