OCEAN CITY RACING is an open-world indie driving game powered by Unreal Engine 3 featuring a free roam , time-trial and a race mode on a massive environment.
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Mostly Negative (24 reviews) - 29% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (495 reviews) - 40% of the 495 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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Ocean City Racing is an open world indie driving game powered by Unreal Engine 3. OCR features the biggest, most detailed and alive open world city , advanced driving physics and highest quality visuals ever seen in a low price indie driving game.

Featuring a free roam , time-trial and a race mode on a massive environment , Ocean City Racing offers hours of entertainment for only $2.99.

KEY FEATURES
• Unreal Engine 3: Powered by the industry leading game engine Unreal Engine 3 , Ocean City Racing offers a massive open world city with a traffic and a pedestrian system , a day & night cycle, dynamic, real-time lighting and shadows, also different weather conditions such as rain,fog and sun.

• Advanced Driving Physics: Ocean City features the most advanced driving physics ever seen in an indie game.

• Open World City and Environment: Apart from the city , Ocean City Racing also features an island which is connected to the city with a bridge and a highway , a tunnel that goes under the Ocean City mountains through another town and an subway system under the city which provides a huge area for the players to discover.

• Free Roam Mode: In the ‘Free Roam’ mode players can cruise around the city either with the vehicles that are scattered around the map , or they can explore the environment by exiting the car with a first person view. Free Roam mode has a lot of secrets to find. You can find and drive a hidden kart and even drive a quadbike and cruise around the city.

• Race Mode: Become the best driver in Ocean City and satisfy your need for speed by completing this mode. Players will proceed by completing events in the first place and unlock new vehicles as they progress.

• Time Trial Mode: In the time trial mode players have the ability to choose one of the many tracks available and try to achieve the fastest time by going through the checkpoint flares and reach the car event location.

• Vehicles: Features over 20 highly detailed vehicles to drive. Ranging from sports cars , muscle cars , super cars , off road vehicles. Even a kart and a quad bike can be driven.

• Progression: Ocean City Racing allows players to progress through time trials and circuit races and allow them to unlock new cars and events on the way.

• Soundtrack: Features songs of Christopher Amott from his 'Impulses' and 'Follow Your Heart' albums , as well as other instrumental and orchestral songs that fit the atmosphere of the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel or AMD New Generation Dual Core 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 or ATI 3850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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KGK
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Its good for some cents that i bought it.It has potential.But sooo bad optimisation.
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TheBANEJoker
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Product received for free
no very good game
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BLOODHOUND803
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Graphics arent very good and i was hoping you could just get any car but it only lets u get in very few cars. I am a gta 5 person so i like car crashing and hitting people but this game offers a very low amount of that and u cant hit any one they go through your car not much work was put into this game. the scenery is alittle off in the game, the map is extremely small, just not so much work was put into it. game sucks i dont recommend this game at all.
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Maxfarace
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
It sux ♥♥♥
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Tunafish
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This game is ♥♥♥♥.
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Pop Lock It Dropit
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
DONT BY THIS GAME guys trust me you want a cheap racing game this is not the game for you I dont care about the story of the game I care about racing and when a racing game has ♥♥♥♥ driving machanics then the game is worthless, you need good machanics DEVS to have a good racing game.
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JimmyTebbs
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
HOW THE F*** DO I GET A REFUND FOR THIS CRAP? This has to be one of the worst driving games I've ever tried. It's like GTA 3 without all the fun stuff!!!!!!
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Doctor_Schultz
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This was one of the first steam games I bought, and I wasn't picky back then. But I have matured, and have a better sense of what makes a good game. Just don't buy it. It's not TERRIBLE, but it really doesn't have a whole lot of gameplay, either. Just buy yourself some other cheap racing game instead.
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Sparky Kestrel
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I bought this game for only 59 cents on sale, and upon starting the game, I had one race, then it crashed while loading the next.
So I restarted the game, had another race, and crashed again loading the next race.
If I exit to the main menu and then go back into race mode between races though, it doesn't crash.
As for the rest of the game:
The graphics are pretty basic, even for a 2012 game (not necessarily a bad thing)
The car hanadling is atrocious, I was using the handbrake to make corner on EVERY turn rather than normal brake.
The Nitro seems not to help at all.
The AI is really bad, making it far too easy to win races.
The Open World is very small and incomplete, meaning that you you pretty much see all of it after only just over 5 minutes of driving around, and there are hundreds of parked cars that you can not use at all. I found only about half a dozen cars that I could actually enter and drive while driving around.
The music is pretty good though.

I wouldn't recommend this game even all the normal price of $2.99, but for 59 cents in the sale, I am not going to worry about getting my money back. Maybe I'll play a race once in a while, but the game is very small and races easy to beat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Product received for free
no very good game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
169 of 223 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Biggest waste of 3.4 gig I understand the price is cheap but the game is just well very unfinished and amateur like

No real options no sound sliders no graphics options

Open world is small most section are blocked off

Game looks very basic

Sounds are poor quality

physics are horrible

predestines look horrible AI very clunky

Sunlight would kill all the worlds vampires with no issues

Only thing right with this game is the price only buy it if your a game collector
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59 of 78 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
Uninstalled
Was looking forward to this game, especially after the size of the download and that it needs a fairly high spec PC to run it, as it stutters on my laptop and has a patch for lower end PCs at their website (or it's just bad programming as it doesn't look any better than most cheap games out there). Anyway played it on my main gaming PC.
Not many graphics options to tweak in the menu so onto the game.
The open world part is poor, nothing to do except walk around getting into different cars.
Anyway I gave it another chance and decided to try the racing competition mode. 4 cars racing around a city track following the arrows to help guide your way..or so I thought. The arrows was sending me round in a circle, one minute I was in first place well clear of the other cars the next minute I was in last place half of a lap behind! The problem was the course used the same parts of the track twice so the arrows was sending me in the wrong direction. Resetting the car didnt help, all this seems to do is position you next to the nearest arrow which can be from an earlier part of the track. and don't get me onto the handling of the cars or the collision mechanics of this game..awful. Also it seems the devs have mostly left this game unfinished. Just avoid it
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69 of 95 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Pros:
- Music is good.
Cons:
- Everything else.

I really liked the idea this game was going for. What I found was probably one of the most credible successors for Big Rigs. There is no car damage, you can pop off some lamp posts and that's it. Only things happening when you crash are either flying around, spinning or knocking back like crazy with no real penalty. Calling controls arcade-like would be extremely generous, but they are just stiff and cars don't really turn around like you want to. Music is kinda good but most of the time its so upbeat it only adds to comedy value of the game.

There are three main modes to speak of. Time trial is what it is, if you are masochistic enough to master controls of this game. Race mode has some CPU opponents you can push around like they have zero weight. There is no multiplayer. Lastly there is free roam where you can explore the map which takes 10 minutes tops, run through pedestrians and use handful cars available to you. There's many kinds of cars parked but you can't use most of them. You also have a jump that doesn't seem to have any purpose other than fooling you to think you can get over some fences and stuff. Nope. Most fun thing I found was driving on the ocean floor. Yeah.

It is sad to see some effort definitely went into this. All in vain. Also worth mentioning is that the engine is very heavy considering what the game looks like. You can tweak it up a little since its straight up Unreal 3. Or should I say you can try. I even ran out of video memory which is legendary. I didn't find a way to rebind controls. I tried because I didn't like the preset.

To sum it all up: don't buy this game if you want a good racing game. If you want to cry or laugh, I think you should actually buy this! It is very cheap and can make you laugh if you are one of those into bad games. Definitely has also educational value for game developers everywhere.
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
OCEAN CITY RACING REVIEW

First of all
I'd like to start off by saying that this game is very unpolished, and unfinished. Throughout the HOUR of gameplay I put into this game, I fell through the map a total of 6 times. I dont know if this game is abandon-ware left by the developer, or whether it's being worked on for it's faults.

Pro's: The game has a vast majority of cars for you too use in the game.
The driveable car's physics are decent at most.

ANNNNDD NOW THE CON'S there's a lot of them

Con's: The graphics for this game are awful, really poor and shameful to look at.

This game feels like a really crappy mobile port too pc, since there are no graphical options whatsoever. {except for resolution etc.}

The physics for the NON DRIVEABLE CARS are laughable, absolutely terrible.

There is this motion blur that is really annoying that you can't turn off, and even if you move in the slightest, it'll show up and be annoying.

The car's are basically all the same, they just have different looks, but they all accelerate the same, go the same speeds, and some even have the same present sounds for their engine.

The A.I. for the races are absolutely terrible, they drive into walls, and can't steer straight through the track.

Character Modeling for this game is almost Nonexistent because of the same NPC's that walk the street. there are a total of like, 4-5 different NPC's. who are very low res, who for some reason stand at 7 feet tall, (taller than your character, when you leave the car)

THE GAME IS VERY UNPOLISHED. In free-roam, you can drive around in an open world, the map is very small, and kind of linear when you think about it. there are invisible walls, almost everywhere, and sometimes even floors that you can fall through the world with. I've actually fell off the side of the map, Literally walked too the end, and jumped off.

The Free-Roam map is also unfinished, with a bridge that has a construction site on it, too even parts of the map that you can see in the distance with no ground. this map is full of surprises.

Would I recommend this game? NO. It is an Unpolished, Unfinished product of an open world racing game for lowend pc's that doesn't even run well. if you want a good open world racing game, your best bets are Need For Speed, or even Forza Horizon.

3/10 Because I slightly enjoyed uninstalling it.
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58 of 87 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
For the asking price, this game is fun. It's got a great soundtrack, and is a good way of killing half an hour.
An indie team on a shoestring budget have made a fun game. Don't expect anything to rival TDU2 or Forza Horizon.
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69 of 109 people (63%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Do you know Ocean City? Are you down with Ocean City? Are you for real? Really real? Really really...really....really real REAL? Then maybe you should play this game.

It's illegal street racing at its finest as you get behind the wheel of the sexiest imports. We're talking borsches, hamborghinis, ataris, and go-karts. Each of the 10 races features chills, spills, and speeds that'll leave you wearing adult diapers.

You wanna know how extreme it can get? Some of these courses are designed so that racers will get in head-on collisions! Can you believe that? I certainly can't, and I just experienced it firsthand. The races are twisted because everyone, is you, and you, are everybody. Is that deep or what? It's like you've just had this psychotic breakdown and now you're racing cars with your selves. Even if you can't grasp the handling, don't worry, because your competitors are worse drivers than you are.

Ocean City is bad news. I mean yeah it looks alright, but the people are just...wow. I mean I'm just a generic guy with a goatee and cold dead eyes, but at least I don't look like Odo from Deep Space 9. It's like whoever modeled this game thought "we don't need pedestrians that resemble humans, but we have to make sure they're wearing meme t-shirts. That is the most important thing." Either that, or everyone was too focusing on delivering the ultimate racing experience. I'm guessing it was the latter.

....
....Alright I've had enough fun.

Truth is, this isn't a good racing game. It's definitely incomplete, should probably spend several months in the oven, and level 3 needs far more than just its graphics tightened up. I had fun with it though, more fun than I've had with numerous polished videogames. I'm a big fan of open-world driving games like Burnout Paradise, Test Drive Unlimited, and the Crash Time games. Simply being able to goof off and get stupid with expensive-looking automobiles is perpetual entertainment to me.

I'm actually worried that eventually the developers of this game will fix it. It'll be complete, well-designed, and yet, something will be lost. I like making all the weird discoveries, such as finding the burger king ads, pedestrians more disturbing and with creepier animations than the last, and new ways to flip my car. Eventually all that might get taken away, and I'll be sad.

Not a good game, but it's fun, and that's all that matters?
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65 of 103 people (63%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
This is a perfect game for kids!
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62 of 100 people (62%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I regretted my purchase when I noticed the npcs wearing meme shirts and I couldn't run them over. >:^(2.1/10

This is the first review I feel I need to bring more clarification to when it comes to not recommending this. Read on if you so desire.

This game features one of the worst handling and physics I've ever experienced. Of course this is something that's not comfortable on my part and might be something good for someone else, but judging the major dislikes on this game, I don't think I need to feel alone.

They've inserted 'easter eggs' for you to find, when in reality the only real easter eggs are the bugs and glitches that come out of the game and oh boy are there a TON of bugs and glitches.. oh wait did I say easter eggs? They aren't a secret at all..

The optimisation for this game is beyond terrible.. oh and when you rely on memes from around 2010 to hide the game's flaws, you're absolutely being preposterous. Come the hell on, we're at the end of 2014 here. I may have never liked these 'memes' in the first place, but even now these things are as dead as a dead horse who's already vanished due to it's rotting process. (And yes, you can not run them over. Some clip through your car like ghosts, and some are as hard as titanium, they don't budge at all.)

I've got this game for the full price. Even these 3 euro's were too much for something like this. With the money I'd rather buy Bad Rats.

I hope this extra additional info helps out on improving insight, but I'm never touching this game again. but I might give it another shot if they improve the handling and physics, fix the horrendous flaws in the game, expand the land and start basing their comedy on something that's actually fitting in the recent gaming communities. Don't get your hopes up though, I doubt it'll ever happen..
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