Ride 2

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

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4 / 10
Feb 24, 2017

A confused spectacle that fails to promote the idea of a motorcycle game.

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Feb 28, 2017

Featuring an impressive roster of bikes and tracks, and a broad spectrum of events to participate in, Ride 2 starts out being a bit of a grind, but eventually becomes a very entertaining racing game. Its action might be a little too hardcore to appeal to anyone other than a real motorcycle fan, but if that's you, definitely check it out.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2017

Winning races and earning money to buy bikes just to compete in more races and earn more money was the greatest time trial of all.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

An excellent videogame that is outstanding in the driving genre. It features very polished gameplay mechanics and a enormous amount of content. Besides, it has improved greatly its visuals, even though the online mode is still very traditional.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

An encyclopedia of motorcycling, fun to play and developed with passion. The best choice for motorcycle enthusiasts.

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7.2 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2016

Ride 2 has much more content in every possible aspect. However, Milestone has forgotten that the sequels are also to correct and bring something new.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2016

Ride 2 aims to be the two-wheeled equivalent of Gran Turismo, but makes too many mistakes that leave it trailing behind the pack.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2016

Ride 2 is far from perfect, it has flaws with both the visuals and, more importantly, the AI. However, the AI isn't always bad and it doesn't stop the game from being enjoyable. What helps the game is that it has such a huge roster of bikes, extensive customization options and a variety of tracks and race types to experience.

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Oct 13, 2016

Despite the addition of more bikes and tracks, not much has changed since the first RIDE, so those who come back for seconds will probably feel a bit of déjà vu when playing. Repetition can creep in, as well, but at least the game won't feel quite as monotonous because of the better load times. If bikes are for you, or you're a novice who wants to jump in, then RIDE 2 will give you some enjoyment.

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6 / 10
Oct 23, 2016

RIDE 2 is a game for motorcycle enthusiasts without question. However, it's a game that is lacking in excitement for the material it covers. There's a great amount of content and production values, but not a whole lot of hook to the gameplay to keep you drawn in. While die-hard motorcycle racing enthusiasts may find some enjoyment, few else will be enticed.

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78 / 100
Feb 22, 2017

The physics engine in Ride 2 is one of the best I’ve seen in any game, racing or not.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

Ride 2 is a step forward compared to its predecessor, if nothing else for the greatest number of game modes and models. The maturity of the brand, however, is still far away, and the guys at Milestone needs to work harder if they want to publish a new instalment of the series every year

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7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

For people such as myself who fall in the middle, the title acts as a nice distraction to pick up and play everyone once in awhile. The racing element is bogged down with all the minutiae and it’s hard to get really into everything without becoming frustrated. Too much detail in the wrong area can cause even the nicest ride to become bumpy and unpleasant.

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5.8 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2017

With a ton of content, Ride 2 has some great ambitions. But at the end of the day, the game looks great but plays horribly.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

Despite the similarities, Ride 2 is not as user friendly as Microsoft’s annual racing games. This means players are going to have to really work to ride with the best, and that’s an uphill battle they may not want to fight on your recreational time.

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3.5 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2017

Ride 2 doesn’t do everything it could have to become the premiere motorcycle racing game on the market, but it comes far closer than the original.

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8 / 10
Nov 7, 2016

A worthy purchase option for serious motorcycle fans, and a cautionary tale for curious onlookers, Ride 2 succeeds in establishing itself in the racing space, with authentic track and bike design, a vast array of play styles and options, and a key online support to boost longevity.

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8 / 10
Oct 16, 2016

While Ride 2 has some problems, such as questionable balancing of difficulty and credit-earning, the wealth of customisation options available and the pure gratification and thrill of competing makes it rather unlike any other experience currently available.

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6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Milestone is capable of and has produced drastically better and more authentic racers in the past. As previously indicated, those gems also tend to be the games that received the most breathing space.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

Ride 2 is certainly an improvement over the original game. There's still a grind to experience as you get through the World Tour, but it isn't as severe as before. The physics and general bike handling are balanced now, so both beginners and more experienced players can handle it, and the frame rate is more stable than before. With long loading times and an AI that hasn't evolved at all, it feels like the changes in Ride 2 aren't significant enough to attract people who weren't already enamored with the first game. Bike aficionados will certainly have more fun with the game, but if you really want to race something that's not on four wheels, try this out as a rental.

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