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  • Summary: Get back to 4 wheels and test your skills with V8 engines for the next racing challenge! Superstars V8 Racing is based on the license of the car racing Italian Championship that Black Bean Games has signed off with Superstars International Development. Powered by some of the most important car manufacturers in the whole world, such as BMW, Audi and Jaguar, and sporting top class production cars it delivers a breathtaking driving experience.
    Superstars V8 Racing offers the utmost realistic impression of the Championship. From car design to technical engine features, from the setting of the races to the turns of the tracks, everything has been designed in great detail. Every single car behaves in a complete different way accordingly to its real technical features and the settings tuned by each team competing for the title in order to get the best performance out of the powerful engine.
    Game play mode variety is enriched by each own cars' peculiarity and it can be appreciated for the pick up'n play game mechanics, thought for the casual gamers, as well as for the top notch quality of the most experienced ones. [Black Bean Games]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Although it doesn't have any intention to reinvent racing games, mastering all the aspects of the competitions takes some time and dedication, weeks of enjoyment steering this virtual racing cars. Recommended for beginners and for racing games fans waiting for a more purist game.
  2. 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.
  3. V8 Superstars got a very competitive and encouraging result for future initiatives.
  4. V8 Racing is actually quite fun to play, although it is deeply flawed.
  5. 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.
  6. Mediocre - not through technical incompetence but simply an absence of enthusiasm. [Sept 2009, p.88]
  7. SuperStars V8 is a total shame, under any point of view: a copy/paste of SBK, without the important license, with typical problems of the other game and a couple more brand new, strictly connected to gameplay. With Forza 3, Shift, Gran Turismo and DiRT 2 on the way of the release and a huge offer among recent releases and old masterpieces (Burnout, Project Gotham 3, Forza 2, RACE Pro…) the question is easy: why, V8? It's up to you to find an answer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DarrenY
    Aug 8, 2009
    The game is ok. Just the car is not attractive enough.