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Project CARS 2 - Xbox One

Model: 22078SKU: 5762301

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very realistic racing

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    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

    Quite the rush

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    CJoe
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    First things first. I did not like the first Project Cars. It was quite unusable without a steering wheel/pedal setup. The only cars that were manageable were Le Mans style prototype racers with a controller. That's how bad it was. 50% throttle on a 250hp Ford Focus, into the fence you go. 5 hot laps in a 800-1000hp prototype racer....done without a scratch. Let's just say I'm glad I bought the first one used and managed to resell with only losing a couple bucks. Now the sequel. Steep learning curve, that is expected coming from Forza. And it's rewarding. Add a steering wheel and pedal setup, get ready for an adrenaline rush if you are new to this. Controller is still manageable, you won't feel left out this time around. I can't tell you how many hours on the same track left me with nothing but an ear to ear grin or an OMG moment. I haven't even touched most of the other tracks. There are tons. Maybe less of the grand prix tracks, but that is okay. This game focuses on sports cars, and you will find some of the best sports car tracks in the world. I am glad my local favorite is in here. Other games do. I haven't even scratched the surface of what this game offers. I've been hot lapping the same track for hours and hours. There is still AI and MP races and events, weather effects and so on to explore. Love, love, love this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Project CARS 2

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    TroutButter
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    Quite possibly the most realistic driving sim on the Xbox One. To me it feels a little better than Forza Motorsport 7, which I still really like. The weather effects are really awesome in this game too. It also looks killer on a 4K HDR TV with the Xbox One X and has graphics settings allowing you to choose whether you want 4K resulition, highest possible framerate or best visuals. This works with a One X, not sure about a regular One. But a really cool feature to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun, well designed take on racing

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun sim game.

    Posted
    ajd1170
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    PCars 2 has a good UI, and it is easy to navigate through the menus. There are plenty of options for setup and tuning of cars. The help notes that explain all the menu items give the user a good headstart in understanding all the functions. The only criticism I have is that the graphics need to be improved, i.e: higher resolution (4K, 60 fps). Take a look at Forza Motorsport 7 as a great example of this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but not for everyone

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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    not what he thought!

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    nicksnacks13
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    He played Project Cars @ his cousins house and liked it...he decided on Project Cars 2 but was disappointed and frustrated over the control of the car...he gave it a second chance but still no go...he plays Nascar @ the top level and wins lots of races. He is really good at Forza too...just don't understand the difficulty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, still a little glitchy -

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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs some work

    Posted
    mitchswy
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    Not a bad game, but it needs some work. Especially the FPS. I have the first Project Cars and it ran fine on my XBox 1 S. This version chugs on some of the tracks. I have turned off a lot of the "eye candy" and that didn't help. Hopefully they fix that. Hard to steer when the frames dip so low.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Son loves racing games

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    OfficeJockey12
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    My son loves this game. Something about more tracks to choose from. He said the controls are easier to use once his version. All I know is I was able to watch the NCAA Tournament with minimal interruptions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good game

    Posted
    gamer0874
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    This was on sale and I had a reward certificate that made it $10. It's not bad somewhat different than Forza 7. I have a wheel/chair and the wheel needed to be calibrated differently for this game. Graphics are good and gameplay isn't shabby either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for the casual

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    Jambi46n2
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    This is a great racing sim. However it is very much a sim, geared toward tuning and the art of racing. It can be a little much for the average racing game fan and might come off a bit tough. That being said it’s a solid game with a good car list and a decent career mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice driving game

    Posted
    CaptainCardiac
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    Project Cars 2 is just like the first but with a better layout & more options. It took me a while to get the controller set to how I had it in Project Cars without spinning out or not having the car respond when you go to turn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Forza

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    Fins
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    This sim racer paired great with our racing wheel. The handling seems more forgiving than Forza. Cars and tracks look great as well. Forza Horizon is the king of arcade racers but I prefer Project Cars for sim racing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sway

    Posted
    Kojack
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    It’s a good racing game but to me it feels like the cars have a slight sway to them. When your driving straight and turn a little to stay straight, the cars sway. Other than that game is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great racing game!

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    Daywalker13
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    I had a bad experience with the first Project Racing game on my Xbox one & Thrustmaster TX Racing wheel. I took a chance on this one & I'm very impressed. Time will tell how well this game is supported...

    I would recommend this to a friend