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  • Summary: Assetto Corsa is designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, with single player and multiplayer options, officially licensed cars and tracks developed using Laser scan technology, and the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments.Assetto Corsa is designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, with single player and multiplayer options, officially licensed cars and tracks developed using Laser scan technology, and the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments. Also, Assetto Corsa allows for considerable customisation and modification, in order to satisfy the expectations of professional simracers, gamers who prefer to approach the driving experience more progressively, and hobbyists who just like to collect lots of cars and tracks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 10, 2016
    80
    A demanding and unforgiving racing experience, without any bells and whistles or facilitation for inexperienced gamers, separate Assetto Corsa from any other competitor on console. Experienced racing lovers will be able to fully enjoy it, while more casual and less patient gamers should look elsewhere.
  2. Sep 3, 2016
    76
    The full extent of the brilliant driving physics can just be experienced with proper hardware. If you don’t own a racing wheel, the fun you’ll have with Assetto will be limited – not only by the clumsy pad controls but also by the seemingly overwhelming and sometimes even unfair AI.
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    70
    It's a brilliant simulation, but it comes at the price of even being called a game.
  4. Aug 31, 2016
    60
    Despite its amazing driving simulation, Assetto Corsa just doesn’t get the racing right. Out on track alone it feels amazing; there’s no denying the remarkable realism Kunos Simulazioni has captured here. Unfortunately the team just hasn’t been able to wrap a comprehensive or competitive racing experience around it this time.
  5. Sep 9, 2016
    60
    When racing you versus the track Assetto Corsa is hands down the best available simulator. Venture beyond this, however, and there's disappointment to be had at every turn.
  6. CD-Action
    Nov 18, 2016
    55
    In comparison to beautiful, fluid, rich Forza Motorsport 6 Assetto Corsa seems amateurish and I see no point in wasting time on looking for its alleged awesomeness when every platform offers at least one better racing game. [11/2016, p.66]
  7. Aug 25, 2016
    50
    It’s a real shame that Assetto Corsa is stuck with uninspiring modes and presentation issues as the actual act of driving is engrossing and rewarding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    In realism nothing else on consoles touches it, but requires wheel and pedals to be enjoyable. It's not a game, it's a sim. In both good andIn realism nothing else on consoles touches it, but requires wheel and pedals to be enjoyable. It's not a game, it's a sim. In both good and bad ways. Depends on your expectations if you like it or not.

    I hope other games like Forza/GT will stop marketing themselves as sims, until they actually are sims. It creates dumb expectations, when actual sim comes to consoles.
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  2. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    People expecting a Forza or Project cars will be disappointed, but people looking for the best console actual simulation racer this is it! IfPeople expecting a Forza or Project cars will be disappointed, but people looking for the best console actual simulation racer this is it! If you have a wheel or plan on getting one then not getting this would be a big mistake. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    Awesome sim, the driving experience is unmatched.

    Yes, the career mode is very barebones and there's little game to it, especially when
    Awesome sim, the driving experience is unmatched.

    Yes, the career mode is very barebones and there's little game to it, especially when compared with GT or Forza, but it's the sheer joy of driving that makes it unique.
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  4. Aug 30, 2016
    8
    Pretty good so far. Yes, the Career mode is a bit Spartan and is needs more development. Example: After you complete a race, finishing 1st,Pretty good so far. Yes, the Career mode is a bit Spartan and is needs more development. Example: After you complete a race, finishing 1st, it tells you are first. Then there is no prompt to continue, or go to a menu, you pull the menus back up, and select Quit. This just seems like bad form.

    The driving has been pretty good so far. I have been driving Forza for years, so this game is a refreshing change of pace. I like the fact that it doesnt have all the car modes of Forza, if I wanted that I would go back to Forza. It also doesnt have tire barriers on tracks where they dont belong. I find the AI isnt to bad.

    I hope if this sells well on the x1, the developer will continue to improve the interface and some of the details.
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  5. Sep 5, 2016
    4
    Unfortunately the developers have launched what can only be described as an incomplete game with many issues that need to be addressed. TheUnfortunately the developers have launched what can only be described as an incomplete game with many issues that need to be addressed. The only current redeeming feature of this game is that the handling and physics model are as good as the pc version. The console version at release looks similar to early pre release beta versions of the game. The online multiplayer segment of this game remains broken with unplayable framerate issues despite a patch to fix the issue. More fundamentally the career mode includes a number of impossible to complete events due to the seeming absence of any game testing. There are no custom control settings, no controller calibration, several important controls are missing ef the look back button and you can either choose DRS or Handbrake, not both. The developers will only give 'soon' as a date for any fix and are incredibly vague about what those fixes might be. If you like hot lapping alone the game has some charm but that has to be balanced with the total absence of leaderboards. As it stands it is impossible to recommend buying this game until significant updates and fixes are applied. The truly unanswered questions is why the console version is so out of date compared to the current pc release. The official forum is another concern, a tightly controlled closed lobby that rejects criticism where PC elitists lurk to make uninformed comments based on the a version of the game console owners do not have access to. How video game makers are allowed to get away with releasing unfinished games like this is beyond me. Avoid this game until you hear and see plenty of footage confirming the fixes have been applied. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2016
    4
    Not enough tracks in laser scan and auto faithfully reproduced to make a game . It lacks just about everything, and no private rooms onlineNot enough tracks in laser scan and auto faithfully reproduced to make a game . It lacks just about everything, and no private rooms online the game is useless .
    I.A. It is terrible and full of bugs
    Total disaster .
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  7. Aug 8, 2017
    2
    First of all the actual driving physics of this game are better than anything else available on the XBox.

    Unfortunately everything else is
    First of all the actual driving physics of this game are better than anything else available on the XBox.

    Unfortunately everything else is sub par.

    We are now at the point after nearly a year that I still cannot save progress on the XBox, even the new championship they introduced in the newest update cannot be saved.

    You cannot set up your controller/wheel as there is no system to map buttons so some of the cars are un-driveable with my wheel.

    The multi player has problems but they do seem to be working on it, even though they havn't got it quite right right. Very long waits to actually start a race, large ping times, pretty unusable.

    The AI is very poor, they will just line up behind you in a long line and refuse to overtake on the straight and then run into you on a bend.

    Weather is not simulated at all, neither are starts, there is no skill required for pulling away even with a clutch pedal and manual car, you cannot even stall the car. You can select 6th gear and just pull away slowly.

    So if you want a game that is basically only good for hot lapping (as long as you don't want to record your times or compare them to anyone else) then this might be a good bet, otherwise it might be best to steer clear.
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