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  • Summary: Not your ordinary racer, R: Racing Evolution features a story mode, in-game radio communications, and authentic licensed cars. R: Racing Evolution chronicles the intense competition and deep rivalries found only within the professional racing circuit. Upgrade and modify your vehicle to compete in five game modes, including Racing Life, Event Challenge, Time Attack, Arcade, and Versus. New features such as the Interactive Driver AI System and in-game radio communications bring players close to the racing action. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Car models and framerates are superb, and some of the courses look great, but overally, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd turned on your PS2. [Jan 2004, p.60]
  2. 80
    Solid play mechanics, combined with an in-depth story mode (complete with cinemas) and other play facets, give R a solid edge over the competition.
  3. I think Namco delivered a solid game, my additions would be the custom soundtrack feature and XBL capabilites.
  4. 69
    In the end though you have to consider that when it's good its very very good and when its bad... its just a bit rough, never terrible.
  5. It attempts to deliver some simulation-styled thrills, but the driving physics and options simply aren't up to snuff when compared to other, better games. On the other side, the addition of brake assist turns the game into an overly simplified affair that reduces the gameplay to holding down the gas pedal and steering.
  6. The result is a title that offers a physics and driving engine that isn’t up to scratch, whilst the actual racing action is turned into a monotonous experience that requires very little skill.
  7. 50
    The on-track action can only be described as skatey, as your tires never seem to grip the road. With a bit of practice, you can compensate for this, but the game just never feels right because of it.

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  1. MarkB.
    Dec 9, 2003
    8
    Another excellent game from Namco. Very good.
  2. Ld
    May 15, 2004
    8
    I totally love this game, even tho it's short! i love the stylish Deep hosue and progressive house soundtracks in this game! the user interface design is also very stylish!! wow... well, all the arts and designs are so..... to me... House music / style isn't gay! if the ones whose controling the TV/bar culture in north America, many will love house! hahaha!! easy to control! and need to be controled! but oh well~ we need big organization! but well also need ones who oppose the big org. the one who can't accept the world!! err what the... haha oh yeah, the control of this game is a bit wierd but easy to get use to! not enhough tracks tho. but ha, i'm totally satisfied with the whole design!! Collapse