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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 5, 2020
    83
    The simulation ambitions of the model offer a stimulating, demanding, satisfying driving experience, at times almost instructive, yet never frustrating and able to welcome even novices, thanks to the flexibility and effectiveness of the aids.
  2. Oct 6, 2020
    80
    RIDE 4 is the best entry in the series and fixes a lot of problems that past games had. Its diverse mix of event types in the career mode keeps it fresh even with a few tedious tests dragging things down. The on-track action shines at all times when you have rivals with you, and no matter what track you’re on or what time of day or conditions you’re racing in, you’re in for a fun time. It’s a challenging game, but in a good way as it encourages you to get better and offers a wide variety of difficulty options to help you along the way. Put simply, Ride 4 looks and sounds fantastic and controls like a dream.
  3. Nov 13, 2020
    80
    RIDE 4 retains all the positive aspects of the previous game (like the great riding model and the superb physics), but besides that there is nothing really new in this years edition.
  4. 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.
  5. Oct 12, 2020
    72
    Overall, RIDE 4 was my first attempt at getting my toes wet for motorcycles both in general and racing wise. While excited going into this new world, I found myself uninterested and not entertained. Most racing games really bring me in and keep me there technically. As someone who works with their hands a lot and wants to know how things work/make them go faster, racing games really get me going. Herewith RIDE 4, I didn’t really fill that. It felt lackluster and just kind of plain.
  6. Jan 7, 2021
    70
    Ride 4 offers a tonne of content for those who itching for a deep dive into an expansive career mode. Race all across the world by winning licenses to open up access into better and more advanced events. Gain affinity with various bikes and manufacturers on the way to becoming the greatest rider. However, a weak online mode, a lack of other real features outside of the career mode and having a steep learning curve for beginners prevents Ride 4 from being the complete package. With plenty of bikes on offer, and upgrades on both the 'stock' and 'racing' side of things to allow for vast improvements over the troublesome AI, this is one of the better digital biking experiences out there.
  7. Oct 29, 2020
    60
    With challenging yet fun racing, a career mode filled with content and a ton of different motorcycles, Ride 4 offers us most things we want from a racing game. Unfortunately, much of the enjoyment is hampered due to an unbelievably uneven difficulty level. Simple races are interspersed with challenging competitions and purely diabolical challenges. Ride 4 is still the most complete motorcycle racing game and a big upgrade compared to its predecessor - but be prepared to have your patience tested.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Oct 7, 2020
    10
    Milestone games has once again proved that they are the best in the business when it comes to motorcycle racing games. You can seeMilestone games has once again proved that they are the best in the business when it comes to motorcycle racing games. You can see improvements in every aspect of the game when compared to Ride 3. A must play for anyone who really enjoys motorcycle racing games and there’s nothing like it in the market. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2021
    10
    It's the perfect motor race game. The graphics are amazing, the phisics are real, and so many content. I love it.
  3. Nov 18, 2020
    9
    Great motorcycles game: ideal for riders and enthusiasts and very enjoyable for players looking for realism. Overall difficult to master butGreat motorcycles game: ideal for riders and enthusiasts and very enjoyable for players looking for realism. Overall difficult to master but very satisfying, like the real thing.

    POSITIVES - fotorealistic graphics, realistic bike handling physics and track transformation through the race (you can see the racing line being rubberized during the race!), great number of tracks and events/trophies, challenging dynamic weather and day/night transitions, frequent updates and a list of free and purchasable DLCs expanding bike number, largely customizable bikes/suits/ helmets with editor mode, plenty of settings for A.I difficulty/realism/riding aids for a tailored experience, bike set-up and upgrades do translate accurately to handling qualities on track, A.I. makes mistakes too with adversaries subject to falling and crashing.

    NEGATIVES - A.I. does consider your presence and reacts to your moves, but rarely makes overtaking attempts and does so without leaving the racing line. Also AT LOWER DIFFICULTY SETTINGS, they just don't fully accelerate on straights and let you by too easily.
    Partly limited range of bike types - we all love sport-bikes but 4/5 models of Yamaha R-1 (2008, 2012, 2019, 2020) are more than enough. A few chopper bikes and sport-touring (Harleys, MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, Ducati Multistrada...) racing on the available street-circuits would be an interesting and different addition to gameplay!
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  4. Aug 28, 2021
    7
    Physic is better than the previous game, but the modifications are getting less, game is very boring and more repetitive
  5. Oct 16, 2020
    5
    I really hope I can improve the score of this review in the future, and I take no pleasure in rating the game so low. Unfortunately, I can'tI really hope I can improve the score of this review in the future, and I take no pleasure in rating the game so low. Unfortunately, I can't rate it any higher given the current condition of the game. Whoever at Milestone made the decision to include the license tests in their current form needs to be prohibited from making any important decisions about game design. They're just terrible, and make no sense. I need to get a BMW S1000RR around a very technical track in pouring rain on street tires while maneuvering it through very unforgiving gate sections at high speed in order to participate in races? Yeah, that's just ridiculous. The amount of time trials is just annoying and not balanced at all like they were in Ride 3. Ride 3 allowed you to develop some skill and familiarity with the bikes and tracks before demanding you set fast times, but this game throws you right into the deep end for no reason.

    They already released a patch, but the AI is still terrible and will just ram you off, or crash right in front of you. There's audio and visual glitches too (for example sometimes it sounds like it's raining for no reason at all). The bike list and rating system is really odd. For example the 2019 GSX-R 1000 costs more and handles better than the 2019 GSX-R 1000R even though that's completely the opposite of reality. Sometimes when looking at these bike ratings it makes you wonder if the people plugging in these numbers had anyone in the building who knew anything about riding motorcycles at all.

    They claim there's more patches on the way, and for now I'm going to quit playing and hope the patches help when they're released. This is the first PS4 game I've ever played and then wanted my money back after playing. Unfortunately I ordered it digitally so that's not possible. I felt confident preordering it digitally because I was such a huge fan of Ride 3 and their MotoGP games, but I'll never make that mistake again. Milestone is now added to the list of companies that I need to wait until the game is released and reviewed before I decide to buy. And that's a real shame.
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  6. Jan 11, 2021
    5
    Ride 4 is graphically awesome. If you are in the top 5% of racing enthusiasts, this game is for you. For the other 95% it will be tooRide 4 is graphically awesome. If you are in the top 5% of racing enthusiasts, this game is for you. For the other 95% it will be too difficult, frustrating, . . . just not fun. I much prefer Ride 3. If I could, I would get a refund on Ride 4, which fell short in the following areas:

    1. As indicated this is a very difficult game. Even with the difficulty on the easiest setting, the opponents have top-tuned bikes and race perfect lines. Not fun when you are a casual racing gamer. I am sure racing savants will enjoy it, but the rest will have to suffer in frustration and disappointment.

    2. Bike customization is lacking compared to Ride 3. I like more detail in tuning, parts, and liveries. Ride 4 downgraded/simplified all of that.

    3. There are not as many bikes to choose from. Maybe that was the cost of getting into bed with Harley Davidson? Money to purchase rights took away from work on bike models??? Just guessing.

    4. There is nothing to do if you do not race. I really enjoy Tran Turismo, but prefer Need For Speed: Shift game play. There could be a balance between racing, tuning, collecting, and some sort of storyline - even if it is just a chronicle of your journey to the top.

    5. Some of the bike stats are confusing. They seem to have some bikes rated too high in some categories and not high enough in others. This is minor compared to the other issues.

    Overall, the great graphics and modeling on the existing bikes cannot save this from the, overall, player unfriendly racing and downgraded bike customization.
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  7. Sep 17, 2021
    0
    Loved the previous games but the difficulty level of the AI is completely unreasonable even with the lowest setting, I consider myself anLoved the previous games but the difficulty level of the AI is completely unreasonable even with the lowest setting, I consider myself an experienced racing player but the slightest mistake you make its almost completely impossible to catch up with the opponents. And not to mention time attack mode... don't bother buying this game, only spend 1-2 hours before giving up, just a big waste of time and money. Expand

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