With the gaming world’s two racing simulator heavyweights, Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, both launching their latest versions in 2017 Q4, relative newcomer Project Cars 2 clearly has its work cut out to stand out. However, with the game’s dedication to deliver the most realistic simulation of driving rather than focusing on showcasing hundreds of car models, it creates a niche that racing fans are certain to love.
Unlike the new Gran Turismo Sport, Project Cars 2 offers dynamic time of day and weather type settings for every single one of its vast roster of tracks, meaning no two races will pan out the same and that you’ll need to think carefully about which car and racing line you’ll need to take to maximise your chances of success. You have the option to fine-tune just about every aspect of your car, as well as tweaking overall setting sliders to help make the experience more or less punishing.
While Forza and particularly Gran Turismo have staked their reputations in the past on their huge rosters of cars, Project Cars 2 is no slouch in this department either. There are 180 cars to pick from, covering a range of disciplines, from touring to Indy cars to even karts.
If you’re looking for a racing simulator with almost inexhaustible set of racing style, track types and tuning options, Project Cars 2 is the one for you.