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  • Summary: Experience what the creators promise to be the most complete racing ever with RIDE 3. Race on different tracks all over the world, put your favourite vehicles' speed to the test and have fun by customising them with the new Livery Editor.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 17, 2018
    85
    RIDE 3 is an extremely versatile racing game, with lots of motorcycles and tracks, bundled in an expansive career mode that's actually fun to play. You'll be playing this one for a long time to come, though unfortunately you'll be spending a lot of time staring at the game's loading screens too.
  2. 80
    RIDE 3 is the bike racing game to beat this generation. A much-improved presentation, with a focus on the thrill of the ride, comes alongside improved load times.
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    A new instalment for the Milestone franchise that surpasses the past entries in every way, especially in the graphical department.
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    73
    Ride 3 is the only option for bike lovers. The passage to Unreal is a new start for the franchise and the high volume of the content is a great plus. It's a pity that AI and Physics aren't always perfect and the career mode is as entertaining as it is long.
  5. Dec 27, 2018
    70
    Unevenly polished and uninviting to novices, RIDE 3 is nevertheless a decent simulation that motorcycle enthusiasts will get plenty of mileage out of.
  6. Dec 14, 2018
    65
    Milestone has managed to deliver a game full of great motorcycles and a superb career mode that will keep you hooked for many hours. On the downside, the developer should consider upgrading its technology, a technology that is responsible for some dated graphics and one of the poorest AIs we've encountered on a racing game.
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    60
    While it packs in more content than its predecessors, RIDE 3 feels soulless and nonessential if you already own last year’s instalment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 11 out of 19
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    Seriously?

    Just to give a little background. I have been riding motorcycles since the mid-80's. I currently ride a Ducati Monster. I
    Seriously?

    Just to give a little background. I have been riding motorcycles since the mid-80's. I currently ride a Ducati Monster. I watch & have watched all forms of motorcycle racing including MotoGP religiously since before it was called 'MotoGP'. I have purchased just about every game ever made on the subject since the days of the Sega Master System and Nintendo. I say all of this to let you know that I am not some kid picking up this game as 'just another racing game'. Here are a few points I would like to highlight:
    1. If you don't ride motorcycles or at least have an interest in them, this is not the game for you.
    2. Anyone rating this game below an 8? See point #1.
    3. While not perfect, this is the best motorcycle based game ever made. Add in more bikes from the 60s-80s and you would actually be getting closer to a perfect score.
    4. The physics of the game are outstanding and the best yet.
    5. Graphics are not on par with Forza, but they are nevertheless fantastic...again, best yet for a motorcycle game.
    6. Customizations are very good...but I personally would like to be able to put a Yosh on a Honda...a Muzzy on a Kawi...etc.

    All in all, this game is fantastic if you have a love for two wheels. Is it really a 10? No...that's just to counter the morons who would give this game anything below an 8.
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  2. Dec 9, 2018
    9
    Pros: Improved Graphics and Physics
    Livery Editor
    Cons: No 2018 models or enough 2017 AI still needs some fine tuning I've been
    Pros: Improved Graphics and Physics
    Livery Editor

    Cons: No 2018 models or enough 2017
    AI still needs some fine tuning

    I've been playing Milestone games for a few years now and although this developer has had a rough few years, I'm pleased to say that it's off on the right foot. With the success of Ride 2 there was much anticipation for this entry and it was worth the wait. Ride 3 is a great step in the ride direction for Milestone. With the step up from their in-house engine to Unreal, this game has seen a boost in both graphics and physics. As of right now, the game features a total of 230 bikes, though many of them are a repeat from previous installments. One of my biggest pet-peeve is that there aren't any 2018 models and very few 2017's. I love Ducati and I'm pleased with the beefy roster but when it comes to MV Agusta, which I also love, the choices are lackluster and a copy and paste of Ride 1, with a couple new additions.

    The rider customization has been vamped up as well. Though the facial animation remains somewhat awkward and at times scary. There's a vast option of helmets, leathers, gloves etc. I would like to see a helmet editor in the next series. They did add bike editor and it is pretty sweet.

    Ride 3 has all the potential to be the best bike simulator as there are no other competitors. I hope Milestone makes it become the Forza or Gran Turismo of bikes as there is so much potential in this game!
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  3. Jan 9, 2019
    8
    Ride 3 is an improvement but could have been so much better. It is the best motorcycle game in terms of size and types of bikes.
    My
    Ride 3 is an improvement but could have been so much better. It is the best motorcycle game in terms of size and types of bikes.
    My background is riding over 10years, amateur road racing for 6 years, and watching all forms of motorbike racing since 1992. I have also been playing motorbike racing games since Super Hang On (look it up, Millennials!) I have almost all of them since 2000, so I know what I am saying. This game has improved... slowly since Ride 1. While I applaud Milestone for the new additions and features, all whats in Ride 3 could have been easily put in Ride 1 &2 (with the exception of the Unreal Engine). The DLC has gotten out of hand in all of the gaming world, so thats why Milestone couldnt help themselves and do it on this title. The newer bikes will be here...eventually. I would just like to see the DLC have new tracks and new gear or part manufacturers. The physics could be tweaked a bit, as for most of the bikes they have heavy understeer to start. WHY? The bikes react mostly how a real bike would. The tracks are a definite improvement over the last couple games. I know Milestone is a small company, but they should look to Polyphony Digital, Turn 10, even fellow Kunos Simulazioni of the Assetto Corsa fame as a way to improve their games. As for customization, they should have also included the option to color your windscreen, as mine is neon green. They also should have allowed us to color the handgrips, , helmets, individual fairing parts, and PLACE decals on the windscreen, as well!! While not on par with Gran Turismo or Project Cars, it is still the best video game option for TwoWheel Nutjobs, like myself. Hands Down.
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  4. Jul 30, 2020
    4
    Good graphics and sound let down by rubbish AI, sluggish handing and no ability to adjust FOV. The cockpit views feel zoomed out, like I'mGood graphics and sound let down by rubbish AI, sluggish handing and no ability to adjust FOV. The cockpit views feel zoomed out, like I'm sitting on the pillion seat. Expand
  5. May 31, 2019
    3
    In general the game looks fantastic. Menus and all the additional stuff is really well done and no effort has been saved in that sector. ButIn general the game looks fantastic. Menus and all the additional stuff is really well done and no effort has been saved in that sector. But the most important thing, riding the bike... horrible. If real life bikes would behave anything like this and if driving would be even close this hard I wouldn't even consider actually riding them myself. I suspect no-one in the development team is actually a rider themselves. For example, at higher speeds, you don't actually visibly _turn_ handlebars in the direction of the corner, but that's what you do in this game. I suggest the dev team would go and try out the Isle of Man TT game for the PS4 and learn how the bike handling is decently transferred into an enjoyable and believable simulation. Expand
  6. Jun 14, 2020
    1
    Pros:
    lots of bikes to buy, upgrade, paint and customize.
    lots of rider gear to buy in order to personalize your rider Cons:
    Pros:
    lots of bikes to buy, upgrade, paint and customize.
    lots of rider gear to buy in order to personalize your rider

    Cons:

    Everything else. Atrocious physics, Feels absolutely nothing like riding a bike. There's no difference between dry and wet track, even in heavy rain you can just throw your bike into a turn with a knee to the ground and smashing into the brakes.

    Horrific performance on ps4 pro, given that the graphics look from a game of 3 years ago, you'd expect at least a smooth experience, but try moving around the camera in a race and enjoy your 20 fps

    Non-existant AI, they just shoot off the grid and ride on tracks all race on fixed pace, while completely ignoring (and crashing into) you. Since you start every race from 8th position (there's no qualifying), it just becomes ridicolous after a while. Lowering the AI difficulty slider seems to make no difference at all on the AI riders.

    Lack of options to make the game at least playable (for example minimap zoom in order to make the track minimap useful as it basically shows 15 metres of track in front and behind you, or an option to remove the camera bobbing as correcting your trajectory in a turn makes you sea-sick)

    You literally have to buy the DLCs to win races in career mode, as in the starting races the A.I rides DLC bikes that goes faster than the bikes you can buy (even when upgraded to the max). So you have for example this race starting in the nordschleife final straight where you just watch the AI DLC bikes doing 30 kmh more than your maxed up triumph street twin.

    The tracks feel quite lack-luster as many are missing a lot of surrounding scenery, and many tracks have sections that do not resemble their real counterpart (even if you just compare them to tracks in game that have tracks laser scanned like forza)

    I give the game a 1 only because it's fun to buy and customize the bikes and rider, everything else is really horrendous.
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  7. Sep 9, 2019
    0
    Pros: cool music

    Cons: pay to win at it's best, mediocre graphics even on One X, only 2/3 laps for race, no qualifications Terrible game,
    Pros: cool music

    Cons: pay to win at it's best, mediocre graphics even on One X, only 2/3 laps for race, no qualifications

    Terrible game, don't waste your money. Milestone made it only because they needed extra budget for Motogp 19
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