RACING WITH FRIENDS
Fast, fun, beautiful and social, DriveClub is the PlayStation 4’s flagship racer, and it does a fine job of showing off what Sony’s console can do at this early stage in its career. The game shrugs off the arcade-y open world approach embraced by Forza Horizon2, but keeps things more accessible than the unforgivingly serious racing we’ve seen from the likes of Gran Turismo.
DriveClub’s cars look and sound amazing, particularly when you place the camera inside their meticulously crafted cabins. They’re satisfyingly sticky, too. Fling them around corners and they’ll hang on to the road for dear life. They don’t take damage, but time penalties are inflicted for collisions. One area where DriveClub has it all over
Forza Horizon2 is in the geographical variety of its tracks. You’ll visit Scotland, Chile and India, to name a few, and each route looks like it was lifted directly from that country’s latest tourism campaign.
As you’d expect from a modern flagship racer, DriveClub takes the action online, giving you face-off challenges to tackle and letting you race with or against your friends.