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Ridge Racer 6

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GF Rating
4.7

1381 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Adorable little racing game.

posted by ArcadeGuy (BROOKLYN, NY) Oct 27, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Ridge Racer 6 does not offer realistic driving physics, nor does it have machine guns, police chases, or crashes. But it's a very stylish, focused, and accesible arcade racer than runs at 60 frames per second. Unlike many games, Ridge Racer 6 meets the criteria for THE LEAST A VIDEOGAME CAN DO TO BE GOOD.

By untapping the gas or braking while cornering, your car would magically slide along the track like soap on ice, even through sharp corners, until you regain control. Unrealistic? Of course. But doesn't it sound like fun? For better or worse, the Ridge Racer series never changed the premise of its signature drifting even after a decade, only recently adding nitros for a surprsingly effective dose of depth and fun. Ridge Racer 6 is a worthwhile, excellent, heartwarming all-american sequel and update to a classic racer.

The 15 courses in the game are gorgeous. One of my favorites is Sunseight Heights. The course takes place during a sunset, and from the left of the starting line, you can see daylight on the sea horizon. As you drive up and around into the canyons on the opposite side, you'll find yourself in the dead of night. Coooool.

The graphics are clean, sharp, and colorful, even without a high definition TV (I use a normal TV with S-Video) ... The only graphical flaw, just as with most racing games before it, is the the embarassingly weak 2D crowds, cardboard cut-out style. But I don't even mind that, since the game isn't trying to be realistic in the first place. And thankfully, the crowds only appear in the stands which are at the starting/finish line.

Ridge Racer 6 supports Xbox Live. (as well as worldwide time attack rankings) The handicap setting allows for closer races, making the races more fun and social.

The gameplay is somewhat shallow and the single player mode is repetitive but it's FUN and anyone can play it. The game is only $20 new and it's at least worth a rent. Oh yea and the soundtrack is pretty psychadelic.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Ridge Racer 6

posted by xpart123 (KANSAS CITY, MO) Jul 24, 2011

Member since Jun 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this is perfect for those who want to play gran turismo 3 but want a more up to date version of it.

the graphics are really awesome on the xbox 360

they gameplay is a little bit different than most driving games
insted of the right trigger being the gas button its the a button for
gas. and for drifting holding b and a a at the same time.
but otherwise its a pretty fun game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Love the simple racing games

posted by mulehog (RAYMOND, NE) Nov 5, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Seems like most racing games you can't pick them up without having to modify every setting on a car these days to win the challenges. I don't dislike that but sometimes you just want to load up the game, hit the gas pedal, and fire nitrous. This game is that, it's simple and fun to play.

I played the first and second versions of this game on the original Playstation as a kid and loved them. If you enjoyed them, then give this one a try. This game is a typical arcade racer but as you go through all the races you better bring your skills because towards the end you will need them.

One tip, turn down voice audio. Otherwise every race you'll constantly here, "Look out someone hit their nitrious"

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