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Ridge Racer Unbounded

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Overall 9
8.5

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Original-Gamer
14 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Ridge Racer Unbounded is the turducken of racing games. If you took the wreckage of any Burnout title, stuffed it into a Need for Speed Underground world and slapped "Ridge Racer" on the title, you would have Unbounded. This game does not feel like the arcade racer that one would usually expect to play in a Ridge Racer game.  Put that aside and it's still a fun city-based destructive racer. I played Ridge Racer when it was in the arcade, back when there were arcades.
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Overall 9
8.5

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Original-Gamer
14 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Ridge Racer Unbounded is the turducken of racing games. If you took the wreckage of any Burnout title, stuffed it into a Need for Speed Underground world and slapped "Ridge Racer" on the title, you would have Unbounded. This game does not feel like the arcade racer that one would usually expect to play in a Ridge Racer game.  Put that aside and it's still a fun city-based destructive racer. I played Ridge Racer when it was in the arcade, back when there were arcades.
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Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Cheat Happens
17 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The late, great Johnny Cash used to perform a song called “One piece at a time,” which chronicled the saga of a depression era auto factory worker who took different parts from different cars for years until he had a hodgepodge of pieces that resembled his very own Cadillac.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

GamerNode
3 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Shutter Bay presents a lawless playpen for daredevil racers, full of crumbling structures and fuel trucks only moments away from going up in flames. The word “DESTROY” paints the screen in conspicuously bold font, vying for the attention of each racer. This is a city begging to be torn asunder. I traverse the abandoned streets of Shutter Bay at blistering speeds, leaving remnants of destruction on my path to victory. But a tinge of déjà vu lingers with each new race.
  • Pros: Community tracks are great, HUD is seamlessly integrated into the environment, Fun drifting mechanics
  • Cons: Largely derivative of other racing games, Drifting has a steep learning curve
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Ridge Racer Unbounded review

PCGamer Online
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: FlatOut was a stunt racer with a mode in which players attempted to launch their drivers through the windscreen of their cars and over obstacles. Ridge Racer is best remembered as an arcade racer about blue skies and power slides. These two games combining is only the first counter-intuitive thing about Unbounded. The second comes in the form of concrete pillars, low walls and lamp posts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
11 April 2012
  • Summary: Ridge Racer Unbounded is, as its name suggests, Ridge Racer without limits. Your cars are no longer simple drifting machines, but tools of destruction, and the fictitious, urban tracks of Shatter Bay are your calamitous playground. Cars leap, streets explode, and buildings crumble, all while your competitors are turned into fiery, slow-motion heaps of wreckage. This is no mere update to the series.
  • Pros: Well designed tracks that reward destruction, Satisfying takedown system, Jumping your car out of exploding buildings, Community-led online modes that reward creativity
  • Cons: Unintuitive track creator, Cinematic replays come at expense of gameplay
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Ridge Racer Unbounded – Road Rage Never Felt So Good

The Game Reviews
6 April 2012
  • Summary: RIDGE RACER was, after nearly twenty years, due for a makeover. RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED fits the bill beautifully; it is challenging, fun, creative and apart from the lack of multiplayer/split screen options. is a classic in the making. If you really want to enjoy this game to the max, then get yourself a gaming wheel and go for it!
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Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

VideoGamer.com
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Despite some early concerns, Namco's decision to bestow one of its most prized titles - Riiiiidge Racer - upon FlatOut creator Bugbear was a good idea. If nothing else, the Finnish studio has attempted to whip the ailing racing franchise back into relevancy with a new-found focus on vehicular action and manic destruction. The realisation of that ideal, however, is decidedly wonky, though at least it's more ambitious than the execrable mess of Ridge Racer on the Vita.
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Overall 6
6.4
Performance 8
7.8
Gameplay 5
5.2
Multiplayer 8
7.5
Appearance 6
6.1
Singleplayer 7
7.1

Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

New Game Network
28 February 2012
  • Summary: A racing title that is unable to fully utilize the mechanics it borrows from other games, resulting in a positively average experience
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Overall 8
8.0

Ridge Racer: Unbounded Review

XboxGaming
30 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Standard mulitiplayer races on the base tracks are there too, and fragging real opponents in a shower of twisted metal and sparks is as much fun as it sounds, but ultimately it's the user-created content that should grab the attention of the online community. As sleek online as it is off, Ridge Race: Unbounded is a stylishly produced arcade thrasher, with silky smooth visuals to match the fast-paced, dramatic racing action.
  • Pros: Polished presentation, Excellent track design, Well balanced focus on both the driving and destruction elements, Easy to use but surprisingly detailed track editor.
  • Cons: Online games can be marred by overly aggressive opponents, Campaign takes a while to gain momentum
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