R: Racing Evolution PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2003
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
Buy On
  1. If you were trying to decide on a racer before "GT4," I would say that this is the title for you if you are looking for a solid single-player game. If you're in the market for a good multiplayer racer, I would suggest "Need For Speed Underground."
  2. I learned early that when Namco puts a racing game together, you need to treat it as if E. F. Hutton had just given financial tips; pay attention and rush out to experience it for yourself.
  3. Looks, sounds and plays every bit as good as "Gran Turismo 3" while bringing some great new additions to the genre.
  4. A great simulation racer that does almost everything well. The Racing Life mode is too short and the rally racing can be unforgiving. But the pressure sensitive gameplay, realistic AI, and event challenges round out a great race package that’s tough to pass.
  5. Play Magazine
    83
    The intimacy, the almost Zen-like relationship with the track is not here. Even so, I would be a fool to call this game anything other than great. [Jan 2004, p.60]
  6. The notion of a story-driven racing game is definitely something I'm getting used to, and after an initial feeling of resistance, I have to say the game got to be quite fun...It's not the greatest racer ever made, but it is pretty darn good.
  7. Touchy controls and a story mode that is over almost before it begins are the most glaring oversights to this game. However, the realistic AI, wonderfully stylish presentation, and overall fun to be had with R: Racing more than make up for any shortcomings.
  8. 75
    Tries too hard to appeal to all types of racing fans, without ever feeling like a complete experience.

Awards & Rankings

90
#90 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Oct 16, 2011
    1
    The best part of this game is the girl on the cover. The driving sucks. The track sucks. And yes, I know this is PS2, but the graphics kind ofThe best part of this game is the girl on the cover. The driving sucks. The track sucks. And yes, I know this is PS2, but the graphics kind of sucked, too. A score of 1, because I couldn't play it more than 30 minutes until it became painful. Full Review »
  2. DanK.
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    I love this game! If you find GT3 too be too difficult then try this one. I call it "Gran Turismo for Dummies" Drive all of the great cars on I love this game! If you find GT3 too be too difficult then try this one. I call it "Gran Turismo for Dummies" Drive all of the great cars on all of the great tracks without having to be a technical expert.....have fun!!! Full Review »
  3. Jonathan
    Dec 22, 2003
    9
    Well... for me its good racing game, i dont know probably for gran turismo addicts this aint good enough for ya, but for me, its satisfactory :)