Assetto Corsa is a defining game in the world of driving simulation. It has been widely hailed as one of the best driving simulation game on consoles released, giving a positive reputation for its developer KUNOS Simulazioni. Assetto Corsa features uniquely lifelike physics and driving mechanisms, which overpass the gigantic racing games of Sony and Microsoft like Gran Turismo and Forza Sport. It is a technically demanding game that offers a robust way to experience to smooth driving simulation. Assetto Corsa, although it seems like a casual racing game, can be quite intense in its gameplay. Fast-paced decision making, quick thinking, and skill which can only come through experience are essential in pulling off the realistic handling of Assetto Corsa cars while on the racing tracks.
The Genre Defining Game: Assetto Corsa
Assetto Corsa is a challenging game. The game mechanics you might be used to on other console racers will not work in Assetto Corsa. You will have to figure out how to guide, brake and accelerate your car in the unique mechanics of the game. There are two gameplay mechanics which stand out in Assetto Corsa.
The first feature is the handling of vehicles. For a long time, there has been a long-standing debate about whether Forza or Gran Turismo has a better vehicle handling mechanics. However, Assetto Corsa now tags along and looks to dethrone both from their pedestal. The player can literally feel his/her car’s tires gripping and slipping on road surfaces, of a mass moving as the car breaks and turns corners, the unique feeling of rush which comes with accelerating a racing car. Each hatchback, open-wheel racer, GT model and present-day supercar has its unmistakable feel and appears to be completely persuading. It’s a colossal accomplishment for such a little group of developers.
The second feature which stands out is how the game immerses the player in the racing car setting. You can change the cockpit point of view to put yourself in the most comfortable setting for racing. Virtual reality headsets enhance this experience even more, allowing you to feel the full scope of Asseto Corsa’s world. The visuals are breathtaking, with a blend of well-designed vehicles, realistic audio and detailed landscapes around the racing tracks. These will make you want to stay in the driver’s seat for days.
A driving game, not a racing game
The games career mode, in which the player adopts the role of a professional racing driver, is considered as a failure. There is just no competitiveness to the racing experience of the game. It seems that the game offers a driving experience of perfection but fails in delivering a racing experience.