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New Star GP

New Star Games, Five Aces Publishing
Mar 7, 2024 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
VG247
4 / 5
Push Square
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Xbox Achievements
78%
PSX Brasil
80 / 100
NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10
SomosXbox
8.4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for New Star GP

New Star GP captures the intense racing action of an F1 season, from on track action and pit strategy to building your team, but does so without losing any of the fun of an arcade racer.

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It feels like it’s still got some room to grow in certain places in order to reach its full potential, but, unlike real world F1 in 2024, it’s pretty damn fun.

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That said, while we realise this is rare for the genre, qualifying before races would be nice. Perks like starting races in 9th place don't provide a real substitute. Furthermore, online multiplayer's omission is also disappointing, though at least there's local multiplayer for up to four players. These aren't deal breakers, though, and when the core campaign is this good, New Star GP comes recommended.

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New Star GP pays homage to the days of Virtua Racing with a brilliant F1-style racer that retains the same compelling moreishness its studio is known for. Its performance is a bit clunky to the point that it's noticeable quite often, but that shouldn't put you off buying yet another New Star gem.

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Reminiscent of vintage arcade-era SEGA, New Star GP is a racing game that also happens to be a fantastic homage to five decades of Formula One. If it's a fun, retro-style racing game you seek, then this'll do just fine.

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New Star GP is an entertaining title that bets on simplicity, but still innovates with its retro aesthetic and some additional choices that offer depth and the feeling of accessibility in the control of the vehicle on challenging tracks. The game allows current players to experience the past, embracing simplicity and the spirit of overcoming as drivers.

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That said hardcore racers should still find plenty to like here with its upgrade system and fuel/tire management scheme during the career mode. New Star GP is not a replacement for a Formula 1 game and it's not exactly a Sega arcade hardware racer, but it is a damn fine tribute. Is that your quarter?.

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New Star GP kicks off its journey in Early Access with a game that promises a lot. And not only does it promise, but it also offers a design, modes and concept that is unique in its kind. And above all, I haven't found any bugs in the month I've been playing it, and it's not strange at all since New Star Games is known for making games with a lot of love.

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