With Driveclub Bikes Evolution Studios have been able to surprise us all with no previous inkling we’d get to ride on two wheels, but when we did, we’ve been able to do so properly and from the start. That in itself is an improvement on the original game.
Bikes is a very solid expansion, worth recommending for all Driveclub owners. With the addition of bikes the game is now complete, varied, addictive and challenging, not to mention the attractive visuals.
A solid arcade-racing game that delivers hours of fun with a well appreciated gameplay. The lack of bikes (only 12) is not necessarily a con due the great amount of events available in game. Buy it if you love DRIVECLUB or you’re looking for a good, racing game with bikes.
Evolution Studios expands DriveClub with a content that can be seen in two different ways: as a DLC, people who played the original may find it plain, but, as an independent game for new users, it has a lot to offer.
DriveClub Bikes offers a nice and fun experience, thanks to the graphics and social challenges inherited by the original DriveClub. But don't even think of it if you are searching for realism and bike sensations.
Great presentation, tons of great tracks, arcady but challanging gameplay, fun skill events... Driveclub: Bikes or Rideclub how I'd like to call it is a really great racing game no matter if you buy it as standalone or expansion. You
Graphics: 9.0 Sound: 7.0 Gameplay: 6.0 Fun/Story: 6.0
After the bad launch of Driveclub, Evolution Studios had been upgrading to transform it from average to a very addict game. Although, this DLC is really bad. Physics, gameplay and sound are poor. The more arcade style was enjoyable with cars but its transition to bikes it´s painful. Just play to admire the graphics and if you love motorbikes and didn´t play the cars version.
OK if you want an honest review read this. Since I'm starting to see things like 9 and 10 someone has to come out and tell the truth :P
This is NOT a PROPER BIKES GAME, the physics and the handling are terrible. Yes, we know that the original driveclub is more balanced towards arcade style, and thats not everyones cup of tea, but this is not about arcade vs simulation. A racing game can be arcade style and still be tons of fun ( for instance Project Gotham Racing ), but this is was just a quick and dirty adaptation from the engine / physics they already have to sell it as a bikes game, and its just baaaaad.
Physics and handling are terrible, do not expect anything near Ride or Motogp. It's just not right, the handling is too sensitive, unreal, annoying and in the end boring.
Also, the balancing formula on the difficulty of the AI is not right, I can tell there are some varians like the lenght of the race that make the AI riders go faster or slower ( I know this is common in many racing games), but at some point if the race is long and you get a little left behind, no matter how fast and clean you race you can never catch up. Making some longer races impossible while shorter races are a lot easier.
On the other hand, it does have some good things. (Which make this DLC fail even harder because it teases you with some good ingredients but the final mix is just not there):
The graphics and the weather effects are pretty cool.
Some races with some specific bikes like the Ducati desmosedici feel awesome and are real fun to play and replay.
Having official street bikes is a really cool feature that we only had on the ps4 with Ride, even if some of the races and handling are real rubish.
I'm aware of the price of this DLC, but come on, this is such a disapointment. This is such a shame, because I was really looking forwards to fun bikes game, even if it was short. I would rather have paid 70$ without hessitating for a longer proper version of this game instead of paying 15 for a quick, dirty, poor adaptation.
The only thing that I appreciate in this game is the attention to detail. This games looks really good but the game play ****. Also, I bought some DLC's (packs and whatnot) and none of them showed up. Really frustrated about it.
I tried at a special edition day and the game doesn't really worth it. If people liked driveclub they will like this one too because it has the same interface which isn't that realistic. The other problem which was same with Driveclub was the space of the races, you only have 10 meters width between tracks and there are always invisible walls which make it very limited for the freedom of the game
SummaryCreate events from scratch to ride day or night, and play with the fully customizable weather conditions to make every event unique. Race the worlds best superbikes from Yamaha, Ducati, Kawasaki, Honda, Bimota, BMW and more. 78 tracks in locations from Canada, Chile, Japan, Norway, Scotland & India. Form a Club with your mates and ra...