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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: 45 out of 84
  2. Negative: 1 out of 84
  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. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    DriveClub is a good arcade racing game with an interesting social side. If you’re looking for a fast and graphically stunning racing game to play with your friends, this could be an interesting option.
  3. Oct 15, 2014
    80
    Driveclub delivers driving fun on gorgeous and expansive maps, offers a variety of ways to race and a bevy of cars to choose from. It won’t satisfy your need for a Gran Turismo-esque experience, but it will certainly bring enjoyment to your racing lives.
  4. 75
    So racing fans who are not looking for a sim racer, but are wanting a robust driving game to compete with friends against, should give this one a spin.
  5. 70
    Driveclub is a fun racing game that takes a little getting used to but lacks some of the options I would have expected from a modern racing game.
  6. Perhaps the only area where Evolution Studios has not deceived players is the graphics. Attention to automobile details is on the crazy level, and manifested thoroughness for design of salons needs a standing ovation too. At an average speed under 160 km/h and taking into account the sinuosity of local trails one can’t afford to feast of surrounding area beauty but even the catchable details are definitely nice. [Nov 2014, p.108]
  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. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    Even if it's really frustrating that online doesn't work yet it's a really good racing game! Physics is really true to real life and you needEven if it's really frustrating that online doesn't work yet it's a really good racing game! Physics is really true to real life and you need to stay sharp while driving or it will end badly, so very challenging. Nice big fun maps where you can get some really high speed before that thigh corner that will **** you up if not consentrated. Cars are really nice to! Looks amazing. Bought this with a wheel/pedals and it's the most fun I've had with a game in a long time. A must have + wheel! I got thrustmaster t80. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    Its simply the best racing game right now ! Social feature, gameplay are really nice. We just need this weather update as soon as possible !Its simply the best racing game right now ! Social feature, gameplay are really nice. We just need this weather update as soon as possible ! Graphic are Jawdropping Expand
  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. Dec 6, 2014
    7
    Having got the game yesterday, I wasn't overly exited with my purchase but as a few mates have it I thought I'd give it a bash. I wasn'tHaving got the game yesterday, I wasn't overly exited with my purchase but as a few mates have it I thought I'd give it a bash. I wasn't expecting any sim style game, but I was hoping for a better arcade game than GRID 2, and it is. The cars I've raced feel different on handling (using a controller), the single player is similar to other games but it's good with the friends leader-board for each event challenging you to go one better than your friends. If you join a club you can unlock additional cars and challenge other clubs with your good times. It has a very fast feel to it, so I'm not sure how it would be on a wheel with FFB....it might just be a bit too quick.

    Graphics are alright, nothing spectacular compared to PC racing games. Better than anything I've seen on the PS3 as you'd expect, but I was expecting a bit more.

    Audio is alright, again nothing spectacular but good enough.

    Multiplayer even worked when trying it which I didn't expect after all the server issues on release. It is slow to start a race though, and there is a bug if you join a friends session and then start a single player race (it doesn't join the MP session and stops your SP race).

    I probably wouldn't pay £40+ for the game, but a pre-owned one isn't bad value for money.
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  5. Oct 10, 2014
    5
    TL;DR: nice visuals, lacking gameplay and features.

    The visuals and sounds of Driveclub are very impressive with very detailed cars and
    TL;DR: nice visuals, lacking gameplay and features.

    The visuals and sounds of Driveclub are very impressive with very detailed cars and tracks. Nevertheless nice looking tracks and cars seems to be the only part of the game that the development team was concerned about.

    Driving against the AI is not fun at all, since they don't know you exist and so the AI will ram you anywhere if you are driving on their programmed driving line. Also you will get punished for being hit by the AI with a deduction to fame or even with a temporary speed limit. Even if you manage to overtake them they will rubber-band to keep up with you.

    I rather play the time-trials because there I have a challenge that won't try to cheat. Playing time-trials against friends is challenging and is somewhat fun. Or at least much more than playing against AI.

    For a racing game it lacks many of the features that we expect. There is no way to replay your last race to see again if you did something impressive or had a significant crash. Sure you can use PS4 record but that will limit you to the camera angle you were in. Also there is no customization of driving assists or performance. You can only switch between automatic or manual transmission.

    Other recent racing games have included an instant replay system to reduce the frustration of driving for a long time just to lose that progress on the last turn of the race. Driveclub isn't meant to be a racing simulator so I don't understand why it wasn't included.

    Lastly the game allows you to select the weather of the race and the dynamic weather was also shown in the videos prior to launch. However for some reason this was not included and like the heists in GTA, will be added on a later patch.

    The social features are completely missing due to server problems but somehow I expect this nowadays and I have not taken this into account with the score.
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  6. Jul 1, 2015
    3
    Im giving this game a 3 strictly for graphics. The rest of it should be throw in in the garbage. Extremely bad car physics. You can get theIm giving this game a 3 strictly for graphics. The rest of it should be throw in in the garbage. Extremely bad car physics. You can get the the hang of it but it feels horrible. 3rd person you really get a since of how bad it is. The cars look like their not even sitting on the road rather floating off of it by 1 mm . That float look ruins it. Also there is very bad interpretation of what under steer and over steer are suppose to feel like. Its just bad . Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2015
    0
    This game is terrible. They would have to pay me to play it again.

    If you don't believe me, ask yourself this... why would PS+ give a
    This game is terrible. They would have to pay me to play it again.

    If you don't believe me, ask yourself this... why would PS+ give a decent major game away for free?
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