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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: 29 out of 46
  2. Negative: 11 out of 46
  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. Aug 14, 2018
    10
    Hey Racers. I am simulator fun and I play on G29 with H-shifter always all assists off.

    AI and difficulty level: It needs to be improoved,
    Hey Racers. I am simulator fun and I play on G29 with H-shifter always all assists off.

    AI and difficulty level:
    It needs to be improoved, The difficulty level on every track is different, on one AI cars drive much to fast on the other, with same AI setup, too slow. But do not wory you can simply workaround it, by checking in "community tab -> time trials" the fastest laps on track and car made by players then you can simply adjust AI level to allow AI drive for example 0,5 sec slower than world time record made with same car and track by players. Problem solved

    Graphic and otimalization: Game runs on max all ultra on I5 4690K, GTX 960 2GB without any problems. Graphic looks very nice, especialy when racing during sunset. In career mode developpoers has not forggoten about climat, for example on british turning cars mornings during training is foggy, later in midday it can be sunny wather, cloudy or it can be raining whole day.

    Physics and car handling:
    As I said I decided to start from the bottom and skip sticky to the road GT 2/3 clases or F.
    I was driving Ginnetta junior, clio, Mercedes GR A E190 92, and some of cars just to try on custom races. I can say that when all assists are off (ALL EVEN ABS, abs must be off because cars have factory ABS what u can setup in car setups) driving the car is challenging, they are unstable and very offten difficult to drive fast. I can say that in many models it can be comparable to asseto corsa, of course it is not perfect like there but after asseto I think, that we can set PC2 just after asseto on the list of the most real/challenging physics model games now avaible on the market.
    You have to find adventages and disadventages of your car and then use them properly on races

    Fun: The game gives you a lot of fun, when you adjust AI level to every track, races are full of fight for every 1/1000sec, waiting for AI mistake, defending and nervs where one mistake = no points after race ^^

    Multiplayer: Unfortunately you will not find good drivers there, thare are some but mostly you are racing vs sunday drivers who started to game and never tried to career mode to learn the game, make car setup etc.
    When I host the game, I forcing driver eye cam, assists off and adjusting AI to to drive max 0,5 sec slower than world record made by player on this track and same car. Then some kids join, and they are asking WTF is this, why the car is so unstable, what happend with the brakes etc etc etc jsut because they are palying with assists on what allows computer to correct controller inputs and help you to keep car on the road.
    We have some licenses and when you will get higher rank than all kids, then racing is much more ambitious and without supprises like intentional hit into you back on first corner.
    Unfortunately players prefer racing with GT clases, where car are sticked to the road and in comparation to for example GR A much easier to drive (sticked to the road, no H shifter, sekwentional gear box, auto clouth etc et. Situation similar to asseto corsa where 90% of server runs on GT.

    RESUME: taking under consideration the car handling, physics, graphic and fun, this game is absolutly MUST HAVE for any racing and motosport funs. Game is not easy to win the race on good AI level you have to make some houndreds laps to setup your car and learn the track.
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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. Jul 6, 2018
    5
    The Windows Vista of racing games. Nice graphics at least. Much better racers out there. Buy this for your great uncle Jeff who doesn't haveThe Windows Vista of racing games. Nice graphics at least. Much better racers out there. Buy this for your great uncle Jeff who doesn't have any concept of driving anyway ;) Expand
  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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