Bikes, born of automobiles, and pumps adrenaline in the body once the rider is riding it. I remember playing Motocross Madness and doing all the stunts around in the whole terrain provided. Also, the Moto GP series, playing with those racing bikes and looking at those graphics made me so excited.
Ride 2 is a professional bike racing game developed by Milestone S.r.l, and published by Square Enix. The game is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Ride 2 provided with some great manufacturer brands and a variety of different tracks to race on. The game has multiple game modes.
Ride 2 starts with a tutorial race which basically sees how comfortable we are with the game and gives us a tutorial of controls and everything. Then we can choose 1 bike as a starter. There is a world event which provides reputation and credit on each race won depending on the rank. If in case there is an issue during turns or hit a player or bike slipped in sand or something, there is a really cool feature of rewind that allows to take the time in reverse and do take control of bike again few seconds before.
The graphics of the game look best, the details of the bike, that is one of the best things about this game. Also the environment looks good, but while playing nothing else will be noticed as you will be busy with focusing on the track and the bike. There is nothing much to the background music that keeps playing in the background, but the sounds related to the bikes are done perfectly.
There are a lot of different bikes and customization available for the bikes. Each race needs a specific bike with the horse power and C.C of the bike. The customization can be used to upgrade tires, suspension, engine and all parts. This can be upgraded to provide more horse power, control, speed and acceleration to the bikes. Each upgrade requires certain amount of credits. You can use the credit to purchase the bikes as well.
There are different types of racing modes such as standard race, time trials, overtakes, drag races, etc., and different difficulty such as Amateur, Rookie and Pro events. Each difficulty holds different race styles and there are specific set of tracks available provided from all around the world.
After a about 8 race events, we get to unlock an invitational event, which helps in unlocking some high end bikes. And the process keeps on repeating after a while. But this becomes kind of hectic as there are a lot of bikes required to be specifically used in certain races, and the pattern repeats and if you are looking for fun, then this gets a bit down with the process.
Altogether as conclusion Ride 2 is great, but also a let down in terms of the repetitive game pattern. The gamers who are really looking for some professional racing are certainly going to enjoy this. With the variety of bikes to different customizations as well, it has a lot of variety and potential, too. I would give this game 8 stars for providing with perfect racing experience.
Here are a couple of RIDE 2 Gameplay Videos:
Ride 2 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM.