Assetto Corsa Competizione vs Project Cars 3: What’s Better?

Assetto Corsa Competizione vs Project Cars 3
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
February 24, 2022

Assetto Corsa Competizione and Project Cars 3 are two of the newest, most popular racing games on the market.

Both have their pros and cons, but which one is better?

In this blog post, we’ll compare these two games and see which one comes out on top. Stay tuned to find out!

Assetto Corsa Competizione vs Project Cars 3: What's Better?

You need a realistic experience with your sim racing games, and I confirm that Assetto Corsa Competizione definitely delivers.

With an impressive roster of real-world cars to race on realistically recreated tracks, this game will give you the most realistic experience possible.

So without further ado, let’s now start comparing Assetto Corsa Competizione and Project Cars 3.

We’ll have a look at the difference in terms of:

  • Cars and track selection
  • Graphics and sound quality
  • Driving realism and physics
  • Price

Let’s first have a brief overview of both the games.

Assetto Corsa Competizione

ACC was released in September 2018 and has enjoyed a lot of success ever since.

It has been downloaded by well over hundreds of thousands of sim racers and still exists. This shows to be one of the most popular racing simulators available.

It is currently available on Steam for PC, PlayStation and Xbox One.

The developers at Kunos Simulazioni have done an amazing job in recreating the handling of each car and making it as realistic as possible.

That being said, what’s great about ACC is that you can actually feel the car reacting to the track and the environment around you which is a must for professional sim drivers.

Project cars 3

PC3 was released in August 2018, just a month before ACC.

It was also developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Their focus was on the multiplayer experience and they managed to create a game that is both fun and challenging.

Slightly Mad Studios is constantly releasing updates and DLCs that add new content to the game to increase the level of choice for its players.

Cars and tracks selection

In terms of cars and tracks selection, Project cars wins with 120 tracks and over 200 cars to race on.

It’s truly an astonishing number if you compare it to ACC’s 16 tracks and 13 GT3 cars.

Yeah sure ACC has also got a GT4 DLC containing 11 cars though it’s still far away from the number of cars PC3 offers.

Cars and tracks selection

So from that point of view, Project Cars 3 is the clear winner despite the fact that the quality of the cars and os the laser-scanned circuits of ACC is another level.

In fact, I think that if we look at quality over quantity, ACC would win this aspect by a mile.

Graphics and sound quality

Even though ACC has got less cars and tracks, the quality of the graphics and sound is far superior to PC3.

It’s not even close.

ACC uses Unreal Engine 4 which is known for its amazing graphics and stunning lighting effects.

All the cars and tracks have been recreated with great detail and the end result is a racing simulator that looks and feels amazing.

PC3 uses the Madness engine which is known for being inferior to Unreal Engine 4 when it comes to graphics.

The graphics in PC3 are not bad, but they don’t quite match the level of quality that ACC offers.

In terms of sound quality, ACC also beats PC3.

The cars in ACC sound amazing and really give you that racing experience.

PC3’s cars sound good as well, but they can’t compare to the level of quality that ACC offers.

Driving realism and physics

So here’s where it gets interesting.

ACC has been praised for its amazing driving realism and immersion, while PC3 has been criticized for its poor driving physics.

A lot of people have complained about the cars feel like they’re driving on ice and it’s very hard to make them do exactly what you need.

This is a big downside for PC3 and is the reason why it’s not as popular as ACC.

Also the driving feedback isn’t anywhere near ACC’s level.

Is ACC more realistic than project cars 3?

Absolutely yes! ACC has done a really good job in terms of driving realism and immersion.

The cars feel like they’re really reacting to the track and the environment around you.

Is ACC more realistic than project cars 3?

You can really feel the grip in the car whereas PC3 feels a bit too arcade-like for some people.

So in conclusion, I would say that Assetto Corsa is the most realistic racing game between the two.


  • PC3 windows based version costs $14.99 to download from Steam and then you can purchase additional content for a few extra dollars.
  • ACC on the other hand costs $39.99 on Steam and offers a lot more content tahn can be purchased separately which comes at another $57 in total. So if you’d wanna make a full purchase you would spend around $97 in total on ACC.

PC3 being significantly cheaper is a great option for those who are looking for a good racing game without breaking the brank.

Which is better Assetto Corsa Competizione or project cars 3?

Alright, here’s the final question.

Is ACC or PC3 better?

In my opinion, Assetto Corsa Competizione is the clear winner.

It has better graphics, sound quality, driving realism and physics than PC3.

I’m a bit biased towards ACC but you can’t deny the investment in design and development made by Kunos Simulazioni.

PC3 is a good game, but it’s just not as good as ACC.

I hope this article has helped you make a decision on which game to purchase.

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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