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.

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 ...

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 ...

Need for Speed

Need for Speed

Need for Speed is an online open world racing video game developed by Ghost Games. The game is the twenty-second installment to the Need for Speed franchise. Distributed by Electronic Arts, Need for ...

Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends is another release in the acclaimed Asphalt series, a mobile racing game that is available on both iOS and Android devices. The game was originally released on the 25th July 2018 ...

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne is an F2P racing game, available on PC and mobile devices, and was initially released on the 22nd August 2013. Airborne was developed by Gameloft, the same team behind many other ...

Car Racing Adventure

Car Racing Adventure

Car Racing Adventure from AbsoLogix Technologies Limited is a car racing game available for Windows PC and mobile devices. It brings classic arcade racing gameplay like that found in the titles ...