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

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:53 am
by SerialCeler
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Missed the previous GRecommends? You can find a list of previous votes and results in this carefully prepared document

At the suggestion of Ironhide, GRecommends will now be coming to you every two weeks although you will still have a month to get your votes in.

This time we're looking to come up with a list of the top 10 racing games of all time.

As always, the definition is up to you, but here's what Wikipedia has to say:

The racing video game genre is the genre of video games, either in the first-person or third-person perspective, in which the player partakes in a racing competition with any type of land, air, or sea vehicles. They may be based on anything from real-world racing leagues to entirely fantastical settings. In general, they can be distributed along a spectrum anywhere between hardcore simulations, and simpler arcade racing games.


So should be pretty straightforward for this category. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Will it be a simulation or arcade racer that takes the GRcade number one spot?

Just list your top 10 below (each counts for one vote, so ranking them isn't important). No compilations please, single releases only.

Voting is open for a month and closes on 16 October.

There is also still time to vote for your favourite first-person shooters too.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:06 am
by SerialCeler
Here's my top 10 to get started.

• Street Racer (SNES, 1994)
• Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (SNES, 1994)
• F-Zero X (N64, 1998)
• Snowboard Kids (N64, 1998)
• 1080° Avalanche (GameCube, 2003)
• Wave Race: Blue Storm (GameCube, 2001)
• F-Zero GX (GameCube, 2003)
• Mario Kart 8 (Wii U, 2014)
• Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox, 2004)
• Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360, 2010)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:19 am
by Trelliz
Its about damn time.

Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One)
Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)
Dirt Rally (PC)
F-Zero X (N64)
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage (PC)
Motorstorm Pacific Rift (PS3)
Motorstorm Apocalypse (PS3)
Carmageddon (PC)
Gran Turismo 3 (PS2)
Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:25 am
by GrinWithoutaKat
Micro Machines Turbo Tournament
Sega Rally Championship
WipeOut 2097
Gran Turismo
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Burnout 3: Takedown
Motorstorm
Forza 3
DiRT 3
Forza Horizon

Not so sure about the most recent entries, might come back an edit these.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 am
by Death's Head
I'm not a massive fan of this genre but if I had to choose:

Mario Kart (SNES)
WipeOut (PS3 version, whatever that is called)
F-Zero X (N64)
F-Zero GX (GC)
DriveClub (PS4)
Burnout 3 (various)

*edit* a couple more

Flatout (360)
Rock 'n roll racing (SNES)
Super Street Racer (SNES)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:39 am
by Pedz
In no particular order:

Micro Machines Turbo Tournament '96
Driveclub
F-Zero GX
Mario Kart 8
Test Drive Unlimited.
Mario Kart 64
Super Mario Kart
Road Rash (Saturn/PlayStation)
Carmageddon

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:48 am
by OrangeReindeer
My ten, on the platform I played them

Crash Team Racing (PS1)
Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (N64)
Snowboard Kids (N64)
Jak X (PS2)
F-Zero GX (GC)
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (PSP)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3)
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Portal (PC)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:07 pm
by Lotus
Burnout 2
F-Zero X
Diddy Kong Racing
Gran Turismo
OutRun 2
Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed
Race Driver: GRID
PGR 4
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
F-Zero GX

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:23 pm
by Dick Thornburg
Driveclub
Mario Kart 8
F-Zero GX
Burnout 3
Metropolis Street Racer
F-Zero X
WipEout (PS3)
Diddy Kong Racing
Sega Rally Championship (Arcade)
Mario Kart 64

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30 pm
by Trelliz
OrangeRakoon wrote:Portal (PC)


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Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:31 pm
by OrangeReindeer
It's a First Person Shooter Racing game

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:38 pm
by Ste
Super Mario Kart (Original and best)
Micro Machines 2 (The MD cart allowing you to plug in 2 more controllers for 4 players was amazing)
F-Zero X (Although GX looks amazing I prefer this. Think it handles better. Also has Death Race)
Wave Race Blue Storm (So pretty. Handled amazing)
1080 Avalanche (I loved the music on this. Again handled amazing)
PGR 2 (The first racer I enjoyed with proper cars)
Burnout 3: Takedown (Great online)
Outrun (first Xbox one)
PGR 4
Forza Horizon 2

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:53 pm
by Tomous
In no order:

F-Zero GX (GC)
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
Metropolis Street Racer (DC)
1080 Snowboarding (N64)
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (N64)
Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox)
Split/Second (360)
Wave Race: Blue Storm (GC)
Blur (360)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:57 pm
by jawafour
OrangeRakoon wrote:Portal (PC)

:lol: . I was gonna say that and you beat me to it :toot: . Maybe I'll get Dead Space included in this one.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:18 pm
by Harry Ellis
(No order)

Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)
My first LIVE experience. Played with Big Frank, Cora, Johnny Ryall and Parkreiner. :wub:

Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox)
I settled on eliminating its predecessor simply because Takedown improved upon it in almost every conceivable way. Takedown was absolutely immense.

F-Zero X (N64)
I racked up more hours on this game than any other N64 game, largely due to the TT and X Cup. The X Cup (random track generator) is probably the best invention in the racing genre, I'm amazed it hasn't been replicated more. Gotta love those first hairpin corners that send 20+ vehicles off the edge into oblivion. :lol:

F-Zero GX (GC)
Everything F-Zero should be. Slick, utopian, tough as nails and strawberry floating fast. I was utterly obsessed with this for months after it came out.

Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
Makes my list for it's single-player adventure. Is there anyone that doesn't love it?

Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Best game on the SNES for my money.

Mario Kart 64 (N64)
The ultimate local multiplayer racing experience.

SSX (PS2)
Me and my mate played this endlessly trying to get all the trick snapshots.

Trackmania United Forever (PC)
Played this online with another forum (now deceased) that I was part of. So many good memories.

Blur (PC)
I really enjoyed this. Nice variety, kind of a mish-mash of Ridge Racer and Wipeout. Kept me playing to the end.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:19 pm
by Trelliz
Drumstick wrote:Trackmania United Forever


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Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:19 pm
by Miguel007
#. 1080 Snowboarding (N64)
#. Burnout 3: Takedown (XBOX)
#. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
#. Downhill Domination (PS2)
#. F-Zero-GX (GC)
#. Mario Kart 8 (WII U)
#. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (XBOX 360)
#. Splashdown 2: Rides Gone Wild (No, Not the name of a Pr0n film but in fact a PS2 title) :lol:
#. Split/Second (XBOX 360)
#. Wave Race 64 (N64)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:06 pm
by Yulehide
Sadly another genre which I can no longer play much of in recent years.

Anyway here's my list.

  • Wipeout Pure (PSP)
  • Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
  • Rock & Roll Racing (Megadrive/SNES)
  • Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast (Xbox/PSP) - Xbox version was obviously better but playing it on PSP on a beach in France was a magical experience
  • Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS1)
  • PGR3 (360)
  • Gran Turismo 3 (PS2)
  • Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast)
  • Burnout 2 (Gamecube)
  • Carmageddon (PC)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:14 pm
by SerialCeler
Should I class OutRun 2 and Coast 2 Coast as the same game? Coast 2 Coast does have the extra stuff, but otherwise they are the same.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Racing games (nominate your favourites now, deadline 16 October)

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:27 pm
by OrangeReindeer
I didn't think they were the same game?