Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Quite funny game, if you look for some instant arcade-action with nice graphics and brutal soundtrack. The type of racing game I like!
  2. Overall if you want a good challenging racing simulator, this is still a good buy.
  3. Superstars V8 Racing is a good game with a lot of detail for realism. There are enough races and cars available to entertain you for a while. However, due to the lack of game modes, the game doesn't achieve the status it could have reached.
  4. Only two months after releasing SBK 09 Milestone starts selling the next racing game – no wonder it feels a bit rushed. It rarely manages to come close to similar games like Race Driver: GRID. It's not a bad game, though, and good enough for a few laps at lunch break.
  5. The bottom line is, Superstars V8 Racing is an acceptable arcade-racer, it is not a simulation, even though it has a tendency towards this direction. Casual-gamers should get Race Driver GRID and professionals should do more laps with GTR 2 or Forza, until something better is coming along the way.
  6. Racing enthusiasts and gear heads will be able to squeeze some fun out of this title, but very few others will. There is no lean into the gameplay for simulation racing newcomers, so you should probably stay away from this one unless you know you like sim racers.
  7. Superstars V8 Racing isn't a game for veteran race fans but it drives well enough to please casual gamers. The game is however light on modes and the intelligence of your opponents is poor.
  8. V8 Superstars Racing is a game with several flaws in every aspect. Visually it's an average game, without many interesting features. Its gameplay is strange, illogical when it comes to driving and with a physics engine that is not fair with players. It's a game to forget.
  9. Total PC Gaming
    It's a competent game, but it lacks the va-va-voom to recommend it. [Issue#23, p.56]
  10. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Why should you play this piece when there are many better racing games on the market? Only if you want to try an up and down average title with nice car models and dull opponents. [Sept 2009]

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