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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: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  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. Aug 27, 2020
    80
    Project Cars 3 is going to annoy some people and I completely understand why. This is a huge deviation from the series that people are aware of, it honestly is like the series has lost its identity. However, this doesn't mean it's a bad game. An undeniably less sim-like experience, this is infinitely more accessible than earlier Project Cars titles and it doesn't completely drop the elements that made the series great, featuring a massive number of cars and tracks with a huge amount of customisation and detail throughout. It isn't without flaws, such as the first third of the campaign, but the pros far outweigh the cons and this is, simply, a very fun game.
  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. Aug 27, 2020
    65
    Slightly Mad has changed a lot of things with Project Cars, and it's not going to appeal to gamers looking for outright simulation.
  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: 9 out of 43
  2. Negative: 27 out of 43
  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. Dec 26, 2020
    3
    I just had to create an account so I could review this piece of.....

    Graphics: PC2 didn't really have that great graphics, but this is odly
    I just had to create an account so I could review this piece of.....

    Graphics: PC2 didn't really have that great graphics, but this is odly enought worse... Maybe a lighting issue?

    Gameplay: Removed a bunch of things that made PC a sim. Now it's pretty much on the same level as NFS Shift or the Grid-series (that's not a good thing for sim-racers).

    Sound: Okay, not great. A little worse and mutet on some cars.

    Overall: If you want a sim - STAY AWAY FROM THIS!
    If you want an arcade racer - Get Forza or NFS...
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  5. Sep 13, 2020
    2
    Creo que ponerle mas que esto seria un regalo, es horrible con todas las letras, no lo recomiendo para nada, antes que este si esperan pocoCreo que ponerle mas que esto seria un regalo, es horrible con todas las letras, no lo recomiendo para nada, antes que este si esperan poco realismo vayan por el Forza Horizon 4, es un millon de veces mejor, y si esperan aunque sea un poco de realismo, ni piensen en este juego, pasen de largo, es una porquería Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2020
    0
    all right, i literally had to play the game for 10 minutes to see that it's a **** here amma just say one problem that i found, a big problemall right, i literally had to play the game for 10 minutes to see that it's a **** here amma just say one problem that i found, a big problem if you ask me, i changed the controls from the mouse controls to keyboard controls in the settings, found that it wasn't completely right, so i wanted to switch JUST the steering to mouse, and whoa would you look at that? it won't let you use your mouse, and better yet! you can't even use the mouse buttons!. great job coding this game, it looks like i made it. the old ones were better in every way, i still don't get why they choose to use the arrow keys tho, what am i a 6 foot tall baby? and by the way, that's just one of them, i can't list off all of them here. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2020
    0
    shame on Slightly Mad Studios this game is a spank on all fans face, and kick starter supporters, the game is garbage now with the worstshame on Slightly Mad Studios this game is a spank on all fans face, and kick starter supporters, the game is garbage now with the worst company in simracing CODEMASTERS for me now is worst than EA because of the ton of bad games they have done since grid 2 no cokpit lazy developers that brand is out of a good gaming sims and now they have destroyed a really good game. Expand

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