Rims Racing Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Rims Racing Review, we take on the first motorcycling simulation that combines a realistic riding challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world’s most powerful bikes and optimize their performance by swapping out parts and analyzing data in real-time.

Rims Racing Review

Rims Racing Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 13.62GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • 3 career difficulties – novice, semi-pro, and pro.
  • 3 physics simulation levels – beginner, intermediate and realistic.
  • Begins with a tutorial event.
  • 6 driving views including handlebar and helmet views, can be changed on the fly.
  • Change the bike setup whilst racing to change how it reacts.
  • Braking system – combined or separated.
  • Full Dual Sense integration as you feel every bump, every gear change, and hear it all with the built-in speaker.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Over the top spectacular crashes.
  • Fuel – run out and its race over, use the pits to refill and you can do fast pit stops.
  • Manual respawn button.
  • Rims race card shows stats and rider/fame levels.
  • Multiplayer houses online challenges, online custom events, and offline duels.
  • Online challenges are a set of events that change weekly and you compete on the leaderboards for unique rewards.
  • Online custom events – create a single race lobby, create a cup lobby, quickly join a lobby, quick join a cup lobby, and join the public lobby.
  • Lobby options-general settings, track, conditions, and rules.
  • Rules – qualifying, qualifying duration, laps/attempts, max Ai opponents, Ai performance slider, starting position, wear, and false starts.
  • Single-player – career, single race, private testing, academy, and racing tutorials.
  • Motorbike stand – workshop, change bike, tuning, and engineering.
  • Official motorbike brands – Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Agusta, Suzuki, and Yamaha.
  • Rider customisation – body type, nationality, feet on start, cornering style, braking leg out, braking fingers, and rider equipment.
  • Career mode is a series of events with unique rules and scoring to go through them.
  • Photorealistic locations.
  • Bass-heavy soundtrack.
  • Motorbike Status Check is where you get a cool breakdown of the whole bike and its parts to see things like wear, damage, or remaining fuel. This menu can be brought up during the race and gives real-time stats.
  • Photo mode.
  • Realistic handling regardless of settings.
  • Get immediate feedback on penalties or investigations during a race.
  • Constant tutorial pop-ups and explanations.
  • One for the true motorbike fans and players.

Rims Racing Review

Rims Racing Review Cons:

  • It’s got a huge learning curve for new players from the handling to the braking.
  • The game expects you to know a lot beforehand.
  • Had the noise coming through the speaker even when I was in photo mode.
  • Not the biggest selection of bikes.
  • This is not aimed at getting new players into the genre.
  • Only brief histories on the bikes and manufacturers.
  • Slow to start as you get bombarded with tutorials and information pop-ups.
  • The dual sense is so finely tuned and rare to see that the whole tension on the triggers takes a lot of getting used to and makes power management tricky.

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Rims Racing Review

Rims Racing:

Official website.

Developer: raceward studio 

Publisher: Nacon 

Store Links –

PlayStation

Steam

Epic Games Store

Xbox

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

It’s pretty evident from above that I didn’t quite vibe with Rims Racing. It’s not because it’s a bad game, far from it it’s because of the high barrier for entry. Rims assume I know more than I do and whilst it may explain the gameplay sides of the game it does little else to help or explain and it makes it all very frustrating. As you could imagine the handling and braking is going to be a tedious learning curve as it’s super sensitive and this doesn’t get on well with me, I tried and I tried and the last place became my home and I never went outside. I strongly believe fans of bikes and biking games will love all the tuning options, race events, and bikes on show as they will have that knowledge and drive (pun) to enjoy all the game has to offer them but to us four-wheeler lovers it’s a tough ask.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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