Developer: Nadeo, released: August 2011, trackmania 2 is split into three different games, Stadium, Valley, and Canyon.
As well as be happy desktop background being stunning to look at, Dirt Rally features beautiful lighting and weather effects that make it all the more engrossing.
It takes a lot of fiddling to find the exact difficulty and realism settings that are right for you, and the career mode isn't much to write home about.Our criteria: This list tries to strike a balance between high-fidelity racing sims, "sim-lite" racing games that balance realism with approachability, and action-oriented arcade racers.The hectic, combat-focused racing features a wide variety of weapons and tracks, and plenty of game modes to keep the party rolling.The ultra-realism of a game like iRacing and the cartoonish chaos of Burnout: Paradise have nothing in common except this: when you're racing to the final corner, wheel-to-wheel with your last rival, you are utterly lost in that moment.While there are plenty more realistic racing games out there, few are as satisfying as Codemaster's Grid.Platform: XBox One Other upcoming racing games GT7 Gran Turismo 7 is still under development, the release date is still unknown but multiple sources say it will come in 2016 or 2017.New to the game is the wet-weather racing.The game will soon be available on XBox One and PlayStation 4 in 2016 thanks to 505 Games.RFactor 2 Its one of the earliest sim-racing games with experienced developers who have been involved in military projects from as early as the 90s.At least until EA turns the servers off.Developer: Codemasters Southam Released: May 2011 Rally racing is a contest between driver and a narrow, twisting ribbon of country road that is doing its best to kill the driver.
Pick a series you want to race and buying the whole pack: that gets you all the cars and tracks you need to enjoy.
It's not a cheap habit, but it will please serious racers.
Update: Forza Horizon 3 has newly topped our list of the best racing games you can play.Pulling off the perfect 'Scandi Flick' is immensely satisfying, and gives players a sense of reward that's difficult to come by in less enduring racers.Its fiddly customizability ultimately works in its favor as it becomes a game that will grow alongside your skills.While it takes a fair amount of fiddling to get the AI and difficulty settings set right, one you've found the sweet spot, Project Cars can keep you on the edge of your seat for hours at a time (particularly if you take on one-too-many.Project cars has served up a lot of great races but, most importantly, it is always an amazing drive.Noteworthy, the game has been praised for its excellent graphics.It doesn't have any licensed cars, so instead it features car-archetypes that crumple into gut-wrenchingly violent wrecks.Its graphics have been praised but its environment considered lifeless.RFactor 2, like its predecessor, just keeps growing after launch as new car and track packs come out across all kinds of different series.Driveclub is a PlayStation 4 racing game released in 2014, it focuses on road racing and uses the concept of clubs where gamers can create teams of six people and join challenges together.Still, the minimalism suits Assetto Corsa's mission: it's about driving as cleanly and skillfully as possible on the very outside edge of performance.The multiplayer mode allows for clubs and interaction with real-life players through online races.Dirt Rally is a proper rally game that does away with so many of the arcade touches that have seeped into the series over the year.