With the next generation of gaming upon us, gamers have many new systems and game franchises to look forward to. One genre that really seems to be benefitting from the new technology is the racing genre. Here’s a list of a few of the best racing games to look for in 2014.
One racing game coming out in 2014 that you will definitely want to check out is Project CARS. Slightly Mad Studios’ racer has been compared to the Need for Speed series, but was created using community funding and is essentially made for the fan community.
Having a game that revolves around the fan community seems like a logical plan for Slightly Mad and in the end it should pay off to benefit both the company and the gamers. A game that focuses on the community means the community will influence what new features are released for the game. Some of the downloadable content planned includes new tracks and new cars.
Another racing game to check out for 2014 is The Crew from Ubisoft. The Crew is an open-world racing sim that uses next generation hardware in an attempt to take racing games to the next level. This arcade style racer revolves around a mass multiplayer online world that places players on a map spanning the entirety of the United States.
The map allows players to warp to representations of major U.S. cities such as Miami, Las Vegas, and New York City. Players are also given the option to drive the whole map from coast to coast and interact with other racers online. The game also features dual screen capabilities with smartphones and will be releasing for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
rFactor 2 is another hot racing game worth taking a look at. This racing sim is the highly anticipated sequel to the widely popular rFactor. Known for their advanced simulation engines, Image Space Incorporated plans to improve the already spectacular game engine. This means better weather effects and a more realistic physics engine.
Aside from the improved game engine, rFactor 2 will also give users a newly designed user interface that is much more streamlined and easier to navigate than the original. With all the improvements and the already loyal and active modding community, rFactor 2 is a must have for any fan of the original game.
If you were a fan of the video game classic Road Rage, you’ll definitely want to check out Road Redemption. Inspired by the original, this motorcycle combat racer received much of its startup money from a campaign on a popular crowd funding website. With ground breaking combat controls and insane crashes, this game will please many combat racer fans.
The game uses “rag-doll” physics to enhance the crashes and also features advanced computer AI to make for more exciting gameplay. Road Redemption also features fully destructible environments, allowing the player to wreak havoc everywhere they go. The screenshots and videos for this one look fun and any fan of classic motorcycle combat racers should check out this game.
No matter what kind of racing game you enjoy, 2014 is sure to keep racer fans busy all year. With the variety of titles to choose from, the future of racing games looks good.