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Superstars V8 Next ChallengeTruckers 3: American Conquest


Released: 2010
Arcade / Racing (Cars) / 3D
Black Bean Games

System requirements for maximum rendering quality recommended by the gameGPU website :


Operating system : Vista®, Windows 7 Processor : Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz or Athlon 64 x2 4800 RAM : 1.5 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video card with 256 MB RAM Radeon HD 4670 or GeForce GT 220 DirectX: DirectX®9 Winchester: 2.5 GB free space


Operating system: Vista®, Windows 7 Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or Athlon 64 x2 5600 RAM: 2 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video adapter with 256 MB RAM Radeon HD 3850 or GeForce 8800 GS DirectX: DirectX®9 Winchester: 2.5 GB of free space


Operating system : Vista®, Windows 7 Processor : Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or Athlon II x2 540 RAM : 2 GB Video card: DirectX®9 compatible video card with 512 MB RAM Radeon HD 3870 or GeForce 9600 GT DirectX: DirectX®9 Winchester: 2.5 GB of free space

Official description of the game

Superstars V8 Next Challenge is the sequel to Superstars V8 Racing by Milestone. The new official game under license has everything that fans of realistic racing simulators love so much! The behavior of a car on the track depends on many factors, including constantly changing weather conditions. Do you need to tighten a couple of nuts, change tires or completely change the settings of the car? Apply your engineering skills to the fullest!


And if you don't feel like messing around, choose a different difficulty level and arrange enchanting arcade races. You can fight both with computer opponents and with other players - up to 16 people can take part in each race over the network.

Overview: Playability

The SuperStars series is a touring car racing series created in 2003 in Italy. Any cars that correspond to the "philosophy of the series" are allowed into the series - 4-door cars (sedans) with V8 engines with a working volume of 3 to 7 liters, more than 4.2 m long. It was on the basis of these competitions that the Superstars V8 gaming series was recreated.


Having in the game such high-level projects as Dirt, Grid and NFS Shift, it is difficult for you to rearrange yourself at least something that is a level below. But it's time to come down from heaven to earth - high-quality projects do not come out every day or even a month. Therefore, as one clever book teaches us, we need to rejoice at less.


Superstars V8 Next Challenge is the direct successor of Superstars V8. What has changed since the release of the first part? You can safely answer - almost nothing. The only innovation is a slightly greater variety of gaming tracks and races. The controls in the game are not very slow, so you won’t have to complain about the cow on the ice - the car behaves quite confidently and does not fly far off the track when cornering. By the way, the very variety of vehicles is quite good, but it cannot be called chic either.


We bring to your attention to evaluate a part of the Superstars V8 Next Challenge video, where you can see for yourself the quality of this product:

It is unfortunate that most developers have moved away from the concept of street racing and the lion's share of modern games on this subject are sports simulators. Well, at least with the management, as they say, they didn’t go too far here. So to all avid simulators, Superstars V8 Next Challenge is dedicated. The rest of the audience does not appreciate this product.

Review: Game Graphics

The graphics in the game turned out to be rather mediocre - of course, you can’t call it backward, but it also didn’t reach the high-tech one either. Models of sports cars came out especially well in the game - in terms of their quality of execution, they are almost on par with those in Need For Speed: Shift. The tracks also look normal and are quite nicely decorated.


But if you take a closer look, you can see some unfinished work in the rest of the environment. So if you are not rushing at exorbitant speed, these gaps will directly annoy your eyes. Therefore, lovers of a beautiful picture, we do not recommend releasing the gas button ...


There are damages to the cars, physics too, so the developers of Superstars V8 are not far behind the large projects of other companies. And from a graphical point of view, Superstars V8 Next Challenge can be called a strong middling in this genre of games.

Review: Game resource intensive

For Superstars V8 Next Challenge you will need a Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or Athlon 64 x2 5600 processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM .

Hardware configuration


Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550@ 4.25 GHz 12 MB L2 cache,

Motherboard MSI P45 Platinum 7512 (LGA 775) P45/ICH10R
Memory 4 GB OCZ DDR2-1150 @ 11160, 5-5-5, 2.2V
Video cards

GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8600 GT GeForce 8600
GTS GeForce 8800
GTS GeForce 8800
GS GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800
GTS 512 MB
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 ULTRA
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9600 GSO (G94)
GeForce 9 600 GT Radeon HD
2400 PRO _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Radeon HD 2400 XT
Radeon HD 2600 PRO
Radeon HD 2600 XT
Radeon HD 2900 GT
Radeon HD 2900 PRO Radeon HD
2900 XT
Radeon HD 3450
Radeon HD 3470
Radeon HD 3650
HD 3690 Radeon
HD 3850 Radeon HD 3870
Radeon HD 4450
Radeon HD 4470
Radeon HD 4650 Radeon
HD 4670
Radeon HD 4750 Radeon
HD 4770 Radeon HD 4830 Radeon HD 4850 Radeon HD 4870 Radeon HD 4890 Radeon HD 5450 Radeon HD 5670 Radeon HD 5750 Radeon HD 5770 Radeon HD 5850 Radeon HD 5870

HDD 2 RAID0 Western Digital Caivar WD2500GL 250GB 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s

System software and drivers

operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
DirectX DirectX 11
Platform driver Intel INF Chipset Update Utility
Graphics driver

Nvidia GeForce/ION Driver Release 196.21

ATI Catalyst 10.2

All video cards were tested at the maximum graphics quality by the Fraps program in the most resource-intensive part of the game . Our video cards are tested in general at all resolutions and you can evaluate how your video card behaves relative to other modern solutions in almost all gaming resolutions. All video cards were tested at the maximum quality of graphics settings. The game has an internal limit of 60 FPS, which is not related to the activation of vertical sync.

Testing at maximum quality settings 1024x768




Testing at maximum quality settings 1280x1024


Testing at maximum quality settings 1680x1050



Testing at maximum quality settings 1920x1080



It can be seen that the game reacted quite warmly to modern video accelerators and most users will be quite comfortable playing at the maximum graphics quality settings. However, on budget cards, you will need to slightly reduce the game graphics. Of course, judging the overall game graphics, this result is quite predictable.

Conclusion: A game for fans of the simulation genre. And a small bonus as a normal control, coupled with a good picture and modest appetite for the GPU by modern standards, will help the game find its fans.