Assetto Corsa Early Access Review

Shaun Cole On August 3, 2014
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The Simpit presents a review of Assetto Corsa (AC) in its current form version .21.  Since its original release back in November 2013 AC has seen many updates to the overall sim.  It has also seen an increase in the content within the sim including additional cars and tracks. 

Assetto Corsa is a Simulated Racing title that is exclusive to the PC.  The team behind AC are mostly known by their previous title Netkar Pro and that does put some pretty high expectations from the team and the sim.

In this comprehensive review we break down the sim category by category to let you know what you can expect from Assetto Corsa.  We will cover features like graphics, sounds, physics, fun factor and more.  By the end of this review you should have no question if this sim is the one for you.

At the end of this show we ask for your opinions on the best mods for Assetto Corsa.  To see that topic or to add your suggestions CLICK HERE

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Chris Broshar On 2014-08-07 07:27:59
Chris Broshar

Hey Shaun,

Great review. On the graphics side of things I have a tidbit of info. I contacted Kunos directely to get advice on my gaming PC build. I went with a Titan Black video card. I asked if I should go with two. I was told not yet but that they had some really exciting things in the works for the graphics so I might want to add a 2nd later. Sounds like they might take graphics to a whole new level we've never seen before. Can't wait to see what they come up with. But I know they have tons they are working on at the same time so he wouldn't give an eta. 



Tim Hansford On 2014-08-05 18:03:32
Tim Hansford

I am really enjoying this early access version of AC right now. I think you summed everything up quite well.

I do hope they "loosen" things up a little in the physics department--it's a little too forgiving right now.

Currently I'm waiting for my brother (works for nVidia) to send me a couple of newer graphics cards ("when he gets around to it") so for now, I'm using a DirectX10 GTX 275--and with the DirectX10 workaround (GUIDE), it actually performs surprisingly well. I don't have the boxed trees (as is the case with some older D10 cards) and I'm getting 70-80fps.

I'll add a couple of posts about my favorite mods in your forum--Salzburgring, Algarve.


Tim Chitwood On 2014-08-04 17:19:01
Tim Chitwood

Great Job. Now I have been avoiding the Challenges, mostly because I am just too slow, but maybe I will squeeze a few of thm in now. 
On the physics, I love the way that even I can do a little bit of "drifting" thru the turns. It is really rewarding to me to be able to slide the car and regulate that slide thru the turn. This is the only game where I can do that. I'll never win a drift event, but it does add to the fun. Thanks to you, AC and the modders out there.
I was glad to see some review on triple screens since I have the ASUS GTX 780 3 Gb Vid card, 16 Gb of RAM, 3.4 Ghz on processor speed(?) and plan on adding the screens as soon as I can get the money saved up for those. 


Shaun Cole On 2014-08-04 17:15:10
Shaun Cole

The Simpit Insider Tips:

#1 We spent over 45 hours of driving time testing Assetto Corsa prior to review.

#2 Assetto Corsa was reviewed with no driving aids turned on at all, Full Simulation mode.

#3 The wheels used during testing were a Fanatec Clubsport Wheel and an EC Sim Hardware Pro SW.  The pedals are a converted set of Logitech G27 with heavier springs and a Total Spanish Simulator Brake pedal.


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