Excerpt: You can choose from a single race, a time attack, or you can race a series. There is only one series available at the start, and only three cars, but as you win, you'll unlock more cars and more races. The North American version of the game has an all-new Max Tour, which consists of seven difficult tours that will test even the most seasoned Ridge Racer fan. There are 58 vehicles in the game, four of which are hidden, and there are 24 courses, four of which are new.
Conclusion: With all the hype that surrounded this title from E3 2004 to now, it can honestly be said that Namco didn't disappoint it long-time supporters, and it gives new racing fans an interesting spin of what define the Arcade Racing Genre. With the beautiful and stylized graphics, coupled with an amazing musical score and classic gameplay of Ridge Racer, you can't possibly go wrong with the game at all.
Excerpt: game launching alongside a new PlayStation system is one of life's certainties. The series has made a name for itself based upon its strong graphics and accessible game play, and it now finds a new home on the PSP.
Conclusion: Overall Ridge Racer is a highly impressive game. While veteran Ridge Racer fans will be used to the typical gameplay, even with the nitrous system in place, they will walk away with a smile knowing that Ridge Racer is the best Ridge Racer out there. New players may not be keen on the style of racing game that Ridge Racer is. Players need to understand what type of racing game this is before they decide if the title is for them.
Excerpt: One of, if not the most anticipated PSP launch games is Ridge Racers. The PS2 launched with a Ridge Racer game, but that was the last we've seen of the series, until now. Ridge Racers is a compilation of sorts, as it features cars and tracks from many of the previous games in the series. People with way too much time on their hands will be pleased to know that the mascot from Ridge 1-4, Reiko Nagase, is back to tantalize you in the game's FMV opening.