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Race: The Official WTCC Game (Windows)

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The World Touring Car Championship features saloon cars, essentially modified from those you would ordinarily drive, racing on purpose-built circuits around the world, although primarily in Europe. BMW and SEAT cars usually lead the way, although Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Honda and Peugeot are also represented. The makers of the GTR series have brought it to life in this simulation.

Controls are designed to be realistic - the cars will usually go out of control if you attempt to steer while accelerating and braking, and you must use cadence braking (dabbing the brakes and then releasing them in succession, rather than one big lunge on them) to negotiate the turns. The Puebla track in Mexico is especially slippery, just as it was in the real race meeting.

Numerous parts of the car can be damaged in contact, and running over debris can damage your car. The car can be covered in dirt, rain and even by insects during a race, but you have functional windscreen wipers to clear things.

The full season and individual races are backed by a Time Attack mode. Each round features two races of around 20 minutes, with the same 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points system as Formula One. The second race's starting grid takes the finishing order from race one and reverses the top 8, so the driver who finished 8th is on pole for race 2. The presentation of the racing resembles Eurosport's coverage graphics.

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Race: The Official WTCC Game Windows The car slides
Race: The Official WTCC Game Windows Options
Race: The Official WTCC Game Windows Time attack settings
Race: The Official WTCC Game Windows Part of the car setup

Alternate Titles

  • "RACE: Автогонки WTCC" -- Russian spelling
  • "RACE: The WTCC Game" -- French title

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A mediocre racing simulation SifouNaS (1317) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Enjoyable to a point..... iacon_tp (10) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpot Jan 05, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Out Of Eight Feb 02, 2007 7 out of 8 88
PC Action Nov 22, 2006 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) Dec 15, 2006 86 out of 100 86
PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gamigo Dec 18, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 13, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Computer Bild Spiele Jun 06, 2007 3.24 out of 6 55

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Martin Smith (63168) added Race: The Official WTCC Game (Windows) on Jan 31, 2007