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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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  1. 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

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