Simulation Software Our Recommendations
eSport Simulation recommends these simulation software titles to make an awesome simulation experience. Each of these titles has been tested and has received our approval.
Racing Titles Best All Round
ASSETTO CORSA is one of the most popular racing games, and includes the most iconic and purposed cars and tracks, featuring an advanced DirectX 11 graphics engine that recreates an immersive environment, dynamic lighting and realistic materials and surfaces. Designed to provide a highly realistic driving experience, our advanced physics engine includes features and aspects of real cars never before seen in any other racing simulator, such as tyre flat spots, heat cycles including graining and blistering, a highly advanced aerodynamic simulation with active movable aerodynamics parts controlled in real time by telemetry input channels, hybrid systems and energy recovery simulation. An extremely detailed simulation with single player and multiplayer options, ASSETTO CORSA lines up exclusive licensed cars reproduced with the highest accuracy thanks to the official cooperation of car manufacturers.
ASSETTO CORSA is developed at the KUNOS Simulazioni R&D office located inside the international racing circuit of Vallelunga, allowing the development team to work on the game with the cooperation of real-world racing drivers and teams.
Best for Formula 1
F1® 2020 allows you to create your F1® team for the very first time and race alongside the official teams and drivers. Alternatively, challenge your friends in new split-screen with casual race options for more relaxed racing. Compete on 22 circuits, with current and classic content.
Best for GT Style Racing and LeMans
Assetto Corsa Competitzione
Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new official GT World Challenge videogame.
Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits, reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy ever achieved.
Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races will come to life with an incredible level of realism, in both single and multiplayer modes.
Assetto Corsa Competizione is born from KUNOS Simulazioni‘s long-term experience, and it takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 4 to ensure photorealistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, reaching a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion, thanks to its further improved tyre and aerodynamic models.
Designed to innovate, Assetto Corsa Competizione will set to promote eSports, bringing players at the heart of the GT World Challenge and putting them behind the wheel of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and many other prestigious GT racing cars, all reproduced with outstanding level of detail.
Best for Rally
Dirt Rally 2
Dirt Rally 2.0 is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was released on February 26, 2019. It is a successor to the 2015 video game Dirt Rally and emphasises realistic driving physics.
Best for Karting
Master the skill of racing karts accelerating to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds with no suspension whilst fighting 20 other drivers. Learn what it takes to corner at over 2.5G while balancing on only three wheels as your engine screams at 21,000 RPM. Hear your tyres squeal as they slide and deform, trying to grip the track. Experience the most advanced vehicle physics ever produced for a racing game with KartKraft.
Best for NASCAR
NASCAR HEAT 5
NASCAR Heat 5, the official video game of the world’s most popular stockcar racing series, puts you behind the wheel of these incredible racing machines and challenges you to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Features all the official teams, drivers and cars from the three NASCAR National Series as well as the Xtreme Dirt Tour, racing on 39 authentic tracks.
Best for IndyCar
The NTT IndyCar Series is the world’s most diverse professional race series. With a schedule that includes road courses and ovals of all shapes and sizes, the series emphasizes the ability of drivers and teams to adapt to a vast array of different circumstances from sweeping, banked, baby’s-bottom-smooth 220 mph turns to corrugated hairpins that rattle your molars at 35 mph.
Fortunately those drivers and teams have the infinitely adaptable Dallara DW12 at their disposal. With 650 horsepower on tap and a wide selection of downforce options, short oval, speedway and road course chassis setups, the Dallara is just the car to handle the multi-faceted challenges of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Flight Simulation Best All Round
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips. The Premium Deluxe Edition includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.
Best for Air Combat
Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play combat flight simulator primarily developed by Eagle Dynamics, and the civilian version of The Battle Simulator. It includes a free simulation of the Sukhoi Su-25T Frogfoot attack aircraft and TF-51D Mustang, an unarmed training variant of the P-51D Mustang. DCS World is expandable through add-on modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods
Best for Space Combat
Star Wars Squadrons
Star Wars: Squadrons is a space combat game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 2, 2020 and for Xbox Series X/S on December 3, 2020. The game features both multiplayer game modes and a single-player campaign. Set after Return of the Jedi, the campaign alternates between the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the Galactic Empire’s Titan Squadron, both of which become involved with the Republic’s Project Starhawk; Vanguard Squadron wants to ensure its completion, while Titan Squadron attempts to destroy it.