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Top 5 racing games (or series) of all Time

Postby Air Commander Starscream » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:09 pm

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As the title says...list your top 5 racing games (or series). This can stretch back as far as you want too.

1.) Burnout Series (X Box, X Box 360)
2.) Testdrive Unlimited (X box 360)
3.) Forza Motorsport (X Box)
4.) San Fransisco Rush (N64)
5.) RalliSport Challenge 2 (X Box)

The Burnout Series is just a sweet unrealistic fast pace genre. I love tearing up the streets but the series really only good at #3. There is just so much driving destruction and fast pass that it got my #1.

Testdrive Unlimited is just a totally new game and idea. One thing I likes about GTA SA is that you had a huge map to drive on. Testdrive Unlimited has the entire big Island of Hawaii mapped out, you can drive on everystreet and every highway. There are like 70+ cars you can buy and just so many other features. You can buy houses to store your cars in, race, deliver packages (time based), deliver people (time based) do speed challenges and deliver cars without a scratch while having to go 15+ miles in traffic. IGN said the game isnt fun unless your on Live, I havent had been on Live with this game and it has kept me entertained for about a month and a half.

Forza Motorsport was Microsofts answer to Gran Turismo. The playing style is very realistic and has all the perks of Gt...only there are cars you actually want to drive. One thing I really loved about this game was the total freedom to design the paint scheme for your car. From decals to tribal designs you can put it all on your car. I had a lot of fun with this game.

San Fransisco Rush is just one of those old school classic games. You could do so much in it and do all kinds of crazy stunts. Another thing I loved about the game was all of the secrets you could find. The body damage was also something new for its time.

Finally I come down to RalliSport Challenge 2 which IMO is the best Ralli game out there. It is just so realistic and has the 3 different types of Ralli. You can race on pavement, off road or on snow. And you have a real life co pilot guy telling you how the turn is coming if its left or right, if its medium to hard. It's just a fun Ralli game to get into.
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Postby Phategod1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:19 pm

What NO Gran Turismo you fanboy
1. Gran Turismo 4
2. Burnout 3
3. Metropolis Street Racer
4. World Driver Championship
5. PGR 3
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Postby Duke of Luns » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:33 pm

The only racing games I've ever really cared about was....

The Mario Kart series :grin: .
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Postby Shadowman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:38 pm

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It is nothing short of Sin that the Gran Turismo series wasn't included in that list.

GT4 has graphics comparable to the 360, and it was only on the PS2.

Not to mention it practically created the entire Driving Simulator genre.
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Postby Autobobby1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:50 pm

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Duke of Luns wrote:The Mario Kart series :grin: .


I second that. Racing speed with Nintendo characters and fun.
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Postby TheMuffin » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:56 pm

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Only problem being that no car handled like a real car does. Going around a slight curve at 40mph does not cause you to pull six donuts. The physics in all of the GT games were insanely off and really loose feeling. I honestly hate GT with a passion.

1. Super Mario Kart
2. Burnout 3
3. Need For Speed (series)
4. Project Gotham 3
5. Crash Team Racing
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Postby Autobobby1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:55 pm

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Zuko wrote:1. Super Mario Kart


You've never played Double Dash or DS, have you? They're WAAAAAY better.
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Postby TheMuffin » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:16 pm

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Autobobby1 wrote:
Zuko wrote:1. Super Mario Kart


You've never played Double Dash or DS, have you? They're WAAAAAY better.


I've played the one on Gamecube and it was terrible. The courses we're very poorly designed.
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Postby Bruciarsi » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:53 pm

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1. GranTurismo series
2. Need for speed series
3. GTA series - not a driver by design but works for me.
4. .... only can think of 3 at the moment
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Postby Air Commander Starscream » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:52 am

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Duke of Luns wrote:The only racing games I've ever really cared about was....

The Mario Kart series :grin: .


Ohhhhh Snap! I forgot about Mario Kart 64...that was another kick ass game that I could play for hours...I also had Mario Kart Double Dash but the original was just so good.
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Postby Gameovermus Prime » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 am

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