Racing Game of the Year: Nominees 2012

These are GameSpot's nominees for the 2012 Racing Game of the Year.

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T1011
T1011

F1 2012 hands down. MW had good graphics but that was it. Everything else from no manual gears to 2 camera angles made it the worst nfs yet

Bismarck_X
Bismarck_X

Ive played the 3, and sonic all stars is hands down the winner. (Amazing kart racing game)

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

ive played f1 2012 and im sorry as sucky as gt5 is its still better f1 gameplay

jollyjoel23
jollyjoel23

My votes go for Forza Horizon and NFS"MW

Mantiskilla007
Mantiskilla007

F1 2012 and its not even close.  Don't get me wrong the other racing games are pretty good as well, but c'mon arcade racing games getting best racing game is kind of a joke.  I guess they gotta cater to racing fans who probably don't know how to shift gears manually, play with controllers, and don't have multi monitor setups

JustMe2004
JustMe2004

Forza Horizon deserve the first place!

MarchingOrd3rZ
MarchingOrd3rZ

Sonic & All-Stars Racing was my surprise game of the year! It definitely gets my vote for Racing Game of the Year...

NINJASMOKER
NINJASMOKER

my vote is NFSMW, it was going to be a tie with the new Sonic racing game but I heard fell short in a lot of areas.

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

Forza Horizon, for F1 2012, DiRT Showdown is ok, but nothing special, but is still a great game, never played Sonic, but not into those kart racers much (but is still a great game for those who like those racers) and NfS was just shit. Why it got all the praise I don't know, it was terrible.

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

Forza or Sonic And Allstars for me

Xero1246
Xero1246

Forza Horizon or NFS:Most wanted 

TheLamaKnows
TheLamaKnows

F1 2012.

I didn't like Horizon- call me a Forza snob but it's just Forza dumbed down to an incredible degree and should have been called something else. Beyond that the story line in Horizon even gets mocked by my 12 year old for being dumb.

Dirt Showdown is a close second. It's hilariously fun and a simple distraction. It's multiplayer celebrates what most online races become anyway- a comedy of collisions.

doceinholeite
doceinholeite

The racing games are becoming more like Burnout with all the craziness and cars flying everywhere.

sweetbacon322
sweetbacon322

sonic, its cool for being different then the choices

 

k_h_a_n
k_h_a_n

f1 2012 for me...forza not on pc unfortunately...

RayzerTag
RayzerTag

Sonic + posse was the most fun racer this year, so that one.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

Forza Horizon all the way, awesome customization, gigantic array of cars, nice world to explore.

zilcher
zilcher

Everything here has been done to death except one, Sonic All-stars Transformed with cars, planes and boats. Uniqueness counts to me so it gets my vote.

jayhitz450
jayhitz450

Forza Horizon by far for me. The best racing game in years, and up there with the best ever imo.

Great soundtrack too.

punkpunker
punkpunker

no brainer, F1 2012 gets my vote.

ADO300
ADO300

sonic & all-stars or forza horizon

H0rr0rG4m3r
H0rr0rG4m3r

Forza Horizon, beautiful fast cars able to be driven on miles of open road... just a perfect combination. 

j_kizi
j_kizi

isnt sonic suppose to be super fast? why does he need a car to race?...... ok ok im just trolling :P

ControlSchemes
ControlSchemes

All great games but my favorite was SSX. I wish that game had more love. Hopefully they continue the franchise.

 

PostNothing
PostNothing

I really, really hope Forza Horizon wins. 

kbaily
kbaily

Let's go Sonic!

 

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

 @TheLamaKnows Just remember Horizon is a racer, so story was just a slap on to give it some direction, and it works for what it is. Yes it is a dumb story, but at least it held the game together and gave it some direction. I'm not saying you have to like it, but also the point of it was to give a more arcade game, but still keeping some Sim elements, and it did just that, it's a spin off not a true Forza, I hope a true open world Forza get's made. Ok your don't like it, not saying you have to (I said that before...) anyway, just trying to help you understand why it is how it is.

Xero1246
Xero1246

 @fluffy_puppy666 ah them good ol days.....you would think it deserves a PS3/XBOX 360 version by now **rolls eyes**

super600
super600

 @Venom_Raptor 

I wouldn't be shocked if it won, but I wouldn't also be shocked if sonic won.

TheLamaKnows
TheLamaKnows

 @SpazldNinjaDude I get the notion behind it. And you're right that it actually does a fairly good job of what it tries to do. Horizon isn't a bad game- it's just not a Forza game, and could have been called anything else. More like if the newest CoD had only target practice shooting and no actual combat. Even if it was the best target practice sim ever, would that be CoD?

What it suffers from is being generic.

Forza stood out for hyper-realism. Horizon is just another driving game among many similar titles. Not only is it one among many now, but its not as good as other arcade style racers.

Don't get me wrong, I may be snobby about my sim-level racing, but I do enjoy the arcade games too, I just already have a half dozen of those to choose from, but only one Sim-level racer for xbox, Forza.

fluffy_puppy666
fluffy_puppy666

 @Xero1246 I liked naughty dog more when they used to do cartoon style games. Uncharted games are pretty good, but i dont like Nathan Drake's personality.