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Ridge Racer Unbounded - Playstation 3

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Platform: PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
  • Crash through everything - Cutting edge physics and effects combine to bring direct destruction like you've never seen before. Unleash your rage to obliterate everything in your way and carve your own path.
  • Race in urban environments - Shatter Bay lives by its own rules and is ripe for being torn apart by the overpowered vehicles rampaging through its many areas, including the commercial zone, refi nery, port, and high-rise construction site.
  • New breed of racing machines - Traditional racing machines are out and dozens of badass street machines are in, including legendary RIDGE RACER Angel and Devil cars.
  • Design your own destruction - Use the simple but powerful tile-based City Creator to design incredible original tracks in minutes, each loaded with all the game's destructive features and varied environments.

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NRN5DA
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 6.7 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 30, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,166 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PlayStation 3

Drive Hard, Create Anything, Destroy EverythingWith Ridge Racer Unbounded, the Ridge Racer franchise gears up to carve its own destructive path on a spectacular collision course with PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Ridge Racer Unbounded adds an unexpected destructive dimension to the series, delivering an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline. Join the Unbounded street racing gang and test your driving skills against rivals in every street and alley of Shatter Bay. Prove your worth behind the wheel to get respect and expand your turf. For endless race variety, use the simple but powerful City Creator to design amazing original tracks in minutes.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting idea but there's better racers out there April 27, 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the first Ridge Racer game I've ever actually played. It looked pretty interesting from the trailers so I decided to pick it up when a copy finally arrived at my local Best Buy 5 days after it was supposed to be out (Gamestop, Amazon and every other outlet seems to have also gotten the ps3 copies late). The game features destructible environment pieces scattered around the track that can either serve as shortcuts or means to wreck racers surrounding you. If that sounds familiar, it's because it totally is!

First of all, the game is rather frustrating at times. You start out with 1 car available to you and you stand no chance of catching up to any of the AI racers and will see yourself in the bottom 4 until you unlock 1 or 2 more cars. What keeps it from being an annoyingly frustrating game is that it's actually really fun to "frag" other racers. It doesn't really do much to help you overall since the lead car has probably already lapped you though. The biggest problem I seem to have is the controls.

I'm used to Hot Pursuit's excellent drifting controls. This game is much like Blur in the sense that it's much harder to control and often times just pointless. One minute you'll be just fun going to drift around a tight corner and the next you'll find yourself completely turned around (in other words, don't floor it after you drift into the wall and stop for a second). If that doesn't happen, you'll find yourself wrecking often. There's been several instances where I fill my boost/frag gauge up and go to smash through a building and my boost will end 2 ft before the wall and wreck. Also, no matter how much of a lead you think you have, if you wreck, you're going to end up at the end of the pack. You'll also frequently notice the AI rebuilding boost at an incredible rate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun, but frustrating hard May 9, 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have enjoyed this game a lot, but it is very difficult. I do have experience with arcade racing (previous Ridge Racer game is one of my favorites) but it seems like for Namco, fun means frustration. Seriously, I play games to relax, not to get more stress... that does not mean that I do not like challenging games, but challenging does not mean frustrating.
I will continue playing it, as a matter of fact this game is really fun, but I do not know for how long, since the AI is TOO good (sometimes it feels like it cheats) and if you do not accomplish goals, you cannot unlock new content.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Ridge Racer game April 13, 2014
By mcdull
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
If you're Ridge Racer fans of either RR1 or up to RR7, don't bother with this game. It's not a Ridge Racer game, simple as that.
If you grew up with Ridge Racer, you would know the only goal is to race and drift to beat you components, work out the details of the best lines and where to drift gain a second or 2 faster.
This Ridge Racer Unbounded is very Americanized, trying to put element from other "racing" games into it. It's deviated too much from the originals and not in the good way. You will be overwhelmed by all the unreleased destructions and tasks, trying to destroy your opponents rather than beating them in the race.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
To a large extent, game reviews are extremely subjective. How you feel about a game depends on what you expect in the way of gameplay, and what I dislike might be fun for you.

That said, I dislike this game. I've played all the RR games, and they've gotten better with each iteration. Great graphics, consistent (but completely fake) physics, and lots of speed. This version has lots of speed. Everything else has been replaced with lots of flashing lights and explosions. And major crashy things. So if you like lights, explosions and crashy things, you might really enjoy this game.

And I'm not putting down explosions, flashing lights and crashy things. In some games, that's what I go in looking for. In RR, I go in looking for good clean arcade racing fun, and I didn't get that with this iteration of the game. I hope that next time out of the gate (if they survive this version) they'll get back to more fun, less explosions.

And yes, I miss Reiko. There, I said it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun n gritty November 23, 2013
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun game if you like burnout. More gritty and different from old ridge racers so don't expect the same. Can use a bit more originality. But a really great game
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars, One of the best arcade racers! October 3, 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a big arcade racer fan. A third of my 20 PS3 games are racing games and i've played almost every hit racing game series since 1989.

You'll like it if you like: Need for Speed, Flatout, Burnout for PS2 (forgot which one), Burnout Paradise, Split Second and Motorstorm. You won't like it if you don't like simulation games.

The game is on a closed track but there are paths you can blast through when you use turbo and that needs to be timed correctly or else you'll crash. the learning curve is about 15 minutes.

Graphics - 4.5/5 - much better than Blur and almost as good as NFS HP or the Run, about on par with Driver. theres a lot of stuff going on with so much to destroy. I haven't noticed any drop in frame rates which is quite impressive.

Sound - 3/5 if you like house/dubstep, you'll like it. theres a skrillex song thats better than the other generic stuff.

Gameplay - 4.5/5 - Some reviewers complained about it being frustrating. Although some levels may take more than 3 tries, each time is a blast! The game is intense like a first person shooter. The game is challenging but not impossible. If you're used to Motorstorms crashes, you'll definitely find this game a lot LESS frustrating. i've actually gotten 3 stars on a few levels with only 1 or 2 tries. and when you get 3 stars, its very rewarding. there couldve been some more tracks that were not urban and it wouldve been nice if you could crash into large moving objects like plains and trains. nonetheless the game is still very entertaining.

Controls - 4/5 - Simple. Very few buttons to remember which i like. theres left, right, accelerate, brake + turbo and handbrake/drift. The drifts could've been excuted better and the controls could have been a bit tighter, but im not complaining.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 13 days ago by Kang
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this game!
Published 3 months ago by juan acosta
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
the game is ok
Published 4 months ago by michael s. gray
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good game...
Published 6 months ago by ROBERT ALEXANDER
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Graphics And Tracks Though The Drifting and Controls For The...
Overall the game gives racing fans a good time as you speed through streets courses and do some damage along the way for the top 3 place finishes. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rich(!!)
3.0 out of 5 stars Derivative, but fun
I loathed the Ridge Racer series from the very beginning. To me they all represented the most basic "go forward and turn corners" nature of racing games, they were all so linear... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Inspector Gadget
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Great Fast Game!!!
I Choose this rating because this is a fun game and my son love to play this game all the time and he even beat the game. Read more
Published 15 months ago by TOOTSIE
3.0 out of 5 stars was decent sender
little late mailing but this may have been my fault or possibly the fact that it was at Christmas time.
Published on March 4, 2013 by harry w everham
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas
This was one of my sons Christmas presents. He didn't ask for anything other than a iPad but he got a tablet instead and figured why not purchase so video games as well.
Published on February 24, 2013 by Tara Louallen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great GAME!!!!
Love the game, cant stop playing. grt graphic. such games are hard to find these days. would recommend this game. But dont miss ur prayers for games.
Published on January 31, 2013 by KBS
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