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  • Summary: iRacing is a subscription-based racing simulator for the PC.
  • Developer: iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations
  • Genre(s): Driving, Racing, Simulation, Arcade, Other, Other, Automobile
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 2, 2015
    90
    So realistic it's almost a professional tool more than a game. Still the best realistic racing experience out there.
  2. iRacing is one of the best racing games you can experience online: deep like no one else and full of contents, it will make every pro driver happy. It's not for anyone but it's still worth a try.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    80
    An impressive game, but not one that will be to everyone's tastes, especially not those after a quick thrill. [Sept 2010, p.88]
  4. iRacing is a very tough simulation and can only be recommended to gamers immune to frustration. Only real motoring fans should pay a monthly fee and even more for additional packs. The graphics give the impression of an unfinished beta, but at least the atmosphere between the players is always friendly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 12 out of 39
  1. Jan 15, 2016
    10
    iRacing is a cut above all other simulators. Sure the graphics aren't the best, it's expensive and the physics are a work in progress as theyiRacing is a cut above all other simulators. Sure the graphics aren't the best, it's expensive and the physics are a work in progress as they are in all sims. The thing is, the user base is what makes iRacing a simulator like no other. There is no other place where you can find other like minded people, who want to race and treat simulated racing like it's the real thing and find enough of those people 24/7 to have a race on the hour, every hour. I'm sorry, but pretty graphics just don't make it feel real. It is the competition that makes a game feel like motorsports.

    Also, all the tracks are laser scanned and chintzy user generated mods are not relied upon to puff up the track count.
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  2. Jul 23, 2015
    10
    Pro
    The best game
    Best Multiplayer Best match with oval Native servers Oficial Racers Ranking Cons. Value. Sale only in dollar
    Pro
    The best game
    Best Multiplayer
    Best match with oval
    Native servers
    Oficial Racers
    Ranking

    Cons.
    Value.
    Sale only in dollar

    It has no competitor.
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  3. Nov 1, 2010
    10
    By far, the best racing simulator I've ever "played". Not only the physics, car response and tracks are brilliantly simulated, but everythingBy far, the best racing simulator I've ever "played". Not only the physics, car response and tracks are brilliantly simulated, but everything that involves competition (points system, race splitting, safety rating...) really works, and make you feel close to real live racing.

    It costs quite a lot of money (note I'm not saying expensive) but it is worth it. They are improving it all the time, and all those laser scanned car&tracks, and physics must be payed somehow. They are trying to make money as any other company, of course, but I feel part of my money is used to make the thing get better. Anyway, a lower subscription fee would be great.

    There are some good promotions for new people, and if you like racing, you should definitely give it a chance.
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  4. Apr 7, 2014
    7
    One of the best sim racing games out there, hands down the best race organization so you'll always have something to race any time you log in,One of the best sim racing games out there, hands down the best race organization so you'll always have something to race any time you log in, however it comes at a price, in my opinion too high, I would even call it price gouging. They know their competition is failing to provide the organization that is required to have a proper racing atmosphere and so they charge what they like about it. On top of that there are small nagging issues that have been there since day one five years ago, like net code issues that often ruing races in combination with the overly sensitive damage system. Example you're are in a tight race with someone else you both do your best to give each other racing room yet the net code registers contact and bends the suspension geometry even though you had a full meter between the cars.
    Overall if you're a die hard sim racer and shoddy business practices don't bother you, you'll enjoy iRacing. I myself find myself going back to it mostly because as I said above there is no competition in the organization of the races, in between those periods when I just want to lap I find rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa more than adequate and even better especially with rFactor 2s live road feature.
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  5. Oct 18, 2019
    5
    A fantastic online platform is held back by cars that never feel quite right to drive, and a community that borders on obsessive. You'llA fantastic online platform is held back by cars that never feel quite right to drive, and a community that borders on obsessive. You'll certainly get your NASCAR fix and you'll certainly have close races against like minded human opponents, but for those wanting authentic race car behavior, where real world setup tricks and driving techniques work, you're out of luck. Tire physics have morphed into an on-going project for the dev team, with cars changing rapidly from one build to the next. This is par for the course with the "games as a service" model, but for a company who claims to be at the forefront of auto racing simulation, handling characteristics drastically shifting from one extreme to the other with each passing build says more than any of their marketing ever could. You can try to bring this up in the forums, but the obsessed fans convinced this is their ticket into real NASCAR won't let you get very far. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    4
    Good game, but definitley not worth the money. Cheaper, better looking and more realistic driving sims is coming out in 2015 and I see noGood game, but definitley not worth the money. Cheaper, better looking and more realistic driving sims is coming out in 2015 and I see no reason to spend money on this. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    iRacing is great for driving, but the safety rating which penalises you no matter what is stupid, and the administrators are not particularlyiRacing is great for driving, but the safety rating which penalises you no matter what is stupid, and the administrators are not particularly helpful, even to the point of being condescending. Expand

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