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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 Check out your cars or watch saved instant replays in the garage
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Note the pressure meter above the car in front of you
R:Racing Evolution GameCube You need to overtake your opponent in this training race
R:Racing Evolution GameCube Racing Life: first you have to run some training races

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Story mode is entertaining but could be longer! PlayStation 2 Nikolaus Zier (69)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox Dec 10, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2004 72 out of 100 72
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Mar, 2004 70 out of 100 70
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Jan, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 22, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 GameCube Apr 15, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Xbox Jan, 2004 C 50 (UK) GameCube Mar 22, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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GameCube version

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Xbox version

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

Information also contributed by Nikolaus Zier

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