RiMS Racing is the new motorbike racing game from developer, RaceWard Studio, which is comprised of ex-members of Milestone (MotoGP), and published by Nacon.
We’ve had plenty of great motorbike racing games over the years, with MotoGP, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge and RIDE giving us our fix of two-wheeled thrills. RiMS wants to bring something new to the table, however, and it has a few standout features that could elevate it above its peers.
RiMS Racing uses the KT Engine, used in TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2, but this is mainly for the visuals (and TT looked stunning). The actual handling model and bikes have been developed from the ground up for RiMS, so it’s not just a cut and paste spin-off title.
Where games like RIDE focus on having a huge number of bikes to race, RiMS has just eight. Whilst this might sound underwhelming, RiMS has hundreds of replaceable parts and customisation options that can be unlocked. As you progress through the game, your bike comes with you, improving gradually. RiMS also features persistent damage and wear and tear. Parts will wear out or become damaged on your bike and need replacing or your performance will suffer in subsequent races.
It’s a unique take on the genre and something that the wider community has been requesting for years. Obviously, some people will still prefer changing bikes from race to race, but this is a new level of depth that will be welcomed by many fans.
- Aprilia RSV4
- BMW M1000 RR
- Ducati Panigale V4R
- Honda CBR1000 RR
- Kawazaki Ninja ZX10 RR
- MV Agusta F4 RC
- Suzuki GSXR-1000
- Yamaha YZF R1
- Nürburgring Grand Prix, Germany (Circuit)
- Silverstone, UK (Circuit)
- Fuji Speedway, Japan (Circuit)
- WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA (Circuit)
- Paul Ricard, France (Circuit)
- Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada (Circuit)
- Zolder, Belgium (Circuit)
- Suzuka, Japan (Circuit)
- Monsanto, Portual (Circuit)
- Great Victora Desert, Australia (Road)
- Passop San Marco, Italy (Road)
- Carretera Sa Calobra, Spain (Road)
- Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway (Road)
- Million Dollar Highway, USA (Road)
- *Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain (Circuit)
*pre-order bonus track
Alongside a varied selection of real-world tracks, RiMS also has some gorgeous looking road tracks, including the stunning Million Dollar Highway.
Release date and platforms
RiMS Racing releases on the 19th August 2021 in Europe and the 24th August 2021 in North America.
Platforms: Xbox One/Series X|S, Playstation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.
We have just received our copy of the game and will be publishing our review once we’ve had time to dive deep into the career and customisation! Check back soon for our early impressions and gameplay videos!