Assetto Corsa – Review
Assetto Corsa brings into light what most likely real race enthusiasts may expect out of a racer. There is not much of a fancy soundtrack to rock out to while you are racing, actually there is only a soundtrack/music while in the menu system. On the PS4 version there is not a huge amount of cars to pick from unless you want to pay for the season pass for $29.99.
In getting a chance to spend some time with the game, i enjoyed it. The one trade off to lack of music while racing, are the sound effects. The engine noise, shifts, turbos, and exhaust is fairly on point. From the downshifts to making the exhaust pop and crackle around turns to hearing your turbo spool up, AC really put the work in on making sure that was accurate.
In regards to the graphics, I feel they could be better. However the trade off with that is that they are still decent and enjoyable as well as all the tracks themselves have been laser scanned into the game. This basically means that turn for turn, these tracks are direct replicas of the the real locations.
To anyone out there considering this game, I would highly recommend your favorite steering wheel/pedals set to go with the game. While the controls from a handheld controller are OK, this game was really designed in mind with the compliment of a proper steering wheel setup. The game itself even at $50 retail for PS4, I feel should have been more towards the $40 price tag given that you will need to spend an additional $30 if you want the future releases and add ons (IE: Tracks, Cars, Etc…).
For now, Assetto Corsa is a great gap filler while we wait for Gran Turismo’s now unknown release sometime next year. If you are more into the arcade style racing that the Need For Speed series brings us, then AC is not the game for you. If you are craving something different then Gran Turismo, but are now stuck waiting for the new release then AC may be worth the pickup.
For more information and to checkout a quick session I ran with the BMW (Spoiler Alert: I am not that good) on Assetto Corsa, please see below for more detail!
Assetto Corsa Home Page: Click Here
Available NOW On PS4 and Steam
Sound Effects / Engine Noises
Laser Scanned Tracks For Realism
No In Game Music While Racing
Smaller Selection Of Cars
Controls a bit sticky on controller (Meant better for full racing wheel setup).