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  • Summary: Project CARS 3 is the third instalment in the best-seller racing franchise that brings all the intense thrills, emotions and fun from the vibrant world of motor racing to vivid life as players undertake a whole new exciting career journey that sees them rise from weekend warrior to racingProject CARS 3 is the third instalment in the best-seller racing franchise that brings all the intense thrills, emotions and fun from the vibrant world of motor racing to vivid life as players undertake a whole new exciting career journey that sees them rise from weekend warrior to racing legend.

    Also new to the franchise is a deeply engaging metagame that challenges players to race hard and earn in-game Credits with which to buy and own hundreds of cars from the world's most elite brands and race them all on dynamic and spectacular circuits around the globe featuring stunning all-weather, all-seasons conditions.

    Race-won Credits and XP will also entice players to buy authentic performance upgrades and customisation options for their stable of exclusive cars, including wheels, tyres, body kits, rims, as well as personalisation options to create their own racing hero personas.

    With a completely redesigned and unrivalled controller experience, an even more accurate and fun handling model, adjustable skill settings for every level of driver and every element of weather-affected races, Project CARS 3 is the biggest, most exciting and authentic evolution to the definitive racing franchise.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Aug 25, 2020
    96
    For a car or racing enthusiast, Project Cars 3 has a lot to offer. The depth of customizing, upgrading, and tuning up cars is impressive. The track-time experience is a lot of fun and generally feels realistic. When you pause it to enter “Photo Mode,” there’s also a variety of customization options to capture the drama of a race. The only question I have is how/if they will reoptimize for the next gen consoles. If you’re big on racing games, while it doesn’t really offer much that’s new to the equation, Project Cars 3 is a buy. See you on the track.
  2. Aug 25, 2020
    85
    Slightly Mad Studios returns to the fray with its simulator par excellence, Project CARS 3 arrives loaded with news, becoming a title adapted for all audiences under a gameplay mixed between simulation and arcade that may not satisfy the most purists. The title is entertaining in general lines and we are facing a good continuation of the saga although somewhat decaffeinated in the most purist simulation.
  3. Aug 24, 2020
    80
    While some might balk at the fact that Project Cars 3 is designed to be accessible, under the hood is the same bone-grindingly difficult racing sim that the series has always been. There’s just more variety of modes and an easier on ramp for people to get into them. This newest title is a welcome mat for the new fans and the die hards alike. There’s always another fresh race to enjoy and a new challenge to overcome. While it isn’t perfect, Project Cars 3 is a solid entry to the series and the racing genre as a whole.
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    70
    Project Cars 3 might not be the sequel you expected from the series, but its shift to a more arcade style of racing is one that makes the series approachable for the first time. It's not a clean cut from its roots, and Project Cars 3 retains just enough of its simulation options to provide enough of a challenge with all of its assists turned off. The transition isn't seamless, with some confounding racing objectives and uneven AI that takes the sting out of some events. But if you're looking for another way to get out on a virtual track, Project Cars 3 is an exhilarating new alternative.
  5. Sep 3, 2020
    70
    The new cars feel individual and there's plenty of incentive to replay challenges to get the career level increased and the career achievements completed. It's just a shame then, that there's a key part that so negatively impacts the whole experience of Project CARS 3, and that is the grind. It regularly makes things so much worse and it seems like such a quick thing to fix - just increase the money paid out. Make it retrospective for those who have already invested so much time and this will instantly address the biggest issue.
  6. Aug 27, 2020
    63
    Project CARS 3 suffers from a bit of an identity crisis in what it brings to the player, blending racing sim gameplay and arcade racer mechanics. Its message isn’t entirely clear without some trial and error, and while the narrator, drive-assist, and AI modifiers help ease into gameplay, there isn’t quite enough to know what everything means for the un-initiated. Driving feels wonderful and I expected nothing less given the history of Slightly Mad Studios and Codemasters, but this feels more like a racing sim for casual play over an engrossing and addictive time behind the wheel. It has a lot going for it, but its identity seems lost and with it, my drive to sink time into it.
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    40
    How can one not to be disappointed at first with the usurpation of a name which had installed a new license aimed at a certain realism and insufficient core qualities to stay on track? PC3 can only find buyers with a discount in order to satisfy a certain curiosity. For everyone else, it stays on the side of the road and watches the others go by.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 47
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 47
  3. Negative: 30 out of 47
  1. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    Great game for arcade fans.Very huge content (tracks and cars) .I am enjoying game.For sim fans you have other games likeGreat game for arcade fans.Very huge content (tracks and cars) .I am enjoying game.For sim fans you have other games like iracing,automobilista,etc.
    I do not think PC3 devs never told or promised or advertised that it is a sim racing game then why negative comments???.
    Shift and grid are popular titles and you are comparing this with those meaning game is already popular.
    pros:
    1.Over 120 tracks and 200+ cars .More coming via DLCs.
    2.controller support.I bought PC2 and not played much because lack of controller support.
    3.No Micro transactions.
    4.More hours of Career fun.
    cons:
    only one---it is not pure sim and not for Sim only gamers.
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  2. Sep 13, 2020
    10
    Metacritic users tend to be dramatic and destroy video games that are not "bad" on absurd whims. Project Cars 3 isn't perfect, but it's theMetacritic users tend to be dramatic and destroy video games that are not "bad" on absurd whims. Project Cars 3 isn't perfect, but it's the only racing video game other than Gran Turismo Sport that has had me glued to my PS4 for a long time. PC3 is a fun and addictive simcade with a huge variety of tracks and a good selection of cars. Its only weak points are the dynamic resolution with unstable fps and some minor bugs, apart from that if you are looking for a racing game that has hours and hours in front of your console, PC3 is a video game that you need in your collection. Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2020
    9
    Project Cars 3 is awesome. Yeah, yeah, yeah it shouldn't have been called Project Cars 3 it should have been 'Project Race' or something. ButProject Cars 3 is awesome. Yeah, yeah, yeah it shouldn't have been called Project Cars 3 it should have been 'Project Race' or something. But stop getting upset about that and enjoy the most thrilling, fun and immersive racing game ever made. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    3
    Project Cars series departed as a crowdfunding with the promise of making a high class racing sim and so they achieve it and for many yearsProject Cars series departed as a crowdfunding with the promise of making a high class racing sim and so they achieve it and for many years with Project Cars and Project Cars 2 they have been one of the best racing sims in the market.

    Project Cars 3 abandons it's fan base and their promises to copy paste elements from Project Cars 2 but removing features like pit stops or tyre wear making this game an only arcade game instead of a sim.

    There is nothing special from PC3 that you can't get in any other game, you want an arcade game you have Forza Horizon, Need for Speed, Grid, etc. you want sim you have iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competiozione, Automobilista. Porject Cars 3 sits in a place where it doesn't fit the criteria of neither racing simmers or arcade players.

    A disgraceful and very probable end for this old good series.

    Do not waste your money
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  5. Sep 17, 2020
    2
    Prepare for some serious grinding to buy a car you actually want in career its 1 of the worst campaigns i had the pleasure to deal withPrepare for some serious grinding to buy a car you actually want in career its 1 of the worst campaigns i had the pleasure to deal with driving is not the worst but whats the point in that if you cant really progress Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2020
    0
    Joguei cerca de 6H de Shift 2 no meu PC e gostei bastante da jogabilidade para um jogo de 2011, comprei Project Cars 2 para o PS4 mas não pudeJoguei cerca de 6H de Shift 2 no meu PC e gostei bastante da jogabilidade para um jogo de 2011, comprei Project Cars 2 para o PS4 mas não pude joga-lo pois era quase impossível no controle, ou no mínimo muito inconveniente, aparentemente, Project Cars 3 deveria ser uma sequencia mantendo o padrão de qualidade mas tornando ele perfeitamente jogável no controle, visto que, na internet foi apelidado de Shift 3, saga a qual a jogatina no controle funcionava muito bem, mas oque vejo, é uma dirigibilidade do carro tão ruim quanto um GTA V, cheguei a nem se quer completar uma corrida; nunca mais compro um jogo da Slightlymad nem da Codemasters Expand
  7. Kop
    Aug 27, 2020
    0
    The game is ABSOLUTE trash, you can not skip the intro, the UI is half decent...
    now for the MAIN part of the game, racing (the game plays
    The game is ABSOLUTE trash, you can not skip the intro, the UI is half decent...
    now for the MAIN part of the game, racing (the game plays like Need for speed Shift), its literally unbearable, even stock cars slide around without any assists enabled which destroys the whole "sim" part of the game, rules are enforced STUPIDLY, scraping a wall can get your lap invalidated (like nobody ever does that in motorsport), graphics and resolution are on par with the Gran Turismo 4 (PS2), geometry/models are also trash, buildings are boxy and detailless, basically anything your eye cant normally see during a race is rushed and unfinished, A.I might as well be called Artificial Unintelligence (i know i am a comedy god) because they are all around and drive like my 4 year old cousin when i let him play Forza Motorsport, difference is that i didn't spend any money on my cousin to do sub-par driving on a track, SMS did, i played the game for 6 hours and i noticed ALOT of bugs that should have been noticed before release which further proves that the game is RUSHED, Skybox randomly changes during races and i dont mean dynamically, the logo that appears when a voice dialogue is played FREQUENTLY stays there and doesn't disappear, to sum it up ; This is a game that should be played in Wendy's not on a sim setup or anything other than a controller.
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