I'm possibly going out on a limb with this one, I don't really see many talking about it on here, but the original Rfactor was on of my favourite racing sims when it was released. It's not easy at all, but for me, I adapted pretty quickly and eventually started to get good. I kept putting Rfactor 2 off because I didn't have time to play much with it. Soooo, I picked it up today.
There were some amazing F1 mods for Rfactor back in the day and that looks like it's carried on into the newer one too. Rfactor have done away with subscriptions
now so multiplayer requires no sub at all.
Rfactor demo - Here
Rfactor £5.69 - Here
Rfactor 2 Demo - Here
Rfactor 2 £11.99 - HereRfactor 2 Summary
rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics.
You can race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. The simulation supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain. Tracks feature "real-road" technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. You can run full 24 hour endurance events and in multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.
rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!