Circuit Superstar Reviews | PC Gamers

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What is it? Isometric racer with real sim stamp.
Expect to pay 20 USD/15 GBP
freed October 12
Developer Original Fire Game
Publisher Square Enix Collective
Review date i7 9700K, RTX 1080 TI, 16GB RAM
multiplayer game? Up to 12 players
Associate Official website

In the time it takes to read this sentence, 17.3 game developers will try and fail what Circuit Superstars does: the mix of arcade and simulation racing feels rich, not both. Admittedly, this is a fairly long sentence. Nevertheless, the problem still exists.

Every press release of a racing game since 1997 promises a perfect combination of arcade accessibility and depth of simulation, and rewards continuous effort through gradual mastery. Our reaction is like when a dog hears a high pitch, because no one Actually Pull it down. Not really. In addition to the Vancouver-based Original Fire Games, it debuted under the Square Enix Collective independent game plan.

If you are a veteran of many cross-legged micro-machine activities since the 16-bit era, or to be honest, if you have just seen screenshots and timed the isometric camera, then you have mastered the way it feels like driving. Before your first race, the subtleties of those cute little cars are not obvious. Fast forward here is to pick and commit to the perfect racing line, keep all inputs smooth, and maintain momentum, just like James May’s M&S Autograph suit jacket after getting too close during the Grand Tour shooting.

(Image source: Square Enix)

I go back to it every day, and I find some new ways to unlock more speed. A small revelation that makes me want to experience every racing series again-twelve, since you asked. I was surprised to find that this is my favorite racing game for many years.