Ride 5 Reviews

Ride 5 is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 is a gorgeous game, and features tons of bikes and racing aids to help you become the best in the world through a deep career mode.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

While not perfect, RIDE 5 certainly has bags of potential. If you're willing to put in the time to get to grips with its punishingly realistic gameplay, then there's the reward of some truly exhilarating first person racing that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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83 / 100
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 is not a huge, evolutionary leap from the last game in 2020. Instead, Ride 5 continues to refine and add depth, options, and polish to an already excellent racer. The continued lack of a thorough, step-by-step tutorial is puzzling. Ride 5 has options for inexperienced riders, but it’s clearly leaning hard into being an exacting motorcycle sim for fans of the sport.

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7.7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

I have to be honest, 3 years after the fourth episode I would have expected a more evolved fifth chapter and, instead, net of a decidedly more centered and engaging career, the competition against AI suffers from illogical behaviors that the player is forced to manage manually, while technically there is no current-gen quality leap that could be expected, without the ballast of a cross-gen development. At its best is always Ride, an almost unique game in the panorama of simulation racing and therefore a reference point for those looking for this specific type of experience. But here there is potential that goes far beyond the improvements expressed in this chapter, closer to those of an annual series than a triennial one.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 is the first episode designed and developed for the consoles of the current generation: just a few kilometers on the track to appreciate the simulative cut and the commitment to accessibility (neural aids work).

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7 / 10
Aug 28, 2023

Expected by many players after three years of waiting, Ride 5 may well disappoint with its low risk taking and its too great similarity to its predecessor.

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87 / 100
Aug 21, 2023

RIDE 5 arrives to propose a new challenge on two wheels. A game that comes to delight everyone, from the most novices to the most experts, its wide collection of aids will allow even that person who has never touched a motorcycle game to have fun with this title. In addition, by disabling all these facilities, more experienced players will also have a good challenge on their hands.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 is yet another impressive offering from Milestone. By focusing on the current generation of hardware, the motorcycle racer isn’t held back and is able to live to its full potential.

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7.2 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2023

Ride 5 is not perfect, but it offers enjoyable in-game moments. We appreciate the work of the developers regarding the graphics, sound and animation. The graphics of the bikes is excellent and worthy of this generation of consoles. The soundscape is phenomenal. There is a good level of realism of the bikes and riders. The amount of tracks and bikes available is also excellent. Unfortunately, the driving model is not enough, it is imprecise, especially on the braking system, that makes some races really frustrating. A real shame for a title that, in our eyes, could really be the best of Milestone.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2023

Motorbike racing fans will no doubt enjoy the bulk of what RIDE 5 offers. It's an improvement visually with excellent haptic feedback for PS5 players, and quality racing simulations. However, it may be a bit harder to convince newcomers or players content with RIDE 4 to spend their hard-earned dollars on RIDE 5 without a more expansive or engaging career mode. RIDE 5 lacks the push in great modern sports games to create more value for the fans behind simply simulating the sport.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2023

RIDE 5 is as polished as they come with improvements in every way over its previous instalments, and the addition of a split screen mode is a brilliant feature! The learning curve may be steep but the gameplay is rich and rewarding for those with the stamina and patience to master the courses and each bike's respective handling.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Milestone Studios has once again been able to prove its competencies in the development of a motorcycle game with a proper policy, and the release of RIDE 5 has taken the quality of motorcycle games in the video game industry to a new level in some areas. RIDE 5 is effective, addictive, exciting and enjoyable.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2023

With spectacular sound, well-balanced gameplay and a highly addictive career mode, RIDE 5 proves to be a quality successor. Its weather technology compensates for the fact that the asphalt sometimes does not stand out in photo mode.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2023

RIDE 5 reflects Milestone's great passion for the bike world very well. The amount of content, circuits, and bikes is admirable, the new Career mode is huge while the Race Creator further extends a longevity that shows no weaknesses, and lastly the bikes convey a truly satisfying feeling. Without any doubts, this is the best motorbike simulator in a long time, a must for all fans.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2023

RIDE 5 sets the bar for motorbike simulation on a console in the same way that Gran Turismo 7 does for cars. In my view,  GT7 is this game's nearest neighbour, and that is good company.  The level of detail present here is admirable, not just in the high-quality visuals for the bikes and environments but also in the detail, the little things like the handling, the options available to tweak your experience and the like. It's clear a significant amount of effort, care and love has gone into RIDE 5 – this is not everybody's cup of tea by a long shot, but this is an impressive title nonetheless.

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Aug 28, 2023

Overall, Ride 5 is a stunningly realistic approach to motorcycle racing simulations. It features immersive graphics and physics that can cause races to be simultaneously challenging and rewarding, while also providing some rider aids to help those who are struggling with the difficulty. The depth of content that is available with the various game modes will allow people to spend countless hours racing and playing around in their virtual garage decorating and tweaking their bikes. Anyone who is a fan of racing, particularly motorcycle racing, should absolutely give Ride 5 a try.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Although quite demanding in many aspects, Ride 5 is a good choice for everyone, motorbike lovers or not. With a huge variety of customizations, tracks and vehicles to choose from, all game modes become fun: career, championships and multiplayer, including online and local options. In addition, the game has good production and competent performance, great for racing on two wheels.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 is an exhilarating ride, forgive the redundancy, once again a terrific motorcycle racing game for experts who are ready to throw away all the riding aids and dive deep into the raw and unforgiving experience. Casuals and arcade enthusiasts will have a difficult time finding the right spot to enjoy it and may not be pleased with the middle ground that it offers. Skilled players, on the other hand, should seriously reflect if it’s worth purchasing the new release given the few major improvements. Those who give in are bound to enjoy the multiplayer thrills and expansive career events, but be wary of the blatant AI limitations, still the weaker link in otherwise exciting bike races.

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Unscored
Aug 21, 2023

RIDE 5 is a different proposal to enjoy the excitement of two wheels beyond the games dedicated to the official Dorna competition. The game has a wide variety of motorcycles, manufacturers and circuits that will not leave you indifferent, as well as a variety of modes so you don't get bored. All of this added to the physics and variable weather system, together with the different adjustments that we can make to the motorcycles, make RIDE 5 one of the most outstanding games in the motorcycle racing genre.

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GAMES.CH
Top Critic
75%
Aug 21, 2023

Ride 5 makes another small step into the right direction. The overall atmospheric career is a solid foundation, but also lacks additional production-value in its presentation. Ride 5 however does deliver on the track with very playable racing-gameplay, that not only challenges experienced players but also gives newcomers a chance to succeed.

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