Product Type: Sniper PC games
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rFactor - The Best SimRacing Game I've Played
Member Name: Xeltron245
Advantages: Extensive Mods, Adapts to New and Experienced Players
Disadvantages: Some Mods Lack Quality, but other than that None.
rFactor is a simracing game for the PC. Back in 2005 I got this game and it has to be said that the stock game is distinctly average and not particularly special but luckily it more than makes up for this because of the sheer amount of mods that are available to the owner of the game. These mods are not made by the developers of rFactor and its important to remember that. I have seen others comment that the physics are poor but it really depends on what mod you download so its always important to check the ratings on the site before you do so. The best sites for these downloads are rFactorCentral and SimRaceway and both include good rating systems.
rFactor offers much to everyone providing you like racing games. If you are a rookie driver with no experience then you can have all the driving aids switched on and will be able to drive the game with relative ease. The AI on the stock mods are good and will present a challenge to most gamers but once you get really good you may find it a bit easy and that's when the extensive online play comes in. There are countless simracing leagues for rFactor where you can compete in championships over the course of a year, some of them even offering prize money these days. This means that the advanced player can enjoy these and also of course can turn those driving aids off for a rougher ride. The graphics are top quality especially when you consider when this game was released.
For stock tracks you get Barcelona, Silverstone, Shanghai, Montreal, Monza, Orchard Lake, Mills Park, Toban Raceway, Joesville, Essington Park, Lienz, Sardian Heights and Jacksonville. Some of these circuits are fictional and others are renamed to avoid licensing issues. In the case of Monza it was renamed Brianza. You also get some stock cars. You get Open Wheel Challenge with some Formula Three styled cars and some suspiciously F1-looking cars. There is also the 2006 BMW Sauber F1 car, a Panoz Esperante and several fictional cars.
All in all rFactor offers almost all you could possibly want and particularly as iRacing is so expensive, at the moment its unbeaten. Till rFactor 2 of course which apparently is due to be released this year.
Summary: Brilliant. Just brilliant.
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