PC racing games - which are good?


Hi folks.

Just noseyed in my Steam library and “rediscovered” Assetto Corsa, DiRT rally, GRID autosport, GTR2, GT Legends installed…

So, pros and cons of each for thems taht’s played them? I got GTL for teh era, tbh…


Assetto Corsa & iRacing are my favourites - whilst both are simulations (you really need a wheel and peddles to get the most from them), the later is also pretty damn expensive unless you are committed to it (pay for subscription + pay for tracks + pay for cars. You do get some cars and tracks with the basic subscription however).

We’ve played GRID Autosport together in the past which was fun - can be enjoyed with a wheel or a d-pad. A lot more arcady - especially in damage modelling etc.

I like pCARS for the graphics, but was more inclined to play Assetto tbh.

@n0tch and myself have long been wanting to get folk into racing games - trouble is finding something fun together that we can either play together at the same time or compete with in a league or table. Notch did create the hotlap challenge - which we built and hosted ourselves… but only a few people regularly joined in.

I’m open to ideas of stuff we can organise together.


I used to have iRacing - the timings didn’t work for me, tbh. I got a wheel and pedals - again recently “rediscovered” (finally moving stuff from old place!) and found clio cup actually semi-controllable with wheel and pedals, nigh on impossible with pad…

Seems I have a LOAD of add-ons for Corsa too… May hafta give it some time. Just got an AWFUL lot going on at the mo (minor “blip” of tears today because of that) so time is hard to get.

THanks for the feedback, Jes. :sunglasses::heart_eyes:


Humble have a sale on racing games at the moment that might interest some of you - link


Can I touch you inappropriately? Please?


Holy thread revival! I had some time today, had enough of tenkz and footy manager, so fired wheel up, did updates etc. Fired up Project Cars 2 for a try. Fuck you, Clio (but I gotta get through it, and had molto fun derping about in various things. By, the game is unforgiving! :rofl: Could have won a few, didn’t. Looking forward to doing more lappery. :grin:




PCARS2 is also available @Leepants for £9.99 from CDKEYS


Ask Fl3xx via steam. He has an expensive wheel, pedals, stand, handbreak and a shifter. He has been playing a lot of driving games recently.


There are many Fl3xx on Steam… And I can’t find him on the ZiiP group. :frowning:


Search for Fl3xxxo @fl3xxxo


I play mainly Assetto Corsa and a little bit of Project Cars 2. Got a Fanatec wheel last year but have not practised/raced nearly enough to be any good at it. Assetto Corsa Competizione is still in early access but can be found fairly cheap as a cd-key, around 20£. It’s only GT3 cars and there are not that many track and cars yet. You could also try RaceRoom Racing Experience. It’s free to play on Steam but you do have to pay for additional content. Have not had the change to test it out yet. Dirt Rally 2.0 will be released 26th of February but I would hold of until reviews are released. Rumor has it that the physics will not be as good as with the original Dirt Rally.


I regret not giving Project Cars 2 to one of you lads. Got it on the humble bundle, thought ‘hey, mebbe I’ll enjoy it’, installed it, played it once, went ‘yup…yup, that there’s a racing game’ and haven’t touched it since.

Really wanna try wreckfest


Wreckfest is fun. I enjoy the racing tracks but the destruction derby bits can be frustrating at times.


I find the whole experience of PC2 over Ass corsa, tbh, but I’ve not played much AC yet. I not got Compet version as I didn’t play the first one much so didn’t want to “waste” my money.

I had a quick go in race room too - seems ok, but I don’t really want to get into another expensive “free to play” game, especially as I have the other options. I also have Dirt but yet to try it, but had a LOT of fun with the rallycross bit of project cars.

I’m kind of “stuck” on PC2 cos I can’t get past a couple of (wet) races and the AI don’t make mistakes, which is a little frustrating, so likely I’ll pick up AC to play today.

I 'm not a fan of destruction derby type games - they last about 3 goes for me, then I bored of them.


If you play alot of AC, I recommend this Content Manager (small donation required). You can select cars, tracks, races, wheel settings all from your desktop. No need to launch the game.



Dunded! :slight_smile:

Todays racing is to unlock licences in the career mode…