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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Touring Car Racing
If you have the first game and fancy upgrading, please note that there is hardly any difference between the two. If you are toying between the two, get this, it is slightly better.

Based on (I think) an Italian touring car series, the game is full of drivers and teams you have never heard of before. Unless you have the first game whereas they are exactly the...
Published on 15 Aug. 2010 by Duncan McDonald

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
I bought this game for a reasonable price so I'm not suprised it hasn't got all the bells and whistles. The game play is excellent but it could do with more ability customise cars and drivers and offer alterantive championships.
Published on 12 July 2010 by nelson


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Touring Car Racing, 15 Aug. 2010
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Duncan McDonald "Dunk" (Dundee) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Superstars V8 Racing - Next Challenge (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
If you have the first game and fancy upgrading, please note that there is hardly any difference between the two. If you are toying between the two, get this, it is slightly better.

Based on (I think) an Italian touring car series, the game is full of drivers and teams you have never heard of before. Unless you have the first game whereas they are exactly the same. There are nine courses in the game and most are fairly uncommon in the more popular racing games. Graphics are reasonable. Not great but they will do. No improvement over the last game then.

Racing games are all about handling and this is where the game has had some adjustment. Cars are heavy to handle and a bit sluggish, high top speed but it takes a few seconds to get there. They also sway as you try to correct. Braking is very heavy and you need to anticipate the corners carefully. In other words, this is authentic touring car handling. Well done. Also, racing in packs takes some time to get used to (if you are not a touring car fan like me) so picking the right spot to overtake and positioning your car carefully is the key. Great stuff. The wet track dries out as you lap and the levels of difficulty seem to be better spaced.

However, you don't get much of a game for your money. A single race mode, a time trial mode, a race weekend and a full championship with 9 tracks. That is it. Haven't tried on-line yet as there is no one on. Challenges this time have a driving school theme.

My only criticism is the same as the last outing. You get a 30 min free practice, and then a 30 min qualification period so that you can take part in two three lap races lasting about 6 mins each. What a waste of time! If you don't complete the qualification then you start at the back of the grid. Guess who is always on the back row! Why can we not adjust the qualification period like we can the race laps?

Despite its limited content and a few flaws, this is a very good touring car racing game. Similar to the previous game with a few tweaks. Not perfect but getting there. This game won't compete with the big boys like Forza but then again, it is a niche title. Enjoy.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro touring car racing re-born., 28 Feb. 2010
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JohnnyP5000 (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Superstars V8 Racing - Next Challenge (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
As a bit of an old guy, I too remember and love the old ToCA PS1 games. They were all about good, close, paint-swapping racing. Not car collecting, modding or painting.

GRID was a bit of a let down for a lot of people, mainly because it threw away the old authenticity of the previous games and went for a more PGR kind of experience. I've got nothing against that, but I always longed for a game to bring back the glory days. Race Pro filled the gap for a while, but it is a ruthless sim, and ToCA was never about that.

If you are expecting anywhere near the quality of graphics and depth of the likes of Forza 3 or NFS Shift, then you are going to be one unhappy gamer if you get SV8 not knowing what it's really all about. Please consider yourself warned and don't blame us for wasting your cash.
If, on the other hand, you too long for the PS1 glory days, and those old classic touring car games, then this ladies and gentleman, is the second coming.

Oh, and for those who bought the first Superstars V8 game and thought it wasn't all that, then this one is indeed a lot better. Recommend you try the demo on Xbox live first though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 12 July 2010
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I bought this game for a reasonable price so I'm not suprised it hasn't got all the bells and whistles. The game play is excellent but it could do with more ability customise cars and drivers and offer alterantive championships.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Received game with game case broken almost in half !., 15 Sept. 2013
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Game good,but steering response poor,not as good as original toca touring shame it doesnt have more choice with cars &tracks.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Superstars V8 Racing - Disappointing, 18 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Superstars V8 Racing - Next Challenge (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I have been playing Grid for a while now and have loved the way that you can control the car with the throttle and achieve quite a realistic balance to the handling.
I thought I'd try Superstars V8 Racing for a bit of a change. To say I am hugely disappointed is an understatement. As an arcade game it might be ok but if anyone is looking for something that goes some way to providing the sensation of controlling a car on the track, then this is not it.
Looks like I'll have to stick with Grid till I can find something else of a similar standard.
Thankfully, I only spent a tenner on this poor game, so not the end of the world.
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