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  • Summary: Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, orCreate a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    Fantastically versatile Project CARS entertains both champions and festive drivers. It excites them with helpfulness, technology and dynamism, so only details could be reproached. [Issue#253]
  2. May 7, 2015
    90
    The result of many years of work meets expectations and ranks among the best representatives of the genre.
  3. May 9, 2015
    88
    Project CARS is going to give some of the bigger racing games a run for their money. There is depth, detail and fun to be had with this game. It certainly was worth the wait.
  4. May 6, 2015
    85
    A great racing simulator with a huge amount of cars, tracks, and options to customize. While newcomers might not appreciate the heavy-handed driving aids or get overwhelmed by the staggering number of things to experience, it's worth the commitment.
  5. May 20, 2015
    80
    To enjoy that game, you have to forgive incomplete or poorly implemented features, and make your peace with the evil AI. They’re small problems, in the scheme of things, and they don’t spoil a great drive. But they’re just enough to deny Project CARS what could have been a clean pole position.
  6. 80
    Simply put, this is one of the better racing games out there.
  7. May 6, 2015
    60
    Only those who are really into realistic driving simulators may flock towards Project Cars, although they might get bored easily considering there really aren’t any unique game modes either. It carries a sense of realism in spades, but there isn't much under the hood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 108
  2. Negative: 27 out of 108
  1. Jan 19, 2016
    10
    01/19/2016 Timothy Miley, 30 year science teacher - Pcars is the best racing program so far and I have been racing cars for 40 years as a01/19/2016 Timothy Miley, 30 year science teacher - Pcars is the best racing program so far and I have been racing cars for 40 years as a hobby and I use this simulation for practice. I have a geforce 970 and top of the line 35 inch monitor. Anyone not experiencing photo realism with this program is missing out. Realism is the name of the game plus physics. For the time of my life, I have been having with this GAME????, I would pay $1000, 10 years ago. Pcars is the first simulator to achieve photo realism for home use. They need to be applauded for this accomplishment. I would love to see the coding, because no other company has done this. With the updates and new coding, the program is getting to be perfect. Before Pcars, I was enjoying AC, but there is no comparison between the two in physics. I understand the difference in teams producing the two programs, but AC is thinking too much about consoles for a small team. I am not biased in anyway on this review. I just want people who race cars to know, with the right equipment, this program can achieve incredible realism??????? Expand
  2. May 11, 2015
    10
    Ok, this is why I hate Metacritic. I read so many bad review or people who's giving PCars a 1 or a 2/10 us because they pissed off about theOk, this is why I hate Metacritic. I read so many bad review or people who's giving PCars a 1 or a 2/10 us because they pissed off about the car selection or the weaher system... G'damn... This is why im giving a 10. To conter balance this **** Otherwise, I would give PCars a 9/10. First of all, I'm a backer since almost day one for this game. I've seen the developpement process, and man, let me tell you that they have come a loooong way!

    -graphics is excellent (texture, lighting, particule effect...)
    -sound is one of THE best i've ever heard in a racing game (GTA, Forza, DriveClub, iRacing, Azeto...)
    -Option man! they have option for option for option. This game is more flexible than any other game out there.
    --Content... Oh you're in for a treat! Selection of cars is amazing. You have it all, from carting to GT racing, to exotic, to formula one, to retro cars... And they are all pretty damn well modeled.

    -Only one bad thing for me... They UI is **** You get confused. They have to fix that. They want to throw soo much information at you that trying to do they simpliest task is hard.

    It's worth a buy and every penny.
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  3. May 7, 2015
    10
    The Long awaited SIM-Racing Title for me...

    Graphics are phenomenal, and you really forgot that your sitting at home in your chair! It
    The Long awaited SIM-Racing Title for me...

    Graphics are phenomenal, and you really forgot that your sitting at home in your chair!

    It gives nothing better than battling for your Position in a whole Race.

    You have to drive carefully, because every failure can lead to Damage or loosing your Position.
    Fully working Pit-Stops, Pit-Stop Strategy etc. etc.

    But that's not all! The Game will be supported from SMS until the next 2 Years!

    So for all Racing-Enthusiats a definitly MUST Buy.

    *Yes, there maybe some BUGS BUT it's the most polished Game since a Long Time for me!
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  4. May 13, 2015
    8
    Surprising, yet unbelievable. Bandai Games is known for it's massive creation of video games for Japan and other nations worldwide. And we allSurprising, yet unbelievable. Bandai Games is known for it's massive creation of video games for Japan and other nations worldwide. And we all know they made the Ace Combat Trilogy. Project CARs gives an insane advantage of players to show off their cars into the limit.

    The graphics were way up to date, and how the cars move are accurate as what people could drive with their cars today. A little note though, there is a notice of glitches along the way, and gamemodes aren't that quite entertaining. So far, you may get yourself addicted to this and the longer you play. The better it gets.

    Just a note. Don't buy if you're not used to cars.
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  5. Jun 20, 2015
    6
    This game can be looked at both ways really.

    Amazing graphics, (nuff said). Challenging, yet rewarding handling. Or, challenging to the
    This game can be looked at both ways really.

    Amazing graphics, (nuff said).

    Challenging, yet rewarding handling. Or, challenging to the point of severely frustrating. If you're not into realism then having to repeatedly tap the accelerator or use manual transmission to avoid spinning out will just piss you off. Plus, while the cars certainly do go incredibly fast, the speed you need to pull off a lot of the tight turns feels like you're a snail stuck in mud. Not very epic. But realistic.

    Highly in-depth customization as far as tire pressure, force feedback, pit stop strategies, etc. But... if you're like me you just don't care or have any inclination to fine tune stuff like your brake duct.

    Everything is unlocked. Awesome! Unless you like unlocking stuff...

    The game is meant to be played clean, but it's perfect for playing dirty. It doesn't take much to spin someone out or simply ram them from behind into some obscure oblivion off the track. And no one is better at it than the AIs. Sure, it's unintentional, (I think). But when you're cutting tight turns on the inside and you're constantly surrounded by 13 AI cars. Well, one of these turns you're going to be spinning in circles while cussing at your TV. The simplest solution to this is to master a track, come first in the qualifying round and proceed to first place your way around the track as if no one else is on it. But then, why bother playing with any AIs on it? Don't get me wrong, it's perfectly feasible to pull off some clutch breaks through the ranks. Just saying though. When one bad spin out, caused by a rear ending AI screws you over for the rest of the race it kind of sucks.

    Lots of maps. Lots of cars.

    Bottom line though is. Unless you're really into the style of driving this game gets stale pretty quick.
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  6. Jan 10, 2016
    5
    I expect more from a Racing Game made in 2015. The Graphic could be better but thats not the problem. The controlling is horrable andI expect more from a Racing Game made in 2015. The Graphic could be better but thats not the problem. The controlling is horrable and unrealistic. But the game trys to give you that feeling. Fail! The Carreer is very boring. you start with cart racing and drive sometimes on the same tracks. later it becomes not more fun. The Tracks looks cold and dead and you dont really get the racing flow. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2017
    0
    Unfinished game full of bugs, for now unplayable! Instead of fixing it, they get out of dlc that looks like a gossip! I'm really disappointedUnfinished game full of bugs, for now unplayable! Instead of fixing it, they get out of dlc that looks like a gossip! I'm really disappointed with this behavior. Expand

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