Ride (video game)

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Ride
Ride video game cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Milestone srl
Publisher(s)Milestone srl
Designer(s)Irvin Zonca
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release
  • EU: March 27, 2015
  • NA: October 6, 2015
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Ride is a motorcycle racing video game developed and published by Milestone srl. The game was released on March 27, 2015, in Europe, and on October 6, 2015 in North America for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.[1][2]

Development[edit]

On September 15, 2014, Milestone announced the development of Ride, a motorcycle racing video game.[3] The studio had previously developed racing games within the licensed series World Rally Championship, MotoGP, SBK and MXGP.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic66/100[5]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GamesMaster64%
GamesTM5/10
IGN7/10
OPM (UK)6/10
OXM (UK)6/10

Many reviewers described the game as "Forza Motorsport with bikes."[6][7][8] It was also noted as being more accessible to newcomers than other bike games.[8] One complaint was the long loading times.[6] The game reached number 10 in the UK PS3 sales charts, and number 13 in the PS4 charts.[9]

Sequels[edit]

Ride 2 was released for PC on October 7, 2016, and for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 14, 2017.[10] It features around 200 bikes from 15 different categories (as opposed to the 4 categories in the original game) with additional bike customization options. Tracks include Macau and Ulster.

Ride 3 was released on November 30, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.[11] The game features 230 bikes, from 1966 to current-day. The track list was expanded to 30, including Garda Lake, Imatra, and Tenerife.

Ride 4 was announced on 4 December 2019 on the official Ride page on Facebook to be released sometime in 2020.

It was nominated for "Best Italian Game" at the Italian Video Game Awards.[12]

See also[edit]

List of driving and racing video games

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ride - Information". PQube. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. ^ "The Revolution is RIDE". Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Milestone Presents Ride". Ride. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Milestone picks up MotoGP licence". Eurogamer. January 18, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ride for PlayStation 4 reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Seagrave, Richard (27 March 2015). "Ride Review". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "RIDE Playstation 4 Review". 20 May 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b One, Justin Towell 2015-03-27T07:00:00 85ZXbox. "Ride review". gamesradar. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". www.chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ "'Ride 2' Announced With More Bikes And Increased Customization". Forbes.com.
  11. ^ "Milestone's Ride 3 has a New Release Date and New Trailer". www.bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  12. ^ "Italian Video Game Awards Nominees and Winners". Italian Video Game Awards. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-05-25.