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  • Summary: Embody the greatest champions and hit the official track of the Tour de France 2018. Enjoy all the intensity of this legendary race: attack, follow the best trajectories, and carry out the finest racing tactics to lead your team to victory and earn the mythical Yellow Jersey LCL.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jul 31, 2018
    70
    Tour de France 2018 comes after a very forgettable predecessor, so its job isn’t easy. But its Pro Team mode is bigger than ever, the Pro Leader mode is compelling and its AI has improved. It still needs more polishing though.
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    60
    Only those who risk taking all the air in the face can play for victory.
  3. Jul 4, 2018
    60
    Tour de France 2018 looks a lot similar to its predecessor. The new game mode is not very fun, and the graphics is average. The gameplay delivers some good moments, and some audio effect are good.
  4. Aug 10, 2018
    60
    Tour de France 2018 is the official Grand Boucle game. The title is a complex tactical simulation of cycling, with two management mode: Pro Team e Pro Leader. Unfortunately the graphic detail is poor and there isn't any interesting online mode.
  5. Jul 17, 2018
    53
    The Tour de France is one of the most important cycling events in the world, but the game developed by Cyanide Studio and presented by Focus Home Interactive is not up to par. Unfortunately, the few good things are buried by the bad ones. We believe that the French team still has to deal with its own career to achieve excellence.
  6. 50
    Take this review with a pinch of salt as I'm not a cycling nut. Tour de France 2018 is a game for very specific, patient enthusiasts. The license is used to great effect with every rider, team and stage of the marathon event covered. Unfortunately, there's a lack of visual polish and some baffling decisions that hold this game back. There's a lot to do but, as with most endurance sports, newcomers have to deal with a lot of waiting before the action really starts.
  7. 45
    When you’re doing the same and cruising downhill through the beautiful countryside or fighting and clawing to get your wheels in front at the top of a grueling climb, Le Tour De France 2018 is enjoyable stuff. But outside of those times, it’s yet another buggy and undercooked update for a title that had fallen off the pace a few iterations ago.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 29, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Whether you like this game or not depends on whether you like the sport itself. Like sport based games such as FIFA (for football) or others, it certainly can be worth it if you enjoy cycling and love the whole racing experience, however if you are a typical gamer, it most likely isn't worth it. With that said, I am going to focus on this game from the perspective of a person who would have an interest in the sport and therefore more likely the game.

    Since Cyanide and Focus studios first launched the series of games in 2011, there certainly have been large improvements to the overall game play, graphics, and much more. This years version features not only the Tour itself, but a number of other famous races, from the Criterium du Dauphine, to the cobbled classics of Paris-Roubaix, and even more. One thing the game misses out on is the other grand tours (the tours of Italy and Spain) however there is plenty to do. Besides the addition of the roubaix classic, there are only a few additions (namely a pro rider mode, in which you control a new rider, a new fitness peak system, and a slightly larger season of events.) So, although there are some new things to the game, much like FIFA, there isn't really much of a difference between the 2017 and 18 versions.

    The graphics of the game could do with improvement, but altogether it looks reasonably smooth. Gameplay is exciting when there is action, and long uneventful parts of the stage can be skipped. The team comm is now even more advanced, with you now able to disable rider's AIs, however they still seem to lack in response to commands, and it can be frustrating trying to bring them up through the peloton!

    Overall I think cyanide have done a good job of the came. It captures well the drama and intensity of the biggest moments of the tour, with riders met by crowds of cheering people (which eerily slide across the road) and a mix of intense time trials, explosive sprints, and GC battles. My only concern for this game is that, apart from a few new game features, a new tour route and slight changes to certain areas of the game, it is very similar to the 2017 version, which is why I would rate it an 8. To get a 10, I would expect much bigger advances in the game in some areas, however I will cut some slack, because you can only add so much before there's nothing left to add.

    So settle into the saddle - its a long ride from the Grand-Depart!
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  2. Jun 29, 2018
    10
    Wow I never thought a cycling game could deliver on so many levels. It’s not easy but it’s not too challenging as well. Graphically awesome.Wow I never thought a cycling game could deliver on so many levels. It’s not easy but it’s not too challenging as well. Graphically awesome. All the stats, riders, everything is almost perfect. Well worth the £39.99 I paid for it. This is all I’m playing at the minute. And I cannot wait for this incredible cycling event to start. I’ll be glued for every mile/kilometre. Cannot wait. You see I do a review like this for a game that unfortunately will never ever deliver. I ain’t got the game, I’m messing with ya. Never ever will pay such a ludicrous amount of money for a cycling game. And no doubt there will be the lovely loot boxes, oh we all love loot boxes hey. So in short DO NOT OWN OR BUY THE GAME. I’M JOKING!!! Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    8
    First things first, if you have no interest in cycling, chances are that you will not be impressed by this game. However, if you are remotelyFirst things first, if you have no interest in cycling, chances are that you will not be impressed by this game. However, if you are remotely interested, this is a great game.
    Of course it is a niche game, but for what it is and what it wants to be I think it delivers.
    You have your tutorial (something people seem to value), you have different career modes, you can race multiple races and have nearly all the official names (there is an editor as well).
    The gameplay itself is quite straight forward. You either go all in and blow up fairly quickly or you take a more strategic approach.
    If you are not interested in playing a complete stage you can fast forward to any given spot on the stage profile.
    Something negative though, there is no real atmosphere coming up. They could have added more drama and especially a different commentator. The voice is awful.
    People taking the mickey here, don't bother then. It is a cycling game just like FIFA is a football (or soccer) game. No one would think of criticising FIFA for what it is because they don't like football themselves. But there we are :)
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  4. Jul 5, 2018
    6
    While it’s not a terrible game it just doesn’t live up to the excitement of the actual sport it’s based on. Throwing lots of content at itWhile it’s not a terrible game it just doesn’t live up to the excitement of the actual sport it’s based on. Throwing lots of content at it means there’s more to it obviously, but if the gameplay is as much fun as riding a bike with square wheels then there’s no reason to explore said content. Expand