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Release Date: October 7th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2014

DriveClub

Overview -

'Driveclub' is of course the PS4 game that Sony pitched as a hip (and faster to market than a 'Gran Turismo' installment) first-party racing game long before the PS4 launched. Back in September 2013, two months prior to the PlayStation 4's release, a small batch of Belgian journalists was cordially invited by Sony and its representatives to test the shiny new console in a fancy hotel in Brussels. That was the my first hands-on encounter with 'Driveclub,' when it was still set to be a launch title. With racing clubs being one of the game biggest features, it isn't an easy thing to demonstrate. Just a few weeks later, Sony formally delayed the game. Now, it's time to see if the extra year of development been kind to 'Driveclub.'

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Worth a Look
Rating Breakdown
VIDEO
AUDIO
Tech Specs & Release Details
Video Resolution/Codec:
1080p
Audio Formats:
LPCM 7.1
Release Date:
October 7th, 2014

Video Review

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Graphics-wise, 'Driveclub' is one stunning game, even at 30fps. As far as PlayStation 4 racing games go, 'Driveclub' takes the cake, decorates it and wins the bake-off. Landscapes and vistas impress with endless amounts of detail. You could actually count the leaves on the trees, should you choose to slow down during frantic face-offs. During certain events, the sun slowly goes down, darkness falls across the land and beautifully obscures the road. Lest I forget, car models are hyper realistic eye candy for enthusiasts. While still not THE reference game to convince your sceptical friends to splash the cash for a PS4 from a pure graphical standpoint, 'Driveclub' still scores very high on the visual charts.

Audio Review

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There's no music during the races by default, just loads and loads of 'vrooms', screeches and braking noises. The audio submenu offers the possibility to turn on a questionable selection of background tunes. While crystal clear and designed to give your subwoofer a good work-out, the audio ranks as 'Driveclub's weakest aspect.

Final Thoughts

'Driveclub' features all the thrills of high-speed octane driving one can have without having to fear a speeding ticket, however, this isn't a driving simulator of the 'Gran Tursimo' variety. Graphically amazing and technically flawless, 'Driveclub' has more pros than cons. The one real caveat is that it's still just a racing game that isn't particularly fun or hilarious. For those kicks, I heartily suggest 'Mario Kart 8'. 'Driveclub,' meanwhile, is part of the new social racer genre, but its gameplay left me cold. Recommended for racing aficionados, worth a look for everyone else.