Racing Game Best Rain Effects? FH 2 Vs Driveclub Vs Project Cars

It seems to be a common theme to now include dynamic weather conditions in racing games which is actually a good thing as the days of clear skies during racing isn’t so realistic for games striving to present the most authentic racing experience. Anyone who lives in less temperate climes will know this. So it comes as no surprise that Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One, Driveclub on PS4 and the multi-format release of Project Cars all feature changeable weather as you play. However, we decided to look at them back to back to see which game nails the best rain effects. For the record, we’re using elements that are included with the game rather than expansions which costs money (i.e Forza’s £15. DLC which adds tropical storms). You might argue this puts the game at a disadvantage in the comparison and we’ll leave that up to you to decide whether this is the case or not. Either way, all three games do a decent job of conveying rain although if we’d have to choose one over the other, Driveclub has captured it perfectly off the windscreen – so hats off to the Northern England based Evolution Studios for putting in the extra attention to detail here. Interestingly all three developers are based in the UK with Slightly Mad Studios in London, Playground Games in Leamington Spa and as mentioned Evolution Studios in Frodsham Cheshire.

Written by: Robert Cram

Robert Cram has hundreds of video game reviews and thousands of articles under his belt. He aims to remain objective and fair in his analysis. With years of experience, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement is entirely optional.