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  • Summary: Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, orCreate a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    Fantastically versatile Project CARS entertains both champions and festive drivers. It excites them with helpfulness, technology and dynamism, so only details could be reproached. [Issue#253]
  2. May 7, 2015
    90
    The result of many years of work meets expectations and ranks among the best representatives of the genre.
  3. May 9, 2015
    88
    Project CARS is going to give some of the bigger racing games a run for their money. There is depth, detail and fun to be had with this game. It certainly was worth the wait.
  4. May 6, 2015
    85
    A great racing simulator with a huge amount of cars, tracks, and options to customize. While newcomers might not appreciate the heavy-handed driving aids or get overwhelmed by the staggering number of things to experience, it's worth the commitment.
  5. May 20, 2015
    80
    To enjoy that game, you have to forgive incomplete or poorly implemented features, and make your peace with the evil AI. They’re small problems, in the scheme of things, and they don’t spoil a great drive. But they’re just enough to deny Project CARS what could have been a clean pole position.
  6. 80
    Simply put, this is one of the better racing games out there.
  7. May 6, 2015
    60
    Only those who are really into realistic driving simulators may flock towards Project Cars, although they might get bored easily considering there really aren’t any unique game modes either. It carries a sense of realism in spades, but there isn't much under the hood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 101
  2. Negative: 27 out of 101
  1. Jul 2, 2015
    10
    Don't believe the children complaining about this game. I have played almost every driving sim out there and I love this game. There isDon't believe the children complaining about this game. I have played almost every driving sim out there and I love this game. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the handling (and I'm using a cheap controller), in fact it feels and drives damn realistic when without the crappy hidden assists as in other games! I also love the fact that you can adjust your seats height, angle etc. to suite your own needs. The views and damage models are a major plus for me and looks incredible. (when compared to the crappy viewpoints and damage models of sims like Gran Turismo 6) The graphics are amazing and I prefer this any day over Forza and GT. Expand
  2. May 14, 2015
    10
    Project CARS is the best racing game for PC. Not such great simulation as Asseto Corsa but more playable. And the graphic is amazing. OnlyProject CARS is the best racing game for PC. Not such great simulation as Asseto Corsa but more playable. And the graphic is amazing. Only driveclub for now have better picture.
    Need more cars and tracks )
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  3. May 7, 2015
    10
    The Long awaited SIM-Racing Title for me...

    Graphics are phenomenal, and you really forgot that your sitting at home in your chair! It
    The Long awaited SIM-Racing Title for me...

    Graphics are phenomenal, and you really forgot that your sitting at home in your chair!

    It gives nothing better than battling for your Position in a whole Race.

    You have to drive carefully, because every failure can lead to Damage or loosing your Position.
    Fully working Pit-Stops, Pit-Stop Strategy etc. etc.

    But that's not all! The Game will be supported from SMS until the next 2 Years!

    So for all Racing-Enthusiats a definitly MUST Buy.

    *Yes, there maybe some BUGS BUT it's the most polished Game since a Long Time for me!
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  4. May 8, 2015
    8
    There is a lot to love in project cars. The physics are good, its easy to get a feeling for the car. The game looks great. I also like thatThere is a lot to love in project cars. The physics are good, its easy to get a feeling for the car. The game looks great. I also like that the game is easy to setup, but almost anything can be adjusted if you wish to do so. I also love that I can work my way up from kart's to LMP. Project cars feels like a complete package whereas other sims seem a little down in content.

    What I don't like is firstly there aren't a lot of cars. The cars that are there are great, but I'm missing a lot of cars Toyota's Ferrari's corvettes. And I have a problem with the AI under normal conditions I have an easy time getting past the AI but when it starts to rain the AI doesn't slow down where I do. The AI isn't using the same physics as you have which is distracting you can't always take the same line through a corner. These are some minor gripes to an otherwise great game that I'm going to play for years
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  5. Jun 24, 2015
    6
    Right now, wheel support is terrible. I can't comment on how well the game plays with a pad, I have a wheel and it should play properly with aRight now, wheel support is terrible. I can't comment on how well the game plays with a pad, I have a wheel and it should play properly with a wheel. It's a racing simulator right!

    No matter how many tweaks I've applied from various sources it's not possible to get it right. You feel disconnected from the road surface, FFB is inconsistent. You hit a car and nothing, you go over a kerb and it's like an earthquake. Their is no discernible corning feedback, the game physics feel incomplete and it spoils the game. But besides this, vehicles seem ever so slightly disembodied from the road surface. Sort of hard to describe and you do get used to it, very noticeable when you play other racing sims and compare.

    I'm loathed to give this game a bad review as it has so much going for it in all other aspects, but it's massively flawed as a simulation. Cars do behave differently as you should expect, but driving just doesn't feel authentic and I don't even mean it's arcade-like, you just need to see for yourself and you'll understand.

    If you have a chance to try Assetto Corsa and compare the same car and track then it becomes very clear. Assetto Corsa have nailed the physics, but Project Cars crucially has not. I'm using Assetto Corsa as a comparison, but even driving sims from years back are superior to Project Cars in this respect.

    The professional reviews are all skewed as they all rushed their editorial to hit the day of release, fell for the shiny graphics and failed to really get a feel for the game. If SimBin manage to fix these flaws then it will be the awesome game it's meant to be. Until then be warned, below the beauty lies some major gameplay flaws.
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  6. May 7, 2015
    4
    No way to change wheel settings while in a race so when you change from Karts to any other type you will have to restart the current sessionNo way to change wheel settings while in a race so when you change from Karts to any other type you will have to restart the current session in order to test your wheel settings.

    It is a beautiful game with little variation and depth, the career has no monetary system and got old fast so this rating is based on the online experience.
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  7. Nov 23, 2017
    0
    Unfinished game full of bugs, for now unplayable! Instead of fixing it, they get out of dlc that looks like a gossip! I'm really disappointedUnfinished game full of bugs, for now unplayable! Instead of fixing it, they get out of dlc that looks like a gossip! I'm really disappointed with this behavior. Expand

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