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.

Dr. Driving 2

Dr. Driving 2

Driving simulation games are always pretty hard to find, especially on mobile. That's what makes Dr. Driving 2 a rather rare breed of a game. This title is designed with a single idea, and that is to ...

Trials Rising

Trials Rising

The Trials series has been around for a while now starting its life as a simple web game before hitting the big time on the Xbox Live Arcade. The series has already made an appearance this console ...

DiRT Rally 2.0

DiRT Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0 is the 2019 entry in the long-running Colin McRae Rally series which started all the way back in 1998! While his name is no longer on the packaging due to his untimely passing. The ...

Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2

There are a ton of car simulation games out there, but are all of them worth your time? Not when compared to Project CARS 2, the racing simulation game from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco ...

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

First appearing on the Nintendo Wii U in 2014, Mario Kart 8 continues the series penchant for addictive kart racing but takes everything to the next level with more options than ever before and ...

BallisticNG

BallisticNG

At its core, BallisticNG is a fine-racing game, which captures the key traits apparent in its archetypal role-model. Mostly, this is a fun, and frantic racing sim which pays heartfelt respects to the ...

Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion

TTrials Fusion is a trial based game, so in this downloadable title your goal is to learn the map and use all your skills in order to complete everything as fast as possible. It might seem a bit hard ...

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 ...