rFactor 2 (Steam VR)

rFactor 2 (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £25.79
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Racing
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra-realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics, perfect for top-level esports and a rich single-player experience.

Race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. rFactor 2 supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain which dynamically builds into puddles. Tracks feature “real-road” technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. You can run full 24-hour endurance events and in multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line. Working with several partners, rFactor 2 has been used in hundreds of esport championships all over the world – in particular, McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer and Formula E.

Review: rFactor 2 is not for the arcade racers out there, nor the console racers. It is for the serious race drivers with their own steering wheel setup. It is for those who have time to tweak and adjust to make the game just right. If you just want a quick race to get used to playing this is not for you. If you are a more serious PC racing fan you will find a lot to love here that is for sure. With its realistic graphics and psychics, there really is a crazy amount of detail and effort gone into making this game and the VR element works great, especially if you have a driving seat and steering wheel setup.

Sadly it is far from flawless and one of the hardest things to work with is the online system that should have been one of the more simple to use parts of the game. Also, many of the DLC components made for this game are done by modders meaning they lack the polish of the finished game making the game often look worse rather than better. This is one game you really should try before you buy, so do consider trying the demo before making a purchase.

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