Racing Games

9.27.16

‘Forza Horizon 3’ Depicts a Better Australia Than Australians Deserve

Australia is a hateful country in a lot of ways right now. Playground Games' new open-world racer, mercifully, is the tourism poster depiction of the place.

9.19.16

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other – but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?

8.19.16

‘Mario Kart 8’ Is an Amazing eSport, If Only eSports Would Take It Seriously

It's accessible, sure, "casual" even – but played at the top level Nintendo's racer is much more than a goofy game of luck.

5.6.16

Why I Adore ‘Driver: San Francisco’, Gaming's Most Fabulous Joyride

Ubisoft's race-around-an-open-world game of 2011 was so much more fun than its stuffier series predecessors.

2.16.16

The Realistic Driving of iRacing Could Be a Future eSports Sensation

Simulated motorsport is a rapidly growing scene, attracting real-life drivers to virtual competitions, and iRacing is right at the centre of it.

11.12.15

Fist-Bumps, Burnouts and Bros: The VICE Gaming Verdict On ‘Need for Speed’

A visually striking experience rich in customisation potential, but not the complete package just yet.

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11.3.15

Discovering What’s Different About the New, Definitive ‘Need for Speed’

Ghost Games are presenting a fresh take on Need for Speed, rebooted for a new generation. Here, the company's creative director delivers some fan-pleasing promises.

9.16.15

At Its Sixth Attempt, Forza Has Finally Escaped the Shadow of Gran Turismo

Turn 10's 'Forza Motorsport 6' delivers soul where Sony's series merely aims for speed.

5.6.15

‘Project CARS’ Isn’t Front of the Grid, But You’ll Love it Anyway

Slightly Mad's crowdfunded racer has a lot going for it, with its curious idiosyncrasies adding to the appeal.

4.28.15

Dear Criterion, Can We Have a New ‘Burnout’, Please?

No racing series has combined speed with the raw thrill of wrecking shit quite like Criterion's boisterous baby.

4.16.15

Professional Racer Nicolas Hamilton On His Passion for ‘Project CARS’

The touring car driver has been hands-on with Slightly Mad's racer for some time, and he's thrilled to have steered it towards expected success.