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  • Summary: Real Cars. Real Racing. 300 Cars on 32 Tracks. Thats what it's all about in RACE 07. Enjoy 9 different racing classes, each with its own distinctive character. From the prestigious World Touring Car Championship to the insance speed of the F3000 class. These are just a few of the many cars and the classes featured in this ultimate racing curcuits or city tracks and see the track through the unique Helmet Camera or with the immersive Action Camera. Enjoy RACE 07 and esperience virtural racing like you've never expereinced it before. [Viva Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Race 07 is an amazing simulation that pushes the PC to the limits.
  2. Great immersion, good graphics and awesome sounds... and absolutely fun to play! In the other hand, not much evolution compared to earlier Simbin games. Still no real-like rain (like in GP4) and still too low damage sensitivity and too simple damage model. Two formula cars are welcomed add-on, however their drivability and grip feel should be better. I hope these formula cars are profecy of F1 racing game from Simbin in future. Again great game for sim veterans and normal players. [Nov 2007]
  3. I really do like Race 07: Official WTCC Game. In the modern group of racers, it's a breath of fresh air to find a game that does exactly what it says it will on the box. A wealth of options, tonnes of cars and enough tracks to keep even hardcore racers busy for months, coupled with a true feeling of real driving gives Race 07 something that no other racer has.
  4. Much better than last year's effort. The improvements come through broadening the experience rather than heightening the quality. [Dec 2007, p.62]
  5. Despite improvements in areas like rain effects and bystander depiction, the Gmotor engine is beginning to look rather tired. Crude shadowing and reflections, primitive vegetation modelling, deserted pit lanes... none of this stuff matters that much when weighed against the superlative handling models, strong audio, decent AI, and robust MP, but it does mean I can't bring myself to award this very fine racing game more than a Nascar-mocking 8.
  6. RACE 07 is a charming racing game that won't fail to appeal to enthusiasts. You have to applaud the effort that's gone into making the game authentic but also accessible, and at any level, it is always a joy to play.
  7. For hardcore racing nuts, Race 07 is probably equal to a second coming. It's detailed, intense, has multiple racing league licenses, and features racing both online and off. However, gamers who are used to having their disbelief suspended for a bit while their Ferrari does 250MPH down a city street and drifts perfectly around the block are in for a bit of an ass-kicking. The difficulty level in 07 is brutal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. UKFireman
    Oct 20, 2007
    Amazing racing experience, great graphics, good online. as good as GTR 2/ GT Legends + rFactor. A must buy for race sim fans.
  2. KK
    Oct 16, 2009
    Great game. Very realistic and is even better than its predecessor, GTR2.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    Great racing sim. For what it lacks in graphics it makes up in game-play. Thank you for not including silly career mode and silly currencies...
    It runs like a dream on current machines and is very playable on-line. Unlike everyone's favourite - GT5.
    TrackIR support is a nice touch.
    If they would release more DLCs I would gladly buy them... It would be a pleasure to support such developers.
  4. KevinK.
    Oct 10, 2007
    The graphics for the game are amazing and the simulation keeps me on my toes as a driver. I slacked off a few time and end up against the wall!!
  5. DavidK.
    Oct 15, 2007
    Just as in-depth and detailed as GTR/GTR². Pure, solid, unadulterated simulation greatness!
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    Great choice for someone who searches for a pure simulation. Just get a gamepad or - even better - a wheel, and you can sit and enjoy the challenging racing. Expand
  7. AWG
    Jul 25, 2013
    What the heck is this? RACE 07 is barely playable. Tracks are terrible and car handling is just... just... I don't have a word that's not a swear to describe it. This game could be good back in 2007 but now it's just rubbish. Expand

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