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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 90
  2. Negative: 23 out of 90
  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. May 28, 2015
    9
    I think that Project Cars is a very good game with a really good graphic and it's sometimes very realistic,but there aren't many cars and it'sI think that Project Cars is a very good game with a really good graphic and it's sometimes very realistic,but there aren't many cars and it's sometimes really hard. 9 out of 10 Expand
  3. May 12, 2015
    9
    On first playing this game I found it very difficult to adapt. Unlike Forza & Gran Turismo which were easier to adapt to I found I needed aOn first playing this game I found it very difficult to adapt. Unlike Forza & Gran Turismo which were easier to adapt to I found I needed a good 4 hours to understand the mechanics of the cars. The graphics are fantastic with very few issues & the weather system is the best on any racing game I have come across. The AI are also very good in comparison to other racing games of the Genre.

    Career mode offers a wide range of racing categories from which you can choose with Invitational's which give you chance to drive different cars as you go through. The button configuration is brilliant with plenty of options to choose from to make the controller as comfortable as you need.

    There is a wide variety of cars to choose from & also a large number of tracks, a lot of which I have never come across in a racing game before.

    Project cars is a brilliant Next Gen game & sets the bar for future racing games of its Genre. There is & will always be room for improvement but this is a large step in the right direction.
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  4. Aug 1, 2015
    7
    In may ways Project Cars is the game I was expecting for years, but its also disappointing in many ways.

    First you should know is this not
    In may ways Project Cars is the game I was expecting for years, but its also disappointing in many ways.

    First you should know is this not a racing game about tuning, customizing, getting an engine boost, improving XP and other poorly implemented RPG elements. Its a game about racing. You can drive any car you want, in any track you want. If you want to drive a McLaren in you first race, you can.

    This approach was a hit for me, since I never thought its fair to pay full price for a racing game where most of its cars and game modes are locked from the beginning.

    Cars available will satisfy most of the racing fans, from 70s F1 cars to McLaren P1 super sport car. But to be honest the list is not long as you would expect and desire. To other side, the amount of tracks available will put to shame most racing games around.

    Gameplay (driving) is superb, as long as you find out the ideal controller configuration for you. Its almost impossible to drive with the default dual-shock settings. Every car is a completely different animal and offer you different approaches in races. Some of them are really fun to drive. The game did an amazing job in letting you feel the car.

    Setting up play a huge part here. Every track/car combination means a different kind of set up. The way you adjust you car may affect drastically the performance and the way the car reacts to your driving style. The bad part of this: the game do a poor job explaining itself. it means you find yourself searching the youtube and gaming forums looking for a decent track/car setup and you will never know if which setup is ideal to your driving style.

    I'm still waiting for a game that will make a good use of the race engineer. You race engineer could help you to find the ideal car/track adjustment.Its a little frustrating, because we are talking about a game designed for PS4/XBOX1 and high end PCs and the race engineer here is only a voice saying useless things in the radio "You are P1", "Great driving".

    Despite the game advising you to consult your race engineer prior to setting up, in the official forum of the game the developers answered: "You're gonna have to do your homework or find a nice nerd friend.". Thats a huge miss. Race engineers are important for a reason.

    The game has a slide difficult bar that goes from 0% to 100%, so you can fairly adjust the AI to your driving abilities. Thats one of the best features of the game, since one of the biggest problems in racing games that usually feature the classic easy, normal, hard levels, is the huge differences between those levels. In one difficult there will be a 2 seconds per lap gap between you and the P2. In the next level you will struggle to in the last positions.

    To other side the Ai skills suffer a bit as long as your set the bar higher. Racing is not only about driving fast. Overtaking and defending your position play a huge part in the process. In Project Cars Ai only understand what is drive fast. 100% difficult Ai will give you a huge challenge, but the cpu controlled opponents doesn't know how to overtake or defend position. If they are faster than you, they will probably try to make a kamikaze overtake in the first corner. The outcome is usually you car destroyed or going off track. Its a nightmare to race in open-wheel categories, since they are more sensitive to this kind of aggression. At some point I realized I had to turn the damage off in order to enjoy most of the races.

    Career mode is almost immersive. Empty boxes and stationary crowd hurts the experience, as do the dull presentation. The teams are presented by generic badges with no colors. You don't even know the livery of your car before signing the contract. You can choose your driver number before entering a new career, but that number won't be in your car as you race. You can't choose a customized helmet. Every single race your driver you be using a different helmet, and thats a problems for open-wheel races where the helmets are as iconic as the cars liveries. The championship opponents performances are random. The driver who won last race, will be out of points for the next 3 GPs. It means you can easily become a champions if you are no more than regular, like ending 3rd and 4th every single race.

    Like I said before, race engineer only says useless things on the radio, so you don't know when people behind you are pitting and for many laps he won't even say the gap between you and who's behind or in front of you.

    Online multiplay is fun, but the menu is bad implemented. For example, you must enter a lobby before getting to know the game settings (assists on/off, how many laps, qualify time). If you don't like this lobby, you must leave the entire online mode and enter it again in order to see the lobbies list again. Very far from useful.A wild variety of bugs also hurts the online experience.

    Engine sound is a highlight. Graphics are decent, but not superb.

    Good game that could be great with improvements.
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  5. Apr 12, 2016
    6
    A nivel de graficos el juego esta mas que bien. Es alucinante, pero tiene algo como que no te engancha a jugarlo a fondo. otro punto que leA nivel de graficos el juego esta mas que bien. Es alucinante, pero tiene algo como que no te engancha a jugarlo a fondo. otro punto que le encuentro negativo es la poca cartera de vehiculos que tiene. El juego es ahi ahi. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2016
    4
    Its a "good game" with good graphics ....but the lack of sense of progression, undfendly menus, bad music (music sometimes souds more like aIts a "good game" with good graphics ....but the lack of sense of progression, undfendly menus, bad music (music sometimes souds more like a survival horror more than a racing game!), bad controls (with some cars works fine but with others simply seems broken) and bad IA (OK, is good to be unpredictible and agressive but is too agressive) and a lot of bugs ...saddly, ruins the experiencie . Its a shame because with some adjust, better menus and better campaign modes, this games could be great.....but the true is, in the actual state, is more like some experiment or betta version of good game... Expand
  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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