Percentile Rank

Gear.Club Unlimited is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

26%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GameSpace
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

he Nintendo Switch doesn’t allow for too many racing games to shine with the well-regarded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hogging the spotlight. But Gear.Club Unlimited is stealing the limelight this holiday season with its racing sim action, RPG-lite upgrade system and beautifully rendered licensed cars. Although it’s not a true racing sim, this is still the best racing game available on the Nintendo Switch to date.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is a very serious bet for the driving games on Nintendo Switch. Its story mode features a huge amount of races and guarantees lots of hours of entertainment. More than 15 brands of the best cars await for the fans of the genre that own a Switch. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

As long as you don't take the “Serious racing on Switch!” pitch too seriously, you'll have a lot of fun with Gear.Club Unlimited. This is an engaging, retro arcade racer with a rewarding structure that puts bigger-name games to shame. I've reviewed most of this season's major racers, including Gran Turismo Sport and Need for Speed Payback, and I can honestly say Gear.Club Unlimited was the most entertaining of the bunch. Gear up for a good time, Switch owners.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

The car design is beautiful, the racing is smooth and fluid, and the inclusion of the performance workshop is a welcome addition. While it does fall short of becoming a viable replacement for Forza fans, it does provide the Switch with a fun racing game for enthusiasts looking for a more realistic racing experience.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 21, 2017

This is the Switch’s first realistic racing title, and it’s a damn good one.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2017

Aside from sub-par sound design, Gear.Club Unlimited offers up an outstanding racing experience for Switch. It straddles the line nicely between offering up a sim-infused experience while keeping the on-track action fast and exciting. The amount of racing types available is impressive and the sense of progression makes it easy for a quick play session to turn into a marathon.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is the most traditional racer to hit the Switch, and a successful outing for Microïds / Eden Games Mobile The graphics, although not as slavish to accurate detail like in a Gran Turismo title, still manage to hold their own, and are crisp and enjoyable.

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VGProfessional
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is a worthy racing game pick for the Nintendo Switch, and a great comeback of veteran studio Eden Games. While you should expect a title as demanding visually as Forza, the game is a perfect balance of both arcade and racing simulations, with a wealth of content that will keep you busy for a long time.

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GameZone
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

If you have a Switch, or hell, just looking for an Arcade racing experience that won't try to shove microtransactions down your throat, or artificially gate your progress with unnecessary bullsh*t, then Gear.Club Unlimited is certainly recommended.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is really an ambitious and solid racing title for the Nintendo Switch.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 21, 2017

If Gear.Club Unlimited can't compete with games like Forza Motorsport or GranTurismo and isn't as fun as a Mario Kart, it's good enough to be considered as a good way to entertain players in need of driving games on Nintendo Switch.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is an all-around simple affair. Almost all of the races are short, which is complemented by the very lengthy campaign. The racing is purely arcade in style, and it's more exciting when playing against others instead of against the passive AI. It may not look like a AAA title, but the performance holds up well, and the sense of speed feels right. While not the greatest representation of what a traditional racing game on the Switch should be, Gear.Club Unlimited will hopefully serve as a catalyst to bring more racing titles to the Switch.

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Switch Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is never going to cut it if you're in the market for a portable Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo, but if treated like an arcade racer which you can pick up and put down liberally, you'll absolutely find some lasting enjoyment with Eden's racer. With lots of variety on tracks, championships, cars and upgrades, the value of the overall package becomes more desirable every time you boot it up.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

A racing game with a lot of potencial that conforms with being just a port of a mobile game, instead of a complete experience that takes advantage of Nintendo Switch's potential.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is a highly entertaining racing game that sits firmly at the casual end of the realistic racer spectrum.

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GameSpew
70%
70%
Nov 21, 2017

In the end then, Gear.Club Unlimited is a fun but flawed racer.

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Game Informer
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

Gear Club's march of unlocking and upgrading is more fun than the racing itself, making for an uneven experience

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is a fun but flawed experience.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

I wanted to love Gear Club Unlimited, I really did, but I'm sorry to say that I don't.

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited could have been yet another gem on the Switch, but ultimately feels like exactly what it is. The price tag is shocking and the changes from the mobile game don't fit the pace of the core experience. While there are moments of fun to be had, this racing game rarely ends up feeling worth the investment.

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COGconnected
60 / 100
60 / 100
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited won't pry people away from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and it certainly can't compete with the Forza and Gran Turismo's out there but there still is some fun to be had. I came away disappointed but I can acknowledge that Eden Games has done a decent job in bringing a realistic racing experience to the Switch.

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Saving Content
Nov 30, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited isn’t a terrible game by any means. It just falls short. I’ll be honest in that I was expecting something more polished from the studio behind the far better Test Drive: Unlimited. Maybe if this sells, a sequel would follow that formula more. At $50 bucks though, I would pass. The game has it’s roots too far into its mobile sibling and even removing all the timers and microtransactions, $50 doesn’t feel like a good deal. Can the game be fun, sure, and being that it’s the only game of its kind on the Switch right now it’s serviceable. My recommendation though, go download the mobile version and see if you enjoy the physics. If they resonate with you then I would say give Gear.Club Unlimited a shot. Just maybe wait for a sale.

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New Game Network
60 / 100
60 / 100
Nov 22, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited may be the only racing car game on the Nintendo Switch for the moment, but it squanders this early lead on a repetitive career, underwhelming presentation and functional, but uninspired gameplay with a price that feels too high.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 22, 2017

I really like Gear.Club, though it is overly simple as far as "serious racers" go, while also lacking the personality and spirit that makes an arcade game soar.

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Thumbsticks
Nov 22, 2017

If you own a PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 there are plenty of other racing games worth your attention. However, if you are Switch owner looking for a more grounded racing experience Gear.Club Unlimited is up to the task. It’s a middle of the road racer, but as with so many Switch games, Gear.Club Unlimited is elevated by your ability to take it on the road with you in handheld mode and definitely suits the smaller-screen experience.

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GamePro
58 / 100
58 / 100
Dec 4, 2017

Just passable arcade racer with licensed race cars, that you can note its Free2Play Origins.

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AusGamers
5.7 / 10.0
5.7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

Which, in case you were wondering, isn't a good thing for a, you know, racing game.

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DualShockers
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is not a very good game. It's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but not even it's impressive car visuals can save it from being just an incredibly average racing game. It honestly feels like there was no love put into this game. At $49.99 I simply cannot recommend this game at the current price tag. The title still feels like a free-to-play game you would find on the Apple App Store more than a fully fledged game, and frankly, that's all it's worth to me.

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Geeks Under Grace
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is a very basic racing game. There are cars that go fast and race around a track. It is completely functional. But it is also completely devoid of heart.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

The Unlimited May mean that Gear.Club isn't shackled by monetisation, but the only real thing that will not be unlimited here is your patience.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Dec 25, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited is the most budget game with an outdated graphics and monotonous music and tracks, which mistakenly sold for 3000 rubles. Honestly, there is no real reason that will force you to buy this game. If you have a Switch, then it's better to pay attention to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Fast RMX, which look and play many times better. Or you should try DiRT4, Project CARS 2, Forza Motorsport 7 or Gran Turismo Sport on other platforms.

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WellPlayed
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2017

Gear.Club Unlimited appears to try and deliver to every type of racing fan, but appears to ultimately disappoint all of them. With a positively massive amount of content, there is sure to be something that will delight you, but the real question is – will your interest last long enough?

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Twinfinite
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2017

Given the severe lack of other options, Gear.Club Unlimited is perfectly serviceable racing experience, especially with its split-screen multiplayer option. The racing itself is enjoyable, if a little easy, and the upgrade system prompts you to think strategically about what to upgrade and when, but it struggles to escape its mobile roots.

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IGN Italy
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

A racing game that loses its strengths and motivations in the transition from mobile to Switch.

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