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Project Cars Review Round-Up

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Proj Cars (5)

It’s here. It’s finally, freakin’ here! I think Project Cars has been on the bucket list of petrol-heads longer than Top Gear producers have dreamt of kicking Jeremy Clarkson in the Stigs. It’s a game which not only looks sublime, but apparently handles with a certain level of ferocity that the big guns in the genre have forgotten about. So how fast does it go around the review track then?

Having clearly been burnt by that…other…racing game, expect to see plenty of “reviews in progress”:

Games Radar – 3.5/5

Proj Cars (2)

When it works, Project CARS is unbelievably good. But overly-aggressive AI, odd collision physics, imperfect pad controls and several bugs mean it’s just shy of greatness.

GameInformer – 8.5/10

Proj Cars (3)

In a genre where it can be hard to differentiate yourself, Project Cars makes its mark. It’s not as strong as it could be in all areas, but Slightly Mad Studios’ attention to detail and racing chops make the game a contender.

IGN – Review in progress

Proj Cars (1)

Project CARS isn’t for everybody. It’s a serious, deep, and demanding racing simulation for people who like their motorsport pure. There’s no pop punk soundtrack, or explosive takedowns, or generous rewinds. Project CARS has set out to capture the experience of manhandling a real racing car around a long list of some of the world’s most famous racing circuits and, despite a couple of frayed edges, it has thoroughly succeeded. Tough but satisfying and cruel but fair, Project CARS is a truly fantastic racing game with the potential to become a real force in the genre.

But it’s not for everybody. It is, however, for anybody – and this is an important distinction. Project CARS is probably the most user-friendly racing game I’ve ever played.

Godisiageek – Review in progress

Proj Cars (2)

That’s not to say Project CARS is easy though; in fact it can be brutal. Running off track will demand quick reactions to prevent a spin, while pushing too hard can cause your engine to blow, and with no rewind feature to undo your mistake these mistakes can prove costly. It doesn’t feel unfair though, because when you cock-up you know that its your own fault – it’s a Souls-game style of hardcore.

Digitally Downloaded – 4.5/5

Proj Cars (4)

Project CARS is a truly fine racing game, and for PlayStation 4 owners this will be the first next-generation racing game of worth for serious revheads to sink their teeth into. Racing beginners, or people who are used to racing games where powerslides are enough to get around corners may feel very frustrated with this one at first, but I can’t think of a racing game that is more worth taking the time to get to know, and master, than this one.

Lazygamer – Review in progress

Proj Cars (1)

We haven’t actually got the game, but we want to be cool like everyone else, so here’s a picture of me playing with some toy cars and passing that off as a review.

Project Cars is out locally from May 8. We’ll hopefully have a review up soon, that doesn’t include me bitching about how the handling on my matchbox cars are terrible because somebody ate the rubber wheels.

Last Updated: May 6, 2015

19 Comments

  1. Seems legit, Darryn is big enough to fit in those cars

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  2. RinceThis

    May 6, 2015 at 14:22

    “Top Gear producers have dreamt of kicking Jeremy Clarkson in the Stigs” BWAAHHAHAH!

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  3. caponeil

    May 6, 2015 at 14:24

    Did I just have a Cargasm?? Those visuals are stunning as hell!

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    • lygamnt

      May 7, 2015 at 02:57

      Especially that pic of the face with the two cars crashing…. Remarkable.

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  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 6, 2015 at 14:24

    I was sure this would be your review pic, D…

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 6, 2015 at 14:29

      Oh snap

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 6, 2015 at 14:30

      Darryn loves that movie.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2015 at 14:34

        He told me he tried to give it a rating of OVER 9000, but the score is only out of 5 so it cut the first 900 off.

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 6, 2015 at 14:35

          I thought he could only count to 11?

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    • The D

      May 6, 2015 at 14:36

      YOU WOUND ME BRO.

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  5. Greylingad

    May 6, 2015 at 14:30

    This game looks absolutely spectacular visually….It’s just…Amazing… It’s unfortunate that the game doesn’t cater for the more casual type gamers, but for someone that loves racing, I think this could just be an amazing simulator…

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    • BacchusZA

      May 6, 2015 at 20:45

      I’m not a fan of racing games, like at all. But I most likely will pick this up at some point purely becaue of how damn gorgeous the game has looked in the trailers.

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  6. Chule Gcanga

    May 6, 2015 at 14:34

    Does look vewy pwetty…

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  7. FoxOneZA

    May 6, 2015 at 14:50

    Pffffft what saucery is this?

    These little wannabe racers must start from the bottom.

    It’s not about how your game looks or how it handles. It’s about RESPECT.

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  8. FoxOneZA

    May 6, 2015 at 14:50

    PS: One review states the game is just as pretty as Drive Club 😛

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  9. Rock789

    May 6, 2015 at 15:12

    Friday cannot come soon enough… And not just because it’s the beginning of the weekend! Much racing to be had this weekend (it’ll be WAY more exciting than F1 this year)!

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    • Marc O Polo

      May 7, 2015 at 06:46

      a cardboard box is more exciting than f1

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  10. Thats_how_I_Troll

    May 6, 2015 at 16:25

    You could have at least give us your view on the bugs and physics… You were using 2 beasts there

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  11. Maxiviper117

    May 6, 2015 at 17:26

    I can’t take any review of this game seriously unless it is done on a decent wheel and pedal setup, that’s where it is at it’s best.

    Games Radar: “imperfect pad controls”. Really, Games Radar?

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