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  • Summary: Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.

    Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of
    Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.

    Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of Esports pros... Project CARS 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

    FEATURES:

    * Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands.
    * The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks.
    * New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval.
    * Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions.
    * New Online Championships mode.
    * LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend.
    * Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting / streaming functionality.
    * Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    92
    Now and then I’ll encounter a display quirk or a bug that may botch a race start, and the AI desperately needs a lesson in first corners, but when I’m out on track wringing ten-tenths out of my car against just the right AI level – one eye on the car ahead and the other on the clouds above – this is about as good as real racing gets right now.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Project Cars 2 is not a racer in which you ever feel compelled to simply go through the motions. It’s a game that centres you firmly as an active participant. It’s a game that makes you want to be a racer, and that might just be the best compliment that can be bestowed upon a representative of this genre. You just need to make sure you’ve got the patience required to work out exactly how best to begin consuming what it has to offer.
  3. Sep 27, 2017
    90
    There is a lot to really like about Project Cars 2. There’s a veritable smorgasbord of cars and tracks, enough so that there should be something for everyone. The visuals are again top notch. The handling is much improved since the first game. The issues that are there are ones that seem to be at least fixable.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    85
    Minus some occasional glaring AI issues, it's off to the races with yet another stunning simulation racer.
  5. Oct 17, 2017
    80
    Project CARS 2 takes the foundations of its father and builds upon them, improving all aspects, but some areas have received more upgrades than others. This is no doubt a better racing game than its predecessor, with amazing visuals, fantastic sounds, more variety in cars, tracks and events, while featuring a dynamic weather system that stands above the rest of the pack, but the buggy AI sours the overall racing experience. Project CARS 2 also has that feeling that it is made for racing wheel accessories than a controller, and while the improved controller support is good, it’s still not the gold standard in the genre. It’s a rather hectic time for racing fans, with a few games coming or already out within such a small release window that there are many options to pick from for racing fans, and Project CARS 2 deserves attention for bringing great simulation racing, but stands out more for the unique driving-in-the-weather experience that cannot be found in any other racing game.
  6. Sep 26, 2017
    80
    Controller support has vastly improved compared to the first game, with configuration options and game assists available to tailor your experience.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 24, 2018
    60
    Racing simulation with a huge but unfulfilled potential. Wonderful visuals and vast amount of content on one hand, on the other there is a constant hunt for a bug fixing and managing the drive model. [Issue#283]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 51
  2. Negative: 12 out of 51
  1. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    I'm about 15 hours into career mode and absolutely loving this game.

    If you want to be able to just jump in a car and blindly select a
    I'm about 15 hours into career mode and absolutely loving this game.

    If you want to be able to just jump in a car and blindly select a track and win a race, best stick to forza or need for speed or something; this game is best when you spend the 30 mins practice race learning the track and perfecting every turn and brake point, and the 15 or 20 min qualifier refining your lap times, then you are set up and in the groove and the 10 min final races are a true pleasure.

    This is a true racing sim, it takes patience and practice to nail each car and track, but when you do, and you are just perfectly apexing each corner and watching the competition fall further and further behind, it is exhilarating and fun and extremely satisfying.

    A good pc and steering wheel helps too obviously.
    Also has run flawlessly so far on my pc and looks amazing at 4k.
    If you like real racing, get it.
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  2. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    This game has everything - graphics, physics, vast ammount of tracks, cars, damage model, weather, night cycle an safety rating in MP. ItsThis game has everything - graphics, physics, vast ammount of tracks, cars, damage model, weather, night cycle an safety rating in MP. Its only 1 thing away from becoming ultimate driving game = timed MP sessions and career in MP*(similar to iracing), hope they patch it or maybe DLC? Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2017
    10
    Playing this right after playing the Forza 7 demo, I can clearly see which is the better game. PC2 has the best physics of any racing sim I'vePlaying this right after playing the Forza 7 demo, I can clearly see which is the better game. PC2 has the best physics of any racing sim I've ever played. Additionally, the career mode is full of stuff to do, the cars look and sound great, and the track list is one of the best I've ever seen. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2017
    9
    Don't let all the dingalings fool you when you read their negative reviews about this game. Yes, it probably sucks with a controller. But whyDon't let all the dingalings fool you when you read their negative reviews about this game. Yes, it probably sucks with a controller. But why are you buying a racing sim to play with a controller? Go play Burnout if you want a racing game to play with your gamepad...If you don't have a racing wheel, simply go play a different type of game. This game is an absolute DREAM with a proper FFB wheel. Absolutely stunning. The AI needs a bit of work, but it's very tune-able and you can dial it in to your liking. I want to give this game an 8.5 but I'll give it a 9 to offset the haters. And speaking of haters...all of you...go buy even a cheap FFB wheel like a $200 Thrustmaster TMX and try this game out...then come back here and tell me it isn't fun. I dare you :) Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2018
    8
    Actual game is great. (driving, cars, weather etc) Biggest problem for me is AI difficulty which is varying too much, and online racing needsActual game is great. (driving, cars, weather etc) Biggest problem for me is AI difficulty which is varying too much, and online racing needs iRacing kind of system to be perfect. Expand
  6. Oct 31, 2021
    5
    Great simulation, horrible handling. I know this game is meant to be played with a wheel, but I had hoped they'd done a better job for gamepadGreat simulation, horrible handling. I know this game is meant to be played with a wheel, but I had hoped they'd done a better job for gamepad users. After many hours you can get the hang of it, only to some point, but rainy days, game is UNPLAYABLE, there's no way to control the car.
    AI is hard to understand, I had to constantly be adjusting the difficulty bar race after race to keep a challenge for myself. If you set difficulty at some determined number, and play every race like that.. you could win a race easily by leaving cars behind like road signs, and then lose the most horrible embarrasing way the next race..
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  7. May 15, 2018
    0
    Hi, this game is good but they NEED to fix the brakes because you can't slow down.
    i think that's all that you have to fix.

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