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  • Summary: A first in franchise history, Ridge Racer 7 offers 375,000 ways to make your machine unique, with up to 7,150 combinations to tailor the performance of each machine. The game's new customization features include: Create the Ultimate Exterior: Players can choose from a variety of body kits, colors and decals to change the look of their machines, as well as a large selection of wheels. Improved Performance: Perform engine tune-ups and performance upgrades to improve your chances in the extensive GP series. Customizable Handling: Improve cornering performance by adjusting tires and suspension to customize drift characteristics. Variable Nitrous: Various nitrous options are now available. Strengthen your normal or ultimate charge, increase the number of nitrous tanks, select auto-charge or reverse charge, or even use flex nitrous, which can be turned on or off at any time. Three, all-new powerful, head-turning RIDGE RACER 7 machines: Centellee: The latest super sports vehicle from Terrazi boasts a 4000cc V8 engine, a top speed of 210mph and a handcrafted body, making this machine no match for its competitors. Magnifico: With an extremely practical and luxurious interior, this powerful and sporty car possesses a drastically lightened body, an inline 2000cc 4-cylinder engine, and a top speed of 178mph. Jujak: This high-tech sports coupe features multi-torque control for variable road and weather conditions, an inline 2700cc 4-cylinder engine and a top speed of 156mph. Jujak is the cutting-edge sports car. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. There is real depth in this series, though most won't see it, and while the game isn't a massive step up over the 360 version, it is different enough -- and finally online with a Sony system -- that it bears at least a look.
  2. Give Ridge Racer 7 a test drive and find out why it's one of the most underrated PS3 games at launch. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
  3. The only problem for Ridge Racer is the audio which is less than stellar, but in the end Ridge Racer 7 makes an impressive debut on the PlayStation 3 and is worth a look even if it is just to drool over.
  4. Easily is the best installment yet for the main series, bringing its style of arcade racing to PlayStation 3. While the suck is lackluster and there aren’t many new vehicles or tracks, it does offer intuitive new motion-sensitive controls and great online gameplay. Ridge Racer 7 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it definitely gives it a good spin.
  5. If you're short of games to play on your shiny new PS3, RR7 is a solid choice. But be warned RR fans - you'll have seen almost all of this before on PSP and 360.
  6. It’s challenging and polished, but it can also take a bit of getting used to.
  7. The most heinous of crimes: a real lack of any feeling of speed. No matter whether you are going at a crawl or full tilt with nitrous screaming, the only difference you'll see is a bit of blur on roadside street lights. [Mar 2007, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. JeffA.
    Jun 15, 2007
    10
    Still one of the best racing games on the PS3. Great graphics and controls. The game features lots of tracks and deep customization.
  2. ClarkeA.
    Jun 16, 2007
    10
    The only racing game that looks better is Motorstorm the problem is it isn't as much fun. Ridge Racer features more tracks and car customization. The game was ported extremely well to the PS3 and is worth buying if you want to scream around corners at over 275 MPH. Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    10
    Great racing game, nice graphics (also in 3D), challenging and fun as Ridge Racer always was. If you are looking for realistic driving and simulation you're probably wrong here, but if you want a fun speed racer like Wipeout I would definitely recommend this game! Expand
  4. Tonydannie
    Feb 4, 2007
    8
    Great arcade style fun. Brings back memories. Love the Ridge!
  5. VersemS.
    Jun 19, 2007
    7
    Fist of all, this game makes me feel like I'm in an arcade! and all those voices that tell you stuff can get annoying once they've said it a billion times... The graphics aren't amazing but if you look closely at the road while your parked, you can see that the textures are pretty sharp. It's a worthwhile purchase as long as you aren't expecting too much realism. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2011
    5
    Namco Bandai games definitely don't have enough time to make the better polished Ridge Racer game for PS3.
    It features car customization but
    that really ruin what make Ridge Racer so special this means it no longer makes any car have a special feeling to it.
    Graphics is sub par it not even looked like a PS3 game.
    And the new drifting is so effortless that it's boring it no longer need a skill to pilot the cars like in Ridge Racer type 4 and the cars handles like it about to floating off the road.
    Soundtrack is very disappointing Namco no longer producing in house music and now uses the
    songs from around the world it not even fits the mood.
    Motorstorm is the choice for you this time not Ridge Racer 7.
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  7. Dec 26, 2011
    0
    The controls are ridiculous. When your car is "DRIFTING", it feels like it is following a spline and you can rotate your car. I sold this game as fast as i could.. WORST RACING GAME EVEEER Expand

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