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  • Summary: The first motorbike simulation that combines a realistic racing challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world's most powerful motorbikes and optimise their performance by swapping out parts and analysing data in real time.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 20, 2021
    81
    Some racing sims split the difference between arcade-like accessibility and realism, but RiMS Racing leans pretty hard towards the latter. While not entirely unfriendly to novices, this is a game geared towards the motorcycle enthusiast. With its emphasis on what happens in the shop between races at least as much as on the races itself, RiMS Racing has a supply-your-own-drama career mode, but excels in supplying an exacting and sometimes thrilling simulator of racing on two wheels.
  2. 80
    Finally, it seems we have some competition in the superbike video game space. RiMS Racing is a solid start from RaceWard Studio, and they should be proud of what they have built. From here, expanding upon the bike roster should be priority number one, because we are spoiled for choice in other bike racers. Just the thought of this team getting their hands on new bikes to scan, model, and record gets me excited in much the same way as hearing Polyphony Digital does the same thing to add to their roster of cars. You just know it’s going to be given the royal treatment! The parts removal/installation mechanic is neat, but a way to speed on past it would be great for those who play games to get away from the more mundane portions of a hobby. One thing is for sure: it’s an invigorating time to be a superbike fan, and RiMS Racing is a great example of why.
  3. Aug 28, 2021
    80
    RiMS Racing is the most immersive motorcycle gaming experience to date, with the DualSense pushing this even further. With a solid and lengthy Career Mode, you’ll have plenty of chances to maximize your bike’s performance and play around with different setups. While there are only eight bikes, with the amount of depth for upgrading and testing, it’ll make you forget about variety. The bike audio is ridiculously immersive and every race feels different just based on wear and tear from the bike and new part installation. The game can also be a tool on what would be needed to replace parts on these actual bikes. What’s lacking is multiplayer due to a lack of a community and anything outside of the Career Mode. This is a pure single player experience, which is perfectly fine, and any gamer who loves motorcycles will enjoy RiMS Racing. It also only retails for $39.99 and is worth the price of admission just to experience how well DualSense is implemented into the game.
  4. Aug 22, 2021
    70
    A good first lap for a racing series debut, RiMS Racing is a game designed for bikers. It adds an element of maintenance and customisation to the racing formula which makes for a compelling career experience. With great action on track and a unique system off it, RiMS is certainly worth your time but has room for improvement in a sequel.
  5. 70
    It's clear RiMS Racing has some good new ideas and a handling system that's greatly complimented by the DualSense controller. It's a pity the bikes and tracks on offer lack some variety. Repetition sets in with a lengthy career mode but it's clearly an enjoyable ride and customising bikes can be an engrossing, meticulous process. At times, the slim content can feel strung out but there's an impressive foundation to build upon.
  6. Aug 30, 2021
    70
    RiMS Racing is a very innovative title in terms of driving but immature in terms of contents. Its excessive difficulty and the lack of motorbikes and circuits won't have the other developers to be worried for this new competitor. Still, we cannot forget it's just the debut title in the two wheels market.
  7. Aug 21, 2021
    50
    While RiMS Racing has an enjoyable core racing mode, the addition of motorcycle maintenance and plenty of technical issues on PS5 prove a dealbreaker. If you’re looking for a realistic racing game that is still enjoyable, look elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 4, 2021
    8
    "RiMS Racing" has become a successful motorcycle challenge for the console and PC. There are numerous setting options, content and motorcycles"RiMS Racing" has become a successful motorcycle challenge for the console and PC. There are numerous setting options, content and motorcycles as well as spare parts. The different motorcycles feel believable and can be driven well through the different race tracks. The settings options with the various driving aids are also successful and the motorcycle status check is also pleasing right away. The graphics in the game also fit and the motorcycles still sound good. If you are looking for a new racing game with motorcycles, you should take a closer look at "RiMS Racing". Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2021
    8
    RiMS Racing is a very good game that has so much potential to become great. It has a good career mode and it's gameplay is very fun. It's aRiMS Racing is a very good game that has so much potential to become great. It has a good career mode and it's gameplay is very fun. It's a very solid entry to bike racing games. Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2021
    1
    Audio - good in Dolby atmos. Video - 4k but no HDR. Gameplay- absolutely terrible. This is not a game but a mechanic simulator. You even haveAudio - good in Dolby atmos. Video - 4k but no HDR. Gameplay- absolutely terrible. This is not a game but a mechanic simulator. You even have to unscrew screws to take a part of your bike then sell it and replace with a new one. It’s over complicated with boring stuff. Riding is impossible. Extremely difficult and boring. I’ve been cursing the whole time I played it. Expand