Assetto Corsa 1.0 is out now! Assetto Corsa 1.0 is now available for download on Steam! Version 1.0 signifies not just the long-term achievement but also a new start. The hugely successful Early Access program is now complete thanks to the contribution of hundreds of thousands of gamers.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,457 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 19, 2014

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Assetto Corsa 1.0 is out now!

Assetto Corsa 1.0 is now available for download on Steam!
Version 1.0 signifies not just the long-term achievement but also a new start. The hugely successful Early Access program is now complete thanks to the contribution of hundreds of thousands of gamers. If you have joined the Early Access program, we are pleased to announce that version 1.0 is available for you as free upgrade.

With the completion of our version 1.0 milestone, Assetto Corsa is now leaving Early Access status, and is available from Steam right now. The new version includes an extended career with fully blown championship series’, new features, improved gameplay, new sound sets and sound effects, new and improved post-processing effects as well as several optimizations, including some important refinements in the physics department, an updated tyre model and force feedback guaranteeing an even better driving experience. Assetto Corsa 1.0 introduces also the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2014 Launch Edition, available as free bonus content and the sought after Ruf Yellowbird which will be available once again as free bonus content by the end of the year; when available, the game will be updated automatically on Steam.

One journey ends, another begins ; version 1.0 by no means indicates the end Assetto Corsa development, on the contrary, this is now just the beginning of a long journey. The development team is already working on new cars, tracks, features and content that will improve the Assetto Corsa experience even more. As a preview of what to expect, take 50 of the most highly anticipated sport cars and five new tracks, all produced and released as official licensed content in 2015, either in DLC packs or as free bonus content.

What are you waiting for? See you on track!

Once again, we would like to thank our fans and Early Access contributors for your support.

Important news

Since 2011, the dev team have welcomed the New Year by making a very important announcement – this year is no different!
2011 - Assetto Corsa project unveiled
2012 - Ferrari license unveiled
2013 - Nurburgring-Nordschleife (laserscanned-based) license unveiled
2014 - Dream Pack #1 available in the Q1 2015 !!!

List of contents available:


- Abarth 500 EsseEsse (2 variants)
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV Launch edition
- Bmw 1M (2 variants)
- Lotus Elise SC (3 variants)
- Shelby Cobra
- RUF CTR Yellowbird

- Bmw M3 E30 Evo (3 variants)
- Bmw M3 E30 Group A
- Bmw M3 E30 DTM
- Bmw M3 E92 (3 variants)
- Bmw Z4 E89 (3 variants)
- Lotus Evora GTC
- Lotus Evora GX

- McLaren MP4-12c GT3
- Bmw Z4 GT3
- Bmw M3 GT2
- Ferrari 458 GT2
- P4/5 Competizione
- Mercedes SLS GT3

- Classic Team Lotus Type 49
- Classic Team Lotus 98T
- Ferrari 312T

- Ferrari LaFerrari
- Ferrari 458 Italia (2 variants)
- Ferrari F40 (2 variants)
- Ferrari 599xx
- McLaren Mp4 12c
- Mercedes SLS AMG
- Pagani Zonda R
- Pagani Huayra
- Lotus Evora S (2 variants)
- Lotus Exige S Roadster
- Lotus Exige Scura

- KTM X-Bow R
- Lotus 2 Eleven
- Lotus Evora GTE
- Lotus Evora GTE Carbon
- Lotus Exige 240R (2 variants)
- Lotus Exige V6 Cup
- Lotus 2 Eleven GT4

- Tatuus FA-01
- Lotus Exos T125 (2 variants)

- Magione - "Autodromo dell'Umbria"
- Imola - "Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari"
- Mugello - "Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello"
- Silverstone - GP track
- Silverstone - International track
- Silverstone - National track
- Monza - "Autodromo di Monza"
- Monza - "Classic 60's Edition"
- Nurburgring - GP
- Nurburgring - Sprint
- Spa Francorchamps
- Vallelunga - "Autodromo Piero Taruffi"
- Vallelunga - Club track
- Trento - Bondone Hillclimb
- Drift Track
- Drag strip

- Standard showroom
- The Beach
- Hangar
- Industrial
- Sunset

- Free Practice
- Race Events vs AI
- Career
- Online Multiplayer
- HotLap
- Time Attack
- Special Events
- Drift Mode
- Drag Race

- In-game telemetry
- Advanced car setup management
- Flags
- Penalties

- Basic info
- Help
- Lap time
- Friends Leaderboard
- Camera On Board Customization
- Time of the day display
- Input monitor
- Time performance indicator
- Gear/rpm indicator
- Track map
- Rankings
- G-meter indicator

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista Sp2 - 7 - 8 - 8.1
    • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHZ, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 (e.g. AMD Radeon HD 6450, Nvidia GeForce GT 460)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • OS: Windows Vista Sp2 - 7 - 8 - 8.1
    • Processor: AMD Six-Core CPU, Intel Quad-Core CPU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 (e.g. AMD Radeon 290x, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
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1,056 of 1,206 people (88%) found this review helpful
212 people found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
After playing this game I drove to my friends house and was frustrated when it felt too arcade.
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336 of 384 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,137.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Early Access Review
+ vehicledynamics/handling
+ looks good
+ sounds good
+ laserscanned tracks
+ nice selection of cars
+ mods

- no weather
- no night
- first kunos wanted to sell it as a F2P Game and you feel and see it in almost every aspect of this game (5sec penalty, no false starts, pitstops, no flagrules etc)
- kunos want to get a big company so they care more about nice pressevents and nice pictures then turning this game into a real racing simulator
- no longer every 2 week updates
- many, many, many idiots/jerks/♥♥♥♥♥♥s/cheaters in public multiplayer
- maybe a DLC nightmare in the future (3rd party paycontet already available)
- almost impossible to do close door-2-door racing cause of massive microlags in multiplayer
- lags in general (when the player in front of you is hard on the edge of his car - his car starts to lag/warp and you most likely crash him/you/both of you out of the race if you dont slow down and let a gap of 1-2sec between your cars)
- maxed out graphics needs huge gpu performance
- damagesystem in its current state is ♥♥♥♥ed up from top to bottom
- overall it feels like a tuned up forza motorsport (physic) with by far less content and costumisation of your cars (i played fm3 and loved it also) (most likely cause they wanted to sell it as f2p ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ where you would have to pay a lot of real cash for a nice paint or spoiler)
- Trento Bondone Hillclimb Track is a bad conversation from netcar (the devs also forbidded to mod it into the game for modders) and is by far the visual worst track and yes you can also fall out of the hole track/level into an endless flyinspin when you crash at the wrong in a 0.2 version of some modtracks. I HOPE THEY FIX THIS ASAP.

So is it a good game? More - then +.
If you like driving/racinggames like rf,gtr,iracing and own a wheel it is definitely a must have. ATTENTION: Nordschleife will come as DLC with 10cars and is NOT INCLUDED in the release version of this game.
If you more confident with a simple xbox controller then wait for project cars or stay with forza motorsport/gt.
Singleplayer sucks cause of KI and limited simulation of real racing.
PUBLIC Multiplayer sucks cause of many, many, many wreckers and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ wannabe schumachers.
Best solution is to download some hillclimb/rallytrack mods and enjoy the driving from point a to b. ALONE. Or join a racingleague for fair and hard racing (but not too close :))

This is my personal opinion after 770hours of testing and driving, bugreporting and following the developement since day 1 of ea release.

Cheers and have fun

UPDATE: now programm state is 1.1.6

improved sounds: very nice, special in replays on shorter tracks. with headphones....5.1 surround sound sounds not so good a
improved graphics: good for people with 1gb vram
improved tyres/physics: if you stay away from the simcade settings optimal - still benchmark
improved multiplayer: yes, door-to-door is more possible, many options still missing
improved ki: thats the part what make me the most sick about this game. After they introduced the ki in the ea i had read a review about it in the official ac forums where the guy said that the ki is more acting like real human beings, some are aggressiv some passiv and he told his experience of his first singleplayer race. and after i tried the singleplayer mode 2 months after the release i had exact the same experience like he had when the ki was "new". its still impossible to do a simple trackday with different cars driven by the ki and have fun race. damn its even impossible to follow a abarth 500 train cause the ki driven ferrari behind is unable to overtake the 500 but when you overtake the ferrari he will most likely crash you instantly out of the race. whats the point of playing a racinggame where the ki is dumber then a texas instruments calculator? and the devs said in the ea phase that most players will only use singleplayer and not multiplayer so they focus more on singleplayer....ähm wtf?!?
and now they splitting up the costumers into "good dlc buyer cashcow players" and "bad only stock/mod content poor players" in

Yes the game is still in developement but where are the times when you buyed a game and it was (almost) complete and with all features players wanted and features which are also needed to say it is a simulator and not a mariokart. But no kunos said they dont want to get competion against simbin, iracing, rfactor so now you have the result. ki not working, singlepayer racing only 10 laps max....multiplayer which you also cant enjoy to its full capacity if you dont buy dlc(´s). Please Kunos stop seperating each part of you game into a calculation part to get money. If you have a full package you will get your money cause you will have a overall good product and not a thing which falls apart in every aspect when you watch it close.
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114 of 130 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
121.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Best racing sim ever.

- Fantastic GFX, reflections, smoke etc etc
- Cars look amazing
- Engine sounds that actually get under your skin
- Superb G27 support
- Native tripple screen support and track IR
- All cars FEEL like actual cars
- Great tracks
- Well optimised (apart from the smoke ;))
- Decent multiplayer track days and events

I've been playing AC for a while and it has been my go-to game for that racing buzz on the G27. No other game comes close in terms of making you feel that you are part of the car and giving you that racing buzz.

My favorite racer for some time was GTR2, but it was getting a little old and tired in the looks department and it's feel. I've got a ton of racing games on various platforms and it is safe to say that AC has the best feel hands down of any.

Step into the legendary 98T lotus as an example, up the boost, watch the engine strain, hear the tyres screeth and feel your car squirm as the boost comes in and you fight to keep the car facing forwards on the track, whilst meanwhile that beast of an engine sound is giving you a rush. Limit the boost to save the engine, fly into a corner too hot, try to take someone on the outside and up the boost again trying to outdrag them as you fly past and look to the left screen seeing the engine flashing red and them dropping back in your mirrors - you know you are pushing it hard and the engine won't last like that forever!

Honest this game is a credit to the developers, and for anyone who thinks it doesn't have enough cars or tracks, this game is all about quality and not quantity.

Now they have added the Yellowbird it is a fantastic addition. Such a tailhappy fun beast of a car to drive and drift around in.

You've got your sporty production cars, tail-happy beasts such as the mighty Cobra, and limited production cars / race cars. All of the sounds are unique and the charteristics of each car make it a different game with each car you step into.

Absolutely spot on, and worth it for anyone who is into their racing sims.

It's worth noting that if you want to push the visuals on multi screen setups you do need a fairly hefty system though. I am running an I7 4770k under water and two GTX 780TI AMP's. I can max everything out apart from the hi-res mirror reflections and smoke needs to be turned down. I would imagine for a single screen though that somehting like one 780 would be plenty.
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139 of 170 people (82%) found this review helpful
438.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A great example of Early Access done right, Kunos was always communicating what they were working on and delivered updates frequently.

As for the game itself, if you want a racing simulator, Assetto Corsa is the title you want. Period. It may not have the same eye-candy as some titles, but it delivers in the physics simulation, force feedback (use of a wheel is highly recommended), and native, FOV-correct triple-monitor support.

Kunos has stated plans to continue building on AC with DLC and core updates through 2017, so even if you didn't get in on early access, there's still a great value to be had here.
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112 of 132 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
v1.1 update
If I have to be really honest, I have mixed feelings about this game and I feel it is overrated (9 out of 10, really?), but it's nonetheless a must-have for any sim fanatic. Assetto Corsa is a sim racing game developed by a very small devteam, Kunos Simulazioni, who previously developed Netkar Pro which is also a racing sim.
This game does a very good job simulating car driving physics as well as implementing laser-scanned tracks. However, it sadly falls short on the rest, making this game just a "hotlap simulator". On a side note, the developers are planning to support this game for a couple of years, so things might get better in the future.

+ Simulative car driving and tuning, highly enjoyable with a good steering wheel, very challenging but rewarding.
+ Laser-scanned tracks, bringing you the most faithful visual representation of tracks such as Monza, Vallelunga, Imola and more.
+ High quality sounds for immersive experience.
+ Customizable and user-friendly with great mod support.
+ Oculus Rift and triple-monitor support.
+ The apps system

- AI cars are bad, racing on rails and hardly losing control during collisions, with rare intention of overtaking.
- Career mode is uninteresting and avoidable.
- Multiplayer is actually a joke. You will rarely have a proper race since everyone keeps crashing before the first turn, mainly because of unrealistic and bouncing car collision physics. It is also hard to find races since most of the time multiplayer is either full of practice or qualify session servers, with the same supercars (because ♥♥♥♥ races with cars like Abarth, right?).
- It's 32-bit only. You need a powerful PC to maintain stable FPS (which is required in sims especially in multiplayer) and some apps may often drop your frame-rate.
- No proper pit-stop system.
- The community...

Personal rating: 6.5/10
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82 of 96 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I love this game.

Assetto Corsa dawns a new era of the racing simulator. Assetto Corsa is a simulator that brings the revered true-to-life racing experience to the casual gamer. This game bridges the two worlds together without losing rigidity as a racing simulator. This is a simulator that will punish you for entering a corner too fast, or giving too much gas in a corner. But at the same time it is so delightfully simplistic and intuitive that it is easily playable by almost anyone. Assetto Corsa is one of the few racing simulators that is fun, and still encourages you to make mistakes and learn from them. If you are coming from console games like Forza, or GT and are looking for something more, then this is the game for you. Assetto Corsa is truly the best racing simulator there is.

However, this game is by no means perfect. One of the biggest problems that I have for this game is the lack of awareness of speed. This leads to the driver entering the corner much too fast, and creates an inorganic driving experience. This problem is mostly notable in the interior driving view. Other reviewers have mentioned this as a flaw and it certainly is one. I found the best way to correct this is to adjust the FOV or go to either the bonnet cam or the bumper cam. If you are someone that can get used to the inside cam (where it occurs the most) then this might not be a problem for you.
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88 of 106 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
178.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
It's difficult to write a review for Assetto Corsa as it means you need to think about the game and thinking about the game just makes me want to play it right away.

Assetto Corsa.

This is a simulation game and the learning curve reflects that, you learn to drive each car as they're all very different.

There's a great selection of cars and a good selection of tracks with quite a lot more to come from the Assetto Corsa team.

Visually the game is stunning, the level of detail both inside and out of the vehicles is truely wonderful. The tracks look realistic and there's isn't this over exposed lighting or over the top effects that you see in a lot of so called simulation racing games. The enviroments in Assetto Corsa look clean, crisp and believable.
There's the option to enter photo mode and mess around with the direction of the sun, field of view, focus levels, light levels and some pre-set filters, it's well executed and gives you the chance to get the perfect screenshot.

The tracks are laser scanned for that ever so more realistic driving simulation, this applies to the "Next Generation" tracks but not the "Historic" ones.

The physics engine is great, it acts how you would expect it to and every curb and bump on the track has a direct affect on your car.

The force feed back is amazing, it lets you know exactly how your car is handling and it all adds up to an immersive racing simulation that brings a smile to your face.
In Assetto Corsa you go from sliding off the track at every corner to setting decent lap times, pushing yourself that bit more each lap and it's a very rewarding experience.

There's a ton of game options ranging from practice, challenges, race, online and all with sub categories.
With enough driving assist options for any level of player, full traction control, full anti-locking brakes, 100% stability control and all adjustable from full to completely off.

As you would expect for a PC game there's enough visual options so you can get the frame rates set to what suits you best.
I use a R7 265 2GB graphics card and never dipped below 65FPS, 1080P with a custom settings, anti-aliasing x2, anisotropic filtering x8 and high to maximum details, so I would say this game is very well optimised.

There's full key mapping for keyboard, steering wheel, pedals and xbox 360 controllers. I would recommend a steering wheel with force feed back as it's so much better.

The main menu system is fast and easy to use.
The menu system when you're driving is great, you can a choose a huge amount of options ranging from gear indicator to suspension physics and you have the option to drag them and place them where you would like.

I feel overall the sounds in this game are very nice, there are a few cars which sound too digital to me but I've never driven them so it would be unfair to judge.

The A.I for me is pretty good, there's been a few tweaks to make them better and with the original Assetto Corsa content (Not mods) the A.I does a great job of doing consistent lap times as well as being smart enough to avoid crashing and give a good challenging driving experience. Even at 80% difficulty which is there lowest setting they are pretty fast.

The modding community is on fire with this game, obviously some mods are poorly done but there's also some that are on par with what the Assetto Corsa development team have created and that's saying a lot because they do superb work.
Cars, tracks, textures, Ui, there's pretty much a mod out there for everything.

There's still a few issues with this game that need to be addressed in order to make it the full on simulation game. Pit stops only work in multi player and still need to be tweaked, there's no flag system yet but there is small mod for it and the penalty system is really awful and needs to be removed and rethought. The option for weather and night time driving would be a great touch but it's not something that's game breaking.


Grazie Kunos Simulazioni, Grande lavoro.
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93 of 123 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
82.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
The Racing game I've been searching for my whole life!

Graphics - 10/10
Sound - 9/10
Physics - 10/10
Laser scanned tracks - 10/10
Damage (Visual) - 7/10
AI - 6.5/10
Career (should be challenge mode) - 8/10
Mods - 10/10
Dev Support - 10/10
Feel like the owner of a Ferrari 458 GT2 - 10/10

With a Dev team that seems to very passionate about getting it right and loves their cars, this game is going to go along way. it's the best Racing Simulator to date, with constant updates and a modding community it will be years before this game loses it's spark.

This game is worth every penny and should be in any racers game collection!
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123 of 171 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Makes gran turismo look like need for speed, real talk
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52 of 63 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
66.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Very realistic physics, the best simulation in the last few years. The graphics is very good but not top notch. For those looking for a real simulation.
I recommend, worth every penny!
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91 of 126 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
581.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
I hear the transmission whine of the GT3 cars in my sleep...5 stars
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
109.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Kunos Simulazioni came under a lot of criticism from most sim racers for their previous title NetKar Pro, but they have learned from that experience as Assetto Corsa is an outstanding racing simulation. The early release of Assetto Corsa has satiated the long awaited sim racing community, as the beta and bi-weekly updates kept everyone satisfied.

Sim racing fans will argue about who has the best tyre modelling, most accurate tracks, physics and visuals, but Assetto Corsa has managed to take all that and package it up in one great racing sim, with a top-notch physics and sublime tyre modelling, spending time with each car you will appreciate the nuances of the physics each vehicle has to offer.

The visuals speak for themselves, crisp, clean and easy on the eye. The tracks are accurately modelled and replicated from laser scan data. The force feedback, even after logging on a solid amount of hours, is appreciable with subtle feeling still surprising me.

On top of the regular developer created content, Assetto Corsa already has lively modding scene, making third party tracks and cars, so the future is really bright for this sim and I don't doubt most will still be playing this in years to come.

With a great core, Kunos Simulazioni has proven that they have built Assetto Corsa into a successful racing simulator.
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129 of 193 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Truly the Dark Souls of racing sims. 9/10
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67 of 92 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
I don't know where to start with this game... ehm... you can have a battle of a RUF CTR Yellowbird vs a Ferrari F40 on a Nurburgring? Run a Ferrari LaFerrari on Mugello? Nikki Lauda's Ferrari 312, Sennas' Lotus 98T? Doesn't impress you still? Ferrari 458 italia on Imola trying to beat Stig's time (yes, theres an achievement for it). How about "THE PHYSICS ARE GREAT" then? Forget your arcades like Gran Turismo, Forza, NFS Shifts and GTR evolutions, this is a simulation, and it's a great one at that. If you own a wheel and a PC it's either this or Project Cars... why not both?
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98 of 145 people (68%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Step 1: Download Nordschleife track mod
Step 2: Download Reliant Robin car mod
Step 3: Have fun!

20/10 Would roll again.
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62 of 90 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Assetto Corsa makes Grand Turismo feel as if it is purely arcade compared to it. This game is extremely sophisticated with a myriad of optimization options, and Profesional mode in this game is how it should be played! This is the most advanced racing simulator I have ever seen and it seems as if the developers are just getting started! Anyone who is a racing sim fan will love this game but I warn those semi arcadish fans because this game is not for the weak hearted. Be prepared to spend hours upon hours attempting the races if you play it on professional mode because that is what will happen!

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49 of 68 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
+ Great Graphics
+ Great Sounds
+ Realistic Physics and handling
+ Intuitive UI
+ All round great simulator

- Online racing servers could be smoother in terms of performance

10/10 at time of review (23/12/2014)
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
167.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Assetto Corsa has a lot of potential but fell short in some ways. However, at it's current stage, AC is indeed a great racing game for racing fans.

First of all, the driving physics is great with excellent suspension and weight transfer physics where the cars tend to sway and bank in corners realistically like what I expected it to behave. The tire physics is also pretty decent with some good amount of simulation in it's tire model, despite it feels a bit too predictable to me. The game's drifting physics is great though as it feels fantastic to throw a car at a corner drifitng in this game. In my honest opinion, the suspension and weight transfer physics in AC blow other racing games out of the water but the tire model fell a bit short in comparison to Race Room or pCARS due to its predictability. Even though AC has one of the best driving physics among racing games on Steam, what made the game standout to me is this game also offer accessibility to players who does not own a wheel. The game plays great on gamepad with more precise controls offered than other racing games. However, a wheel is still a must for games like AC as AC is known for its amazing force feedback that made having a wheel the optimal way to enjoy this racing game. Still, if you only have a gamepad, the game is perfectly enjoyable to play on gamepad considering the game offers a reasonable amount of assists such as stability slider(0-100%), auto gear change, ABS and traction control. More importantly, I personally find AC's driving physics to be fun to drive with good amount of depth with each car feels decently unique to drive around a track. Isnt it what racing games supposed to be? Racing games should be all about racing on different tracks while driving different cars that handles differently, instead of pointless grinding for upgrades and cars.

In terms of content, AC offers a variety of licensed manufacturers from Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, KTM, Ruf, Lotus(both classic and modern), Fiat, Mclaren, Pagani and Shelby that ranges from humble Fiat 500 to Nikki Lauda's Ferrari 312. At the same time, AC also features super cars Ferrari 458, coupe such as BMW Z4, FIA GT3s like Mercedes Benz SLS GT3 or lastly, fire breathing monsters such as Pagani Zonda R or Ferrari 599XX. There is definitely something for everyone and if thats not enough for you, you could always head to sites like to download additional cars made by the community where you can get Japan's only Le Mans winner, Mazda 787B, single cup racing cars such as Ginetta G50 GT4 or even the pretigious German DTM cars. The car list can be a bit too Euro centric to some people but the developers had also announced more manufacturers are coming to AC in the future, for example, Audi, Lamborghini, Toyota, Nissan and Corvette. On the other hand, AC's track list is pretty lean to some as they only feature 10 locations that are all based in Europe at the moment that includes Imola, Monza, Silverstone and Spa as examples. AC's tracks are all laser scanned where you can feel every bump and crest when you drive on it's official tracks which does add a lot to the authenticity of the game. In my opinion, AC is still lack of popular tracks such as Brands Hatch, Laguna Seca, Le Mans Circuit and so on. Still, you could always find community made tracks to further enhance the game's track list. Do note that AC's mod community quality varies wildly so you will definitely need time filter through mods to find gems in the modding community. At the same time, Kunos has intentions to support the game for the next 5 years so do expect the game to have quite a few DLCs. So far, the first official post release content pack seemed to be a decent expansion pack where it comes with the 20km long laser scanned track, often nicknamed as Green Hell with 10 additional brand new cars introduced into the game. At the same time, the developers will also patch in free cars and tracks from time to time such as the recently patched in Ruf CTR2.

My main criticism with the game so far is, AC is lacking in terms of features if one compared it to some of it's competitors, rFactor and Project CARS. At the time of writing, there are many features that are common in real life racing series such as night driving, rain weather that will affect your car's grip, AI pitstops and flags penalty. The developer had confirmed that Flags and AI pitstops will be added into the game eventually but rain and night driving will probably not included in the game until it's sequel. Another criticism of mine would be, AC's AI is fairly rudimentary as they are completely unaware of player's presence in the field where they might crash into your back occasionally while they have some tendency to over brake at some parts of a track that made them easy to overtake. Since Early Access, the developers had been patching the AI to perform better but it is still a far cry from what rFactor, Raceroom, Grid Autosports or Project CARS can offer. The multiplayer servers are also barebones with confusing UI and lacking of the robust multiplayer feature that iRacing has. However, the worst part of AC would be it's optimisation where the ">95% CPU Occupancy" issue that will cause stuttering and poor AI performance still persist till now if you race with more than 20 AI cars. This issue is particularly severe if one plays on community made tracks with less optimisation but one could always opt for less cars on grid to eliminate the issue. There are optimisation being fixed with patches but I sincerely hope this issue will be fixed in the future. Still, optimisation issues are expected in racing games such as AC due to it's more computational intensive simulation in comparison to Grid or NFS while some racing simulators in the market, such as rFactor 2 are said to have CTD issues in some cases. If you just want a great racing game to race with 15 AI or hotlap solo around a track, these optimisation issues are unlikely to occur. Lastly, the career mode in AC is completely forgettable as it is just a few preset championship events that offers barely anything new from what you can do in the race menu. The career mode also does not offer any progression system that is found in Forza or GT6 where you had to buy and upgrade cars.

In conclusion, Assetto Corsa is a decent racing game at its current stage with reasonable amount of content. Just like French cheese that tastes better as time goes by, I have no doubt that AC will improve over time with official DLCs, new features and also mod content from it's healthy mod scene being added into the game. At its current stage I do recommend this game if you are a racing fan looking for a more simulation heavy racing game and do not mind some of its flaws as AC is still a competent racing game at its current stage.

I had played more than 70 hours so far and I could see that AC will be on my HDD for some time in the future. It is definitely a great time to be a PC gamer as more and more racing games such as Assetto Corsa, Game Stock Car and Project CARS are developed independently for PC.
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92.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014

After a year in early access game still lacks features that any true sim should have
• No flags system
• No rolling start
• Poor pitstop system
• 5-second penalty and slowing down to 50 km/h for driving off track does no matter if you cut the corner or someone push you off the track (there is no place for this i any sim racing game)
• You can't select 1st gear before green light
• No option for weather condition
• No night racing
• Poor AI
• Broken Time Attack (game mode)
• Many bugs and performance issues (e.g mouse keep appearing on the screen while driving, some messages can lower your FPS, random hiccups)

Sure game looks great, have great physics but that’s about it. As its stands, today for version 1.0 I do NOT recommend, back to GTR2 I guess.
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298 of 495 people (60%) found this review helpful
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96.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
So finally this game came out of early access and is finished and there can't be any excuses anymore. The game didn't changed much. Kunos simulazioni are still really bad at communicating and are very arrogant banning you if you criticize the game or ask something. I'm not talking about childish comments like "your game sucks".

The game has a big potential. The physics are good. It has great force feedback. You feel the car, you feel almost everything through the wheel, the driving feel is really good.

Developers keep adding new cars and the game gets better and better in this department, but still i want to see subaru, nissan, ford, audi, peugeut, opel and many more. It‘s a racing game so we need more cars. Of course i don‘t want fake 1000+ cars like in GT series, where you get the same 50 cars in different colors which counts as different cars. But i think ~100 different cars is a must and it's going the right way. Yes there're mods, but i want professionally created cars/tracks, not by some amateurs. There's no auto updates for the mods, so if you have like 50 of them you must update them manually every time. And some mods for this game cost money. I don't approve such behavior and will not support it.

The track selection is not very good at the moment. Still there‘s no famous nurgburgring, but it is annouced as DLC. It‘s not like i‘m against DLC, but i think such track must be included in the game from the start. Especially seeing how good the game sells they should have the budget now. I think Kunos did not expect such luck. It would be cool to have some fictional tracks as well.

AI. It's bad. AI is not aware of you, they just trying to drive trough you. So racing against AI is not very fun. At least they've sorted the difficulty so it's possible to beat AI now even if you make mistakes.
Penalty system is absurd. It punishes you every time you go out of track, no matter if you cut the track or slide off the track. Where's the logic behind this? I'm already punished myself by going off the track and lost time and stupid system makes me go on 50kmh for 5 seconds and lose more time.

There‘re challenges too, but they‘re so hard that there‘s no fun playing them, it feels more like a hard work than playing a game so all the challenges are pointless. The best times should be achievable to all players (after some practice of course), even for those which are playing with keyboard/mouse or with a controller, not only for aliens. Online leaderboards should be the place where aliens rule. Oh and forget the game if you're playing with a controller. This game must be played with wheel only. If you're looking for something similar to forza or GT, know that this game is nothing like this.

Multiplayer. It's a joke. MP is boring and pointless. There's no leaderboards or player profiles, no statistics. Most of the time there're too little servers, you just can't find a game. You can join the league, but it's not fun for a casual player to compete with pros.
After releasing the full game only tools for kicking people were added. Of course now every mod can ban/kick whoever he wants or dislikes without any reason.

Community is one of the worst. AC fanboys are the worst, you can't say anything bad about AC or criticize it. The game is perfect for them.

What year is it? Almost 2015! And there's still no night racing and no weather conditions. Even GT5 has this and it's some old game made for an old console.

Graphics. The cars looks really great, but everything else is just bad. Like from 2006 but enhanced with hdr and bloom.

No leaderboards. It is really fun in raceroom experience to see the times from all over the world, find your country and try to beat the time.

There are few game modes.
Career which consists of races and time attacks, It will take some time for you to complete it and you'll try the cars.
Time attack. It's some broken game mode which makes you go slower. The slower you go in the first couple of laps the more points you get.
Drift and drag racing which i'm not interested in so i can't say anything about them.

Another small annoying things:
When in photo mode you can't hide the racing line.
Mouse pointer do not disappear while playing.
Can't pause the game and check apps.
Racing line is completely broken.

You can have some fun in career mode and in MP with friends, but besides that i can't see how this game could be fun for a non hardcore sim fan. I'm still trying to like this game. It has some really attractive things and hope Kunos will improve the experience for non hardcore sim fans.
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