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  • Summary: The yellow jersey is yours! The official route of the 21 stages of the 2019 Tour de France has been reproduced down to the last detail, and will take you from Belgium to the Champs-Elysées. You can also play online for the first time in the history of the series, challenging up to threeThe yellow jersey is yours! The official route of the 21 stages of the 2019 Tour de France has been reproduced down to the last detail, and will take you from Belgium to the Champs-Elysées. You can also play online for the first time in the history of the series, challenging up to three other players in shorter, more intense races. Expand
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  1. Jul 5, 2019
    65
    Tour de France 2019 adds some new features but the whole game doesn’t feel fresh at all. There’re not enought novelty to please the fans, who will regret the absence of some official brands.
  2. Jul 7, 2019
    60
    Cycling fans will definitely enjoy the authenticity of the experience, but even they might get bored during the long legs of the tour de France. Add technical issues to the mix and you'll understand why we can't wholeheartedly recommend this.
  3. Jul 9, 2019
    60
    Tour de France 2019 is probably the best in the series but it still lacks some experience and ambition to become a fantastic champion, as it is a bit disappointing technically and in terms of A.I. and novelty. Maybe next year?
  4. 50
    An annual update just in time for the 2019 edition of the Tour De France with a few new added features. If you're a fan of the previous games, by all means go right ahead and buy this. Anyone else should steer clear even if your a fan of the sport in real life.
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  1. Jul 14, 2019
    6
    More like 5.5 than 6.

    Every year, during the month of July, the Tour de France takes place. Cyclists such as Peter Sagan or Geraint Thomas
    More like 5.5 than 6.

    Every year, during the month of July, the Tour de France takes place. Cyclists such as Peter Sagan or Geraint Thomas make hundreds of miles with super exhausting climbs to get precious points. This year's edition marks the 105th year of existence of the Tour de France. And while we are in the month of the Tour de France, here's Cyanide Studios launch another game dedicated to this cycling competition.

    Yes, it is important to reach the goal in 1st place, but it is also essential to be in 1st place in certain sections of the stage to earn points. And in addition to the Tour de France, there are a few more competitions to attend, including Critérium Du Dauphiné, Paris-Nice, Euro Tour, Open, Tour, La Route Corse or Paris-Roubaix. On a positive note, the option to play with or against a friend of ours is available offline in these same competitions.

    Compared to the 2018 edition, the Tour de France 2019 features more sprint challenges and a new classic race (Vlaanderen Classic). Now our opponents (AI) follow more realistic trajectories and make the turns more naturally, giving them a better immersion into the pack. Note that we can customize our race, for example, put a number of cyclists per team, as well as change the colors of their distinctive jerseys. At the modes level, we have two new ones, namely Pro Team and Pro Leader.

    At Pro Team we trained our team in order to be invited to the best races and to hire the best cyclists. In Pro Leader we have created our rider and we have to complete missions so that our rider evolves from season to season. But the most disappointing point in the Tour de France 2019 is the lack of an online mode.

    When we start a competition, we are forced to choose a team from Team Sea, Bora - Hansgrohe or Astana. But now, let's go to one of the most important parts of the game: how to play the Tour de France 2019. Okay, of course we'd better learn the basics in the tutorials and develop our skills in training. Not only do we have to be in 1st place, but we also have to lend a hand to our comrades by giving them instructions, from attacking, protecting the leader or ingesting liquids through Team Communication. But we can also change cyclists.

    Regarding the gameplay itself, the player can and should use the aerodynamic position only in descents. This is to increase speed, save and recover our energies. We can control our effort, increasing or decreasing according to the situations. We can also follow some of our companions or some others through the Follow button. But this is where the technical problems of the Tour de France 2019 start. For some reason, AI in a few occasions pushes us, which forces our cyclist to do unfollow to the cyclist we were following. Fortunately or unfortunately accidents is something that there is in the Tour de France 2019. And as if that was not enough, I take with two blue screens at the end of the race. Fortunately, you can save progress at any point in the race.

    In terms of graphics, Tour de France 2019 has highs and lows. If the scenarios, the equipment of the cyclists and the public are satisfactory, the same I can't say of the cars and faces of the cyclists. Seeing Peter Sagan with the same face as Quintana is too depressing. In spite of all this, the atmosphere of the public is fantastic, it even transmits what we positively feel when seeing the real proof.

    Tour de France also provides us with replays after the races. But unfortunately also doesn't escape the criticism, because it is always near the end of the race, has few angles of the camera, and does not have a Photo mode. And as if that weren't enough, there are technical problems in replays. In some races, when we change cyclists, we take with 1 second loading of textures. In short, Tour de France 2019 may even be interesting for staunch cycling fans and have interesting scenarios, soft gameplay and a good atmosphere, but that's not enough. The lack of some options and the various technical problems, shows that Cyanide Studios could have done much more.
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  2. Aug 13, 2019
    0
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