2007 was a good year for racing games. Fans weren't exactly spoilt for choice, but it was more a case of quality over quantity. There was something for everyone; Forza Motorsport 2 for the purists and car enthusiasts, DiRT for some off-road escapades and the best car damage ever, and the highly underrated and overlooked PGR4 with its addictive pick-up-and-play approach.
Like in most other genres in 2007, the Xbox 360 came out on top here was well. Forza 2 and PGR4 were exclusive to Microsoft's console, while DiRT came to the PlayStation 3 months after it did on the 360.
But 2008 is a new year, and it's already off to a smashing start – literally. Here's a look at what racing fans can look forward to in 2008. Once again, there's something for everyone – simulation, arcade and even some combat racing. And Sony fanboys can finally stop sulking now, because from the looks like it, the PS3 has got some heavy-hitters lining up on the grid.