Free motorcycle racing game for PC
Road Rash is a free motorcycle racing game developed by Electronic Arts. Here, players are pitted against other racers. The goal is to complete the race without swerving off the track. The only thing is, the other players are allowed to hit you to keep you out of the race. Of course, you can hit them back to make them bow out of the competition.
No need for speed
Road Rash gives you control of a motorcycle racer whose goal is to become the top racer no matter what. However, as with games of the same genre, you will be given a basic bike. You will also get $1,000 to upgrade your bikes with different speeds, steering capabilities, and weights. You can opt to save them until you earn enough for a new and better one. It is also advisable to save your money since you may need it for repairs.
The game comes with multiple levels. To advance to the next stage, your racer must be one of the first four racers to cross the finish line. This won't be easy since the horizontal track will be full of sharp turns, ramps, hills, and other obstacles. Not only that, but your opponent will also get physical to be victorious. You may find your racer getting punched, slapped, and kicked.
To make it fair, you can do the same to them. Moreover, as you win more races, you will eventually earn clubs and chains. You can use these items to hit your opponent and make them fall off their bike. Be careful about getting hit, though. Sustain enough damage and your damage meter will deplete, forcing you to lose the game and start from the beginning.
Keep the cops at bay
What makes Road Rash stand out from its competitions is that it presented an arcade version of racing where a clean approach is not the way to win. Instead, heaping punches, whacks, and bashes will lead you to your goal of victory. However, that's not all there is to this game. You have more to consider if you want to keep advancing to the next level.
As mentioned, with every hit you take, you will damage your bike. Once your damage bar is depleted, you will no longer be able to participate in the game. Moreover, you will need to pay for repairs. This is why, when you have enough cash, be sure to make your current bike resistant to damage. Better yet, purchase a motorcycle that can withstand heavy whacks and hits.
Another thing to worry about is the cops. Yes, the game comes with police officers who will make you stop participating in a race. If you happen to crash your bike near their station, they will apprehend you and make you pay a fine to bail yourself out. Failure to pay the fine will end your game and make you lose your progress.
Classic for a reason
Overall, Road Rash is a racing game unlike any other. This game takes a more tactical approach in its gameplay rather than speed. It also makes you consider various things in each session—including terrains, attacks, and even your capabilities. The graphics are not on par with similar games of today, but it is sure fun for both casual and experienced gamers.