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Road Rash (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

Hardcore racing where boys become men! Indra is stressed (20013) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Retro Spirit Games
Road Rash 3DO was later ported to the Sony Playstation, Sega Saturn and PC in 1996 and all three versions are great fun to play - despite some shonky graphics and the usual Road Rash gameplay irritations, including a truly heinous engine sound that will drive you mental - with the PC version being my favourite due to the much cleaner textures.
GamePro (US)
The gameplay calls for excellent driving more than heroic combat, but you still won't want to relinquish the controller. This Road's well worth the toll at the cash register.
Cet épisode est incontestablement le meilleur opus d'une série qui n'arrivera jamais plus à briller malgré trois autres versions lancées ultérieurement par EA sur Playstation & GBA puis par THQ sur Nintendo 64. Road Rash n'en reste pas moins une série culte qui a ouvert la voie à de nombreuses productions et licences phares d'aujourd'hui. Espérons que la nostalgie la ressuscite un jour comme l’avaient annoncé les dernières rumeurs de 2009 évoquant un retour de la franchise sur les consoles Next Gen... Gaaazzzz EA !
Video Games
Die Playstation-Umsetzung macht es dem Spieletester nicht gerade leicht: Eigentlich bereitet die Biker-Hatz quer durch den amerikanischen Kontinent und über diverse hügelige Rennstrecken einen Heidenspaß. Ein weiterer Glücksgriff der Designer sind die detaillierten ausgeteilten Landschaftspisten - mein Liebling ist der Coast Kurs - sowie der hubraumstarke und umfangreiche Fuhrpark, der allerdings zuerst bitter erkämpft werden muß. Trotzdem packte mich ein starkes Frustgefühl, als ich nach wenigen Minuten feststellen mußte, daß sich die PS-Variante keinen Deut von der (damals fantastischen) 3DO-Version unterscheidet, mal abgesehen von der verbesserten Darstellungsqualität aller enthaltenen Videoclips. Hätten sich die Programmierer umsetzungstechnisch mehr Mühe gegeben und Road Rash eine Generalüberholung gegönnt, gäb ‘s mein Siegerlächeln. Allein Extreme Games zeigt, daß zumindest optisch wesentlich mehr machbar gewesen wäre.
Game Players
But as much fun as Road Rash may remain, you can't help but feel the game is getting a little old. Sadly, the expanded memory capabilities of the CD-ROM seems to be filled with lame FMV sequences instead of innovative gameplay that has become expected from Electronic Arts. If you've never experienced Road Rash, there is certainly enough here to warrant a purchase. Otherwise, downshift and pass it.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
If you've seen the 3DO version you probably won't see any changes on this version except for the minor differences. The sounds have been changed for the better and graphics are smoother than before. Other than that, everything else is the same. Overall, the game needs some spicing up with more tracks.
GameFan Magazine
I absolutely loved this game on the 3DO and this is essentially the same game. So I should love it, right?...Wrong! This is the PS. Where's the upgrade? Gex, Total Eclipse and especially Off World Interceptor got majorly better going from 3DO to PS. What gives here? Gimme Rash 2 and maybe we can talk. I got a 3DO.
All Game Guide
This PlayStation version of Road Rash could have been great; give it some beefed up graphics, new options, and different bikers and you'd have a hit on your hands. While it's still a fun action/arcade racer, it's not terribly innovative and falls as an average PlayStation conversion.
While Road Rash was cool for the Genesis, it hasn't made enough upgrades to make it on the PSX