Most realistic racing games?

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#1 Posted by BloodyAnalCrust (45 posts) -
I'm sick of all these EA racing games...turning corners at 187mph. That's pure rubbish. I want something insanely realistic. I used to play Gran Turismo and Colin McRae nonstop, and they were badass, but there have probably been a lot of upgrades since then. So please, recommend only the toughest, most realistic games you've ever played (street or dirt). Thanks in advance
#2 Posted by dsgsdfgf (1004 posts) -

Richard Burns Rally, GTR 2, GT Legends, Race 07, GTR Evolution, rFactor, Live for speed.

#3 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -
Richard Burn Rally is probably the most realistic one I have played. I dunno...but with a wheel and peddle it's almost like you are actually driving a real car in that game. GTR2 comes pretty close though...
#4 Posted by Aldouz (1203 posts) -
Buy GRID... Play at at least medium difficulty, If you can finish a race without a scratch then you must be not in 1st position... This is the most realistic Racing games ever...
#5 Posted by dsgsdfgf (1004 posts) -

Buy GRID... Play at at least medium difficulty, If you can finish a race without a scratch then you must be not in 1st position... This is the most realistic Racing games ever...Aldouz

ehh, no. Grid is not a sim at all, it's an arcade racer and a good one at that but certainly not a sim.

#6 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -
Buy GRID... Play at at least medium difficulty, If you can finish a race without a scratch then you must be not in 1st position... This is the most realistic Racing games ever...Aldouz
GRiD doesn't even come close to being a realistic racing game...
#7 Posted by adamosmaki (9766 posts) -
Buy GRID... Play at at least medium difficulty, If you can finish a race without a scratch then you must be not in 1st position... This is the most realistic Racing games ever...Aldouz
Grid is a great and challenging game but is by no means a sim As fort racing sims anything from simbin ->race 07,gtr 2, race the wtcc and the new game race on
#8 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -
iRacing
#9 Posted by The_PC_Gamer (2910 posts) -

GTR2

#10 Posted by WillT12345 (3228 posts) -
What's the best looking one out of the ones recommended?
#11 Posted by BloodyAnalCrust (45 posts) -

Richard Burns Rally, GTR 2, GT Legends, Race 07, GTR Evolution, rFactor, Live for speed.

dsgsdfgf

Thanks, everyone. I'm gonna' check out all of these games. Which one is the most addicting? Do all of these allow you to upgrade your vehicle as you gain money? Also, which ones contain the widest variety of street cars? (as opposed to pro racers & concept cars)

thanks

#12 Posted by rapmaniac_13 (1 posts) -
rac e driver grid really good game
#13 Posted by WDT-BlackKat (1779 posts) -

[QUOTE="dsgsdfgf"]

Richard Burns Rally, GTR 2, GT Legends, Race 07, GTR Evolution, rFactor, Live for speed.

BloodyAnalCrust

Thanks, everyone. I'm gonna' check out all of these games. Which one is the most addicting? Do all of these allow you to upgrade your vehicle as you gain money? Also, which ones contain the widest variety of street cars? (as opposed to pro racers & concept cars)

thanks

None of those games involve street racing or have "upgrades". They are racing simulations. They do allow car tuning much as the real cars can be tuned for things like tire pressure, camber, gear ratios, etc. But you don't change/buy parts for the cars. Of the games above, that involve the closest to stock cars (not to be confused with the joke that is NASCAR), the touring cars in the WTCCs from the Race07 series are the most like their production counterparts.

Do note that any game involving the British Touring Car Championship is likely to be more exciting than any of the supposed great crashing games like the "Burnout" series.


Or for some lighter racing involving touring car drivers try this.

#14 Posted by Kamekazi_69 (4704 posts) -

I dont any games for PC in the racing genre, but maybe consider GTR4, Forza 2 for the XBOX or Gran Turismo for the PS3 maybe

#15 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

GTR2 is the most realistic racing game ever made. it's also probably the most difficult and unforgiving racing game ever made. i love it, but i can imagine why many wouldn't.

if you're looking for a PC equivalent of Gran Turismo, sadly there isn't one.

#16 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -

I dont any games for PC in the racing genre, but maybe consider GTR4, Forza 2 for the XBOX or Gran Turismo for the PS3 maybe

Kamekazi_69
PC is the home of racing simulators. Or actually sims in general.
#17 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -

trackmania

#18 Posted by ST04 (90 posts) -

I think Richard Burns rally with the good wheel, will be godlike for racing sims. It has some up to date mods too!. I have played with a xbox 360, thats not good enough. You are going to need a wheel with controller it's just too hard.

#19 Posted by The_Sand_Man (6788 posts) -

Grand Turismo 2.

#20 Posted by StrawberryHill (5321 posts) -

trackmania

jpph

Yeah, trackmania is only for hardcore sim fans. :P

#21 Posted by liquidzero123 (7111 posts) -

Toca Race Driver 3 has a realistic handling setting and the cars take damage physically and internally which effects driving.

#22 Posted by contaminated (5373 posts) -
If you want realistic racing games your gonna have to turn to consoles with forza motor sport 2 and grand turismo series. Doesnt get anymore realistic then that
#23 Posted by The_PC_Gamer (2910 posts) -
If you want realistic racing games your gonna have to turn to consoles with forza motor sport 2 and grand turismo series. Doesnt get anymore realistic then thatcontaminated
I hope you are kidding
#24 Posted by paullywog (14149 posts) -
[QUOTE="BloodyAnalCrust"]I'm sick of all these EA racing games...turning corners at 187mph. That's pure rubbish. Thanks in advance

good to hear i'm not the only one. all i can do is grimace at the kid playing burnout at the best buy display who thinks he's all cool.
#25 Posted by clembo1990 (9976 posts) -
Forza 2. In terms of graphics GRiD looks brilliant give that a go.
#26 Posted by StrawberryHill (5321 posts) -

[QUOTE="contaminated"]If you want realistic racing games your gonna have to turn to consoles with forza motor sport 2 and grand turismo series. Doesnt get anymore realistic then thatThe_PC_Gamer
I hope you are kidding

Word. Gran Turismo is a great arcade-style racing series, but please...they're not very realistic.

#27 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

If you want realistic racing games your gonna have to turn to consoles with forza motor sport 2 and grand turismo series. Doesnt get anymore realistic then thatcontaminated

:lol:

#28 Posted by mtdew332 (298 posts) -

Most realistic ive played on pc was Grand Prix Legends, with the GTR series following a close 2nd.

Nascar 2003 was/is also a pretty realistic sim if you're into the whole Nascar scene.

Be aware that asking for a realistic racing sim on the pc pretty much requires a good wheel/pedal setup.

i have a G25 as well as a few Momos that are all great.

Sadly there has never been a Gran Turismo / Forza style racing "clone" for pc, which im sure we all agree would be great.

Never could figure out why nobody ever tried making a clone of those for the pc since it would definately sell well.

#29 Posted by talonkarrde07 (1610 posts) -
not need for speed or ford racing to. and no nascar games either!
#30 Posted by BloodyAnalCrust (45 posts) -

GTR2 is the most realistic racing game ever made. it's also probably the most difficult and unforgiving racing game ever made. i love it, but i can imagine why many wouldn't.

if you're looking for a PC equivalent of Gran Turismo, sadly there isn't one.

broken_bass_bin

Yes, that is what I was looking for, and that sucks. I will play all of these games listed above, and stick to the one that is the toughest/has the greatest tracks. Do any of them allow you to blow out your transmission for shifting at the wrong time? In the end, I might just get Colin McRae and resort to the olden days. :P

But when will a Gran Turismo-like game come to PC? EVER?! There's just something about buying a cheap used car, attaining money through winning races, fixing it up, while staying away from EA that gives me a hard on.