Ridge Racer is a racing game about illegal street racing and is exclusive to the PlayStation Vita. It was developed by Cellius and was published by Namco Bandai Games; Ridge Racer was first released in 2011 for Japan then for the rest of the world it was released in 2012. It follows the traditional Ridge Racer series gameplay.
Racing in Ridge Racer is drift based and the courses have been designed to make high speed drifting a possibility for players; the base game has 3 tracks to race on and DLC tracks are available for purchase. There are 5 cars in the base Ridge Racer game which can be upgraded over time; more cars are available through the purchase of DLC however.
Ridge Racer is a pure multiplayer experience with no real single player modes; when first starting the game the player selects one of four racing teams and the choice is permanent. Points won in races contribute to the team's worldwide ranking and there is also a player ranking system.
Players level up as they play and leveling up will increase the cars maximum speed; the upgrade system also allows the player to spend credits on vehicles improvements. Credits are earned through races and often requires players to grind in order to get more credits.
There is an option to save replays of races and player can use the touchpad on the back of the PlayStation Vita to warp and manipulate the music.
The online multiplayer allows players to create or join lobbies; lobbies have various options such as allowing special car parts in the race or allowing 'rubber banding' to provide some support for lagging racers. The lobby can also be set to public or to private. Communication in lobbies is limited and players can only send messages from pro-written stock messages already in the game. There can be up to 8 players in one multiplayer instance.
Multiplayer – Allows up to 8 players in one race
Customizable lobbies – Players can edit the settings of their lobbies
Leveling system – Level up to increase the maximum car speed
 Players Liked:
- Great visuals
- Nice electronic soundtrack
- Fun drift racing
 Players didn't like:
- Lack of Content
- Multiplayer objectives are the same
- Lack of rewards
- Feels more like a demo than a game