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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by PaulEMoz » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:22 pm

My favourite, the one I've had the most fun playing, is Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, on the PS2.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Rinoa » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:53 pm

For me it would have to be Burnout Paradise.

I also love the Mario Kart series (except the SNES version), Chocobo Racing, and the Wipeout series.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Ingrisser » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:52 pm

Super Mario Kart is the best racing game I have ever played, because in '92 the Blue Shell weapon wasn't invented yet.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:34 pm

Grand Prix 2 or 4 were fantastic - but I'd have to go for Grid and umm the Trackmania series.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Playstation: Ridge Racer.
X-Box: Burnout.
Arcade: Daytona.
Amiga: Stuntcar Racer.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Uaithne » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:25 pm

If you're talking 'Simulator' style, I'd have to go with rFactor ... So many mods out there for it. Used to love racing in one of our local leagues. Also saw it being used as a simulator at Bathurst in October.

As for arcade games I'd say Daytona USA - still love playing a few rounds on this (if I can find a cabinet). That being said, it's easier for me to sit down and play OutRunners at home.

As for modern console games, I'd be going with Forza 3 or 4, or perhaps the original DiRT. Haven't tried F1 2011 yet, but if it has as many little bugs as F1 2010 or makes my eyes as itchy as its predecessor did, I probably wouldn't be interested. V8 Supercars 3 (Australian name for one of the Race Driver games) is always a hit with a few friends - especially competing around the Bathurst track while camped at the actual event.

For older consoles I'd be going along with Rock N Roll Racing or Super Off Road, or even Activision's Grand Prix on the Atari 2600.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by geeksleek » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:36 pm

I gotta throw in two classics from the SNES. Biker Micers From Mars and Rock N Roll Racing. There was also a game on the Dreamcast that I really liked. I've been trying to figure out what it was for years but I don't remember anything about it other than the fact that I liked it :lol:
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by ulala » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:20 am

no one has mentioned Race Driver: Grid or PGR4 - two fantastic racers of this generation.
or F1 on the playstation1?

My all time favourite would be Mario Kart: Double Dash

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Mootown » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:04 am

Burnout 2, Wip3out, Sega Rally, Outrun 1+2, Daytona, Gran Turismo 1 + 4 and I have a soft spot for Motorhead on PS1 as well.
Those are my personal faves, wouldn't like to pick just one but if I was forced at knife point I'd probably go with Sega Rally.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Mootown » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:04 am

Oh or Mario Kart 64 :)

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by thebear » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:23 am

Hot-Rod arcade (only with you and 3 mates tho)
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by ahb » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:43 am

kart racing: crash team racing (ps1)

car racing: colin mcrae rally (ps1)

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Seadog74 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:37 am

Blimey, loads to choose from.
GTi Club, Rage Racer, Burnout 3. Crazy Cars 3, Lotus 2, Continental Circus and Super Hang-on.
One of them probably.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by ZXJacob » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:59 am

So difficult to choose, I will go with....

Pole Position - Arcade ( First one I ever played, hearing 'prepare to qualify' makes me feel all warm inside. It takes me back to Pontins Prestatyn circa 1988 -89)

Continental Cicus - Same feeling as above, only a few years after

Stunt Car Racer - even on the speccy this game was amazing :D

Colin Mcrae 1 on the PS1 - A true WOW moment for me, I will never stop returning to this one. In fact I played it only last night!

Colin Mcrae DiRT - Never has a game given me the impression of high speed more than this one. Great tracks, Great Vehicles.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Garry » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:19 am

back in the day? probably super monaco on the megadrive got the most play from me, though turbo racing on the nes was pretty good
in the more modern era, i would have to say Metropolis Street Racer on the dreamcast was probably the last racing game i played over and over.
Been meaning to pick up a new racer on the latest machines, but which one??
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