While the first game in the series was a product of its time, an arcade racer designed for insta-thrills to gobble up 50-yen pieces, this new Ridge Racer is a product appealing to its time. It is a racing game slotted within a social game framework that fails to engage or inspire on even the most basic levels.
PlayStation Beat: Since the original PlayStation, Namco has always put out a Ridge Racer title at launch. There’s no PlayStation 4 game to be seen. Don’t we need one?
GamingUnion.net: "Rrrridge Rrracer! That's what we tend to think whenever a new Ridge Racer title is announced - all thanks to Kaz Hirai's famous line. It may not be the best way to remember, but it puts a smile on our faces. Known for its beautiful scenery, original car designs, and, of course, its music, Ridge Racer has been on the scene in our living rooms since the days of the PSOne."