RIDE 5 is the fifth installment in a series of racing games, enjoying a similar level of popularity and respect among motorcycle racing series as Gran Turismo does among car racing series. Just like the previous installments, the game was developed by the Italian studio Milestone, specializing in various motorcycle sims (such as the MotoGP series).
The RIDE are so-called simcades, combining simulation and arcade elements (though emphasizing the former). They also offer many assist options - in this installment based on artificial intelligence - to ensure even newcomers can have fun.
There are over 200 motorcycles of different classes (racing, street, tourist, etc.) available, as well as over 35 tracks - these include authentic racetracks and scenic roads all around the world.
The game revolves around the career mode, in which we gradually climb local and international rankings. Throughout competitions we earn credits, spent on new machines or upgrading already owned ones. We can also paint our bikes or helmets with custom colors. For the first time in the series, the game features a narrator and ten personalized opponents, each with their own backstories and personalities.
RIDE 5 also introduces various improvements in motorcycle simulation, such as tire deformation (which is visual as well), suspension system, chain operation (for more realistic acceleration) or driver-machine interaction.
The endurance races making a return from RIDE 4 have also been changed - it is now possible to save the game during the race and rewind time to reverse mistakes.
In addition to career mode and other singleplayer modes (such as race creator), RIDE 5 also features split-screen and online multiplayer (supporting cross-platform).
Thanks to abandoning eighth generation consoles, RIDE 5 offers both the aforementioned simulation improvements and enhanced visuals. Especially noticeable are volumetric clouds, which translate into prettier, more advanced dynamic weather and time of day changing during races.
Last updated on 18 August 2023
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
Age restrictions RIDE 5: Good for all ages.
RIDE 5 System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1650 / Radeon RX 570 or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 8 GB GeForce RTX 2080 / Radeon RX 6600 XT or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 10/11 64-bit