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Ridge Racer Unbounded: Cool Effects, Heavy Drifting

I still remember playing the original Ridge Racer on the PlayStation. Man, I played the hell out of that game.

Ever since, despite my affinity for simulated driving, I've always been drawn to over-the-top arcade-style racing experiences like Burnout and MotorStorm. I never play them for extended periods of time but I enjoy my review sessions with such titles.

And now, here comes Ridge Racer Unbounded, which appears to be a blend of Burnout, Need for Speed, and previous RR entries; check out the GamesCom video below.

If you remember Ridge Racer 7, which was a pretty solid launch title for the PS3, there was a heavy emphasis on drifting. And as you can see, that focus has returned. But the crash and impact effects definitely remind us of Criterion's past efforts, and the game appears to run ultra-smooth. I kinda think the camera sits a tad too close but then again, I often think that.

So are you excited for Unbounded?

Related Game(s): Ridge Racer Unbounded

Tags: ridge racer unbounded, ridge racer gameplay, ridge racer video

8/21/2011 8:44:01 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

playSTATION
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:12:17 PM
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i remember the good old days of playing this on ps1. with uncharted 3 releasing all other games are wait and see approach.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:13:31 PM
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Ahhhh, ummm, errrr. Is that a man or a woman?

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Reccaman18
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:44:05 PM

Yes.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:04:26 PM

I was hoping nobody would ask.

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GuyverLT
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:25:57 AM

Wait do you mean Yes as in Yes it's a Man or Yes it's a Woman....

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Clamedeus
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:38:43 PM
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Riiidddge Raccerrr! Sorry had to say it. :p

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Reccaman18
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:46:10 PM
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D1P for me. I have always enjoyed this franchise and this seems to be a nice change from the older ones. I'd still like to get my hands on it though.

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tridon
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:54:11 PM
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I've loved Ridge Racer from the beginning, but I'm sorry, this just isn't Ridge Racer to me. All I can hope is that the series can live on if this title does fail. I don't want to see another Red Faction where THQ canned the series because of sales (when I'm sure an actual FPS Red Faction III could've helped). If this doesn't sell due to RR fans not buying, I'm hoping Namco doesn't pull the plug.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:09:37 PM
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I missed Ridge racer in the PS1 and PS2 days, so I'm afraid this one isn't even on my radar.

I'll be too busy with Dark Souls, Resistance 3, Gears 3, Xenoblade Chronicles, Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3, ICO Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection, MGS Collection, Sonic Generations and Skyrim. Then there's Mass Effect 3, Bioshock Infinite, Twisted Metal and ZOE HD Collection to look forward to early next year.

.... yeahhhh...... sorry Ridge Racer. I'm afraid you might be a hire or bargain bin purchase. That is, unless, you nail perfect review scores and addictive gameplay. :)

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DemonNeno
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 1:11:25 AM
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This game looks like it'll quickly become redundant, but the numerous paths you can take may give it some replay value. Besides, I'd rather revisit GT5... It's been a month!

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gangan19
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 1:52:13 AM
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Is it because he's playing it on the xbox you guys don't approve?

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___________
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 2:45:06 AM
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really looking forward to this!
little disappointed they have gone away from the track sim style gameplay, but lets be honest here 1% of the crowd out there is going to want that so its common sense to "drift" away to more open fields.
plus criterion are busy with burnout crash, so by the looks of that its going to be a while till we get a proper burnout game!
so its nice to know we have a replacement.
speaking of open world racing games WTF happened to midnight club?
the last one streets of LA released 3 years ago!
sigh, R* have got so many games in the pipeline they cant release any of them!

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FM23
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 3:05:14 AM
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PASS! Looks like something we have already experienced!

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Clamedeus
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:26:23 AM
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I wonder if they will release Ridge Racer from the PS1 days on PSN.

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AnonymousPoster
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 12:01:12 PM
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This is Riiiidge Raceeerrr!! Not Burn/Second >:-O UR doing it wrong!!

The series survived R: Racing Evolution. It can survive this.

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Zen_Zarab
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 12:31:09 PM
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Yeah, this game will be very different from past ridge racer games, but that isn't a bad thing.

This new Ridge Racer is being made by Bugbear Entertainment! The makers of Flat Out and Flat out 2! Those were two of my favorite racers on the orginal xbox and Ps2. it also had cool ragdoll physics minigames like bowling and long jump. xD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlatOut_%28video_game%29

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