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Ridge Racer is an arcade racer that puts the emphasis on speed and fun rather than on realistic driving simulation. Choose from 4 fantasy cars (plus 9 more that you must unlock yourself) and go race in a series of equally fantastical tracks against a series of computer controlled oponents as well as the clock itself.

Other additions to the game come in the form of a hidden "extra" mode, and a music player that allows you to play any of the 6 included cd tracks as well as your own music cds.


Ridge Racer PlayStation First-person view
Ridge Racer PlayStation Title screen
Ridge Racer PlayStation The graphics aren't bad.
Ridge Racer PlayStation Starting the race.

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Alternate Titles

  • "山脊赛车" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "リッジレーサー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The best racing game for the PS1 ! GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
A great start Mik_1_ (18) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the greatest racing games of all time!!! A true classic!!! pottyboy (73) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Sep, 1995 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) Sep, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Electric Playground Sep 18, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Video Games Sep, 1995 90 out of 100 90
CD Player 1996 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun Aug, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Game Players Aug, 1995 82 out of 100 82
IGN Nov 25, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 C+ 58


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Ridge Racer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bonus Game

It's possible to play a Galaxian variant in the game's pre-loader. When successfully having destroyed all the Galaxians, 8 extra vehicles will be available to drive in Ridge Racer.

Game Code

The entire game code is about 4 MB (music not included). It's possible to play the game without the music. When the game has been loaded, remove the disc from the PlayStation and play the entire game without the disc.

Product Code

Ridge Racer (Japanese release) has the distinction of having the first Sony games Part Number: SLPS-00001.

References to the Game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.


  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #51 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Information also contributed by BurningStickMan, Goteki45 and PCGamer77.

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Zovni (10638) added Ridge Racer (PlayStation) on May 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (46332)