Ridge Racer DS DS

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2004
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    88
    What I don't like is the ugly non-Namco designed interface and screwy button configuration when plaing with the stylus, which makes it literally impossible to play with the manual transmission. [Jan 2005, p.85]
  2. While Asphalt: Urban GT slightly edges out Ridge Racer DS in visuals and variety of gameplay, Ridge Racer DS comes with an undeniable legacy and built-in audience from both PlayStation and N64 camps and continues to represent arcade racing in its purist form.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    80
    A solid racing game that looks good and sounds fantastic while offering a real challenge!
  4. An instant classic just as the original was while providing a new experience in control. It’s a testament to the capabilities of the DS and worthy of being a launch title.
  5. A great game if you’re looking for a racer that you’ll spend a lot of time on. It’s also great for those of you who are constantly on the go.
  6. 79
    The game also has several bugs, such as moving through cars, and the fact that you only suffer from car crashes by a temporary drop in speed before accelerating. In this sense, the game feels like it was rushed.
  7. 75
    Despite the DS' lack of true analog control the system handles the game with as much grace as it can with D-pad or touch-screen control. And the real trip is its great handling of wireless multiplayer.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed DS Game of 2004
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 28, 2014
    8
    How can this game have a lower score than ridge racer 64. ITS THE SAME GAME. But this is handheld so why have it low on this list? Its a coolHow can this game have a lower score than ridge racer 64. ITS THE SAME GAME. But this is handheld so why have it low on this list? Its a cool classic style ridge racer that the fans should play! Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    5
    Not the best game...and clearly needs some more work put into it. The graphics are blocky, collision scripts are mostly likely broken in someNot the best game...and clearly needs some more work put into it. The graphics are blocky, collision scripts are mostly likely broken in some way, and the quality of the overall game is not high. Could be better like the 3DS successor

    Gameplay is rather poor with poor collision detection, bad turning mechanics, and poor AI.
    The Music is a decent mix of dance music from recent years
    Presentation is blocky and very disorganized, while the length is rather long...
    You won't find much to do afterwards though, maybe wireless multiplayer

    Gameplay: 6/10
    Story: N/A
    Music: 8/10
    Presentation: 4.5/10
    Length: 7/10
    Overall: 6/10
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  3. MaxM.
    Aug 25, 2005
    6
    The speed in this game is the best part but the lack of different tracks (only 3 different places), modes, and weak AI oppenents brings this The speed in this game is the best part but the lack of different tracks (only 3 different places), modes, and weak AI oppenents brings this game down. However, you are able to play against 6 friends with one cart. Full Review »