Those who wonder why we speak so highly of R3E now have a chance to find out for themselves – the promotional site for the 2014 ADAC GT Masters R3E Expansion has a free demo you can download. Featuring the BMW Z4 and Audi R8, the demo allows you to try either a test day or a full race weekend on either Hockenheim or Sachsenring.
The demo can be found here:
This demo is extremely important, as an overwhelming amount of racing sim enthusiasts opt out of even experimenting with R3E in the first place due to the game’s intrusive pricing model. R3E’s base game is free, but the rest of the content needs to be bought in packs, and the cost of acquiring all that the game has to offer begins to skyrocket quickly if one doesn’t take advantage of sales and promo offers. This odd way of “choosing your own experience”, one that we highly dislike and was unsuccessful when implemented into MX vs. ATV Alive, also segregates the online community as very few players have the content needed to race in populated lobbies.
As few have played it and even fewer have documented their time with it, claims of R3E being simcade have picked up steam and are regurgitated as fact, despite the game being probably the best all-around racing sim available.
And you now have a chance to try it. For free.