Racing game is one of the most favorite game genres of gamers. Currently, racing games are available on many platforms from mobile to PC/Console. Thanks to the variety and popularity that racing games have become increasingly popular. It’s also because of the convenience that the game can be played on all platforms and in addition the graphics and playability is improving remarkably. Let’s discover the top 10 racing games can get you addicted!
1: Dirt Rally – The King of Dirt Races
Since its launch, the famous long-distance racing franchise, DiRT, has not taken long to rise to being the king of dirt roads.Remember, in 2011, DiRT 3 was debuted and strengthened its position, as well as its prestige with rival WRC (World Rally Championship), but the DiRTShowdown of the following year was an unreasonable step that made this line of game drowned in silence for 3 years.
DiRT Rally, however, has a completely different style from its early predecessors. It was a thorny and rugged DiRT, just like the name Rally. At that point, the skeptic eyes were replaced by the look of sympathy.
The DiRT Rally is back to classicism, but in the crust of modernity, it all makes for a true, challenging and engaging game that is sure to be the most representative of all genres of long-distance racing.
The simplicity of the DiRT Rally is more unique in the extremely detailed design of the steering feel of each car, the 1960s will not be strong on the engine but lightweight, the 2000s will be capableto better grip on road and stronger on steep slopes, etc.
Not only that, to add to the realism, Codemaster radically removed the radar system but instead forced the player to locate the races through the instructions of the companion and the arrow signs like classic street racing games. The difficulty multiplies, however, gives the most truth from a driver’s perspective.
2: Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed – The true racers
There are no rushed chasing scenes with the police nor any “storm” night with the gangster, but Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is still very attractive with its own characteristics.
Developed by Slightly Mad Studio and published by Electronic Arts, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is well worth the expectations of racing fans.
Indeed, Slightly Mad Studio has been very successful in conveying the heat of the track to gamers. Players seem to be swept at the pace of the game right from the first laps. As a racing game, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed still brings characteristics of action gamesin each phase of acceleration, turn the corner, pressing the car.
Obviously, to the Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed, the racing game series has been raised to a new height. Realistic graphics, motion simulations, detailed crash effects, etc… make the players feel like they are really a real racer.
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is an indispensable choice.
3: Project CARS – The battlefield of speed
For those who want to be immersed in true racing, the Career play in Project CARS is the destination for you. Slightly Mad Studios tried to reproduce the processes a rider must experience in real life. You have the choice of scattered races at eight different levels: from the lowest level with the mini-race, and then through the victory to get the chance to advance to higher level races.
Project CARS’s authenticity comes not only from the gameplay, but also through two important elements, visual and sound. Slightly Mad Studios has tried to put in the game all the latest graphics settings to give players a more realistic experience than ever.
4: Trackmania 2: Canyon – Racing cars… climb walls
Trackmania 2: Canyon is not like regular racing games because it does not have a Career system, there are no long list of genuine cars that players can buy through the amount of money. Instead, what the game owns is only onetype of cars and the race is extremely harsh.
The game does not focus on single player games, but rather emphasizes on creating an interactive environment where gamers can comfortably compete, share experiences and chat together.
The graphics in the game are cared for more meticulously than the previous versions, the environment is designed in detail. The gamers can see rock splash splatters when riding on a bumpy mountain road.
In general, Trackmania 2: Canyon is well suited for speed racing enthusiasts who want to conquer the pinnacles. However, in many people’s opinion, the game is very addictive, so be sure to prepare a proper schedule for yourself before joining the world of Trackmania 2: Canyon.
5: Forza Horizon 3 – Wind Spirit Festival
In Forza Horizon 3, Australia will be the hometown of the Horizon Festival, where you will have the chance to show off your driving skill as well as your cars. As one of the countries which have many landscapes diverse enough to satisfy players, Playground Games promises to re-create Australia’s image in the most lively, beautiful world that we have ever seen in Forza Horizon in particular, and Forza in general. The world in Forza Horizon 3 will be twice the size of the North American map in Forza Horizon 2, and will possess all of the natural beauty of the landscape and environment that makes Australia one of the most prestigioustourist destinations in the world.
It is no exaggeration to say that Forza Horizon 3 is the most massively popular racing game in the market of the present time. A vast open-world in which you not only play the role of an explorer, but also run your own speedboat festival with a four person collaboration game, Auction House, Storefront… and much more. For car enthusiasts, there really is not anything to stop you from playing Forza Horizon 3.
6: Driver: San Francisco – Breakthrough of racing game series
Driver’s Story: SF begins with the return of the undercover copper, John Tanner, and his predecessor, Jericho. The events in the game revolve around Tanner’s ability to infiltrate innocent people to control them.
Called Shifting, this skill will change the mindset of the player on the concept of racing. Instead of focusing on speed or steering, you can control a truck blocking the road or moving across the city in a flash.
Later on, Tanner’s Shifting skill is stronger and you will surely be surprised at what it can do.Types of tasks in the Driver: SF is also extremely diverse. At one point a player may have tosteer a police car and pursue people but at other points, he can help another Japanese kid to become a super-racer to raise funds for his school.
In spite of a racing game, Driver: San Francisco is most fascinating point does not seem to berooted from it. It can also be considered analternative step of Ubisoft to get Driver out of the famous racing games’shadows in the market.
7: F1 2016 – The most Professional Racing Game on Mobile
F1 2016 is a racing game created based on real life racing with the presence of the latest supercar from many famous brands such as McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari,… Moreover, the game is also set in the scene from the beautiful city of Monaco to take players into the mode of solo or timed racing in 21 official races of the 2016 season.
In addition, F1 2016 is also considered to be the version of the latest and greatest features. Typically, in Career Mode, players can set their own avatar as well as select the number of racers involved. Challenges in this latest version will be 10 seasons instead of 5 seasons as before. By this time, gamers have plenty of time to build up their names as well as try to practice to improve their skills.
8: Need For Speed – Hot Pursuit –A Breakthrough in the Need For Speed series
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is not the same as any previous version of Need for Speed. The game will have no plot, no dialogue and the gameplay is completely free. Races in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit take place in an area called Seacrest County. According to the announcement of the Criterion Games, the area own about 100 miles of open track and more than 40 miles way off.Seacrest County promises to be a very large area and has plenty of places for players to explore.
In Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, players can choose to play police or crime. The game will have many modes for players to choose from such as Time Trial or Free Race, but the most interesting point in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is in the Pursuit Mode between the police and crime. In the Pursuit game mode, eight players will join the race and split into two. Criminals’ task is to get at least one car to the finish line while the police duty is to stop all cars controlled by the crime.
The super cars in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit are designed in detail and very authentic. Damage system of the cars will be cared very thoroughly. The damage level of a car will depend on the speed and angle it encounters with the obstacles. In the event of a collision, the slow rotation phase will appear so that the player can see how much damage it has.
9: AssettoCorsa – Your Racing Simulator
AssettoCorsa is a racing simulation game from independent developer KunosSimulazioni of Italy. The game debuted on PC via Steam on December 19th, 2011 and has received positive reviews from the gaming community.
With the slogan “Your Racing Simulator”, the AssettoCorsa focuses on providing the most authentic racing experience possible thanks to the diverse racetracks, accuracy in each corner or phases wheel draging, etc.
In addition, the game also owns the copyright of the famous car brands such as Ferrari, Fiat, McLaren, Mercedes, Lamborghini, etc. with super racing cars such as PaganiZonda R, Mercedes C9 or McLaren MP4-12C GT3, etc. enough to satisfy any “devotee” of speed.
10: GRID Autosport – This is Racing
InGRIDAutosport, players will be able to challenge their racing abilities through five main categories: Touring, Open Wheel, Endurance, Tuner and Street.
Coming to Career Mode, you will experience nearly 100 different directions and more than 22 different environments, players will build their own reputation to become a professional racer. Players will always be challenged in various categories such as the speed at Endurance events, the ability to handle situationsin Street Race or the ability to control the car with the Tuner event.
In addition, the game offers players experiences unlike any other game. Players can either manually seek out or together maintain a garage to repair or upgrade a vehicle. Or you can challenge other players through 5 main categories of the game along with some new game modes like Demolition Derby for the party.