Project CARS 3
|a game by||Slightly Mad Studios Limited|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Racing Games, Car Games|
It’s time to put the pedal to the metal in Project CARS 3 by Slightly Mad Studios and race alone or with friends to see who comes out on top. This sequel is very different from what Project CARS fans may be used to, let’s dive in and see what it’s about.
The Driving Force
So the gameplay has been switched up a lot in this title and it’s a far cry from what we saw in Project CARS 2. Slightly Mad Studios have done away with the Racing Sim gameplay that defined the earlier iterations and traded them in for a more simplistic, arcade style racer. Having removed time consuming details and pantomime such as tire wear, fuel consumption and pit stops, there is still a veritable cornucopia of content for the player to enjoy. Offering over 140 global circuits and a rebuilt career mode with enhanced artificial intelligence, this title will be an interesting and welcome departure from what you know.
I find this game to be similar, in many ways but mostly it’s fast play arcade style, to that of Need for Speed: Shift. Which makes sense given that the CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell, claimed that this was its spiritual successor. With a refined multiplayer mode, Project CARS 3 provides a lot of replayability and many good times to be had.
The Cars and the Detail
There are around 211 officially licensed cars in this game and they range drastically in capability. With vehicles like the 1971 Ford Escort RS1600 to a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, and even a 2016 Ford NASCAR fusion stock car, this game will have you covered for whatever style you like to power around in.
All these cars look and perform realistically but to keep the momentum going and to streamline the gameplay, they’ve removed mechanical damage while keeping the cosmetic to allow it a nice slice of realism. Otherwise, they’ve removed the need for tyre strategy or much tactic based gameplay at all; creating a smoother and more inclusive game in general. A satisfying amount of detail has been put into this game with a juicy colour palette that makes the world look vibrant and gorgeous. The cars themselves have a lovely gleam and with the dynamic weather system that introduces day and night cycles and ambient weather options like rainy or sunny days, the cars always look on top form.
Customise that Car
Okay, so this game has a nice amount of customisation options for you vehicle with options on primary, secondary and tertiary colours on top of preset patterns and decals and a, quite frankly, impressive amount of tyre awesome brand name options.
Yes, the game is pretty and a fun fast paced romp through the circuits of the world but I also found it a little lacking in substance as it’s a far departure from its racing sim origins. Otherwise, it’s a fun and interesting crash course through a fast paced and amusing racer.
- Awesome car selection
- Excellent sound track
- Streamlined races and gameplay
- Removed a lot of the substance from previous games
- Weather doesn’t change during a race
- Gets repetitive after a while
Download Project CARS 3
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP