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#1 thepringlesguy

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:46

Hey fellas, I love racing games as I am sure all of you do. :smoking:

I want to know everyones favorite from the last 10 years. So take a min and let me know.

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#2 Dan333SP

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 04:09

GPL, even though that might actually be more than 10 years old. Besides that, F1 Challenge and GTR2 because of all the mods for each game that make them virtually 40 games in 1.

#3 Exar Kun

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:14

GPL is 12 years old now but it's the racing game I played the most this past decade. Besides that it would be iRacing although I very much enjoyed GTL and GTR2 as well.

#4 Mat

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:17

Hard to pick one but GP4 and NASCAR Racing 2003 were the ones I played the most the last 10 years.

Having said that. There is only favourite now. iRacing.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 13:06

GPL, yes 12 years, but still a thing of absolute beauty (can't wait for the Sports Cars).

rFactor

iRacing

Nascar Racing 2003

GTR2

#6 mkoscevic

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 14:32

GP3 and rFactor.

#7 Chezrome

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 15:16

GP3 and rFactor.


I drove a 1000 races online on Moto Gp3... seriously. When my Xbox account reported me that, I thought: I seriously need to get a life. Now I race rFactor about 1 hour a day, for a year or so.

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Moto Gp 3 and rFactor

#8 Lights

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 15:41

F1 Challenge '99-'02, rFactor.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 16:33

I drove a 1000 races online on Moto Gp3... seriously. When my Xbox account reported me that, I thought: I seriously need to get a life. Now I race rFactor about 1 hour a day, for a year or so.

So...

Moto Gp 3 and rFactor


I thought Crammond's GP3. ;-)

#10 Mary Popsins

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 16:53

Gran Turismo 3. Completed the game at 101% as I won the races with both Wauxhall and Opel. Shame there were no Holdens.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 18:09

GP3, rFactor and GT4 (but not a simulator).

#12 Mr2s

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 18:09

Ferrari F355 Challenge Dreamcast/Arcade

Sportscar GT PC (slightly over 10 years but better than GPL from that era IMO )

Liveforspeed PC (had a lot of fun with the demo version online)

R Factor PC (enjoyed racing the lower single seaters the most and the kart mod blowing away bigger cars ;) )

Metropolis Street Racer Dreamcast, pushed the genre forwards just as much as Gran Turismo, if not more.


Any Mario Kart game played with family in the same room
and a big shout to the arcade conversion of the incredible Daytona USA for its atmosphere, because realism isnt always the most fun :)

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#13 rm111

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 18:31

The game ive played most the last 10 years is probably F1CE, but favorite ever has to be road rash 2. God knows how many hours of my youth was spent on that game!

#14 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 19:16

The game ive played most the last 10 years is probably F1CE, but favorite ever has to be road rash 2. God knows how many hours of my youth was spent on that game!



I loved Road Rash. I spent a lot of time on the PS1 F1 games, and GT2.

F355 challenge on thew Dreamcast.

I also played a lot of a Lemans game on the PS2, forget the title now.

Recently, Burnout was fun. GRID was well done for an arcade game, and NFS Shift was also fun.


#15 Mr2s

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 20:31

I also played a lot of a Lemans game on the PS2, forget the title now.



'Le Mans 24 Hours' ported from Dreamcast (originally planned for PS1) by Infogrames and Melbourne House (ported to PC later by Torus)
I've heard people say it was the best Dreamcast racer but didn't get on with it personally.



#16 Dan333SP

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 20:40

The AI were horrid and the physics fairly bad, but I enjoyed that Le Mans game as it had lots of cool cars and nice day/night transitions. There was another game for PS2 that I enjoyed, I can't remember what it was called, but it had a "career mode" where you eventually got to LMP cars and I remember driving the Panoz LMP with a fantastic noise, wonder what that one was... I also played SCGT for too many hours, I remember the excitement as each new mod popped up adding different types of cars.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 23:57

Has to be GPL :wave: Only drove it from about 01 to 04 but I drove it *a lot* and loved every minute. Remember my first outing in the Ferrari at the Nordschleife. Crawled round the 1st loop onto the straight thinking "now i can nail it", opened up the V12 howl, yawed left onto the banking and catch fencing, engine on fire almost instantly with con rods thrown over the road. Fantastic.

A close 2nd is Live for Speed. Beautiful sim.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:26

rFactor and it is not even close. It took the good things from its predecessors (F1CE and GP4) and managed to cut out 90% of the not so good. I am very much looking forward to rFactor2.

Having said all of that, I enjoy racing against people rather than AI and am really enjoying iRacing at the moment.


#19 Kanzo

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 18:15

One more vote for GPL (played it since 2001) although rF and iR are also close to my heart.

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#20 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 18:42

I'd put papy's other sims like N2003 and (in spirit) iRacing in joint third with rFactor in 4th.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 23:56

Well, looking back, that was the era when the PS2 just arrived, dreamcast was established and PC, well, I cant remember the specs back then. (I probably had an overclocked Celeron at about 1Ghz).

Ive got a wide variety of favorites, from sims to arcade/fantasy racers. In no particular order, these are the ones I remember investing some serious time into:

• Gran Turismo 3 and 4 (GT5P as well)
• Scud racer Arcade (probably late 90s, but remember playing it heaps in ’00 at the Uni cafe)
• F355 challenge Arcade/dreamcast. Was wicked playing with clutch, stick and the force feedback! Wasn’t the same on DC but still loved the fact I could take it home and play. ( I miss playing Sugo)
• Fzero GX on GC, never finished it, also preferred Fzero X on the n64
• GTR on PC. Loved playing that series and the graphics/realism was something that wasn’t around for consoles. Refreshing and challenging. Only bummer I never got the wheel to work properly and hampered my enjoyment, somewhat.
• Mariokart DS. Best Mariokart game in aaaaaaages, played it, finished it and did time trials as well!

That’s what I can remember, maybe reading other posts might trigger my thoughts and remind me of other games.


#22 Dunder

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 00:21

Well, looking back, that was the era when the PS2 just arrived, dreamcast was established and PC, well, I cant remember the specs back then. (I probably had an overclocked Celeron at about 1Ghz).

Ive got a wide variety of favorites, from sims to arcade/fantasy racers. In no particular order, these are the ones I remember investing some serious time into:

• Gran Turismo 3 and 4 (GT5P as well)
• Scud racer Arcade (probably late 90s, but remember playing it heaps in ’00 at the Uni cafe)
• F355 challenge Arcade/dreamcast. Was wicked playing with clutch, stick and the force feedback! Wasn’t the same on DC but still loved the fact I could take it home and play. ( I miss playing Sugo)
• Fzero GX on GC, never finished it, also preferred Fzero X on the n64
• GTR on PC. Loved playing that series and the graphics/realism was something that wasn’t around for consoles. Refreshing and challenging. Only bummer I never got the wheel to work properly and hampered my enjoyment, somewhat.
• Mariokart DS. Best Mariokart game in aaaaaaages, played it, finished it and did time trials as well!

That’s what I can remember, maybe reading other posts might trigger my thoughts and remind me of other games.


McLaren F1 vs Ferrari F40, I remember it well - I was playing that around 1998.


#23 JacnGille

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 00:26

GPL

#24 benn5325

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:27

RallySport Challenge

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:10

RalliSport Challenge 1 and 2 for XBox.

#26 Mary Popsins

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:29

F1 Challenge '99-'02, rFactor.


I just won that one on eBay and I should get it tomorrow since I missed the mailman the other say cause he only rung once I suppose. Hoping that my crappy PC can run it although I've no clue about the required OS.

#27 domhnall

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:18

GTR2 by a mile for me. Just been driving the grid prototype mod around spa. Amazing experience. Really love how the track grips up through the race weekend. Can really feel the subtle changes to the cars balance. The Ai needs some tweaking but can be reasonably good. And there should be some Ai mods released in the coming months too.

#28 Lights

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:44

I just won that one on eBay and I should get it tomorrow since I missed the mailman the other say cause he only rung once I suppose. Hoping that my crappy PC can run it although I've no clue about the required OS.

The game is 7 years old, I'm sure it will run fine. From what I know it runs on all OS's from XP to 7.

#29 Requiem84

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:08

Missed GPL, only started serious racing with GTR1.

It wasn't until I tried netKar Pro that I was convinced racesimulations one day would become almost real.

netKar Pro by a long long stretch for me.

#30 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 15:57

The AI were horrid and the physics fairly bad, but I enjoyed that Le Mans game as it had lots of cool cars and nice day/night transitions. There was another game for PS2 that I enjoyed, I can't remember what it was called, but it had a "career mode" where you eventually got to LMP cars and I remember driving the Panoz LMP with a fantastic noise, wonder what that one was... I also played SCGT for too many hours, I remember the excitement as each new mod popped up adding different types of cars.


Total Immersion Racing.

It was actually one of the few endurance racing games to feature multiple classes on track at the same time. It used 5.1 engine sound to warn you of approaching prototypes.

#31 skinnyman

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 00:51

Ignition, one of the funnest games ever, free and legal download here

#32 Souffle

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 23:51


GPL far, far most,

GT2 some

GTL a little

rF least

#33 The Kanisteri

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 00:21

I have never had decent enough computer with acceptable frame rate for computer racing games. And when I finally have, game is obsolete. sigh...

Most of the time I have in spent in last decade, is Gran Turismo 4. First touch on Play Station was with Gran Turismo 3.
From PC I liked very much Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed. Pity it won't work with Win XP nor Win 7. GT-Legends was and is still fun with classic European racing cars and American muscle cars.

#34 Cenotaph

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 00:30

i was a huge fan of grand prix going up so im gonna go with GP4, also GTR2 the one that got me into sim racing and made me get a wheel.

#35 Arrows4Ever

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:07

RallySport Challenge


YESSSSSS!!!
And many hours of Project Gotham Racing, Colin McRae, a pretty decent game that I can't seem to remember the name from Codies with the Australian V8's in it...

#36 mkoscevic

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:30

From PC I liked very much Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed. Pity it won't work with Win XP nor Win 7.


Oh yeah, NFS:PU was (is!) a great game - drove so many races there.

It worked for me on XP, i think there's some fix around anyway.

#37 Arturo Pereira

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:48

GPL

NR2003

rFactor

#38 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 20:34

Guys, GPL was 1998 -12 years ago.

#39 thepringlesguy

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 21:07

Guys, GPL was 1998 -12 years ago.


Oh its all good. Im happy to have everyone include every game they loved no matter how old.

I never played GPL myself but have tracked down a copy. Gonna check it out.

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#40 Raido

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 21:40

GPL most definitely.

When it arrived in 1998, it was so far ahead of its time in most respects, that it took all other sims at least 6 years to catch up. It took the mods (F1 1965, 1969, 1966) to keep it in business for sim fans, though. But apart from its direct descendant iRacing, it still has the most sensitive driver feedback system of all that's out there - you can *feel* when your rear outside wheel is hitting the paint stripes on the asphalt. For game code this old, that's still stunning.

Apart from that, currently running rFactor most because it has a good variety of mods (many are cr*p, but some really good, like HistoriX, Caterhams and vintage Formula Vee/Ford) and even more tracks available for it than GPL.

Also enjoyed Rally Trophy for off-road action, GTR2, and NFSU(2) for the great neon-lit city visuals.

Edited by Raido, 25 October 2010 - 21:41.


#41 MatsNorway

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 16:05

V-rally 2 on Nintendo 64 was awesome. so hardcore. and very funny AI too. they crashed a lot, and it looked good.

Ricard burns rally: crappy with the controller but awsome with a wheel. as hardcore as it gets. miss it.

GT3: 99% joystick only 1081hp supra!!!!!!!!!!!! good fun and lots of work to get that bugger down to 1.14 on Apricot hill.

GT4: 70-80% joystick only. Useless game with a logitec steeringwheel.. reaction time was to slow with that mary go around steering rate. me and a friend used to go syncro drifting with the rally escort. or racing stock DTM mercs.

Rallysport challenge was a awesome game in all aspects we had several 4 player races.

S1 Pikes peak ftw! waap Waap! pifpif! i allways drove that thing even when the others had better or even when we drove rallycross.

Projekt gotham racing was awesome too.

That offroader inn the first halo.

Edited by MatsNorway, 27 October 2010 - 16:05.


#42 chdphd

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 16:29

I loved the first TOCA games :up:

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#43 enrico_melli

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 23:58

When I started: GPL


now...GPL

#44 Arrows4Ever

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:31

I loved the first TOCA games :up:
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http://en.wikipedia....ring_Car_series


Yeah...TOCA...That's what I meant earlier!!! :wave:
So sweet to run those DTM's and the Australians V8's!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

#45 Kanzo

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 15:11

When I started: GPL


now...GPL


I´ll catch your GPLRank in ten years: http://gplrank.schue...1,25256,6990,no

...but please stop improving it!  ;)

Edited by Kanzo, 02 November 2010 - 15:13.


#46 enrico_melli

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 17:05

I´ll catch your GPLRank in ten years: http://gplrank.schue...1,25256,6990,no

...but please stop improving it! ;)

I've just put you in my buddies, my goal is to reach -65

Petteri please come to visit the league I'm trying to launch: Visit My Website...anyone who wants to join? (sry prob not the right thread to advertize :rolleyes: )

GPL will continue agonizing for the next 100 years!

ciao, enrico

#47 Kanzo

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 18:06

Great website, Enrico! :up:
I saw many familiar names in your results page. At the moment I´m already racing in rF, iR and GPL series in Trellet and unfortunately have no time for other series but I´ll be watching your league with interest. Maybe some day...
Keep up the good work! :wave:

#48 lorenzomelli

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:40

:love: GPL :love: for life!!!!

#49 mkoscevic

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 16:18

Just drove Colin McRae Rally 2, another classic i have played a lot!

Works on Windows 7 without extra hacking.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 23:52

Hmm now that's a difficult one: I suppose these are the racing games I have played the most in the last ten years in order of how often I have played them. Not necessarily because of how good they are but because of the various specs of PC's I've had at the time and the loading times etc. Sometimes I just want a quick race and don't want to wait ages for it to load.

1. F1 Challenge 99-02 (runs smoothly - lots of mods!)
2. GP2 (was addicted to this for a while in my late teens)
3. rFactor (Better than both of the above, but mods run a bit choppy on my PC)
4. GPL (Legendary game - but I'm rubbish at it, so I tend to come and go at it)
5. GTR (Awsome - but I recently lost the disc! - sob!)

Must admit though that the early Colin McCrae and TOCA games of the late nineties were also very good, albeit not sim games.

Edited by minardifans, 12 November 2010 - 01:05.