Best Driving Game
This generation of consoles has been marked by a dependable line of driving games. In 2008, the genre ratcheted up the competition. With such diverse location and gameplay elements being explored, 2008 was marked by innovation in the driving-game genre. Pure defied boundaries, Baja: Edge of Control took you to the silty seascapes of Baja Mexico, Grid brought glossy menus and compelling AI, MotorStorm returned to explore the zany Pacific Rift, and Burnout Paradise delivered a new open world in which to race and crash. Each game delivered a compelling driving experience, but only one game could have laid down enough rubber to pull away from the pack.
Voting Results:Best Driving Game
|Baja: Edge of Control|
|MotorStorm: Pacific Rift|
Readers' Choice Winner
Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series' history. Now the development team can realize their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime.
personally and obviously..GRID is a better "RACING" game..probably the best to date.. dun take me wrong..i like burnout paradise... but....it wasnt that much of a racing/driving game game
Dont like burnout because i like driving games that have licensed cars. Thats why I think Midnight club: LA takes this for next year.
I have to boot this game back up, but out-of-the-box, I don't think it deserves a win. When it's at its best, it's the best racer out there.. But the free-roaming-ness of Paradise was too big of a drag for me. Give me back the nearly-invisible walls keeping me relatively on course. I just want to focus on the racing, not on the map.
The only nominee I've played is Burnout Paradise. The co-op event things are awesome though, enough to keep me coming back for a while.
I still can not play burnout paradise more than ten minutes ... just do not understand where is the fun in this game. Lost my money buying this game.
Mario Kart Wii can't be on the list because it's... Uhh... Much different from an actual racing game. It's too "wacky". If not, it would still be there *hences Baja EoC* wtf?!?!
Mario Kart Wii wasn't here because it sucks, the Ai is frikin' cheap, it lags, and it just sucks. No racing game on earth could beat Burnout: Paradise because it is an actual racing game with tons of FREE DLC and actual competive AI and LIVE competitors.
what about MARIO KART WII?? Does the best selling actual wii game (besides brawl =p) mean anything to you??
Burnout is lame. Motorstorm alone makes me want to get a ps3. i played it at Wal Mart and was hogging it from all the little kids that wanted to play. LOL
wow im gonna be straight up.... Burnout paradise is one of the biggest piece of @#$% games ive ever played....i felt there was no point to the game besides to drive around.... in circles
@glaukus: Are you living in last year or something? Dirt and PGR4 are 2007 games, and NFS was pretty disappointing.. You could argue it should be in there ahead of Baja, but that's just one out of 5 nominees that doesn't match your opinion, and isn't a big deal.
ok ok i voted for Paradise too. But I can think of so many other driving games not here. Dirt ? PGR4 ? NFS ?
oww, midnight club: LA is not in the selection (i think it was a late-release) maybe for the game-awards 2009 ??? gratz burnout, it is a good game
i hate Burnout Paradise and Baja. In particular Baja. I can`t believe there is people whio think this is a good game.