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A few weeks back we tested the latest racing simulation to hit the market, Project Cars. We rated the game’s handling, graphics and unique features, declaring it a simulation ‘that does the next-gen consoles justice’.

Immediately, several of you suggested we try out Assetto Corsa. We’d held back while the game was only available in early access, but coinciding with our Project Cars drive, Assetto Corsa version 1.0 made its debut – and we’ve finally tried it.

What Assetto Corsa neatly demonstrates is the variety available in the racing simulation game market, and also developers’ different interpretations of the term ‘simulation’.

Project Cars majors on immersion. You can even drive from a helmet cam, and spots of rain hitting your windscreen clump together and roll up