developer: Image Space Inc.
publisher: Image Space Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
rFactor 2 is the sequel to one of the best racing simulation by an American studio, Image Space Incorporated. The team is known mainly from the cooperation with professionals in the automotive field, which resulted in the release of an improved version of the first game, which is available only for those working at the Formula 1 race cars business.
In rFactor 2, in comparison to its predecessor, the creators decided to improve and modernize a number of items related to the competitions. Both the single player mode and multiplayer will offer options to modify weather conditions. Before going to the track, the users can decide whether they want to race on a sunny day, in the rain, or be surprised with a copious downpour during the race. The implemented system of dynamic weather conditions makes the competition even more unpredictable and surprising when it comes to the final results. In addition, the studio improved the physics of collisions between objects which applies not only to car accidents, but also hitting single cones, tires, signs, and banners.
In every race we have to deal with variable adhesion of the track. RealRoad module counts in real time the driving style of each driver in subsequent laps and increases the amount of rubber on the asphalt sections that are most often picked by the users. The situation changes when it rains. Adhesion of track drops dramatically then which increases the likelihood of slippage.
The standard issue of rFactor 2 comes with several classes of vehicles - from the good old bolids, in which the likes of Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark raced, to the passenger cars with less power and speed. In addition, the creators included many well-known tracks, including Belgian Spa-Francorchamps (including version 1967), Malaysia Sepang, the German Nurburgring, Italian Mozna, and American Mid-Ohio.
Graphic design is powered by an improved graphics engine, gMotor. This means we have prettier models of vehicles, better ambient textures, and special effects utilizing advanced graphics card capabilities. In addition, a set of tools to import modifications made to the first game is included.
Game score 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 51 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 454 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon 7870 or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz/AMD Athlon II X2 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5750 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10