publisher: Mildly Competent Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
RIDE 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a motorcycle racing simulator created by Milestone - an Italian developer behind production of the first installment as well. The team is also popular for several installments in such series as Superbike or MotoGP.
RIDE 2 offers over two hundred motorcycle models. The creators obtained all the required licenses, thus all the in-game bikes were carefully recreated, both in terms of their visuals and performance. The bikes can be tested when racing on over thirty tracks divided into seven categories.
Realism was of high importance for the creators, and thus RIDE 2 is more advanced than its predecessor in this aspect. Although the bikes are genuinely powerful here, it is difficult to control them - even small mistakes can lead to a crash, though the less experienced players can enable numerous assists.
Also, RIDE 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE features an extensive bike modification system. Many changes were introduced into this particular element as well, for the game offers over 1200 parts, allowing the player to modify nearly all the elements which affect the bike's performance.
The game offers several singleplayer modes. The World Tour mode is the most important here, giving the player an opportunity to compete against the AI during events organized all over the world and divided into such categories as Superbike 1000, Superbike 600 or Historical Championships. Apart from regular races, the player participates in time challenges or parallel races. All the successes and failures shape the reputation of the player-controlled rider and decide about further developments in their career.
RIDE 2 offers a multiplayer experience as well. Both single racing events and entire championships are available in the multiplayer.
In terms of the visuals, RIDE 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE is definitely ahead of its predecessor. Textures are sharper and motorcycle models are more detailed. Also, the tracks look more realistic. Furthermore, the in-game AI was significantly improved.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 390 or better, 33 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 640/Radeon HD 6670 or better, 33 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/8.1/10 64-bit