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Developed by Finland’s Bugbear Entertainment, the studio behind 2012 title Ridge Racer Unbounded, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia distils the experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction, with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2013
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“RIDGE RACER Driftopia a is free racing game. Driftopia distils the Ridge Racer experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction.
Select a track, a car then a booster and enter the race!

The Early access programs gives you the opportunity to have a first glimpse of Ridge Racer Driftopia before the release. The game is still in development and bug fixing and tuning will be worked on. Don’t hesitate to share your feedback.”
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Ridge Racer Driftopia open Beta is coming to an end.

June 25th, 2014

The spin-off and first free-to-play game of the RIDGE RACER series has been made available in September 2013 with an early access on PC Steam.

We thank all the players who joined the Open Beta for their participation, support and dedication. Your feedbacks will be invested in our existing and upcoming projects to deliver you thrilling and exiting experiences.

From June 19th, all in game purchases will be disabled. Previously purchased content will remain available in-game until August 15th.
By August 15th, servers will be turned off and the game will no longer be available.

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About the Game

Developed by Finland’s Bugbear Entertainment, the studio behind 2012 title Ridge Racer Unbounded, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia distils the experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction, with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.

Players will be challenged to shave seconds off each other’s times as they tear up the streets and punch holes in solid concrete to reveal vital shortcuts. Beat other players’ times to climb the global rankings, level up cars and earn booster cards to get that racing edge over the competition.

With more than 20 cars and 10 tracks at launch, daily packs of booster cards and repair kits, and much more content available in-game, the drifting never has to end.

Key Features

  • The series’ signature drifting and arcade handling are at the heart of the perfectly tuned gameplay experience
  • Upgraded visuals, with enhanced lighting and destruction effects to make the most of the destructible cars and highly detailed environments
  • Over 20 cars and 10 tracks from day one, with daily booster cards and repair kits, plus much more additional content available in-game
  • Addictive Spirit Career mode with bonuses, points, and challenges to unlock, and strategic decisions to make as players climb the global rankings, level up their cars, and earn booster cards for valuable in-game advantages
  • Asynchronous multiplayer lets players race to shave seconds of the times of other players’ ghost cars even when offline

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista SP2 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 8 (windows up to date and latest service pack installed)
    • Processor: Dual Core Athlon x2 2.6GHz or Intel Equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 4850 or higher, - NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
9 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Feels super cheap. Pay to keep your cars alive never a fun concept. Also drifting feels like your sliding on a wet soggy ♥♥♥♥ stain blanket. Never fun to slide on roads or turd like that.

Can't play with friends either. I suppose it's free... but microtransactions
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
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30 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Feels cheap and unfair for the player
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
16.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Don't waste time on this. Really bad gameplay.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
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32 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
server permanently down, dont waiste your time dl, this game is already dead
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Ever been kicked in the balls? Then had your wallet stolen?

How about kicked in the balls, had your wallet stolen, then somebody rolls up to your house, takes you favorite child's toy then ♥♥♥♥♥ all over it.

Welcome to RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia. (Until its shut down. Thank god.)


Ahahaha it says I've never played the game. hahaha I have like 12 hours or something stupid in it. ♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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306 of 381 people (80%) found this review helpful
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10 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
While being an interesting concept, this game is pay-to-play despite its "Free-2-Drift" model. It is far to easy to crash, and when you crash, you have to use repair kits and restart the ENTIRE race. Further more, repair kits are far and few. If you choose not to repair your car and quit the race, you also lose your car. The more upgraded your car becomes, the more repair kits it costs, and the higher chance you run of losing the car. This is a free-to-play model of the game "RIDGE RACER: Unbounded" You may as well buy that game for a more solid and fair experience.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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