As technology develops and video games become more and more realistic, auto racing video games have only become better and more realistic. They’ve gone from a past time enjoyed by a select few, to an enjoyment that millions of people take part in across consoles, styles, titles, and topics.
From there, we can deduce a few of the best and most popular games of all time, and what are out currently, and see just what auto racing games and apps are truly popular and worthwhile for millions of people out there today.
Gran Turismo has sold 60 million copies, making it one of the most popular racing games in history, but it’s still going strong today. With a PlayStation console that features customizable cars, interesting and unique tracks, and many demos and mods to choose from, Gran Turismo is very much accessible for people of all ages and background who are looking for gaming’s best racing offering on the market.
Midnight Club is a game that can cross platforms and be played on multiple different technologies, and it’s got the option to drive both cars and motorcycles. It’s got interesting and visually appealing interfaces, with story lines that create an awesome and unique racing game that has thus far been popular, but surprisingly under-appreciated for what it entails and provides the gamer.
A bit of a non-traditional video game, MarioKart is one of the classics, with a great deal of attention paid to the Mario heroes like Yoshi, Koopa, Bowser, and of course, Mario and Luigi themselves. This classic keeps reinventing itself, and provides for players an amazing bit of nostalgia while still being a genuinely fun racing game to play today on SNES, XBox, or a variety of other platforms and gaming consoles.
Unique to the iPhone and other mobile phones and tablets, Real Racing provides a great customizable racing game that really strives to give a realistic quality to racing, and allows you to choose your own adventures with more than 45 vehicle options and all the capability you have come to expect from the iPhone, iTunes, and the App Store.
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is still a classic, and even though it’s evolved and innovated through the sale of more than 100 million units over time, it’s still as strong as ever. GTA not only broke record sales marks, but it provides a non-traditional look at racing, crime, and even missions that involve sometimes morally questionable deals. For people looking for the best and most unique, GTA is the way to go!
Need For Speed
Like GTA, Need For Speed is one of the most popular racing games on the planet, and has continued to develop a wonderful following online and on various consoles. It provides realistic cars, tracks, and racing seasons with fans and more, and uses intricate graphics to really bring a realistic feel to racing online.
Mitchell Carpenter covers gaming and software for a variety of tech sites and blogs. He also writes about software for sites like http://www.clickpointsoftware.com as well as news sites.