Assetto Corsa Competizione offers the best sim racing experience on the market in terms of feeling, immersion and handling. There's still room to polish and improve some features and add more content, but Kunos Simulazioni just had a burning start and goes straight to the first corner leading the group.
Without having to pay for iRacing or rFactor, Assetto Corsa Competizione is as real as it gets when getting behind the wheel. Players just need to have the proper setup to make the most of it. The Blancpain GT Series sponsorship is both a blessing and a curse. The cars and tracks from the series are all here and offer a solid variety, but that’s all you get. The content in the game is bare bones even though being able to do a 24-hour race or a Sprint Race is nice. Competizione is all about the racing and that is what it does best. The car visuals, and more importantly the audio, provides the closest thing to being on a track.
It is far from the large numbers of other simulators in terms of content and great aspirations in online championships, but achieves seriousness in multiplayer racing thanks to its servers and entry requirements. A serious and challenging experience, but little bulky in content.
This should be a very good racing game. At least the physics seems right and the racing is interesting. The AI is decent. Racing under wet condition is quite different. Saving features are missing in some areas. But the game has a lot for bugs. Many related to pitting, the UI, graphical glitches. It's already 3-4 patches and I wonder if they creates more issues then they solved. I give it a 70%. Really ACC was release too soon. It felt like I was playing a game in Beta state and that's not good. Maybe in 3-6 months that game will be fully playable with all the patches.
Not bad but could have been so much better.
To start off your career you have to do three 10 minute practice sessions which cannot be skipped? I had already spent some time doing other stuff so I had already gotten familiar with the game, why do i need to spend half hour driving round the same track for no reason...
Then you got 1 practice session and 2 qualifying events but these can be skipped. You then get into a race and the AI isn't the worst I have seen but they act as if they are in a street racing game instead of a sim racer. They would always try and do dangerous overtakes on narrow corners and stuff.
The chase camera in this game is the worst I've seen in any game. It just made the game feel overall quite slow and boring. Plus its stuck to the back of the car which was annoying. If the car move the slightest bit the camera would move with it. There is a slider to lock to horizon but that didn't change much for me.
The controller binding options were really confusing and I couldn't work out how to change half the options. Like how the camera can't be controller right the right stick but instead the 2 bumpers.
The **** pit view with the steering wheel looks horrible on controller. When your steering the wheel looks like its glitching all over the place. You can turn the wheel off thou but then it doesn't feel right for me.
I haven't taken marks for the fact there is only around 30 cars or so in tis game as these devs haven't got as much funding as Turn10 or Polophony digital. But now ACC has sold over 1.4m copies I hope to see closer to 100 cars in the next game.
The graphics in this game are good and overall the driving is quite realistic and its great to see how well Unreal Engines driving can be. I hope AC2 is built on UE5 as it will be awesome to see how much better the driving will be on the new UE.
Overall I think ACC needs a better single player as I found the current career mode boring. I would much rather have a list of races that get harder as you progress along side the current career mode.
I really want AC to become a true competitor to Gran Turismo and Forza as they don't have any real competizione on their respective platforms. (See what I did their
Oh dear. After the incredibly great assetto corsa, they deliver this mess. Handling is numb, menu is a labyrinth, graphics are average but require a buffed gpu, multiplayer is completely empty, no mod support,.. I cant believe this is the same studio as my beloved assetto corsa.
SummaryAssetto Corsa Competizione is the new official Blancpain GT Series videogame. Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits.