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Project Cars gets cheapest PS4 and Xbox One price yet

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Project CARS, PS4 games, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Project Cars gets cheapest PS4 and Xbox One price yet

Project Cars is easily the best multi-platform racing game available on both PS4 and Xbox One, not that the competition is huge. This is the best price we've seen it for on the new-gen machines too. £27.99 is a great way for the game to mark its debut under that £30 barrier.

Project Cars likes to sit more on the simulation side of the track, but there are plenty of driving aids to ease newcomers into the experience and it's incredibly satisfying as you slowly adapt and turn more of them off when you tame the wild vehicles. A worthy alternative to the likes of DriveClub and Forza. Check out Jon's review for more information.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

Mario Kart 8 is under £30 for a change

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Mario Kart 8, Racing Games, Wii U games

Mario Kart 8 is under £30 for a change

Despite being over a year old, Mario Kart 8 is one of those first-party Nintendo titles that simple refuses to go cheap. So much so, it's actually worth highlighting when you can get it for less than £30, like in this £29.95 deal.

On the other hand, you are paying for one of the best racing games of the last few years and an essential title if you didn't get it in a bundle already. Find out more in our extensive Mario Kart 8 Review. You'll definitely want to check out the super fast 200cc options too.

DriveClub's come a long way since launch and is super cheap now

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DriveClub, PS4 games, Racing Games

DriveClub's come a long way since launch and is super cheap now

A rough start isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it leads to some sweet discounting and to be fair, Evolution have done some serious work on the game since launch, especially the online game. DriveClub is now available for just £9.99. This is for a preowned copy, saving you nearly £8 over a new copy.

Sony and Evolution Studios have been hard at work since launch and the game's online issues (it was practically impossible to get online for the first two weeks) have been patched, meaning this is much closer to the driving game that was originally promised. The track design is exceptional both in terms of layout and visual class. Loading times for the single-player races are super fast too. The handling can be a mixed bag and the penalty system takes a while to adjust to, but this is well worth a look and setting online challenges for other users is competitive bliss. Recent patches have also included rainy weather effects (I've never seen better) and there are a few extra events and vehicles available for free in the store too. The PlayStation + version is out now, but seeing as it only gives you the India tracks and a few cars, you're better off laying £9.99 down for the full thing.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

Project Cars devs making Red Bull Air Race game

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, Racing Games, Red Bull Air Race the Game

Project Cars devs making Red Bull Air Race game

Well, we didn't see this one coming. Slightly Mad Studios, most famous for developing the well-received Project Cars racing sim, are turning their hands to the skies. The Red Bull Air Race series has been growing in popularity in recent years as daredevil pilots compete for the best times as they weave between airgates and dive under bridges around famous cities the world over.

Slightly Mad Studios are partnering with Wing Racers Sports Games GmbH and will be releasing the game exclusively on PC in 2016. Take a look at the first trailer to see some very polished in-game engine graphics.

Click here to see the trailer.

The Crew has to be worth a look at £11.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Racing Games, The Crew, Xbox One Games

The Crew has to be worth a look at £11.99

£14.85 will get you a brand new copy of The Crew on Xbox One, saving you £4 compared to the next best deal. If you want to save a bit more, you can get a preowned copy for just £11.99.

Still not sure? check out Jon's full review, or take a look at the short version: "The Crew's magnificent automotive American playground and high-octane multiplayer road trips are sensational, but the tragedy is that Ubisoft and Ivory Tower didn't know when to stop. Its irredeemably dreadful storyline, grim personality, invasive premium currency, miserly economy, deeply inconsistent event quality and always-on restrictions are all unnecessary yet wilfully sabotage what should have been a masterpiece. There's still fun to be had here, but approach in a deal with a crew of your own or steer well clear. 6/10"

F1 2015 is only £18.99 on PC already

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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F1 2015, game keys, PC games, Racing Games

F1 2015 is only £18.99 on PC already

F1 2015 is barely off the starting grid and PC gamers can grab a digital copy for just £18.99. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.

The campaign modes have been scaled back dramatically, but F1 2015 has undergone some serious innovations where it counts - the handling. The new EGO engine offers gorgeous visuals and handling models suited for newbies or reality obsessed pros alike. Want to know more? Take a look at this then, F1 2015 review.

F1 2015 Launch Impressions | Racing like a champion is playing with my EGO

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bandai Namco, Codemasters, F1 2015, PC games, PS4 games, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

F1 2015 Launch Impressions | Racing like a champion is playing with my EGO

F1 2015 launches tomorrow four weeks after its intended initial release date of June. It must be quite easy for any franchise to start churning out the same old product every year given that the majority would only require a small upgrade in the graphical department and maybe a few changes to active rosters 'set: driver> Lewis Hamilton = Mercedes'.

However, that doesn't seem to be the case with F1 2015, which introduces a whole new Formula One experience built entirely from the ground up for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Running on the new EGO Engine, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

After spending the past couple of days experiencing F1 2015 on the Playstation 4, I feel confident enough to start sharing my first impressions of this year's instalment.

F1 2015 Launch Impressions | Racing like a champion is playing with my EGO

I, like I imagine many players of the F1 franchise, went into this game as I had with all the F1 games right back up to 2011, with the mindset that 2015 would be the year I can finally crack those chicanes and exit those corners as only the champions know how to. I'm not the worst at F1 games; its just unfortunate that I'm not the best either. Could I take pole position this time?

Click here to read more...

Get Forza 5 for just £12.79 on Xbox One today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Forza Motorsport 5, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Get Forza 5 for just £12.79 on Xbox One today

Fancy a new racing game for the summer? In which case we'd recommend Forza Horizon 2... but if you're on a budget, we've spotted a great deal for another excellent racer in the same family. Forza Motorsport 5 was an impressive Xbox One launch title and a quality game in its own right, especially after the microtransaction economy was declawed, and you can get an Xbox One download code for just £12.79 today.

Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review.

After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
DriveClub, Evolution Studios, Playstation Plus, PS, PS4 games, Racing Games

After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

We call it how we see it here at Dealspwn and we didn't like what we saw when DriveClub first launched. From the embarrassing delays to DLC U-turns and the horrendously broken release, it was a comedy of errors and we didn't spare the lash.

However, we then saw a game evolve and improve as Evolution worked tirelessly to fix it. What was a broken shambles gradually coalesced into a gorgeous and capable racer with incredible weather effects and enjoyable handling. Though the penalty-based scoring system is still a terrible design decision that sucks a lot of fun out of the racing, it's a game we now recommend without hesitation.

Now, after a year and a half of excuses, DriveClub's much-vaunted PlayStation Plus Edition has finally arrived. Better late than never! We were looking forward to finally celebrating a big generous chunk of gameplay and a tech demo that could be opened up into a full version. Surely it's time to break out the bubbly?

After all the delays & cockups, DriveClub's PS+ Edition is a total anticlimax

Sadly, we have to call it how we see it.

Click here to read more...

Buy GRID Autosport for £6.24 and get a free mystery gift at Bundle Stars

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Grid Autosport, PC games, Racing Games

Buy GRID Autosport for £6.24 and get a free mystery gift at Bundle Stars

GRID Autosport improves on its predecessor with superior handling (which is controversial, but I like it!), loads of cars and masses of events. Though the amount of DLC is aggravating and the progression structure is somewhat restrictive, this is still an excellent racing game. Read up on all the details in our GRID Autosport review.

Better yet, though, you can get a Steam code for just £6.25 at Bundle Stars, who'll also throw in a free mystery gift as part of their Strike Lucky Sale!

Be aware that, if you understand the arcane sorcery known as 'Virtual Private Networks', you can get the game cheaper but not qualify for the freebie. Thanks once again to jaystan @ HUKD!

The limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One has racing stripes and makes car noises

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft, Racing Games, Xbox One

The limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One has racing stripes and makes car noises

It also packs a 1TB hard drive, but making "vroom" noises when you turn it on is clearly the major selling point.

Click here to read more...

Ride only £23.33 on PS4 and Xbox One or £13.85 on PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, PS4 games, Racing Games, Ride, Xbox One Games

Ride only £23.33 on PS4 and Xbox One or £13.85 on PC

Ride is essential gaming for biker fans and is only £22.33 on PS4 and Xbox One representing a £4 and £9 saving respectively. If you're rocking a PC, you can go even better at £13.85.

Ride is one of the best bike racing games in years and is much more appealing than the dry offerings of Moto GP or SBK. The bikes are fantastically detailed and there are enough handling options to appeal to any level of race fan. Moving most events to new road circuits was a great idea too for those of you bored with the Moto GP calendar.

Thanks to judderman.

Forza Motorsport 6: Day One Edition powerslides down to £37.85 on Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Forza Motorsport 6, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Forza Motorsport 6: Day One Edition powerslides down to £37.85 on Xbox One

Forza Motorsport 6 finally broke cover at E3 2015. Microsoft even lowered the new GT40 from the ceiling to celebrate, though we already know that it basically just offers loads of cars, tracks and sumptuous graphics. If that sounds like your cup of tea, this new pre-order deal smashes the £40 mark wide open with months to go.

Thanks and credit to DEALofaLifetime @ HUKD!

DriveClub is in much better shape nowadays. Try it for £11.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DriveClub, PS4 games, Racing Games

DriveClub is in much better shape nowadays. Try it for £11.99

A rough start isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it leads to some sweet discounting and DriveClub is now available for just £11.99. This is for a preowned copy, saving you nearly £10 over a new copy.

Sony and Evolution Studios have been hard at work since launch and the game's online issues (it was practically impossible to get online for the first two weeks) have been patched, meaning this is much closer to the driving game that was originally promised. The track design is exceptional both in terms of layout and visual class. Loading times for the single-player races are super fast too. The handling can be a mixed bag and the penalty system takes a while to adjust to, but this is well worth a look and setting online challenges for other users is competitive bliss. Recent patches have also included rainy weather effects (I've never seen better) and there are a few extra events and vehicles available for free in the store too. Sony have reaffirmed that the PlayStation + version was still on the way, but seeing as it will only give you the India tracks and a few cars, you're better off laying £11.99 down for the full thing.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

Need For Speed will be always-online, so it had better learn from The Crew's mistakes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Need for Speed, Need For Speed: Rivals, Racing Games, The Crew

Need For Speed will be always-online, so it had better learn from The Crew's mistakes

EA has confirmed that the upcoming Need For Speed reboot will demand a constant internet connection, presumably because it worked so well for The Crew and NFS: Rivals.

Click here to read more...

Project CARS screeches to a halt on Wii U - 'we're running at 23fps'

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Project CARS, Racing Games, Slightly Mad Studios, Wii U games

Project CARS screeches to a halt on Wii U - 'we're running at 23fps'

Project CARS looks gorgeous on PC and current-gen consoles, but it originally promised to bring its hardcore and uncompromising brand of simulation to last-gen systems and the Wii U.

Whoops.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions were totally scrapped, but Slightly Mad Studios have admitted that the long-delayed Wii U version still isn't up to snuff and is running at an atrocious frame rate.

Click here to read more...

F1 2015 in the pits until July, but at least there's a trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
F1 2015, PC games, PS4 games, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

F1 2015 in the pits until July, but at least there's a trailer

Just a quick heads-up: F1 2015 was originally supposed to release next month, but has been pushed back for unspecified reasons. Probably polishing, as per usual.

Still, at least we've got a new trailer for you.

Click here to read more...

Project CARS Limited Edition shifts down to £24.49/$37.99 on PC today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, Project CARS, Racing Games

Project CARS Limited Edition shifts down to £24.49/.99 on PC today

A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait. - 8/10 review

If that grabs you and you fancy playing the graphically superior PC version (so long as you have an NVIDIA GPU), the limited edition of Project CARS is now just £24.49, which includes a Steam code for the base game plus five extra cars.

 

Project CARS devs issue statement over harebrained NVIDIA vs AMD conspiracy theories

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
NVIDIA, PC games, Project CARS, Racing Games

Project CARS devs issue statement over harebrained NVIDIA vs AMD conspiracy theories

Project CARS is utterly gorgeous, but it favours NVIDA GPUs in terms of visuals and performance. Despite this clearly being an issue with AMD's drivers, many players proceeded to accuse Slightly Mad Studios of somehow crippling the game on AMD systems, perhaps after accepting a hefty bribe.

Slightly Mad have now spoken out on the technical forums to put the tin foil hat speculation to bed.

Click here to read more...

New Need For Speed will be revealed on Thursday

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Need for Speed, Racing Games

New Need For Speed will be revealed on Thursday

It looks like a new Need For Speed title is about to break cover. Could we be in for a return to the Underground series?

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