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Ridge Racer Unbounded - Limited Edition (PS3)

Platform : PlayStation 3
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B005OOZNKY
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 30 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,629 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Product Description

RIDGE RACER IS HERE... UNBOUNDED

The latest title in the RIDGE RACER franchise, RIDGE RACER Unbounded gears up to carve its own destructive path with a new breed of arcade racing.

RIDGE RACER Unbounded brings an unexpected dimension to the series, delivering an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline. Join the Unbounded street racing gang, lead by Kara Shindo, and test your driving skills against rivals in every street and alley of Shatter Bay. Prove your worth, get respect and expand your turf.

Features:

  • Crash through everything - Cutting edge physics and effects combine to bring direct destruction like you’ve never seen before. Unleash your rage to obliterate everything in your way and carve your own path.
  • Race in urban environments - Shatter Bay lives by its own rules and is ripe for being torn apart by the overpowered vehicles rampaging through its many areas, including the commercial zone, refinery, port, and high-rise construction site.
  • New breed of racing machines - Traditional racing machines are out and dozens of badass street machines are in, including the legendary RIDGE RACER Angel and Devil cars.

 

The Ridge Racer: Unbounded Limited Edition will include three extra racing machines and five sizzling new Namco paint jobs. The three additional cars detailed below bring more wall-shattering variety and driving choice to the roster of cars already in the game:


The Ghoster: This low rider coupe with its electric blue finish isn't for cruisin' but for bruisin'
The Immortal: This red super sports beast isn't easy to tame, but it's worth the effort
The Road Wolf: Eat up the competition with this classic red coupe inspired by cars of the 60's
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DRIVE, DESTROY, DOMINATE.

Pre-order Ridge Racer Unbounded to guarantee your limited edition version with all the extra content at standard price.

The RIDGE RACER series takes off in a new direction with RIDGE RACER Unbounded. Join the Unbounded team, a group of lawless badass racers, terrorizing the streets of Shatter Bay and expand your ever growing territory. Drive & Destroy everything in your path to create new areas that were once off limits. Go online to Dominate and race an unlimited supply of user created maps.

Limited Edition Vehicles:

- The Ghoster:

This low rider coupe with its electric blue finish isn’t for cruisin’ but for bruisin’.

- The Immortal

This red super sports beast isn’t easy to tame, but it’s worth the effort.

- The Road Wolf

Eat up the competition with this classic red coupe inspired by cars of the 60’s.

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Limited Edition Paint Jobs:

Five paint jobs, one each for five of the existing in-game cars, represent legendary NAMCO franchises, letting players race in single player or against friends online with their car fully pimped in the style of:

- PAC-MAN™ (Kinghawk GT)
- GALAGA™ (Hurricana CX)
- TEKKEN™ (Crimson TT)
- SOULCALIBUR™ (Wolfseye GT)
- ACE COMBAT™ (Sylvian Type 8)

Drive.

Destroy.

Drive Drive
The streets of Shatter Bay are your playground. Battle from district to district to control the whole city in the exciting campaign mode. Use your car as a high-octane wrecking machine. Nothing is safe and everything can be destroyed!

Dominate.

Create.

Drive Drive
Challenge your friends to online races and show them what you’re made of. Create thousands of new tracks to race on your own or to share with the world.
With the City Creator the racing never ends!!



"There's good reason to be excited."

"Make no mistake, this PlayStation classic is finally a contender again."

"A smart, slick and well-produced arcade racer with an unbridled sense of fun."

"The studio's expertise is steering it comfortably towards a must buy arcade racer."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joti Plahay on 4 April 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
Burnout Revenge on the PS2 was a FANTASTIC game, and sadly the PS3 version (Paradise) took a different, free-roaming direction and lost the main thing that made the Burnout games great, rather than good.

Ridge Racer this is not, but let's face it, the Ridge Racer recipe is now rather long in the tooth and the thought of racing made up cars and drifting perfectly around corners requires little in the way of skill.

Ridge Racer Unbounded - think of a marriage between Burnout Revenge and Split Second and you're pretty much there. There is also an easy to use track creator and tracks and events can then be globally uploaded (a la Little Big Planet) for others to use. Saying that, having this game as I do in it's first week of release, I have yet to find a single soul online!!! This is rather puzzling....

Anyway, the game is great, there's lots happening all at once and no sign of slowdown on the framerate. The cities and environments are well rendered and the minimalistic HUD takes some getting used to (no map) but it works.

My only criticisms of the game are that sometime a frag (RRU's name for a "takedown") involves you losing speed even though you cannot control your car during the replay. Speaking of (race) replays - there are none, which is a shame..... and the final thing is that you can only frag one car at a time, whereas the joy from getting double or triple takedowns in Burnout was immense.

Still, on the whole this is the best thing on the PS3 for "rage driving" since Burnout Revenge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 29 Jan. 2014
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I loathed the Ridge Racer series from the very beginning. To me they all represented the most basic "go forward and turn corners" nature of racing games, they were all so linear and plain. Recently I was so bored and desperate for a decent racing game that I took a chance on Ridge Racer Unbounded and was pleasantly surprised that it is a deviation from the formula and comes across as more of a cross between Burnout Paradise and Motorstorm Apocalypse.

Set in a fictional town called Shatter Bay it is your goal to dominate a series of challenges in different areas of the city. There is enough variety in scenery to keep the stages diverse although they are far from the happy blue skies of Burnout: Paradise or OutRun. There's a lot of downbeat coloring here but it's a minor complaint.

Within each race there are chances to cause mass destruction by boosting through buildings and watching the city around you collapse and disintegrate while shockwaves take out surrounding opponents. These moments are a lot of fun and reminded me a lot of Motorstorm: Apocalypse. The custom soundtrack makes the action even more exciting if you have the right tunes on your PS3.

I did find the actual game to be very, very hard and I could not even complete the first series of events. There are 51 trophies in total and I managed to earn 58% of them, but virtually ALL of them were from the user-generated content, which I found to be far more enjoyable and engaging than anything in the actual story mode.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By craig on 8 July 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
this game is brilliant a little bit better than i expected i have played ridge racer games in the past and was dissapointed. but this one is awesome its like split second,motorstorm and burnout rolled into one. u can crash through buildings u can perform takedowns on other drivers just like u can in burnout. u wont be dissapointed if u buy this game its probably the best racing game on ps3 except from dirt showdown. give it a go u wont be dissapointed also u can create your own tracks and put jumps on it and explosive barrels and various other items i am suprised how good this game is just buy it or u will miss out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hornet on 2 April 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
Please ignore the negative reviews posted here RRU is one hell of a joy ride! Although it greatly draws inluence from Split second, burnout and motorstorm apocalyse, it combines the game mechanics of the 3 mentioned games and blends it into something truly fantastic. The explosions, drifts and smashes. Its brilliant.
Oh and did I mention the soundtrack?, its trully amazing!

If you are into adrenaline pumping street racing action, then Ridge Racer unbounded is definately the game for you.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. UNWIN on 12 April 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
Forget comparisons with Need for Speed, (which IMHO has only a handful of excellent titles in the entire franchise), this is more like Split/Second with the difficulty cranked up a couple of notches. It is also more of a driving challenge than your average arcade style racers out there, which might put casual gamers off, but not those who like their racing fast and destructive.

As a member of the Unbounded, a bunch of reckless street racers, it is your job to reclaim the city district by district (that's about there all there is as regards story). Each one has a number of races of different types; pure racing, frag as many opponents as possible, drifting and time trials. You have to score points in a race to be able to unlock the next races, new cars and blocks you can use for designing and publishing your own tracks (yes, it has a track editor!). Only your highest score in each race is recorded and goes towards the total district point score. In addition, you have a reputation level which accumulates every time you race (haven't found out what this is for yet, but its probably some loose relation to the story).

Each race begins with a rolling start, no gears just pedal to metal. In pure race mode you have to finish in the top three to count as actually completing the race, which thanks to the AI is more difficult than it sounds. If you stay at the back for too long there's little chance you make it the front before the race ends. The flip-side is that there's no catch-up like in NFS, so if you get to the front of the pack and don't mess up you should be able to maintain your lead. The other race types are solo challenges against multiple opponents or against the clock, scoring points from the lengths of drifts or number of opponents you take out.
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