Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. Oct 11, 2020
    60
    In theory, Ride 4 with its huge selection of tracks and vehicles is a dream for motorcycle enthusiasts, but with massive balance problems, chaotic AI and a dreary career mode the motivation takes a downward turn.
This publication does not provide a score for their reviews.
This publication has not posted a final review score yet.
These unscored reviews do not factor into the Metascore calculation.
  1. Oct 5, 2020
    For all its problems and occasional lack of polish, the greatest compliment that can be paid to RIDE 4 is that it feels like a truly premium product–a racing game that deserves its $50 price tag. The fact it’ll get a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners in January 2021 only adds long-term value, especially given how good it looks already.
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2020
    8
    Ride 4 overall the game itself is quite solid. It's the little things that bother me as I have always found the Ride franchise to be theRide 4 overall the game itself is quite solid. It's the little things that bother me as I have always found the Ride franchise to be the weakest in Milestone's catalog while still remaining strong overall. There are many motorcycles missing that were previously in Ride 2. Overall the bugs in the game are limited thanks to an early patch. What I do find somewhat strange is that while driving and you look at the motorcycle from the side, you see several rear tires offset one behind the other possibly to give a shadow effect? The seams of the gloves also glow excessively in neon green or yellow, which takes away from the realism. They just need to have a very slight yellow tinge. As far as the sound, you can tell from some sounds from which motorcycles they could be, but many of them just sound very generic in style. Unfortunately, I can also say something negative about the driving physics as in the other games in the franchise. While playing the highest simulation level, I can hardly crash some bikes in a high lean angle and full throttle, which is obviously unrealistic being in full on simulation. With ABS off and the wheels also hardly lock up. You can't crash a wheelie by giving too much throttle and you can’t brake too much when doing a stoppie either. The AI has definitely improved this time around, but it may be too realistic for some players, because you can easily make too many mistakes. In nearly every race the AI rams into you with a lot of speed. The Milestone signature rewind function also makes its way to Ride 4, no big surprise there so that's a plus for players who want to play in simulation without too much worry or frustration in the end. In general, it's fun to drive around with the motorcycles, especially because there are no real alternatives to the Ride franchise. Ride 4 like the rest of the franchise I feel are a bit over on the price of admission for the overall content of the game. For me, even as Ride is Milestone's weakest franchise as I mentioned earlier it's still a great game. I may have pointed out a lot of negatives but there are all the Ride positives in place as well for fans of the franchise. If you enjoy motorcycle games or Milestone's franchises in general you should defintely enjoy what Ride 4 has to offer you for your Xbox One and upcoming Xbox Series X library. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    Lack of customization from previous title and if you fail the license test on the slow stock bike you can't start career mode. A waste of $80.
  3. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    Worst Ride game ever. This game is not fun simply put. I don't know who makes the career mode. But they need to be fired and hire someone toWorst Ride game ever. This game is not fun simply put. I don't know who makes the career mode. But they need to be fired and hire someone to make this game fun. Sucked any fun that this game used to be. They think improving graphics each year makes up for the lack of bikes and courses each year. They need to re think the development team on this game, especially the creative side. Full Review »