Assetto Corsa Competizione

A crowded and competitive genre, racing games tend to be dominated by the Forza series, Gran Turismo when an installment comes out, and the Need for Speed. In this same tradition, the downloadable sim fame Assetto Corsa Competizione from Kunos Simulazioni and powered by the Unreal 4 engine gives users a level of realism comparable to Sony’s Gran Turismo series with the addictive arcade-style gameplay of the Forza games.

How to Download Assetto Corsa Competizione

You can download Assetto Corsa Competizione from Steam as an early access title. The release date of the game is September 12, 2018. The game is available on Windows. Currently, there is no word about Xbox One or PS4 versions. To enjoy a similar game on such platforms to download and check out the previous title by the same company called simply Assetto Corsa. To start downloading click the link below the review.

The Game Review

The game is the official 2018 Blancpain GT Series season simulation game with the developer building it out with both an eye towards realism as well as competition.

The name itself – Italian for “Racing Setup – Competition” – very much implies this goal and it is hoped that Assetto Corsa Competizione can become a launch pad for eSporting events dealing with the racing genre of games.

At its debut at the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2018 Assetto Corsa Competizione showed off its plans for the game as a “vehicle” for eSports with a “hot lap” competition.

Developed by Kunos Simulazioni, Assetto Corsa Competizione makes full use of its Unreal 4 platform to deliver photo-real graphics at a lightning clip.

One thing that is immediately noticeable with this racing game is that it maintains an arcade environment while still offering top-notch graphics. Often some things have to be sacrificed in the quest for realism and one of those things that this title keeps in perfect balance is the need to be a game while also be a racing simulator.

As the title is based on the 2018 Blancpain GT Series, there are a variety of cars such as Audis, Mercedes, Lamborghinis, and Porsches. Each of these has a cockpit view that is both immersive and true to life. Players who opt to take advantage of the VR headset offered by the PlayStation 4 might enjoy this view the best.

Engines sounds and weather effects are all here as well as the addition of in-game objectives delivered by your team lead.

Because the title is a GT simulator there are points in it that may seem strange to those gamers who have cut their teeth on titles like EA’s Need for Speed. Realism is the rule of the day with the game and this is a thorough spirit, evidencing itself in car physics to driving and handling. Though the racing genre is a crowded field and one that is packed with competition, Assetto Corsa Competizione nonetheless carves out its own unique niche and excels at what it does.

For our part, the game truly shines when the view is taken out of the cockpit and allowed to see the world around you. Not only are the cars detailed and photorealistic but the surroundings have a slick production quality to them that really sells the whole simulation aspect.

The effect is quite masterful when you notice how everything blends together like a natural scene. Often in this genre, the graphics are too rain-slicked to real or the colors are too neon and bright for natural light. Assetto Corsa Competizione is a total package from graphics to gameplay and a worthy entry in the pantheon of racing sim games.

Assetto Corsa Competizione
Assetto Corsa Competizione is a racing simulator in which you can compete in a Group GTS championship. Download it now.
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Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz, also known as Kehl Bayern is our staff writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of video games, he is interested in strategy, simulation, FPS, RPG, fighting, and retro games. Kehl Bayern is also the author of the science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.