It is like owning the entire series in your pocket, and it's practically the last word in celebrating the past and current Ridge Racer.
It's in real life I want to drive real cars and get a feel for how they handle. In a game I want adrenaline, groovy courses and drifting round corners at nitrus speed! Here, I get all this. However, even with all this the Ridge Racer gameplay does eventually get a tad repetitive and with every car handling very similar, it has a tendency to get a little boring. And sometimes, a bit silly (the drifting direction your car is facing can be questionable).
Ridge Racer is a quality arcade racer nonetheless and while it lacks the depth and fun of say Gran Turismo or Wipeout, it's a very nice game.
Recommended but not overly.