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Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
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  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. Oct 4, 2017
    91
    If you are not a fan of the racing simulation genre, sadly Project Cars 2 will probably not convert you. It’s a very robust and packed game with thousands of options that will intimidate if you aren’t into this type of experience. Couple that with the slight difficulty using the standard game pad, and you’ve got a game that may not appeal to many gamers. If you are a fan of sims though, than you can probably do no better than Project Cars 2. Even though I am not a fan, I did have fun playing and am looking forward to dive deeper into the title. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I still recommend at least checking it out.
  3. games(TM)
    Nov 3, 2017
    90
    The best console racer of this generation. [Issue#193, p.82]
  4. Sep 28, 2017
    90
    Probably the best racing game we have played in years. Project CARS 2 is a fine distill of all the elements that create a great modern racing game. Realistic physics, superb graphics, flawless handling. Everything is perfected to the minute detail, offering an experience like no other in the genre.
  5. Sep 25, 2017
    90
    Better than the original in almost every way, Project CARS 2 is a challenging and incredibly deep racing experience that will keep car fanatics busy for years to come.
  6. 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.
  7. Sep 21, 2017
    90
    Project Cars 2 is not perfect, but it proposes a very complete racing game, generous and customizable on a large number of parameters. If you decide to invest in Project Cars 2, know that you put your feet in a universe that will require hours of effort but also proportional pleasure.
  8. Sep 21, 2017
    90
    Speaking as someone who has never been heavily invested in racing games, Project CARS 2 blew me away. It won't hold your hand and it isn't afraid to challenge you, but it will reward your efforts with hard-earned success.
  9. 90
    Project Cars 2 takes everything that made its predecessor great, and improves and expands it to perfection.
  10. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    This sequel improves over the original in pretty much every single aspect, and becomes a very strong candidate to the simulation podium.
  11. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    The ultimate driving experience for the true racing and car lovers. Unmissable even on consoles.
  12. 90
    Between time, weather, AI, career, suspension, tires, brakes and more, the amount of customisation in Project CARS 2 is completely insane.
  13. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Project Cars returns to the shelves with a much improved second installment that places special emphasis on simulation and a sick obsession with detail.
  14. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Project Cars 2 beats its predecessor in almost every aspect with its new features and completely renewed. A brand new opportunity to enjoy one of the best driving simulators of recent years.
  15. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Project CARS 2 repeats a bigger offer of content with more cars, circuits and game modes. It's not perfect, but it's still a great racing simulator full of options for cars lovers.
  16. Sep 19, 2017
    88
    Slightly Mad Studios has filled its game with quality content for both professionals and newcomers, with that needed balance. A wide array of online options, as well as many customizable gameplay options, make Project Cars 2 one of the most important games of its genre right now. Not perfect, but a great driving game.
  17. Sep 18, 2017
    88
    Slightly Mad Studios have not only created an excellent driving simulator, but have made it accessible, friendly, intriguing and never cryptic, impenetrable or cold, as often (always) occurs when attempting this seemingly impossible subgroup mix.
  18. Sep 18, 2017
    88
    A brilliant racing game, that evolves pretty much every aspect of its predecessors, and offers one of the most customisable and solid racing experiences in years. At the same time, being so focused on the quality of the driving, the game is a bit lacking when it comes to progression, artificial intelligence, adornments and immersion.
  19. Sep 18, 2017
    87
    One of the best racing sims ever created, yet there's still room to improve on a couple of areas of its proposal.
  20. Sep 29, 2017
    85
    Project Cars 2 is a great racing simulator that excels in every possible way, making it hard to play and almost impossible to master. Every victory will feel like winning a championship in real life. The only downside is that using a controller is almost impossible to play, you really need to play with a racing wheel.
  21. 85
    Project CARS 2 is a solid entry, and a good continuation of the series. A solid focus in its career mode combine with tight community integration, which all mixes with a heaping helping of esports activities, giving fans and new racers alike plenty of reasons to buy Project CARS 2. While it may not boast the best visuals of console racing games, and the replay engine could’ve used a bit more polish, these are minor faults in an overall fun racing simulator. See you on the track.
  22. Sep 18, 2017
    85
    Project Cars 2 is the best racing game on consoles right now.
  23. 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.
  24. Sep 22, 2017
    84
    A pretty good simulation game. The thing is that you need a proper wheel to play it in the right way. Using a conventional controller is not an option.
  25. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 22, 2017
    80
    With incredible breadth and detail, Project Cars 2 can be absolutely wonderful. Bit it feels unfinished, and so similar to the original game, you really don't need both. [Dec 2017, p.89]
  26. Sep 29, 2017
    80
    Project CARS 2 is clearly on the best racing games money can buy, even though it's not the best sim on the market. With a very generous content and lovely visuals, the game mainly suffers from a lot of bugs.
  27. Sep 27, 2017
    80
    Project CARS 2 continues Slightly Mad Studios community model of game development, and adds more content and accessibility into what was already a great title. what it lacks in graphical disadvantage to it's competitors it makes up for deep customization options. Proves one of the best driving experience you can find on the PS4.
  28. 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.
  29. Sep 22, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  30. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    A definite improvement on the original, and despite some still notable flaws this is a wonderfully varied playground for motorsport fans of every kind.
  31. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    Despite the Race Director that has it out for the player, and some issues with perspective in cockpit view, Project CARS 2 is one of those games that can fill an entire niche on its own. The expansive career mode will eat up the time, quick race will allow for a wide variety of variations and multiplayer is set up to be the perfect destination for the gearhead. Being a realistic racer that’s welcoming to the neophyte is an accomplishment in and of itself. To do this on top of the sheer variety of gameplay that this title has is laudable. Project CARS 2 might very well be the best simulation racer on the market.
  32. 80
    Project CARS 2 is one hell of a colossal mammoth of a game. The scope of the driving series available, the car and track selection from classic to the modern era, the weather, the brilliant online championship mode, it’s all there, ready-in-waiting. Whether you play it for the single player or for the multiplayer, this game has everything.
  33. 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.
  34. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Project Cars 2 is one of the most hardcore racing sims in years and pulls off what it sets out to do wonderfully. Unforgiving and awesome.
  35. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    AI issues aside, Slightly Mad Studios has put together an astoundingly deep racing simulator with an enormous amount of content.
  36. Sep 29, 2017
    78
    With all its customization options, racing demands, and copious track configurations (140-plus at over 60 locations), Project Cars 2 has a lot to dive into. However, it's more than just a scattershot of content – it's a title that rewards players for exploring all of its nooks and crannies. It could still use a good coat of polish, but it has a charm and daring that is often missing in the sub-genre.
  37. Oct 2, 2017
    75
    Project Cars 2 delivers an outstanding racing experience, unfortunately, once the honeymoon period wears off, the by the numbers career mode does little to captivate in the long run, and the numerous bugs and inconsistent presentation and AI hamper an otherwise fantastic game.
  38. Games Master UK
    Nov 2, 2017
    70
    An uncompromising and varied simulation racer. The thrilling action is let down by glitches and unruly AI. [Nov 2017, p.62]
  39. Sep 25, 2017
    70
    Project CARS 2 offers more content than its predecessor, but the game's physics have a lot of problems that need to be fixed.
  40. 70
    Project CARS 2 is a rich and varied toybox for hardcore racing fans that have the patience to appreciate what it brings to the table. But the unpolished feel harms things greatly even for people in that camp.
  41. Sep 25, 2017
    70
    When it all works as intended, Project Cars 2 is a brilliant simulation racer--provided you're playing with a wheel. It's ambitious in scope and depth, and the sheer breadth of available motorsports almost guarantees there's something for everyone to sink their teeth into. It's a shame, then, that there's always this nagging feeling in the back of your mind that a bug or moment of AI madness will disrupt the whole thing--and more often than not, it will.
  42. Oct 6, 2017
    60
    Project CARS 2 offers an incredible drive in spite of technical issues and broken AI.
  43. Sep 26, 2017
    60
    Project Cars 2 is a game that doesn’t manage to capitalise on a lot of the enthusiasm that was generated for the original. Too buggy and not as accessible for newcomers as it should be, a lot of the genuine improvements are lost behind a veil of annoyance and frustration. Hopefully Slightly Mad Studios stick with it, because the wider range of racing disciplines, the refined career, and the improvements to LiveTrack and weather are all fantastic and deserve a better, more polished product to bring them to as many people as possible.
  44. 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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  1. Sep 18, 2017
    Project Cars 2 improves upon its predecessor for a racing game of unprecedented scope - unfortunately hampered by a series of small issues.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    Project CARS 2 gives you loads to do and the incentive to experiment with all of its content, too. The title manages to tie together a dizzying number of vehicular disciplines, and it’s a lot of fun flitting from one to the next. A tight handling model and the freedom to explore all of the release’s content freely means that you’ll lose a lot of time to this motorsport marvel, but presentation shortcomings do take the polish off this package the teensiest bit.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 210 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 210
  2. Negative: 63 out of 210
  1. Sep 24, 2017
    3
    Please rename this game to "Rage Quit"! Also consider a warning "Do not throw controllers or remotes to your new 4K HDR TV".

    PC2 will
    Please rename this game to "Rage Quit"! Also consider a warning "Do not throw controllers or remotes to your new 4K HDR TV".

    PC2 will appeal to a very small segment of the racing/simulator genre. PC2 takes simulation to the next level, and this is both it's strength and weakness. The game looks gorgeous and the level of car/track modelling is impressive, but this game is not only difficult, it's frustrating and un-rewarding.

    It's one of the few games I've returned, and not for lack of trying! I spent the better part of 3 days convincing myself to keep going, "it will get easier". Nope! I kept asking myself, "surely I don't suck this bad", and I'm damn sure the developers promised a better experience on the normal controller. Starting with karts does not make this game any easier.
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  2. Sep 26, 2017
    0
    I have been playing racing sims for 18 years and this has to be the worst yet. Even if the game wasn't littered with bugs, which it is, theI have been playing racing sims for 18 years and this has to be the worst yet. Even if the game wasn't littered with bugs, which it is, the handling is atrocious. On a game pad this game is unplayable even after hours spent in the controller settings. Don't believe Slightly Mad Studios when they say they have improved the handling from P Cars 1 because they haven't. Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2017
    1
    Bugs, bugs, more bugs and more bugs than mega a lot of bugs-land.

    Avoid this game as it is unfinished and full of bugs. Did I say it was
    Bugs, bugs, more bugs and more bugs than mega a lot of bugs-land.

    Avoid this game as it is unfinished and full of bugs. Did I say it was buggy?.... well there's lots of bugs.
    AVOID the BUGS of Buggy Pcars2 BUGGY.
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