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
Crashday: Redline Edition might look a little dusty compared to some of the other titles currently on the market, but it still offers a fast paced and adrenaline fueled experience for racing fans. This re-release of the 2006 original packs a whole host of new features and improvements, which is sure to please fans. In addition to a plethora of content, this Redline Edition also has full Steam Workshop support, which has already paid off in the form of hundreds of new mods for the game. Whether you have fond memories of the original or simply want a racing game that offers speed, destruction and stunts, Crashday: Redline Edition deserves a closer look.
Gameplay: Tons of different modes and the ability to get on the track without having to waste hours tweaking your ride.
Graphics: An improvement over the original, but not quite up to the high standard of modern games.
Sound: The soundtrack is a mix of old and new, but the sound effects could have been better
If you are looking for a fast paced racing game featuring some exotic cars (and bikes) then look no further than PGR4. The visuals are outstanding and there is enough content here to keep you playing for a long time. With a career mode as well as some arcade modes this is one racing game you won’t soon tire of.
Gameplay: Pure action packed racing done right.
Graphics: The rain is a visual standout, but the overall graphics are very good.
Sound: Very good sound effects and a soundtrack that should satisfy all tastes
NFS: ProStreet marked a change in direction for the series and features none of the police chases or illegal street racing that has made the franchise famous. Instead you get to take part in legal races on tracks from around the world. While not a bad game, it can quickly become repetitive and overall lacks the polish that we have come to expect from a Need for Speed title.
Gameplay: A completely new direction for the series and not one that all fans will enjoy.
Graphics: Not bad, but lacking somewhat in polish.
Sound: The tunes are decent, but the announcers can become annoying