Best Xbox One Games #48 – Project CARS
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Synopsis: Have you ever seen a Formula 1 racing event and think, “I’d like to be able to do literally everything involved in that style of racing?” If so, Project CARS is the racing title for you. This dedicated simulation game will have you lovingly tear your hair out over most aspects of building a team, including getting a solid pit crew to differentiate specific tire PSI requirements per pit stop, qualifying at pre-race events and having weather change on a dime.
Project CARS offers dozens of tracks with many different styles of racing, no matter how involved in the process you’d like to be.
Why it’s one of the 50 best Xbox One games: Authenticity in video game racing is a virtue not often sought out anymore. The problem with knowing how you like to pump the tires in your racing vehicle is just how insane of an idea it is that such information could be vital to your longevity on a big course. Maps like the Nurburgring require an all-out effort the likes you won’t see in a Gran Turismo, Forza or Driveclub, especially when taking hard corners.
If racing is in your bloodstream, to the point that acting real to life is absolutely necessary, Project CARS offers a racer for the most hardcore of niche genres. It’s a love letter to racing game fans that should surpass their wildest expectations.
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