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Ridge Racer Unbounded
7.8 out of 10

Ridge Racer Unbounded

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Overall 9

Expert Review

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.
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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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Ridge Racer Unbounded – Road Rage Never Felt So Good

The Game Reviews
3 May 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.
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Overall 6

Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

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.
  • 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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Overall 5

Ridge Racer Unbounded

13 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s tough to argue that Ridge Racer isn’t in the middle of a slow, possibly permanent slide into irrelevance. It's having a hard time finding its footing in a genre dominated by realistic sims like Gran Turismo and Forza, and where even the most arcade-y new games enjoy some combination of...
  • Pros: Solid, crunchy driving physics, AI that’s actually fun to race, The instant, no-load restarts
  • Cons: Other games do it all better, No one’s playing online, The multiplayer menu crashing
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Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

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...
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Expert Review

PC Invasion
28 March 2012
  • Summary: What you can say about Ridge Racer Unbounded, with equal amounts of conviction and fear, is that it’s the most drastic change the storied franchise has seen since it was introduced way back in 1993.
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Overall 6
Performance 8
Gameplay 5
Multiplayer 8
Appearance 6
Singleplayer 7

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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Ridge Racer Unbounded – review

10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: C ynics would have it that the motor racing genre is hamstrung by its own conventions – there's only so much you can do with a car, right? That's a theory Ridge Racer Unbounded looks to put to the test.
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Ridge Racer Unbounded - Xbox 360 Review (Single Player)

All About The Games
4 February 2012
  • Excerpt: When Namco was scouting around for a team to give their tired, rubbish old Ridge Racer franchise a vital shot in the arm, surely the Bugbear logo must've caught their eye initially. "What cheeky twats are using one of our Pac-man Ghosts as a logo without so much as a 'by your command' eh?
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