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I really wanted something new, but everything looks arcade-y, so I am asking for help.

I have been playing Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3, which I do enjoy, I just find the whole game overall lacking in substance/end-game.

So I am looking for a racing sim to run on my sig rig. Prefer it to be comprised of GT/Street/Muscle/Concept/Import cars more than F1 style type racing.

1.) Able to tune-up, upgrade, and tweak rides.
2.) Plethora of cars!
3.) Beautiful Graphics
4.) Real Collisions
5.) Real Tracks/Places + Weather
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Most people will probably disagree with me, but lately I've been enjoying Shift 2. It's got pretty much everything you're looking for, with the exception of not being super realistic. It's not super arcadey either IMO, but a good balance between the two.

The lack of Forza/GT type games on PC sucks... I know there's games like iRacing and such, but that's not what I want.

I mean hell, in Shift 2 I've got an Audi RS4 with the engine from an R8 swapped into it and highly tuned for standing-mile drags and it hits 307mph lol. I love the game though. It's got tons of great tracks in it as well.
 
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Dirt 3, sweet ass graphics, you can tune your cars, well sort of.
But its a rally game, however I am still going to throw it in here
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Most people will probably disagree with me, but lately I've been enjoying Shift 2. It's got pretty much everything you're looking for, with the exception of not being super realistic. It's not super arcadey either IMO, but a good balance between the two.

The lack of Forza/GT type games on PC sucks... I know there's games like iRacing and such, but that's not what I want.

I mean hell, in Shift 2 I've got an Audi RS4 with the engine from an R8 swapped into it and highly tuned for standing-mile drags and it hits 307mph lol. I love the game though. It's got tons of great tracks in it as well.
I just picked up Shift 2 for the PC and its installing now, but I knew it wasn't super realistic. So it looks promising, although I know its not exactly what I listed, hence why I asked.

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Dirt 3, sweet ass graphics, you can tune your cars, well sort of.
But its a rally game, however I am still going to throw it in here
I am definitely eye-balling Dirt 3, I have seen Dirt 2, and people love it. I haven't played any of them, but there is always a bit of fun in the off road adventures. So thanks

PS Swansea sucks! Ipswich Town for life!
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I am definitely eye-balling Dirt 3, I have seen Dirt 2, and people love it. I haven't played any of them, but there is always a bit of fun in the off road adventures. So thanks

PS Swansea sucks! Ipswich Town for life!
Its a great game, I just want to note one thing some people are having issues with directX11 enabled, causing the game to crash.

P.s We are premier league, I say we are premier league
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DIRT3 isn't a sim, its straight up arcade, but its the closest you're going to get to the rest of your wants. Its still fun though.
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DIRT3 isn't a sim, its straight up arcade, but its the closest you're going to get to the rest of your wants. Its still fun though.
Yeah that is the trouble. I am generally good at finding these things, so I thought I would ask as I was drawing a blank.

So far Shift 2 is pretty darn good, I had to turn the graphics at driver level up a bit, not enough aliasing, or multi-sampling. It looks good enough though.

Getting used to a bit steering delay was new to me, but definitely catered to drifting mind set, it seems more natural to me than GT5.

I even dusted off my old Dual Action USB (Logitech) that old piece of crap still works great.
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try shift 2 unleashed...meets all ur requirements and the head cam is awesome....biggrin.gif
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Dirt,Grid,Shift
post #10 of 30
For a actual sim, I would grab F1 2010 or 2011 but that is just a sim. Dirt 3 is supposed to be AMAZING and from the videos I've seen, it certainly is. Really wish there was something to simulate the 24 Hours of Le Mans but can't find a thing.
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