RACE: The WTCC Game PC

RACE: The WTCC Game Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

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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 isBased 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. PC Format
    84
    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. AceGamez
    80
    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.
  4. PC Gamer UK
    80
    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]
  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. Edge Magazine
    70
    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: 16 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, 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. IanR.
    Aug 28, 2007
    8
    Really good racing sim. Takes a while to get used to controls but is a good challlenge.
  5. ChristopherS.
    Dec 30, 2007
    7
    If your a fan of Touring Cars and race sims in general then you really can't go wrong here. The handling and rival AI is very good. My If your a fan of Touring Cars and race sims in general then you really can't go wrong here. The handling and rival AI is very good. My one complaint would be the graphics. Though the car and track modeling is first rate the special effects need some serious updating. If you don't know what I'm writing about you need to play a game like Codemaster's ToCA Race Driver 3. Reflective track surfaces and sun glare effects have been around for years but for some reason never show up in SimBin games. If its a limitation of the long in the tooth F12002 engine then its certainly time for something new. Expand
  6. J.T.
    May 27, 2007
    5
    Games is O.K but forcing users to have to use and run the steam software is wrong. It's a waste of time and a drain on reasources. If Games is O.K but forcing users to have to use and run the steam software is wrong. It's a waste of time and a drain on reasources. If you have paid the retail price of a product you should be able to use it instantly. Not wait hours for steam to update inadequate servers, and not be forced to mess around registering. 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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