• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Ridge Racers") Featuring the best loved race courses from arcade classic Rave Racer and the entire Ridge Racer series, 24 circuits of breakneck speed and exhilaration stand between you and racing glory. Beat the clock in Time Attack Mode or test your racing skills against up(Also known as "Ridge Racers") Featuring the best loved race courses from arcade classic Rave Racer and the entire Ridge Racer series, 24 circuits of breakneck speed and exhilaration stand between you and racing glory. Beat the clock in Time Attack Mode or test your racing skills against up to 8 players in WiFi compatible Wireless Battle Mode. Features reworked and enhanced car design, complete with trademark Ridge Racer series drift handling. Drive in style and rise through the ranks to unlock hidden bonuses in World Tour Mode. Featuring 24 breathtaking courses, the most in any Ridge Racer game, including old favourites Seaside Route 765, Crimsonrock Pass and Greenpeak Highlands. [Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Offering silky smooth visuals with some of the most frantic gameplay we’ve seen to date on the diminutive, yet highly capable, machine.
  2. 95
    Anyone doubting the power of the handheld will be left eating their words after sampling just one lap of this unbelievably accomplished first effort from Namco.
  3. 91
    With just enough simulation style presentation to wow gamers and blending in just enough arcade style gameplay to ensure that everyone can enjoy the title, Ridge Racer is a definite pick.
  4. 90
    Everything racing fans could want: solid graphics, tight controls, expansive courses, unlockable secret vehicles, and (of course) the multiplayer option.
  5. 85
    One of the flagship titles for the PSP, and it shows the system off beautifully, the graphics and the gameplay combining to make this the greatest Ridge Racer title yet.
  6. Driving the cars has a slight learning curve, mostly with figuring out how to drift through the corners; drifting is really important to this game, with the nitrous boost tied to it.
  7. While for me not quite as addictive overall as another recent PSP racer, "Wipeout Pure," Ridge Racer is more than worth the money. If you are a fan of the series or if you just love arcade racing, you certainly cannot afford to pass this one up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. DavidB.
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    This is what the PSP was maded for!
  2. Jumper
    Feb 14, 2005
    10
    Incredible. It looks amazing.
  3. EricF.
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    Great.
  4. Felix
    Mar 23, 2005
    9
    Excellent overall quality. A must if you appreciate a good racing game!
  5. JatinderG.
    Sep 2, 2005
    9
    Best racing game on psp so far-yes better than wipeout pure mainly because the tracks are MORE WIDER, and it is easier to control. Graphics Best racing game on psp so far-yes better than wipeout pure mainly because the tracks are MORE WIDER, and it is easier to control. Graphics are good although there is a lot of jagged edges which need anti aliasing. A must for racing fans. Expand
  6. MarcD.
    Mar 26, 2005
    8
    An impressive launch title and a fun game to boot. What else could a gamer on the go ask for?
  7. KarlM.
    May 16, 2005
    3
    Yes this had good graphics for a handheld but this is no classic. It brings no originality to the genre so in 5 years time this will be a Yes this had good graphics for a handheld but this is no classic. It brings no originality to the genre so in 5 years time this will be a forgotten title. There is no thrill here that can't be bought for budget price on the home consoles. Expand

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#8 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
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#5 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005