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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Mixed (168 reviews) - 58% of the 168 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (5,473 reviews) - 54% of the 5,473 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2013

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June 30

30-06-2016 Raceroom has been updated

Highlights:
- 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.


Game
- 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.


Multiplayer
- 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.


Art:
- 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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May 24

24-05-2016 RaceRoom has been updated

24-05-2016


Game
- Added a default profile for the Logitech G920. This requires G920 users to update the firmware for their controller.

Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:
- New TV Cameras for Nurburgring GP.
- Increased grid size for Suzuka East to 46 vehicles.
- Increased grid size for Hockenheim National and Short to 32 vehicles
- Increased grid size for Hungaroring to 48 vehicles
- Increased grid size for Slovakiaring to 44 vehicles
- 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 on Nordschleife layout.
- 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
- Fixed handbrake pressure being null on cars with recently updated physics

Art:

- New liveries for the Ford Mustang GT3 in GTR3 class
- New liveries for the P4/5 Competizione in GTR3 class
- 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

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Reviews

“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.”
EUROGAMER

“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.”
RACE DEPARTMENT

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (168 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (5,473 reviews)
Recently Posted
LM
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Too expensive!
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theblackwidowman79
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is great... I love it! Psysics are gr9 m9! I Absolutely love it! Play fro yourself to believe it!
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Erik Taurus
( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Full of exploiters
Until this has been fixed
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=542495118
I won't be bothered with this game because when we play online or try the leader boards the times are set by people like him.

Below was my recommend review, unfortunately the leader boards still haven't been fixed and the below review was written on July 8:th 2015...

Potential
RaceRoom Racing Experience has as a lot of it!

The game is great and simulates the cars close enough, or what I'd recon at least, there are a few things missing, but more on that later.
The races can have free practise and qualifying sessions added before the race and these options are also available in multiplayer.
The setup and configuration of the dedicated server is very easy.

These cars, which in real races are millimetres apart and us being able to do the same whilst playing multiplayer is just awesome!
Hats off for near flawless multiplayer code!

The free cars you get are awesome to drive and shows that effort has been put into simulating the different behaviours of the cars.
There are two racing circuits where one is a more open circuit similar to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and the other a more narrow circuit similar to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Both circuits are great fun and there are milliseconds to be gained in and out of every corner!

I've yet to try the "Get real" difficulty to have a look at the different setups of the cars, but I do hope there are some pre-sets to chose from.
The Jeoff Crammond Grand Prix games didn't have and see where that lead them...

There are however some problems with the game.
The first thing is that their marketing plan is confusing to say the least, no need for me to dig deeper into it, read the other reviews and read the guides for the game if you are to buy content.

The actual tracks could simulate more realistic features like best grip in the race line, and I'd like to see different type of weather too, like rain for example.

The leader board is a joke because the fastest laps on it are now impossible to beat as changes to the tracks have made some "short cuts" invalidating the lap.
A reset of the leader boards should be done ASAP!

Sector3 Studios are working continuously on the game and with that in mind and seeing the potential it'll bring RaceRoom Racing Experience very far!
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Roland
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I mean i know its a free game and well... its free but i was expecting more content...
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kutalmete
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Seriously? Okay I am was willing to pay for the DTM and WTCC seasons but come on, at least put all the tracks so we can play a proper season!

Guess it is back to ToCA3 for me for a proper racing game
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dutoitsean
( 28.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Since I got the game I have enjoyed every minute of it. Totally reccomend it to anyone into sim racers
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BeyondAeon
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
What I hate about this game:

1. Finding a car , there is no list of "Cars you can drive, just Lots of cars to Buy, I know I own some, But I can never find them

2. Screen setup & Resolution where is 1680x1050x60 ?

3. Music is SOO Loud

Gameplay ? , I'll get back to you on it , If I can get it setup.

but right now I'm going to play Project CARS
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hoob | ᴏɴ ᴠᴀᴄᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
pay 2 win basically, all the good cars are like 2.99 a piece, but this review is from the experience I had 2 years ago, so it might've changed
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BESTHACKER[ITA/ENG]
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Cars are fantastic!!
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I haven't played R3E from the beginning. So I don't know what these people are saying, when they are implying that this wasn't always such a great sim.

I've got 200 hours on Assetto Corsa. That was the sim that first got me hooked on the scene. Since then I've tried every sim out there. Nowadays I find myself only enjoying R3E. Why? Because of the quality of everything. I think it's probably the FFB that I'm most impressed with. It's the most predictable and sensitive I've seen yet. I instantly see and understand why I mess up my laps. I know that if I were more attentive to the wheel I could've driven better.

And so, when I return to other sims after driving around R3E I feel frustrated. The FFB feels so inaccurate I almost feel like deleting every other sim but R3E from Steam. Probably the only other one that comes close is Automobilista. But it's weird that even in that game what feels like a punishment appears as a learning opportunity in R3E, as it should in real life.

I think I'm beginning to sound a little crazy, but I actually feel guilty for not playing R3E more. I feel like this game deserves thousands of hours of enjoyment, which I'm unable to provide since my life situation. Other people complain about Sector3 milking cash. I, on the other hand, think that I'm not appreciating the work they have put in this game enough. I feel like the money I've given them isn't enough to show my appreciation for this game.

Do I recommend RaceRoom Racing Experience? If you're into serious racing, it's the only game you'll ever need. It's everything one could hope from a sim. So yes, I do recommend it.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
210.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
The game is rock solid.
Enjoyable from the very first race until now.
Don't hesitate and try it
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Its free. The physics are awesome. The free cars are awesome. The cars you pay for are even better. Its like a DCS of the racing world. All that being said, races that involve free tracks + free cars = a ♥♥♥♥♥how, but its not like it wasnt expected. Just download it and have fun.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
It is a decent game, fps is great and i think that once you get the hang of it; it will start to become addicting. Everything from the cars to the stands look great. Even the exhaust from the cars sound amazing. Good luck c:
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Definiately worth a try. But, i would call this a Free Trial, since there's not much in the free version. The sounds and cars are awesome. I really liked the games graphic too. I recommend it as a buy to play game. :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Amazing sound, great FFB, physics is good I guess, Everything else is boring as ♥♥♥♥ as in every other sim. Missing so many cars, graphics is meh and cockpits are by far the worst Ive ever seen. But the sound is just sooooo ♥♥♥♥in good.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
For racing enthusiasts or performance car fans this is a definite add to the "garage". The sound effects are first class as mentioned in many reviews. Definitely music to the ears and makes the adrenaline pump, simply outstanding. Having completed my racing license and tracking several sports/race cars over the years, I find the physics very good. Professional high calibre racers would be better suited to comment on the precision of the various cars.

It would be great to have a career mode introduced to add to the immersion, this would bring me back to the track more often.

The negative reviews with thumbs down due to pay to play model are both unfair and unrealistic. RacRroom make it possible to drive a couple cars and tracks free to sample the game, same as a demo of many other games/sims. Then if you like it, help keep the franchise going by purchasing some cars, tracks or both. If you don't enjoy it, nothing invested. For five or six bucks you can have a couple cars and learn to drive them properly. To truly learn a car and track takes a fair amout of seat time, so there is no need to drop a whole bunch of money right off the bat anyway, then, add as you go.

Having only sampled the online competions they seemed ok. This is not what I'm after personally so really have no valid input regarding online human v human competition.

In summary, this an excellent and fun sim; for a performance car or racing enthusiast you can't go wrong with RaceRoom.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Shound is awesome! But you wheelslip to easy tho...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I recommend you TRY it, because its free and there is no downside to buying it.
I mostly got it to try out my racing setup a while ago and it was worth playing.
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