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Ridge Racer 2 is not so much a sequel to the early PlayStation Portable title Ridge Racer, but rather an update of the existing game that features several enhancements and a lot of new content. Released about a year after its predecessor, the changes and additions in Ridge Racer 2 include:
  • A new opening and ending CGI movie.
  • Many new tracks and songs from previous Ridge Racer games.
  • New SPECIAL class cars to challenge in duels and win.
  • Survival mode: In a four car race, after each round, the car to be in last place is eliminated from the pack.
  • Duel mode: A race against a single AI car.
  • Single Race mode has been replaced with an Arcade mode in which the player races not only against the pack of 11 cars but also has to reach checkpoints on the track to stay in the game. The options menu features a new setting to adjust the difficulty of Arcade mode.


Ridge Racer 2 PSP FMV intro: Reiko Nagase, the Ridge Racer girl, returns, to time the player's driving.
Ridge Racer 2 PSP Rally-X, Namco's own Pac-Man clone is included as a mini-game during the first loading screen.
Ridge Racer 2 PSP The loading screen with its revolving circles not only symbolizes the rotating UMD but also matches the circular PSP logo on the back of the system.
Ridge Racer 2 PSP In Arcade mode you have to pass through checkpoints to keep the time from expiring.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ridge Racers 2" -- Japanese title
  • "リッジレーサーズ2" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Nov 10, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Nov, 2006 80 out of 100 80 (UK) Sep 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Nov 02, 2006 57 out of 100 57


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