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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: 20 out of 47
  2. Negative: 20 out of 47
  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. Dec 7, 2017
    10
    Beautiful game, fun to play, many improvements since the first one. It is the best racing game for PS4 so far. There is no comparison withBeautiful game, fun to play, many improvements since the first one. It is the best racing game for PS4 so far. There is no comparison with Gran Turismo for example. Buy a steering wheel and have fun! Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2017
    9
    Graphics: 9.2 Sound: 9.1 Gameplay: 9.0 Fun/Story: 9.0

    Great racing game. Its polished and has great improvements over the predecessor. Time
    Graphics: 9.2 Sound: 9.1 Gameplay: 9.0 Fun/Story: 9.0

    Great racing game. Its polished and has great improvements over the predecessor. Time and weather dynamics are awesome. Difficulty is very adjustable to all drivers.
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  4. Nov 7, 2017
    6
    Of course this is a race simulator game and you can't expect a perfect handling with a gamepad but after some changes in controller sittingsOf course this is a race simulator game and you can't expect a perfect handling with a gamepad but after some changes in controller sittings you can make this game at least playable (not in the rain races off course). The biggest problem of the game is BUGS, BUGS and one more time BUGS especially in a multiplayer game, some of them are so annoying that ruins any positive experience from the game . Also the game have some dramatic FPS drops almost every race .
    Right now game look like is in beta version, not even close to a complete game. Save your nerves , wait some updates.
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  5. Feb 25, 2019
    4
    The most important thing of a racing sim is that you can drive realistically and pleasantly. I got this on sale and it's disappointing. TheThe most important thing of a racing sim is that you can drive realistically and pleasantly. I got this on sale and it's disappointing. The driving is not pleasant at all with a steeringwheel (Trust TR150RS). I tried carts, changed settings several times and it didn't get better. I also have Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo Sport and F1 2018 and all of those work really well. Assetto is a better choice than PC2 if you want realism and GT Sport if you prefer arcade-sim racing. PC2 is the better choice if you want to waste your money. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2018
    2
    While the car handling isn't too bad and the engine sounds are good, I find the graphics on the PS4 rather appalling. This game by no meansWhile the car handling isn't too bad and the engine sounds are good, I find the graphics on the PS4 rather appalling. This game by no means improves on its predecessor in any terms. I see no reason why the bit of additional content could not merely have been added to the original game as DLC. Quite frankly I think the graphics of especially the replays, looked better in Project Cars 1. In spite of purchasing the game at a 41% discounted price I still feel ripped off! On the PS4 platform rather buy Gran Turismo Sport. Though perhaps a bit lacking in content now, it promises free DLC with more cars, tracks and weather. Polyphony have already started by adding a career mode and a substantial amount of new cars. As for the graphics it is so far above that of Project Cars 2 there is absolutely no comparison. I'm really disappointed and cannot recommend this game. My recommendation would be to buy it only if it is more than 80% discounted if you really must have it. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2017
    0
    DON'T BUY THIS GAME!
    Surely the game impresses with the multitude of vehicles and tracks and also the graphics, sound and physics are great
    DON'T BUY THIS GAME!
    Surely the game impresses with the multitude of vehicles and tracks and also the graphics, sound and physics are great but the game is full of bugs, bugs, bugs and more bugs. This is not the worst thing in this game. The worst thing in this game is the Competitive Racing License the frustration Level is very high! To keep it simple, any other racing simulation is better than Project Cars 2 at the moment
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