IGN - 2011 was a bumper year for racing games across the entire spectrum, from the instantly accessible deep-fried genius of Mario Kart 7 to the celebration of the cult of cars that is Forza Motorsport 4, and everything in between. The hard-nosed F1 2011 and its relentless demand for consistency. The brilliantly oddball Driver: San Francisco and its wildly unique multiplayer. The love letter to off-road racing called DiRT 3. SHIFT 2: Unleashed, a flawed gem but the only current top tier console racer giving us highly requested race tracks like Bathurst, Spa and Brands Hatch in the same product.