- System: PS4, Xbox One, PC-Steam
- Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
- Release Date: 9/22/2017
- Price:Standard: $59.99, Digital Deluxe Edition: $89.99
- Rating: Everyone
- Genre: Simulation Racing
- Players: Offline: 1, Online multiplayer: 2-16
- Official Website: http://www.projectcarsgame.com
What to Expect
Project CARS 2: Built By Drivers – “From Sim To Pro” Featuring Tommy Milner:
Who it Caters to
Imagine you’re driving, and the rain starts to fall as you access the freeway. Logic (and hopefully memory) tells you that driving fast is a dangerous endeavor, the moisture mixes with the oils and dust that hasn’t been washed away, making for slippery roads. Now take that logic and apply it to Project Racing 2. You’re racing, you’ve got to make first, but it starts to rain, and the windows become littered with rain drops. Suddenly, your control of the car dips, and a turn you’ve always made becomes your fatal drop into last place.
Fortunately, it was just a game, but it all seemed so real, the rain, the traction, the control. In being so realistic, describing Projects Racing 2 feels like an exaggeration, an unbelievable hyperbole. Just like realistic environments, Cars are tuned to handle as close to their real counterparts as possible. The demo allowed only 3 choices, but that was enough to tell, even for a complete rookie, that each car required its own nuances and practice. Players experiencing it for the first time at the event all faced similar troubles--the cars were so real that they felt so foreign. It really took a moment to come to terms with this fact.
For some reason, even though multiple players drove hours just to experience this game, we all suddenly forgot how to apply the brakes and turn. Racing is a skill that takes years of practice. It can be difficult to achieve and for some, it might not be accessible. That’s why Project Racing 2 deserves its recognition, it truly hones in on a realistic experience, making you appreciate the competitive sport and simulation genre so much more.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- PC2 is so real, I could cook eggs on the tracks.
- Cars feel unique, their characteristics are really apparent when driving, allowing for a variety of choices and player preference.
- Environmental effects and visibility during races add an extra component and strategy to the game.
- None to say, although if you’re dead set on buying a gaming wheel, the costs might scare players away from a true gem.
Honey's Final Verdict:
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