Developed and Published By: Ubisoft
Platforms Available On: PS5/4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia and PC.
Reviewed on PS5 – a code was very kindly supplied for the purpose of this review.
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Grab your skis, snowboard, bike, or wingsuit and explore an open world sports paradise where the rules are yours to make—or break.
Join over 50 players simultaneously in a massive multiplayer playground
Compete in all-out mass races—collide, grind, and fight your way to the finish
Customize your character to show off your style to your friends and competition
Draw the attention of sponsors by participating in prestigious events – Bike, ski, snowboard, or wingsuit in a variety of modes, from tricks challenges to fast-paced races
Go wild on the heights of iconic US national parks like Yosemite, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.
At the back end of last year I had the opportunity to review one of my most anticipated games of the year Riders Republic, having played the beta I was pretty excited to check out the full game and see if it lived up to the hype.
Now I didn’t have to worry as in my eyes it lived up to the hype and then some. I’ve always been a fan of the extreme sports games but never have I come across a title that puts them all together in one pot, but this works and works well.
Think of Riders Republic as more of a community, an online extreme sport hub where like minded gamers seamlessly meet up and race. You can race around a series of different courses either by mountain bike (my personal favourite), skiing, snowboarding, jet powered wingsuits or by using the more out of the box methods such as turbo skiis, you can either methodically work your way around the races in like a campaign style or just choose your own and go with what you want it’s up to you.
I like the overall relaxed way you go about the game, everything seems to be up to you, choose what race you want to do, do you want to play by yourself or online?, or do you just want to explore?, it all seems to be about the player who is incharge of the game which is great, it makes the game flow alot smoother and creating a more fun environment to play in.
Ubisoft have definitely pushed the boundaries with this title as the gameplay feels smooth and sleek, you blend seamlessly from single player to multiplayer with very little loading. The sandbox style game world is huge spanning many of Americas iconic national parks giving you the ayer a choice of terrain that you wish to play in, muddy mountain side mountain biking for me that’s for sure. The multiplayer part of the game is insane, every now and and you’ll get a notification that a mass event is about about start, well this is just 50+ players race against each other in all out race battle and it’s bloody awesome. If you’re looking for something a bit different or even off the scale be sure to take a look at the Shackdaddy Bandits and their crazy challenges for some pretty cool rewards.
For a game that seems to take itself seriously in some aspects it isn’t afraid to sprinkle a bit of fun in there with wild and wacky outfits that can be purchased at the shop, I mean a dinosaur on a bike will make anyone smile, from duck face racing masks and everything in between there is plenty for everyone.
All in all Riders Republic ticks all the gaming boxes for me, taking some sweet air is definitely something to be witnessed and will certainly continue to do so with plenty for me to do and redo I think I’ll be deep into the game for some time to come.
Graphics and Sound
The graphics for Riders Republic are without doubt absolutely stunning, everything is done to a high standard whether it’s the detail in the game world or the different equipment you use all looks amazing, you can tell that this has been a labour of love it definitely comes through into the game.
The soundtrack is something that I’ve come to expect from a Ubisoft, a kick ass soundtrack that I download straight away – available via most streaming sites along with other recent Ubisoft titles – it really is a great soundtrack that fits well with the style of game.
To summarise my thoughts on Riders Republic, I would probably say the most fun I’ve had in a while playing a game and with content being added it will only get better and I am definitely here for it.
Verdict-Out of 5🌟
I give Riders Republic a solid full marks of 5🌟 if you love your extreme sports you definitely need to take a look here, even if you don’t why not let Ubisoft show you the way.
Grab your copy of Riders Republic on PS5 now