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Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. Nov 9, 2016
    72
    Assetto Corsa is for both serious and novice racers but don't expect a triple A racer!
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 28, 2016
    70
    Given time and future updates, the gap between this and the top-tiers could be shortened considerably. Give this a budget buy today, and mark the name for future greatness. [November 2016, p69]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 26, 2016
    70
    With a wheel and pedals, Assetto Corsa offers the finest, smoothest simulation of real driving yet. But as an actual racing game, it's rather sedate, feature-light and often unfairly difficult. [Oct 2016, p.84]
  4. 70
    Gritty and realistic, Assetto Corsa is for serious racing fans. It lacks finesse, but it's one of the best racers on the market.
  5. Aug 25, 2016
    70
    It can’t compete with Forza, Gran Turismo or Project Cars when it comes to looks, cars or tracks. The career mode is tedious and often frustrating, and the presentation makes it feel even nerdier and less accessible than it is. Yet the core driving experience remains magnificent, with some of the best handling and most immersive racing around. This isn’t a racer for everyone – it’s tough, demanding and a bit too hardcore – but if you want a sim with thrills and authenticity, it’s well worth taking for a spin.
  6. Aug 25, 2016
    70
    This isn't a casual gamer's sim-style racer, but if you're looking for a more authentic driving sim Assetto Corsa might just win your heart.
  7. Games Master UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    69
    The best-feeling racing sim out there, but physics aside, it's lacking in most areas compared to its rivals. [Oct 2006, p.68]
  8. Sep 12, 2016
    68
    Assetto Corsa does a lot right, and a lot wrong. It does; however, get the gameplay right which is far and away the most important aspect in racers, even if it fails to deliver a compelling career mode. In its Special Events mode the game shows off its best side while the career mode is average at best. Not to mention the antiquated look cannot be ignored. That being said, Assetto Corsa has a unique tone and feel that differentiates it enough from the competition.
  9. Oct 12, 2016
    60
    Mostly a game aimed at the most hardcore players of the racing simulation genre, Corsa won't find too many fans in the crowd. The console version also leaves the impression of an incomplete game that we just can't recommend.
  10. Oct 12, 2016
    60
    Assetto Corsa does not have a lot of tracks nor cars, does not have a good campaign and the multiplayer mode is average. But, it also offers very impressive physics for a console race game.
  11. Aug 31, 2016
    60
    Despite its amazing driving simulation, Assetto Corsa just doesn’t get the racing right. Out on track alone it feels amazing; there’s no denying the remarkable realism Kunos Simulazioni has captured here. Unfortunately the team just hasn’t been able to wrap a comprehensive or competitive racing experience around it this time.
  12. Aug 31, 2016
    60
    While the car handling and actual driving is excellent, Kunos Simulazioni don’t successfully turn this into an enjoyable game, stuffing it with single player events and a career that are both frustrating rather than fun. At its best, Assetto Corsa is quite simply a sublime driving sim. I just wish I could say that without caveats.
  13. Aug 30, 2016
    55
    Assetto Corsa may try to parade around on console as a video game, but it’s not fooling anyone. It’s a simulator made for those that want the most realistic driving experience possible. Even then, it’s fairly rough around the edges and is only in any way recommended to diehard racing fans who are willing to drop money on a decent wheel and pedal setup.
  14. Aug 25, 2016
    50
    A valiant effort, but far better sims exist.
  15. Aug 25, 2016
    50
    Ultimately, this is a disappointment that lacks the heart required to truly celebrate the cars it has so lovingly recreated.
  16. 50
    Assetto Corsa may succeed as a simulation, but it fails as a game. Clearly a ton of work has gone into making sure the cars handle correctly and that the tracks are as realistic as possible, which just makes the end result even more heartrending. It has a terrible user interface, isn’t fun to play and doesn’t feature any of the helpful tools that make Forza such an appealing game.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 108
  2. Negative: 40 out of 108
  1. Aug 30, 2016
    3
    Things i like about AC:

    -Best driving physics in the business, most intense and realistic feeling inside the cars -Superb Sound (Engine
    Things i like about AC:

    -Best driving physics in the business, most intense and realistic feeling inside the cars
    -Superb Sound (Engine and environment)
    -Nice made Cars and Tracks
    -Drifting is hell of a fun

    Things i dont like:

    -Screen Tearing all over the place, even in Replays its really bad, so you cant enjoy watching your cars driving. Its ugly. The game looks very unfinished because of this fact

    -It unplayable with a Gamepad. I even say the worst racing game with gamepad out there. The argument that you HAVE to play it with a wheel is true but if the developers release the game for consoles they have to make sure the game is playable with a Pad. Because not everyone has a 400 Dollar Wheel at home.

    -No Adjustments for the Wheel. Only Force Feedback is adjustable

    -Not many Cars. Like in Gran turismo there are about 3-5 different versions of one Car. Who needs so many BMW´s and Lotuses. Are the developers BMW Fanatics ?

    -Not many Tracks and all of them are in Europe. No Tracks in North america, Japan. No Laguna Seca, Bathurst, Willow Springs or Suzuki Circuit ? But the Boring Monza is in the game. WOW

    -Field of View is only adjustable in the Main Menu. Every car is different. Its important for me personally to Change my position in the Cockpit.

    -The AI is way too strong. They are fast....thats cool. I see it as a motivation. But they also are ruthless and unfair. They push you out of their way, so you can continue your race on the green. They dont give a F....
    Even on the easiest mode its difficult to become 1st or 2nd. BTW im not a noob in this Genre. I play Project Cars, RFactor, GT, Forza since this games exist.

    -The Presentation of the game. The Cars, Tracks, the Career Mode is literally Zero. There is no Presentation.
    You cross the finish line and 2 Seconds later you appear in the pit. That is only a good example of the presentation of the whole game. Everything is boring and dull.

    -The game is unplayable in the third person view. The movement of the car is weird and unrealistic. See it on youtube videos if you want

    You cant compare this game to Forza, GT or Project Cars. It may have the best Driving physics in the game but as a whole package its very far behind his competitors. Graphically its not really spectacular and the performance is bad.
    On the PC this game is good, no question. But on Console it is unfinished, like a Alpha or Beta version. For a Price of 46 Dollars i would everyone recommend buying Project Cars GOTY, Forza 6 or wait for GT Sport. Dont waste your money guys. By all the Love to Cars and racing. But in this condition the game is not an option. They have to put more work to the game and patch it.
    Im thankful i only borrowed the game from a friend.

    I hope i could help.

    Greets from Germany
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  2. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    If what you are looking for is the best, most accurate driving representation of driving a car, this is the best game out there on consoles.If what you are looking for is the best, most accurate driving representation of driving a car, this is the best game out there on consoles. Physics and FFB feel amazing, every single car feels different. Graphics are good although there isn't as much 'decoration' as most simcade racing games tend to offer it's just you, the track and your opponents. Sounds are excellent too. Buy this if you own a racing wheel you won't regret it. Stay clear if you are looking for a lighthearted racing game as this is just about the driving/ racing in a realistic way and the AI won't make it easy for you. Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2016
    2
    Played mostly with G29 and Patch 1.01

    Don't buy this game! It's a scam! Full of serious (crash) and annoying bug, extremely weak or bad
    Played mostly with G29 and Patch 1.01

    Don't buy this game! It's a scam!

    Full of serious (crash) and annoying bug, extremely weak or bad design choices in both game and UI (the game doesn't explain the meaning of an option or the choices available for it and what happens if you choose a value or another one), insufficient features, trophies which pop-up without satisfy the required condition, stupid AI (in comparison Driveclub AI was devastated but this is worse) scam advertising (where are the cars showed in every youtube preview video released in august just before the release?), bug, bug, and bug again.

    The career mode is NOT fun. Repetitive and lacks of progression. It's too difficult and it penalizes the player when he tries to achieve a better results even if the most difficult goal is yet achieved. Bug are frequently and annoying.

    Graphics (overall) is quite good and better than my expectations. Cockpit view as FOV regulation
    Very good sounds effects/engine.
    Replay is acceptable but with tearing.

    Wheel is strongly recommended. PAD is acceptable with most of the cars.

    Conceptually this is a bad game from the 90' (In 2016 I cannot see the entire replay of my single lap race on the Nurburgring and it started from the middle race. Are you kidding me???) with a very good and fun simulation.
    The developers don't have the required game design, technical knowledge and experience to develop a PC simulator into a full game and then port it to the console.
    Console market is extremely different and they haven't understood this foundation.

    The only thing that works is the accurate simulation. But it is not enough to justify all the previous lacks and sell it as a fully functional game (and almost at full price).
    Quality (not quantity) is light years far away from other titles (Forza/GT/Project Cars/Dirt Rally/Driveclub) which are the actual reference in the market.

    last but not least I wonder to know how it had passed the sony and MS certifications before the release. This is something not good for the market health.

    PS:
    -99% of press/website/youtube reviews are false. Don't thrust them. Prove is the big difference between press and users scores.
    -sorry for bad English
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