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I love dirt 2, but feels too fake to drive. I just tried the demo for GRID and it is very similar but the driving ( with traction and brake helpers turned off) feels spot on.
However, I have been watching the show Top Gear and have the urge to drive great cars on awesome roadways, with scenic views. I don't need them to be ferraris and lambo's. even some solid audis and muscle cars would be fine.

i looked (breifly) at Test drive unlimted 2, but there is no demo. how is the handling? is it realistic? (i always use the helmet cam)

or should i buckle down and purchase GRID or maybe F1 2010?

I will of course be getting dirt 3, but that won't satisfy the top gear needs biggrin.gif

thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by civilian_pr0ject;13417277 
I love dirt 2, but feels too fake to drive. I just tried the demo for GRID and it is very similar but the driving ( with traction and brake helpers turned off) feels spot on.
However, I have been watching the show Top Gear and have the urge to drive great cars on awesome roadways, with scenic views. I don't need them to be ferraris and lambo's. even some solid audis and muscle cars would be fine.

i looked (breifly) at Test drive unlimted 2, but there is no demo. how is the handling? is it realistic? (i always use the helmet cam)

or should i buckle down and purchase GRID or maybe F1 2010?

I will of course be getting dirt 3, but that won't satisfy the top gear needs biggrin.gif

thanks in advance!

depends what your definition of realistic is. Grid is not very realistic, but it is a fun game. Though I wouldn't pay much for it as I got it in the Codemasters pack for I believe it was $20

I heard F1 is similar, just with F1 cars
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TDU 2 is a cruising game. cars are ALOT more grippy and graphics arent the best. but it IS FUN if you just like cruising in cars with friends biggrin.gif

F1 and GRID are fun after 2-3 races and then you want to take a break and then maybe play again tomorrow. thats just me though.
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Test Drive Unlimited 2, is worth a look smile.gif

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Edited by ACHILEE5 - 5/7/11 at 9:38am
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If you want realistic physics you should have a good wheel to control it. Mouse or keyboard just doesn't work. Start with Race 07 and GTR evo, rfactor etc.
    
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone;13417414 
If you want realistic physics you should have a good wheel to control it. Mouse or keyboard just doesn't work. Start with Race 07 and GTR evo, rfactor etc.

but he wants it to be scenic, not around a race track...

then again, realism and scenic doesn't often go together...

to really get what you want, you'd want a console, either Xbox360 for Forza3, or PS3 for GT5...

they're quite "realistic" and have a few tracks who are quite scenic, and GT5's photo-mode is just amazing *never played Forza3 so I don't know, but personally, I don't like the lighting and reflections they decided to adopt... looks way too fake imo*

if you don't mind the obviously fake handling, then TDU2's a worthy choice... it's got "detailed" in-car view for all available cars (but no BMW, nor Lambo, but you don't seem to care) and location is based on 2 real world islands
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Race 07/Race On. With the ~20GB of mods you can auto download through Weissbierbudden. (google).
post #8 of 11
I second TDU 2, and Burnout Paradise is nice for cruising around in scenic environment.
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Here are the category's and games that follow:
Quote:
-Scenic:
  • Test Drive Unlimited (Better and more "realistic" physics then the later in my opinion)
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Burnout Paradise

Recommended Equipment: Xbox 360 controller or Wheel




-Simulator:
  • GTR2
  • rFactor
  • LFS
  • iRacing
  • RBR

Recommended Equipment: Wheel




-SimCade:
  • F1 2010
  • NFS:Shift
  • NFS:Shift 2
  • Dirt Series
  • Grid Series

Recommended Equipment: Xbox 360 controller or Wheel




Arcade:
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Edited by Zippy476 - 6/15/11 at 12:31am
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well i found grid on d2d for 15 bucks so im taking it. after i tried the demo i did some races in dirt2, the game that got me into racing. but on grid with all of the assists turned off the driving is just way to fun on the x360 controller.

thanks for the input fellas.

i heard a rumor that dirt 3 will have a touring car circuit, any validity to that?
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