Assetto Corsa (Kunos Simulazioni)

Assetto Corsa (Kunos Simulazioni)

Facebook
Like Assetto Corsa on Facebook

Twitter 
Follow Assetto Corsa on Twitter

Website
Check out the official Assetto Corsa Website

Discussion
Give the developers feedback on the Steam Discussion Page

Purchase
Buy your Early Access copy on the Steam Store page 

There is no shortage of racing games available for PC, so it requires something really special to get us excited about a new release. Assetto Corsa, the driving simulation from Kunos Simulazioni, not only got us excited but prompted us to buy a new racing wheel especially for the game. The best part is it is not even finished yet!

Assetto Corsa is available on Steam Early Access and despite still requiring some work before a full release it is already looking, and playing amazing. The game features real-world circuits that have been reproduced from laser scan technology and the results are impressive to say the least. Hurtling around the bends of Imola, Monza, Mugello, Silverstone and more not only looks incredible but feels great as well.

Then there are the cars from prestigious brands such as BMW, Lotus, Ferrari and McLaren that have been meticulously modeled. We are talking jaw dropping cockpit details and exteriors that put most other racing games to shame. The damage modeling has yet to be implemented but at this stage each car handles in a unique way. Slipping behind the wheel of these vehicles is an unbelievable experience and if you have a racing wheel you are in for a treat. You can feel every bump in the road thanks to the force feedback, and the realistic physics. Kunos Simulazioni has recently won an award for “Best Technical Realization” and it was certainly well deserved!

For an Early Access title the game already has enough to keep you busy for ages but the best is yet to come. The developers are still working on the online portion of the game and the final release will also have an extensive career mode. At this stage you can practice on the available tracks with the vehicles or take part in special event challenges. These include drag and drift races, as well as quick races and a time attack mode. Although Assetto Corso is a realistic simulator there is enough assist options to ensure that even newcomers can enjoy the experience while they learn the ropes.

Playing from the cockpit view is obviously the most immersive but you can also race using the exterior, hood or first person views. The game has support for single and triple screens as well as the Oculus Rift. The developers have also promised to include editing tools for the game which should really enhance the longevity.

If you are a fan of racing games, especially simulations, then you won’t want to miss Assetto Corsa. It is a bit pricier than the average Early Access titles but all those licensed cars and tracks definitely did not come cheap. The developers have been diligent with updates for the game and the most recent one added the Pagani Huayra to the roster of vehicles.

Assetto Corsa is one of those games where you can spend hours just trying out all the cars and tracks. It is one of the most addictive racing games we have experienced and mastering the vehicles is incredibly rewarding. We will save the in-depth details for a full review but suffice to say this game comes highly recommended.

Related posts

Steam Bandits: Outpost (Iocaine Studios)

Steam Bandits: Outpost (Iocaine Studios)

Some Facebook games can actually be quite fun until you encounter the horrible, soul-grinding mechanics that have been implemented to part you with your money. Turn limits, harassing friends, purchasing crucial items with real money and more is enough to deter anyone from playing these games. Steam Bandits: Outpost is a game that aims to take the best elements of the Facebook-style games while stripping away all the annoyances.

Friendship Club (Force Of Habit)

Friendship Club (Force Of Habit)

Young Timmy Bibble is a boy with a very active imagination and he uses it to make his four imaginary friends battle each other. Ranging from a mountain beast and crazy old prospector to a duck and ninja-bandit-skeleton-thing, these characters are ready to kill each other for their spot by Timmy’s side. As far as storylines goes it’s pretty wacky, but then again who needs an excuse for some good old fashioned arcade action.

Press X to Not Die

Press X to Not Die

Combining quick time events with nothing more than full motion videos sound like a recipe for disaster and yet Press X Not To Die is way more fun than it has any right to be. Designed to be a throwback to the “interactive movie” titles of the early 90s, the game throws you headfirst into what seems to be a zombie apocalypse. The whole town is in chaos, people are viciously attacking each other and the only advice you got from a friend before he is murdered is to “press X not to die.”

Afterfall Reconquest Episode I (IntoXicate Studios)

Afterfall Reconquest Episode I (IntoXicate Studios)

Afterfall Reconquest allows you to explore a post apocalyptic world, where predictably enough, humanity has managed to practically wipe themselves out. A lucky few survived the conflict by hunkering down in sanctuary cities deep in the mountains, but eventually even they had to venture out for resources. Of course, the mutants roaming what is left of the world don't take too kindly to anyone venturing into their territory.

Fight The Dragon (3 Sprockets)

Fight The Dragon (3 Sprockets)

2014 is going to be a big year for role playing games, with plenty of hotly anticipated titles on the horizon. The problem is who has time for all these in-depth role playing games? Sometimes it is nice to just jump in, hack and slash your way through a dungeon, and stuff your backpack with all the loot. Fight The Dragon is a game that promised to deliver that role playing quick fix, without the need to remember why the world is in danger and how you are going to save it.

Planet Explorers (Pathea Games)

It is not every day that an Early Access title comes along packing so many features that there is barely enough space to mention, let alone describe, everything in a short preview. Planet Explorers is exactly such a game and to say that we were impressed with what it has to offer would be an understatement.

Leave a comment

2 × 5 =