Percentile Rank

Project CARS 2 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 97 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 97 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Games Xtreme
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 5, 2017

When it all clicks, it is quite brilliant. When it all clicks that is, otherwise you're left with a game that's not quite going to win first place compared to the likes of Forza. Normally I try not to compare these things, but if you asked me to choose at the moment, even with the loot boxes - I'd say Forza 7 wins there in terms of delivering a better experience and racer out of the gate.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 18, 2017

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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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Sep 18, 2017
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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 21, 2017

Try it, unless you're a hardcore racer, in which case you need this game.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2017

Project Cars 2 addresses most of the flaws of its predecessor while expanding its scope, and in doing so has carved out a new niche for the series.

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Push Square
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2017

Project CARS 2 gives you loads to do and the incentive to experiment with all of its content, too. The title manages to tie together a dizzying number of vehicular disciplines, and it's a lot of fun flitting from one to the next. A tight handling model and the freedom to explore all of the release's content freely means that you'll lose a lot of time to this motorsport marvel, but presentation shortcomings do take the polish off this package the teensiest bit.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 22, 2017

All in all, Project Cars 2 is simply excellent. Yes, it has issues, some of which are glaring, and some that most people will never notice. But when weighing up the problems versus the advantages, it’s hard to hold back my excitement.

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Scored Reviews

Thumb Culture
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

This game seems to be perfect in my eyes regarding gameplay, audio and graphically. If I was forced to say anything negative about this game then I would say it's not for the casual racer. Not even slightly. The casual racer would probably play for an hour, stand up and announce the game is broken and it sucks. I say move out the way Nancy and let me play this game while you play your arcade racer. I can't stress enough how good I found this game and there have already been a lot of great racers out this year. With only one other major racing release this year to come which I mentioned earlier. Buy this game if you don't already own it. If you do own it I will probably see you on the track for a long time to come.

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 24, 2017

With Project CARS 2, Slightly Mad Studios did not aim to simply improve what its predecessor had achieved. Even with some performance issues, the huge amount of tracks and cars, great physics system and a gorgeous sound design make Project CARS 2 the best and most complete racing game ever made.

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IGN
9.2 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

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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Elite Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

Driving a Formula Rookie car around the mid-tier track, watched by sparse but passionate crowds standing in a corrugated shed-style stand adorned with advertisements for local businesses has a charm that no other game currently possesses...

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

The ultimate driving experience for the true racing and car lovers. Unmissable even on consoles.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 21, 2017

Project Cars 2 takes everything that made its predecessor great, and improves and expands it to perfection.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Is it a great game? Likely the best racing sim around. Does it need to open itself up to those less skilled? Yes.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 27, 2017

Project Cars 2 is darn near mesmerizing to look at, it's so pretty.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 19, 2017

Ultimately, then, Project Cars 2 is not a racer in which you ever feel compelled to simply go through the motions. It's a game that centres you firmly as an active participant. It's a game that makes you want to be a racer, and that might just be the best compliment that can be bestowed upon a representative of this genre.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Speaking as someone who has never been heavily invested in racing games, Project CARS 2 blew me away. It won't hold your hand and it isn't afraid to challenge you, but it will reward your hard-earned success.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Project Cars 2 is not perfect, but it proposes a very complete racing game, generous and customizable on a large number of parameters. If you decide to invest in Project Cars 2, know that you put your feet in a universe that will require hours of effort but also proportional pleasure.

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Generación Xbox
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

Project Cars 2 comes with strength this year as the best simulator developed by Slightly Mad Studios, reinforced with a surprising physics system and also including a new online competition mode and accompanied by the debut of Rally Cross. A jewel you can't miss.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Project Cars 2 final offers a real alternative to console racing fans and brings to the table a fantastic roster of cars and tracks. Combined with an excellent simulation of track and weather conditions Project Cars 2 is pretty much the pinnacle of racing on console.

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NEOsite
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

Project Cars 2 is a perfect sequel. It fixes every flaw of the predecessor, has much more content and doesn't do anything wrong. Some things are just a little bit worse that the rest, but they are definitely not bad.

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 25, 2017

If you're a fan of racing, more importantly simulators, Project Cars 2 is the game for you. Sure, there's the Forza's and Gran Turismos but Project Cars 2 seems more grounded in ‘our' world with its realistic controls and amazing choice for the player in both cars, tracks and events.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

When it comes to racing games, you'll be hard-pressed to find another game that matches the level of detail and realism in Project Cars 2. For simulated-racing enthusiasts, PC2 is the new gold standard.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Project Cars 2 is an exquisite racing simulator that makes learning the game almost as much fun as winning a race. It demands perfection, refuses to ease up, and still manages to be friendly enough for newcomers.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 19, 2017

Project CARS 2 simply hits every single thing out of the park.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

Although Project CARS 2 is a driving simulator, you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it, and that’s the main goal of the game. Despite some minor technical and AI problems, Project CARS 2’s huge set of options and a vast collection of cars easily make it one the best racing games available on the market.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a huge step forward in the racing saga developed by the talented guys at Slightly Mad Studios, a game capable of incredible things thanks to its dynamic day/night cycle and variable climate conditions, that make every race different. Thanks to the possibility to customize your driving experience to full manual, you will find in Project CARS 2 an extremely curated product that will keep you company for several months to come.

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Digiato
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

Project Cars 2 is the ideal choice for those die hard fans of simulation racings out there. Gameplay now is much more smoother with controller than its predecessor and game's dynamic weather system is a striking visual experience. AI can get frustrating at times but the overall experience truly pleases the fans. Project Cars might still be slipstreaming its rivals but it's fast enough to catch them one day.

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Invision Community
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 30, 2017

Invision Project Cars 2 as your ultimate ride of your life

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Hobby Consolas
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 18, 2017

Project CARS 2 repeats a bigger offer of content with more cars, circuits and game modes. It's not perfect, but it's still a great racing simulator full of options for cars lovers.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

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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Kinglink Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Dec 21, 2018

An excellent racing game, tending to be a bit heavy on the simulation side. You can craft your own experience which, you’ll be forced to, but it is enjoyable for racing fans.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Nov 24, 2017

Project Cars 2 notably improves upon its predecessor. Racing, weather and graphics are all greatly improved. But if you prefer arcade racers like Need for Speed, try looking elsewhere.

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Hynerd.it
9 / 10.0
Hynerd.it
Fabio Pollifrone
9 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

Beautiful racing simulation. Perhaps the most beautiful I have ever tried. Its wide variety of vehicles and tracks makes project cars 2 a game that is hardly boring. The well-defined audio and the cured graphic details make the game even more exciting.

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Hu3br
Sep 29, 2017

Once again Slightly Mad Studios bridges the gap between sim and arcade racing to deliver a package that is deep and incredibly approachable to newcomers.

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PC Gamer
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 18, 2017

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

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GamePro
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 22, 2017

Nine at a prank: Project Cars 2 makes simulation fans of almost all motor sport classes happy. Only the brittle career is a little bit disrupting.

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Gamefa
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

PC2 tried to fix the old problems and It's successfully competing with new games. But they still have a lot to do to reach perfection. There are still some minor and major bugs and some problems with the physics of the game. PC2 is still a terrific game made by a group of talented developers. Surely the next game will be even better as the developers keep getting more experienced.

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Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a worthy successor and equally impressive contender for the 2017 racing title, given its stiff competition, Slightly Mad Studios can raise a glass and give themselves a pat on the back for a job, mostly, well done.

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IGN Middle East
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2017

Slightly Mad Studios offers the best realistic simulation game for cars in this generation, with a fully customizable game style and amazing sound effects. This game will be a favorite for racing gamers, but if you are an amateur and not a professional racing gamer you can play it too but you should be warned that the game is designed for professionals, so you'll need some time to practice it perfectly, and when you do, you'll get a lot of fun.

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VGProfessional
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

As expected, Project Cars 2 is an excellent racing game, continuing its legacy of appealing to hardcore or simple racers. Full of love for the motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios added so much content that you probably won't get bored for a long time, yet still has its flaws when it comes to AI and illogical collision system, which hopefully will be fixed with future patches.

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IGN Spain
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

One of the best racing sim ever done, yet there's still room to improve on a couple of areas of its proposal.

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The Games Machine
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2017

Project CARS 2 is still a rough diamond, but with a couple of patches Slightly Mad Studios could unleash all the potential of a real racing sim gem. Out of the box, anyway, the game offers one of the best race experiences on the market, with a great driving model which is amazing, played both with a joypad and a racing wheel. Sometimes the AI is still too aggressive and hits too hard on the throttle even when it should not, and the Rallycross experience is quite clumsy, but overall, with this great offer of tracks and cars, if you love to race in every possible weather condition and you want to feel the real meaning of bagarre, Project CARS 2 is definitely your brutal, physical and thrilling racing game.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a solid entry, and a good continuation of the series. A solid focus in its career mode combine with tight community integration, which all mixes with a heaping helping of esports activities, giving fans and new racers alike plenty of reasons to buy Project CARS 2. While it may not boast the best visuals of console racing games, and the replay engine could've used a bit more polish, these are minor faults in an overall fun racing simulator. See you on the track.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

Project Cars 2 is the definition of what a sequel should be, taking everything great from the original game, bringing it back, and introducing new and interesting features.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Project CARS 2 is able to evolve the contents of the previews game of the series. Madness Engine can bring new life to the tracks with the Live Track 3 tool, even if with some tracks and some cars there are a few problems. The weather conditions

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GearNuke
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Slightly Mad Studios appears to have taken the feedback of the fans into consideration when developing the sequel resulting in a product that is a solid upgrade over the original Project CARS. This might not be the perfect racing simulator but it definitely offers the best package overall in term of the visuals and the gameplay simulation.

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LevelUp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

Project Cars 2 is a great racing simulator that excels in every possible way, making it hard to play and almost impossible to master. Every victory will feel like winning a championship in real life. The only downside is that using a controller is almost impossible to play, you really need to play with a racing wheel.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

A proficient sim-racer that brings a lot to the table - both in content and playability. Would have been great to see the base Xbox One version maybe lose a bit of the graphical sparkle in exchange for a 60 FPS lock, but that's more commentary of the power of the Xbox, rather than the game.

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Xbox Achievements
85%
85%
Sep 21, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a great sequel to a strong but flawed first instalment. This time around, the flaws are far fewer, the racing is first class, and there's not much that Slightly Mad Studios hasn't addressed. Whether you're a sim aficionado or novice, Project CARS 2 is a racing game you need.

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Atomix
84 / 100
84 / 100
Sep 21, 2017

A pretty good simulation game. The thing is that you need a proper wheel to play it in the right way. Using a conventional controller is not an option.

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NZGamer
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2017

Ben received a digital copy of Project CARS 2 from Bandai Namco for review.

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Cerealkillerz
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2017

Project Cars 2 is by far the most realistic racing simulator on the market but it still doesn't make itself accessible for newcomers and casual players. It also fights with a terrible enemy AI and some questionable choices in the career mode. Besides that Racing Game Fans will get a solid sequel to the already convincing Project Cars.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a dream come true for motorsport fans, but first they'll have to rid it of some bugs for it become a racing classic.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 22, 2017

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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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

AI issues aside, Slightly Mad Studios has put together an astoundingly deep racing simulator with an enormous amount of content.

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Windows Central
Sep 18, 2017

Although the first Project Cars didn't quite capture the hearts of mainstream gamers, the sequel has a much better shot thanks to its polished career mode, wealth of motorsport types, and unparalleled track selection. The difficulty is still on the unapproachable side, but racing sim fans will likely stick it out anyway.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

With all of the trailers, experts, and attention to detail, I expected Project Cars 2 to take the trophy as racing sim of the year. It is definitely not. What you DO get is a game that challenges you to a frustrating degree and does so with beautiful precision. It sadly also takes a bunch of the fun out of it too.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Project CARS 2 is one hell of a colossal mammoth of a game. The scope of the driving series available, the car and track selection from classic to the modern era, the weather, the brilliant online championship mode, it's all there, ready-in-waiting. Whether you play it for the single player or for the multiplayer, this game has everything.

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TrueAchievements
Sep 27, 2017

Project CARS 2 really does feel like Project CARS version 2.0 with virtually all aspects of the title having been polished and improved.

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M3
8 / 10
M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

Project Cars 2 is one of the most ambitious racing games ever, and a improvement of the first one in every way.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
FoxHounder

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 27, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a full-fledged racing simulator, a very rare guest on the consoles. The game turned out to be the most hardcore in comparison with the newest Forza and GT. It can even be called "Dark Souls from the world of racing games".

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Tech Advisor
Sep 21, 2017

Project CARS 2 is, overall, a success.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 18, 2017

Project Cars 2 is one of the most hardcore racing sims in years and pulls off what it sets out to do wonderfully. Unforgiving and awesome.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2017

Project Cars 2 makes a passionate play for the enthusiast end of the racing sim market. A wheel is damn near mandatory, but the gameplay rewards are huge – when spotty AI and bugs aren't confounding things, that is.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 26, 2017

Controller support has vastly improved compared to the first game, with configuration options and game assists available to tailor your experience. I still get the feeling while playing that due to the realistic handling of the cars, the game is better suited to a wheel and pedal setup.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Project Cars 2 returns to the track and continues to double down on providing a more realistic sim racing experience. Admittedly, it's not going to be for everyone so folks who prefer a more arcade-style or open-world driving experience should look elsewhere. It also suffers from a few technical hiccups but not enough to mar the overall racing experience. If you value racing that's closer to real-world driving and don't mind working a bit harder for every inch on the track, this game is for you.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Sep 18, 2017

In the end, Project CARS 2 takes everything that Slightly Mad Studios did for the original game, polishes it up and puts out perhaps the best racing title available on the PlayStation 4. Tons of cars, more tracks than you can shake a stick at, a full-fledged career mode and online options. Better controls, fantastic visuals, and PlayStation 4 Pro support. Yes, there are some rough areas and the sound isn't as good as I would have liked. Still, in the end, Project CARS 2 is an enjoyable and fantastic effort that I'm sure PlayStation 4 racing fans are going to enjoy.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 21, 2017

Despite the Race Director that has it out for the player, and some issues with perspective in cockpit view, Project CARS 2 is one of those games that can fill an entire niche on its own.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
AusGamers
DaBugman

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

I found a great deal of enjoyment with Project Cars 2. The graphics and sound especially won me over. And whilst the struggles, trials, and tribulations of such a demanding simulator may have left me shaking with rage, the sheer exhilaration I felt after hitting a series of apexes so perfectly, culminating in a podium finish, was sweet recompense.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Excellent mechanics, lots of options, stunning visuals, top-flight sound design and a emphasis on accessibility make Project Cars 2 a worthwhile sequel that will appeal to anyone who loves cars and isn't afraid of a challenge.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 17, 2017

Project CARS 2 takes the foundations of its father and builds upon them, improving all aspects, but some areas have received more upgrades than others.

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PSX Extreme
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2017

Slightly Mad Studios seems to have aspirations towards this being the next big thing in e-sports racing, and while they've got the foundation to do that, key elements of the game will need to be addressed. In a genre starving for fresh blood, Project Cars 2 is a welcome addition, but also a currently incomplete one..

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
ESpalding

Top Critic

Sep 29, 2017

At its core, Project CARS 2 is a racing simulator -- not an arcade street race. You'll need to buckle in, but the reward is worth it.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Oct 4, 2017

Project CARS 2 won't please all racing game fans, but it'll delight those who crave realism and a challenge; those who want to push themselves to be better. Is that you?

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 20, 2017

In a year where many games have arrived light on content and heavy on microtransactions, Project Cars 2 feels like a unicorn. Not once during my playing time was I ever prompted to buy cyber currency or shortcuts to locked content. For players engaged with the simulation-style approach, the amount of options and ways to customize the experience are staggering. The front end menus are bursting with toggles and sliders. While I did not test the game with a VR headset, Oculus and Vive users will be presented with a vast amount of options and can launch the game directly into VR modes via Steam. Graphics setting junkies will find an exhaustive assortment of configuration possibilities, including the fine-tuning of the post-processing features that obscure the field of view, like lens flares, dirt, or raindrops.

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TheXboxHub
Sep 29, 2017

Project Cars 2 is indeed a quality racer, one well worth the time of anyone looking for an ultra-realistic experience. Those coming in as casual racers may find the controls a little harsh, but the general nature of racing a high-performance car is certainly put into perspective, and that should be praised in any game looking to give a simulation experience.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Raff Abenoja
8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

Slightly Mad Studios did their best to please car racing enthusiasts, and they delivered.

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PowerPyx
8 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Project Cars 2 is a fine racing simulator with many different motorsport disciplines. It offers little new over the first Project Cars, but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

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

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GRYOnline.pl
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Project CARS 2 is like a trip to the most beautiful place that becomes more and more tiring. There is no prettier game, and driving along well known circuits with engine noise as background music is great. But all the essence – driving physics, overtaking, dealing with car trouble – is much better in F1 2017. I’m waiting for fixes!

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Make no mistake, Project CARS 2 is the most comprehensive and customisable racing simulator on the market right now.

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AR12Gaming
8 / 10
AR12Gaming
Rizentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 14, 2017

Overall an amazing game, Project Cars 2 incorporates almost everything a sim racer could ask for, aside from the lack of car customization which is its Achilles heel.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Slightly Mad Studios, the genius team behind titles like Shift 2 Unleashed, Need for Speed, and Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is back after the success of 2015's overwhelmingly excellent Project CARS racing simulator. In the follow-up, Project CARS 2, Slightly Mad Studios is back at it, bringing full-on racing simulation to the masses on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but how does it fare when compared to its predecessor? While it is an enjoyable and a must-buy for newcomers to the ultra-realistic driving simulator genre but may feel a bit stale to racing sim veterans.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Project Cars 2 delivers an outstanding racing experience, unfortunately, once the honeymoon period wears off, the by the numbers career mode does little to captivate in the long run, and the numerous bugs and inconsistent presentation and AI hamper an otherwise fantastic game.

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New Game Network
71 / 100
71 / 100
Sep 23, 2017

Project Cars 2 has the potential to be one of the best racing simulators, thanks to the wonderful tracks, variety, and awesome vehicles, but AI flaws and a plethora of strange technical issues prevent it from being a consistently great experience.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

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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We Got This Covered
Sep 25, 2017

Project CARS 2 is a rich and varied toybox for hardcore racing fans that have the patience to appreciate what it brings to the table. But the unpolished feel harms things greatly even for people in that camp.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

Project CARS 2 have a very realistic gameplay which offers a quite a challenge for players. While racing you can feel the power of weather and how a simple rain drop could change the whole race and game strategy. The career mode offers a variety of environments and vehicles which is very well presented in Manufacturer drivers and Invitational Events.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

This is a game made by fans for fans, and while it's not perfect, it's unique, and a hell of a lot of fun.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 3, 2017

Project CARS 2 demands some serious time investment, for better or worse. The handling takes some getting used to, but the amount of cars, tracks, and variables makes it a worthwhile title for those looking to get some racing action in.

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Bazimag
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

Project Cars 2 is patchy, partly good and partly bad! As a racing simulator, the game is an acceptable piece of work; yet, it suffers from several issues and comparing to other racing games, it has nothing to offer.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 26, 2017

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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EGM
6 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2017

Project Cars 2 may do a great many things exceptionally well, but it's hard to look past the mountain of gaffes that quickly pile up on and off the track. Racing, after all, is about results, not potential.

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Digital Trends
Sep 29, 2017

Project CARS 2 offers an incredible drive in spite of technical issues and broken AI.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 29, 2017

This is a game for enthusiasts and the complexity and scope of tinkering, combined with the need for a racing wheel, only emphasises this point. Project CARS 2 does a lot of things right, and it's easy to fall for the stunning visuals and customisation, but there are some very serious problems to address.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
5 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

Figuring out how to drive properly is all a part of the simulation, but it ends up feeling more tedious than anything. It might satisfy someone looking for a deeper challenge and added realism within the genre, but newcomers and less hardcore fans are better off sticking with Gran Turismo or Forza.

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