Welcome to a special series of VideoGamer.com's Top 10, where we bring you the essential genre by genre video game buyer's guide for Christmas and New Year. It'll run every Thursday from now until the end of the 2008 holiday break, so, whether you're looking for some family video game ideas to get you through those boring Christmas get-togethers or some top sports games to spend that holiday cash on, look no further than VideoGamer.com. In the third of the series, we look at the Top 10 Racing Games. And don't forget, if you need more info on any of these titles, just click on it for a full review.
10. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, PS2 and Xbox.
One of the older games in the Top 10, but well worth its inclusion. As I said in the review last year, "Rockstar's street racer is still one of the most entertaining arcade racing experiences available on consoles," and that holds true today. MC3 might not have the visuals of the modern racers, but it still features some of the most impressive city racing around. Remix was released at a budget price and with even more content than the original. You can't go wrong.
9. SEGA Rally, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
SEGA had a lot of pressure on its when SEGA Rally for next-gen systems was announced. The track deformation seemed like a gimmick and the structure seemed rather archaic compared to modern racers. They managed to pull it off though, delivering one of the best arcade racers of 2007. As I said in the review: "for those that get to grips with the driving dynamics and can tolerate the bare-bones structure, SEGA Rally is a fine re-imagining of a classic racing series."