Please note: While this game / app will look and feel just like it looks and seems on the same system we reviewed it on. If you choose to play it on another system (if available) which might make it a significantly different experience in both looks and gameplay.
Compatible Headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR
Age Rating: 12+
Review System: HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £23 ($28)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 25 GB
Internet Connection Required: Yes
Controller System: Gamepad / Keybaord & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: Yes
Project CARS (Steam VR)
Intro: Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise.
Discover an unrivalled immersion fuelled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports in a dynamic career mode and write your own tale in an intense online multiplayer.
Review: Looking for a super fast arcade racer that you can do power drifts on and race multiplayer online? Well, don’t bother with this game. This game is a super serious racing simulation that has been the love child of both fans and developers (who still till today argue about what works and what doesn’t). Cutting the chat short this game features well over 100 cars, over 100 unique track layouts, ultra-realistic gameplay handling and world-class graphics that will make you feel as if you really are sat in the car.
Calling this game “a realistic driving simulation” is making it cheap, this is the joy of driving in it’s purest form. Some people say that each car is so accurately recreated (each one handling and driving very differently) you could get out of VR and jump into the real thing and drive it just the same. I’m not sure if that is true, but in VR this game feels scary realistic thanks to the screen melting graphics. While there are several different game modes to choose from, with this game it’s all about that online career mode.
Verdict: Project CARS is truly a next generation sim experience. This game is really something special and an evolution in racing and gaming in general backed by the power of WMD. Raising the bar to new levels from the jaw dropping visuals to the high levels tuning and technicalities of the tire simulation. There’s so much to talk about from the dynamic weather that can mimic real world conditions, a deep career with realistic and challenging AI, a complex damage and wear system, to the solid arsenal of cars and tracks made to the highest of standards you really need to see to believe.
If you just want a game where you have the opportunity to drive around very pretty circuits with traffic and time trials then this game might be sufficient. It feels great looks great and sounds great. But it really lacks in the gameplay department so if you want a game that simulates racing, then I recommend you look elsewhere.