Project CARS 2 - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • SKU: 5762301
  • Release Date: 09/22/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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Overview

What's Included


  • Project CARS 2

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 76)

Product Details


  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release Date: 09/22/2017

Synopsis


Race through the rain or drive over dirt in authentic digital recreations of your favorite cars in Project Cars 2 for Xbox One. Create extreme driving conditions that include fog, water and snow, and challenge your friends with online driving championships. Project Cars 2 features VR and 12K resolution support for a truly immersive experience.

Features


Then experience modern day hot-hatch power with the Honda Civic Type R (Euro-spec), and get a taste of the future with Honda's 2&4 Concept Car-the 13,000-rpm fusion of automotive and motorcycle design that screams performance.

Over 170 licensed cars from the iconic brands - all-new vehicle types and motorsport classes plus old favorites

Large track roster - race on varying track surfaces including ice, tarmac or dirt tracks

LiveTrack 3.0 - dynamic road surface transitions affect vehicle performance, grip, and handling in real time with cutting-edge tire physics and surface deformities

Dynamic time-of-day, weather, and seasonal race conditions

For 1 player or multiplayer support for up to 16 players over the Internet



Overall customer rating

4.4
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very realistic racing

    Posted
    Levithan9
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    I've played the Forza series for many years, so going from the physics of Forza to this is night and day. That's a good thing and a bad thing. It's bad in that the learning curve is very steep in learning how to drive just about any vehicle in PC2. Because of the physics engine, driving in rain and snow is going to be a white-knuckle affair. While in forza, the main objective is to be first. In PC2, you'll be lucky to get 12th place. But this a game that requires a decent amount of time to invest in in order to be anywhere near being competitive. The good thing is that once you get a handle on how the cars will react in corners, going Straight, passing and breaking, the rewards of getting 4th or 5th place are very satisfying. But, because the developers have decided to make this as realistic as possible, it's going to put several people off from buying this game. And that makes the player base a lot smaller, which makes it hard to find an online race, or for the devs to invest in fixing certain aspects of the final build. Although a few patches have already been issued, I have to wonder for how much longer will they keep supporting this game. I can start Forza and get into a multiplayer game in no time. Although the players in forza are another story, when you get into an online race in PC2, the difference is huge : no racing to the 1st corner only to get punted into the stands, no hitting you on purpose, and no pile-ups while going full throttle sound a hairpin turn. So, while the game is rewarding WHEN you learn how to drive, it's getting to be good enough TO DRIVE that will keep the player base only to those who are willing to put in the time to learn it. It's a vicious cycle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

    Posted
    Mike
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    I owned a lot of car games from the GT series to the Forza series and the Need for Speed series. I have always owned both major Consoles and Forza for me overtook GT as my favorite game a while back. I have to say now Project Cars 2 has replaced the Forza Motorsport series for me for my serious racer (Horizon 3 is now my favorite all around car game.) Career mode is fun for me and there is definitely enough to keep me interested. Have always been less of an online racer but Project Cars 2 has got me loving online. This is where Forza lost me as I got into playing F1 2017 and Project Cars 2 online and even though Forza 7 is great in career mode it is totally horrible online. I also currently own F1 2017, Horizon 3, Forza 7, Nascar Heat 2, and Dirt 4. If anyone from Project Cars is reading this you converted me with the free download on Xbox last year. I bought an Xbox just for Forza as I was hesitant to buy Project Cars on PlayStation. I may not even have bought an Xbox if I had originally bought Project Cars however I'm glad I did because I have to admit Horizon 3 was so much fun I can't believe I never gave it a chance before. In any event Project Cars 2 despite some issues with bugs is my favorite serious racing game. I may even be at a stage where I no longer buy Forza motorsport games as Project Cars 2 is superior and my guess is you won't see online improvement in that area for Forza Motorsport.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great game but broken, unfinished

    Posted
    TGhost
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    The game was designed very well but is utterly broken on Xbox One and PS4 versions. AI, force feedback (G920 and Thrustmasters and unusable), controller, game deleting career save randomly, just to mention a few issues. Check the official forum to see users rage on developers. It is a shame because there is a lot of great in this installment of the series, but it is simply an unfinished game at this point. The developer has a good track record of fixing issues via patches overtime. However SMS is a resources limited team, and effective patches fixing most critical issues will take months go live on Xbox Live and PSN. Give it a pass for now, get Forza 7 on Xbox and/or GT Sport on PS4, wait a month or two and check in the official forums if PC2 issues were patched for your console (PS4 or XB1). It is an awesome game, if it only works as designed. The second star on my rating it is because of the game potential. If there were no critical issues, it would be a 5 star easily. A shame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Awesome

    Posted
    OldRacer
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    My first experience with this title had me sitting on the grid waiting for the lights to turn green. When they did, I hit the up shift lever and took off. In reverse. OK, wrong automatic wheel mapping. Check settings, nope looks correct. Try again. Smoked them in reverse again. Setting right paddle to "down" shift makes it "up" shift. So went the rest of this. Things just don't feel as good as some of the others. A shame too, because a lot of good things in here. Cars, tracks, licensing structure, etc. I try it again once in a while but whether I am looking for authentic racing or just fun I have better titles for either. I will recommend it because everyone is different, with different set ups and there really is a lot of good things here. If only.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awesome

    Posted
    MikeC
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    After spending quite a few hours playing PC2, I can honestly give it a good recommendation. The AI has been challenging. The graphics are really good and driving the cars gives a very good sense of speed and realism. I used a Fanatec wheel and pedals which are fully calibrated within the game. All the great cars are included and available from the beginning. It's been a blast; climbing into my Ferrari and blasting down the back straights of the LeMans track. Sound is great; my Ferrari wailing at around 200 mph. Just get it. Highly recommend it (enjoying it more than Forza 7).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun, well designed take on racing

    Posted
    DaNineTwo
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    This game is way too much FUN ! It really focuses on Motorsport as an entity, by you signing for a team in any one of the TONS of divisions of Motorsport featured in the game. The driving is even BETTER than Forza and Gran Turismo. The graphics are great too, although not as good as Forza. It is bug free, and is 100% WORTH purchasing. BUY THIS GAME !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but not for everyone

    Posted
    DukeSparrow
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    I have only played a little bit so far, but already I can tell that this racing game isn't for everyone. It tries very hard to be realistic, and in that sense it's pretty well done, but it seems like all the realism comes at the expense of excitement and fun. I mean, I guess it's fun if you're very hard-core into driving games, but for casual players, I think it gets kinda boring pretty quickly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, still a little glitchy -

    Posted
    bpace
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    Fun game - This game has it's stability issues but hopefully will get patched over time - Forza 7 has even more stability issues - Not sure how these developers can put out games that feel more pre-release BETA than the full final version. A bit frustrating actually. My opinion - WAIT to buy until they have it sorted out -

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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