Project Cars 2 launched today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and the reviews are now in for the new racing game, so how did it do?
IGN – 9.2/10
“Project CARS 2 is really the best kind of racing game sequel: one that’s improved so meaningfully it’s hard to go back to the previous instalment. The handling is utterly remarkable on a wheel or a pad, the expanded track selection is unmatched and boasts dynamic time and weather on every one, the much-improved car selection hits a whole host of fan-favourite beats, and the sound is seriously stunning. For solo players there’s an absolute ocean of content, and the multiplayer suite seems well-poised to pick up where the original Project CARS left off – while adding a pile of esports-friendly set-up options and broadcast-style flourishes to boot.” [Read full review]
“You can keep your F1, your Indy Cars or your WEC. You’ll find the very best of motorsport a little closer to home.
Like up in Knockhill on the kind of persistently grey late autumn Sunday afternoon when the smarter part of the country is shored up at home, sheltering against the constant showers battering the Scottish countryside. There’s magic to be found out there, in the twists and climbs of the short circuit where a field of Ginetta G40s splash around in the rain with the all the unbounded enthusiasm of school kids who’ve just been given brand new sets of wellies. And despite their humble horsepower these things can really move, using the impossible cambers and pooling puddles to power their brilliant dance.” [Read full review]
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Project Cars 2 threw me into so many different racing disciplines that I needed copious amounts of tea to reflect and recover. I got a taste of the game a few weeks ago and found it satisfying, but now that I’ve spent some time with the full version, due for release this week, I’m fully on board, in spite of a few significant flaws. Containing so many options and disciplines risks making it a jack of all trades, but there’s enough quality in the fundamentals to make the whole thing worth your while.” [Read full review]
PC Gamer – 89/100
“When was the last time you were truly immersed and engaged in an activity? Mindfulness types call it ‘flow’, and positive psychologists say this state of total involvement is what we really mean when we talk about happiness. Project Cars 2, the most demanding sim racer I’ve ever played, is a positive psychologist’s dream.” [Read full review]