Best PC racing games?

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#1 Posted by JKnaperek (2023 posts) -

What are some of the best PC racing games?Which are the best in each genre such as realistic, arcade, futuristic, dirtbikes/atv's etc.? Thanks!

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#2 Posted by Dark4ever01 (321 posts) -

What are some of the best PC racing games?Which are the best in each genre such as realistic, arcade, futuristic, dirtbikes/atv's etc.? Thanks!

JKnaperek



Hmm let's see.

Racing Sims:
Race 07 and it's expansions.
Richard Burns Rally
rFactor
Live for Speed
And if your thing is racing online with people, the best one BY FAR is iRacing. It can be expensive though.

Arcade:
GRID
Dirt 2
Maybe Need for Speed Shift
Burnout Paradise
Flatout games

Futuristic is tricky but I guess:
Blur
Trackmania

Offroad stuff:
FUEL
ATV vs MX Reflex

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#3 Posted by kris9031998 (7554 posts) -
Big Rigs: Off the road racing :) On topic, Burnout paradise if you have an xbox 360 controller.
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#4 Posted by paladinqueen (509 posts) -

Need for Speed : I think it is a best racing game !!

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#5 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -
Prettiest: Need For Speed: Shift F1 2010
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#6 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3676 posts) -
Id wait for Dirt 3 but if you cant theres always - Dirt 2, GRID, Burnout Paradise, and one or two others to check out. Make sure you get a 360 controller.
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#7 Posted by MrUnSavory1 (777 posts) -

Since no one listed any Racing Sims and only games I will give you a few suggestions from that genre:

ARCA Sim Racing (TheSimFactory)

GTR2, GTR Evo or any of the SimBin games

iRacing (although I don't usualy recommend it because it is just way too expensive)

Have fun!!!

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#8 Posted by illmatic87 (17932 posts) -
PC has everything from Burnout Paradise to GTR I'd recommend the codemasters games though, they are generally well designed... especially Grid.
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#9 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Definitely Need for Speed: Shift. Shift 2 is coming out in March, so look out for that one. I think it will top the original.
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#10 Posted by Lex224 (225 posts) -

Trackmania! It's addictive as anything.

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#11 Posted by PredatorRules (11950 posts) -

What are some of the best PC racing games?Which are the best in each genre such as realistic, arcade, futuristic, dirtbikes/atv's etc.? Thanks!

JKnaperek
Arcade: Split Second, Blur, NFS Hot Pursuit Sim: NFS Shift Rally: DiRT2 Online: TDU2
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#12 Posted by guildclaws (7921 posts) -
Dirt 2 and Need For Speed: Shift
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#13 Posted by rakifsul (25 posts) -
http://vdrivex.blogspot.com/ . You can get it for $30
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#14 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

I can see Project Cars being up there pretty soon. But it's still in Beta form atm.

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#15 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Need For Speed Underground 2

Need For Speed Shift (granted, I have not played many other PC sim like racers)

Trackmania 1 and 2

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#16 Posted by chrinj (139 posts) -

Need For Speed series

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#17 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -
Dirt 3 all around
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#18 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

For simulation it's GTR 2, it's a few years old so it should run well on a new PC.

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#19 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -

For simulation it's GTR 2, it's a few years old so it should run well on a new PC.

yellonet
i uploaded this forever ago, but relevent http://beta.xfire.com/videos/3f131
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#20 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

[QUOTE="yellonet"]

For simulation it's GTR 2, it's a few years old so it should run well on a new PC.

JigglyWiggly_

i uploaded this forever ago, but relevent http://beta.xfire.com/videos/3f131

I'm not sure what you're trying to say with that video clip.

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#21 Posted by JKnaperek (2023 posts) -
ugh..guys.. ^necro thread.
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#22 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="yellonet"]

For simulation it's GTR 2, it's a few years old so it should run well on a new PC.

yellonet

i uploaded this forever ago, but relevent http://beta.xfire.com/videos/3f131

I'm not sure what you're trying to say with that video clip.

it's just some gtr2 gameplay?
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#23 Posted by kris9031998 (7554 posts) -
Thread is from 2011, hell even i responded to it last year
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#24 Posted by drift2631 (25 posts) -

The best PC racing/off road games in my opinion are:

Race Driver Grid

Dirt 2 and 3

Need For Speed: Pro Street

Flatout 2

Test Drive Unlimited 1 and 2

F1 2012/2013

WRC 2 and 3

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

All Of The Burnout Series

Need for Speed Shift

and

Blur

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#25 Posted by adamosmaki (10557 posts) -

I love Grid and Grid 2. Not to arcadey not to sim like. Great graphics and racing feeling , decent A.I on hard difficulties and great sound

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#26 Edited by Bikouchu35 (8197 posts) -

Battletoads and double necro.

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#27 Posted by insane_metalist (7781 posts) -

Asseto Corsa
GTR 2
NFS Most Wanted '05, '12
NFS Hot Pursuit/
GRID, GRID 2

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#28 Edited by PredatorRules (11950 posts) -

The new NFS Rivals is pretty good arcade, it has it's flaws but overall the concept works great.

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#29 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

I wish there was something like Gran Turismo on PC. I love the variety of cars you can drive.

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#30 Edited by PredatorRules (11950 posts) -

@kraken2109 said:

I wish there was something like Gran Turismo on PC. I love the variety of cars you can drive.

I wish Forza Horizon was on PC

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#31 Edited by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

Asseto Corsa

GTR 2

NFS Most Wanted '05, '12

NFS Hot Pursuit/

GRID, GRID 2

Asseto Corsa is shaping up to be one fine racing game.

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#32 Edited by insane_metalist (7781 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@insane_metalist said:

Asseto Corsa

GTR 2

NFS Most Wanted '05, '12

NFS Hot Pursuit/

GRID, GRID 2

Asseto Corsa is shaping up to be one fine racing game.

Closest thing to Forza. I don't know why M$ gotta skimp us so bad on Gears and Forza..

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#33 Posted by insane_metalist (7781 posts) -
@kraken2109 said:

I wish there was something like Gran Turismo on PC. I love the variety of cars you can drive.

You should try Asseto Corsa (Steam). If you like Gran Turismo, you'll like Asseto Corsa.

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#34 Edited by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

@insane_metalist: Looks good but currently has 11 cars.

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#35 Edited by Arthas045 (5762 posts) -

@kraken2109: Also I believe the AI is not in the game yet. I don't mind early access but it maybe to early.

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#36 Posted by insane_metalist (7781 posts) -

@kraken2109 said:

@insane_metalist: Looks good but currently has 11 cars.

It's currently a beta pretty much. But you pay $40 and then once the game is finished. You get the whole game for that price. I have a good feeling about it :p

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#37 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

@insane_metalist: I can't bring myself to pay full price for a beta.