Having read reviews of this game, I decided to take a chance and buy it. I really should have learnt my lesson on Ferrari Challenge. So I'm writing this to save someone £35 of their hard earned. Firstly go look up the definition of S.I.M.U.L.A.T.O.R. and burn it into your memory. From the reviews of both System 3 Games I can only imagine that people who believe this game is realistic, either a) can't drive or b) aren't old enough to hold a driving license. The same goes for the handling of that other King Turkey GT5, where you bounce off walls, barriers, other cars etc
When you fire up this simulator and take any car around any circuit you will notice that the laws of physics don't apply to it. Let's take Spa circuit as an example - take a car at full speed down the straight to "Les Combes" chicane and make a full right turn lock into the chicane. The simulator will turn with the turning circle of an ocean liner, drift wide of the apex and gently trundle into the gravel pit - realistic simulation is it?
Now, next time you simulator drivers and Ferrari drivers (and ravers of this game) are in whatever you drive and you find yourself in a wide open space push the right pedal down flat until the car won't go any faster. Next take hold of the wheel and make a hard right turn as fast as you can. I guarantee you will either a) spin wildly or b) jack knife resulting in sky, road, sky, road, sky, road - death. You will quickly realise just how 'real' this simulator game actually is
I don't care what traction control or stabilising control you will have on - the back end will over take the front end - that's what actually happens when the laws of physics apply in a real situation. Remember that simulator definition, go look it up again.
Summary then - this is not a S.I.M.U.L.A.T.O.R. the steering and handling resemble nothing of a real car. Go to a track day and find out what real actually is.
Conversely, the ravers of these System 3 games often pour hatred on GRID and Colin McRae, saying they're too arcadey. They're about 100 times more realistic than this simulator. Try the full right lock manouver, in either game, as mentioned previously, it will achieve the desired effect.