Milestone delivers its most comprehensive, accessible and enjoyable racer yet - though it still suffers from some of the same old problems.
While it packs in more content than its predecessors, RIDE 3 feels soulless and nonessential if you already own last year’s instalment.
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.
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
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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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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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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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.
From a presentation standpoint, Ride 3 is outstanding. The bikes look fantastic and I love all the customization options. Unfortunately, it is lacking in terms of gameplay. With this being a video game and all, that's a bit of a problem. If you really need a bike racer then this may be the best of your very limited options, but with the harsh learning curve, lack of teaching, and uninspired game modes, there are far superior racing games on the market.
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.