The Crew is een revolutionaire action-driving MMO die exclusief voor next-gen consoles en high-end PC’s is ontwikkeld. The Crew maakt optimaal gebruik van de mogelijkheden om spelers online met elkaar te verbinden als nooit tevoren.
Gebruikersrecensies: Grotendeels positief (5,249 recensies)
Releasedatum: 1 dec 2014

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22 april

"Jurassic Raid" Challenge

We’re challenging you to race all the way to the dinosaurs! So you better make like Jeff Goldblum and go faster!

From the 24th until the 27th of April, you’ll be put in your favorite Raid spec down South with an intriguing finish! Don’t let the raptors catch up!

We’ll be rewarding the Top 50 on each of the following platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC, so be sure to get your times in!

As always: The better the score, the sweeter the reward.

  • Top three scores get a Season Pass!
  • From the 4th to the 25th top times, 100,000 Crew Credits.
  • From the 26st to the 50th top times, 45,000 Crew Credits.
Please note that only Uplay linked accounts are eligible for the rewards.

#NeverDriveAlone
The Crew team

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17 april

Community News - April 17th

It’s time for our community highlight, in which we take you from the coolest YouTube videos to the best forum threads.

We’ve been keeping an eye on social media channels, Facebook groups, reddit, fan sites, and of course, the forums. If you’ve created something that you think is worthy, be sure to share it with us on any of our channels!

To check out this week's community highlights, click here!

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Gold Edition

De Gold Edition bevat de game en de season pass.

Over dit spel

Je auto is je avatar. Personliseer je auto en rij door vijf unieke en extreem gedetailleerde omgevingen van Amerika in de grote open wereld. Vind je weg in de drukke straten van New York en Los Angeles, cruise langs Miami Beach of trek door de wilde natuur van Monument Valley. Iedere locatie heeft zijn eigen kenmerken en verrassingen om te overwinnen. Op jouw reis ontmoet je andere spelers; allemaal potentiële teamgenoten of rivalen. Dit is rijden met spanning, gevarieerd en open!

RIJD NOOIT ALLEEN
Spring moeiteloos in een game en stel je eigen crew van vier coureurs samen. Of je nu convoys onderschept, of ontsnapt aan de politie, samen met je vrienden kan je alles aan!

EEN GIGANTISCHE WERELD VOL VARIATIE
Heel Amerika is jouw speeltuin; alle wegen en alles wat ertussen zit. Wil je racen in de stad, buitenwijken, heuvels, het platteland, bergen, de woestijn of racebanen? Het is allemaal mogelijk!

BEREID JE VOOR OP DE VOLGENDE KLUS
Met het uitgebreide, maar simpele tuning systeem pas je jouw auto geheel aan op jouw stijl en voorkeuren. De 5 verschillende tuning specs (street, performance, dirt, raid en circuit) specialiseren je auto voor elk terrein. Zo ben je altijd klaar voor de volgende race!

GA DOOR MET SPELEN, WAAR JE OOK BENT
Breid je ervaring uit op iOS, Android tablets en online. Hier houd je je vrienden in de gaten en verbeter je auto voordat je speelt. Geef je crew opdrachten onderweg om meer XP en onderdelen te verzamelen.

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz (or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard required, XBOX 360 controller optional (or compatible controller)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7, Windows® 8 and 8.1 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0 GHz Recommended for 30FPS / Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6 GHz Recommended for 60FPS
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 or AMD Radeon 6870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 ) Recommended for 30FPS / NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 or AMD Radeon 7870 (2048MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) Recommended for 60FPS
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, racing wheel, headset, optional controller (Xbox One Controller or Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended) Multiplayer: 1024 kbps or faster broadband connection *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 / R7 / R9 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / TITAN series
Nuttige klantrecensies
10 van de 10 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
117.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 december 2014
Most fun i had with an Arcade racer since Burn out Paradise.

Yes the game has issues like

Server connectivity issues
random crashed,
not being able to form a Crew sometimes
Achievements not being synced
AI traffic popping up and diseapearing on the road
players not appearing on the road but underneath the road.

But still i have such fun driving around with friends, doing skill challenges and races together
The map is huge and has a lot of detail.
By huge i mean a complete lap around the map can take up to 2 hours depending on the car used.
And the amount of skill challenges are mental.

The storycutscenes i skipped, i bought this game for the racing not the talking, :).

there are not a lot of cars available compared to other games, but each car has up to 5 different specs (not all),
and they all handle differently.

I dislike the nervous steering movements in the cockpit view, while my actual racing wheel is perfectly stable.
And where are the working mirrors in the cockpit view?
The mirrors work in 3rd person view.
So i prefer to use the bonnet or bumper cam now.

I use a Logitech Driving Force GT wheel for this game, and i love the force feedback,
you can really notice the difference between car specs in the wheel.

I have set my forcefeedback on 65% because the default setting is bad for your bones, :)
The Steering rotation i have set on 270 degrees.
Works better for me instead of the 900 degrees i normally use in simulator games.
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7 van de 9 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
194.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2014
10/10 would the crew again
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
135.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 februari
This game is fun for a while, but you will get bored quickly. This game is ment to play with other people, in a crew and play together. Their motto is #neverdrivealone. Problem with this game is false promising.

After 2 months this game still got many issues with the multiplayer. I have my ports forwarded as does my buddies but trying to join each other crew almost never works. "Can't join the crew" is something you will see often if you try to join a crew.
A patch after 2 months since release promised a lot good, but the reality is that some bugs they announched to be fixed are still broken. How can you do that as a company? Saying something is fixed, while it is still broken. Thats a lie!
They work very slowly and I fear that this will follow the footsteps of Test Drive Unlimited 2, a game abandoned by the devs.

Good things about this game is the huge map that is a real nice job.

Don't buy the game yet. wait for a huge sale (don't pay more then 5 bucks) Or wait for patches that DO fix things.
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3 van de 5 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
36.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 maart
*WARNING*
=======================================================
Do not buy this game, unless you want a sh*tload of dissapointment, drifting
is near to impossible and all the cutscenes, believe me; there are a lot of
cutscenes, stutter like hell. Steering is really hard and bouncy. Graphically you
better play NFS Carbon, because it's the same deal. I just threw away 45 EUR.
=======================================================
*WARNING*

-edit-: This review was made pre-update, the steering is stable now, but the
rest is still really bad.
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4 van de 7 mensen (57%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
33.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 december 2014
This is the best racing game ever
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4 van de 8 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
80.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 december 2014
The idea of the game is good but....

I have the 4 double of the recommended settings and can only play on low with 15fps.
lags so hard that you can't complete some missions (I'm not the only one)
on low the graphics looks like gta san andreas.
you get bronze for almost everything.
If you play with a controller, your games lags even more and your speed goes down alot.

Would not recommend untill they fix it. You can see all forums on the internet having those problems. Contacted ubisoft, no proper answer yet
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
82.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 december 2014
i've never had such an optimized game since YEARS!
on big fat AWESOME GAME
i don't have worlds best compterspecs but everything i want is available
stickers, bodykits, career, 60fps option, nissan skyline GT-R R34, offroad driving, animals running around, people running around, can drive anywhere and 40 other things

if you like racing, upgrading, stickers, wheels, 60fps option, team up with others BUY IT!!!!
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967 van de 1,101 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
171.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 januari
Well. The Crew... I honestly was dying to get this game, and I dropped the $85 for the gold edition. I figured since I loved racing games to death that this would be the perfect fit for me. But boy was I wrong. I do have a lot of fun on it but beware, the car physics are horrible and the map is sub-par at best. You get this hype from looking at the game that it's going to be awesome with a gigantic map and tons of cities to drive through but then you get in and BAM, there's only 2 cities that are slightly like 10% close to the historic scale of it, and those two are LA and New York. The problems with those are they take up 1/4 of each region they're in. West Coast: 75% nothing, 25% LA. East Coast: roughly 40% New York and 60% Hills and forests. The handling in the game is sub-par too, which I kinda braced for knowing it was on a havok engine. But when you really get into it it's one of the single most disappointing things in the game. Most of the cars either handle like you're steering them with your feet or handle like you crank the wheel over on each turn even if you're trying to only follow slight contours in the road.

+The cars are nice
+The map is still nice despite the major lack of any cities between New York and LA
+Bonneville Salt Flats is acutally made to a barely historic scale (only for the speed area)
+Street cars handle pretty well
+Circuit cars are hilarious
+Circuit Silverado
+HUMMER

-Miserable offroad physics because of the vehicle flipping limitations, Raid car physics leave a lot to be desired
-crash cutscenes are the most annoying things ever and tend to take ~15 seconds to go away
-Missions are subpar at best
-Campaign is linear and not even racing
-some of the fastest cars in the game are some of the slowest performance cars (Koe♥♥♥♥segg Agera R: 279 mph fullstock (amazing buff), and 219mph level 1299 perf tune. Real/recorded top speed: Nowhere near any of these at 263mph)
-Between LA and New York the cities are horrible and very half ♥♥♥♥♥, 90% of the giant cities that rival LA are just represented as small towns (Dallas, Washington DC, etc...)
-A lot of major cities aren't even represented in the game (Houston, Phoenix, Glendale, Palm Springs [I know it's in the game but that's like one house, palm springs is a pretty nice place], Denver, etc..)
-The game feels like minimal effort was put into it.
--Crashes every 1-3 hours, usually during something important like the end mission or a skill
--Graphics depend too heavily on shaders and shadowing, not real effort and modelling skills.
-Cops are kinda annoying but really not bad any more, updates changed the police and made them hilarious golf balls for Hummers.
-Tuning the H1 to Raid spec is horrible because it tunes it like a gas engine. The Duramax LLY diesel tuned to 600hp on a would NOT have only 700lb/ft of torque, it would EASILY be in the 4 digits (around 1,150ft/lb) for torque and it would be unstoppable. Work on diesel engines, then it gets my vote (granted it's an extremely small gripe because I still love the H1 to death ingame)
-Mapping is horrible, around Black Mount there are patches of trees floating 5 feet off the ground and trees growing in the middle of the train tracks that the train just drives through, and in New York the storm gutters in the tunnels underground have no collision meshes and your wheels get stuck underground if you hit that area.

My personal thoughts on this is they should put it as an early access game, not a full release game. This release is just.. For lack of better word, it's just not good, it's an incomplete game marketed as a full game.
If they announce they have no plans to do any major revamps I would never recommend this to any of my friends. All in all, The Crew pretty much turned out to be exactly what I hoped it wouldn't be, and that is just another overhyped game that isn't worth the money, destroyed by Ubisoft forcing the game developer to cut a lot of corners and release a broken game

EDIT: My view of the game went up a lot with the addition of the Mini with a circuit tune and a Ford Focus with a Raid tune (the 2 funniest cars in the game now) There were plenty of updates after that but I have neglected to mention them, but it's still not worth paying the full price for, anyone interested should get it while it's on sale.

Thank you for reading.

The game is getting better but it still leaves much to be desired.
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675 van de 794 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
85.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 december 2014
EDIT: Over time and what not, Ivory Tower corrected some of the issues. Corrections are written in (italic) after each section. Enjoy reading!


After more than 60 hours of playing this, I keep editing this review to keep you updated.
For. ♥♥♥♥s. Sake. What went wrong?

Racing-MMO: Announced as an MMO Game. A single Session can only hold 8 Players. ALSO: Uses NAT-Connection system. A player who is not in your region won't be able to join your session. The Crew (Steam Worldwide)? ♥♥♥♥ off.
(April 2015: They improved matchmaking, merged PvP-Lobbies and improved game hosting, it's basically faster now. No other sewere issues were changed online-wise.)

CARS: This game holds a breathtaking amount of 27 cars + DLC cars. And they are not even available in every spec. Test Drive Unlimited 2 had 130, for comparison. They also handle next to nothing realistic. Muscle cars have better grip than a BMW. RWD, FWD or AWD? No difference either.
(March 2015: Handling SEVERLY improved, more and more specs got/get added every month. April 2015: More specs added, Raid DLC pack added.)

ENVIRONMENT: Pretty neat. Animals. People. Cannot be touched but still a nice additon (That's Ubisoft Reflections for you there --> Driver:SF). The Map is huge and even after 40 hours of normal play time you wont even have it explored half-way. Environment is a huge plus here. Very good. 7.8/10 because there's too much undetailed water.
(March 2015: Water updated, better reflections, realistic depth effects and more natural colours.)

TUNING: Well, yes. Better than Rivals. Not as good as Underground 2. It's not bad compared to other recent racing games and you can tune your car just enough to be "individual". Severe Lack of stickers.
(March 2015: This game is OVERFLOWING with a giant variation of stickers!)

AI and Police: THE RUBBERBANDING IS REAL. Ivory Tower SERIOUSLY managed to make a rubberbanding system 1299 times WORSE than EA. It doesn't matter if it's a Crown Vic, F-150 or Corvette. Cop cars have astonishing speeds of up to 250mph (400kmh), weigh about 30 metric tons and can seemingly drive through traffic, other cop cars, YOU if they want to, and can make objects in their way such as fences merely DISINTEGRATE. Also, if you're too far away, they just fly to you. Really ♥♥♥♥ing neat. It's impossible to outrun a bunch of Lexus Sedans with a high-end Ford GT. The cops either keep up with you for 20 minutes straight or magically stop chasing you after 10 seconds. Sometimes they jump. Sometimes they fall through the ground. But most importantly, a CROWN VICTORIA can just BRAKE and STOP in front of a HUMMER H1 WITHOUT TAKING DAMAGE AND SUCCESSFULLY STOPPING THE 4 TONS HUMMER H1 IN UNDER A SECOND. Oh, and the cops bust you in like 3 seconds. Also: If you're under 30mph, you've got next to no chance of escaping the cops.
(March 2015: weight-Issue corrected! Police cars weigh about 1.5 tons as they should and you are able to escape them too, pursuits are A LOT more fun now. 3-second-bust not changed. Disintegration and teleporting still exists too.)

In-Game-Money: Not enough. There's just not enough. Everything is overpriced, the game is almost dragging you towards its microtransactions. 40000 Crew Credits for 6$. You're not even able to buy a car with these 6$. 40000 is nothing. You can buy 4 good vinyls with that. Stickers.
ALMOST. THEY ALMOST HAD IT. IT WAS OKAY FOR LIKE A MONTH AND NOW THEY CUT THE FACTION REWARDS BY FRIENDS IN HALF. RIDICULOUS.
April 2015: YOU GET EVEN LESS NOW! WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥!


Connectivity: As I mentioned before, terrible. NAT-based. Lag Simulator 2014. There's a pretty high chance you can not play with anyone outside of your region, depending on your NAT-type.

Servers: "25th April 2015: FREQUENT COMPLETE SHUTDOWNS ON BOTH PC AND CONSOLES. I'M SURE SUPPORT WAS CONTACTED A LOT OF TIMES ALREADY, BUT THE SERVERS HAVE BEEN DOWN FOR DAYS NOW. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BLOODY RIDICULOUS."

Graphics: Meh. Acceptable. Textures not too great, and I'm not talking about the world. Your characters jacket looks like it's from Just Cause 2. No mirror reflections in first person mode. Alternate graphics in first person mode, increasing SSAO. Could cause frame drop on older graphics cards. Framerate absolutely awful and completely unjustified. Distant textures --> Assassins Creed: Unity. Texture filtering? Not really.

This game is still unfinished.

IGNs 6/10 is completely justified.
Polygons 4.5/10 is still justified.
My rating below based on my listed points in this review:

MMO-Aspects: 4/10
Cars: 6/10
Environment: 9/10
Tuning: 6/10
AI and Police: 2/10
Online Features: 3/10
Graphics: 6/10
Overall: 5.1/10
(This was the initial release score I gave The Crew, the game got/gets fixed over time, however I will and have never corrected this score in any way)

This game is in the Top 3 Worst Releases Of 2014 in my opinion.
They are all Ubisoft. How depressing.


And yes, I'm kind of still playing it after writing this (negative) review. They continue to add more content (that should've been here by release but whatever) so that kinda keeps it going. Will edit each month or so.
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409 van de 493 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
125.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 januari
This game can be summed up into two words, "Wasted Potential".

The Good
- Large detailed map than can be driven for hours on end with little to no repetition

The Bad
-Sub par car selection
-Car/Driver levels are pointless as all races/racers will scale to you
- Cheap AI features that borders on cheating/hacking, they can move at impossible speeds, plow through obstacles with no slowdown, will rarely spin out while a slight nudge will send you flying
-Bad navigation system, so many times the navigation system will point me to an off-ramp only to curve back onto the highway, or will direct me through obstacles including walls

Simply put this is a lazy attempt by the devs, they did not put proper effort to make this game fun. Instead they took the cheap way out and its more frustrating than fun. It is not an MMO. They intend to fix the problems but this is just another game that follows the disturbing trend of releasing unfinished games for full price then slowly fixing it to be what it should have been. I wish i could get a refund and spend the money once I see a REAL COMPLETE game but i guess i just have to hope they actually do what I paid for.

EDIT: Please remember the history of the game that when i wrote this review it was a buggy mess, there have been updates and changes to it but I for one am finished with this game for now.
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894 van de 1,128 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
30.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 december 2014
I was looking forward to this title, and that makes writing this even more disappointing, but pretty much the only pro of this game is that you can drive around a miniature version of the United States.

Let's begin with what you're going to experience first - the physics are awful, and I mean it. It's almost like it wasn't even meant to be a driving game. Next, The Crew also has a story - though at times it's ridiculous and worse than Tommy Wiseau's The Room. And throughout that story, you're going to notice one little fact:

The Crew is not a racing game.

It's a game about driving from spot A to spot B under time pressure, or escaping the police, or winning a race to settle things down with your evil leader enemy rival who just wanted to kill you, but then thought it'd be better to just try to race together.

You're just going to repeat the same missions over and over again, with the game giving you different reasons to do so each time. For example, why don't you go crash into 80 randomly sitting boxes because you want to ruin some evil guys' delivery plans? But then, half an hour later, you could also crash into 80 randomly sitting boxes again because one of them is guaranteed to contain evidence you need to stop some evil guys' plans.

But when the time comes and you get a mission where you have to race your opponents, now that's the time to realize that it truly has nothing to do with racing. No matter how good you are, the other cars are always going to stick to your back. You can be awesome for the entire race, but they're always going to be right behind you. Then you make one little mistake (or a school bus spawns right in front of you) near the end and your race is ruined.

As a little bonus, The Crew also features microtransactions.

Don't get me wrong - it has the potential to be fun if you're just looking to drive around with your mates and don't care about how the car feels. But the game honestly sucks for everything else apart from that.
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1,258 van de 1,604 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
51.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
Well, that was The Crew...
After about 42 Hours ive seen the most things, beat the Campain and most of the Challenges.

I bought "The Crew" with Hope for a Game that would be as entertaining as "Test Drive Unlimited 2".
If you played that before, you will notice the similarity, many parts of TDU2 are also in The Crew.
Sounds good right? No, not at all.
Short Pro+Contra List on bottom of the Review

What they both have in common is for example that the Police Cars are either always faster than you, regardless if you drive 100 km/h or 300 km/h or give up after 100 meters for no reason at all... Also the AI and Catch-Up-Systems during Races are equally bad.

Other than that,
Test Drive Unlimited 2 had probably over 130 different Vehicles, from many different Brands
The Crew has maybe 40? (Until Ubisoft will add more DLC Cars for extra $$$)

In Test Drive Unlimited 2 you had 1 small and one big Island as Gaming Worlds, Ibiza and Hawaii.
The Crew offers 1 Map, a minature version of the United States.

When the Servers at Test Drive Unlimited 2 are down, you can keep playing your Savegame in Offline Mode.
When the Crew Servers are down, you cant even Launch the Game.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 offered a lot of things to do, you were able to go to a Driving School before races, to make Racing Licenses, to buy Houses, Cars, Bikes,Furniture for your Houses, you were able to customize your Avatar with clothes, Haircuts, Makeup, Accessoires. Also there were more design options for the Cars as well.
It was possible to go to go into the Houses, walk around, similar to "The Sims". You could visit other Players homes, take Photos, there even was a Casino where you could play Blackjack, Poker, Slotmachines with other Players... and a few other things.

The Crew doesnt offer much, dull and short Story Races, there are nice Cutscenes, but the Story itself is rather dumb. There are also PVP events where the fastest Car always wins, nevermind how bad the Driver is..., Fraction Missions, Skillchallenges, Sightseeing and not really many customization options.
BUT: At least you will have fun here, when youre able to drive around the Map with a Friend!


While i played The Crew, i often asked myself how awesome the Game could be, if it was also developed and published by Atari and Eden Games.
Ubisoft delivered, as expect, another Game that feels unfinished, like they stopped the developing Process at the Late Alpha Stage and just published it to cash in, for next Years "The Crew 2"?

For example, you sit inside your Car, the Driving Mirror and Side Mirrors dont show anything, They are just grey.
Same goes for the Racing Wheel Instruments. They were supposed to show Speed, Gear and RPM, but they also just show you a fantastic grey bitmap.
Only a few Cars have an Animation for a Gearshifting Character. Inside most of the Cars, the Avartar just keeps his Hands on the Steering Wheel and the Gears shift magically.
There are probably a few more little annoyances, but those points are already unnecessary
I would expect that from an early 2005 Game, but not from a 2014 release.

The Things i liked about The Crew, were the incredibly detailed surroundings.
You see NPC's walking around, like a beggar moving his belongings in a shopping cart, Prisoners knocking stones in front of a Prison, Planes and Helicopters flying around ... and many more realistic Daily Life Events.
The Map is filled with Wild Animals, they move a bit strange, but are still a nice addition.

Also the Animated Sky looks really nice.

What else is left to say? Yeah. The Cars.
While Test Drive Unlimited 2 had a very good balance and Car selection, The Crew's Cars are very unbalanced
The Crew got a bunch of overpowered and ugly (My opinion, yes.) American Muscle Cars.
They look like they weight 5 tons, have the aerodynamic values of a Brick Row House, but got a surreal good handling and can easily outrun a Lamborghini.
Thats just plain dumb.

Besides that, there are a handfull european and asian Cars. But yeah they are the minority in this Game.

The Handling of the Cars alltogether is good, mostly. The Handling of the Offroad Vehicles can be very frustrating.
For sure this wont be any fun playing with Keyboard and Mouse.

Pro and Contra for the Lazy People:

+ Very detailed environment (Working NPC's, a lot of Wilflife,,...)
+ Better Graphics than Test Drive Unlimited 2
+ Detailed Leaderboards and Statistics for everything
+ Good Car handling and controls, with a few exceptions.
+ Open World, you can drive wherever you want

~ Servers are down for Maintenance regulary, and when they work, it can happen that you still dont see any other Players.

- - Uplay Launcher
- Sometimes the "Play with Friends" Option works, other times it doesnt work at all.
- No Offline Mode
- Rather small Fleet of Cars
- Unrealistic Engine Sounds
- Missing Animations for Cockpit Mirrors. in some Cars also for Gear switching and Steering Wheel Speedometer, non funtional Indicators
- No possibility to add your own Music
- Boring and monotonous Storymode, Races are too short.
- Not many Customization Options
- The Crew was announced as a "Car MMO", but there are only up to 8 People in one Session.
- No changing weather conditions (Except of Snow in the Mountains.)
- Microtransactions
- The Cars look great, but some of the textures of trees,bushes,... and the water look rather bad.



All together i would say, "The Crew" has nice looking Cars, but it isnt the big next Generation Racing Game that was announced and promised.
Its good for cruising around with Friends (If youre lucky enough to get a connection..) , to find out a few things about the United States, but in the Main Category "RACING" it lacks a lot.

You can pick it up when its on sale for 20 Bucks, its not a completly bad Game but i can not recommend it for the full Price.
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22.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 januari
For the most part I can IGNORE the BAD BAD BAD AWFUL AFWUL cop chases, car customization and stuff but I bought this game for my friend HOPING that we can play together. Never ever had it crossed my mind that my friend and I CAN'T PLAY TOGETHER this so called MMO. Pure crap! And the 50 euro price tag is a cruel joke. I can't begin to say how sorry I am to have payed for this game.
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25.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 januari
THIS GAME IS NOT WORTH $70 dollars, I'd pay $20 bucks for this piece of crap. This is NOT the game we were advertised, the videos displayed showed a ♥♥♥♥ing fuctioning game with legitimatly good looking races.
Cons=
-Only 40 cars
-cars are unbalanced, a 1967 chevy impala can apparently catch a 2013 ferrari, every nissan car dousn;t even have a top speed in this, and those cars that do have a top speed all have the same top speed save for a 10km here and there, example, 2011 mustang has 240km, BMW z4 250km, camaro 250km for both old and new.
-A.I are ♥♥♥♥♥, cars are super unbalanced when the A.I is driving, so many times I have seen a golf hit 300km an hour in less than a ♥♥♥♥ing eye blink, and their made of ♥♥♥♥ing adamantium, ford raptor beats a ferrari in speed but a ferrari knocks the raptor off the track like it was nothing, and the ♥♥♥♥ing cops, dousnt matter whether you have dirt tyres or road cops hit their top speed anywhere, ♥♥♥♥ing going vertical up a mountain, and they are always faster and beat your ♥♥♥ till you cry
-crew system broken, everytime I hop on my buddies are auto ejected from the crew and I must add them again and vice versa, and most time the invites and mission invites don't go through.
-♥♥♥♥ing story sucks, save lives and stop crime through street racing, ♥♥♥♥ off, we had enough of the rehashed ♥♥♥♥ with the fast an furious films
-♥♥♥♥ing Uplay, steam has to download the Uplay launcher to verify that you own the games, like they don't trust steam security, and so they can ram ♥♥♥♥ from their other games down your throat, ♥♥♥♥ing check the news for the crew on steam, there is none, you open the page and the two most recent things is a ♥♥♥♥ing apology basically for how ♥♥♥♥ unity was and the other is a ♥♥♥♥ing advertisement for computer parts, guess what Uplay/american gaming companies, not all you ♥♥♥♥ing customers are american, more than half live in Australia and other english countries and more also in countries like india, no one ♥♥♥♥ing cares about america, it's ♥♥♥♥, you cram your ♥♥♥♥ stained propaganda down every ♥♥♥♥ing countries throat, jsut once I would like a ♥♥♥♥ing game that is based in england or preferably australia, or just a game that was developed in another country, sick and ♥♥♥♥ig tired of american corporations ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ down the throats of consumers and saying their welcome, ♥♥♥♥ YOU CORPORATE ♥♥♥♥ NUGGETS!!!!!

Pros=
-it's free roam...

Am not ashamed to admit I bought a game for a lot of money and it was complete ♥♥♥♥, just another ♥♥♥♥ up like watch dogs, seriously this is a major gaming company and ♥♥♥♥ing minor or unknown gaming companies can make better games in their basements like warframe, I don't know who ♥♥♥♥ing made it but they must not be a big company if they did't ram their ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥ logo down our throats, and warframe is ♥♥♥♥ing free, this ♥♥♥♥ cost 70 bucks, or 87 for me in australia, so not worth it, bigger disapointment than an ebola outbreak. May god have mercy on Uplay, and whatever ♥♥♥♥ing mongoloid decided to release this game. And to all game developers, STOP RELEASING UNFINISHED GAMES, ♥♥♥♥ ALL THE LITTLE KIDS THAT WANT IT NOW, APPEAL TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE, HOLD THE GAME OFF UNTIL IT'S COMPLETE THEN GIVE IT TO US, GAME DEVELOPERS USE TO TREAT US THE CONSUMERS AS ACTUAL PEOPLE, NOW THEY TREAT US ALL LIKE ♥♥♥♥ING WALKING MONEY BAGS, NOT ALL OF US CAN AFFORD TO BUY YOUR GAMES AND WHEN WE MANAGE TO SCROUNGE TOGETHOR ENOUGH TO BUY IT WE EXPECT IT TO BE GOOD, I'D RATHER HAVE A SPIDEY MONKEY ♥♥♥♥ DOWN MY THROAT WHILST HAVING MY BALLS PULLED THROUGH A WOOD CHIPPER.
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139.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 januari
Where to start ? ...

I gave my hope away on this game, I was expecting so much and it disapointed me.
Such a great map, good graphics and simcade driving, was everything I was looking for, to play with some friends, I was hoping with the updates they would fix the majority of bugs, and add some new stuff to the game, but no.
So far I think they released the beta version on the game, sometimes I even think the beta had less bugs then now, lol ..

Pros :
- Great map, it's really awesome;
- Graphics are good;
- Cockpit view, the interiors are well designed;
- Simcade driving is fun;
- Many specs ( Street, Dirt, Performance, Raid and Circuit ).

Cons:
- Lack of cars, only 47 fullstock cars (if I'm not wrong.);
- Exterior car custimization is just poor:
- 200 rims ? And you get like the same rim with 3/5 different colors.
- The bumpers, some of them the only thing that changes is the headlights.
- Stickers, pre-made stickers that you can't even change the color of them;
- The MMO , ... when you launch the game you can see like 100 people on the same server as you, but while you are on free-roam you can see up to 8 people. That's like driving offline, with an option to PVP that will take you to a lobby with 4~8 people to race against.
- Cockpit view:
- When PVPing if there's no collison , the other player will just pass by your car and you won't be able to see nothing in from of you, only a black shade of your oponent.
- In cockpit view your mirrors don't work;
- AI , the AI is just impossible, if you are being chased by the police it's really hard to escape. You can go 400 km/h with a Circuit SLS on an Highway that a Ford Crown Victoria will chase you down.
- Some of the game physics are just out of this world:
- You get rammed by another player or a AI car your car just fly's away, you try to ram a cop you get stucked.
- You hit a fence or a pile of garbage on the sidewalk you lose like 10/20 km/h;
- PVPing, sometimes you need to wait 5 minutes to join a lobby to get rammed mostly.
- In PVP the lobby leader (the player with most wins) is the one who dictates wich track you are going to play and the settings, with or without traffic/collision, instead of being choosen by a vote among the lobby players.

(...)

And there's the Crew Credits, that for me it's neutral, in my point of view they are there to help people that lack of time to "farm" money to buy a car that they like, or parts of it, for people that buy the game to play 3/5hours a week.
Because you can easily make money doing pvp races (15~18k bucks each race and with perks the most expensive car is like 708k), you can buy all the cars and parts without having to buy the CC's.

Should you buy the game?
Yes/No.
- Yes, if you are into this type of games, but buy it heavly discounted.
- No, if you buying it full price, because for the price that they are asking for it they should give players way more stuff and not this.

To me this was the most expensive "early-acess" that I've ever bought.
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8.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 december 2014
-Sir, the game is ready, it's friggin'' awesome, we can release it !
-Woh, woh, woh awesome you said ? Do you know who are you working for ?
-yes, Ubisoft.
-Right, and what's our reputation ?
-Being the best at screwing up good game concept and pissing off our customers ?
-Exactly ! Now this game has many flaws but none of them are really frustrating
-Indeed, that's why we created Uplay back then
-Not enough son, not enough. I want the whole team in the crisis room in 5 minutes

(gathering the team and explaining the situation)

-Sir, I got an idea
-Sure go ahead
-Well why don't we force the player to connect to a main server ?
-Many games do that, not really frustrating.
-True, but we would require the player to be constantly connected
-ooooh, that's good, I like it
-And the main server would be super instable and people would be kicked from the game at anytime, loosing their progression !
-Genius, I promote you president of Ubisoft.

EDIT : You guys say it's a MMO ?
Do you actually know what MMO stands for ? Just the first "M" ?
You'll interact with 8 players max. at a time...holly molly, that's massive !

Ubisoft used the term MMO for marketing purpose only, there's isn't a single solid reason to prevent us from playing this game in SP.
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119.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 januari
While I have had an amazing time playing this game, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone. Ubisoft support is lacking on a good day, downright rude and dismissive on bad.

At the time I write this, I'm 9 days late recieving a Crew-Credit pack, while their store is still up selling them.

Also world records on every skill challenge/mission is held by hackers, so there's no recognition for actually doing well.
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78.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 december 2014
For a game advertise as an "MMO" for cars it's quite sad that you have only a limited number of person by instance (something around 8 person).

The car choice is nice, if you like muscle car and exotic. But there is also a serious lack of diversity (2 asian car, that is really not much). We should have iconic car that was used in rally racing, audi quattro, mitsubishi evo (at least one), a subaru STI (at least one also), the first mini, toyota celica. Also we are missing nice super/hyper japanese car (no nissan GTR R35 really ?, no Lexus LFA)

The car customisation is quite poor also, we have a lot of choice for the starter car but not so much for the rest of it.

The driving experience is cool though driving through the whole united states with friends is quite nice.

I would still recommend this game, but not at this price.
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20.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
Its 4 AM so take this review with a grain of salt.

Summery:
Not an MMO!
Never more than 8 players per session!
Micro-Tranactions!
Cop chases are a joke
Cop cars are tanks (compleately different physics than normal cars)
Opponent AI is BAD
Not NEARLY the custemization that NFS games used to have in the 90's!!!
Uplay
Non-existent tuning
Binary progression
Chat system is never used


Rant:
"6k people are currently playing The Crew" and yet, I'm forced to play single player half the time. The way the pregression system is set up, people who have already compleated the missions you are working on have no reason to help because they have already unlocked the part that you earn for compleating the mission.Not to mention that those 6k people that are currently in game are devided up into 8 player lobby/sessions which means that you will almost NEVER run into another player unless you are going out of your way to do so.
Currently the chat system isn't used by anyone, and so the game just feels like a giant single player game.
I repeat, this game is NOT AN MMO, its a single player game that wants to be an MMO but doesn't know what its doing.

The Crew also has annoying, easy to fix flows that you don't see in older games like NFS carbon.
In its current state the game is unfinished and needs a lot of work.

The one thing that really grinds my gears is that I bought the game for $60, and yet ubisoft wants me to spend more money on crew credits.
Why is it that you pay $60 only to be met with micro-tranactions.
Ubisoft, STOP IT!!!

Edit: Alright, now that I've gotten some sleep, I should mention that the game is still a lot of fun, and compaired to other modern racing games that I've played this one is my favorite, it still has some things that need to be fixed, buts its fun never the less.

Driving across the massive map is awesome
Took me 120 minutes to drive from one side to the other
Custemization is good compairitively speaking
Once you reach level 20+ drifting around corners is a blast

I have high hopes for the game, and I hope that eventually we will be able to play with more people.
in my opinion its not worth $60 at the moment, but if it goes on sale or gets a major update that might change.
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15.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2014
This game is basically "how to not make a good racing game 101"

1. Auto catch up
2. AI is over tuned to try and make up for the players ability to use cars "over the cap"
a) cops are unstopable all seeing terminators and getting away from this is more chore than skill
b) it literally ignores the in game physics
c) uses non spec (street,dirt, perf) cars perfectly in any situation Perf car on dirt? No problem, you however won't stop being sideways
3. The game at points forces you to use sub par spec cars because "story" which are usually just time trials with an annoying npc yelling at you
4. PvP is waiting in a queue to never getting into the game
5. co-op is just two people suffering through a race and most the time even if someone pulls up next to you in the same race they'll just ignore the co-op request
6. Overly expensive cars with arbitrary limitations on what can and cannot be certain specs
7. Raid spec activities are just awful
8. car spec designs are generic and the for purchase asthetics don't fix much
9. If you do manage to find someone in co-op then the lag shows up pretty bad
10. world is flat and uniteresting until cars randomly pop in and you crash

If you're on the fence about buying this game don't do it. Just wait until GTA 5 comes out on PC and play GTA Online because it's superior in every way.
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