Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!
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Mixed (176 reviews) - 68% of the 176 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2015

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May 26

Watch Now: Inspired to Drive - The Nicolas Hamilton Story

Experience the inspirational story of a race car driver’s battle to beat cerebral palsy and his quest to achieve his racing dreams in Inspired to Drive - The Nicolas Hamilton Story.

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Nicolas Hamilton always aspired to follow his brother, 3-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, into motor racing. Born with a disability that severely impacted his ability to even walk, much less control a car on the limit, Nicolas had to overcome incredible odds.

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May 12

Patch 11.0 Now Available - HTC Vive Support is here!

The next Project CARS patch is now live on Steam. This one brings a host of Virtual Reality improvements, and features full HTC Vive support. We support SteamVR's room customization option when using the HTC Vive, so whenever you're in the game menus, you'll see the SteamVR room in the background. This allows you to customize the look of the 3D space surrounding the menus via the SteamVR Workshop. We're looking forward to seeing all the creative Project CARS themed custom backgrounds that our fans come up with. :)

We've also implemented the often-requested VR mouse support, Gaze control support, and the ability to seamlessly swap between them and use them along with Custom Controllers and Gamepads.

Due to the extent of the Virtual Reality updates, we strongly recommend that you delete the configuration files that store the various settings. These are found in "\Users\<username>\Documents\Project CARS" and are the files with XML extension.

Project CARS - PC Patch 11.0

Virtual Reality
* HTC Vive support
* Gaze control implemented, providing hands-free interaction with the User Interface
* Mouse pointer control in HMD view implemented
* Photo mode is now fully functional
* Depth of Field effects now work correctly
* The game will now retain controller focus when the player removes the HMD
* Improved rendering system for Crepuscular rays and Sun flares
* Improved rendering of dirt and rain drops on Helmet visor
* Improved the default seat position
* Improved the default HUD position
* Improved default camera settings to prevent the car tilting independently from the player at steep inclines
* Fixed a refresh issue on the UI when returning from a race to the main menu

* Nürburgring Combined
- Fixed an issue where a pit stop operation would fail to initiate correctly, leaving the car stuck in the pits
- Fixed the starting lights not working
- Fixed an issue with the pit-in trigger potentially initiating when the player is on the main straight
* Improved system for Opponent Labels
* Added support for the Thrustmaster TMX ForceFeedback wheel
* Fixed an issue with Fanatec wheels where at times it would cause dropped frames at the start of a race
* Fixed an issue with Fanatec wheels where LEDs and pedal rumble motors failed to work after a disconnect/reconnect

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“Project CARS looks great, sounds fantastic, and feels even better”
8.9/10 – IGN

“LA nouvelle référence des jeux de course sur consoles et PC”
4.5/5 – Gameblog

“Project CARS é destinato a diventare modello di riferimento per qualsiasi produzione futura”
9.5/10 – Gamesoul

About This Game

Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!

Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise.

Discover an unrivaled immersion fuelled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports in a dynamic career mode and write your own tale in an intense online multiplayer.

Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, deep tuning & pit stop functionality, and support for Oculus Rift and 12K ultra HD resolution, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

Next-gen graphics, authentic handling, playable via Oculus Rift and 12K Ultra HD resolution

Guided, tested and approved by fans & pilots for the perfect gameplay balance

Master a variety of motorsports & unprecedented track roster in a sandbox career mode

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 260, ATI Radeon HD 5770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For racing wheel support check:
    • OS: Windows 7 with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GT600 series, AMD Radeon HD7000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For racing wheel support check:
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I will be comparing this game to its main competitor, which is Assetto Corsa. (cant account for rfactor 2 because i dont own that game).
Having played both games, I think they both upsides and downsides.
Project Cars feels, to me, like a more complete game than Assetto Corsa.
You have a proper progressive career mode where you start out as a racer and choose which league you want to start out in, you have proper multiplayer in which you can easily host your own lobbies without any port-forwarding ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
You have day/night time progression as well as various weather settings. You have complete control over each individual option in a race you create, whether it be assists, cars, AI/player count, practice session time, qualifying and the final race.
Project Cars feels amazing with my G27 wheel.
The graphics are the best of any sim racing game on the market today.
Beautiful tracks, especially Azure Coast & California Highway.

Okay, moving to the downsides of this game.
-The physics are not the best in the genre by any means, a lot of oversteer and easily correctable which makes racing relatively *easy*, compared to Assetto Corsa where it is very biased on understeer which rewards you for proper driving.
-The sounds are not realistic at all if you compare some cars to real life. It's as if every car's sounds are simulated with the car having 0 noise muffling even if it's a street car(Ford Mustang).
-There are barely, if any, mods for this game so you're pretty much stuck with what you get + DLCs.
-Speaking of DLCs, this game has many and are expensive for *barely* what you get.
-The AI is incredibly horse ♥♥♥♥ and will always find a way to ram you, no matter how well(or bad) you drive. Move a bit to the right if an AI is overtaking you, and he will(for some reason) run into your ♥♥♥ and spin you out any way.

Both games are good in their own way. It's all down to personal preference.
Do you want a hotlapping simulator with the best physics in it's genre and modability?
Or do you want a complete game with an amazing career mode, proper multiplayer and incredible visuals?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
178.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This game constantly loses its settings. Everytime I play I have to setup my controllers. It's extremely frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
90.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Drifting in this game suck... If you want gr8 sim you need to buy assetto corsa, not this one. Graphics ain't everythin
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Great graphics, realistic car handling, a good sense of speed is where Project Cars gets it right. Unfortunately the AI leave a lot to be desired. What may be seen as banging doors on certain models, the same behavior doesn't work for open wheel. It is literally frustrating and atrocious that the AI don't even seem to acknowledge your existence and will run completely through you. At times when they do acknowledge you, they will ram directly into you, which in turn makes it no different than the average online experience. This is a shame because the handling, force feedback, physics and graphics are second to none. Race Room Racing Experience does a wonderful job with AI and Assetto Corsa to a lesser degree. Project Cars AI are just downright rude, blind and stupid. 3/5 -2 for bad AI in regards to open wheel models, which is what I like to race.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet .Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Project Cars in my own words is a Hyper-realistic racing sims.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
106.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Great racing game/sim. Realistic graphics and good physics.. Very immersive in virtual reality
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
552.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game has so many things going for it that it pains me to say don't touch it if you intend to invest amy more than a few hours of your gaming life. Every driving game with intentions of hooking you and keeping you coming back for more will allow you to create and save multiple car setups for each car at each track. For any serious driver, continous tuning of setups for various weather conditions and tyre strategies for example is a basic requirement. Every racing game form Crammonds F1GP ! back in the early 90's to present day allows you this joy. But not Project Cars! You have some of the best real time weather effects ever seen. You have more setup parameters than any racing game I have seen. BUT, you cannot create and save multiple setups for each car at each track. Its crazy I know but the developers did not include this basic feature that every other developer considers a must. Despite requests to fix this game killing omission none of the may patches to date have adressed this issue. In fact the developers have simply ignored it and refuse to even discuss the issue. Don't buy it.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Very nice track and cars but the game is stupid with the pits and all the weird stuff. The worst it is the interaction with other cars, you will always hit the wall the wrong way and facing the wrong direction. Why are they so stupid to think that we will have fun playing with the worst result in a crash? Fun if you do not crash! Grid Auto sport is many times better.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This is an amazing game
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7.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
Go full realism difficulty and any other game ever made feels like it could be played by a monkey. Makes winning hella rewarding too!
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Green Smurf
67.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
To all Logitech G 27 owners - WHEEL is not working!!!!
Clutch is not responding at all.
Logitech is not supporting G27 at Win 10 - download newest driver from Logi teck side and identyfied my G 27 as F***nG PS 29 no clutch crap!

To the game love it like to play again!

- no fun to work 30min to use the wheel with brakes and accelorator off/on only.
PLEASE - tell Logitech fix it or F#&k OFF!

Smurf out .
PS: Sorry Project Car Guys - You need to call Logishit to fix it - it's your game - and i'am not playin it!
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9.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
on ATI it look and runs like ♥♥♥♥ if you have an ATI card you are in for a world of frustration so just avoid.
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Mattias Bloodskull
3.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Forza for adults.
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258.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
Honestly I have had fun in the game, but I can't recommend it :(

The physics is really not what I like! After playing Iracing, Assetto corsa or even Forza, this game doesn't compare to them in my eyes.
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8.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
Game was amazing in the Rift CV1, however I had to decrease graphics settings each session after starting out nearly maxed out and running flawlessly. The game would just ♥♥♥♥ up after starting a new race with almost an unnoticable constant vibrating/shaking(motion-sickness inducing) and popping in and out of textures. I even tried the optimal settings in Geforce experience and it still looked horrible, and then low settings didn't help. Its just unplayable at this point which is depressing after how realistic and smooth it initially looked, and since OC'ing my Strix 1080 didn't fix or improve it at all (even though it handled max settings fine originally).

I still recommend Project Cars since its got amazing detail on the track and in the car. Using this in VR with my seat fully reclined and engine roaring in my ears was pretty ♥♥♥♥ing great, and now all it needs is a geforce simulator. Handling-wise it is nearly impossible to drift though, definitely another thing to be addressed. Just hope that the issues will be fixed.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
Overrated graphics, primitive collision physics...
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207.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
This gasme is a great way to waste alot of time, but it is time well enjoyed :)
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2,099.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
Disconnects during time trial (when you get a few tenths up on your ghost),crashes on your best gt3 car on your favourite track. Saves you hundreds in haircuts and no need for dye,Guaranteed you will lose your hair !! A must for tuners !!

EDIT: Oh and ghosts that disappear
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7.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Graphics on Vive are a grainy, blurry mess even with settings mostly maxed. Issues with frame loss and stuttering also make the game unplayable unless Anti Aliasing is set to off, therefore making it the grainy mess it is. All and all, I wish I could get my money back and try Assetto Corsa or Iracing instead. I feel jipped!
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