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Project CARS

Slightly Mad Studios, Bandai Namco Games
May 6, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
83 / 100
IGN
8.9 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Destructoid
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Project CARS

Beautiful, bold and varied. Slightly Mad are uncompromising in their simulation.

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IGN

8.9 / 10.0
IGN

Deep and demanding but incredibly user-friendly, Project CARS is real racing done right.

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If you make the effort, you'll find that Slightly Mad has built a motorsport game for the people, at once flexible and uncompromising: a single-minded hymn to the gritty thrills of the pit-lane and the back straight. There's room for improvement and we'll be watching future updates with keen interest, but these foundations are strong indeed.

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A viable alternative to the old guard of driving simulators, that values freedom of choice and gritty realism over needless feature creep.

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I've played many racers like this, but Project Cars still feels invigorating and fresh – and that's an accomplishment

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Project CARS offers a sharp racing simulation with an open-ended structure.

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Project CARS features an excellent roster of cars and tracks, and delivers some of the most exciting and visceral racing action money can buy. It's not for everyone, since driving the game can be quite tough, even with all the assists turned on, but for those who are up for a challenge, few other racing games are as involving and potentially rewarding as this.

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Admittedly, Project CARS isn't for everyone. In fact, it isn't for most people. It's niche, and it's for those who take their racing games seriously. It does most of what it sets out to do, and it does that very well. However, the broad appeal is lacking, as the long learning curve likely outweighs what most are willing to put up with. But, for those who put in the time and manage to take the checkered flag, this title has a supremely rewarding experience that most anyone can feel proud of, regardless of familiarity with cars.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Project Cars 3 Hits Current Gen in August

Project Cars 3 Hits Current Gen in August

Project Cars 3 will debut on current gen consoles before the fall has arrived, and it's bringing several changes to the series.

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Codemasters Has Acquired Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios

Codemasters Has Acquired Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios

Dirt and Grid developer Codemasters have purchased Slightly Mad Studios, who developed the Project CARS series

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