BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Project CARS 2

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Project CARS 2 placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
10.0
1 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Features a number of factors that ensure that no 2 races are the same, like muddy surfaces, a 24-hour day cycle, and icy roadways.Includes 170 well-known cars., various race modes like oval and rallycross, and a hefty roster of racetracks.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
The combination of the weather and the new LiveTrack 3.0 engine is a game-changer. It changes everything. Even in optimal racing conditions, LiveTrack changes the way races need to be driven.
- True Achievements
Host of content, from hundreds of fully realised cars to a swathe of tracks and circuits to ride on with a number of game modes to work through.Outstanding visual and audio design, with an impressive level of depth in every area of the game. Each and every car feels unique, handling in their own particular way, like their real-world counterparts. Tracks also feel different, with an active weather system that changes the track, even localised areas of tracks, during a race. Customisation and modification options are extensive for every car, further differentiating them from each other.
- WCCF Tech
Nevertheless, 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.
- The X Box Hub
September 30, 2017 | Full review
The weather system is both amazing and challenging. While playing Rallycross, which requires 6 races on the same course on the same day, there is often rain during the various sessions and you can clearly feel the difference.
- Kinglink Reviews
What experts didn't like
Chances are pretty good that you're better driver than Al.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Online mode suffers performance issues.
- True Achievements
Difficult to find idea settings for non-sim players where certain assists literally tear control from your hands. Career mode can lock you out if you enter a part that you're unable to complete, not allowing you to exit. Collision physics seem off, where minor collisions can literally send a car flying into the air Team Rocket style.
- WCCF Tech
The one big flaw of Project Cars 2 is that the simulation is not very fault tolerant. Your frame has a large effect on the experience.
- Kinglink Reviews

From The Manufacturer

Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars under the most thrilling of conditions to deliver the “Ultimate Driver Journey” experience and adrenaline rush. Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers, and the definitive choice of e-Sports pros – Project CARS 2 brings together the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, authentically crafted, and technically advanced racing game on the planet. Project CARS 2 has it all - from GT to touring cars to endurance prototypes and exotic hypercars – delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Xbox Game Studios Forza 7
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Codemasters DiRT 4
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Frostbite Need For Speed Rivals
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Xbox Game Studios Forza 5
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 2
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Codemasters Onrush
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
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