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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: 18 out of 54
  2. Negative: 32 out of 54
  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 24, 2020
    10
    In fact, this is a very cool game! Behind the external seeming simplicity is a lot of models of car castomization and their changing behavior.In fact, this is a very cool game! Behind the external seeming simplicity is a lot of models of car castomization and their changing behavior. A lot of work was done by the developers, and all this looks very cool and high-quality. Yes, this is not at all the format that PCars 1 and 2, but this fact itself does not mean that the game is bad at all. A huge number of cars, tracks, interesting competitions. This game is much more like The GRID than GRID 2019. And yes, it really looks very similar to the NFS Shift series. Great! Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2020
    8
    Very good racing game that can proudly stand next to Forza/GT:
    + Great handling (even on controller this time!!!)
    + Lots of content (over 50
    Very good racing game that can proudly stand next to Forza/GT:
    + Great handling (even on controller this time!!!)
    + Lots of content (over 50 locations - far over its competition)
    + No microtransactions!!!
    + Usable AI (it is not great. But above most of the "train ai" competition). It is far from perfect, but not frustrating.
    + Huge amount of settings, so it can be enjoyed by casual arcade player or hc player seeking hard challenge.
    + 4 season, day nigt cycle, weather.
    - Up to 32 cars on the track

    - Sometimes feels grindy. (it is easy to unlock new events. But can take time to purchase new cars, that you need to start them)
    - No damage (at least symbolic damage to driving properties would be nice).
    - No pit stops (considering length of the races, they are not needed anyway. But having the possibility for players that are setting up a longer race would be nice).

    But in the end it is very good simcare racer, that is fun and challenging at the same time.
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  4. Aug 29, 2020
    3
    Like many have already said, this game shouldn't be called Project Cars, it's totally different. Some say (like suryaGamer in his review) thatLike many have already said, this game shouldn't be called Project Cars, it's totally different. Some say (like suryaGamer in his review) that this game wasn't sold as a Sim-Arcade but more like a full Arcade, but you're wrong, the devs said in many interviews that the game wouldn't have pit-stops but the tyre temperature and any other characteristics related to them would affect the cars reactions. As far as i can see only the suspension affects the car reactions, i don't know why the game has the temperature of the weather enabled if it doesn't affects the tyres at all. Only the rain and ice weather conditions affect not the tyres but the car making it more slipery and this is also bad, you see even in clear conditions the cars tend to drift a lot, not even Forza games have this problem, so you can imagine how much of a problem it is to try to race cleanly and as fast as you can in a rainy/ice weather conditions. Also, the review of Hobby Consolas says that it takes a lot of content from the prebious games LIKE THE REALISTIC CAR HANDLING... Seriously? Realistic? Who played the game in Hobby Consolas, a four year old that has never driven a car?

    Another problem is that there are not that many tyres compounds, there are no tyres for rainy/ice conditions so, like many other forza games the slick tyres compound is the overall best option for any kind of weather.

    Now the damage system... It doesn't exist, damage is just visual and not realistically visual, every part that can be deatached from the car in a real collision just hangs in there by a thin piece of metal or not even metal, just a string. Another thing on the suryaGamer review is that it says a pro to the game is that it doesn't have microtransactions... Just you wait pal, wait for the DLC's.

    The AI well... It feels more A than I but maybe that's more of a problem from the dev studio, because on the previous 2 games i always had the AI at 120% and still won podiums and first places with a controller which takes me to the nest point, a lot of the fewer positive users reviews and a lot of companies reviews says that this game is easy on controller not like the previous games, i disagree, if you know how to tune your cars, test them on the track and tune them again to make them smoother for the player you can play the game with a controller, id on't have a Sim-Rig i only play with controller and even with that i managed to make it to the Top 20 Lap Times in Nurgbürgring Combined in the Formula X category without tuning the car and on my first and only attempt. While in PC3 the cars tend to loose grip a lot the only advantage is that it's easyer to regain control of the car, but again, your argument that the other 2 games were really difficult without a Sim-Rig wasn't a problem of the game but yours, you can see in PC2 the lap records worldwide and even a lot of the Top 3 records there are controller players in there.

    Another User review says that it has a huge amount of settings... Yeah, just visual settings because the settings that actually affects the car handling i can count them with one hand and i would still have fingers to count.

    Graphics are nothing new, still i like them.

    Another ridiculous argument against the players that complain that this isn't a full Sim is that there are other real Sim-Racing games that we can play, well... Same goes for you, even more to our favor, there are tons of Arcade-Racing games similar or even better than PC3 that you can play i will just name the franchises but you get that these are divided in a lot of games from past and actual console generation, not to say for PC too:
    Forza Motorsport
    Grid
    Need for Speed
    The Crew
    Forza Horizon
    Nascar Heat (Yes, this isn't a sim)
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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. Aug 26, 2020
    0
    Sad that SMS had to use the Project Cars name to make Shift 3. Took all the most arcadey bits from Project Cars 2, and meshed it with Shift 2.Sad that SMS had to use the Project Cars name to make Shift 3. Took all the most arcadey bits from Project Cars 2, and meshed it with Shift 2. Left behind tire wear, fuel consumption, pit stops, etc. Would rather buy Project Cars 2 over again, or wait for Forza Motorsport 8, which will have more tracks and 10x the amount of cars Expand

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