The Crew 2
Racing June 2018
The second installment in a multiplayer open world game series developed by Ivory Tower Studios, which employs the creators of the Test Drive Unlimited series. Like the first installment, The Crew 2 features open world races taking place all over the United States of America. Players participate in various motorsport competitions and try to beat other players or the AI-controlled drivers. This time around, we get at our disposal not only a number of different cars but also motorcycles, motorboats, and airplanes. The Crew 2 delivers an arcade vehicle handling model, which consorts with the tracks filled with obstacles and quarter pipes. The title focuses on giving players the freedom to drive anywhere they want, anytime they want – there is nothing standing in our way to e.g. get to a building’s rooftop and take a small spin. The well developed social aspect of the game allows us not only to race other players but also to form crews and share unlocked achievements. The entire experience is well complimented with detailed graphics and dynamic day and night cycle.
A sandbox car driving simulation. BeamNG.drive is a debut work of the indie developer Beam NG and the result of several years spent developing a highly-realistic driving model. Players can sit behind the wheel of several vehicle types (e.g. passenger cars, pick-ups trucks, vans) and explore the vast terrains prepared by the developers. In addition, the creators prepared several game modes, including police pursuits, street races, and courier missions. In-game editor lets the players create their own vehicles and tracks. The driving model takes into account the numerous factors that influence moving vehicles. The pinnacle of BeamNG.drive is its remarkably realistic damage system - the in-game crashes' resemblance to real-life road accidents is almost terrifying.
Next Car Game: Wreckfest
A dynamic racing game developed by the creators of the cult FlatOut series and the last two iterations of the almost equally famous Ridge Racer series – Finnish studio Bugbear Entertainment. The game takes inspiration from the previous works of the studio, focusing on crazy rivalry, unrestrained with fair play rules. Apart from having the best lap time and being the first one to cross the finish line, you should also eliminate your opposition as brutally as you can. Therefore, the races overflow with vicious competition, and the tracks quickly become covered with car wrecks of the defeated. The game features complex car customization both in terms of appearance and performance. From the technical side, the game catches the eye with well-polished graphics and advanced damage system, which impacts not only how the cars look but also how they behave. You can race alone, competing against AI, or take part in one of many crazy multiplayer modes.
Asphalt 9: Legends
A racing game based on the famous Dakar Ride. This game is based on the official license that allows players to assume the role of a driver from a real racing crew and drive an off-road car, a truck, ride a motorcycle, and a quad. The game delivers both single-player and multiplayer modes.
Gran Turismo 7
The seventh major installment in the renowned cycle of racing simulators, that has been the exclusive pride of consecutive generations of the PlayStation console. The Japanese studio Polyphony Digital, having years of experience in working with the brand, is responsible for developing the newest Gran Turismo. The game allows us to test our racing skills by driving numerous licensed vehicles, ranging from mass-produced cars, through custom racing models, to futuristic prototypes. The developers have prepared a vast collection of tracks, including both closed circuits, as well as more public areas. The advanced physics and driving models are definitely strong points of the title as they take a number of factors into consideration, including the speed, mass, aerodynamics, or the suspension settings of our machine, as well as external factors, e.g. the surface on which you are driving or the current weather conditions. Additionally, Gran Turismo 7 features a very complex multiplayer mode, along with player's achievements and statistics. Having been designed for PlayStation 4, the game boasts significantly upgraded visuals.
World of Speed
A free-to-play online racing game focusing on team competition, created by Slightly Mad Studios, the developer responsible for the two parts of Need for Speed: SHIFT, Test Drive: Ferrari Racing legends, and Project CARS. In the game you get behind the wheel of numerous licensed cars from the world’s most famous brands, and take part in racing challenges all around the globe. You compete on authentic tracks, as well as fictional ones. Competition includes standard races, car pursuits, drifts, and something resembling a capture the flag mode. The authors emphasize the game's arcade driving model and the fact that it's easily accessible even to first time players, offering expanded social features, allowing that players to unite in clans and take part in real car battles for control over individual tracks.
MX vs ATV All Out
Racing Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Another game in the MX vs ATV series. It enables the players to participate in off-road races while controlling off-road motorcycles, quads and UTV vehicles. The game features singleplayer modes (including career mode and single races), online multiplayer and local multiplayer.
Racing June 2018
An arcade racing game published by Codemasters. It was developed by a team consisting of ex-members of Evolution Studios. OnRush enables the players to participate in unusual competitions focused on spectacular driving style and stunts.
Guts and Glory
Guts and Glory is a humorous and brutal arcade racing game in 3D, in which even reaching the finish line is the greatest challenge. This is because everything in the game’s world – from wooden logs, through stones, towers and explosive, up to buzzsaws – is trying to kill us.
Racing July 2018
A futuristic racing game developed by Caged Element and a spiritual successor to the once-popular Rollcage series. GRIP takes us to an unspecified period in the future and focuses on brutal racing tournaments of well-armored vehicles; the tradition stems from illegal city racing that was popular in early 21st century. As the sport grew more and more popular the number of modifications in racing cars constantly increased, which translated into significantly better performance for the price of taking incredible risks. In the wake of numerous unsuccessful attempts to eradicate the brutal sport, the authorities eventually admitted their defeat and accepted it as an official sports discipline along with its TV broadcasts. The rules are incredibly simple: the players’ task is to reach the finish line as quickly as possible and preferably in one piece. What differentiates GRIP from traditional racing games is the unique construction of the cars that allows them to drive on nearly all surfaces, including ceilings.
The third full-fledged installment of the popular racing game series, created by SimBin Development Studios, who started the GTR series back in 2004. The studio is also known for developing such games as GT Legends and RACE. In GTR 3, the players get to drive licensed GT and WTCC class vehicles and participate in a series of races, held on well-depicted representations of real race tracks from all over the globe. In terms of the gameplay mechanics and driving physics, the game represents a high-quality execution also featured by the previous games developed by SimBin. GTR 3 delivers a realistic car physics simulation, which, together with user-friendly mechanics and a number of available facilitations, becomes accessible also for the beginner motor vehicle enthusiasts. The game features high-quality audiovisuals and includes both traditional single player, and multiplayer modes.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
A racing simulator developed by Kunos Simulazioni. Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official video game based on the license of Blancpain GT races organized by SRO Motorsports Group.
A racing game about downhill – a variation of extreme cycling which consists in riding down steep mountain slopes. The players can represent one of three teams and fight for the best results in monthly sum-ups.
Red Bull Air Race: The Game
Racing June 2018
A flight simulator based on the official license of Red Bull Air Race World Series, developed by Slightly Mad Studios. The famed tournament sees each pilot make a timed approach to a stunt course built from narrow checkpoints. The pilots use high-performance stunt planes such as Zivko Edge 540, MXR Technologies MX2, CAP 232 or Extra 300. Red Bull Air Race: The Game allows the players to experience the virtual recreation of each tournament, complete with real participants, airplanes, and locations. The game is arcade-oriented, yet contains a complex physics engine that makes piloting each plane a different experience.
Racing May 2018
A futuristic racing game in which the players pilot anti-gravity vehicles of immense speed and agility. The racers can lay traps as well as pick up afterburners and special abilities.
Power Drive 2000
A retro-futuristic racing game by Megacom Games. Power Drive 2000 presents a futuristic version of the year 2000, as visualized in the 80s science-fiction productions. Therefore, the streets of the cyberpunk city are lit up by bright neon lights, and we drive a super-fast sports car, Avenger 2000, which is equipped with an afterburner and an on-board AI. Power Drive 2000 offers a purely arcade driving model, while our task is to complete a race not quickly, but rather as spectacularly as possible. There are six game modes to choose from: Race Mode (racing a “ghost”), Collector Mode (collecting diamonds scattered on the street), Outrun Mode (a police chase), Vaporizer Mode (touching a barrier disintegrates the car) and Gauntlet Mode (an infinite race in which one has to avoid collisions). In any of these, we may play either alone or in multiplayer mode (over the Internet or in split-screen mode). All of the above is presented using attractive visuals which look vintage while employing modern effects.
Racing July 2018
An arcade top-down racing game. Eat My Dust! was developed by Immobile Games studio (Hopping Penguin and Master Archer 3D) for mobile platforms. The title is a typical example of the genre, featuring a light tone and vector graphics. The players can use several vehicles that are unlocked as they progress in the game. The tracks on which the races take place all feature desert scenery. Despite the fact of being short, they are filled with various ramps, traps, and destructible objects that make the races more interesting. The developers made sure that their game has simple, intuitive controls – the game uses automatic acceleration and auto-regenerating boost. The player must focus only on controlling the vehicle. Eat My Dust! offers both single- and multiplayer. The first mode offers many races against AI as part of the campaign, and time trials. As for the multiplayer mode, up to four players can play simultaneously.
Racing 31 March 2018
The Karters is an arcade racing game developed by the Polish developer Cmoar Studio. The game was inspired by Crash Team Racing from the PS One console. In the game, we control one of the dozen or so cartoonish characters available and take part in crazy races that take place in many various locations, such as jungle, sunny beach, dust-filled canyon, or wacky town. Driving model used in The Karters is far from being realistic. Instead, it focuses on pure fun and arcade controls. The overall design alludes to the classic arcade racers like Crash Team Racing or Mario Kart. Just like in those games, gameplay in The Karters is enriched by many cartoonish weapons and power-ups located all over the racing tracks. Along with single player and multiplayer, the game also offers the Battle Arena mode, where damaging your opponents' cars is number one objective.
Ridge Racer 8
Racing June 2018
Racing June 2018
A survival futuristic racing game. Distance is the debut production of Refract, a studio founded by the creators of Nitronic Rush, a well-received free racing game. The player sits behind the wheel of a futurist car that, apart from driving at insane speeds, can also fly, jump, rapidly rotate around its axis, and use afterburners. The tracks are full of imaginative traps and exploring them plays an important role, as well. Of course, the driving model is purely arcade, and while racing, we constantly perform wild stunts. Instead of circling around one route, we try to reach the end of the map as quickly as possible. Reaching the finish line is made easier by the gadgets mounted in the car that allow us to drive on ceilings and walls, among other things. Distance offers a number of varied modes for a single player and for multiplayer play. The developers have also prepared a powerful editor that lets users create their own tracks.