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  • Summary: Project CARS 3 is the third instalment in the best-seller racing franchise that brings all the intense thrills, emotions and fun from the vibrant world of motor racing to vivid life as players undertake a whole new exciting career journey that sees them rise from weekend warrior to racingProject CARS 3 is the third instalment in the best-seller racing franchise that brings all the intense thrills, emotions and fun from the vibrant world of motor racing to vivid life as players undertake a whole new exciting career journey that sees them rise from weekend warrior to racing legend.

    Also new to the franchise is a deeply engaging metagame that challenges players to race hard and earn in-game Credits with which to buy and own hundreds of cars from the world's most elite brands and race them all on dynamic and spectacular circuits around the globe featuring stunning all-weather, all-seasons conditions.

    Race-won Credits and XP will also entice players to buy authentic performance upgrades and customisation options for their stable of exclusive cars, including wheels, tyres, body kits, rims, as well as personalisation options to create their own racing hero personas.

    With a completely redesigned and unrivalled controller experience, an even more accurate and fun handling model, adjustable skill settings for every level of driver and every element of weather-affected races, Project CARS 3 is the biggest, most exciting and authentic evolution to the definitive racing franchise.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    90
    With its bold new direction, superbly overhauled handling and some of the best, wheel-to-wheel racing out there, Project CARS 3 is a gamble that has resulted in one of the year’s best racers.
  2. Aug 24, 2020
    81
    Project CARS 3 says goodbye to the ambition of being a full sim and drives fast to a safe simcade haven, made of an old-style career mode, car porn and linear progression. It works, it's a fun solid experience and in multiplayer even shines, but somehow the new identity struggles a little bit to find a proper balance.
  3. 80
    Project Cars 3 is bustling with things to do. It’s as accessible as the series has ever been, and while marred by some inconsistencies in its presentation, is for the most part a joy to play.
  4. Aug 24, 2020
    70
    Project Cars 3 is a great way to get into sim racing for newcomers thanks to its overtly gamey career mode, but the move into proper ‘simcade’ territory feels odd and unfulfilling.
  5. Sep 8, 2020
    67
    As the existing fans look on with shock, Project Cars 3 decides to make a franchise U-turn. It doesn't cause any huge accidents and merges into the new lane with decent grace, but it's already trailing the pack of other arcade racing games, leaving many to wonder if it was worth doing.
  6. Sep 5, 2020
    60
    Project Cars 3 has an identity crisis, with it’s lacklustre AI and many failings and dropping of many simulation aspects that made the core of the franchise developed by the community. It is a ruthless and utter disappointment to any who backed it. At the same time, it can’t be described as an utterly bad game, because underneath of all of its flaws, some true fun can be found.
  7. Aug 24, 2020
    35
    If you’re a racing fan, be it arcade or simulation, I recommend you avoid this game – it’s a thoroughly unenjoyable experience from a once great series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 36
  2. Negative: 23 out of 36
  1. Aug 31, 2020
    10
    Awesome game. It's just not a successor to Project Cars 2. Had a lot of fun with it. It's a very fun simcade game. The only thing wrong withAwesome game. It's just not a successor to Project Cars 2. Had a lot of fun with it. It's a very fun simcade game. The only thing wrong with it is it's name and marketing behind it. But as a game is quite fun, it's just not a sim. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2020
    8
    Nice game , entertaining , but if you haven´t owned the first other releases.

    I ´d read why such the criticism of the game and the
    Nice game , entertaining , but if you haven´t owned the first other releases.

    I ´d read why such the criticism of the game and the negative rant. I never tried the othere releases so I find this game much fun. It´s a mix of arcade and simulation More arcade than sim. At first the game feels easy but later becomes more challenging. I don´t see any issues besides the same bland victory pose and it looks like there´s a certain ammount of grinding. So if you are lucky enough to haven´t played the other two and like racing, go for it. I suspect that people who own previous releases don´t like it because it turned into a more arcade direction. And so I heard, they removed most sims features. But is also stated that the other two great games were broken in one way or another or so they said. So is the same stupid people who felt burnt fo a third time. lol. And it´s very important to mention that I game on xbox controller. Keyboards are for cheap losers. So I cannot say exactly if this is hurting these cheaps rats anyway and they felt previous releases more friendly. I also heard that it isn´t so good for racing wheels. I cannot said that this is true at all or partially. I only can say that I don´t have that racing wheels and pedals and that bunch of crap. There´s not all that much of racing games today to consider them on buying that stuff. In conclusion is a good game but if you are new into the series. The main proof to said that previous series were unsuccesful is that previous designers were fired practically, and the news devs go for a more arcade experience just to fix the mess.
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  3. Sep 9, 2020
    7
    I'm not a sim gamer especially since I'm gamepad and don't have the time or patience for faux sim on a pc nor the money/interest in getting aI'm not a sim gamer especially since I'm gamepad and don't have the time or patience for faux sim on a pc nor the money/interest in getting a full wheel/peddles etc setup to make it closer to sim. Better off going to REAL WORLD racing school and/or local club racing imo. I skipped PC2 after the messy game that PC1 was but may give it a try. I play this at mostly medium 1080p so it's not the prettiest but fine for my needs. I get a vsync 60.
    -I can see what people are talking about, it doesn't seem to carry on the traditional Project Cars franchise of in depth sim but I certainly think it's not nfs level of arcade. As long as people go into it with those in mind it's not too bad.
    -Not a big fan of the menu system which is a pain to navigate. You can't even tweak the settings until a race or two and they're not that easy to find either.
    -Setting up custom offline single player races is supposed to give you access to ALL cars etc but that's not been my experience, I only had access to the first crappy car I could buy. Dumb. It's going to take way too long to be able to unlock all the cars for my patience level, too many other games going that are funner for me.
    -I usually keep one simcade type of track racer on my system so this is it for now. I also have one type of nfs game and the two rally games, wrc and dirt rally which I prefer to track racing games no AI cheating by bumping and no AI non-penalties to deal with in rally games.
    -I'm guessing that PC2 would be the better option in this franchise if you want the full range of possibilities. With the settings in PC2 you can most likely set it to arcade or simcade levels if you want it so why not just go for that? It's most likely cheaper as well and all patched out, but I didn't have any crashes etc with this one. You can get the "demos" online for all the PCars games.
    -I'm also guessing that the online racing would be actually more populated in this one then the older games so that's a plus if you want that and want to stay in the pcars franchise.
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  4. Sep 10, 2020
    2
    Altro nome no eh? R.I.P. Project cars!!!!
    Rimborso e disinstallato immediatamente! Non lo voglio nemmeno se lo regalate!
    Che delusione
    Altro nome no eh? R.I.P. Project cars!!!!
    Rimborso e disinstallato immediatamente! Non lo voglio nemmeno se lo regalate!
    Che delusione Slightly Mad Studios,
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  5. Sep 6, 2020
    2
    Project Cars 2 fans STAY AWAY! This is not the game you are looking for. I don't know what the developers were thinking... Low graphics on theProject Cars 2 fans STAY AWAY! This is not the game you are looking for. I don't know what the developers were thinking... Low graphics on the highest settings, super easy, VR gives motion sickness, and AI is dumb! Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2020
    0
    Project Cars 3 is a huge letdown.

    The game's structure is nothing new or inspiring: you start with enough money to purchase a lowly road
    Project Cars 3 is a huge letdown.

    The game's structure is nothing new or inspiring: you start with enough money to purchase a lowly road car, you work your way through some tiered racing series, you earn money and XP points, you purchase new cars, unlock new series and tiers... Rinse and repeat til you reach the pinnacle of in-game motorsport. Or til you get bored, which is the most likely scenario within a few days of playing.

    Unfortunately driving PC3 is not fun. For starters, the TEDIOUS "start around the back of the grid" cliché, which conflicts with some of the arbitrary "goals" the games gives you to get extra money/XP. So winning isn't enough, you must do so by also fulfilling some random criteria that can make your races extra boring or frustrating. You won by 20 seconds? Sorry, didn't pass 10 cars in 1 minute or didn't draft a car for 30 secs. No bonus for you.

    Car upgrades are limited to your car class (so you can't turn a Honda Civic into a monster and annihilate your opponents) but the effect on the car performances are minimal. Driving around is unrewarding and dull. On dry tracks, the car feels sluggish and heavy, on wet tracks it's like handling a fish wearing soapy gloves.
    AI is all over the place, rubber-banding a lot and beingeither useless or unbeatable.

    The car selection is decent, but nothing spectacular, and so are the tracks, with an abundance of narrow "club racing" tracks that make those "win from the back" races feel like trying to drive around a big city at rush hour. Or like a being on a bumper-car as collisions are inevitable.

    Regardless of all that, the PC3 is simply inconsistent and not really engaging. A missed opportunity.
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  7. Aug 30, 2020
    0
    I dont know how the critics like this. This game is a joke. The problem is not the arcade style. The problem is all the lies what sms said andI dont know how the critics like this. This game is a joke. The problem is not the arcade style. The problem is all the lies what sms said and the trash product. Expand

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