Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. There's also a ton more to this game than the original. More tracks, more modes, more riders, more everything. [Sept 2003, p.101]
  2. Has the technical style of their earlier racing games to make for a fun, well played racing experience, and it has the necessary personality to make it more interesting than other typical racers.
  3. This is an incredibly ambitious project, yet everything it attempts exceeds all expections. [Sept 2003, p.104]
  4. The gameplay is intuitive and accessible to gamers of all ages and skill levels and the interactive environments and charming level design will delight and fascinate all who play and even those who watch somebody else play.
  5. There is so much to do, so much to unlock. You'll have fun with the two-player mode, but the heart of the game is really the single-player experience. It's addictive from the start, and the fantasy courses are so good that you'll want to race them again and again.
  6. Better courses, more tricks and a major overhaul in virtually all departments, Rides Gone Wild has improved on everything that reviewers and fans alike criticized in the original.
  7. 89
    The developer's most accessible and friendliest game to date, and it works. So, simply put, if you want a technically crafted watercraft racer based on a sophisticated trick system, get it.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    Great game. Worth picking up on ebay. I think the animations and artwork are better than whats on the PS3 nowadays. The physics of the waves aren't as dynamic as wave race and a lot of events in the game are scripted, but its more of an adventure arcade type title. The unlockables and levels are amazing!!! Just get this game if you like adventure racers, which are hardly made anymore. This game is just behind SSX tricky in fun. There are a lot of hidden things to keep you coming back. The characters are good. Just try it out! Full Review »