New Star GP Reviews

New Star GP is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Mar 12, 2024

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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VG247
Top Critic
Mar 6, 2024

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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8 / 10
Mar 6, 2024

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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8 / 10
Mar 6, 2024

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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78%
Mar 6, 2024

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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Unscored
Mar 21, 2024

In the end, though, those little annoyances fade away when you’re in a tense battle for the lead, and when you cross the line after a win, they’re not in your mind at all. This game is arcade racing at its best, and while I know that’s not for everyone, there’s something truly nostalgic about this game while still feeling like a fresh take on the genre.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2024

New Star GP is fun, addictive, and immediately grabs you with its intuitiveness and accessibility. But at the same time, it does grow tiresome over time. The basic formula is so repetitive that you might not play it one day and forget about it the next. Of course, the split-screen is a great addition and there's no shortage of content, but it lacked one very important thing that you won't find here: online multiplayer.

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2023

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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8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2024

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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80 / 100
Mar 10, 2024

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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Mar 14, 2024

If you love retro racing games then I have great news because New Star GP is one of the best and it will surely keep you hooked.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2024

At it’s core, New Star GP is an arcade racer. If you revelled in the audacity of Hotshot Racing, then this doesn’t stray too far from that track. There aren’t any big boss bombs, but it does park up with an audacious swagger that invites players to simply jump in and go. The brash colors, silly moustaches, and easy action steering make this an entertaining option, especially when handheld. The magnitude of the Career Mode and the strategic decisions, such as pit stops are meaningful but not obtrusive. New Star GP is just fun! It’s a great mix of ideas, tuned to perfection. GO, go, go to the official website and get it now.

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