Excerpt: After a lot of hype, a lot of talk, the potential of a Forza killer we look at one of the most anticipated racers this year and to be quite honest. It is something very special indeed. After 2 years of Forza 2 and a lot of broken dreams and promises about other must have racers, Simbin and Atari unleash a beast on the gaming world with the only, I feel, pure racing sim on the market.
Conclusion: On the whole however, Race Pro gives you loads to do: there’s a career mode, Championship Mode, Time Trial, Online Multiplayer, the lot. If you can forgive the slightly less than high definition graphics, the rather dampened sound effects and just concentrate on the thoroughly realistic racing experience on offer than you won’t go too far wrong with Race Pro.
Excerpt: SimBin have developed a reputation for creating harsh racing sims for the PC gaming audience, but they have yet to establish themselves on consoles. With RACE Pro they may very well make a name for themselves outside the PC gaming market, even if the title of their first console game is rather boring.
Conclusion: Race Pro is a good solid racing sim overall.
It’s a bit technical but definitely playable
thanks to the flexible controls. This is a game
that wants you to win and is determined to find
your balance or niche whereas other games punish
you for not staying within the “guidelines”.
It’s obvious that Race Pro is not going to win
an award for best graphics.
Excerpt: While so-called platform "exclusive" games often make the trip from the consoles onto the PC (Halo probably being the most famous example), it's far less common for PC exclusives to make the return journey. SimBin has been quietly making a name for itself over the last four years on the PC with the exceptional GTR series and the superb (if presentationally sparse) Race titles, which focus on FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), and it's this latter franchise that...
Summary: The pedestrian title should be your first clue of what to expect from Race Pro ? a whole lotta closed track, simulation racing and not much else. Outside of a points system based around signing contracts with various sponsors and deciding to either do a qualifying lap or just pay a higher entry fee, there's really nothing except a series of races. All this said, I really enjoyed the on-the-track experience.
Conclusion: Anyway... not really sure what else I can add to this but if you learn the tracks and learn how the cars handle then you will enjoy the game but if you want this game just to have a quick mess around on then to be honest I wouldnt recommend it as its not really that fun until you've played it for a while. Because of this i'm giving it 3/5.
Conclusion: Concept: Swedish PC racing developer SimBin brings its brand of sim racing to the console for the first time
Graphics: Competent enough to be average, but not close to eye-poppingly good
Sound: I don't know if the lack of a music soundtrack is good or bad. Do you really need music in a racing game?