RACE: The WTCC Game Image
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  • Summary: Based on WTCC, one of only three official FIA world championships next to Formula 1 and WRC, RACE features the complete WTCC championship season of 2006, all the cars, drivers and locations, among these several official tracks and cars brand new to the racing game genre. The game is recreating the championship as close to real life as possible and simulates the cars and the driving style in a ultra realistic fashion. RACE delivers several opportunities for beginners to play through step stone introductions such as competing against yourself or your friends in game modes like Ghost Racing or take on the Driver Duels. To keep the game broad RACE ships with various difficulty levels to attract everyone, from hardcore simulation gamers to beginners level still featuring the same elements and a highly realistic driving experience. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. There's plenty of fun to be had with Race, and if you're partial to serious racing games, like the idea of experiencing an authentic re-creation of touring-car racing, and own at the very least a steering wheel peripheral, you won't want to miss out.
  2. While it's nowhere near as theatrical as "GTR2," there's a solid core of tight, exciting racing and impressive physics here. [Jan 2007, p.56]
  3. There are times when - beaten by twitchy analogue controls, insufficient feedback and maybe just a sheer lack of hardcore skills - it can feel like a dispassionate sim rather than an affecting, involving game. [Jan 2007, p.90]
  4. It is not often I would judge a game on what it doesn't do, as opposed to what it does do, but RACE: The Official WTCC Game just does not provide anything new from "GTR 2," apart from the setting.
  5. While there's still a decent driving model underneath, it's hard to see RACE appealing to fans who've driven Simbin's other titles, and so, this time at least, the hare comes out on top. [Jan 2007, p.87]
  6. Hard-bitten graduates of "GTR2" and "GT Legends" would be smart to approach RACE with few expectations, or perhaps leave it to the newcomes it has clearly been designed to attract. [Jan 2007, p.81]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. KravadinkaS.
    Apr 28, 2007
    10
    It's just a great game! RWD is so real as FWD to! Once more, great game!
  2. RicoD.
    Feb 23, 2007
    10
    Awesome game, especially playing it online, the tightest and most fun online racing I have ever experienced, a well deserved full score, could have had a career funcion though to make single player weigh some more, but apart from that, a real jewel. Expand
  3. JanosV.
    Jan 30, 2008
    9
    2nd best racing game so far.Great graphics,extreme physics.Most enjoyable game in it's class after Race 07.
  4. JeffG.
    Jun 19, 2007
    8
    Very nice Eye Candy for the Sim-Racing World...Only draw back in my opinion is not enuff cars, and completely Un-Modifiable.
  5. KristofH.
    Oct 16, 2007
    7
    Not simbin's finest game, but after the initial bugs where fixed it offered a good and realistic touring car racing experience.
  6. JeffE.
    Jan 18, 2007
    5
    Fairly annoying game to play. Corner warnings come on late so sharp corners are hard to slow down for. Also, all cars act as if they are rear wheel drive and can drift around corners which is very annoying. A front wheel drive car should not randomly drift around a corner. Expand
  7. N.an.a
    Jan 30, 2007
    0
    Horrible game. Plays terribly. Makes me cry looking at it, and don't even get me started on the steering.

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