Assetto Corsa Competizione hit the shelves in September 2018, and it’s ever been all the rage in the sim racing community.
But is it really that much better than Project Cars 2?
Some people seem to think so, while others are not so sure.
In this blog post, I’m going to compare Assetto Corsa Competizione and Project Cars 2 and let you decide which one is better for yourself.
We’re gonna have a look at a bunch of different factors, such as graphics, sound quality, driving realism and physics, price, and finally, which game is better.
But before diving into the comparison let’s first quickly have a look at them separately.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
ACC was released in September 2018 and has received massive success and praise from the sim racing community.
The game is built on Unreal Engine 4, which makes it look graphically stunning.
ACC also offers great sound quality, with cars that sound amazing and really give you that racing experience.
The driving realism and physics have also been praised, with many people saying that it’s the most realistic racing game they’ve ever played.
However, ACC is not without its faults and one of its biggest downsides is that it has limited content with only 16 tracks and 13 GT3 cars.
Project cars 2
Release in September 2017, PC2 has been out for quite some time and offers a lot more content than ACC.
It has over 180 different cars to choose from and a whopping 60+ tracks, making it perfect for those who want a lot of variety.
PC2 is built on top of the Madness engine which makes it look great graphically though not as aesthetically detailed as ACC.
Cars and tracks selection
In terms of content selection we’ve already anticipated the winner, with PC2 having a much wider range of both cars and tracks.
PC2 has got a whopping 180 different cars and 60 circuits to choose from, while ACC only has 16 tracks and 13 GT3 cars.
ACC has also got the GT4 DLC which gives an extra 11 GT4 cars to play around.
Graphics and sound quality
When comparing graphics and sound quality, it’s hard to not give the win to ACC.
ACC is built on Unreal Engine 4 which makes it look graphically stunning and offers great sound quality, with cars that sound amazing.
PC2 is built on top of the Madness engine which makes it look great graphically though not as nuanced as ACC.
So if I were to choose solely based on graphics and sound quality, ACC would be the clear winner.
Driving realism and physics
ACC has been praised for its great driving realism and physics, which are some of the best in sim racing world.
PC2 unfortunately can’t be compared to ACC in this category as it doesn’t have the same level of driving realism and immersion. It in fact feels like more of an Arcade game than a Simulator.
So again, if we’re looking at driving realism and physics, ACC is the clear winner.
Is Assetto Corsa more realistic than project cars?
Yes, absolutely. ACC is way more realistic to drive than PC2.
The car handling, the driving feeling and the overall physics is much more realistic in ACC than PC2.
- ACC costs $39.99 on Steam and offers way more content that can be purchased separately which comes at another $57 in extra. So if you made a single purchase, it would cost about $97 in total for ACC.
- Project Cars 2 sells for $59.99 on Steam and you can buy all the extra DLC content for an extra amount of $74.94. And so that adds up to a total of $134.93 if you would like to have all the available content.
Which is better ACC or project cars 2?
Here’s the verdict based on my opinion: Assetto Corsa Competizione is better than PC2.
I’m probably biased as I’ve been a fan of ACC ever since its release, but I believe that it really is the better game for sim racers looking for a pro real driving experience.
It has better graphics, more realistic driving and offers great value for your money.
PC2 on the other hand has a lot more DLC content that can be bought, but I don’t believe that the game is as good as ACC.
If you’re looking for a fantastic racing experience, I would highly recommend ACC over PC2.
Hope that was helpful, see you in the next one!