GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)
by SerialCeler » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:36 am

Alvin's last minute votes turned out to be important.

Start your engines, here's the top 10 racing games of all time as voted for by members of GRcade.

Quick results
1. F-Zero GX
2. Diddy Kong Racing
3= Burnout 3: Takedown
3= Mario Kart 8
5. F-Zero X
6. Mario Kart 64
7. Driveclub
8. Burnout 2: Point of Impact
9= Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
9= Project Gotham Racing 2
9=Wipeout HD


1st
F-Zero GX
Developer: Amusement Vision, Publisher: Nintendo
First released: GameCube, 2003


2nd
Diddy Kong Racing
Rare, Nintendo
Nintendo 64, 1997


3rd=
Burnout 3: Takedown
Criterion Games, Electronic Arts
PlayStation2, Xbox, 2004


3rd=
Mario Kart 8
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
Wii U, 2014

Available now

5th
F-Zero X
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
Nintendo 64, 1998


6th
Mario Kart 64
Nintendo EAD, Nintendo
Nintendo 64, 1996

Available on Wii U Virtual Console

7th
Driveclub
Evolution Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment
PlayStation 4, 2014

Available now

8th
Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Criterion Games, Acclaim
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, 2002


9th=
Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
Codemasters / Supersonic Software, Codemasters
SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Gear, 1994


9th=
Project Gotham Racing 2
Bizarre Creations, Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox, 2003


9th=
Wip3out HD
SCE Studio Liverpool, Sony Computer Entertainment
PlayStation 3, 2008


Bubbling under: Project Gotham Racing 4 (Xbox 360, 2007)

133 games nominated, 40 voters, 396 total votes.

Thanks for voting!

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:33 am

What a list :datass:

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by jawafour » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:23 am

That's a marvellous collection of racing titles! I'm delighted to see that Burnout 2 made it into the top 10... and even more so that Wipeout HD earned itself a place. That really is a gem.

Thanks for compiling these latest GRecommends, Celer - they're fun to take part in and they also serve up a few forgotten games that are tempting to re-visit :toot: .

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:43 am

I am important. :D

Top list!

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Pedz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:28 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:I am important. :D

Top list!


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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Yulehide » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:47 pm

No Ridge Racer Type 4 or Outrun 2.

For sheme GRCade.

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by SerialCeler » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:10 am

jawafour wrote:Thanks for compiling these latest GRecommends, Celer - they're fun to take part in and they also serve up a few forgotten games that are tempting to re-visit :toot: .


No problem. One of the things I enjoy about it is learning about games I have never even heard of (Splashdown 2: Rides Gone Wild, for example).

As someone mentioned, the Xbox 360 was a beast for racing games. At the time I never really thought of the N64 as a racing console (compared to its direct rival the PlayStation, for example). But looking more closely, you've got: Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart 64, F-Zero X, Snowboard Kids, Mickey's Speedway USA, Wave Race 64, Excitebike 64, Beetle Adventure Racing, Hydro Thunder, Micro Machines 64, Ridge Racer 64, Wipeout 64, Destruction Derby 64, the F1 World Grand Prix series, the Extreme G series, the Top Gear series and the Rush series :datass:

I was a little surprised Gran Turismo didn't poll better. They were critically acclaimed at the time and the nostalgia factor too.

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by jawafour » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:25 am

SerialCeler wrote:...At the time I never really thought of the N64 as a racing console (compared to its direct rival the PlayStation, for example). But looking more closely, you've got...

Absolutely, dude. It's generally perceived that "the N64 has no racing gaems"... but there are a lot of great speed titles. I, too, was surprised at the lack of Gran Turismo; I'm not a fan of simulation-style racers, but that series was massively popular.

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Trelliz » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:43 pm

jawafour wrote:I, too, was surprised at the lack of Gran Turismo; I'm not a fan of simulation-style racers, but that series was massively popular.


I think "was" is the key word here. Polyphony are the most glacial racing developer I've ever seen; they take so long making a game that by the time they eventually release a new version it's already outdated. Kazunori Yamauchi has stated at least once that he doesn't play other racing games. In the many years between instalments other racing brands have flourished and the more serious side of racing games has withered away. GT6 was the second worst-selling title in the series, ahead only of the PSP game. And despite all of this its Evolution who get shut down :fp:.

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Lotus » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:35 pm

I'd echo the thanks of jawa, SerialCeler. There's a lot of hidden effort/time that goes into lists like these, so thanks - they're fun to read through/take part in.

It's a shame how far Gran Turismo has fallen, used to be the king. Those replays in GT1. :wub:

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by Qikzen » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:00 pm

Daytona not on there? Disgusting list!

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by AndyXMAS » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:21 pm

Great list.

Long live the arcade racer :-)

Not a single sim on there...Just how it should be :toot:

Just a shame that at least half the studios making these games are gone:

Bizarre
Evolution
Liverpool
Criterion
Rare (not really making racing games any more).

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:24 am

Can't really argue with that list, especially as MK8 is the top MK and DKR beats even that B)

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by Christmas Name Change » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:31 pm

Loving that list.

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PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (Results revealed, p6)
by Dick Thornburg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:49 pm

F-Zero supremacy. :datass:

Good list all round though.

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by Preezy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:51 pm

No MK: Double Dash :|

strawberry float this world.

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by Pedz » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Preezy wrote:No MK: Double Dash :|

strawberry float this world.


Why would the worst Mario Kart be on the list?

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by Preezy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:01 pm

Pedz wrote:
Preezy wrote:No MK: Double Dash :|

strawberry float this world.


Why would the worst Mario Kart be on the list?

Because it's the only one I've played 8-)

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by Pedz » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:01 pm

Terrible.

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by Preezy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:03 pm

I lie, I played one on the N64 a few times with a kid at school who was a bit of a bully. The arena mode was pretty fun (something to do with balloons), but I've never been a fan of the series.

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