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  • Summary: Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.

    Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of
    Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.

    Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of Esports pros... Project CARS 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

    FEATURES:

    * Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands.
    * The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks.
    * New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval.
    * Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions.
    * New Online Championships mode.
    * LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend.
    * Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting / streaming functionality.
    * Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    92
    The handling has been tuned to a T, the content is excellently curated, and the amount of variety and racing available in it is delightfully daunting. Even if you don’t care about the developer’s esports aspirations there’s still a mammoth solo racer here that’s always ready to roll whenever you are.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    The ultimate driving experience for the true racing and car lovers. Unmissable even on consoles.
  3. Sep 23, 2017
    90
    Project CARS 2 is one of the most complete racing games you can find on the market. With plenty of cars, tracks and a dynamic weather system, the game truly delivers. Project CARS 2 is a joy for every car enthusiast.
  4. Sep 26, 2017
    84
    Project CARS 2 is not for everybody, yet at the same time, it also kind of is. Primarily it wants to be a racing simulator – a goal it certainly attains – while at the same time being approachable enough for the less enthusiastic. The game’s ambition as a serious racer, and it’s desire for you to meet that challenge, nevertheless come across stronger than its acceptance of low level players. You can play Project CARS 2 on the most lenient settings possible, yet you’d also be missing out on the more authentic driving experience the designers chiefly had in mind.
  5. Sep 24, 2017
    80
    Project Cars 2 is ambitious in a way that many attempts to revitalize the racing sim genre are not, and that leaves me excited about its future possibilities as a franchise.
  6. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    The first thing you should do in Project Cars 2 is to forget about the career mode. Instead you should go to Custom Race, choose a car that is fun to drive, pick a favorite track and mess around with the comprehensive race settings. After that you should just put the pedal to the metal and enjoy one of the best driving games ever.
  7. Sep 22, 2017
    60
    Project Cars 2 may do a great many things exceptionally well, but it’s hard to look past the mountain of gaffes that quickly pile up on and off the track. Racing, after all, is about results, not potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 61
  2. Negative: 29 out of 61
  1. Sep 22, 2017
    10
    it is most beautiful graphic ever i seen, career mode is deeper and more fun.. alot cars are amazing.. great sound. livetrack 3.0 isit is most beautiful graphic ever i seen, career mode is deeper and more fun.. alot cars are amazing.. great sound. livetrack 3.0 is incredible. 4 different seasons. i recommender this to anyone who is fan of racing games Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2018
    10
    Es hoy día el mejor simulador de carreras, tras algunos parches solucionaron diversos problemas y el título con volante es una gozada lo queEs hoy día el mejor simulador de carreras, tras algunos parches solucionaron diversos problemas y el título con volante es una gozada lo que llega a transmitir, ni caso a esas notas, es un videojuego sobresaliente. Expand
  3. Oct 26, 2017
    8
    the original project cars1 release had much potential but fell flat on it's face, plagued with bugs that made the game unplayable. I wasthe original project cars1 release had much potential but fell flat on it's face, plagued with bugs that made the game unplayable. I was kicked out of their forum for telling them exactly how I felt about the game and the bias trolling moderators. they hide complaint treads and only wanted good things to be posted about that game; it was a horrible purchase and was deserving of some positive criticism.

    All that criticism must have paid off and the developement became stronger because project cars 2 is the bomb. Project cars 2 is everything project cars1 wish it was with everything from improved AI, improved driving physics, Ds4 controller friendly, advanced weather options and comprehensive menu options and so much more. if you are a racing fan on a gaming console as me, who enjoys a more simulated racing experience then project cars2 is for you. My purchase of project cars 2 was because I enjoy custom races in realistic driving cars with dynamic time and weather. project cars 2 is a spectacular game.

    Important update: previously giving this game a 10, I have to retract my review because the more I play the longer the screen freezes now to the point of frustration.

    Update again: bug fixes seems to stop the screen freezing. review score changed again
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  4. Dec 23, 2017
    5
    Love racing games i even bought the first Project cars the only downfall to part one and 2 of this series is its not very controller userLove racing games i even bought the first Project cars the only downfall to part one and 2 of this series is its not very controller user friendly i still find myself googling controller settings.....NOT EVERYONE USES A STEERING WHEEN AND PEDDLES.... If you dont have the needs to search for controller settings on the internet for an hour i would not recommend this game Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2017
    3
    I've regretted buying few games as much as this one. It's just ridiculously hard and unforgiving. If you've played Dirt: Rally then you mightI've regretted buying few games as much as this one. It's just ridiculously hard and unforgiving. If you've played Dirt: Rally then you might love this game. I guess I didn't realize how ruthless the game was before buying it. Granted, I'm not the best at racing games, but even after a few hours of play I wasn't able to even advance beyond the kart class. I will say the graphics and sound are really good, so if you love a hardcore racing game, this is for you. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2020
    2
    Not playable with the ps4 controller at all! Really frustrating. Not fun, not catchy
  7. Feb 19, 2021
    0
    This game is the worst racing game I've ever played. By a margin...
    Most cars behave so badly that I don't even know how they have been able
    This game is the worst racing game I've ever played. By a margin...
    Most cars behave so badly that I don't even know how they have been able to sell such a game like this. I'm sure they didn't even try the game before releasing it.
    The kart is too loose, i've driven several karts and they don't behave so bad. It is always oversteering and you can't do one single clean lap. The ginettas g40j and gt5 have the worst force feedback in the game. After a certain rotation, the wheel suddenly snaps, and you end up oversteering at every corner... Also, it isn't that much responsive and doesn't communicate as it should.
    The formula rookie is the best starter, but still falls short to expectations. As you may already guess, the rear is unstable.
    The clio cup when braking seems always like someone is using the handbrake. You brake, you turn a bit the wheel, and... OVERSTEER!
    The super trofeo is the faster version of the clio cup. Same story...
    The gt3s don't have downforce, they behave so bad and have so little grip that it's unbelivable. The tires are the worst thing in my opinion. They give more grip when really cold, because when you have them in temperature, prepare yourself to countersteer at every corner exit. Also, the soft compound lasts just 2 laps, and after that, they pretty much completetly overheated even when the track is just at 25 degrees celsius.
    The hard compound is even worse. At below 40 degrees celsius it's like driving on ice, the car spins everywhere and feels really unstable. When you get them to temperature, they provide too less grip to enjoy the tracks...
    The gtes are better, but still a lot behind iracing or rfactor 2
    Group C cars suffer the same problem, but a bit less.
    Every road car is extremely loose. The more horsepower they have, the worst they drive. Even with the pirelli p zero trofeo r in temperature you can't keep the wheel straight or do a clean corner because it slides all over the place. I've driven a couple of supercars with these tires, and the do not behave like real life. At all...
    Maybe it's a good drifting game? Nope, not even for this. I'm not an amazing drifter, but i can drift through a few corners, even in real life. In this game is impossible since the tires have so little grip, that when drifting you can't hold your line.
    Touring cars are ok. The bmw is too loose and the renault is weird in many situations, but at least they are drivable.
    The formula A is the worst formula 1 ever conceived,. I won't spend too much time on it.
    The formula renault is good, even though the sound isn't that good. At least it has downforce...
    Vintage cars lacks great ffb and in general they are wonky. The 90s dtm are truly terrible.
    In the time trial you start with super hot tires and the cars have little grip due to that. They can't get something right...
    Some cars have different compound from other of the same category, so you can't even do a equal race due to the laziness of the developers...
    The sounds in general are pretty good, but it's too little to save this "game".
    The graphics aren't even that good, there are many glitches and even when you ignore them, it is far from impressing.
    The leaderboard doesn't even work correctly, you can't filter cars and you can only select the ghost from the first 30 times. USELESS
    The campaign is just boring and unrewarding, due to the lack of story and the incredibly inconsistent AI, which don't even run with your physic. Yes, the have different physics from you, they don't oversteer or understeer, they don't care about the rain and go straight as nothing ever happened.
    The rain is very bad too. Even at 20 km/h the car (with wet tires) suffers from aquaplanning, making it undrivable.
    The default setups are usually pretty bad, to do a good laptime you have to spend HOURS to find something that works decently.
    The online aspect is lacking too. The license is stupid, if someone hits you, they decrease you safety rating too. The penalties are too strict and frustrating.
    They said the game had been developed with the help from mclaren. Well, every mclaren in the game is bad, especially the f1 and the 720s. The 650s gt3 lacks completely front downforce, it understeers like crazy.
    Most of the tracks are decent, not too bad.
    After having played this game for a while, I can't give a score higher than 0. It doesn't stand a chance when compared to iracing, rfactor 2, ACC, and even to a game from 2014, Assetto Corsa.
    This game is a robbery for what it provides, and mostly for the quality. Don't get excited for the list of cars and tracks, 70% of the cars are unrealistic and half of the tracks are useless, nobody race on them, especially online. After all, after seeing project cars 3, I'm not surprised they stopped updating this game after a year. Cashgrabbers...
    Don't even look at this game if you play on controller, it's trash.
    If you want a good simulator on consoles, buy ACC or AC, they are way better.
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