Today we want to take a look at racing titles that delivered phenomenal gaming experiences at both the arcade and on gaming consoles. This list ranges from the best simulators to titles that specialize in vehicular combat.
I've never been much of a racing sim fan, so I was happy to see a nice mix of sims and arcade racers on the list. I definitely played the hell out of Cruis'n USA in the arcades, and the NFS series is probably my favorite racing series currently. A sleeper hit, IMO, Tokyo Extreme Racer Zero!
I forgot about Tokyo Extreme Racer Zero! This was great. I loved lining up and racing iconic imports at night on the interstate in this game =) Definitely a worthy nominee.
Twisted Metal Road Tour, oh my days the amount of time i spent on the city roof top level. Good times, good game..the PS4 could use a new Twisted Metal
Totally agree, a new Twisted Metal on the PlayStation 4 would be welcomed with open arms ;)
I'm still playing Twisted Metal 2 to this day
for me burnout was the 1st Racing Game why it’s not in the list
road rash3D san francisco rush GTII NFS high stakes& hot persuit2 top gear rally extremeG Fzero err, a bunch more. just some of my favorites where i had some of the most memorable fun (crusin USA, too, mentioned above). i still play GTII and would play RoadRash 3D if i didnt crack my disc. both still very fun to play, imo.
Excellent list PostedUP. You forgot Rollcage though!
rollcage, driving emotion type s, auto modelista... Edit: Jet Moto and Waverace 64 are also awesome racing games.
thanks, i never played roll cage! :x *slaps forehead* wave race and jet moto, of course! some of the best in the business! :)
Wow right on the money there...
thanks, then you have great taste in games. some were underdogs but absolutely killed it gameplay-wise.
We need a more improved Split Second game, but that'll never happen unfortunately.
Split/Second was so awesome online. So mad sequel was canceled.
Crusin USA. Hands down
Played the hell out of that game at the arcades, still hit it up if I find one out in town nowadays lol.
My favorite was the grid series and the motorstorms. Pure was also a very good racing game with cool physics!!!! Flatout on the ps2 and psp were also cool racing games. Atv fury was pretty good for the time too! Slashdown was also a very good racing game.
I demand a new Dirt
Their supposed to be working on. Supposed to be more like the first one & alot of off roading
Yes i want more like Colin McRae and less Ken Block
Good list but they did leave a few great racers out: Daytona USA Sega Rally Outrun Rad Mobile Power Drift Ridge Racer F-Zero Colin mcrae rally 3 or 2004 Toca: Race driver Destruction derby 2 Geoff Crammond Grand prix 3 MSR/PGR Add those to it and swap out NFS underground for the original NFS or rival, and thats would be my list
I loved the original Gran Turismo back in the day. Would still play it today if I had it.
A few favs not mentioned so far would be Test Drive Unlimited Blur Test Drive 2(awesome back in the day) Rs Riding Spirits Colin McRae Rally 1998(a true legend) Would totally love a new Tokyo Extreme Racer.
Solid list but I would add some more. I loved every Burnout game, they got better with each game. Missed crash mode in Paradise but the game was still alot of fun. NASCAR Chase for the Cup was a great game since you could start from the bottom and work your way to the top series. Flatout 2, Ultimate Carnage were over the top and 2 had a great soundtrack if you liked rock music. They are working on an early access game right now with realistic damage physics, has a ton of potential.
Jaguar XJ220 Lotus 2/3 Unirally my favourite so far though probably TDU
So glad they added Star Wars Episode I: Racer. Great game.
Project Gotham Racing 3, Split Second, Re-Volt.
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