Conclusion: Play the demo and you will see this is a racing fans delight. Don't be put off by the Race 06 previous version, this is a different beast all together. The F3000 Race mode is the best since Grand Prix Legends. The cars sound and look great. To miss it, is to miss out!!
Conclusion: This game uses the excellent motor 2 engine which powers GTR, GTR 2, GT Legends, and of course rfactor. So why buy this game instead of those other titles? Firstly it is nice driving the official WTCC. Secondly....errm...no that is about it. It's disappointing that this game does not have other series such as BTCC or formula 3, instead it is very limited in what it has to offer.
Conclusion: Simbin have done it again, even if you don't own any of the first Simbin titles such as GTR or GTR2 or even the fist race make sure you own this title. Based on the World Touring Car Championships of 2006 and 2007, with a few extras thrown in like Formula BMW and F3000 you will be visually pleased and for ever comming back for more.
Conclusion: great game for the moneys BUT they claim it has 300 cars but its more like 30 cars, ten skins for each which is pretty lame not as realistic as some driving games but depends on what ur going for u can chuck the car about more on this and drive like an idiot and still do alright unlike on other race sims but over all good game specially for they money but ide still say get r factor much more to do and stuff!
Conclusion: It's GTR2 albeit at a more sedate pace with more affordable cars. As real as it gets with a G25 racing wheel. You HAVE to drive as you would in real life. No taking sharp corners at 140 mph ala Need For Speed. However, the options provides for the arcade gamer to tailor it to his own unrealistic expectations.
Conclusion: Realistic, hardcore gaming which has a great "feel" to it if played with the right equipment.. Beafy PC and G25 steering wheel assembly... F3000 is very gritty and hardcore.. Helmet cam is great especially in the wet! Handling is spot on and online seems seemlessly good.. Replays are a bit jerky and Graphics a little cardboardy looking.. otherwise outstanding game, especially at Â£25 delivered!
Conclusion: It's not a bad game, but for how much longer are they going to keep milking the same cow? The game looks and feels quite the same with GT Legends, GTR 2 and Race. And there are 3 older games based more or less on the same engine. If you have never played any of the games mentioned, buy the game right now, it's absolutely brilliant. But if you have played even one of them, give it a second thought.
Summary: Unfortunately this is one of the games that really comes alive when you have a decent steering wheel. Although it will work OK with keyboard and a gamepad, only the much finer adjustability of a wheel will bring out it's finer qualities.