Love them or loathe them, computer games have become insanely popular over the last few decades, causing a ripple effect of technological advancements. Thanks to driving simulators, video games consoles and even more recently, Virtual Reality, driving games have gone from strength to strength, becoming more realistic with each passing release.
The article below lists and compares five of our favourites. With so many games out there we only focused on these titles, apologies if we’ve missed out any of your go to games!
The semi-sim racing series threw a new and inspiring take on an ageing series upon its first release. An open world simulator allowing players to continuously enjoy various events, tracks and races in a massive selection of various vehicles.
Featuring high-quality graphics and a continuously expanding list of tasks and open-world possibilities, Forza, is a fantastic series!
The first release of this epic franchise SET.THE.BAR. The original Driver release saw players doing exactly what the game suggested… Driving. Allowing you to complete driving tasks, encouraging you to drive correctly and ultimately evolving into a stuntman’s guide to parallel parking, Driver continued where other titles in the genre had left off.
Unfortunately, despite being a fantastic and highly respected game, Driver 3 or Driv3r took the series into a different battle and attempted to follow the path games like GTA had left behind. Never say never, but it looks like GTA won that battle…
A driving series that actively encourages you to purposely crash your car and to take your opponents off the road by any means necessary, beautiful! A series which has to have been developed for those suffering with road rage from the daily journeys to and from work
An enjoyable arcade-style series perfect for multiplayer gaming or simply releasing anger, Burnout has been a fantastic series but its encouragement of crashing and poor driving skills keep it from being the perfect driving video game.
Around since near the dawn of time, Gran Turismo despite its lack of consistency has on the whole been one of the industry-standard leaders for driving games for decades.
Allowing you to compete from amateur or more basic tracks and settings, all the way up to 24 hour long challenges and more, Gran Turismo have prioritised their need to be the ultimate driving simulator over the need for any add-ons or flashy gimmicks.
Need For Speed
The ultimate car customisation gaming franchise. If you’ve played any of their past titles you will perhaps already be aware of the greatest title within this series… Need For Speed: Underground 2. Just uttering this legendary game title conjures up mental images of Peugeots with spoilers and a whole heap of go-faster stripes!
These are only five out of a mass of incredible driving games series available to the public. Honourable mentions should also go to:
& Crash Team Racing
What do you think of our top 5? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments, successful arguments will result in the article being edited…