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
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
After conquering the hearts of over 160 000 players on the Nintendo Switch, REKT! High Octane Stunts is now on its way to Steam as well. For those not familiar with the game, it’s an action-packed driving game that draws inspiration from classics such as Rush and the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. It challenges players to master challenging tricks, such as backflips, drifts, and spins to become an ultimate stunter. All of this is wrapped up in beautiful retro neon graphics
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a more pure arcade experience compared to some of the story-heavy entries in the series. Being able to pick which side of the law you want to play for each race also adds some longevity to the game. Thanks to the involvement of Criterion it feels closer to Burnout than Need for Speed at times, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. With a larger roster of exotic cars and some scenic locations to put them through their paces, there’s plenty of fun to be had with Hot Pursuit.
Gameplay: Pure petal to the metal racing in exotic cars.
Graphics: Still looks good, especially at higher resolutions.
Sound: Features a nice licensed soundtrack and good sound effects
Hypercharge: Unboxed is a fun first-person shooter where the emphasis is squarely on co-op. Running around huge environments as an action figurine while blasting all manner of toy enemies is immensely enjoyable and there’s enough content here to keep players coming back for more. The visuals are exceptionally detailed and the design of the levels shows how much care has gone into the game. Some things could be improved, especially for solo players, but overall this is a must-have for co-op fans.
Gameplay: The game has a slight learning curve, but it is a lot of fun with friends.
Graphics: The scale of the levels is impressive and the game is crammed with small details.
Sound: Good sound effects and music, but the announcer can become a little annoying
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