Main focus is the extensive career mode: ride in more than 100 racing competitions around your bonus cars, rankings and Kudos points. The latter are style points. This you gain for div. Maneuvers. If your fast and stylish drifting for recordable through curves when you clean racing sections or rounds touching ride, risky overtakes without the / the enemy, driving in the slipstream, etc., you may download this Rating. You have collected a certain number of Kudos points you can watch hereof buy new vehicle sets, stretching sets or paint. Of the obtained ranking points your new racing competitions unlocks. The competitions range from normal race against up to 7 competitors, one-on-one duels, time trials, slalom to chases. Also arcade mode has been upgraded. Here you will drive racing and driving competitions by more than 100 medals and, indeed, the already mentioned Kudos points.
On vehicles probably no wishes are left open. 120 vehicles have found their way into the game. 40 of them are still known from PGR3, over 80 cars are completely new. Among these are also no less than 20 motorcycles:
Class A - inter alia Caparo T1, Ducati 999R Xerox, Ferrari FXX, Gumpert Apollo, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, Koenigsegg CCX, Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT, MV Augusta F4 Senna, RUF Supercar Concept, SSC Ultimate Aero TT, Suzuki GSX1300R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Toyota GT-One
Class B - including BMW K1200R, Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, Ducati 998, Ducati Monster S4RS, Enzo Ferrari, Harley Davidson VR 1000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, MV Augusta Brutale 910 R, Pagani Zonda F, RUF RT12, Suzuki GSX-R600, Ultima GTR
Class C - among others Aston Martin DBS, BMW M1 Procar, Caterham R500, Dodge Viper GT-2, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari F430, Ford GT, Honda NR750, Lamborghini Concept M, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Exige GT3, McLaren-Mercedes SLR , MTT Turbine Superbike, Rossion Q1, Triumph Speed Triple, TVR Typhon
Class D - among others Aston Martin Vanquish S, Audi R8, BMW F 800 S, BMW M5, Chevrolet ZR1, Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE, Light Car Company Rocket, Mercedes CLK DTM AMG, Mitsubishi FQ400, RUF RK Coupe, Shelby Cobra 427 S / C, TVR Sagaris
Class E - among others Audi RS 4, Bentley Continental GT, Dodge Challenger Concept, Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona, Honda RC161, Maserati 250F, Mazda RX-7, Norton Manx 500, Saleen S281E, Shelby GT500E, Subaru Impreza 22B STi 2008 Tesla Roadster, Vanwall GPR V12
Class F - among other things Alfa Romeo SZ, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Buick Regal GNX, Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, GMC Syclone, Lancia Delta Integrale, Lotus Esprit Turbo Essex, Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Class G - among others Austin Mini Cooper S, DeLorean DMC-12, Lotus Europa, Pontiac Firebird, Toyota 2000GT
As you can see, there will be no shortage of vehicles and as befits a next-gen racing game, all vehicles provide a true to the original, fully animated reinvented cockpit. Even drivability can be proud of. PGR4 Although no race simulation, the vehicles can be still very authentic and realistic control over the various courses. Only the motorcycle controls needed something to training. This is quite a good solution and you learn the safe handling of the two-wheeled vehicles relatively quickly.
With the numerous vehicles can be located on the known from the previous street circuits (each city was also absolutely true to the original virtual - every object that is greater than 1 meter, has paved the way to the final game found) New York, Las Vegas, London and Tokyo, as well as the North Loop of the Nürburgring, let off steam. But there are also new to admire cities. So your journey this time also in Shanghai, St. Petersburg, the Chinese coastal city of Macau, the Canadian Quebec, and unfortunately a bit drab Michelin test track. All cities and vehicles are graphically so loving and detailed models that you can already get amazed. Graphically, the developers from Bizarre Creations have upped the ante a shovel. The game looks really saugeil and examines the racing genre, has no equal. Has PGR3 made 3 years ago for open mouths, is PGR4 idea even further. The level of detail of the vehicles and cities is impressive.
Unlike its predecessor you are on the good 200 routes not only in fine, dry weather on the way. No, it's raining and snowing more recently. PGR4 focuses on realistic weather conditions, which have an impact on driving behavior (times not to mention the fact that the rain when falling on the windshield and is wiped by the wipers, looks really cool times). On snow and rain, the vehicle can be much more difficult to draw the curves, since these tend to break quickly and slipping. Here intuition is required. In addition, you are at PGR4 again either by day or night on the road. However, this does not apply Las Vegas, Tokyo and Shanghai. Here is solely driven at night or at dusk to enjoy the neon lights and the scenes can wholeheartedly.
Toll is also the garages mode. You can, like walking on the street already in PGR3, in your garages and enjoy your car in all its glory. In addition, each of your garage has a slot machine, on which your geometry Wars can gamble (that there was however already in PGR3).
In terms of sound, there is also nothing to complain about. The engines sound powerful and the music is also very varied. There of electro, hip hop, pop to rock to some listeners.
Conclusion: PGR4 has to be able to increase again compared to the very good predecessor. The scope has doubled. Who wants to turn all cars free and win all the races with a platinum medal, is busy more than 50 hours. Who likes to play racing games can not ignore PGR4. PGR4 is playful class and, incidentally, continue to the graphic reference, on the Xbox 360 console.
- 8 detailed and faithful cities + Nürburgring
- Impressive graphics
- Very motivating career mode
- More than 120 beautiful cars
- Stylish cockpit perspective
- Extensive Soundtrack
- Strong exhaust note
- Beautiful weather effects
- Accidents are quite unrealistic
- No real damage model