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Average Player Score Based on 519 ratings
7.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 519 ratings
  1. 10 (45)
  2. 9 (92)
  3. 8 (194)
  4. 7 (127)
  5. 6 (27)
  6. 5 (14)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (5)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    The city is yours !

    What do we have here: old school arcade racing with some awsome drifting and high speed cruising, that 's ridge racer 4. Graphics: As a launch game you cannot expect to much from it, some of it's bad atitudes are for ex... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:9

    Original and Fun

    Yeh so what if you can't customize your cars, this game reminds me of the racing games at the arcade, and it is fun and the graphics are amazing for its time, it could have improved by adding damage, better smoke, and th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.9

    Garbage!!!

    After playing the Burnout series, this is a joke. It's worse than playing Top Gear for the SNES (though the graphics are nice). Annoying announcer, cars that are a bear to control, only TWO camera angles, etc. make th... Read Full Review

    1 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    The city is yours !

    What do we have here: old school arcade racing with some awsome drifting and high speed cruising, that 's ridge racer 4. Graphics: As a launch game you cannot expect to much from it, some of it's bad atitudes are for ex... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Hardcore fans of the series may get a kick out of it,but everyone else would be better off waiting for something better.

    This installment plays very much like the early Ridge Racers with slightly stiffer handling and a lot of variations of tracks all in the city this time out. The fact that you’re constantly having to go on different route... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.3

    ? What! No game length whatsoever

    Great game, but no game length so it took me an hour to complete. Rushed out to get Namco a bit of money. What a waste of the £2 it cost me from Asda. I wouldn't thieve it from the back of a lorry. Utter piffle. Ot... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    So its not Gran Turismo... But that might be what makes it one of my favorites.

    Ridge Racer has always been one of my favorite series. This game further cements that statement. People may say that GT is a better game. In most instances, it is. But when you don't feel like realistically driving an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Not Bad for its first try on PS2. It was the first game ever made for the PS2.

    Ridge Racer 5 is the 5th game in the series but on PS2. Mostly your racing and winning includes Grand Prix races(in standard and extra classes), Time attack, Multi-player such s Duel(Take on a rival racer's best time) an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Good Game For A PS2 Launch Title

    Ridge Racer V is a decent racer for its time when it was released with the launch of the PS2 in 2000. The car models look fine (especially when changing the color schems on the body and decals), the graphics look nice f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful