Game Stock Car 2013 Hi2u Homework

Game Info

GAME STOCK CAR EXTREME
OFFICIAL STOCK CAR
GAME FOR PC (WINDOWS)

Features
- Simulates the 2013 Brazilian Stock Car Championship
- Includes several series including: Opala Stock Cars, Mini Challenge, Camaro, Formula Reiza, Formula 3, Formula Classic, Formula Retro, Copersucar-Fittipaldi, Karts 125cc direct & Shifter

Total Immersion
GSC2013 combines the best graphics, sounds and gameplay, delivering a totally immersive experience

Technical sophistication
The player can set up his car adjusting aerodynamics, transmission, suspension, brakes and tires in order to gain the optimum performance, in accordance to real life principles

Race offline & online
Combining highly competitive AI with an active online community, GSC2013 provides guaranteed hard racing at any time.

Maximum Realism
Developed with the support of teams and drivers and verified against real telemetry data, GSC2013 is more than a game – it´s a simulation tool for professional race drivers.

Customizable
GSC2013 offers several difficulty levels and driver aids, allowing the novice player to acclimatize himself with the challenges of driving a race car.

The Cars

JL G-09


The JL G-09 model as raced by all teams in the series is made of a tubular chassis, covered by fiber glass bodywork shaped as a Chevrolet Sonic or Peugeot 408 car models, both with identical performance. Powered by a V8 engine with 520 HP, 6-speed transmission and total weight rounding up to 1320 kg, the car can reach speeds of up to 270 km/h.

Includes “push –to-pass” system: Just like in the real series, the player can configure a button to boost the engine power in 50 HP for a few seconds, in order to assist overtaking other cars.

Opala Stock Cars


A classic from the brazilian autoracing scene, the Opala is the original Stock Car, with a 6-cylinder engine providing 220 HP as it were in the first few years of the series, with minimum racing preparation.

Mini Challenge


The most charming series in the world! With 210 HP, 1150kg and front wheel drive, these small cars can reach 240 km/h and are perfect for close door-to-door racing.

Camaro SS


Chevrolet´s famous sports car is the safety car for Stock Car Brasil. With 400 HP and 1800kg can hit 250 km/h, offering the thrils of driving a high performance street car.

Formula Reiza


With 750 HP, only 620kg and gobs of downforce, the Formula Reiza is capable of hitting 350 km/h and simulates the peak of technology and performance in worldwide autoracing.

Formula Extreme


The first car in a high-end racing simulator based on the F1 technical regulations of 2014 – including a V6 1.6 Turbo engine, 8-speed gearbox, energy recovery systems and DRS.

Formula V12


Powered by a roaring V12 engine, the Formula V12 is based on a mid-90s spec Formula, offering 700 HP of pure adrenaline!

Formula Classic


Inspired on the classic Grand Prix race car, weighing 540kg and powered by a turbo engine of 650 HP, the Formula Classic is a viscerally exciting driving experience.

Copersucar Fittipaldi FD04


GSC2013 celebrates the great brazilian adventure from the Fittipaldi brothers with their own Formula 1 team carrying their name. As a part of the “Formula Retro” series, this is the car that Emerson qualified fifth in his first outing for the team, at the Brazilian Grand Prix of 1976.

Formula 3 F309


The main driver development series has cars of 225 HP and 550kg, capable of 250 km/h, ideal for close single-seater racing.

Formula Vee


The brazlian version of one of the most popular and acessible junior formulas around the world, the little Vees are perfetly suited for close wheel-to-wheel racing.

Kart


Karting is considered even by the most reputed racing drivers as the most exciting racing style there is, and in GSC2013 you will learn why!

The Game includes 125cc karts, with direct and 6-speed shifter variants. It also includes two temples of brazilian karting – Granja Viana and Interlagos, with several alternative layouts.

The tracks

Besides all main brazilian race tracks, GSC2013 includes two kart tracks and the most detailed representation of the historical Interlagos circuit in its orignal configuration.

Technical Specs

Plataform: PC Windows

Minimum configuration: 1.4 Ghz Processor / Windows XP or superior / 1GB RAM / Directx 9.0c compatible video card with 256MB Video RAM / 4 GB free hard disk space / Internet connection for online activation

Recommended configuration: 2.6 Ghz Processor / Windows XP or superior / 2GB RAM / Directx 9.0c compatible video card with 512MB Video RAM / 4 GB free hard disk space / Internet connection for online activation

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Multiplayer: Lan and Internet (up to 34 players)

Want to know more about this great brazilian series? Visit the official website.

In 2011, little known Reiza Studios released Game Stock Car 2012 which was based on a popular Brazilian V8 racing series. While it flew under the radar, it actually ended up being one of the best racing sims released for the PC over the last decade. If you made the leap of faith and purchased then, than you fully understand the quality of the title. The AI was aggressive, smart, and talented – all while racing clean. The driving physics were spot on, and although the game was built on the dated gMotor2 engine, the look of the game had a vibrant, realistic look to it.

Reiza has now released their second version of their Brazilian driving simulator, aptly named Game Stock Car 2013. We had the chance to take Reizas' newest iteration out for a spin to see if it blows by the competition, or if it simply stuck in neutral.

Gameplay

As with the previous release from Reiza, the proof is the pudding. While the game may not be flashy, the attention to detail is what has gamers slowly gravitating towards this title. The developers have packed the game full this year, as sim racers now can choose from multiple vehicle and track types. The 2013 version includes most of the original content for GSC2012 and the DLC that was offered.

Cars

Stock Car V8 2013 Season
Camaro SS Street Challenge
Mini Challenge
Opala Stock Car Classic
Formula Reiza – Modern GP series
Formula Classic – Late 80s GP series
Formula Retro – Mid 70s GP series
Formula 3
125cc kart direct drive
125cc kart Shifter 6 speed

Race tracks:

Interlagos
Interlagos Classic ( 1970s)
Brasilia
Campo Grande
Caruaru
Cascavel
Córdoba
Curitiba
Guaporé
Londrina
Jacarepaguá
Ribeirão Preto
Salvador
Santa Cruz do Sul
Velopark
Tarumã

Kart Tracks

Granja Viana (6 layouts)
Interlagos (3 layouts)

With 10 vehicle types, and 26 track layouts, there is plenty to chose from. The best part though is the simple fact that each series varies so drastically from one another that it will take hours upon hours of seat time to master each one.

Speaking of tracks, once you put the petal to the medal is when the game really begins to shine. Whether you speeding down the straight away at Interlagos using the Brazilian V8 at 270kph, or taking a spin in a Kart at one of the many kart specific tracks included, the game does a wonderful job of replicating of the feeling of being on the track in real life. In order to be competitive in Game Stock Car 2013 you are going to need to put in some serious seat time with each car to understand the handling mechanics and how they react to different types of tracks. The ability to roll through corners and heel-toe the brake and gas is imperative to have any success in real life, and GSC 2013 is no different.

We tested Game Stock Car out using both a Logitech G25 racing wheel and an Xbox 360 wireless PC controller, and both handled extremely well. While we always suggest using a wheel if possible, the game offers up a very good driving experience for those who simply want to sit back and use a controller. The controls can be completely tweaked to one's liking, but the force feedback the game offers while using a wheel can not be matched using a controller.

We also need to mention the outstanding AI experience that is offered up in this game. Not everyone has the want or ability to jump online and have a full room of human opponents, and GSC2013 has you covered if that is the case. The AI is very competent and competitive, and does so with the full understanding that there is a human opponent(s) on the track with them.

As we brought up earlier, the presentation is still a bit lacking in the newest offering from Reiza, but one very cool feature that is included in the 2013 version is that the game is set up on a 24-hour time cycle, meaning you can set a race to start at dusk and end at night, with the tracks utilizing their authentic lighting system.

Championship Mode

Although Game Stock Car 2013 does not have a true career mode, it does offer up a championship mode, which is basically just a season mode in whichever vehicle type you decide to settle in with. If you’re looking for cut-scenes or vibrant splash screens to accompany your time in this mode, you need to look elsewhere. While it’s not bare-bones, as in the past, this series does lack in the presentation department. The game does a fine job of keeping track of stats , standings, and your next location in which you will be racing, but unfortunately that is where the presentation stops.

Championship mode offers a full race weekend, including multiple practice sessions, qualifying, and warm-up, and of course the race itself. One can choose to participate in all of these modes, or simply choose to go to the next session. If you're racing anything other the easiest level of AI, we highly suggest taking these session opportunities to learn the track, and how your car of choice handles in the corners and around AI. If you’re looking to be competitive in this series, the choice to utilize the practice sessions is almost a must.

Multiplayer

The multiplayer hasn’t changed much from GSC2012, and that’s OK. The online options are every bit as robust as offline, and allows for some great racing against a combination of human and AI opponents. Once again the player has the option to set up a full race weekend, or a simple quick race.

Game Stock Car lets you set all the difficulties, including allowing driving aids, damage, number of opponents, race length and time of race. It also allows all users to see the their ping to know if there is a bad connection.

Final Thoughts

While Game Stock Car 2013 may look and feel very similar to its predecessor, we would be remiss if we didn’t recommend picking this title up. Not only do you get the V8 super-cars, this year’s version also includes kart racing, truck racing, and historical content as well. It may not look or drive much different than the 2012 version, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The previous title was so well done that instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, Reiza chose the path of tweaking and adding tremendous depth and replay value to GSC 2013.

Learning Curve – If you are familiar with rFactor, the Race Series, or Arca Sim Racing, then you will feel right at home. Driving is easy, but being competitive online or against the AI on higher levels of difficulty – that’s another story.

Visuals – The game is running on the 8-year-old gMotor 2 engine. Plus, with the tracks, vehicles, and driver models looking quite nice, they are starting to show their age.

Audio – The cars sound amazing, as do the tires – everything else, not so much.

Value – For a price point of $24.99, there is not a better value in the market today – assuming you’re a fan of the racing genre.

Score – 8.5 (Great)

Scoring Note: An 8.5, or great, means this game is not quite an all-time classic but is a must-own for fans of the sport and even potentially casual fans of the sport. Despite the dated graphics, everything else about Game Stock Car 2013 is a must own for racing fans.


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