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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 Note the pressure meter above the car in front of you
R:Racing Evolution GameCube The story: this is Gina, your rival
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Introduction: a closeup!

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R:Racing Evolution Wallpaper
R:Racing Evolution Wallpaper
R:Racing Evolution Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "R: Racing Evolution - Live in the Fast Lane" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "R:Racing" -- European title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Deaf Gamers 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamesmania.de Mar 01, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Total Cube Apr, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Netjak Apr 28, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jan, 2004 67 out of 100 67
4Players.de Apr 10, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Dec 09, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
contactmusic.com Apr 15, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 02, 2004 12 out of 20 60
Digital Entertainment News (den) Jan 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58


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GameCube version

At one time, when you bought the GameCube version of R: Racing Evolution at a store, such as EB Games, you were also handed a free copy of Pac-Man Vs..

Xbox version

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

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Servo (57355) added R:Racing Evolution (GameCube) on Nov 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (68933)
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