Percentile Rank

Ride 3 is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 30, 2018

Milestone delivers its most comprehensive, accessible and enjoyable racer yet - though it still suffers from some of the same old problems.

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Scored Reviews

Cerealkillerz
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

RIDE 3 is probably the best looking entry of the series so far with lots of content that could deserve a little bit more modes and guides for newcomers. Fans of the series will dive countless hours into the extensive new career mode and besides that you can let your creativity run wild in the livery and character editor.

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The Games Machine
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

RIDE 3 is really excellent on physics aspects, carried out by the passion of Milestone. Still not perfect yet, the game is fluid and fun. It's a declaration of love to a world that feeds on passion, speed and sound unconsciousness.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 8, 2018

It is the closest thing that bike nuts will get to a Gran Turismo or a Forza, and that’s a good thing. If you aren’t looking for a bike racing experience, I doubt this is the title that will open your eyes. It is far from perfect and incredibly limited in its appeal, but this is the best work from Milestone yet. 8/10 cranked hogs

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
Gamefa

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

Park your racing cars! It's time to jump in a motorcycle racing game and Ride on roads of fun! I can say that Ride 3 is the best and most complete "motorcycle racing game" that we've ever seen. Huge amount of contents and motorcycles, amazing customization, stable technical performance and high details in motorcycles, made Ride 3 a valuable racing game that you should experience if you are fan of racing games. Ride 3 is a game that worth your time to play. Just don't forget the casket!

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TrueAchievements
Dec 17, 2018

Other than a few minor bumps and quirks aside, there remains little to complain about in the latest installment in the Ride franchise. Milestone has used its vast knowledge of motorcycling titles to build one of its best titles yet.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Ride 3 greatly benefits from the introduction of the Unreal Engine 4 in terms of visuals and physics. It is still conceptually far from a rigorous simulation, though, as suggested by a huge Career mode structured to exalt collectors as well as motorbike enthusiasts through 230 models that feel adequately yet not exaggeratedly characterised in their different performances.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

o, this is a recommendation, with a warning. It takes a while to get used to, and is unforgiving as you start, but dig deep and Ride 3 becomes a faithful recreation of the thrills of motorbike racing.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

RIDE 3 is the bike racing game to beat this generation. A much-improved presentation, with a focus on the thrill of the ride, comes alongside improved load times. With over 200 bikes, plenty of customization options that make a difference in bike performance, challenging opponents, realistic physics, and tweakable difficulty options, fans of the series, and motorcycle racing game fans in general, will be quite happy.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2018

Ride 3 tries its best to be welcoming, but only true motorbike buffs will want to stick with the game long term. Those hardcore fans ought to be satisfied, as Ride 3 plays well enough and is packed with authentic, lovingly-detailed content, although a repetitive structure and bland visuals limit the experience a bit. Ride 3 may just be the best racing sim on two wheels, but some of its four-wheeled competitors still lap it.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 1, 2018

Ride 3 is without a doubt the best episode of the series. It points in a very positive direction for the future of the franchise that could actually stand out as a Gran Turismo for bikes. However, there are still efforts to be made to achieve this, just as a rough diamond must be carefully crafted to truly shine. That said, Ride 3 holds high the flame of motorcycle passion. Enough so that all fans of motorcycling can go for it fearless. Gentlemen, start your engines!

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neXGam
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

In my opinion, Milestone RIDE 3 is close to creating the perfect motorcycle racing game. In addition to a variety of motorcycles with countless customization options, I also enjoyed the different tracks a lot. I especially like the open air tracks with their many details and is a good alternative to the official race tracks, which you already know from many other racing games. Both visually and the driving feeling could be compared to its predecessor, and so RIDE 3 offers the player a very authentic gaming experience that should entertain you for a long time.

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AbsoluteXbox
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Dec 30, 2018

I keep finding myself going back to it, every time I want to play something, and that`s the impact that all in all, Ride 3 has had.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2018

A leap of quality for the inclusion of the Unreal Engine 4 with respect to the previous game and the increase in content, but it is light years away from being the Forza of the bikes.

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SA Gamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Ride 3 is a rock solid racing game. It combines realism with outright fun in a manner that few motorbike games before it have managed. The graphics are starting to look and feel a bit dated, but the game has the right heart. All we need now is for them to make it look the part!

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Ride 3 is a big step up from its predecessor, with excellent handling and a huge array of racing styles that elevate it toward the top of the podium.

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Spaziogames
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Ride 3 is the only option for bike lovers. The passage to Unreal is a new start for the franchise and the high volume of the content is a great plus. It's a pity that AI and Phisics arn't always perfect and the career mode is as entertaining as it is long.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Another good, but not perfect racing from Milestone. There is a lot of vehicles and massive campaign, but still same failings.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 27, 2018

Milestone's strategy of developing moto racers after moto racers, and focusing on quantity rather than quality, seems to have shut the innovation door on them; and although Ride 3 is definitely a better title than the previous Milestone releases, it still has a long way to go to be considered an elite racing title.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

RIDE 3 may not have the panache and the multiple coatings of polish of some of the other racing sims out there, but thanks to its attention to detail in terms of the bikes themselves, and how well those bikes control, it's a ride worth taking regardless.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

A safe sequel that changes little and only takes tiny steps to improve its own tried and tested formula.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
GameGrin
Mark Reece

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Unevenly polished and uninviting to novices, RIDE 3 is nevertheless a decent simulation that motorcycle enthusiasts will get plenty of mileage out of.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

RIDE 3 will be loved by fans of motorcycle sims, but likely won't be the game to invite new audiences to the genre. The sheer number of unlockables is impressive and the extensive campaign mode is sure to give fans a lot to sink their, er, wheels into. However, some slightly sloppy visuals and the difficult to pick up gameplay will keep it reserved for that niche audience.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 19, 2018

Ride 3 pushes the series ever onwards and whilst it's mostly unremarkable it should be lauded for providing bike enthusiasts the world over with their Forza equivalent.

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COGconnected
68 / 100
68 / 100
Dec 1, 2018

The gameplay of Ride 3 is fine. There is a ton of content. If you’re a fan of the series or racing games in general, then I would expect that you would enjoy this game. However, the game is practically turning newcomers away at the door, is encouraging grinding drag races over practicing to improve, and has some slightly suspicious AI behavior at higher levels

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IGN Middle East
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Ride 3 offers a satisfying experience for motorcycles lovers but it doesn't offer the same quality or rich features of games of this type.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

The performance of the bikes and uninspiring career structure mean that the game quickly becomes a grind. In the first hour or so of gameplay, you are overwhelmed by the choice of bikes, tracks and artful menu design. But long-term, your excitement is quickly replaced by tedium. Which is a shame.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5
3 / 5
Dec 4, 2018

It doesn’t do very much to stand out, but it doesn’t have any major issues either, making it a perfectly alright game.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

While it packs in more content than its predecessors, RIDE 3 feels soulless and nonessential if you already own last year’s instalment.

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Screen Rant
Nov 28, 2018

RIDE 3 provides distracting motorcycle racing, but can't provide either the intricacies of true racing sims or the sheer thrill of arcade competitors.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 15, 2019

Ride 3 is a definite improvement upon its predecessors in various domains. Of all of Milestone's recent projects, the move to Unreal Engine 4 pays off most here. The previously washed-out visuals have been replaced by something more high-fidelity, bringing it up to par with the standards of other racers of its type today. It's more polished elsewhere too, with distinctly cleaner menus, a better soundtrack and crisper on-track audio too. The title features an impressive range of different types of bike, but unfortunately, it's still difficult to discern any handling differences between bikes within the same class. It's a bit disappointing that Ride 3 doesn't step things up more in this department, but it's still a much better-tuned instalment. With not a lot of competition in sight, Ride 3 is something of a Forza-equivalent for bike racing enthusiasts, but there's still plenty of room for improvement.

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Critical Hit
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

If you were expecting Ride 3 to be the perfect fusion of quality and quantity of content, then I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you: An adequate sequel that has more bugs in it than your helmet visor after a breakfast run, almost no soul to its racing spirit and the bare minimum of fun spread throughout its sporadic modes. The third time definitely isn't the charm for Ride 3.

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Sports Gamers Online
Dec 2, 2018

It’s not the easiest game to pick up for newcomers to the series, but the feeling of accomplishment as you improve your skill on the road is not to be overlooked. With the amount of bikes to unlock and upgrade and tracks to enjoy, Ride 3 is a game that will impress with its depth.

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