PS4 Project Cars

Last updated date: July 25, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

PS4 Project Cars

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 212 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Project Cars placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.8
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
397 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Most seriously, while Project Cars has dazzling graphics, beautifully-modelled cars, convincing weather and a great tyre-wear and damage simulation, it still feels slightly rough around the edges.
- Trusted Reviews
Project CARS is an extremely handsome racing game across PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but it’s the little touches I like most.
- IGN
May 6, 2015 | Full review
To be fair, the game does feel good when you're out on the road: the undulation of the many courses – ranging from British staples such as Brand's Hatch and Silverstone all the way through to foreign favourites like Bathurst and the ubiquitous Nordschleife – causes your car to bob and bounce; hitting top speed in, say, an Audi R18 conveys that all-important sensation of downforce.
- Push Square
May 14, 2015 | Full review
Beautiful lighting and weather effects bring the tracks to life
- GameSpot
May 12, 2015 | Full review
Personally, I love that approach. And the game is undoubtedly made for people like me. It is a landmark for racing sims.
- Games Radar
May 6, 0201 | Full review
One aspect of Project CARS that never fails to impress is its aesthetic. Everything is stunningly gorgeous at all times, even when the sun blinds you as you're trying to corner.
- Destructoid
May 1, 2015 | Full review
Project CARS is a without a doubt one of the most technically challenging racing simulations I’ve ever played. There is a high level of technical realism that might be overwhelming to players.
- Game Revolution
May 26, 2016 | Full review
Variety of tracks, cars and disciplines
- Tech Spot
When it comes to VR, Project CARS isn’t perfect but it’s perhaps closer than any other AAA videogame has yet come. The in-game design is simply amazing; never has the race felt so real.
- VR Focus
March 20, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Bugs and glitches continue to appear
- Trusted Reviews
The curious lack of curation here is a real oversight, essentially allowing you to set up any kind of race weekend that you like, and allow others to join. The problem is that you can never be entirely sure of what you're going to get: a two-lap sprint against a group of hot-headed teens or a four-hour leisurely drive with a couple of studious 40-somethings.
- Push Square
May 14, 2015 | Full review
A handful of very bad glitches and inconsistent AI mar the single player
- GameSpot
May 12, 2015 | Full review
The AI needs a refresher course in how to drive safely
- Games Radar
May 6, 0201 | Full review
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.
- Destructoid
May 1, 2015 | Full review
AI can go from extremely good to extremely bad at a moment’s notice
- Game Revolution
May 26, 2016 | Full review
Little to no guidance on complex mechanics
- Tech Spot
Sadly, outside of the racing the design leaves a lot to be desired. There are no menus designed for VR, and as such a lot of squinting or removing the HMD is required to navigate the complex series of boxouts and options that Project CARS offers as a hub.
- VR Focus
March 20, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events. Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

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