SSV8NC Superstar V8 Next Challenge
Hear the tyres scream in the second edition of the 4 wheels racing game by Black Bean! Next challenge brings the Superstars V8 series to a new level of realism and fun: New and improved in-game physics and damage, the exclusive Evolving Track system and the cockpit view lets you enjoy speed and adrenaline like never before. Plus, top-class cars from 7 different manufacturers, living and breathing 3D environments and online multiplayer for up to 16 challengers on the track at the same time!
Gianni Morbidelli, the last 2 years champion of the Superstars competition, has contributed to the fine tuning of the car behaviour and the tracks layout.
Features - up to 16 players online - Realistic settings with many performance and aesthetics improvements - Exciting tracks, extremely realistic graphics and physics. - All the official drivers including champions such as Gianni Morbidelli and Stefano Gabellini - 19 faithfully reproduced cars racing simultaneously such as BMW 550, Jaguar S, BMW M5, BMW M3 e Audi RS4. - All the official tracks such as Mugello, Monza, Valencia, Adria, Misano Adriatico, Adria, Kyalami, Portimao e Vallelunga and other never published before tracks such as Magione e Varano.
Pretty Solid Racerlachking | May 10, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
V8 Next Challenge as a racer is a pretty solid and complete package. There are a variety of different game modes such as quick race, race weekend and Championship and there are various cars to pick, although the actual differences between them are not that large aside from the embedded colours and logos. The graphical presentation is quite nice in terms of colour depth and your car will begin to look battered as you take damage. The game can be a bit easy as the AI is not really aggressive and will not really try to stop you overtaking them but you can increase the difficulty by disabling certain assists, enabling penalties and setting the transmission to manual. All said, an enjoyable racing experience can be had with this game.
One of the most Realistic racers to date!Devil_Mish | Feb. 12, 2013 | See all Devil_Mish's reviews »
One of the most Realistic racers to date, it's an amazing experience and probably up there with the likes of Test Drive Unlimited 2, another amazing experience.
If you want the full experience, definately worth buying a steering wheel for the pc and the immersion for this game is absolutely incredible.
Graphics wise... It's second to none...
Could use abit more for the longevity but has about as much as your average racing game nowadays!
Nice alternativelok0812 | Feb. 11, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Definitely a nice alternative to other racing games within the market. On the downside, other types of racing game within the market also features other type of mode besides the traditional racing track while SSV8 doesn't. The car selections are also not as huge when compared to other racing games but it could be sufficient to other type of racing fans. All in all, this is a nice addition for racing fans if you are looking for pure track racing.
Racing brand name carsManiacal | Feb. 11, 2013 | See all Maniacal's reviews »
Now personally I'm not much of a car person, most of my knowledge about fancy cars comes from the BBC show 'Top Gear' so I cannot confirm the authenticity of SSV8NC Superstar V8 Next Challenge's claim about their faithful reproduction of the cars but they seem accurate to me. Same goes with the tracks, none of which I am familiar with, but they do indeed look a real racing track.
The graphics are pretty decent and the aesthetics captures a racing track fairly well. They really nailed putting advertisements everywhere too.
The controls seem okay on a keyboard and mouse, although not as nice as they are in Blur (which works fantastically with just a keyboard) and I imagine it would work better with a proper wheel set up or gamepad controller. It was still rather fun for the time I was playing it though.
Decent Racing Gamehellinperson | Feb. 11, 2013 | See all hellinperson's reviews »
SSV8NC Superstar V8 Next Challenge is a racing sim, that reminds me of the good ol' TOCA days. It is surprisingly quite good and the graphics aren't bad either. I would recommend it to Sim Racing fans and casual players alike. It's best to play this game using a steering wheel.