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.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (5,159 reviews) - 54% of the 5,159 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2013

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April 26

26-04-2016 RaceRoom has been updated

26-04-2016

We understand that some of our players are experiencing crashes when loading into or during game session in Nordschleife. While we have made some optimizations it is still possible that you may experience crashes due to memory allocation failure. If this occurs, you can try the following to reduce the overall memory usage.
- Disable replay recording. This is done by adding -disableReplay to Steam Launch Options.
- Turn Opponent cockpit off in Video Settings.
- Reduce Track and Car Texture Quality in Video Settings.
- Reduce Shader and Car Reflection Quality in Video Settings.

Some users have reported that loading a car with a custom car setup after a physics update was deployed would sometimes result in a broken car behavior. We recommend to Reset your car setup to the new default values to prevent any such issue.

Update Highlights:
- Fixed the join lag in multiplayer
- Unlocked bigger grids for everyone in dedicated servers
- Chat messages in MP are now yellow and allow 156 characters
- Group 5 class physics update
- Ford Mustang GT3 moved to GTR3 class


Game:
- Fixed an issue with game finding wrong camera in pitlane.
- Fixed so game gets properly paused in singleplayer race monitor if the user opens the steam overlay.
- Fixed a crash that could occur during loading.
- Reduced memory usage when loading into a level.
- Fixed an issue in Garage menu where FFB remained active
- Fixed an exploit that allowed players to use lower fuel quantities in Leaderboard Challenges and Competitions.
Due to this exploit we will soon remove entries that were created since the exploit was introduced.
- Fixed an issue in pitstops where it would take extra 3-4 seconds after confirming 0L fuel or if the pit stop preset had no fuel needed. The game now it checks if fuel will be added, if not it cancels that action. If it was the only action, whole pitstop is cancelled.
- Fixed cars full throttling at pitstops.
- Fixed an issue where players were getting cut track penalties at pit entry.
- Added missing fallback pages for DTM 2015 that was causing infinite black screen at launch for players when they failed to get the online loading screen.
- Fixed issue with compact data display being positioned incorrectly on different aspect ratios.
- Added default profiles and wheel ranges for Thrustmaster 150 and TMX wheels.
- Added proper filtering to car setup load/save system.
- Restyled the car setup a little.
- Fixed an issue that was causing a crash at launch if the player had an older version of graphics.xml
- Fixed header formatting for certain system backend requests that might reduce certain timeouts.


Multiplayer:
- Fixed the severe freeze that occurred in MP when another player joins.
- Added Bigger grids to player dedicated servers.
Please note the max opponent allowed depends on your track rotation. E.g. If you have a track that only has 24 slots in your rotation, that will be your max opponent allowed overall, despite having a track that goes up to 100. This is to ensure no one gets kicked out/disconnects when they choose to continue to next track. If you want 100 cars you have to make sure not to include a track with less grid slots available.
Please also note that the game becomes quite laggy after 40. While we will look into optimizing things, you should avoid setting a track with more than 35-40 opponents.

- Fixed so the player is put on the Garage menu after pressing and holding ESC instead of having to press and hold ESC twice
- Increased chat message max length to 156.
- Changed message area/box text color to yellow so it’s more readable if background is white.


Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:

- Group 5 class : Physics update, sounds adjusted. Due to the physics update the leaderboards of these cars are wiped.
- WTCC 2015 class : BOP adjustment in preparation of TCOne, AI tweaks
- Ford Mustang GT3 : Moved to GTR3 class, physics & sound update
- GTO Classics Class : AI tweaks, improved fuel estimates
- Audi 90Q : Fixed cases where the car would fail to park into the pit spot.
- Audi R18 P1 : Removed the flame on backfires (Diesel…) and fixed a case where the suspension arms would break on front wheels when applying a high amount of steering
- Mistral 530 and DMD P20 : Fixed suspension arms breaking under high steering
- P4/5 Competizione : Added Downshift Prevention beep
- Hockenheim : Camera sets added
- Suzuka : Fixed incorrect spawn positions when using high amount of opponents
- Nordschleife - 24H layout : AI tweaks
- Shanghai : Fixed AI going too fast into the hairpin

Art:
- Bentley Continental GT3 : Approvals tweaks
- Group 5 class: Fixed holes in shadows
- Chevrolet Dekon Monza : Fixed some cockpit gauges
- Nissan Skyline 2000RS : Fixed tacho dial
- Ford GT GT3 : Fixed some blurps of pixels on the side mirrors
- Ford Mustang GT3 : Improved some old looking textures on the tail lights
- BMW M3 E30 : Wheels were not perfectly round, causing weird FFB signals
- Brands Hatch : Fixed a hole in the ground
- Hockenheim : Fixed a hole in the ground on the inside of Sachskurve
- Norisring : Fixed some normals on pitbuilding, tuned IGA banners for a better visual fit, tweaks to generics and props
- Salzburgring : Reduced grip, Moved tyre stacks a bit further away from the apex
- Zandvoort : Upped the maximum opponents to 32


Portal:
Fixed an issue where players would get different total price depending on the order of packs in cart. Portal now always ensures player gets the highest discount regardless of order.

8 comments Read more

April 26

26-04-2016 RaceRoom has been updated

26-04-2016

We understand that some of our players are experiencing crashes when loading into or during game session in Nordschleife. While we have made some optimizations it is still possible that you may experience crashes due to memory allocation failure. If this occurs, you can try the following to reduce the overall memory usage.
- Disable replay recording. This is done by adding -disableReplay to Steam Launch Options.
- Turn Opponent cockpit off in Video Settings.
- Reduce Track and Car Texture Quality in Video Settings.
- Reduce Shader and Car Reflection Quality in Video Settings.

Some users have reported that loading a car with a custom car setup after a physics update was deployed would sometimes result in a broken car behavior. We recommend to Reset your car setup to the new default values to prevent any such issue.

Update Highlights:
- Fixed the join lag in multiplayer
- Unlocked bigger grids for everyone in dedicated servers
- Chat messages in MP are now yellow and allow 156 characters
- Group 5 class physics update
- Ford Mustang GT3 moved to GTR3 class


Game:
- Fixed an issue with game finding wrong camera in pitlane.
- Fixed so game gets properly paused in singleplayer race monitor if the user opens the steam overlay.
- Fixed a crash that could occur during loading.
- Reduced memory usage when loading into a level.
- Fixed an issue in Garage menu where FFB remained active
- Fixed an exploit that allowed players to use lower fuel quantities in Leaderboard Challenges and Competitions.
Due to this exploit we will soon remove entries that were created since the exploit was introduced.
- Fixed an issue in pitstops where it would take extra 3-4 seconds after confirming 0L fuel or if the pit stop preset had no fuel needed. The game now it checks if fuel will be added, if not it cancels that action. If it was the only action, whole pitstop is cancelled.
- Fixed cars full throttling at pitstops.
- Fixed an issue where players were getting cut track penalties at pit entry.
- Added missing fallback pages for DTM 2015 that was causing infinite black screen at launch for players when they failed to get the online loading screen.
- Fixed issue with compact data display being positioned incorrectly on different aspect ratios.
- Added default profiles and wheel ranges for Thrustmaster 150 and TMX wheels.
- Added proper filtering to car setup load/save system.
- Restyled the car setup a little.
- Fixed an issue that was causing a crash at launch if the player had an older version of graphics.xml
- Fixed header formatting for certain system backend requests that might reduce certain timeouts.


Multiplayer:
- Fixed the severe freeze that occurred in MP when another player joins.
- Added Bigger grids to player dedicated servers.
Please note the max opponent allowed depends on your track rotation. E.g. If you have a track that only has 24 slots in your rotation, that will be your max opponent allowed overall, despite having a track that goes up to 100. This is to ensure no one gets kicked out/disconnects when they choose to continue to next track. If you want 100 cars you have to make sure not to include a track with less grid slots available.
Please also note that the game becomes quite laggy after 40. While we will look into optimizing things, you should avoid setting a track with more than 35-40 opponents.

- Fixed so the player is put on the Garage menu after pressing and holding ESC instead of having to press and hold ESC twice
- Increased chat message max length to 156.
- Changed message area/box text color to yellow so it’s more readable if background is white.


Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:

- Group 5 class : Physics update, sounds adjusted. Due to the physics update the leaderboards of these cars are wiped.
- WTCC 2015 class : BOP adjustment in preparation of TCOne, AI tweaks
- Ford Mustang GT3 : Moved to GTR3 class, physics & sound update
- GTO Classics Class : AI tweaks, improved fuel estimates
- Audi 90Q : Fixed cases where the car would fail to park into the pit spot.
- Audi R18 P1 : Removed the flame on backfires (Diesel…) and fixed a case where the suspension arms would break on front wheels when applying a high amount of steering
- Mistral 530 and DMD P20 : Fixed suspension arms breaking under high steering
- P4/5 Competizione : Added Downshift Prevention beep
- Hockenheim : Camera sets added
- Suzuka : Fixed incorrect spawn positions when using high amount of opponents
- Nordschleife - 24H layout : AI tweaks
- Shanghai : Fixed AI going too fast into the hairpin

Art:
- Bentley Continental GT3 : Approvals tweaks
- Group 5 class: Fixed holes in shadows
- Chevrolet Dekon Monza : Fixed some cockpit gauges
- Nissan Skyline 2000RS : Fixed tacho dial
- Ford GT GT3 : Fixed some blurps of pixels on the side mirrors
- Ford Mustang GT3 : Improved some old looking textures on the tail lights
- BMW M3 E30 : Wheels were not perfectly round, causing weird FFB signals
- Brands Hatch : Fixed a hole in the ground
- Hockenheim : Fixed a hole in the ground on the inside of Sachskurve
- Norisring : Fixed some normals on pitbuilding, tuned IGA banners for a better visual fit, tweaks to generics and props
- Salzburgring : Reduced grip, Moved tyre stacks a bit further away from the apex
- Zandvoort : Upped the maximum opponents to 32


Portal:
Fixed an issue where players would get different total price depending on the order of packs in cart. Portal now always ensures player gets the highest discount regardless of order.

4 comments Read more

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
Helpful customer reviews
198 of 293 people (68%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
This game could EASILY have become the best sim racing game on steam but is completely ruined by its terrible paywall system that they have. The visuals are very pleasing to the eye and the physics and sound add up to it to make the game feel like a very high end sim. Sadly the microtransation hell that Sector 3 has come up with really ruined the perfect opportunity to make the best racing sim for racing fans to enjoy.

Its very depressing because RACE '07 and GTR 2 were both excellent iconic simulation racing games. Maybe if they had followed the path of their previous games, RaceRoom wouldve been a simulator far better than Assetto Corsa or rFactor2 could ever be

but no matter what i say, this is gonna get downvoted to hell because fanboys cant take having their beloved software being judged and thats absolutely pathetic

"Scores"

Graphics and Visuals = 9.5/10

Sound Design = 10/10

Physics = 9/10

Menu and UI = 7/10

DLC and Microtransaction Usage = 2/10

Overall Score = 7.5/10

Raceroom is an excellent simulator but cannot be recommended due to how much you have to invest to actually enjoy its content.
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62 of 81 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Like some people say on other reviews this can be considered just a demo of a overpriced game but for free you get:
-some free cars
-3 tracks with different settings and time of day
-multiplayer
-simulator like experience
-good sounds
-okay graphics

so I can't really complain imo
I just wish it wasn't needed to download 17GB to just play the free content....
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
Just bought R3E last week due to the black friday deal with all content for 49.99€ and must say I'm absolutely blown away by it; it's just a fantastic and truly immersive experience.

This is my first review so felt I had to give my opinion to help balance out some of the redundant criticim and negativity surrounding this game/sim.

Pros:
Sounds (Outstanding!)
AI (A lot better than AC or Pcars)
Official series
Excellent FFB
Tracks - although not laser scanned look and feel absolutley spot on.
Graphics - Very good, not the best by any means but much better than expected.
Great car selection
Physics - I'm certainly no expert but has overtaken AC as my new favourite ( Pcars, AC, and Iracing are the only sims I've used)

Cons:

Pricing structure -I only bought this due to the deal making it the same as buying a normal game for £40. I'm really not a fan of the free to play model or Iracing's subsription and single content purchasing.
And what's sad here is I almost denied myself a fantastic sim because of this. If it werent for the deal I'd not have bothered so hopefully the developers can rethink their pricing structure and offer the content for sale altogether like a regular game.


This really exceeded my expectation. It's honestly hard to describe but something just feels right about driving the cars in R3E. A real must have in any sim racing enthusiast's library!

Edit: Looking through some of the negative reviews here and many of them are just rediculous. Yes, the game's certainly not perfect but giving negative reviews for the fact that the game 'needs' a steering wheel when it's designed as a proper simulation is just stupid. Also saying the game is ♥♥♥♥ because you have to buy cars and tracks again is just stupid. Do people actually think free to play games are free?? I certainly don't agree with how the pricing model works but I certainly dont expect to get things (of any real value) for free...
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
I wanted to try it because it's free to play and I use a wheel (T300RS).
It was a huge surprise. Even if the menu are ♥♥♥♥♥♥, the physics, the graphics and especially the sound are absolutely amazing!
The development is active and this is amazing!
I have a lot more good time with RRRE than I expected!
The big con however is the content princing ... but the content quality is really the highest I found as game DLC.

As comparison I play Assetto Corsa, Dirt Rally (and sometimes Project Cars...).
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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Very nice racing sim.
Unlike the other racing games for PC this one works properly and doesnt feel Beta.
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