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  • Summary: For the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear.Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers. Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world's fastestFor the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear.Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers. Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world's fastest supercars and collect them in your garage: you can customize and tune them across the numerous workshops, then take them to the race track for the win. Challenge your friends, competing among up to 4 players on the same screen, or beat their times online. [Nintendo.com]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Nov 29, 2017
    88
    The Nintendo Switch doesn’t allow for too many racing games to shine with the well-regarded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hogging the spotlight. But Gear.Club Unlimited is stealing the limelight this holiday season with its racing sim action, RPG-lite upgrade system and beautifully rendered licensed cars. Although it’s not a true racing sim, this is still the best racing game available on the Nintendo Switch to date.
  2. Nov 22, 2017
    80
    Aside from sub-par sound design, Gear.Club Unlimited offers up an outstanding racing experience for Switch. It straddles the line nicely between offering up a sim-infused experience while keeping the on-track action fast and exciting. The amount of racing types available is impressive and the sense of progression makes it easy for a quick play session to turn into a marathon. GCU is a flawed experience but winds up being greater than the sum of its few flaws thanks to it providing a lot of fun on the track in all of its racing styles. Off the track, it’s fun to expand and customize. It’s a great-looking game and a fine showcase of what can be done with the Switch for racing games — even at an early stage in its lifespan.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    70
    Gear.Club Unlimited is an all-around simple affair. Almost all of the races are short, which is complemented by the very lengthy campaign. The racing is purely arcade in style, and it's more exciting when playing against others instead of against the passive AI. It may not look like a AAA title, but the performance holds up well, and the sense of speed feels right. While not the greatest representation of what a traditional racing game on the Switch should be, Gear.Club Unlimited will hopefully serve as a catalyst to bring more racing titles to the Switch.
  4. 60
    I really like Gear.Club, though it is overly simple as far as “serious racers” go, while also lacking the personality and spirit that makes an arcade game soar. It’s a game that’s hampered by being on the Switch – a console that’s not really mechanically built to enable serious racers. At the same time it benefits from being on the Switch, where there isn't any real competition just yet.
  5. Dec 4, 2017
    60
    Ultimately, Gear.Club Unlimited may have been better served doubling down on either the arcade or the simulation aspects of driving, not both. In attempting to do both, Gear.Club Unlimited stretches too thinly in trying to cater to both crowds, creating a merely serviceable package filled with content brought down by unsatisfying driving.
  6. Dec 4, 2017
    58
    A quite passable arcade racer with licensed race cars and with cleary noticable free-to-play roots.
  7. Nov 23, 2017
    45
    Gear.Club Unlimited is just a bad port of an otherwise successful mobile racing game. Even if the content is generous, the game is expensive, the gameplay is a joke, the AI is crap and the graphics are ugly. Don't bother with this one if you really like cars and racing games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 25, 2017
    10
    Perfect gameplay, awesome cars (really nice mix, even americans, ohh yes!), soooo many races, cool level-system, nice local-playPerfect gameplay, awesome cars (really nice mix, even americans, ohh yes!), soooo many races, cool level-system, nice local-play features........Cool leaderboard feature which makes you wanna compete. The graphics aren't the best (lacking details, fx dust and more smoke) - BUT it doesn't mean it's a bad racing game, cause it got the good elements for a "arcade" racing game. Now a days all racing games are too realistic.....I just need gasoline peps......full speed, more horsepower, best time ect. ....... The game brings back memories from the 90s SEGA Rally......
    I like it.......and runs smooth on the go!
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  2. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    great game. grafik are not the best but the races are fun, the shop is incredible, playing in split screen is awesome....the details of eachgreat game. grafik are not the best but the races are fun, the shop is incredible, playing in split screen is awesome....the details of each custom possibility is very nice. For all racing game fan who are looking for an option on switch, GO FOR THIS! Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2017
    9
    Gear Club is fun and addictive. Just another race and you see that you spend an extra hour ! I like the garage too. Just need to win moreGear Club is fun and addictive. Just another race and you see that you spend an extra hour ! I like the garage too. Just need to win more races to improve better my cars! Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2017
    9
    I'm glad to see a realistic true racing game on switch. Gear Club Unlimited have offer us a lot of possibilites for customization for the carsI'm glad to see a realistic true racing game on switch. Gear Club Unlimited have offer us a lot of possibilites for customization for the cars and also for the garage and the developers talk around 400 races, that enormous! I'm only did 30 races until now so I think that I will spend a lot of time for do all this races. Hope they will announce DLC with new cars. And above all, we can play in splitscreen like MK8! Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    8
    While I would love to play Ridge Racer on my Switch, I found into Gear Club Unlimited a great racing game. i was quite surprised by theWhile I would love to play Ridge Racer on my Switch, I found into Gear Club Unlimited a great racing game. i was quite surprised by the quality of the graphics and how the cars offer good sensations when you drive. You can upgrade & customize everything: engines, tires, gearbox, body... You can even create your own garage as well. There are a lot of races and championships dispatched on a huge map and its seems a lot of car from real manufacturers are available. While it seems there is no online play at this moment at least, there are some kind of daily challenges where you race against others players (time trial) and I really like it. Verdict: A Must have for all racing fans out there! Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2017
    8
    i'd say this just about fills the need -- the need for need fori'd say this just about fills the need -- the need for need for speed.................................................................................. Expand
  7. d0x
    Nov 21, 2017
    5
    The game isn't horrible but it isn't exactly good either. The controls are very arcade which is fine but for some reason despite the arcadeThe game isn't horrible but it isn't exactly good either. The controls are very arcade which is fine but for some reason despite the arcade roots you can't really drift. If you hit the ebrake you not only slow down way too fast but you also easily lose control because the car behaves in an odd way physics wise.

    You can also ignore the driving line in most cases. Just because it says you need to brake doesn't mean you do which can be confusing so I suggest getting the control down as best as possible and then shut the driving line off.

    The graphics and audio are decent with the graphics being better than the audio. The cars have enough detail as do the tracks but things like smoke and particles effects are basically missing. There are also menu errors, for example if you set options to show MPH instead of kph it will display properly in a race but in the menus it will only show kph.

    Load times are a bit long consider each race generally lasts 1-2 min which is far too short. There are tons of events, over 400 in fact but they reuse assets constantly and again the race itself may be over in literally 1 min. The longest race I've had so far was 3min 12 seconds.

    If you absolutely NEED a new racing game and the switch is your only place to game then go ahead and buy it despite it being over priced there aren't many options for racing games right now. However if you have any other platform, even mobile you should think twice. This is a port of a mobile title and it shows but what really hurts is the $50 price tag.

    So I'm giving the game a 5 which to me means it's average. I'm not IGN where 7 is average lol. 5/10 is a fair score for this title. There is fun to be had but don't buy it expecting it to compete with any other console or pc racing game on the market.

    If the game was $15-20 I'd give it a 7/10 but for $50 it's kinda lucky I didn't give it a 4.

    Buyer beware.
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