Parents' Guide to

RiMS Racing

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun motorcycle racer leans heavily into sim gameplay.

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Though it does a good job of making you feel like a professional motorcycle racer, it's missing some key motorcycle racing game parts. Like similar games, RiMS Racing has all the depth and realism a wannabe biker could want. Not only does it have tons of race events -- including some where you have to complete certain conditions, instead of simply winning -- it also has a ton of real bikes, real-world tracks, and options when it comes to your bike, rider, and the races themselves. You can even check the status of your bike in mid-race to see if something is broken or worn down and has to be replaced. Which, of course, you do by choosing to make a pit stop (during which you control your pit crew by following a series of button prompts).

What this doesn't have, and feels lesser because of it, are the kind of optional assists that are standard in all racing games these days. While it does have the steering line that indicates the best path to take, and when to ease up on the gas or use your brakes, there are no assists when it comes to the steering, handling, or brakes. The irony being that, when played on the lowest difficulty setting, this is more forgiving than other motorcycle racing simulations. Not to the point where it becomes arcade-like (sadly), but enough that people who are terrible at these games won't crash as much as they normally do. That said, if you are actually good at realistic racing games -- good enough to play them as authentic simulations -- you'll find that RiMS Racing will have you feeling like a real biker in no time.

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