Racing games are a great way for players to feel the thrill and adrenaline pulsing through their veins without actually violating any traffic laws. Ever since the advent of PC and console gaming, these games have led the way. Most gaming innovations have been introduced through these games and this year saw the release of some great titles in the racing genre.
Project CARS is a realistic driving simulation game that distinguishes itself from other traditional racing games by offering all the available tracks and vehicles at the start of the game. Racing events are also much longer and realistic and can span over multiple days. Changes in weather conditions and lighting are also stimulated dynamically to simulate realism.
Forza Motorsport 6
With the addition of nine new tracks and a total of 450 cars, Forza Motorsport 6 has upped the game since the last edition of the game. The sixth edition of the game features new gameplay elements such as weather driving. It has received extremely positive reviews with an aggregate score of 87/100 on Metacritic.
If you’re a fan of rallies or the classic cars from the 60s or 70s, this is the best game you’ll play this year. Dirt Rally brings the thrill and fun of competing in timed events in different weather conditions. Beginners should know that it’s not at all easy, so if you’re looking for a challenge, try Dirt Rally.
Formula 1 racing fans should also try F1 2015 or if you still believe in the NFS franchise, there is another Need for Speed game out this year. A surprise addition to this list is the highly successful Rocket League, which is not at all about racing but about soccer with cars; the game is as crazy as it sounds.