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Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Sep 22, 2017 - Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

No Recommendation
9.2 / 10
PC Gamer
89 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
7 / 10
6 / 10
9 / 10

Project CARS 2 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Tight Driving Model

Impressive Realism

Technical Hiccups

Project CARS 2 follows up on the original with tight handling and plenty of content. It's not always stable, but it crosses the finish line close to the front of the pack.

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Project CARS 2 - Gamescom Trailer (4K)

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Project CARS 2 – E3 Sizzle Trailer (4K)

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Project CARS 2 - Announce Trailer (4K)

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Critic Reviews for Project CARS 2


No Recommendation / Blank

Project Cars 2 improves upon its predecessor for a racing game of unprecedented scope - unfortunately hampered by a series of small issues.

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9.2 / 10.0

Project CARS 2 plays like a pumped-up version of the classic TOCA Race Driver 3 from 2006, redressing many of the complaints levelled at the original. The handling has been tuned to a T, the content is excellently curated, and the amount of variety and racing available in it is delightfully daunting.

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Serious racing for serious racers. Extraordinarily convincing at each of the disciplines on offer.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A definite improvement on the original, and despite some still notable flaws this is a wonderfully varied playground for motorsport fans of every kind.

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Some niggling issues mar the experience, but Project Cars 2 is a good title for the franchise

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Project Cars 2 builds on its predecessor with improved handling and impressive scope, but it still suffers from unruly AI and a slew of bugs.

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Project Cars 2 is a game that doesn't manage to capitalise on a lot of the enthusiasm that was generated for the original. Too buggy and not as accessible for newcomers as it should be, a lot of the genuine improvements are lost behind a veil of annoyance and frustration. Hopefully Slightly Mad Studios stick with it, because the wider range of racing disciplines, the refined career, and the improvements to LiveTrack and weather are all fantastic and deserve a better, more polished product to bring them to as many people as possible.

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Project Cars 2 beats its predecessor in almost every aspect with its new features and completely renewed. A brand new oportunity to enjoy one of the best driving simulators of the last years.

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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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