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  • Summary: "R4 has to be the best-looking PlayStation racer ever (yes, edging out even Gran Turismo)" - Official PlayStation Magazine, December 1998
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
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  1. 100
    Graphics are very impressive; this is one area that R4 totally rules over Gran Turismo. The effects and graphics are nothing short of mind-boggling.
  2. The control in R4 is something that you will either be a fan of and realize that it offers almost unprecedented control or feel that it is so arcadish and fake that it's unbearable. I reside on the fan level.
  3. A package more desirable than Neve Campbell wrapped in a lottery cheque!
  4. The biggest concern I have with R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is it's level of difficulty. It is not incredibly hard, and as stated earlier, can be picked up by just about anyone... a delight to play, however.
  5. The number of tracks mixed in with the brilliance in design should keep you playing for quite awhile. You may not have the patience to try and unlock all 300 cars, you should find more than enough replay value just trying to learn the different driving techniques for the different cars.
  6. The one major nuisance in the game is that very few of the cars in the pack provide much of a challenge. Only the cars in second and first place put up much of a fight, while the rest behave like placeholders.
  7. Then again, in R4 you get to have each race started by a sexy Japanese polygonal model. Hmmm... sex, Pac-Man, and racing. I think I'll go play some R4.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. MatheusR.
    Jul 2, 2005
    10
    This Gane Is Simply Terrific.
  2. LucaR
    Oct 20, 2009
    10
    Absolutely a phenomenal racing game, controls are rock solid, and for a playstation 1 game, it looks pretty. I'm a fan of the soundtrack too, but I can see how it may not be some peoples cup of tea. Expand
  3. JhosethR.
    Jul 2, 2003
    10
    I think tghis game is absolutely awesome! It can't be beaten by any other game of its releasing year, not even GT, which I hate a lot, by the way...no other game has made me feel like driving a real car, and the braking system...ohhh!!! that'0s the best part of this game...I simply love it! Venezuela (the place I live in) loves R4... Expand
  4. MichaelE
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    I think everything about this game is superb. The graphics, music, tracks and handling are all excellent and this is the best arcade style racer of it's generation. It still plays better than many racing games of today. Expand
  5. May 29, 2012
    9
    Very cool arcade racing game with a huge game length. However, the number of cars is actually pretty low because most of them are just the same with different team colors. Still, on of the funniest racing games ever with all the drifting mechanics and the cool tracks. Expand