Summary: I had low expectations for this game (maybe it was the title), but I have been very pleasantly surprised. I am very much in the "sim" camp (vs. "arcade" style racing games, e.g., that horrible pile of junk known as GRID), and was therefore looking for a game that approximates the actual feel of driving at high speed. Race Pro does a good job of that, and allows for a great deal of user-defined tuning to that experience.
Summary: First of all, this game is fun. I read a review elsewhere that claimed the graphics weren't very good; I completely disagree - I think they're brilliant on XBox 360. The sim isn't as realistic as I expected. Now, I need to qualify all of this: I'm no Michael Schumacher and I know it! I'm not much of a racer, sim or otherwise. That said, I have a fair amount of sim experience (VirtualGT, GP Legends, GT Legends, et cetera, going back 10 years or so). So, I'm NO braggart!
Summary: Overall a pretty good game, its very hard and takes alot of practice. If you're interested in simulation games, this is a safe buy. If you love Burnout and NFS, this is NOT a game for you. The framerate is set to 30fps, and I find it pretty steady. I dont really notice the screentearing as much, others seem to be relly bugged by it. Dont let these issues stop you from buying this game.
Summary: Good game overall. Needs more car views in garage. Nice in car racing view. Decent overall graphics but not great. Very adjustable according to skil level of player. I would recomend this game.
Summary: If this game had any budget to be produced and more time it would have been hands down the greatest racer on a console. You actually feel like your driving a car on pavement and not on ice like Forza2 The framerate issue isnt major, after playing for a while you wont notice it.
Great if you LOVE racing, but sparse on pretty much everything else.
Kevin Blum, Amazon
24 February 2009
Summary: I LOVE this game. I love racing in general. I watch Formula 1, ALMS, LMS, SCCA Racing, WTCC, and Rallying. Forza Motorsport 2 provided me with my racing fix on 360 for a long time, but RACE Pro replaces it almost completely. RACE Pro is about one thing: racing. Don't expect to be able to buy new wheels, turbos, or cams for your car. Don't expect to be able to apply custom paint jobs or sell cars in an auction house.
Summary: I have always been an avid racing fan, be it simulation or street. When I saw this game it looked like an attempt at making a game as good as Gran Turismo, which I realized will never happen. But overall this game is good. The variety of cars is good, but in the beginning all you do is race against the same type of car as you. Tracks, well, they are challenging though mediocre in quantity. The customization- yeah i really haven't totally figured that out yet.
Pros: Driving physics superior to other racing games, incl. Forza, Grid, GT5 Pro. Cockpit view is usable, and adds realism. Fresh group of real tracks (albeit few), not seen in most other games. Licensing of unique racing series, including the WTCC.
Cons: Graphics, sound, presentation are passable, but barely. Cockpit view in the rain is rubbish, wipers do not clear the windshield. Online games are "peer" hosted rather than server hosted. Laggy perfomance online for above reason. Suspect AI.