With the recent debut of the Xbox One, much of the gaming world has been rather anxious to see what sort of titles would start off the indies race on Xbox Live Arcade. And starting off for the Xbox One we have Lococycle, the newest, next gen offering from Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel Games is a small development company based in Austin, Texas that got worldwide recognition from their previous Xbox Live Arcade titles 'Splosion Man and The Maw. Now, as a part of Microsoft Studios, they get to race onto the next gen highway with Lococycle, and it looks like they may have brought Texas with them.
As Gran Turismo 6 is about to come out in just a couple weeks, Microsoft Studios wasn't going to let the Xbox One pull up to the starting line without a console-exclusive racing title.
With the lack of a first-party racing title arriving at launch for the PlayStation 4, EA jumped on the chance to have the only game in town, and released Need for Speed: Rivals a few days early for Sony's next-gen console. Criterion has stepped to the side for Ghost Games, which delivers an adrenaline-fueled racer that makes the series as competitive as it's ever been, and truly delivers on the Rivals namesake.
Jump on a bike and race across bumpy terrain in Extreme Bike Tours. This bike racing game from Texas Poker isn't exactly perfect, but they got at least one part of the title correct -- it definitely features bikes.
Harkening back to the simpler days of the NES era, Pixel Karts GP brings retro-infused kart racing to the iOS. Complexity doesn't always lead to a more fun gaming experience, but there is a thing as too simple.
CSR Classics is the followup to CSR Racing. Take CSR's format of drag racing, throw in a bunch of classic, American muscle cars, and watch the horsepower and torque go through the roof. You will have to manually shift your car from first gear to first place as you put the pedal to the metal (at first). So let's see if this CSR title goes off like a speeding Bullitt or if it just Tokyo Drifts.
The finest racing games are driven by their adrenaline fueled nature, and now that visual sophistication has matched the genre's fever pitch, players should expect top of the line releases on any system. Real Racing 3 is proof that iOS aficionados can also feel the need for speed, and the new Codemasters release F1 Challenge is attempting to capture similar magic.
“If you ain’t outta control, you ain’t in control.” Bow Wow’s words were just as true in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift as they are now with Drift Mania: Street Outlaws, a new drifting-oriented racer from Ratrod Studio, Inc. Did this fast and furious game drift its way into our hearts, or should it just drift on by?
Gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time for the 10 Best Racing Games list. This list was actually pretty hard to make. There are going to be fans that are angry at us for not including titles like Gran Turismo, F1- Grand Prix, and Super Off Road, but we had to look at the bigger picture