• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. While it's not going to set anybody's house on fire, it's a title with broad appeal that's as worthy of being a top launch title for the system, as the original Ridge Racer was.
  2. 90
    The replay value isn't as high as it could be, but no doubt, Ridge Racer V is a fantastic game that sports excellent graphics and has some very fun racing action.
  3. If you're after a simulation and you like collecting and upgrading your cars, you might want to wait for "GT 3," but if you're after an adrenaline fix and a fun racing game, then look no further.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    This game has alot of potential to top RR Type4,well it always have since it's a Ridge Racer game but it turned out to be that it stallThis game has alot of potential to top RR Type4,well it always have since it's a Ridge Racer game but it turned out to be that it stall halfway through the race.
    A launch game of Playstation 2 back in 2000 and It such a gorgeous looking game really outdid in terms of graphics that the developers said "We can't do that with PS1" but now it's possible on PS2.
    At least Namco didn't show a fake Graphics Demo back in 99' because they somehow make it look
    even better than the demo itself!
    Menu and styling are so techno-ish and somewhat futuristic but handling is what makes this game failed it so unbalanced and twitchy that even for Ridge Racer standard it's hard to believe a car can
    handles so terrifyingly twitchy.
    Music so generic and it didn't fitted in any stage or event that you've played.
    I like that they took this game so serious that it should've been better than RR type 4 but music and
    handling of the car are so terrible that it completely ruins the game.
    Other areas like styling.graphics and gameplay are all top notch.
    Did i say that it runs at 60FPS with such a beautiful graphics!?
    No racing games on PS2 looked that good until Gran Turismo 3 came along in 2001 and it sets the
    new standard of what this weak but efficient console can do for the next 10 years.
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  2. BenG.
    Mar 26, 2007
    10
    This game is such class. It's just one of the most focused and atmospheric arcade racers I've ever played.
  3. J.W.
    Oct 25, 2004
    7
    A good game but not as good as it could have been.