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Encyclopedia > Racing game

One of the more common uses of the term racing game is to describe a genre of computer and video games. Racing games are either in the first or third person perspective. They may be based on anything from real-world racing leagues to entirely fantastical settings, and feature any type of land, air, or sea vehicles. In general, they can be distributed along a spectrum anywhere between hardcore simulations, and simpler arcade racing games. A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... For other uses, see Snakes and ladders (disambiguation). ... For the pocket billiards game of the same name, see Cribbage (pool). ... Formula Dé is a board game that simulates formula racing (F1, CART, IRL). ... Race Game is a pencil and paper game. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Two Scalextric VW Beetles on track. ... Kyosho Inferno 1/8-scale buggy A radio controlled car is a powered model car driven from a distance by a hand-held radio transmitter which sends its control information to the cars onboard radio receiver. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Automobiles are among the most commonly used engine powered vehicles. ... This article is about the general term. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...

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History

The arcade title Gran Trak 10, released by Atari in 1974 is generally considered as the progenitor of the genre. In Gran Track 10, the player races against the clock to accumulate points. While challenging, it is not competition racing. True "racing" as we know it was started by the Namco game Pole Position in 1982. This time the player has AI cars to race against, and time limit to keep pushing the players to go faster. Pole Position is also the first game to be based on a real racing circuit. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Gran Trak 10 was a single-player racing arcade game released by Atari in 1974. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Racing games in general tend to drift toward the arcade side of reality, mainly due to hardware limitations, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. It is however untrue to say that there were no games considered simulations in their time.


In 1984 Geoff Crammond, later to develop the Grandprix series (Known collectively as GPX to its fanbase) produced what is considered the first attempt at a racing simulator, REVS, for the BBC Microcomputer. The game offered an unofficial, (and hence with no official team or driver names associated with the series} recreation of British Formula 3. The hardware capabilities limited the depth of the simulation and restricted it (Initially) to one track but it was far above any other games at the time in terms of detail. Geoff Crammond signing copies of Grand Prix 2 Geoff Crammond is a computer game designer who specialises in motor racing games. ... REVS is a 1984 Formula Three simulator written initially for the BBC Micro by Geoff Crammond that is notable for its realistic simulation of the sport and as a precursor to its authors later work on Formula One Grand Prix and its sequels. ...

Out Run (1986)

In 1986, Sega produced Out Run, one of the most graphically impressive game of its time. It used two Motorola 68000 CPUs for its 2D sprite-based driving engine, and it became an instant classic that spawned many sequels. Image File history File links Screenshot from the arcade game Out Run. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from the arcade game Out Run. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ...


In 1987, Namco produced Final Lap, the first arcade game that allowed multiple machines to be linked so you can have multiplayer races. In the same year, Atari produced Road Blasters, a driving game that also involved a bit of shooting. Final Lap is a video game released by Namco and Atari Games (for the Americas) in 1987 which was the unofficial sequel to the popular Pole Position games. ... RoadBlasters is an arcade game released by Atari. ...


In 1988, Atari introduced Hard Drivin', the first arcade driving game that included force feedback as well as 3D polygonal graphics. This is the first game where the wheel actually fights you as you take harder/faster turns. It also featured a crash replay camera view that plays back your biggest crashes. Hard Drivin is an arcade game that invite players to test drive a high-powered sports car on a stunt course. ...


In 1990 the now defunct Papyrus Design Group produced their first attempt at a racing Simulator, the critically acclaimed Indianapolis 500: The Simulation. Accurately replicating the 1989 Indianapolis 500 grid it offered advanced (For its time) 3D graphics, setup options, car failures and handling. It was later almost forgotten with the success of Crammond's F1GP but to this day many argue that it boasted superior graphics to the 1992 title. Papyrus Design Group, Inc. ... Game screenshot Formula One Grand Prix (known as World Circuit in the United States) is a computer game released in 1992 by MicroProse for the Amiga and PC created by game designer Geoff Crammond. ...


In 1992 Sim Racing gained a new champion in the shape of World Circuit, developed by Geoff Crammond's group Simergy. It boasted unparalleled detail and a full recreation of the cars and circuits of the 1991 Formula One World Championship, though as with REVS it was not granted an official license by the series, thus teams and drivers were renamed (Though could all be changed back to their real names using the Driver/Team selection menu) with Ayrton Senna becoming Carlos Sanchez and so forth.

On the other end of the spectrum Sega produced Virtua Racing. While not the first game with 3D graphics (see REVS), it was able to combine the best features of games at the time, along with multiplayer machine linking and clean 3D graphics to produce a game that was above and beyond the arcade market standard of its time. Also Nintendo broke new ground by introducing the Mario Kart series on the SNES with Super Mario Kart. Using the familiar characters from the Mario franchise, the game not only departed from the realism paradigm by using small karts for the players to drive, but also featured bright, colourful environments and allowed the players to pick up power-ups to improve performance or hamper other racers. This franchise also spawned multiple sequels. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screenshot From MAME Made By Myself Offensiveandconfusing 05:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screenshot From MAME Made By Myself Offensiveandconfusing 05:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ... Super Mario Kart is the first video game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. ...

In 1993, Namco struck back with Ridge Racer, and thus began the polygonal war of driving games. Sega struck back in 1994 with Daytona USA, while Midway introduced Crusin' USA. Atari didn't join the 3D craze until 1997, when it introduced San Francisco Rush. Image File history File links DaytonaUSA_4. ... Image File history File links DaytonaUSA_4. ... Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ... Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. ... San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (also known as San Francisco Rush and Rush) is an arcade racing game set in San Francisco, California. ...


In 1996, Konami introduced GTI Club which allowed free roaming of the environment - something of a revolution that had only been done in 3D before in Hard Drivin'. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hard Drivin is an arcade game that invite players to test drive a high-powered sports car on a stunt course. ...


By 1997, the typical PC was capable of matching an arcade machine in terms of graphical quality, mainly due to the introduction of first generation 3D accelerators such as 3DFX Voodoo. Indeed, PC games are even more inventive than their arcade cousins as they are not required to force the players to feed more and more quarters. The faster CPUs were capable of simulating increasingly realistic physics, car control, and graphics. Colin McRae Rally was introduced in 1998 to the PC world, and was a successful semi-simulation of the world of rally driving (previously only available in Sega's less serious Sega Rally Championship). Motorhead, a PC game, was later adapted back to arcade. Colin McRae Rally is a racing video game series developed and published by Codemasters for the PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, Xbox 360 and N-Gage. ... Sega Rally redirects here. ... Motorhead is a video game published in 1998 by Gremlin Interactive (Europa) and Fox Interactive (USA). ...


In 1998 Gran Turismo was released for the PlayStation, and has since become one of the most popular racing franchises ever, with the series selling more than 44 million copies worldwide. The series combined fairly realistic racing with playability, enabling players of all skill levels to play. Gran Turismo Gran Turismo (commonly abbreviated to GT or GT1) is a racing game designed by Kazunori Yamauchi. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ...


The year 1999 marked a change of games into more "free form" worlds. Midtown Madness and Driver for the PC allow the player to explore a simplified version of the city of Chicago using a variety of vehicles and any path that they desire. In the arcade world, Sega introduced Crazy Taxi, where you are a taxi driver that needed to get the client to the destination in the shortest amount of time. A similar game also from Sega is Emergency Ambulance Driver, with almost the same game play (pick up patient, drop off at hospital, as fast as possible). Games are becoming more and more realistic visually. Some arcade games are now featuring 3 screens to provide a surround view. For the racing series, see Midtown Madness (series) Midtown Madness is a free roam racing/arcade game, first in the Midtown Madness series, developed by Microsoft Game Studios and Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego). ... Driver: You Are the Wheelman, better known as Driver, is a 1999 video game developed by Reflections Interactive, who had earlier hits with Destruction Derby on the early years of the PlayStation. ... Crazy Taxi is a video game developed by Hitmaker and published by Sega. ...


There is a wide gamut of driving games ranging from simple action-arcade racers like Mario Kart Double Dash (for the Nintendo Gamecube) and Nick Toon Racers to ultra-realistic simulators like NASCAR Revolution, rFactor, Live for Speed and Grand Prix Legends to sci-fi racers and everything in between. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is a video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube video game console. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... rFactor is a computer racing simulator designed with the ability to run any type of four-wheeled vehicle from street cars to open wheel cars of any era. ... Live for Speed (LFS) is an online racing simulator developed by a three person team comprising Scawen Roberts, Eric Bailey, and Victor van Vlaardingen. ... Grand Prix Legends (nicknamed GPL) is a computer racing simulator developed by Papyrus Design Group and published in 1998 by Sierra Entertainment. ...


General genres

Racing simulators

Main article: Sim racing

Simulation style racing games strive to convincingly replicate the handling of an automobile. They often license real cars or racing leagues, but will use fantasy cars built to resemble real ones if unable to acquire them. Sim (simulated) racing is the collective term for computer software (i. ... Car redirects here. ...


Although these racing simulators are specifically built for people with a high grade of driving skill, it is not uncommon to find aids that can be enabled from the game menu. The most common aids are traction control (TC), anti-lock brakes, steering assistance, damage resistance, clutch assistance, automatic gearbox, etc. This softens the learning curve for the difficult handling characteristics of most racing cars. Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ... An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the car or truck moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ...


The Formula One World Championship has a fan base all over the world and is one of the racing series with the most simulation adaptations. F1 redirects here. ...


Some of these racing simulators are customizable, as game fans have decoded the tracks, cars and executable files. Large internet communities have grown around the simulators regarded as the most realistic and many websites host internet championships.


Arcade racers

Arcade style racing games put fun and a fast-paced experience above all else, as cars usually compete through odd ways. They often license real cars and leagues, but are equally open to more exotic settings and vehicles. Races take place on highways, windy roads or in cities; they can be multiple-lap circuits or point-to-point, with one or multiple paths (sometimes with checkpoints), or other types of competition, like demolition derby, jumping or testing driving skills. Popular arcade racers are the Daytona USA series, the Rush series, the Cruis'n Series and the classic Out Run. A demolition derby under way at the Greenwich, Ohio Firemens Festival, 2005 Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals. ... Daytona USA is a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1993 for Japan and 1994 worldwide. ... Rush is the title of a series of arcade racing games that is known for its high-flying jumps and multiple shortcuts. ... Cruisn USA is racing game released in 1994 at the arcades developed by Midway Games and Nintendo. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ...


Over the last three years there has been a trend of new street racing; imitating the import scene, one can tune sport compacts and sports cars and race them on the streets. The most widely known ones are the Need for Speed: Underground series, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Street Racing Syndicate, Burnout and Juiced. Street racing is a form of unsanctioned and illegal auto racing which takes place on public roads. ... The Import scene or Import racing scene refers to the subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars (commonly referred to as imports), especially those of Japanese brands, for street racing in foreign countries. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Hot hatch. ... 1963 Jaguar E-Type, a classic sports car 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was based upon European sports cars A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving. ... Need for Speed: Underground is a racing video game, developed and published by Electronic Arts in 2003. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Juiced is a series of racing games developed by Juice Games and published by THQ. 2005 - Juiced 2006 - Juiced: Eliminator 2007 - Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Juiced (unpublished acclaim version) Lamborghini ...


List of racing game sub-genres

On the road

Simulation-style racing games

Racing games that are more focused on realism.

The EA Sports F1 Series consists of five racing simulation games based on Formula One motorsport. ... F1 redirects here. ... Grand Prix Legends (nicknamed GPL) is a computer racing simulator developed by Papyrus Design Group and published in 1998 by Sierra Entertainment. ... The 1967 Formula One season was the 18th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Game screenshot Formula One Grand Prix (known as World Circuit in the United States) is a computer game released in 1992 by MicroProse for the Amiga and PC created by game designer Geoff Crammond. ... Grand Prix 2, sometimes known as GP2, is a racing simulator released by MicroProse in 1996. ... Grand Prix 3 is a computer racing simulator by MicroProse. ... Grand Prix 4, commonly known as GP4 was released for the PC on October 9, 2002, is currently the last Formula 1 racing simulator released by the developer Geoff Crammond and the MicroProse label. ... GT Legends is a sports car racing simulator developed by Simbin for the x86 PC. It is based on the FIA Historic Racing Championships for GTC and TC cars of the 1960s and 1970s. ... GTR is a sports car racing simulator developed by Simbin for the x86 PC. An Xbox version was announced very early on, but never materialized. ... GTR2 is a sports car racing simulator developed by Blimey! Games Ltd. ... Live for Speed (LFS) is an online racing simulator developed by a three person team comprising Scawen Roberts, Eric Bailey, and Victor van Vlaardingen. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... RACE is a racing simulator computer game based on the World Touring Car Championship released in November 2006. ... RACE 07 is a racing simulator computer game from SimBin Studios. ... The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is an international Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. The first WTCC, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held in 1987 concurrent to the long-running European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). ... The NASCAR Racing series of video games, developed by Papyrus, started in 1994 and ended with the release of NASCAR 4 in 2001 and two expansion packs (released in 2002 and 2003 respectively). ... The correct title of this article is . ... Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... Racer (in full: Racer Free Car Simulation) is a free racing simulator that runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Although Racer started out as a driving simulator, it also has features that are usually seen in racing games, such as racing against AI cars, or against human... Rally Trophy is a historic PC rally simulation, created by Bugbear Entertainment and JoWood Productions. ... Look up rally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... rFactor is a computer racing simulator designed with the ability to run any type of four-wheeled vehicle from street cars to open wheel cars of any era. ... Richard Burns Rally (commonly referred to as RBR) is a PC/PS2/Xbox/Gizmondo racing simulator, published by SCi and developed by Warthog with advice of World Rally Championship driver Richard Burns. ... X Motor Racing (XMR) is an racing simulator with next generation physics model developed by an Indie game developer Exotypos. ...

Semi-simulation-style racing games

These games are neither simulators nor arcade racers; they stand in the middle of the spectrum.

Forza Motorsport is a racing simulator video game developed by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox gaming system. ... Project Gotham Racing (initialised PGR) is a franchise of racing video games developed by Bizarre Creations and is published by Microsoft. ... Colin McRae Rally is a racing video game series developed and published by Codemasters for the PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, Xbox 360 and N-Gage. ... Enthusia Professional Racing is a racing game for the PlayStation 2. ... Formula One 2005 Formula One is a series of computer and video games originally created by Psygnosis and more recently Studio Liverpool. ... Gran Turismo is Italian and Spanish for grand touring or grand tourisme. ... Sega GT, released as Sega GT Homologation Special (SegaGT ホモロゲーションスペシャル) in Japan, the 17th of February 2000, is a semi-simulation oriented racing game for the Dreamcast. ... Speed Racer is the title of an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach Go Go Go ) which centered around automobile racing. ... Stunt Race FX (Wild Trax in Japan) is a cartoonish 3D racing video game produced by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo console system that was the second game to use Super FX chip. ... Test Drive Unlimited is an arcade-style racing game that features over 125 licensed sports cars and motorcycles and a terrain modeled after the Hawaiian island of Oahu that features some 1000 miles of roads and highways. ... TOCA is a racing video game series developed and published by Codemasters, initially focusing specifically on Touring car racing but more recently expanding to cover a wide variety of motorsport. ... Viper Racing is a Dodge-licensed 3D car racing game, released in 1998 on the Windows PC platform. ...

Arcade-style racing games

Racing games that are not focused on realism.

Street racing games

Truck racing games

  • Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing
  • Hard Truck and Hard Truck II
  • Also Super PickUps and Super Trucks

Motorcycle racing games

Kart racing games

Kart racers, popularized by (and often credited to) the Mario Kart series, are a style of racing game that introduces the ability to pick up items during the race, and use them to boost one's performance in a race, or to attack other players and hamper their progress. Like arcade racers, kart racers feature simple racing physics and imaginative environments to race in. For the motor company, see Lamborghini. ... Auto Modellista (アウトモデリスタ, rough italian for car designer) is a racing game developed and published by Capcom, first released on Sony PlayStation 2, and subsequently, on Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Burnout is a series of high-speed racing games for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and GameCube game consoles. ... Carmageddon is the first of a series of graphically violent driving-oriented video games produced by Stainless Games, published by Interplay and SCi. ... Cruisn USA, the first game in the Cruisn series For the album, see Cruisin Cruisn is a racing video game series made by Midway Games. ... Daytona USA is a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1993 for Japan and 1994 worldwide. ... Enduro is an Atari 2600 game designed by Larry Miller and published by Activision in 1983 and on the Activision Anthology release in 2002. ... FlatOut (a. ... FlatOut 2 is a racing video game developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games. ... For other uses, see Initial D (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Initial D (disambiguation). ... The first game in series (Amiga) Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, and Lotus 3: The Ultimate Challenge were pseudo-3D racing games by Gremlin Graphics developed for the Amiga and then converted for Sega Genesis and PC, released in the early 1990s. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ... Pimp My Ride is a racing game genre created by Activision. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rad Racer, known as Highway Star in Japan on the Famicom, was a racing game made for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ... Rush is the title of a series of arcade racing games that is known for its high-flying jumps and multiple shortcuts. ... Screamer is an arcade style racing game for the PC, released in 1995. ... Sega Rally redirects here. ... Side by Side ) is the franchise for a popular 1990s touge racing game series whose name changed to Battle Gear ) in the 2000s. ... Battle Gear 3 (バトル・ギア3) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... Super Cars is a top-view racing game, stylistically influenced by Super Sprint, from Gremlin Interactive, who later produced the Lotus series of games. ... TrackMania is a successful series of arcade racing games for Windows, which include stunting with cars, track-building, elements from puzzle games, as well as elements testing the players dexterity. ... Upn Down is a 1983 arcade game developed and published by Sega. ... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... The WMMT cards. ... This article is about a series of video games. ... This article is about the video game series. ... Speed Devils is a video game developed by Ubisofts Montreal studio for the Sega Dreamcast console and PC. Speed Devils is a racing game in which the courses feature hazards such as dinosaurs and rolling boulders in exotic locales including Mexico, Nevada, Aspen, and Hollywood. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Toyko Xtreme Racer is one of the first launch games released for Sega Dreamcast in 1999. ... Street Legal, a rock album, was released by Bob Dylan on June 15, 1978. ... 18 Wheels of Steel (sometimes abbreviated as 18 WoS) is a series of trucking simulators published by ValuSoft and developed by SCS Software. ... Big Mutha Truckers is a racing video game developed by British studio Eutechnyx and released in 2002. ... Excite Truck is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Monster Games for the Wii video game system. ... Synetic GmbH is a German video game company specialising in racing games. ... Hard Truck is a series of trucking simulators, published in the United States by ValuSoft. ... 750cc Grand Prix is a video game published by Codemasters in 1991 for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. It was developed by WASP (Lyndon Sharp, Chris Graham and Damon Redmond). ... Enduro racer is a game for the sega master system the player races on motorcycle tracks against both cars and motorcycles earning one point for each one that is passed. ... Excitebike for the Nintendo Family Computer. ... Excitebike 64 is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Left Field Productions. ... In-game screenshot In the arcade game Hang-On, the player controls a motorcycle against time and other computer-controlled bikes. ... Moto Racer is an arcade style motorcycle racing game released in 1997 by Delphine Software International for the PC and Playstation. ... Moto Racer 2 is a PC and PlayStation motorcycle game. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Super Hang-On is a 1987 motorcycle racing arcade game from Sega, and the sequel to the acclaimed Hang-On. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Suzuka 8 Hours is an arcade game released by Namco in 1992. ... Tourist Trophy, The Real Riding Simulator, is a motorcycle racing game for the PlayStation 2. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ...


Kart racers include:

(more...[1]) Atari Karts is a Mario Kart style racing game for Atari Jaguar published by Atari Games and developed by Miracle Designs Ltd. ... Banjo-Pilot (originally Diddy Kong Pilot) is a video game for the Game Boy Advance featuring characters from the Banjo-Kazooie series of video games. ... Bomberman Kart is a racing game for PlayStation 2 starring the Bomberman characters. ... Chocobo Racing , lit. ... Club Kart is a Go-Kart racing game by Sega. ... Crash Nitro Kart, released in Japan as Crash Bandicoot: Bakuso! Nitro Kart ) is a racing game for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox consoles that was released in 2003. ... Crash Tag Team Racing, released in Japan as Crash Bandicoot: Gatchanko World ) is a racing game for three of the four sixth generation video game consoles and the PlayStation Portable. ... Crash Team Racing , Crash Bandicoot Racing) is a racing game published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. ... Crazyracing Kartrider (Korean:크레이지레이싱 카트라이더) is a South Korean online multiplayer racing game, developed by Nexon, which earns revenues by selling virtual items for the game through its website, including different types of car and spraypaint. ... Diddy Kong Racing is a 1997 racing game for the Nintendo 64 developed by Rareware. ... Digimon Racing is a kart racer developed by Griptonite Games and published by Bandai in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. ... Donkey Jet , Donkey Kong: Barrel Jet Race), is an upcoming racing game for Wii, announced on May 9, 2006 at the E3 convention for the Nintendo GameCube. ... Drome Racers is a video game of the racing genre released in 2002 by Attention to Detail. ... Freaky Flyers is a video game developed by Midway Games. ... Kart Rider is a videogame on personal computers that is popular in South Korea. ... Konami Krazy Racers (Konami Wai Wai Racing Advance in Japan) is a racing video game, published and developed by Konami, and was released for Game Boy Advance in 2001. ... Screenshot of Lego Racers LEGO Racers is a computer game from LEGO Media. ... LEGO Racers 2 is the sequel to the first LEGO racing game entitled LEGO Racers, released for the PC, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance in 2001. ... Looney Tunes Racing is a kart racing video game released in November 2000 for the Playstation console. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ... Mega Man Battle & Chase is a PlayStation racing game based on the classic Mega Man series from Capcom. ... Mickeys Speedway USA is a Disney racing game for Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. ... Pac-Man World Rally is a kart racer with Pac-Man and many others from Namcos catalog of classic characters. ... PocketBike Racer is an advergaming title from Burger King. ... Sonic Drift is a kart racing game released for the Sega Game Gear in March 18, 1994. ... Speed Freaks is a racing video game for the PlayStation for up to 2 players (4 with a multi-tap for Playstation). ... Toontown Online (also known as Toontown) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by The Walt Disney Company and billed as the first such game intended for kids and families. ... Wacky Wheels is an MS-DOS arcade kart racing video game released by Apogee Software in 1994, with the emphasis on fun over realism both in looks and gameplay. ...

Water racing games

Racers that take place on the ocean.

Jetski racing games

Speedboat racing games

Off-road racing games

Off-road racing is a format of racing where various classes of specially modified vehicles (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buggies) compete in races through off-road environments. Splashdown is a water racing game for Xbox and PlayStation 2. ... Wave Race is a jet-ski themed racing game for the Nintendo Game Boy, released July 1992. ... Wave Race 64 is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 that was released on September 27, 1996 in Japan and on November 5, 1996 in North America. ... Wave Race: Blue Storm is a jet ski racing game released on November 18, 2001 for the Nintendo GameCube. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Off-roading. ...

Futuristic racing games

Set in the future, these games take an abstract view to racing, they may feature abstract vehicles such as hoverbikes and race in alien environments. Without having to follow physical laws, the races and vehicles can move with tremendous speeds.

  • Rollcage
  • Star Wars: Episode I Racer
  • Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  • Wipeout series

Racing role playing games

Racing games that incoporate the elements of a RPG, such as character attributes and levels. The course Phati. ... Fatal Inertia is an aerial combat racing game by Koei for the Playstation 3 console, due to launch when the console Launches in November. ... Official logo taken from F-Zero GX The F-Zero ) games is a series of futuristic racing video games created by Nintendo EAD with Shigeru Miyamoto serving mainly as producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kinetica is a futuristic racing game for the PlayStation 2. ... Out Run 2019 (Japanese: アウトラン 2019) is a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis-only psuedo-sequel to Out Run that takes place in the future. ... Quantum Redshift is a futuristic racing game, developed by Curly Monsters and published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2002. ... Wipeout is the title of a series of futuristic anti-gravity racing games, originally produced by Psygnosis for the PlayStation video game console, with other versions of the game produced for the Sega Saturn, DOS, Amiga, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable formats. ... Top Gear 3000 was a sequel to the 1992 video game Top Gear for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ... Wipeout is the title of a series of futuristic anti-gravity racing games, originally produced by Psygnosis for the PlayStation video game console, with other versions of the game produced for the Sega Saturn, DOS, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable formats. ... Carmageddon is the first of a series of graphically violent driving-oriented video games produced by Stainless Games, published by Interplay and SCi. ... An Attribute (also called a statistic, characteristic or ability) is an abstract number (or, in some cases, a set of dice) which represents a single aspect of a fictional character in a role-playing game. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Arcade racing games timeline

Driving games

Driving games do not have a lap racing focus. These games focus on arcade style driving with goals, tasks and mini games. Other arcade style driving games replace laps with checkpoints. Final Lap Twin is a combination racing/RPG game for the TurboGrafx 16 system. ... Drift City, also known as Skid Rush in Korea, is a Korean-developed game published in America 1 August 2007 by NHN. This game combines the features of an RPG with the features of a racing game. ... Night Driver is a 1976 arcade game by Atari. ... Speed Freaks is a racing video game for the PlayStation for up to 2 players (4 with a multi-tap for Playstation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Upn Down is a 1983 arcade game developed and published by Sega. ... TX-1 was a video arcade automobile racing game originally created by Tatsumi, then licensed by Atari and released in the United States (also UK, Ireland and mainland Europe via Atari Ireland) in 1983. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 racing game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2 for the video arcade market. ... Continental Circus was published originally in 1987 as an arcade game, it was then republished in 1989 along with a home version of the game; this was available on platforms including Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. ... Chase HQ is an arcade racing game, released in 1988 by Taito. ... Hard Drivin is an arcade game that invite players to test drive a high-powered sports car on a stunt course. ... Power Drift is an arcade game released by Sega in 1988. ... Special Criminal Investigation (also known simply as SCI) is a 1990 arcade game published by Taito. ... A Rad Mobile screenshot Rad Mobile (1991) was a very fast race-driving arcade game released by Sega under its Sega System 32 platform. ... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ... Cruisn USA is racing game released in 1994 at the arcades developed by Midway Games and Nintendo. ... Daytona USA is a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1993 for Japan and 1994 worldwide. ... Sega Rally redirects here. ... Rave Racer is a racing game created by Namco. ... Cruisn World is the 1996 sequel to the 1994 arcade racer Cruisn USA. As the title implies, Cruisn World allows players to race on various tracks around the world. ... Sega Super GT (titled Scud Race in Europe and Japan) is an arcade racing game released by Sega in 1996 in what turned out to be a semi-sequel to Daytona USA. It is one of the first games to be featured on the Sega Model 3 Hardware and supported... San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (also known as San Francisco Rush and Rush) is an arcade racing game set in San Francisco, California. ... Sega Rally 2 is an arcade game developed and released by Sega in 1998, and ported in the following year to the Dreamcast console (soon after the its European and American launches) and the PC system. ... Daytona USA 2: Battle On the Edge is an arcade racing game released by Sega in 1998 as a follow up to the extremely successful Daytona USA. The game featured vastly superior graphics, utilising the Sega Model 3 hardware. ... Battle Gear 3 (バトル・ギア3) is a November 2002 arcade online racing game released by Taito and based on real Japanese locations such as Hakone and touge races onboard tuned sportscars licensed by famous Japanese makers including Honda, Toyota and Mazda. ... Cruisn Exotica is the 1999 sequel to the 1996 arcade racer Cruisn World. ... San Francisco Rush 2049 (also known as Rush 2049 and Rush 3) is the third racing game in the San Francisco Rush trilogy. ... For other uses, see Initial D (disambiguation). ... OutRun 2 is a racing game released by Sega in 2003. ...

Driving games focused on goals, tasks and mini games

Arcade style driving/racing games focused on checkpoints

Vehicular combat games

Main article: Vehicular combat game

In these games, gameplay is mostly focused on the combat aspect of driving games. Vehicles are equipped with weapons used to attack opponents. Crazy Taxi 2 Crazy Taxi is a series of video games, developed by Hitmaker and published by Sega, first released to arcades in 1999. ... Driver is a series of mission-based driving video games for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii, Game Boy Advance and PC. Developed by Reflections Interactive in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, it was originally published by GT Interactive and later by Atari. ... Emergency Mayhem is a video game currently in development for the Wii by Codemasters. ... For other uses, see Spy Hunter (disambiguation). ... Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions is a video game on GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cruisn USA is a 1994 arcade game developed by Midway Games under license from Nintendo. ... San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (also known as San Francisco Rush and Rush) is an arcade racing game set in San Francisco, California. ... Smashing Drive is a video game of the racing genre released in 2002 by Namco / Point of View. ... Vehicular combat (also known as car combat) games are typically video or computer games where the primary focus of play concerns automobiles or other motor vehicles, normally armed with guns or other weaponry, attempting to destroy vehicles controlled by the CPU or by opposing players. ...

External links

  • Lance Carter's History of Racing games
  • Racing / Driving on MobyGames
  • Collection of online racing games

Notes

  1. ^ allgame.com list of games in the Go-Kart Racing category.
Full Auto is a video game for the Xbox 360 console published by Sega. ... Twisted Metal is the first game in the Twisted Metal vehicular combat series. ... Carmageddon is the first of a series of graphically violent driving-oriented video games produced by Stainless Games, published by Interplay and SCi. ... It has been suggested that Groove Champion be merged into this article or section. ... Interstate 82 is a computer game for the PC. It was developed by Activision and released in 1999. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ... Further information: Game classification Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay interaction. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Action-adventure games (British English: arcade adventure) are video games that combine elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements. ... Solid Snake hides behind a tank in Metal Gear Solid, a popular stealth video game. ... Three enemies from Silent Hill 4: The Room, a survival horror title released by Konami in 2004. ... Beat Em Up is the Iggy Pop album on which the band were first labeled as The Trolls: Iggy Pop, Whitey Kirst, Pete Marshall, Alex Kirst, Lloyd Mooseman Roberts. ... HACK/slash is the name of a graphic novel from Devils Due Publishing. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Maze game was a computer game genre description used by computer journalists during the 1980s to describe any game in which the entire playing field was a maze. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... Shooter games cover a fairly broad spectrum of sub-genres that have the commonality of controlling a character who is usually armed with a firearm that can be freely aimed. ... This article is about video games. ... Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) is a category of computer games that combines first-person shooter gameplay with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. ... Rail Shooter is a genre of shoot em up video games, deriving from the on-rails movement featured in such games. ... A run and gun (also known as run n gun or for some variants, overhead shooter) is a sub-genre of video games that incorporates elements from shoot em up games and platform games. ... For the video/computer game genre, see Shoot em up. ... Tactical shooters include games of the first-person shooter (FPS) and third-person shooter genre of video games that generally simulate non-fictional, squad-based or man-to-man combat. ... Third-person shooter (TPS or 3PS) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles, as opposed to the first-person model in which the player views everything in the game world... Grand Theft Auto A top-down shooter (sometimes shortened to TDS, and also known as a top-view shooter) is a genre of computer and video games in which the player is displayed from above, or a top-down perspective. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Side-scrolling game. ... This article is about the computer and video game genre. ... Dating simulations (dating sims) are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Escape the room is a genre of online video games (similar to an adventure or puzzle game), usually made in Adobe Flash. ... Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ... It has been suggested that FMV game be merged into this article or section. ... A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally use gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online, a classic MMORPG. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online computer role-playing games (CRPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... A roguelike is a computer game that borrows some of the elements of the 1980s computer game Rogue. ... A tactical role-playing game (usually simply called tactical RPG, sometimes referred to as strategy role-playing game or SRPG) is a type of computer role-playing game (CRPG) in which the focus of the gameplay is on making tactical decisions in battles. ... A screenshot from The Sims: Deluxe Edition. ... Construction and management simulation games (or CMSs)[1] are a type of simulation game which task players to build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources. ... The SimCity series, a well known example of the city-building game type. ... Typical view from Transport Tycoon. ... This article is about the computer game genre. ... Life simulator games, or life simulators, are simulation games in which the player lives or controls an (or several) artificial lives. ... A pet-raising simulation is an online or computer game that focuses on the care, raising, breeding or exhibition of simulated animals. ... This article is about the strategy game genre. ... Artillery is the generic name for either early two or three-player (usually turn-based) computer games involving tanks fighting each other in combat or similar derivative games. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. ... Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) is a genre of online computer game that combines real-time strategy (RTS) with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. ... A destroyer patrols local space around its attached carrier in Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A turn-based strategy (TBS) game is a game where the game flow is partitioned into well-defined and visible parts, called turns or rounds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tactical wargames are wargames in which units range from individual vehicles and squads to platoons or companies, and are rated based on types and ranges of individual weaponry. ... For flight simulator software from Microsoft, see Microsoft Flight Simulator. ... Combat flight simulators are video games similar to flight simulator software used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. ... In its broadest definition, a space simulation is any software that simulates space and/or space flight. ... 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Adult video games are video games which have significant sexual content (like adult movies), and are therefore intended for an adult audience. ... An eroge , erotic game) is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christian video games refer to Christian-themed computer and video games. ... Educational games are games; board and card games, including video games that are designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject, expand concepts, reinforce development, understand an historical event or culture, or assit them in learning a skill as they play. ... Exergaming (formed from exercise and gaming) is a term used for video games that also provide exercise. ... 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