Racing Games

Racing games are a genre that has been in the electronic entertainment practically ever since. As soon as the first games were created,  soon there appeared the titles which contained racing elements. The history of racing games starts with simple Micro Machines from the 8-bit consoles and continues to witness super-realistic Forza Horizon. These productions have come a long way in evolution and gave birth do different subgenres of racing games.

Initially, the driving model of games of this type was a pure arcade one. The car was like a miniature matchbox, and the driving experience was far from being a simulator. With the passing of years and the development of gaming hardware, the genre of racing games has developed to produce simulation games that faithfully render the driving model. Alongside the players could enjoy the arcade titles which offered a much easier driving model and a lot more accessible experience. Racing simulators, often require players to use dedicated equipment: a hardware steering wheel and pedals that allow the player to feel like a real driver. The arcade games are set up to provide furious action gameplay combined with unreal speeds. A good example of racing simulation is the Gran Turismo series, where the players are able to move on closed routes where they can train their our skills. The series which was always focused on the arcade driving model was, on the other hand, Need for Speed.

In addition to the driving model, racing games can be divided into those that take place in the open worlds as well as those where the player can only move on predetermined routes. In the case of the first games, their settings are vast urban and suburban areas, and the races take place directly in the streets, often with heavy traffic. The other type of racing games is aimed at the professionals, and the racing tracks are often modeled after the real ones.

Ride 3

Ride 3

One area that is often neglected somewhat when it comes to racing titles is motorcycles. These bikes with an engine are rarely, if ever, the subject of a popular racing title but in the downloadable ...

Steel Rats

Steel Rats

When you think of unique concepts for a platforming game, you probably don't often consider motorcycles and post-apocalyptics settings. But such is the formula behind the downloadable title Steel ...

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

One of the oldest names in the world of racing games, the Need for Speed series is often touted for its more irreverent take on the racing sim genre though it is no longer unique in this area. ...

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

Easily one of the premier series in racing on video game systems, the Forza games have explored almost every type of vehicular concept possible and Forza Horizon’s unique take on the racing genre ...

iRacing

iRacing

iRacing is a subscription-based racing simulator from the developers over at iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, a team currently only known for this game. The game was originally released back on ...

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competizione

A crowded and competitive genre, racing games tend to be dominated by the Forza series, Gran Turismo when an installment comes out, and the Need for Speed. In this same tradition, the downloadable ...

Hill Climb Racing

Hill Climb Racing

Hill Climb Racing is a downloadable 2D driving game that has you as the player navigating an obstacle course in the form of a hilly mountain. The game was originally released on mobile devices back ...

Need for Speed: Carbon

Need for Speed: Carbon

Need for Speed: Carbon is one of the earlier titles in the Need for Speed racing franchise, a series that has been developed by Electronic Arts for quite some time now. The game had originally come ...

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is a racing simulation game developed and published Kunos Simulazioni. The game was initially released on 19th December 2014 and is available to play on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation ...