Whether you are a petrolhead in the physical space or in a virtual world, there's actually a tonne of skill to these games. With the need for quick reflexes and fast thumbs, we'll look at, in our opinion, the 6 best racing video games of all time. There are a few exemptions from this list which are:
- Games based in the future (No Wipeout or F-Zero).
- Kart based games (No Mario Kart)
- Only games released before 1990 (sorry OutRun).
- The games have to involve racing (No Rocket League)
So...Ready. Set. Go.
R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
UK Release Date: 16th April 1999
Console: Playstation One
Description: Overshadowed by its more popular console cousin - Gran Turismo. Developed by Namco near the turn of the century. This underrated colourful delight boasted a jazzy soundtrack and intricately designed circuits.
Forza Motorsport 7
UK Release Date: 3rd October 2017
Consoles: PC, Xbox One
Description: The premier racing game of the modern era. This game features an extensive list of cars available. From Alfa Romeo's to Volvo's. You'd be hard to please if you weren't impressed by the roster of cars available.
UK Release Date: 9th June 2017
Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Description: The successor to Colin McRae Rally and developed by Codemasters. This often frantic dirt racer will have you intimated at first with the level of precision. But, you'll feel like a true rally driver afterwards.
UK Release Date: 8th May 1998
Consoles: PlayStation One
Description: The father of modern racing video games. This was a gaming revolution when it first came out in the late 1990s. Boasting the best-reviewed racing game of all time based on innovative gaming mechanics. Many sequels later, none have been able to reproduce the charm of the original.
UK Release Date: 25th August 2017
Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One, MacOs, Linux
Description: Developed by the same makers as Dirt. This recent gem replicates the Formula One experience. With in-game commentary racing veteran Anthony Davidson and TV commentator David Croft. Best enjoyed a steering wheel controller.
Real Racing 3
UK Release Date: 28th February 2013
Consoles: iOS, Android
Description: Pocket-sized fun on a massive scale. This innovative game feature over 18 race tracks and a huge number of real-world car makers.
Burnout 3: Takedown
UK Release Date: 10th September 2004
Consoles: PS2, Xbox
We can't believe this game is nearly 13 years old. It's a punishing adrenaline rush which you may need to have a little lie down afterwards.
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