RaceRoom is the premier free-to-play racing simulation on PC and home to official race series like DTM, WTCC, and ADAC GT Masters. Enter RaceRoom and enter the world of a professional race car driver.
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Release Date: Feb 12, 2013

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August 18

18-08-2016 Raceroom has been updated (hotfix)

- Fixed an issue related to display adapter information that was causing game to not launch with the recent graphics driver updates, specifically the Windows Anniversary update.

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June 30

30-06-2016 Raceroom has been updated

- Added garage phase to Multiplayer. This is a 60 second phase before race to allow players to change their car setup and fuel.

- Changed login flow and integrated with Steam Web API. New players will no longer have to register an account with e-mail. The game will create accounts with the Steam ID and existing users will automatically authenticate with Steam details.

- Added support for Fanatec pedal vibration. Players who have a Fanatec pedalset with vibration can tweak these via the controller file.
FFB pedal throttle vibe zero magnitude = 0.01 // Throttle pedal vibration at 0rpm (reference point) can be set between 0 and 1.0
FFB pedal throttle vibe slope = 0.15 // can be set between -99999999.0, 99999999.0
FFB pedal throttle slip vibe= 1.0 // Throttle pedal vibration on tire slip. can be set between 0 and 1.0
FFB pedal brake slip vibe= 1.0 //Brake pedal vibration on front tire slip. can be set between 0 and 1.0
FFB pedal brake vibe slope= 5.0 // Slope for brake pedal vibration based on speed and braking %. can be set between -99999999.0, 99999999.0
- Fixed an issue where the game could crash while loading a replay.
- Fixed an issue where game was adding fuel in liters instead gallons while refueling during pitstop.
- Increased controller axis movement threshold used when detecting input (so that the player has to press the axis 90% down before it gets bound in options).
- Removed the now obsolete manual login screen, modified error screen and added retry button so the player can retry login instead of having to exit the game completely to retry.
- Added potential fixes for freezes that were occurring when game was trying to save replays.
- Removed fuel multipliers from DTM 2015 as they were causing issues in Championship.
- Fixed an issue where cars started without brakes if player skips the first race session in a 2 race format race.
- Fixed speed of background music changing after watching a replay.

- Added garage phase to Multiplayer. This is a 60 second phase before race to allow players to change their car setup and fuel. The garage phase ends either at 60 seconds or when all players have readied up by pressing Race.
- Added a new setting to dedicated server called “Non Ready Pitlane Start Delay”. If set to 0, players that failed to press race before garage phase ends, gets put on the grid as normal. If set to any other value, the player starts from the pits as penalty and cannot drive until that value in seconds has passed.
- Fixed an issue related to slow responses from/to servers that fixes cars continually remaining at ping 0.
Added potential fixes for connection issues that were causing some players to get disconnected.
- Fixed issue with session timer being off by 10-16 seconds sometimes, and not counting laps done within that time.
- Fixed an issue with drivetrain oscillation calculation that was causing inaccurate torque values in Multiplayer, causing cars to flip and float around unnaturally when elapsed time was reset to synchronize time.
- Fixed issue with being unable to change gear after walkthrough phase in Multiplayer.
- Fixed issue with "Waiting for Server Response" popup sometimes showing up and remaining on screen, after joining a multiplayer server.

Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:
- Fixed handbrake pressure being null on cars with recently updated physics.
- Fixed Honda Civic rear view camera.
- Added new TV Cameras for Nurburgring, Mid Ohio, Zandvoort, Sonoma Raceway.
- Fixed a case where player was given a cut track warning when entering the pitlane at Bathurst.
- Fixed a couple of garage spots at Salzburgring that were outside of the pitlane limit.
- Fixed a congestion issue when all AI’s would pit in simultaneously at some of the Nordschleife layouts.
- Increased fuel use estimations for most of the track layouts to a safer level, addressing all issues where AI’s wouldn’t embark enough fuel to complete a 15 minutes race session.
- Nurburgring: Merged cut rules between difficulty levels.
- Monza: Fixed issue with AI not pitting.
- Laguna Seca: Fixed issue with AI not pitting.
- Zolder - Fixed AI hitting pit exit sign when leaving pits in practice and qualifying sessions,
- Mid Ohio Turn 1 - Made the cut track rule less strict.
- Added bigger grids for Suzuka, Hockenheim, Hungaroring, Slovakiaring, Monza, Laguna Seca, Norisring, Nurburgring, Oschersleben, Lausitzring and Raceroom Raceway, Mid Ohio, Moscow Raceway, Shanghai, Zolder.

- RaceRoom Raceway: updated the tarmac, mapped the groove better, and various small fixes
- Tatuus F4: made brake disks visually bigger to better match the real car.
- Brands Hatch - Various art fixes and visual improvements.
- Chang - Various art fixes and visual improvements.
- Hockenheim - Fixed DTM pit stall being behind wall.
- Indianapolis - Fixed missing collisions on some road surfaces, improved collision walls placement so they match concrete walls properly, closed some gaps between fences, added some tirewalls.
- Monza - Fixed trees clipping through sign and the flickering Hyflex banner after 1st chicane
- Nurburgring - Fixed an issue with some of the curbs.

Portal & Backend:
- Changed login flow and integrated with Steam API. New players will no longer have to register an account with e-mail. The game will create accounts with the Steam ID and existing users will automatically authenticate with Steam details.
- Removed Switch Accounts option from Account Settings.
- Removed Password change section in account settings as it’s no longer relevant.
- Removed change email button. Email can be changed on the field itself and will be highlighted if it’s not verified.
- Added email validation to competition launch. We no longer require e-mail for a player account but a valid e-mail is required for competitions.
- Fixed an issue where hidden content used for a competition was appearing in regular car selection menu.
- Added a check on login for owned DLC’s so the refunded DLC’s will no longer remain owned.
- Fixed an issue where an error would appear after purchasing a track through the Multiplayer browser.
- Fixed so the purple server entry in Multiplayer browser refreshes immediately after purchasing the needed item, instead of player having to back out and re-enter the browser to refresh.

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“There's the accessibility, and the way it's just as satisfying to play on a cheap pad as it is on an expensive wheel set-up; how the handling is translated sublimely through both. And what handling it is, spread out across a delicious range of thoroughbred racing cars: there are the DTM cars, with their downforce and low-slung lines, that only seem one step removed from the hi-tech of F1, or their WTCC cousins that bounce over kerbs with the kiddish enthusiasm of a go-kart.”

“The sounds, the looks, the feel, it all comes together to form something that is simply a high quality product. Whether you play only the free content, or you buy it all, there is no question that this sim is worth the download.”

About This Game

RaceRoom is the premier free-to-play racing simulation on PC and home to official race series like DTM, WTCC, and ADAC GT Masters. Enter RaceRoom and enter the world of a professional race car driver.

A selection of free-to-play race cars and tracks are yours to drive with unlimited wheel time in multiplayer and single player games modes. Sponsored competitions and other free-to-play events allow you to enjoy premium game content at no cost.

Additional cars, tracks, and liveries can be bought individually or as packs inside the game store using an in-game currency called vRP, which is purchased using your Steam Wallet.

Key Features

  • Free to play - Eat, Sleep, Race, Repeat
    A premium racing simulator is yours free-to-play on the PC. Race endlessly alongside the world’s most talented drivers in online multiplayer and single player game modes.

  • Your dream car is here - Grab your pick
    BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, McLaren, Pagani, RUF, Radical, Volvo, Saleen, and more to come. These manufacturers bring the best minds in racing together to dominate the world of motorsport and the machines they create are precision instruments of power, perfection, and speed. We are proud to present them in the digital form for your enjoyment.

  • Speed is a universal language - Hit the road
    Going fast is a worldwide pastime and many of the most beautiful points on the globe are home to miles of thrilling blacktop. Start racing and conquer these places for yourself.

  • Up Close and Personal - Stand among the giants of racing
    No game gets you closer to professional racing and the drivers that make a racing series great. RaceRoom is home to WTCC, DTM, and ADAC GT Masters, with more to come.

  • Realism - Every sense touched
    You will see, hear, and feel what a race car driver does behind the wheel. You’ll grow smelly from intense focus and the resulting perspiration, and all you control is the taste at the end of the race. Will it be that of sweet victory... or bitter defeat? The experience of racing is yours and it’s unforgettable.

  • Accessibility - Racing is a family sport
    Novice, Amateur, and Get Real game modes cater to drivers of all ability. This game is fit for the entire family, so start driving today with your Steering wheel, keyboard, or gamepad.

  • The pursuit of perfection - Single Player
    Refine your skills against intelligent and challenging computer driven opponents. Use the Adaptive A.I., which automatically adjusts opponent difficulty based on your performance, or customize opponent difficulty to your liking.

  • Defeat the competition - Online Multiplayer
    Line up with a grid of twenty-four players as you battle new friends and rivals in online multiplayer races.

  • Competitions - Capture glory
    Compete against the world’s greatest drivers in sponsored competitions from Mercedes-Benz, EURONICS, DTM, ADAC GT Masters, and more. These competitions also allow free players access to premium content throughout the duration of most events.

  • Fast paced gameplay
    Be ready to break a sweat! Racing is the ultimate in twitch gameplay. No time for breaks, no room for mistakes. You are on point or you are into the weeds. Push harder, go faster, and reap the rewards of an adrenalin induced smile.

    Important Info/DLC Purchasing Policy

    R3E user accounts are associated with the user’s Steam account for security and transactions through Steam Wallet. A Steam account can use multiple R3E accounts by using the ‘switch accounts’ function in the R3E Account Settings.

    Upon purchasing an R3E DLC via the Steam Store, an R3E user account will be permanently associated with that Steam account and it will no longer be possible to switch accounts. The option to switch accounts will be permanently removed from the R3E Account Settings.

System Requirements

    • OS:Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor:Dual core at 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory:4 GB
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Processor:Quad-core AMD or Intel at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory:8 GB
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2.0 GB Video Card or AMD equivalent
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
85.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
My #2 next to Project Cars. I simply wish there was a safety car, weather and time progression and dynamic road surface (rubbering etc.). There is just something about night racing. Granted the casual player would not even bother with these features, this is for the more dedicated hard core player. Seems when it comes to racing games there is a trade off that needs to be made between fun and seriousness, in my opinion this is a pure racing simulator and it doesn't try to be anything else. All cars are race spec, there are no road cars, no parts to buy for the car, no livery editor, etc. You get real life counter parts from real series mimicked ala iRacing.

The sound is fantastic, the feel of the cars is much improved over the early beta days, the visiual presentation is fantastic albeit a bit dated (DirectX 9). Overall it gives a fantastic race experience that with hopeful VR support be extremely immersive. The studio has a lot of talent and great foundation to make a next generation simulator in the future. Hopefully they realize their vision in the next iteration, I can only hope that the backend gets replaced while the game stays the same title, no need for a RRRE2, just keep it RRRE and keep improving what is already there.

I highly recommend it, if you do try this out, hop in the sillhoutte series cars at the raceroom raceway track (both awesome car and track!) and be sure to use a while, you loose a lot of immersion and feel of the game using a game pad or keyboard, its not gonna give you a poor experience. A G25 works perfect here.

I have bought nearly all the content for the game and I am not even upset, you can get vRP from the raceroom store, which is cheaper than buying the cars and tracks within the game, first get the vRP reedem it in the game then buy the packs it will save you a lot of money. I recommend buying the packs that have cars and tracks in them, then the track packs then car packs as you wish. It will maximize the content and getting the 10K vRP for 60$ yields you nearly 90% of the content. This is not different than buying any modern game now, just wish they made it simpler than this.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Enjoyed what i played BUT!

It says free to play but its more like a demo
You get a few cars and only 2 tracks (like WTF you have to buy tracks)
All the DLC = 118 pounds
You can get 3 Triple A Titles for this price

I Thought World of Tanks was Brutal on the premium but this is pure Bill Gates ♥♥♥♥ right here
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
one of the best racing sims ive ever played, a few minor bugs here and there but i definitly recommend this to racing gamers. a long download time but its worth ever minuite.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Need a proper gaming pc to play with good graphics card and a good cpu
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Free hillclimb map had a disqualifying bug.
This is a money pit, even worse then iRacing since the content does not justify it in my opinion.

The good however is that the car sounds are EXCELLENT! Physics seems good as well.

Overall I prefer Assetto Corsa, this is not for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
When I saw the price model at first, I disliked it, and I heard the physics aren't great either. However, when I bought the first pack, which is WTCC 2013, I have falling into it. The sound is probably the best in all sim racing games, physics isn't the top but still good, it feels more like Project Cars. The immersion of the game is also excllent, although tracks are not laser scanned, they still look fantastic. Yes, it has lots of DLC, but their qualities are trustworthy, definitely worth it. The one bad thing of the price model is, sometimes you have to buy same cars for 3 times (adac/gt3), and the real difference between them are the liveries. DLC in steam store is very limited as most packs and tracks are being sold on the official store.

There aren't many people playing multiplayer like pcars or ac, but the singleplayer has superior than others, especially AI, the AI is way better than Pcars or AC.
If you are a fan of race 07 or gtr series, I bet you will like this for sure.
The reason why there are so many bad reviews because the pricing model and "free to play". As far as I know, some people always like to find free to play game, and when they found this, and tried it with their keyboard, or controller, they realized it's not a game like NFS or the crew, it's a prue sim, then they simply threw a bad review "this game sucks". Serisouly, people should read the page first
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438 of 483 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
RaceRoom is an excellent sim racer made by the same people behind Simbin, makers of Race 07 and other great sims. It's worthy of serious consideration by everyone who loves sim racing. Don't be fooled by the many bad reviews, there's a good reason for them, which I'll explain later. There's also more good news later.

Raceroom offers a large collection of cars (75 in total) and tracks (25 in total, many of which have several different layouts) and 3 competitions (2 DTM and ADAC) which are called "Experiences". These Experiences give you full seasons with teams and drivers. In short, there's a lot of variety in this game.

I haven't put many hours into this game yet, but so far I've found the racing "experience" to be extremely good. Physics are very realistic and the AI seems pretty good too. One very nice feature is the ARI (Adapative Racing Intelligence) which adjusts the difficulty level automatically to match your skill and experience. At first I wasn't impressed with this since the AI drivers were driving too slowly, but apparently the difficulty level starts low and increases over time. After a few races the AI had adapted to my level and started to provide some decent competition without being overly difficult to beat.

There are three racing modes; Novice, Amateur and Get Real. Novice is a bit of a joke since it actually brakes for you as you approach the corners. Amateur has realistic physics, but with traction control, ABS and zero damage. Get Real turns the driving aids off (but damage is still optional). It's a pity I couldn't configure all these things separately, I'd like to have driven on Amateur level but with damage turned on for example.

Now the bad news...

Many people have criticised this game for being free to play but with very little content. That's true, but what do you expect for free? You get 5 different cars and 3 tracks (each with several variations), more than enough to evaluate the quality of the game and give you some great racing fun for no more than the price of the download.

Think of it this way, the "free to play" game is just a demo, the REAL game is in the addon packs. Three of the DLCs currently available on Steam are "Experiences" - full seasons with tracks and cars - DTM 2013 and 2014, ADAC 2014. It actually makes more sense to buy these as DLCs rather than buying a whole new game every year, as with the F1 games. The fourth DLC is just a car pack, not an "Experience".

Here's where the problems begin...

The three Experience DLCs contain a lot of duplicate content. They mostly use the same tracks and some of the same cars. For example, the two DTM packs only have 1 track and 1 car different. This makes buying all the DLCs a waste of money, because you're paying for mostly the same content that you've already bought.

To confuse matters even more, there are many more packs you can buy that aren't available as Steam DLCs, as well as individual cars and tracks, some of which are not available in any packs. You can buy them in-game or from their website. These are bought using the in-game currency of vRP points, so you can't see what they cost in real money. However, if you add the items to your cart you can see the cost.

I created a spreadsheet to show what's available in each pack, which you may find helpful;

Whoever came up with this ridiculous marketing/sales model should be fired. It confuses buyers and can result in wasted money buying duplicate content. Judging by the number of negative reviews, this has backfired on them, which is a pity. I hope they don't go bankrupt again because of this!

Fortunately, there is some good news...

While experimenting with adding various packs to the cart on their website, I discovered that they DON'T CHARGE FOR DUPLICATE CONTENT! They know what cars and tracks you own, so you don't pay extra for what you already have. So if you already own DTM 2013, DTM 2014 will be cheaper as a result. I wanted to buy all the tracks but was loathe to buy the European Track Pack for just one extra track, but when I added it to my cart, it cost less than a pound extra, less than half the price of buying that track individually!

So, it's okay to buy ONE Experience pack from Steam, but if you want any more, buy them from their site instead. Also, don't worry about duplicate content, you won't be charged for it.

Even more good news, the more packs you buy at one time, the cheaper they get. There's a cumulative discount, so if you're going to buy any packs, buy as many as you can afford to save more money. I bought 7 items and got a 16% discount. If you buy all the packs I think you get a discount of around 30%

To give you an idea of cost, I spent less than £30 to get all the tracks and about a third of the cars. I could have gotten all of the tracks cheaper than that, but I wanted some extra cars as well. Two tracks are not contained in any pack. Buying all the packs would cost around £70 I think, but unless you're a collector who has to have everything, it doesn't need to cost that much.

CONCLUSION: I highly recommend this game to all sim racers. Those who prefer casual or arcade racing should probably avoid this game (but by all means try the "demo" first). The DLCs, packs and points method of selling this game is overly complex and confusing, but if you like this game, don't be put off by that, it's well worth the hassle, and it's much cheaper to buy the extras direct from the game or their website, NOT FROM STEAM!
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503 of 666 people (76%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Graphics are decent, sound is great.

Not free to play. Demo at best. Start with a few cars and a couple of tracks. No way to earn/unlock cars, tracks or liveries in game. Every thing must be bought with real money which would bring the price well over $100. This type of payment models are the worst. And the sole reason I don't recommend this game.
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99 of 114 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
87.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
+ Best vehicle sounds I've ever heard in any sim
+ Decent physics (Beware, a lot of the cars are still using the old physics model which can be floaty and not as good. Would like to see updates to the old cars made a higher priority than it currently seems to be.)
+ Sense of speed is nice (motion blur)
+ Good force feedback (Better on the the cars with the new physics model implemented.)
+ Nice leaderboard system
+ UI Presentation
+ Hillclimb tracks

- No flags / penalties / safety car
- Most purchasable content is not listed on Steam and thus does not show as being owned in your Steam library, even when purchased using steam wallet funds.
- No weather system at all, can only race in the dry.
- Need more vehicle data accessible in-game, not just through apps. Tire temps, telemetry etc.

- Always online.
Cannot play offline content without being hooked up to the internet. If the service was to shut down in the future, content could well end up being completely inaccessible.
Also, it seems Sector3 do not have the infrastructure capable of handling 350+ concurrent online players, so many 503 errors and server outages, it's unacceptable.
Also, if the server is bogged down, expect longer load times and slow menu transitions, ridiculous, really.

-+ AI
The AI are OK. They take advantage of openings and are not afraid to race side by side with you, which leads to some great door to door racing. They can however be a little on the aggressive side, ramming and that. The AI needs better situational reaction/awareness to the players car.
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468 of 648 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Only Singleplayer/Hotlapping. Expensive Cars and Tracks. Old Graphics (Race07) with brighter Colours. Only the sound saves this "game" for total collapse. Just another F2P Title which is here to milk out their costumers.
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75.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Excellent game !!
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 19
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
This game tries hard to be a quality racing game, but it falls short. It's like that special needs kid in the back of the class room surrounded by so many extremely gifted students. This game tries extremely hard, but it falls flat on its face.

Let's first look at how it looks. It honestly doesn't look bad as no-name racing games tend to go, but it's certainly not winning any awards in the graphics department.

The controls are terrible. Extremely unintuitive and not fun. Plus, on my gamepad, there's no degree to the movement. You either crank the steering wheel all the way or not at all.

The music is okay, I guess.

The sound could be far better and far crisper.

If you want to play a good racing game, take a look at Asphalt 8: Airborne. That sucker is a masterpiece on all platforms.
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673.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Bust my fkin eardrum :)
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27.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
Get a G920 and fast!
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4.5 hrs
Posted: October 14
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 13
This game is ♥♥♥♥!

You have to buy almost everything in a free game!

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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 13
I had no idea what Sector3 was, and given the mixed reviews I was a bit recultant...but once I got in the game I was like "Wow, the sounds! The sheer sense of speed! This feels like GTR!", then Googled the company and realize - it's Simbin!

The physics and force feedback is way better than Assetto Corsa, my previous favorite sim racer. And like I mentioned, the sound and sense of speed, is insanely good. Also this has more and better tracks. AC has modding, but I want good and solid original content, which Raceroom really has.

The pricing model is indeed stupid. Though apparently they have massive sales over the year, I heard you got the entire game for like $50 last Black Friday.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 13
its a full on racing sim not just some arcade game. download if you enjoy sim racing games. in my opinion it would play best with a wheel
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