RiMS Racing is a motorcycle racing simulator game with a difference. It takes everything you thought you knew about the genre and takes it up a notch. While other racing games might include motorcycles for you to use, they’ve never been as accurate as what’s on offer in this title. In this guide, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about the game before its launch in just a few days. From the way you race, to how you’ll be spending your time long after playing through the initial glut of content. Strap in, because this game is fast.
The first thing that you should expect to see in this game is, of course, racing. You’ll be driving at high speeds across some of the most famous tracks in the world. You’ll also be competing in the biggest competitions on the planet. This is all part of living the motorcycle racing experience. Players want to feel like they’re building up a career and conquering all the tournaments ahead of them. That’s what the racing element of this game leans into. But it also takes things to the next level with the simulation side.
There are simulation games out there that replicate certain activities to a ridiculous degree. This is what this game aims to achieve. While you’ll definitely be taking part in races and experiencing the thrill of those rides, outside of that, you’ll be taking care of your bike. You need to take your bike apart and fit new parts yourself if you want to upgrade it. You’ll have to delve into the level of detail you’d expect to see in Car Mechanic Simulator. You need to choose the right tool for the job, and only then can you begin to mess with your bikes.
you can change pretty much everything on your motorcycles. This is important because each element could impact your performance in a key moment in the next race. You need to do some research and find out exactly what type of tire you need, suspension, and so much more. Then, before the race, you need to fit all of this to your bike so that you can perform at your best on the day.
Simulation even extends to the view you can have while racing. You can stick with third-person, or dive into an immersive first-person camera to get a feel for the speed and momentum. This is where the game will make you feel like you’re really racing on the tracks, going at ridiculous speeds. It’s the experience that we all look for in a racing simulation, and this game seems to go all the way and deliver something truly groundbreaking. Like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
No Need to Unlock
Since this game is a simulation title rather than a game with a set story and progression path, you can gear yourself towards the fastest motorcycles from day one. There’s nothing in the game that’s going to stop you from buying an upgrade to make your bike faster as soon as possible. The marketplace is open from the moment you’re out of the tutorials. This is because this is a simulator, designed to give you the full experience of being a professional motorcycle racer.
Of course, you need to have the money to buy the upgrades you want. You’ll earn money from racing, so the more you do, the more money you’ll have. If you have enough money to buy a ridiculous upgrade that makes you too fast for the easier races, that’s no problem. You can leave everyone else in the dust if you want to. That’s the beauty of this being a simulation game first, and a racing game second. Still, the two blend together well enough that you don’t notice where one ends and the other begins.
One of the elements of this game that doesn’t fit in the simulation category, at least not traditionally, is skills. These are abilities that you’ll unlock with Team Points. You earn those from completing races. In reality, you will become more skilled at anything if you practice enough, so skills still fit inside the simulation umbrella. However, they’re mostly gamified to make the title feel a little less like a slog.
The skills you unlock can modify your experience by making pit stops automatic, which would come naturally as you get better at racing anyway. You can also unlock reduced wear rates, which would also happen as you learn how to sit on a bike to get the best performance possible out of it. Some skills are purely for the game though, such as additional bike slots to avoid unnecessary swapping and changing between races. However, if you were racing professionally, you’d have multiple bikes anyway.
If you have a PS5, this game has full Dualsense support. The controller vibrates and moves in subtle ways that you won’t get on any other platform. The adaptive triggers also help you get a feel for what you’re doing with the bike you’re racing. Pushing it too far or not far enough will all become second nature as you get a feel for what’s happening through your controller. It’s probably one of the best things about the game, and it’s a feature that many won’t be able to take advantage of.
RiMS Racing launches on August 19. That means that you only have a few days to wait until you can get your hands on it. This game really is going to mix things up in the motorcycle racing genre. Even if you’re just a racing fan, it’s going to be a game that you want to get your hands on. If you’re into motorbikes, then it’s probably something that’s, even more, up your street. If you’re not totally sure about it, just give it a go. This game is designed for motorcycle fans, and it’s certainly not going to disappoint in the bikes you’re riding, the tracks you’re racing on, or anything else that matters.