PS4 Review: Music Racer

Guitar F-Zero?

Music Racer is the dynamic rhythm game loved by millions of players around the world. Rush along futuristic, neon tracks. Gather beats, catch the rhythm. The racetrack is created in real time based on the game’s music tracks. Get into the rhythm and collect as many points as possible.

This is a basic rhythm game where you cruise along a highway on-rails as you switch from left, middle and right lanes to collect “beats” which can be used to get 1-3 Star Ratings as well as be spent on new vehicles and levels, but not any other music tracks. You are limited to the game’s tracklist, which is a mixed bag to be fair. There are some good techno tunes and the like, but it becomes all very familiar after a while.

The game comes with modes like Normal which will put up barriers to deduct your beat score/multiplier, while Hard will make these barriers an instant KO. Cinematic mode is literally just to relax to, while Zen takes all the barriers out and even slows down certain sections to make it an even easier experience. There doesn’t really seem to be any added benefit from choosing Normal or Hard other than to make it harder for yourself, so really Zen is the quickest way to gather Beats and unlock everything.

The game itself looks great, runs at a solid framerate and you feel like you’re in a mixture of F-Zero meets Tron. But essentially all you do is move from side to side, which can get pretty old quickly. Like I said, the soundtrack is a mixed bag too and it’s a shame you can’t add any other tunes.

The Verdict

Music Racer can be nice to relax to as you cruise down a neon highway at high speed, chilling to music. But it becomes old quickly and there are better rhythm games out there.

Score: 6.0