Top PC Racing Games of All Time
Is there anything more satisfying than swinging the backend of a Lamborghini around a sweeping bend, putting your foot to the floor and racing past the rest of the pack with driving music pumping through the radio? Probably not. But which games do it best?
While it may have given way to the console scene in recent years, PC was once the home of racing games. Before your Gran Turismos and your Forza Motorsports started leading the way on console, it was the PC that was the go-to device for many budding petrolheads, with Geoff Crammond's F1 sims fondly remembered by some as the leaders of the pack.
And there have been loads of great racers in the years since, too, with Codemasters and Criterion creating some excellent arcade racers with DiRT and Need For Speed, and the simulation scene continuing in the shape of GTR and Assetto Corsa. Here's the top 30 racing games of all-time.
F1 2014 contains the same fun and exciting racing as the rest of the series, but sadly also contains the same UI, cutscenes and animations, too, while lacking the Classic Content of 2013.
Codemasters continues to juxtapose thrilling driving with a distinct lack of ways to race with a disappointing new-gen debut for Formula One.
By no means perfect, but the handling and wet weather racing really makes Evolution GT stand out from the crowd.
Regardless of that feeling of déjà vu, Carbon is another solid racer from EA, and the Auto-Sculpt feature is absolutely fantastic.
At times it seems as though Eden tried to make the experience tedious, but it's possible to get hooked exploring the expansive island locations.
There's a scrappy little multiplayer brawler to be had with DiRT Showdown
There's just enough style in F1 Race Stars to make it stand on its own.
Autosport feels like a game made purely for the GRID fanbase. A great variety of racing disciplines and true wheel-to-wheel action, Autosport does a good job of returning the series to form.
Awesome Level Max includes some excellent action that is worth the price tag if you're itching for some more Trials Fusion, but sadly the Awesome Adventure isn't nearly as expansive or interesting.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is not only the best Need For Speed title in some time, but also one of the best racers period.