Driveclub PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Driveclub promises to bring to life the heart and soul of car culture. An authentic and immersive driving experience, Drivelub promises to let you feel the exhilaration of racing the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world. Share in high-speed solo racing, or join a racingDriveclub promises to bring to life the heart and soul of car culture. An authentic and immersive driving experience, Drivelub promises to let you feel the exhilaration of racing the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world. Share in high-speed solo racing, or join a racing Club to discover what Driveclub is all about. Created specifically with the next-generation gamer in mind, Driveclub connects you and your friends, allowing you to share your experiences, send and receive challenges, and keep up to speed with your team’s performance. Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 85
  2. Negative: 1 out of 85
  1. 95
    Blends the complexity of realistic simulation with inviting mechanics and gives just enough leeway to evoke heart-pumping power and intensity in every kind of racing fan.
  2. 80
    Driveclub is like the car genre version of Destiny. It’s very focused on community and it will prosper or not under this premise. If there’s interest shown by the community, then we have a game that can endure for several months, but otherwise, the whole effort it will be in vain.
  3. Nov 4, 2014
    80
    A few less serious forms of racing would do a lot to improve to the experience and catapult it into the same realm as the greatest of arcade racers, but what’s on offer represents a commendable attempt at changing the way we think about how competition is served in a racing game.
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    75
    It's a fun and engaging arcade racer, but the focus on the social activities isn't supported well enough by a rich infrastructure. Surely, there's potential, and DLCs will strengthen the offerings, but right now the fun definitely ends too soon.
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    70
    If you don’t have PS+, then definitely wait for it to hit $20 or so since this is going to be a love it or hate it kind of experience.
  6. Oct 7, 2014
    65
    The dearth of content and poorly implemented online systems make Driveclub feel incomplete. Coupled with the fact that PlayStation Plus members get a reduced-content, but fully featured, version of the game with their subscriptions, there’s little reason to buy the full game.
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    40
    It just isn't much fun to play. The core act of driving a car feels off in a way that completely put me off of playing the game. Without that in place, the rest of it just falls apart. The PlayStation 4 has been without a serious racing option since launch, and Driveclub doesn't fill that gap.

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  1. May 28, 2015
    10
    Picked this up in May/June 2015 so I missed any problems they had at launch. Seems like there's tons of content, lots of gorgeous cars,Picked this up in May/June 2015 so I missed any problems they had at launch. Seems like there's tons of content, lots of gorgeous cars, tracks, nice progression system, multiplayer, interesting time trial mode which slams real player ghosts at you (when you beat one you get the next up in rank instantly)... just lots of things done very well. Looks like a hugely underrated game. Thumbs up to the developers! Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    It is such a great game!

    The graphics look stunning on the playstation 4 console, and both the cars and the landscapes looks amazing. The
    It is such a great game!

    The graphics look stunning on the playstation 4 console, and both the cars and the landscapes looks amazing. The cars feels much better to drive, compared to any other driving game i have tried (and have tried almost everyone) ---

    Really worth trying if you even consider buying this great game !
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  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Conducción Excelente, un gran trabajo por parte de Sony, probablemente uno de los mejores juegos de autos que he podido probar,con lasConducción Excelente, un gran trabajo por parte de Sony, probablemente uno de los mejores juegos de autos que he podido probar,con las actualizaciones sera aún mejor Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2014
    7
    So I've played it for a bit more and now I understand what this game is. As a realistic driving game, it doesn't do a very good job becauseSo I've played it for a bit more and now I understand what this game is. As a realistic driving game, it doesn't do a very good job because the way the cars handle is far from how they would handle in real life. As a fun racing game it does the job well for more casual racers.

    It does this because it is much easier to get into, learn how to throw the car around the track and have a fun racing experience that does not involve staring at a holographic racing line waiting for it to turn red. This is thanks to the short braking distances, so you don't have to spend half an hour learning the brake points of each track so you don't go blundering into a gravel pit if you brake 50m too close to a turn (which isn't even possible in DC, thanks to invisible walls). So in DriveClub you would learn a track and have fun with it in 4 minutes, while in say F1 2013 you'd have to spend up to an hour to learn the track and tweak your car before you can really set some lap times.

    So for a game to get casual gamers a taste of the thrill of racing, this game succeeds... initially.

    Unfortunately the single player mode is really poor for a racing game - you basically either do races, drift events and time trials and complete objectives to get 3 stars in each event. Compared to Codemasters racing games, this career mode is just rubbish. In TOCA you race multiple championships, each a different racing series - V8 supercars, street racing, open wheelers, rally, German touring cars (DTM) and classic cars to name a few. In Dirt 3 there are also different types of events - Rally stages in Finland, Norway, Kenya, Monaco, Michigan, rallycross, Trailblazer events with insanely fast and dangerous cars, Buggies, Trophy trucks and Gymkhana, and the tracks are challenging and extremely rewarding when you do a run without a mistake. In F1 there's a full season career mode where for each race you have practice sessions to learn the track, tweak your car and drive until your lap times are on par with the AI's. Then there are the qualifying sessions where you have to drive your best to get a good grid spot which could mean the difference between a race result of 15th or 1st. Then you have the actual race that could last from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours which is a test of endurance not to make a mistake and consistently drive fast, and there's pit stops so you have to manage your tyres. Then there's DriveClub's career mode, where you drive similar tracks in either a hot hatch, a sports car or a supercar, and there's three objectives to do. And you'd have finished it in 10 or so hours.

    For a racing game focussing on non-racing cars, its car list very small, which is made much worse because it is not diverse at all.

    For the few multiplayer races I did, every race I was spun out, and in the end I didn't have a good impression from it.

    Doing the face-off challenges are fun, but it kinda feels like i'm wasting time driving the same stretch of road repeatedly, while I could be doing so much more in other racing games I have.

    I'll give it a 7/10, because that's what it would probably feel like for the people this game is suited for. However I'm not going to play this game much because it made me realise I can have a better experience in other racing games that I already have.
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  5. Dec 2, 2014
    6
    A game with highs and lows. Visually it looks absolutely stunning, but part of the beauty disappears because of the 30fps framerate: you don'tA game with highs and lows. Visually it looks absolutely stunning, but part of the beauty disappears because of the 30fps framerate: you don't get a smooth impression of the world passing by as you drive around which is a bit of a shame.

    The cars are nicely modeled and you're offered multiple third and first person views to choose from.
    The physics are pure arcade, but work pretty well. The handling is direct and it doesn't feel floaty like many other arcade racers from the recent years.

    The offline career mode is a little underwhelming. The amount of events the tour mode comes with is simply not enough, and it's appalling that they keep 176 (!) events aside as paid DLC. You can get them for €20 with the season pass, but for a game going for the full retail price, they should have been included. Some of the DLC will be provided for free, but it doesn't make up for the stuff they make you pay extra for.

    Online, the game was a disaster on release but is gradually improving. Still a lot of bugs though with what should have been the core of this game.

    + Graphics
    + Handling
    + Fun factor of the tour events

    - Paid DLC for stuff that should have been included
    - Underwhelming amount of offline tour events
    - Online issues
    - Bugs with times and scores from friends list
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  6. Oct 7, 2014
    3
    So this is the "Forza Killer" they were talking about? Half the game is missing and may or may not be available come December patch. GraphicsSo this is the "Forza Killer" they were talking about? Half the game is missing and may or may not be available come December patch. Graphics are the only thing good about this game. Missing the loads of content that makes good gameplay. Servers stink and don't work. 50 cars ONLY! Eh...Not a fan. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2015
    0
    Jogo não inova em nada, estilo jogo de celular com estrelinhas para desbloquear, apenas tem som e gráfico bonito do resto, servidores apósJogo não inova em nada, estilo jogo de celular com estrelinhas para desbloquear, apenas tem som e gráfico bonito do resto, servidores após meses do lançamento ainda apresenta problemas.

    Fiasco de 2014!
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