Right, lets get this out of the way early on: Ridge Racer Unbounded has nothing to do with the original series which showed off the true power of Sony’s little gray box of tricks all those years ago. Got that? Good, because Ridge Racer Unbounded can’t be judged against the games which have gone before it and neither is it right to. No doubt the massive shift in focus for the series could be used as a stick to beat Unbounded with from those who don’t immediately see its charms. Pushing the name to one side however and judging purely as the game stands is the only way to truly appreciate it. Doing anything other than that with Ridge Racer Unbounded does the game a disservice.