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  • Summary: Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit.

    Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world,
    Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit.

    Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred!

    Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 8, 2021
    91
    Riders Republic dropped in at the busiest time of year. There are many games vying for gamers’ attention at the moment, and I think the full price, AAA price tag could cause some people to bail. Overall I’ve had a blast during my time in the Republic. It has an insane amount of content and replayability, and I think most people could easily rack up enough playtime where they felt like they got their money’s worth. There are a few issues, like the awkward trick controls, but none of them get in the way of the pure fun I had while playing this thrilling extreme sports bonanza. Book your tickets, but don’t bother buying round trip because once you get a taste of the Republic you won’t want to leave.
  2. Oct 28, 2021
    85
    Then there’s just simply the atmosphere. This game is absolutely gorgeous. The levels are based on seven real locations in the Southwestern United States, each with faithfully recreated topography and landmarks. The game is filled with landmarks to find and read flavor text about. It has totally inspired me to visit some of these locations someday, hopefully before they’re gone, whether due to climate change or just the course of nature, as the game heeds on several occasions. You can play the game in Zen mode to explore unperturbed or really get lost traveling slowly from location to location between events and just enjoy the environment ad nauseam. I highly recommend it.
  3. 80
    A definite improvement over Steep, thanks to the Mass Races and the new bike discipline, but Ubisoft Annecy has still got a lot of work to do if it wants to break into upper echelons of gaming. It should look to Playground Games and how they craft an elite open-world sports game if they want to reach that next-level, then maybe they too could be mentioned in the same breath as SSX Tricky. Fingers crossed, the potential is definitely there!
  4. Nov 6, 2021
    80
    Riders Republic is a solid sports game, graphically satisfying and with all the right cards to give you many hours of fun thanks to an accessible control system, many customization options and a wide variety of events. It's not perfect and it will need some updates, but it's undoubtedly the best extreme sports game available today.
  5. Dec 10, 2021
    80
    Riders Republic has managed to tweak the majority of small gripes that were in place in an already fun beta release and in its final version, given gamers easily the best extreme sports simulator on the market - ironically done by embracing the craziness of the sports themselves and making events increasingly zanier as progression is made. For purists, they will find the type of experience that will link them in memory, back to the seasons of being out there on the trails and slopes (or in the air if anyone has actually tried that mental gliding thing). For the stay-at-home gamer, this really is as close as it feels to being out there with the added enjoyment of the extreme element pushed to its… well, extreme, all without a scraped knee or full reconstructive surgery in sight.
  6. Nov 12, 2021
    78
    Owing to its precise gameplay and satisfying open-world, Riders Republic has the makings of an extreme sport fan's dream. It just would have been nice if the title's exhausting and obnoxious attitude had been checked at the door.
  7. Nov 5, 2021
    60
    Riders Republic’s failures in effectively catering for newcomers - despite its excellent range of accessibility features - are clear for me as a newbie. But anyone experienced with this genre will have a bloody fantastic time here, and it's well worth picking up if you’re into it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 1, 2021
    10
    This game is the most fun I had in a long time. The sense of speed you have when you drive your bike down a hill with multiple people allThis game is the most fun I had in a long time. The sense of speed you have when you drive your bike down a hill with multiple people all around you is so awesome. The map is giant but never feels empty. So much to discover and do.

    Moving around does not get boring because you can always change up how you move and the natural vistas are beautiful.

    Only downside are the dialogues but just ignore those and you will have an amazing time.

    Hope this game will get a large community and will get supported for many years with more events, outfits and perhaps even more sports (skateboard for instance). Best purchase I made this year. Highly recommended.
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  2. Nov 1, 2021
    9
    The game makes you fall in love from the first seconds. Here you will find amazing graphics, a huge map with indescribable beauty, anThe game makes you fall in love from the first seconds. Here you will find amazing graphics, a huge map with indescribable beauty, an excellent soundtrack, many different types of competitions and excellent optimization. The game came out polished to a shine for which special thanks to Ubisoft . Try to play the massive races once and you will understand why I like this game so much. Ubisoft took all the best from games of this genre and embodied in their brainchild. Not a few of their spiritual predecessor Steep. In comparison, the game has become a little more casual, which only improved the gameplay.
    There are a number of shortcomings that do not spoil the process, but in my opinion they need to be added in upcoming patches.
    Among them:
    1) Sometimes cross-platform chat doesn't work;
    2) Sometimes the player is kicked out of the squad;
    3) When playing in a squad, there is no quick restart to repeat the race;
    4) In races, style points are not taken into account (even if, according to the conditions, you just need to finish first, why are not points taken into account for successfully performed tricks, for driving without rewinding or recovering, driving without brakes, etc., it would be nice to receive an additional bonus, and see it's in the race statistics;
    5) When playing in a squad, I would like to see where the opponents are going, how far they are ahead or behind you;
    6) If the player finished first, it would be cool to see how other players get to the finish line, especially if this is a game in their squad, with the ability to change the watched player, instead of looking at the rating screen, there is nothing to watch;
    7) During the race, there is no way to look back, and there is no button for this;
    8) It is necessary for the game to recognize where there is a series of races, and where is one race. In the latter, at the end of the race, two countdowns are turned on in a row, as if there will be the next race. Which leads to wasted time;
    9) Accelerate the animation of the opening of new stages in a career. This is slow and a little annoying.
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  3. Jun 7, 2022
    9
    The game is wonderful. There were a few problems in the beginning, but now it's a great product.
  4. Nov 1, 2021
    8
    If you hate this game you haven't played it enough. Lots of fun. The more you unlock the better it gets. Mass races are absolute chaos. BestIf you hate this game you haven't played it enough. Lots of fun. The more you unlock the better it gets. Mass races are absolute chaos. Best extreme sports game in a while. There isn't enough of them. Especially snowboarding. WE NEED MORE SNOWBOARDING!! Expand
  5. Dec 31, 2021
    8
    This game really opens up when you get the backpack and start flying all over the map. I suspect most people played it for 2 hours and gaveThis game really opens up when you get the backpack and start flying all over the map. I suspect most people played it for 2 hours and gave up. It’s a fun game and uses Forza’s formula for extreme sports. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2021
    4
    Janky mechanics, 64 player mass races that are ruined by overly aggressive player collision, micro transactions for every cosmetic you’dJanky mechanics, 64 player mass races that are ruined by overly aggressive player collision, micro transactions for every cosmetic you’d actually want, paid content not delivered to those who shelled out extra for the special editions, constant crashes, bugs galore, special gear becomes obsolete by the next race/event, can’t sell duplicates or lower level gear and the only thing you can buy with earned money is cosmetics which are so expensive that it takes hours to get one item. Had fun for about 3 hours before the cracks really started to show. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2021
    0
    When I first started playing this game, I really thought I was going to enjoy it. Well, that lasted for about an hour or so. After that itWhen I first started playing this game, I really thought I was going to enjoy it. Well, that lasted for about an hour or so. After that it became one of the most frustrating games I've played in a long time. If you enjoy cheap mechanics that constantly screw you, you are going to love this game! You are going to get bumped so many times in races. A lot of those bumps from the ghost opponents are going to cause you to crash or mess up and have to start from the beginning. By the 20th or 25th time of having to start a race over because you make one tiny mistake or get bumped by the ghost opponents, you are going to want to pull your hair out.

    If you aren't frustrated yet, just wait until you've restarted the game for the 15th time because it randomly crashed.

    Not frustrated yet from the game crashing or screwing you over in races? Well, just keep playing and I'm sure after you've heard the same song 25 times in a row (it restarts the same song over when you restart a race), you will rather bang your head against a wall than keep putting up with the crap Riders Republic sends your way.

    On top of all that, I bought the Ultimate Edition and it still won't give me any of the cosmetics that come with that edition. So Ubisoft again releases another half-baked game and screws their customers. Don't let them screw you too!

    I definitely won't be playing this game again until they address all these issues. You probably won't have much fun playing Riders Republic either until they actually finish the game and fix all these issues.
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