Project CARS 3
Top Critic Average
Project CARS 3 is easy to pick up and play but impossible to recommend to Project CARS 2 fans.
Slightly Mad's expansive world of motorsport arguably works better as a hard-edged arcade racer than it ever did as a sim.
Project Cars 3 is a great way to get into sim racing for newcomers thanks to its overtly gamey career mode, but the move into proper 'simcade' territory feels odd and unfulfilling.
Project Cars 3 and its transition to more arcadey racing can often be exhilarating, but it occasionally struggles to bring it all together.
Project CARS 3 suffers from a case of mistaken identity. Once you adjust to the new direction, you can get into a fun flow of ticking off objectives, drifting around hairpins and purchasing upgrades. However, while the series' existing platform means you get a great variety of circuits, cars and weather conditions, it also shackles this game from being a great arcade racing experience.
Project CARS 3 is not a standard sequel. It takes a lot of content from the two previous games (including the realistic handling of the cars), but it adds some arcade ideas that work and make it look more like GRID.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
While my disappointing experience with Project Cars 3 is clearly colored by my familiarity and enjoyment of the first two entries in the series, I tried to have a good time and managed to find it every once in a while.
Project Cars 3 take the series in the right direction when it comes to career mode but sadly slide off the right tone for everything else, a huge copy of PC2 and adds only a few to the franchise
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Project CARS 3 says goodbye to the ambition of being a full sim and drives fast to a safe simcade haven, made of an old-style career mode, car porn and linear progression. It works, it's a fun solid experience and in multiplayer even shines, but somehow the new identity struggles a little bit to find a proper balance.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With its bold new direction, superbly overhauled handling and some of the best, wheel-to-wheel racing out there, Project CARS 3 is a gamble that has resulted in one of the year's best racers.