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  • Summary: Welcome to the temple of motorcycles, the only digital garage that will allow you to discover, transform and test the world’s fastest, most iconic and original vehicles. The top of the range of the most famous brands will await you to compete against each other in a unique videogame and showWelcome to the temple of motorcycles, the only digital garage that will allow you to discover, transform and test the world’s fastest, most iconic and original vehicles. The top of the range of the most famous brands will await you to compete against each other in a unique videogame and show the world their full potential. Over 200 bikes are the undisputed protagonists of the new chapter of this long-waited two-wheel racing game! Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins and face the most dreadful bends with the passion and the boldness of a professional rider. [Milestone] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2017
    85
    Ride 2 has the ambition to appeal to as wide audience of motorbike fans as possible, so it offers loads of contents (tracks, bikes, competitions) and is very flexible in terms of customizing your experience. It’s the best bike racing game of this generation. [13/2016, p.62]
  2. Oct 20, 2016
    80
    Simply a must for motorcycle lovers. Ride 2 is better than the prequel in every area. There are still some flaws, but the experience is enjoyable and fun.
  3. Feb 22, 2017
    78
    Ride 2 is definitely a game for racing fans, designed from the ground up with customization and realism as the foundational pillars. It’s hard to recommend if you aren’t a fan of the genre, but I would consider it a must have enthusiasts.
  4. Oct 10, 2016
    72
    Ride 2 has much more content in every possible aspect. However, Milestone has forgotten that the sequels are also to correct and bring something new.
  5. Oct 22, 2016
    70
    Ride 2 is a clear step forward for Milestone, but there are still many things to be improved. In any case, there aren't too many bike racers, and Ride 2 is a good game and a good option.
  6. Nov 3, 2016
    65
    Ride 2 is like the first iteration of the game, a good motorbike game with loads of content that's spoiled by technical issues and an unmissable lack of global polish.
  7. Feb 24, 2017
    40
    On paper, then, Ride 2 is an exciting proposition that bundles the promises of aspirational game design with the raw power and fun associated with motorbikes. Unfortunately, those promises are broken and the resulting game falls flat. Unless you're so enamoured with two-wheeled machines that you simply can't help but pick yourself up a copy, you should wait for a new contender to try its hand at delivering a biking game of this scope.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    Ride 2 is a great game, the old reviews you find on the web are really unfair. My guess is that perhaps things got fixed since release. TheRide 2 is a great game, the old reviews you find on the web are really unfair. My guess is that perhaps things got fixed since release. The reviews should have been updated.

    I currently own about 25 bikes, they all feel different. I'm not at all an expert in racing, I only have a controller and mostly played arcade racing (mini)games before. Yet I have a lot of fun with this title. I do keep most assists on so far, it's the kind of riding that I want. With that, the racing is a lot of fun; nothing beats carefully crashing other bikers to take the lead :D I have tons of gold medals, played over 100 races and still coming back. Money is a bit slow to come; the bikes are expensive to buy and to upgrade. But that's why you have these invitational events every 8 races, where you are offered four times the usual credits plus a free bike. So I'd say progression is well balanced.

    There are still tons of content to explore, I haven't tested these R1 bikes yet. I can tell you though that super fast bikes are a lot more difficult to handle than average ones, as expected. The game encourages you to explore different kinds of bikes all the time by putting limits on the maximum pp in races. So no bike is ever obsolete.

    As a negative point, I'd say the game doesn't encourage you to take risks by removing assists and increasing the difficulty. Indeed, the game only rewards you with a very tiny bonus for a significantly harder experience. It would have been more exciting to give greater rewards for brave riders. Another negative point is the existence of a booster pack you can buy with real money.

    Unless you are a hardcore fan of motorcycles, I recommend you buy the standard edition, it's cheaper and already has more bikes than you'll ever manage to buy.
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  2. Apr 2, 2017
    9
    This game is gorgeous. Awesome. Gran Turismo for motorbikes, except this looks much better. When you are watching a video of the race you justThis game is gorgeous. Awesome. Gran Turismo for motorbikes, except this looks much better. When you are watching a video of the race you just finished, it actually looks better than Milestone's promo pictures! Virtual bikes have never been this glorious before. Even Valentino Rossi the Game, Milestones jewel, an official Moto GP simulator, cannot beat Ride 2. Many may not agree, but I like the spirit of Ride 2 more.

    The game has enough difficulty options, everyone can learn to ride it. Physics feel believable enough. For me it was a little bit more difficult than virtual car racing in the beginning, took about an hour to learn basic driving in easy mode, but you will propably be faster, I'm an old fart.

    If you love bikes, you will love Ride 2. Gorgeous vehicles, awesome road sceneries, true to life race tracks. Ride 1 was somewhat unfinished, the sequel is finished and polished **** A1 game. Riding feels fast and furious. Of course when you sit staring at a monitor... it can't be anything like riding a bike physically, oh why I wrote that boring no-brainer. But when you are doomed inside, there's -15 celsius outside, and the summer is just a far-off dream, Ride 2 can save your mental health.

    I recommend this game.
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  3. Oct 10, 2016
    9
    For motorcycle enthousiasts, there is not much to complain about ride 2. It might not be the most beautiful game and the presentation could beFor motorcycle enthousiasts, there is not much to complain about ride 2. It might not be the most beautiful game and the presentation could be a bit more spectacular. But when it comes down to riding, bike and track selection, this is just pure fun. To me, the most important improvement over its predecessor are the greatly improved load times. For all car arcade racers: It is a motorcycle game and a semi-simulation. Don't expect to go around corners like in ridge racer or you will be disappointed. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    8
    Ride 2 is a challenging, yet fun, motorcycle racing simulator made by Milestone.  The game immerses the player in the simulation by includingRide 2 is a challenging, yet fun, motorcycle racing simulator made by Milestone.  The game immerses the player in the simulation by including real life racetracks, and most importantly, real motorcycles.  There are a lot of customizable classic cruisers, sport, supermoto and supersport motorcycles. The visuals are stunning and are an improvement over its predecessor, Ride.  However, the drawback to this game is an initial installation time of about 30-45 minutes.  There are arcade elements as well.  There is no health bar. Also, if you crash.  The rider gets right back up after flopping like a rag doll.  I think this game is perfect for the casual to experienced gamer as you can set each of the races difficulty before beginning the track.  If you are looking for a motorcycle racing simulator coupled with arcade gameplay choose Ride 2! Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2017
    8
    A professional bike racing game developed by Milestone S.r.l, and published by Square Enix, Ride 2 provides the player with great manufacturerA professional bike racing game developed by Milestone S.r.l, and published by Square Enix, Ride 2 provides the player with great manufacturer brands as well as a variety of different tracks on which to race. Ride 2 provides multiple game modes and begins with a pretty solid tutorial mode.

    Once completed, you can choose a starter bike. You will be able to race in a world event which provides reputation and credit on each race won depending on the rank. If you get into trouble with your bike, our favorite feature comes into play - you are able to rewind and take the time in reverse and have a do-over of taking control of bike again a few seconds before.

    We really appreciated the graphics, especially the bike details. In addition, the environment looks pretty good, just keep in mind that you will focused mainly on the track and the bike. While there is nothing much to the background music, the sounds in relation to the bikes are performed in perfect synchronicity.

    I would give this game 8 stars for providing with perfect racing experience. For the full review, you can head on over to our website.
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  6. Aug 27, 2021
    5
    É um jogo legal, mas para pegar numa boa promoção, não é o tipo de jogo que eu costumo jogar, mas acabei me divertindo.
  7. Dec 4, 2017
    0
    I really enjoyed this game. Not sure why there is such a "backlash" regarding weak graphics or AI; I have not found anything even close toI really enjoyed this game. Not sure why there is such a "backlash" regarding weak graphics or AI; I have not found anything even close to this level of motorcycle racing experience with any other game developer. The bikes look and play quite realistic. It is exciting to get a chance to bring such a variety of bikes through their paces on the track. The areas I would like to see improved are more realistic sound and more tracks. The possibility of a virtual city to ride these bikes through would be entertaining but probably not realistic within budget and focus of the game. Expand

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