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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: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32
  1. Nov 28, 2017
    10
    I did the recent update that has installed so many bugs and added new features, I feel I recommend this fantastic game to everyone. GreatI did the recent update that has installed so many bugs and added new features, I feel I recommend this fantastic game to everyone. Great graphics, FFB, day and night cycle and dynamic time, sun, rain, snow, ice and everything in real time! There are many different categories including, F1, F Indy, Roads, GT, Historic, Rally Cross, and many more.
    Offline career, online races and championships, weekly challenges, longevity to the stars, this game does not end!
    Absolutely to have for simulator lovers and not.
    Recommended steering wheel to appreciate it better
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  2. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    Why wouldn't you buy this game. Bad reviews are inexperienced drivers at best! SMS gets real feedback and the game is called horrible! WhatWhy wouldn't you buy this game. Bad reviews are inexperienced drivers at best! SMS gets real feedback and the game is called horrible! What people need here is a driver outside of SMS https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/this-looks-better-than-gt-sport-but-i-dont-want-it-to-be-is-it.367229/#post-12047827

    Chris Goodwin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPVl6xwcZ-g&feature=youtu.be
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  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. Sep 22, 2017
    8
    Project cars 2 is a dope game, looks beautiful, sounds authentic but it's a little too frustrating for my taste. I literally have to adjust myProject cars 2 is a dope game, looks beautiful, sounds authentic but it's a little too frustrating for my taste. I literally have to adjust my vehicle every single race and it seems like I am doing that more than actually racing. While I appreciate the realism in the game, I just wanna take this 69 Camaro on the track and go HAM!!!! For me I think it's taking the fun factor out of the equation when you think balls out racing. I'm not going to say this game is bad cuz it isn't I'm just not used to all this extra s***. I definitely recommend it for people who like simulations but I think I'm going to stick to more of an arcade style like Need for Speed or Forza or even Gran Turismo coming out next month. I'm Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2017
    7
    No me gusta... es el pCars 1 con mas cosas y los mismos errores.

    Pros: -Un poco mejor optimizado -Te deja elegir múltiples clases con las
    No me gusta... es el pCars 1 con mas cosas y los mismos errores.

    Pros:
    -Un poco mejor optimizado
    -Te deja elegir múltiples clases con las que queres correr al estilo wec.
    -Mas pistas y autos
    -Menúes mas pulidos y mejor interfaces

    Contras
    -La IA es igual o mas mala que el anterior juego... traza horrible y toma las curvas a velocidades absurdas, ya sea o muy lento o muy rápido
    -Bugs y errores gráficos
    -En algunos circuitos al reiniciar la carrera por X roza el juego automáticamente se capa a 5fps
    -Misma jugabilidad con sus mismos errores
    -mismas físicas
    -Las skins de distintos usuarios siguen sin poder verse en el online

    No me gusto, me decepciono bastante, en especial el FFB que sacaron un mod para que sea mas realista y ni así se siente bien.
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  6. Dec 10, 2017
    4
    Well, I had fun playing project cars 2. But the AI is behaving like a stone. The handling out of the box is awefull as well. And the RaceWell, I had fun playing project cars 2. But the AI is behaving like a stone. The handling out of the box is awefull as well. And the Race Director is pissing me of when i am "slipstreaming"the ai in front of me. So i have to take an other line just because the race director is broken. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2017
    0
    Terrible game, terrible bugs. Copy paste from 1 with more cars and tracks, and more bugs. Don't support these crapshoot. The same fanatics wmdTerrible game, terrible bugs. Copy paste from 1 with more cars and tracks, and more bugs. Don't support these crapshoot. The same fanatics wmd members with the same idiot as their chief, made the cash crab no2. Don't even prate it. It is worthless. Expand

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