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  1. Fanatec QR2 Review: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

    Fanatec QR2 Review: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

    With the release of the Fanatec QR2, the Landshut-based hardware manufacturer aimed to improve issues the old quick release system had. We have tried the system for our Fanatec QR2 review. It almost felt like a myth at one point. Having been in the works for a while, the Fanatec QR2 was...
  2. MotoGP 24 Review

    MotoGP 24 Review

    This year’s official MotoGP game is released today, 2nd May, and this time the blue-ribbon motorbike racing game features riders swapping teams, an automatic difficulty system and actual stewarding for the first time. Review by Emily Jones Is this game like Marc Marquez when he stays on the...
  3. Make Way Review

    Make Way Review

    An indie solo project, Make Way (published by Secret Mode) is a riotous party driving game that mixes fresh ideas with a retro-infused sense of fun. images captured by OverTake in-game Picture the scene – you have friends or family visiting. Perhaps it is over the festive period. Boxes of...
  4. ACC Strategist: Helping Hand For Assetto Corsa Competizione

    ACC Strategist: Helping Hand For Assetto Corsa Competizione

    Our contributing editor Luca has been racing in a few Assetto Corsa Competizione leagues, and had a bit of help from an app called ‘ACC Strategist’. Here’s how the app can help you. Image credit: Kunos Simulazioni When I got into PC sim racing, I knew that I wanted to do some ACC competition...
  5. Karting Superstars Review: A Brand New Perspective

    Karting Superstars Review: A Brand New Perspective

    Original Fire Games are back: Their sophomore effort Karting Superstars is out on Steam Early Access. What awaits racers in the successor in the initial version? We have taken a closer look for our Karting Superstars review. Image credit: Original Fire Games Original Fire Games first made a...
  6. WRC Generations Review | 4.25 Right, Don't Cut!

    WRC Generations Review | 4.25 Right, Don't Cut!

    KT Racing has been working on the WRC franchise for years. However, since the impending switch of the rights to the WRC name to Electronic Arts and Codemasters is imminent, this is the last Nacon and KT Racing WRC Game. How did they do? Did they manage to create the magnum opus they wanted...
  7. Logitech G PRO Wheel Review

    Logitech G PRO Wheel Review

    Logitech’s first sim racing wheelbase to feature a direct drive system is here, as the company known for its entry-level G-series wheels looks to compete in the upper tiers of the sim hardware market. Logitech supplied the PRO wheel for this review free of charge, though the opinions and...
  8. Dakar Desert Rally Review - Ouch! That Was Rough!

    Dakar Desert Rally Review - Ouch! That Was Rough!

    The newest installation of Saber Porto's Magnum Opus is out. Dakar Desert Rally lets you take on the Saudi Arabian desert with a magnitude of different vehicles. But how does it fare? Should you buy it? Let's dive into the raid rally racing game. Over the next few pages, I'll give you my...
  9. NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed For All PC Review

    NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed For All PC Review

    Let me start with: Wow, that name is a mouthful. I tried this game before release, knowing as little as possible about the drag racing scene. Nonetheless, here is my review of NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed for All. My First Time Drag Racing - Not Yet? Upon reading info about this game, I...
  10. Gran Turismo 7 Is Here - What Are Your Impressions?

    Gran Turismo 7 Is Here - What Are Your Impressions?

    The long wait is over: Over four years after GT Sport and over eight years after its mainline predecessor, Sony and Polyhpony have finally released Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 4 and 5! The highly-anticipated GT7 comes with more than 400 cars and 33 tracks and promises exciting new features...
  11. GRID Legends: First Look at Codemasters' Action-Packed Racer

    GRID Legends: First Look at Codemasters' Action-Packed Racer

    Strap in for an adrenaline-filled racing experience: GRID Legends marks the fifth entry in the franchise, and the newest title by Codemasters and EA does not hold back in the action department – we have taken a look at the title to see what it is all about. Picking up GRID Legends for the first...
  12. Automobilista 2 Racin' USA Pt. 2 Review

    Automobilista 2 Racin' USA Pt. 2 Review

    Even though CART cars of the late 1990s are very popular among motorsports fans and sim racers alike, the turbocharged rocketships have never been part of any modern simulation. The newest DLC pack of Reiza Studios for Automobilista 2, which is called “Racin’ USA Pt. 2” changes that – and it was...
  13. Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel and Pedal Set Review

    Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel and Pedal Set Review

    Fanatec’s new Gran Turismo DD Pro bundles are the best all-in-one solution for sim racing on Playstation consoles, but they carry some questionable design aspects. After several busy and successful years for Fanatec, which included becoming a title sponsor for a major race series, bringing...
  14. Fanatec CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit Review

    Fanatec CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit Review

    Here is our review of Fanatec’s newest sim racing hardware, the CSL Pedals and Load Cell Kit, which aim to bring higher-end build quality and features to the entry level market. The CSL Pedals are Fanatec’s latest sim hardware release. With a price of just $80 / €80, the target for the base...
  15. Forza Horizon 5 Review

    Forza Horizon 5 Review

    Here is our review of Forza Horizon 5, which takes players of the popular racing game franchise for a Mexican adventure. Here is my review of Forza Horizon 5, as reviewed on PC (Steam) using a controller. RaceDepartment has a Forza Horizon 5 forum where RD users can share, ask, or just chat...
  16. NASCAR 21: Ignition Review

    NASCAR 21: Ignition Review

    As we’re unable to review NASCAR 21: Ignition as this point, we invite you to share your own thoughts in a review thread for this title. We spoke with Motorsport Games and were told we'd be receiving a review key for NASCAR 21: Ignition before release, but we’ve yet to receive it. For better...
  17. Aiologs SQ Shifter Review

    Aiologs SQ Shifter Review

    This is our review of the well-built and cost effective Aiologs Sim Sequential Shifter. In our pursuit of immersion in the world of sim racing, a sequential shifter can be a comparatively simple and inexpensive step forward. Many open wheel and GT race cars have utilized sequential stick...
  18. Thrustmaster T248/T3PM Review

    Thrustmaster T248/T3PM Review

    Here is the RaceDepartment review of the Thrustmaster T248 Hybrid Drive wheel and T3PM pedal set. Thrustmaster is set to release their latest wheel, wheelbase and pedal set to consumers on October 21st. Using a single USB connection, the wheel and pedal set is compatible with PC, PlayStation 4...
  19. Circuit Superstars Review

    Circuit Superstars Review

    Fun racer, sim with cartoonish looks, or something in between? Categorizing Circuit Superstars is not easy, but the title should appeal to fans of both genres – the top-down racer that has been in early access since March, has now been released for PC and Xbox One plus Series S/X and promises...
  20. Hot Wheels Unleashed Review

    Hot Wheels Unleashed Review

    Hot Wheels Unleashed from developer and publisher Milestone is releasing on PC and Playstation 4 and 5 on September 30th, and here is my review. I know, I know, a review of a Hot Wheels game on RaceDepartment? Come on, get serious! I had a similar reaction when I was given the opportunity to...

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