Do you love racing games? If so, then you might be interested in exploring what racing games could be like in the near future. There are already signs of what might be in store so let’s dive in and explore some of these awesome possibilities
TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 allows players to take on one of the most dangerous and exciting events on the motorcycle sports calendar without having to risk their lives. With online races, an event filled career mode as well as free-roaming challenges this is a game that will keep you busy for hours. However, despite being a serious simulator the game is still accessible enough that newcomers can learn the ropes without giving up in frustration. Even with some rough edges, this is still a game that comes highly recommended to all fans of the genre.
Gameplay: The races are intense and the sense of speed exhilarating.
Graphics: Could be better in spots, but there are also some breathtaking vistas.
Sound: Decent, but the realistic wind noises definitely add to the thrill
WRC 8 offers a bunch of new improvements and features compared to its predecessors, which makes it one of the best rally simulators currently available. It’s not the easiest of games, but there are enough aspects that can be customized to ensure players of all skill levels can have fun. You will still have to put in the time and effort to really master your vehicle and the demanding courses, but it is more than worth it. The new career mode also has enough depth to keep players hooked, as you make your way up the ranks. If you are looking for an off-road racing game with plenty of depth and mountains of content, then WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship is it.
Gameplay: Hard to master, but very rewarding.
Graphics: Apart from some rough edges, WRC 8 is a great looking game.
Sound: Everything sounds like it should
As with most new releases these days, WRC 8 will be released with different editions and pre-order bonus content. Bigben and the development studio Kylotonn has recently revealed exactly what players can expect when WRC 8, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, is released. WRC 8 will be released on PC, as well as Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game can already be pre-ordered and there are three different editions to choose from
Pure is a very underrated game which is a pity as it actually has some solid gameplay and plenty of adrenaline fueled races. You can fly through it if you are not interested in multi-player or achievements, but overall it is a good game.
Gameplay: Fast and frantic with some insane tricks.
Graphics: Detailed environments with stunning vistas and plenty of effects.
Sound: The sound effects are ok, but the voices can become a tad annoying
A huge, challenging game with hours of gameplay, but watch out as this is by no means an easy title to complete. All in all a very impressive console port that lost nothing in the translation to handheld.
Gameplay: Infuriatingly tough at times, but you’ll keep coming back to it.
Graphics: Pretty good for a handheld.
Sound: Solid voice overs and good sound effects
If you enjoy racing through bland environments in twitchy cars while your ears are assaulted by a never ending cacophony of bad voice acting and screeching sirens then Smuggler’s Run is the game for you. If not, stay far, far away.
Gameplay: Might have been fun once upon a time but not anymore.
Graphics: Bad even by PS2 standards.
Sound: Don’t inflict this on your ears
While Nintendo seems content with rehashing all their old SNES titles at least Konami has tried something fresh here. Krazy Racers is a fun and frantic racers starring some of Konami’s best known characters. A must have title for Konami fans and racing fans alike.
Gameplay: Fun and addictive, but over a bit too soon.
Graphics: Cool characters and impressive levels.
Sound: Konami has yet to disappoint in this category
Distance spent a long time in Early Access, but this has resulted in an addictive arcade racer that is as polished as it is entertaining. The game not only features a unique racing meets platformer style, but it is also brimming with content. With three short campaigns, an arcade section with multiple tracks and modes, multiplayer and even track editor with Steam Workshop integration means you’ll be coming back to this one again and again. It also features something that we wish more games would do in the form of actual in-game rewards for obtaining certain Steam Achievements. If you are a fan of arcade racers, then this one is not to be missed.
Gameplay: Extremely addictive and the game feature a ton of content to keep you busy.
Graphics: Stylish and sleek along with plenty of visual variety.
Sound: The soundtrack as well as sound effects are top notch
From Nintendo and Sony to Sega and Konami, there was a time where every developer with a semi decent roster of recognizable characters felt the need to shoehorn their mascots into a kart racing game. Some were good, some not, but the most memorable ones were usually the games featuring well-known characters. 3DClouds, an Italian indie developer doesn’t have the luxury of banking on familiar faces for their title, All-Star Fruit Racing, as it is their debut title. However, this doesn’t mean that the game isn’t worth a closer look as even though it is still an Early Access title, it already impresses