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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    82
    If you're looking for a sequel, Project CARS 3 is not the game that you are looking for. The new game of the franchise has become a run&collect version of the sim racer game that it was, giving an arcade experience to a simulation racing. Money and experience become the thread of the career along several race types to progress into different challenges and championships. At least, is more attractive way to give a sim racing experience, but isn't perfect.
  2. Aug 24, 2020
    80
    I feel the greatest mistake that Project CARS 3 makes is being called what it is. Fans of the previous two games probably won’t find what they expect here, while those who disliked them could possibly be put off by the name. This is essentially a paradigm shift for the series, taking it into new territory with mass-market appeal. And for racers like me, who like a game that controls well, has rewarding progression, and who aren’t particularly bothered by the absence of serious sim elements, it’s Slightly Mad Studios’ best and most accessible game yet.
  3. Aug 31, 2020
    80
    By ditching much of the hardcore sim superstructure, what is left is is a fun, accessible racing game that can easily be mentioned in the same breath as Forza Motorsport. It’s fast, good-looking and, with the exception of some dim-witted AI, super fun to play. If you are in the market for a racing game, you can do a lot worse than Project CARS 3.
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    70
    While there are numerous better and more comprehensive racing games out there, Project CARS 3 is nonetheless a remarkably solid racer in its own right, with a slew of cool options, customisation features, cars, tracks, and more. If you're in the market for a spiffy new racing title, Project CARS 3 is certainly a solid choice.
  5. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    Project CARS 3 is good, but not good enough to compete with the likes of GRiD or Forza Horizon. The path chosen by Slightly Mad studios for the third version of the game is full bumps that divert the whole series from being pioneers of the semi-simulation genre to an average racing game.
  6. 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.
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    60
    Impossible to recommend to fans of Project CARS 2, Project CARS 3 is a total 180 for the series. It’s easy to pick up and play and the racing here is robust enough for some casual thrills and spills, but ultimately it cribs from so many other racing games that racing gamers probably already own that it’s simply inessential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    It's a bit of a tragedy. i never thought the pCARS games were good games, but at least they were mediocre sims. pCARS 3 is a MUCH better GAMEIt's a bit of a tragedy. i never thought the pCARS games were good games, but at least they were mediocre sims. pCARS 3 is a MUCH better GAME than its predecessors, the career is much better and it's much more fun to play with a controller now, which was almost unplayable before.

    It's a lot of fun to finally be able to enjoy those great tracks, that have always existed, in a more arcade like racer, but it defies my understanding why they didn't call it Shift 3 instead, as that is basically what this game is.

    The game is nothing like the first two games, which seems like suicide from the marketing perspective, as it's clear as sauce this will greatly anger the long time fans and probably be overlooked by the more casual racers, who like Forza Horizon or GRiD, cause that's where this game is aimed at now.

    From a GAMER'S perspective I have WAY MORE fun with this game, than with the other two games though, UNTIL......

    Yeah, until one discovers, that the progression in this game feels very level-gated, which gives the whole game the feeling of a mobile game, which is somehow underlined by the truly lacklustre presentation, which looks clearly worse than on pCARS2, all while not really performing better.

    The VR mode atm is broken and unplayable for me, as it unexplicably jitters along from time to time.

    Sorry SMS, your last two games already released broken and unfinished but were never fixed. Please do better this time.

    As a verdict: I don't understand who this game is for. This would be a good game without the mobile progression, which simply reeks like GaaS and monetisation.

    I'd give it an 8, if it wasn't for that, but as it is I can't give more than a 6 right now
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  2. Feb 6, 2022
    10
    Awesome game dude I love it so much more its just incredible bro I love it so much more its just incredible bro I absolutely love it
  3. Dec 12, 2020
    9
    I loooove it. The other Project cars games were clunky. This one is smoother than baby ****. I don't know why this game is getting so muchI loooove it. The other Project cars games were clunky. This one is smoother than baby ****. I don't know why this game is getting so much hate. Make more like this Namco. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    5
    I'm not quite sure how I feel about the car handling. Is it arcady? Or do the cheap cars just feel that way. I'd love to play to find out, butI'm not quite sure how I feel about the car handling. Is it arcady? Or do the cheap cars just feel that way. I'd love to play to find out, but it's so buuugggy. I wanted to be able to give this game a 10 so bad. I had high expectations after how great the last two were, but this isn't even arcade quality yet. Ii hope it gets there. So long s they haven't wrecked the physics, then I don't care about the other changes, but I can't get a good feel for it just yet. I'll try to update this post after they squash some bugs. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    1
    Bad graphics even on Xbox one x, same content than Projet CARS 2. Races are too short, championships are too short. There isn't an offlineBad graphics even on Xbox one x, same content than Projet CARS 2. Races are too short, championships are too short. There isn't an offline custom championship mode. No pits, no tyres Wear... but many screen tearing. Very Bad game. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2022
    0
    worst racing game ever,in 2022 still lag in xbox sx. ruined a good saga,i still love PC2 but this game is useles,story mode is for babyworst racing game ever,in 2022 still lag in xbox sx. ruined a good saga,i still love PC2 but this game is useles,story mode is for baby child,no simulation. if i wanna play an arcade game i choose Grid. no more project cars for me Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    0
    Honestly it was my worst disappointment in 10 years! I don't mind if it's simcade or arcade either, BUT at least then it needs to be awesomeHonestly it was my worst disappointment in 10 years! I don't mind if it's simcade or arcade either, BUT at least then it needs to be awesome graphics, great sounds and be immersive as well.... But it's not at all! Seriously it's looks like Forza Motorsport 4 from X-Box 360 era... Expand

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