Summary: The precursor to GTRÂ²... A great game which shortcomings were answered by GTRÂ². Also GTRÂ² includes all the content of this one (maybe except the Oval tracks, but there are certainly some Mods for that if you really want to turn your wheel in one side only). Get GTRÂ² instead. And play with a wheel.
Conclusion: Bought this a couple of days ago for my shiny new gaming PC. All I can say is you can keep your console racers! This surpasses all of them, yes even the mighty Forza. The 'feel' of driving the cars is something you just don't get on other racing games. On my 28" monitor with the sound cranked up it is completely absorbing and with a thriving online community - what's not to like? Graphically it's good but not amazing. You don't need a behemoth PC to play it.
Conclusion: Had original Race07 (brought 2nd hand - consequently denied multiplayer access) - So invested in this - yes it runs on Vista and no - the game is not your average console offering - it has an involvement and feeling that belies its bargain price - yes you have to invest time in learning car-control - but the single player and the online gaming is superb. For under a tenner this is an absolute steal - Easily in my top 5 games.
Conclusion: Had this for over a year - absolutely great. Takes a bit of practice but if you start in the minis or seat on auto then the learning curve is gentle enough - no harder than DIRT. Its recommended for its tweakabiity but I dont bother - just jump in and drive There is a demo available. Best game I own.
Conclusion: Foxtrot1, you really must be one of those who think that arcade racing games r the best around. This is a SIM game, and it must be used with a racing wheel. This is without any doubt the best PC game in SIM racing and only paralelled by Forza 2 and in a near future 3, and LFS, and a few others.
Conclusion: As racing games go, and there are a lot of really good ones ( and bad, Forza 2 cough cough) , this ranks as a bad one. The graphics are not anything special and the whole way the cars handle and move is just weird and very annoying. Not enjoyable to play at all and with a endless list of far far far better rivals. Avoid.