Summary: I prefer the realistic racing games, so I play this on Pro against Very hard AI in Championship and Single Race modes. The AI is faster in those modes while the Career difficulty is much lower no matter what you do. The game looks bad but is functional, the driving feels rewarding and well balanced even with a controller without any assists, the AI is challenging and there is good variety.
Summary: RacePro gives an meaty racing experience and with different levels of racing aids offers easy accessibility. If Forza 3 is steak, Race Pro is hamburger. Racing in Race Pro is super fun but the experience is dulled by the bland graphics not even close to those found in Forza 3. It has very realistic physics models and the cars handle really well but sacrifices in the area of menu presentation and track and off track graphics.
Summary: I normally like games you can just press the accelerator and go, like the original need for speeds. Esp when I'm trying to decompress at the end of the day. I find the ones where you have to constantly slow down or brake for cornering cause me to tense up. But I decided I really wanted a different game, and bought this one cheap.
Summary: Race Pro is a racing simulator game, however I feel it fits into a more arcade racing game than a racing simulator, due to it's arcade feel. Race Pro is made by Simbin Developments and is published by Atari, who also published games such as Mirrors Edge. There are 7 modes which you can play on Race Pro, which may sound like a lot but in reality, the modes are very similar, and you will probably only use a couple.
Pros: Easy achievements and gamerscore, 2D map of track, decent graphics
Cons: Only 12 tracks and about 35 cars, poor multiplayer, bad difficulty settings, no customisation
Summary: When I saw Race Pro being advertised back last year I was looking forward to it. The game looked very good and the graphics were looking very impressive. I thought I would buy the game as soon as it came out, so I pre-ordered it and got it a day early. When I first played it I was a bit disappointed as all the things that got me excited wasn't the same. The graphics were quite poor and could've been improved a lot, as could the gameplay.
Excerpt: "...likes of Forza 3 and Race Driver Grid being much better for me and unfortunately the graphics are a severe let down for a high definition console. I tried racing the Lola racers and found that it reminded me of a mix between Indianapolis 500 on the Amiga and the F1 games of the playstation which for me was a shock to the system having got so used to high end graphics. Sticking with this game is important as looking beyond your initial thoughts is ...
Pros: Fast paced action, good variety of cars and tracks, good control system
Cons: Poor graphics, not the best sound, needs a lot of patience to get used to
Conclusion: Was excited when I heard about this game, but held off on release due to so many poor reviews. Recently bought from Play for Â£15 out of curiosity and while the I feel that the game is actually quite nice to play in some respects, the poor graphics and interface are a real let down. At Â£15 I'm not too disappointed, but this was definitely not worth Â£40-50 on release and if had paid that much, I would be angry!
Conclusion: This game is a fantastic driving simulator, rather than the likes of GRID where drivers can go tearing round corners at ridiculous speeds this game gives you the realistic handling you need to really put yourself in the drivers hot seat.......however the graphics on this game fail to impress as had been said in previous reviews so if you intend to buy this game then do not be shocked if the graphics fall below your expected standards but just focus on the competitive...
Excerpt: Race Pro appears at first to be the ultimate racing sim. But, once you get past the early screens, what strikes you is that its like Forza 2 without a soul. Excellent graphics, excellent handling model, but unlike other titles in the genre, it is completely devoid of atmosphere. GRID and FM2 are both much better games.