For a few weeks the hosts of Zero Fortitude have been playing the game Auto Club Revolution. Auto Club Revolution is a free-to-play online racing themed game by the company Eutechnyx. You don’t have to pay anything to play unless you really want to take advantage of the game’s micro transactions. It also has an active community that brings race fans together to hang out and to compete. You can play in single or multiplayer races.
Once you sign up you create your profile page. This page shows off all of your awards you’ve earned and rankings. You can have any of your friends in the game check out your progress. It never hurts to brag a little bit. The community in the game adds a lot of fun to Auto Club Revolution. People you race against on the multiplayer races will be part of your friends list in no time.
You start off with a basic car and four tutorial tracks. Once you finish the tutorial tracks you should be ready to really play the game. You will have enough money to upgrade your current car or purchase a new one. Just like most racing games, the more you win the more money you get. More money will help purchase those upgrades. You will need to upgrade your vehicles if you want to reach the top.
The Zero Fortitude hosts have been playing this game and here are their answers to some questions.
What were your first impressions of the game?
Jacob - First impressions for me were all positive, registering my account was simple, links to download the game we easy to find, and the beginner tutorial was just enough to teach my some of the basics and get me ready to race. The download for the game was a bit large but for anyone who has downloaded a MMO before this was a minor inconvenience.
Bernie – When I first started the game I was a bit confused until I realized that it was a browser game. Since the set-up put an icon on my desktop I thought THAT was the game. Once I finally put it together it was interesting.
Michael – I thought the game looked very nice. The graphics weren’t ground breaking but it looked good for a browser game. It was a free-to-play game which is a plus for me. There were nice looking cars to choose from too.
What do you like about the game?
Bernie – Once you finish the tutorial you have access to a lot of real race tracks to include Daytona, Indianapolis Speedway, and a few racetracks across Europe. One interesting thing, and this is also players choice, is there are no crash effects. For me I thought it rather refreshing since a lot of other race games seems to put that in. Other than that the game is on par with other racing games. I just had to get used to the controls. People that have played racing games with a keyboard will be able to pick this up quickly. The graphics are very nice and the audio is very realistic. You can hear birds singing on one course and the police pass by over head on another course. One of the best things is that you get instant feedback while you are racing. So if you didn’t brake fast enough it will say “brake earlier”. It will even let you know if you’re steering or acceleration is too aggressive. (It kept telling me that.)
Jacob - I enjoy racing games so when I heard about this one I jumped right in, head first. The attention to detail in the graphics are top notch and refreshing to see coming out of the F2P market. Upgrading your car is fairly simple, just go to the upgrade screen, select what part you want to upgrade, and upgrade it. I also like the option to customize the look of your car with different paint colors and decals. I also like the challenge of starting the game with a car that really wasn’t easy to win with, it gave me reason to continue upgrading my car and racing to hone my skills.
Michael - I like the game being free and a lot you get with that. The car customization was nice too. I will admit some of the items I wasn’t sure what they were but it didn’t impact my enjoyment of the game. There were lots of challenges to keep me playing and entertained. That goes along with the reward system. You get pins and different levels of goals for every car and every race.
What do you not like about the game?
Bernie – First you HAVE to do the first 4 “tutorial” tracks. But there is nothing “tutorial” about the tracks. Good thing is you only do two laps and nothing you do on those tracks counts. I guess that is where the “tutorial” part comes in. Another thing I didn’t like was the Facebook thing. I am sorry but I am not a fan of linking the games I am playing to Facebook. But, that is just me.
Michael – One thing I had problems with was downloading the track before a race. I couldn’t get one track to download the first few times I tried it. Also, the tutorial didn’t tell you how to drive, steer, and brake. I had to go somewhere else on the site to learn the controls.
Jacob - My biggest complaint about this game is, is that it launched from your browser into a separate window and I could not seem to find a way to play the game in full screen mode. It might sound like a small thing to complain about but it is just a personal preference of mine to play a game in full screen. Also I could not find a way to change the graphical settings for the game and it seemed to auto-detect my laptops capabilities and set it for me. I like to have control over what graphics I like to tweak and adjust.
Would you recommend Auto Club Revolution?
Bernie – As for recommending this game, yeah I would. You might not think so but I did have fun driving around the different courses. Even if on a few of the courses I spent half my time in the grass or dirt. But that’s were practice comes in. I already told two guys at work. One of them likes to play racing games.
Michael – I would recommend this game to anybody that likes racing games. I think that there is enough value in this game to keep people playing and having fun.
Jacob - Oh, absolutely I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys racing games and has a competitive side of racing against other people around the world.
Overall we have enjoyed Auto Club Revolution. It may take a few races and some time to get going in the game, but that’s part of the fun. Race, customize your cars, and beat your friends in a race. If this sounds like a game you would be interested in just check out their website here.