Classic Racers Elite Review (PlayStation 4)

For this Classic Racers Elite, We play a game where there was a time when pilots were TRUE pilots. It was the 60’s. The time of Rock’n’Roll, movie stars, and iconic cars. Drive furiously fast on gorgeous landscapes and fight against your monstrous car. A pure Time Attack game where you’re driving cars from the “Gentlemen Drivers” era.

Classic Racers Elite Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.95GB download size.
  • 13 trophies.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Controller settings – steer angle versus speed slider, and steering velocity.
  • Game settings – speed unit (mph/kmh), and automatic shifting.
  • Two game modes – free run, and championships.
  • 12 championships to unlock, with two unlocked initially.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Each championship has a handful of events and you can freely pick which ones to play and in any order you see fit.
  • Four cars to drive each with their own sets of colour palette choices. It’s four car types in each of the four driving categories.
  • End of event breakdown showing your time, goal time and the difference in time.
  • Good controls, they are loose but it helps getting the car drifting round corners.
  • Clean minimal Hud.
  • Three views – far, bonnet, and in car.
  • Reset to track button.
  • Really enjoyable to play.
  • Gets in and out without any extra guff. Here is a car and track, go beat the time.
  • Familiar brands with a funny spin on the name to avoid any sort of copyright..
  • Auto saves after each event.
  • You can replay and retry events.
  • Simple controls and easy to learn.
  • Rotating mini map.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Goes for a more arcade approach in terms of crashes.
  • Handy restart race button.
  • Nineteen total tracks.
  • Free run is where you pick any unlocked location, a car and go for the best time.
  • Different event types like time attacks, and slaloms.
  • Great looking locations.
  • Four racing group of cars that increase in power and course difficulty.
  • Not licensed cars but they look like the originals.
  • Go off track too long and you reset to track.

Classic Racers Elite Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The music doesn’t really fit the gameplay.
  • Driving as said is loose but once you get used to it it actually works well.
  • The performance is really bad and in particular it’s the screen tearing, it’s constant and a real eye sore.
  • No way to see the controls or options once in an event.
  • Unrealistic crashes.
  • No Platinum trophy.
  • You seem to earn a level rank in the corner but it’s never mentioned or shown when it advances.
  • The goal times are so tight for a majority of the events that you can’t afford any mistakes.

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Classic Racers Elite:

Official website.

Developer: Vision Reelle

Publisher: Funbox Media

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What a fun little game, you have the clear goal of beating the time limit each race and they take part in a variety of good looking locations. It’s a game that has cut out all the filler and just gives you a car, a time limit and simple controls. Not offering anything truly unique, the game is still worth a look as the controls are loose but can be tweaked, the race events are clever in that they look simple but do have a difficulty curve. With full online leaderboard support it does have a lot of replay value. I came away really enjoying the game and it just gives such a fun simple challenge.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!