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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: 26 out of 41
  2. Negative: 10 out of 41
  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. Oct 10, 2017
    10
    The game gets a MASSIVE 10 for me just because of the VR compatibility. I have an HTC Vive and I've been waiting for a game that just sucks meThe game gets a MASSIVE 10 for me just because of the VR compatibility. I have an HTC Vive and I've been waiting for a game that just sucks me in... and this game does it. So much fun and INTENSE! The fact that I can look around corners and see depth of field is amazing! I dont think I could play another racing game without VR.

    I haven't played much but it looks like the roster is huge! Looking forward to playing more!
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. May 25, 2018
    5
    Pretty good game, racing sim but with a more playful feel than for example Assetto Corsa. Lots of different stuff to do like rally cross,Pretty good game, racing sim but with a more playful feel than for example Assetto Corsa. Lots of different stuff to do like rally cross, circuits and some long scenic (wish there were more tho) and many different style of cars. I got a TMX pro wheel, works great.

    Big minus: Clutch is completely unnecessary!!
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  7. Feb 7, 2018
    0
    Dont ever buy this game!! a total waste of money! They couldnt even be bothered to setup the controller ingame so that you can at least raceDont ever buy this game!! a total waste of money! They couldnt even be bothered to setup the controller ingame so that you can at least race from the get go. instead you have to search the net to find a way to make the controller work, otherwise the cars are undrivable!!

    I absolutely never will support these devs again as they clearly care more about their prestige than the player base. The game is unfinished, has a stupid bouncy camera bug when cars of objects get to close behind you. If you are on PlayStation, deffo go Grant Turismo Sport instead, MUCH better !!! They capture the beauty of racing in a fun and realistic way. Otherwise Forza Motorsport. But deffo Never EVER spend money on this piece of time wasting and frustration generating bull ****
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