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  • Summary: Are you ready to live the best gaming experience that a motorcycle fan can get? RIDE 4 will spark your competitive soul with hundreds of bikes, dozens of tracks and a whole new level of realism.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    86
    Where the game succeeds, it does so beautifully. True to life graphics and fun and funky music are great tools. But at the end of the day, it’s the content within that will determine the fate of you game. I feel that Ride 4, is simply not for newer players. Veteran’s of the style will probably adore it. New players who want to break into the genre, I’d recommend MotoGP 20 first.
  2. Oct 5, 2020
    85
    Ride 4 is one of the best motorcycle racing games ever. Visually great and superb in terms of handling, Milestone did a great job delivering a fantastic experience on the track. The career is a little bit underwhelming in terms of design, but the game is still great to play.
  3. Oct 8, 2020
    80
    Milestone continues, with Ride 4, the evolution of its 2-wheel racing simulator with ever more realism whether in terms of graphics or physics engine, but also the introduction of elements inherited from MotoGP: artificial intelligence ANNA, tire wear and fuel management. In addition, it is also necessary to add here the appearance of dynamic lighting depending on the time of day and the variable weather, as well as an endurance mode introducing a new type of racing. Too bad the environments always fall short of the rest and that accidents related to the driving of other pilots are so recurrent.
  4. Oct 5, 2020
    75
    Milestone has made an undeniably solid game in the form of RIDE 4. The physics are mostly improved, though still have issues with collision. The career, while still a little too much of a slog, is far better organised than previous outings. There's a good variety of game modes to play through, giving a lot of replay variety, with the new endurance races being a high point. Some smaller race types, however, are infuriating in their rigidity and inaccessibility. The AI has been improved thanks to the new A.N.N.A. system, but it still isn't the most realistic and you'll find the computer trying to wipe you out for having the temerity of being where they want to be. For every negative, there are at least two positives, making this the most solid of Milestone's outings, I'd recommend it.
  5. Oct 6, 2020
    75
    Ride 4 is more complete than its predecessor in terms of gameplay possibilities, that's a fact. It retains its qualities in the finesse of the grip, will delight fans of the first hour without totally putting off the neophytes, and adds several strings to its bow...On the other hand, Ride does not advance in its staging, tasteless on the track and in the off-circuit events, and even regresses in the career. The latter is running out of fuel in terms of originality, even showing itself to be frustrating in its construction.
  6. Oct 7, 2020
    70
    Did Milestone want to release his Ride 4 absolutely before the end of the year in order to finish the PS4 / Xbox One cycle? No one will probably have the answer in the near future. Still, if the game is improving well on technical aspects (graphics, modeling and AI) it has lost all the mood that its previous opus had managed to generate. It is now a game of motorcycles on circuits that merges into the category.
  7. Oct 10, 2020
    70
    Ride 4 is tough, really tough, but not always in a good way. The penalty system is confusing, the driver’s A.I. is quite stupid and some parts of the game aren’t explained enough. However, if a challenge is what you seek, this might be the game for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 12, 2020
    8
    Ride 4 is brilliant and frustrating all at the same time. It has a very steep learning curve and I would of enjoyed having a riding schoolRide 4 is brilliant and frustrating all at the same time. It has a very steep learning curve and I would of enjoyed having a riding school feature, similar to that found in GT Sport just so that I could get used to the handling of the bike a bit better, such as understanding the front and back braking methods when racing, the various electronic options that you can alter on the fly, as well as other strategies that you may not be aware of as riding on motorways and town don’t necessarily utilise them.

    Although you can simplify the game right down, I felt that it is a tough game to gain the confidence to then up the realism without looking online for guidance. That said, I really felt that I was racing on the seat of my pants. With all of the options that you can tweak, Ride 4 will allow even the novice rider confidently take an R1 down the tarmac, or at least to the first corner.

    There are two editions of Ride 4 available, standard and special. The special edition will feature a steel-book dedicated to the iconic Yamaha R1 2020 as well as a season pass with an additional 65 new bikes, 2 tracks and 150 new events.

    If you love motorbike racing, Ride 4 is for you, just be aware that like any motorbike it can be an unforgiving soab if you get it wrong on track.
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  2. Oct 11, 2020
    2
    I was honestly hoping for Ride 4 to be the greatest motorcycle racing game of this generation. In some ways, it is innovative, but overall, II was honestly hoping for Ride 4 to be the greatest motorcycle racing game of this generation. In some ways, it is innovative, but overall, I can only say i'm disappointed.

    The "Ride" series has a huge problem throughout: the lack of investiment in the A.I.
    Cheers to Milestone for having the same hideous AI for every game, I can't even express how frustrated I feel after beeing ran over by other NPC's. It really feels like a reenactment of a race, the A.I doesn't even acknowledge your player, if you stand in their way, they WILL crash into you, making singleplayer races a terrible place to be if you're trying to have fun.

    I was truly hoping that they would fix the A.I, at least it was an improvement from the 3rd game, but still not good enough to be in a racing game IMO.

    And it doesn't stop there, the difficulty meter is also a joke, even at the "very easy" level, there are bikes faster than yours, and the same ridiculous A.I, it feels more like a placebo than anything. Even when buying and upgrading new motorcycles, you don't really get a advantage, all the NPC's will use bikes with similar, or even the same specs as yours, technically making for a more balanced experience, but not really.

    If you're new to motorcycle racing games... It's gonna be a painful journey. From all the frustration I've got from this game, I would like to give it a huge 0, but I can't really ignore the good parts of the game.
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