Forza Horizon 5 by Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios is the latest installment of the popular racing series. This time around, players get to explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open-world landscapes of Mexico, where they can take hundreds of the world’s greatest cars for a spin. The game features a deep campaign with hundreds of challenges spread across unique landscapes. Check out the video below to see the first four challenges that introduce players to the game
Hot Wheels Unleashed by Milestone allows players to collect the best vehicles in the famous toy franchise and build their own spectacular tracks on which to race them. In addition to taking on CPU racers, players can race each other in split-screen multiplayer or take the challenge online to compete with up to 12 opponents. The Hot Wheels cars are great at drifting around corners, and a boost meter is perfect for clearing massive loops or overtaking opponents. Check out the video below to see some racing action on two tracks of the game
RiMS Racing doesn’t reinvent the motorbike racing genre, but it offers a compelling driving experience and a unique mechanics management system. Newcomers will find the game rather daunting as it leans heavily towards the simulation end of the racing spectrum, but the results can be gratifying with some time and practice. Some elements, such as the quick-time events for pit stops and part swapping, can become tedious, but even these can be streamlined if desired. Overall, this is an excellent game if you are a fan of motorbike racing or willing to learn from your mistakes.
Gameplay: Quite daunting, but very rewarding once you get the hang of it.
Graphics: Beautiful motorbikes, and the tracks look decent too.
Sound: Realistic motorbike sounds and a whole soundtrack by The Bloody Beetroots
RiMS Racing by Raceward Studio and Nacon is the first motorbike simulation to combine a realistic challenge with engineering and mechanics. The game features some of the most powerful motorbikes in the world and ten faithfully recreated official circuits. In addition, there are five routes set in the scenic landscapes of the United States, Australia, Spain, and Italy. Players must master the accurate and realistic physics while analyzing their performance with the Motorbike Status Check to win races. Off the track, there’s plenty to do, too, with a career mode that gives you full control of a team. Thanks to the mechanics management system, players will become very familiar with the more than 500 official spare parts featured in the game! Check out the video below to see RiMS in action as we look at the settings and run through the full career mode tutorial
WRC 10 continues to improve on this longstanding series with new tracks, a new livery editor as well as other tweaks and updates. It is still a lot of fun to play, and career mode is as addictive as ever, but don’t expect anything radically new or different compared to last year. Fans who may have skipped out on the previous two entries on the Epic Game Store will get the most out of this one, but even veterans should enjoy the new locations, historic rallies, and legendary cars.
Gameplay: Enough settings to make the game as accessible as you want it to be.
Graphics: The cars look as good as always, and some of the tracks are very scenic.
Sound: The sound effects are authentic, and the co-driver is actually helpful
WRC 10 is the latest installment of the popular off-road racing simulation by KT Racing and Nacon. It features all the modes found in the previous installment and some brand new content, such as rallies in Estonia, Croatia, Belgium, and Spain. The addition of a livery editor also makes it possible to create your own team and add your colors to contemporary cars. Check out the first look video below, which features a quickplay race in Croatia as well as Wales
Urban Trial Tricky by Tate Multimedia is a casual arcade-style motorbike game featuring a crazy mix of tricks, platforming, and racing. With three single-player modes, more than 30 levels with side challenges as well as plenty of customization options, there’s plenty here for players to enjoy. Check out the first look video below to see some of the light-hearted casual gameplay in action
Until recently, players who wanted their fix of freestyle motocross gaming had to bust out a Nintendo Switch to play Urban Trial Tricky. However, PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 owners will soon be able to join in the fun with the upcoming release of Urban Trial Tricky™ Deluxe Edition by Tate Multimedia. The game won the Gold prize in the “Best Nintendo Switch – Casual Game” category at the NYX Game Awards and features a vibrant world crammed with ramps, jumps, and obstacles for players to conquer
NACON and RaceWard Studio have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming RiMS Racing ahead of its launch next month. The game already caused a stir during its Steam Next Fest appearance, where several thousand PC players were able to take the exclusive demo for a spin