Ride 5 vs Moto GP 23 - Which game will come out on top? That's what we're here to find out in today's article!
Ride 5 and MotoGP 23 have both seriously impressed us and are without a doubt the best bike games of 2023 so far. There's a serious case to be made to say that both of these titles will be the best racing games of 2023 full stop.
Which is the best, though? Well, we're going to compare them both in a number of key categories right here!
Ride 5 vs Moto GP
Both Ride 5 and MotoGP 23 have been developed by Milestone, well known as the best bike video game developer out there. In terms of the reviews, MotoGP 23 comes out slightly on top in our eyes, as we gave it a 9/10.
Ride 5 still got a very impressive 8/10 though, so it's also a top-quality game.
In terms of bikes, it's a little unfair to compare them. Ride 5 has a massive 230 bikes from 20 different manufacturers, which is part of the reason why it's often hailed as the Gran Turismo of bike games.
MotoGP 23 only has a few dozen bikes, but the advantage it has is that these bikes are fully licenced within their respective motorbike racing series. You'll also be able to race as your favourite MotoGP rider in MotoGP 23, something you can't do in Ride 5.
In terms of circuits, MotoGP 23 has slightly less at around 20-something, but these are arguably better quality, as they're the best bike circuits in the world. Ride 5 has more at 35, but not all of them are real-world tracks.
MotoGP 23's Career Mode is also markedly better than Ride 5's, thanks mainly to its stronger "rookie to champion" narrative and social media mechanics.
Something else to bear in mind is that MotoGP 23 will only last a year before MotoGP 24 comes out next year. Ride 5 though, will probably last for around 3 years before Ride 6 comes out. So, it could be argued to be better value for money.
Consoles and graphics
Ride 5 is a next-gen exclusive though, but MotoGP 23 isn't. This in theory makes Ride 5 better for next-gen gamers, but MotoGP 23 is available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Both have excellent graphics and can be played in full 4K with 60 fps refresh rate on the next-gen systems. So, they look incredible, but if we had to choose one, we'd probably choose
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