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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: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 6, 2015
    93
    With Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios brings us the first great racing simulator for the next generation. Its huge offer of content and its passion for cars take it to the top of the podium.
  2. May 8, 2015
    90
    Project CARS strips back racing to what it should be: just the car, the track and you.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    90
    Forget “The Real Driving Simulator”, Project CARS is racing simulation at its finest. [July 2015, p71]
  4. 80
    Project CARS is a great example of a game that is designed to get players to be better at what they love to do, without having to integrate designs that can hurts the game’s potential for its hardcore audience.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 30, 2015
    80
    Bugs aside, a tremendous and uncompromising simulation of a kind we may not have seen previously on consoles. [July 2015, p.89]
  6. May 26, 2015
    80
    For the most realistic driving simulation available though, Project CARS is all you’ll need.
  7. Jun 10, 2015
    60
    Slightly Mad Studios alters the racing-car formula smartly in several areas, but the good ideas are often half-baked or hidden behind a load of cruft.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 85
  2. Negative: 20 out of 85
  1. May 12, 2015
    10
    Игра оправдала ожидания в общем. Физика на высшем уровне и на много превосходит GT6. Графика для консоли сойдёт, но не будет забывать что этоИгра оправдала ожидания в общем. Физика на высшем уровне и на много превосходит GT6. Графика для консоли сойдёт, но не будет забывать что это симулятор. От шифта(nfs shift) в игре ничего нет, не слушайте не доброжелателей. К минусам можно отнести разве что количество машин и не совсем удобное управление на джойстике, но и игра сделана под руль. В общем как и сказала в начале, игра мне понравилась, если вы скучаете по онлайн покатушкам GT5 и GT6, то игру стоит брать не думая ;) Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2015
    9
    Simply Outstanding racing Sim and leaves the rest for dead as far as the PS4 goes.
    Stunning graphics, great physics, the cars sound perfect
    Simply Outstanding racing Sim and leaves the rest for dead as far as the PS4 goes.
    Stunning graphics, great physics, the cars sound perfect and theres a huge amount of settings for the cars.
    The weather systems great, at 70 odd cars its a bit light in the line up but theres plenty of quality.
    Best racing game on PS4 and daylight second, just pull the trigger if your on the fence, you'll thank me later ;)
    cheers
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  3. May 12, 2015
    9
    The hardcore motorsport fans who just have consoles have been left frustrated over the generations with the lack of realistic drivingThe hardcore motorsport fans who just have consoles have been left frustrated over the generations with the lack of realistic driving simulation games. Project CARS is a game which requires a lot of effort to master, particularly for those new to the genre. It is designed for steering wheel users and also controller users, which is very difficult to achieve.

    The career mode is simple. You can select various paths to climb the motorsport ladder. There are also time trials and practice modes available, not to mention weekly online events for prizes.
    The multiplayer is well structured. 16-players can compete together in various settings such as different weather, qualifying & private races.

    Due to the game being community funded, it is clear some car manufacturers were hesitant on allowing their cars to be manipulated into the game, but DLC is on the way to expand on each series. The track list is fantastic, featuring many classic circuits around the globe which are missed on other games. Furthermore, in case some of the audience were wondering, Project CARS is very different to the Need for Speed Shift series, which was an arcade racer. Some motorsport fanatics may be frustrated with the lack of compatible wheels on the Playstation 4, but pairing a recommended wheel with Project CARS is jaw-dropping.

    Project CARS is possibly the best racing game on consoles ever. Despite a few glitches in the physics on release, the physics and handling model is almost as good as those found in racing sims like Assetto Corsa. Fans of the TOCA series should really enjoy this. Slightly Mad Studios has a bright future with this series. A community based game, featuring what the fans really want, can provide huge success. This is the case here. A must-buy for hardcore racing fans.
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  4. Ozy
    May 26, 2015
    8
    If you don't want to wait for the year 2388 for the next gran turismo installment, then this is the game to buy right now! I cant spot anyIf you don't want to wait for the year 2388 for the next gran turismo installment, then this is the game to buy right now! I cant spot any difference between project cars and gran turismo's driving physics and what ever other technical crap people are bringing up. However, i am confused about how exactly racing online excels you in the game. There seems to be no XP or cash won only a win lose ratio of some sought. However i have to say, that when i wanted to race GT6 online - it probably took 30 - 90 minutes before i actually raced. That was due to long loading times a disgusting menu system and having to repair cars all the time. Project Cars reminds me of call of duty, start the game and within minutes you'll be online. So its quick and easy to start a race. I highly recommend to those who love gran turismo. Lost point for a confusing career mode and no real incentive to win online races. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2017
    6
    It is good. Play it with a wheel (for example the 'Thrustmaster T300RS') and you will feel how good it is. After Two years having it playedIt is good. Play it with a wheel (for example the 'Thrustmaster T300RS') and you will feel how good it is. After Two years having it played only with controller input I bought this wheel and a 'Wheelstand Pro V2', and it is night and day. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2017
    5
    There is one thing you will definetly not find within this game: fun.

    The tracks look and are boring, the cars and graphics are ok. I
    There is one thing you will definetly not find within this game: fun.

    The tracks look and are boring, the cars and graphics are ok.

    I knew beforehand that this a hardcore simulation but the car controls are just torture. Imagine turning off every ABS, traction control etc in another racing game so that the cars are difficult to control. Now Imagine you still can't control them often enough with all helping system on. Welcome to Project cars.

    Having no progression in career mode is just wrong and no fun at all.

    I tried playing online and I found not a single race where guys drove automatic. And way too many **** kart races.
    Why is there no option or any people willing to go for a quick ride? Hell you can do that in every racing game... no you wait for eternity to just get wrecked in a manual race with **** cars (karts)

    I know those complaints can be summed down to I can play that game but I never had a problem with any racing games ever... so think there is something wrong here.

    I can not recommend this to anyone except you own a steering wheel and had fun playing Dark Souls with a drum from guitar hero or something like that.

    I seldom buy games and regret it but this one I did for sure.
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  7. Jun 1, 2017
    0
    There are way too many bugs for the game to be deserving of a 1. Some are more game-breaking than others, such as when two cars get stuckThere are way too many bugs for the game to be deserving of a 1. Some are more game-breaking than others, such as when two cars get stuck together when they barely touch, but ultimately all are incredibly annoying and make the game unenjoyable. Expand

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