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R:Racing Evolution

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R:Racing Evolution is a racing game featuring several modes of gameplay:

Racing Life: This is a single player story mode. You play the part of Rena Hayami who begins the story as an ambulance driver. After successfully racing the vehicle to the hospital, you're offered a chance to drive a racecar. Rena's saga to become champion and defeat her rivals will unfold in various cut scenes between races and driving challenges that you must complete. There are 14 chapters total.

Event Challenge: There are a variety of racing events you can enter, each with an entrance few you must earn by winning previous challenges. You can also tune up your car or buy new cars.

Arcade Mode: Here you can run a single race against computer controlled cars on the track of your choice. You can set several game options, such as the number of laps and rival cars.

Time Attack: Choose a racetrack and car, and try to earn the best time!

VS. Mode: This is a two player game. Choose a track, and two players race for either the best time or earn the most points.

The game features a variety of racing options you can set, including brake assist (will automatically brake for you if you enter a turn too fast), transmission types (automatic or manual), race difficulty, and adjustments to your cars performance. There are a variety of cars available, each with unique speed and steering characteristics. You can also unlock more cars by playing Racing Life and Event Challenge. There is also a pressure meter: when driving behind another vehicle, you will begin to apply psychological pressure to the driver which is indicated by a meter above the car. When full, the driver will be very likely to make a mistake giving you an opportunity to pass easily! There is an instant replay option, and you can save your best (or worst!) races for viewing later on.


R:Racing Evolution GameCube You don't seem to get a lot of respect
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Car details
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Namco logo
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Note the pressure meter above the car in front of you

Alternate Titles

  • "R:Racing" -- European title

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User Reviews

Story mode is entertaining but could be longer! PlayStation 2 Nikolaus Zier (58)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Gamesmania.de GameCube Mar 01, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Next Level Gaming Xbox Dec 08, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Next Level Gaming GameCube Dec 08, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2004 72 out of 100 72
N-Zone GameCube Apr 02, 2004 72 out of 100 72
contactmusic.com Xbox Apr 15, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) GameCube Mar 22, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jan, 2004 C 50
Super Play PlayStation 2 Mar, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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The Xbox version of the game includes a special H1 Hummer not found on the other consoles.

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