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#51 Souffle

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 00:27

Ditto! :blush:


#52 DanardiF1

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:00

I don't have a definite favourite, and I'm a console gamer only, so rFactor etc. aren't on my radar...

GT4: A huge game that I still haven't 'completed'
F1CE: One of the first things I got when I upgraded to PS3, stunning visuals, good racing if handling a bit difficult.
DiRT 2: Really enjoyed the whole Colin McRae series, but DiRT 1 and 2 were a good step up, if now in danger of becoming a little 'Americanized'. Great mix of disciplines, great handling and cool presentation.
F1 2010: Only bugbear about this whole game is the slowness of the AI in lots of corners. Makes it too easy. First game I've really played online too.

From pre-2000 - Diddy Kong Racing on N64 :p I was still a kid back then so this was my life as an 8-yr old lad. Planes and Hovercraft as well as the karts!!!

#53 Umpire

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 18:21

My favourites are GP2-3 and F1C-rfactor.
Top in terms of immersion: GP2/GP3.
Top in terms of feel: F1C - rfactor.

#54 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 19:06

no love for SCGT? (Sports Car GT)

For being released in 1999, it had amzing graphics, and the AI was very ahead of its time.
Plus, it was great fun, you had to win the GTQ, Gt3, Gt2 classes to buy a GT1 beast... man, those Callaways, Lister and McLarens were awesome.

And...something else...that game had a distinct nineties atmosphere...also in the tracks... sweet memories

#55 mkoscevic

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 17:52

Sports Car GT was awesome, specially that evolution path until you can get top cars!

#56 Callisto

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:37

Forza 3 my fav-did nobody else like it?

#57 The Kanisteri

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 21:23

Forza 3 my fav-did nobody else like it?

I'd like to get that and Xbox, but I have no extra money on that right now, and it's not very appealing to me there's monthly fees for network use.

#58 Callisto

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 22:43

I'd like to get that and Xbox, but I have no extra money on that right now, and it's not very appealing to me there's monthly fees for network use.

I dont play online,the xbox live fee is a bit much

#59 DieGrueneHoelle

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:41

Grand Prix Legends (GPL)

Its still alive. Online racing scene is active e.g. EOLC, GPLRACER, UKGPL.


#60 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:03

Richard Burns Rally gets my vote

#61 Tsarwash

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 14:37

Mariokart on the DS is the best version of it, in my opinion. F355 challenge is great, but a bit too difficult. The classic si of course GT2, but that is over ten years old.

#62 Afterburner

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 20:56

There are too many:

- Mario Kart Wii: Perhaps the most fun you'll ever find on a multiplayer racing game, in my opinion. I've played every MK game, but this one is probably at the top of my list for replay value. Splitscreen play with no items and all players on the Spear/Torpedo makes for some very F1-esque races due to the game's physics and the bike's reliance on good racing lines.

- Burnout Paradise: Perhaps the most fun you'll ever find on an online multiplayer driving game, in my opinion. I've spent so many hours on this game... plus the F1 car as a final unlock is an awesome treat. I could drive that thing around for days and not get bored.

- Forza 3: Honestly one of the better sims I've played, but I haven't played that many. Probably the best all-in-one racing package for console gamers, though it could use some F1 cars.;)

- F1 2010: Yeah, it's buggy, and it fell short of a number of players' expectations, but I still have to give it credit for having all of the modern circuits, drivers, and teams. Full-distance races are a big challenge and a lot of fun.

- F-Zero GX: Without a doubt, out of all the games I've played, this one best gives a sensation of speed. No other racing game that I've ever played feels as fast as this one. In all honesty, if you go from playing an F1 game to playing this, it'll probably feel like you've stepped up from a car to a fighter jet in terms of speed. An absolutely amazing game, in my opinion.

Out of all of these, it's hard for me to choose an absolute favorite. Mario Kart Wii has the best online racing out of all of these, in my opinion, but that's probably because I've never really liked sim racers online. Too many people try to race them like it's a destruction derby. :p

Edited by Afterburner, 04 February 2011 - 04:29.

#63 BRK

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:06

I hate arcade-y racing games,so probably only rFactor,GPL and GTR Evolution. GP4 is supposed to be a firm favourite with a lot of people but I've never taken a liking to that game.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:36

No love for Race Driver 3? I loved that game, I thought it was excellent. Still play it now.

#65 BRK

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:45

I liked the scripted career modes in the game, lot of variety, but Starforce ruined my optical drives - piece of junk that I trashed and have never looked back.

Rediscovered F1 Racing Championship last week, had a lot of fun with this excellent game back in the day.

#66 MrFondue

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:04

Gotta be the game I played the most when I was a kid.

#67 Chezrome

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 14:33

Gotta be the game I played the most when I was a kid.

wow... that brought some sweet memories... how excited I was playing that game!

#68 Brandz07

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 22:45

Gotta be the game I played the most when I was a kid.

I don't want to make you feel old, but i was born 4 years after this game was released.....

#69 Ise

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:55

At the moment the only thing Im playing is Forza 3, its a decent game, online features are pretty fun and theres plenty to tinker around with, but Im limited with time so I can't honestly say its my favorite game. I played GT4 quite a lot before then, the vast quantity of cars were great, completing the game was even better, but eventually I grew tierd of the game and GT5 never really grew with me.

I briefly tried rFactor and GPL but since no laptop of mine was ever made for the best of sim-racing I spent a year or so trying out the Race series by Simbin, arguably not as hardcore as rFactor but still addictive and rather challenging at the same time. Racing useless Lada 110's against Seat Leons in the 08 mod. Ah... bliss.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:14


#71 TURU

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 13:33

Gran Turismo 2 :clap: :clap: :clap:

#72 Avionic

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 20:25

I recently started playing Sports Car GT again, and it is still a great game especially considering its age.
Sadly it doesn't like ATI-cards, but it works nearly flawless on my Nvidia - Windows 7 machine without any hacks.
At a time you could also download a lot of stuff for it, but sadly most sites have disappeared.

#73 wingwalker

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 18:26

F1 Challenge by a mile. I bought a wheel and wasted hours and hours of my life playing on and offline, played in leagues, finally learned to drive without the TC.. such a rewarding and fantastically programmed game (the telemetry tool? so good). Playing with with few other guys on similar level to mine online was the best experience I've ever had playing any game.

#74 MaxCrazyEddieCayer

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 21:11

-Nascar Racing 2003 We used to Spend Whole Nights me and my roomates,smoked weed and Played Like Crazy trough the Carrer Mode.
-Nascar Thunder 2004 is well up there as well, Played Many Hours again with my roomates.
-Rush on the 64 is another game i played but that was in the 90's so its out....
-Formula 1 Championship On Ps1
- Gran Toursimo1, and Gran Tourismo 2. My brother and i Just Played And Played and Played.....
- Formula 1 2009 on PsP, Another Game that I Played like crazy, even if it was not that good....
- Formula 1 2006 championship on PS2. Again Another F1 Game that Was OK. I played alot after my Operation...
- Formula 1 2010 on Xbox360 ( The One i Play Now... Great Game, The Best f1 Game so Far....

I also Play Batracer Since 2009, i have over 800 starts now.... cool game...

--- And for the Nostalgiques, Who remembers Pole Position on Super Nes?? What year was That?? 92' 93??? I remember that i Played that Game non-stop.....

Edited by MaxCrazyEddieCayer, 17 May 2011 - 21:13.

#75 driver1

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 18:09

1. GTR2
2. Need for speed Porsche Unleashed
3. F1 challenge 99-02

GTR2 is the best! :up: great sim! Power&Glory mod for example. If you have not tried it then you lost a lot :)

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:52


#77 Sin

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:13

F1 2012, Need For Speed II SE and Need for Speed IV

I also liked Supreme Snowboarding... can't rank them since each of them gave me fun in the same way, relaxxation to music :)

oh last 10 years? most of this games were over 10 years ago

Edited by Sin, 15 May 2013 - 06:14.

#78 driver1

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 19:29


This sim makes the player a cash cow :rotfl: gtr2 is almost free, has a ton of mods and tracks and much better than iracing

#79 Mark8539

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:07

This sim makes the player a cash cow :rotfl: gtr2 is almost free, has a ton of mods and tracks and much better than iracing

iRacing might be expensive but it's also awesome, way way better than GTR2 - how's the non-league online racing in GTR2? :lol:


#80 Afterburner

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 22:34

Wow, so funny to see this thread after two years. I'd drop all but Mario Kart Wii and Burnout Paradise off of my list, as I don't care very much for F1 2010 or Forza 3 anymore (now that its successor is out, anyway) and F-Zero GX is now more than ten years old (can't believe that).

So now, it would probably look like:

Mario Kart Wii: Some of the best online racing I've ever had has been on this game. Seriously. If you're a veteran of sims but are in the mood for something lighthearted and simplified (fast food as opposed to gourmet), grab the fast bikes and drive lines like you would on a sim and you'll be at home in no time flat.

Forza Motorsport 4: Perhaps it would be better to refer to Forza Motorsport as a series rather than referring to each of its individual installments, because I really don't think it's possible for them to make a step backwards with it at this point judging by the rate they're going, and each new game is intended to replace the old one anyway. This game's biggest asset is one that so many players seem to overlook: multi-class racing. I have more fun doing WEC/ALMS style multi-class mini-enduros than anything else on this game. I simply can't understand the people who want race-class cars and prototypes dropped from Forza altogether, I really can't.

Burnout Paradise: If you just want to go for a drive around a virtual world in pretty much any kind of car, this is your game. I don't play it as often as I used to, but it's thoroughly better than its modern day counterpart, Forza Horizon, in almost every way, I think.

For full disclosure, I don't have a lot of time for gaming, so I'm naturally predisposed to choose less-intense racers as my favourites--I think this list reflects that. I'd rather play fewer games really well, though, than play many at an average level. :p

#81 canon1753

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:53

Gotta be the game I played the most when I was a kid.

Me too....

Rfactor is it for me. Real racing 2 and 3 are fun on ipad. Older.... Gp2 (still play it...still mods coming out) Cart racing 2 and NASCAR racing 2. All fun.

Got gp2 to play pretty well on an android tablet.

Edited by canon1753, 04 June 2013 - 02:58.

#82 SpartanChas

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:28

Project Gotham Racing 3/4 and Burnout Paradise are the ones I played most on my Xbox. Shame both franchises are finished now.

Sim wise it's F1 2011 probably. The one I spent the most time on anyway along with 2006 CE.

#83 Wolf

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 15:37

I owe an appology and an answer to Mkoscevic from Paddock Club, which I'll start with an O.T. but tie it to this topic... Yep, there are few of our compatriots around here, but as far as I know we're the only ones that made it into Paddock. :)

As for the topic at hand- hadn't tried that many, but my one and only sim was GPL. Can't say I was terribly good at it but enjoyed it very much (got down to -30-something before health problems put an end to it)- but I do have a distinction in't. Not that it means very much, but I started playing it in Formula 3 and was at the time of my untimely retirement around top 10 F3 drivers and our country is still on top of F3 Nations' Cup (and 4th in GP Nation's Cup)...

#84 Reinmuster

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:34

F1 Challenge 99-02 (with 2003-2005 mods)
Forza Motorsport 3 - Forza Motorsport 4
F1 2010 - F1 2012

Edited by Reinmuster, 10 June 2013 - 04:35.

#85 superdelphinus

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 22:05

The ones I've played most would be forza 2, race pro and f1 2011, on the Xbox, best (and soon to be most played probably), iracing and potentially pCARS, though that seems to be going a bit crap

#86 PayasYouRace

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:49

Most recently I've thoroughly enjoyed Dirt 3 and Forza 3&4 on my 360. I'm also enjoying Grid 2 at the moment, even though it's very arcadey.

I know GPL is older, but I only properly got into it with upgrades in 2006ish. I have wonderful story about GPL. My housemate at university wanted to organise some motorsport related outing for a group of friends. He's a rather big bloke and didn't want to do karting because he would lose, so he arranged for one of these sim racing places instead. I still beat the pants off him in every race but 1. :lol:

Does Grand Prix 4 count or is it too old? Even just playing with a joystick I don't think I've ever had such an "authentic" F1 experience in recent years. Purely from the point of view that I could drive it and it looked to me like the real thing or at least I felt most like I was driving like a real driver. (I find very often F1 games look twitchy when viewed back).

Nobody has mentioned the Codemasters Indycar games. I had both the original and 2005 edition (actually based on 2003) for PS2. They were a really authentic oval racing experience on console, and you could save mid-race so full length Indycar races were a real possibility. It was also very difficult. I think these were very underrated or overlooked games.

#87 UPRC

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:19

From the last ten years? That's honestly really tough because I haven't played tons of new racing games. My favourites are mostly all from 1997 to 2002ish.

I'll probably have to say Gran Turismo 5 for being so darn fun. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is close behind for having so much wildly crazy arcade fun.

Edited by UPRC, 23 July 2013 - 10:19.

#88 Kingshark

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:19

Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4

#89 P0inters

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 16:27

I've had a lot of fun on F1 2005 on  the PS2.

I've also enjoyed F1 Chapiomship edition and 2010-2012 on the PS3.

But my favourites would have to be a toss up between TOCA 2 , TOCA 3 , Gran Turismo 4 , Gran Turismo 5 and GRID.

I spent so many hours on the TOCA series and GRID.I completed GRID twice.

I really can't choose but I enjoyed them games so much.

I remember trying to get all the licences on GT4 too. They were so much fun. :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

#90 Andrew Hope

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 19:58

Last 10 years is tough. More of a Viper Racing/Sports Car GT man. The only consoles I ever had were the PS1 and PS2, so in the last 10 years I guess Toca Race Driver 3 is my answer. Gran Turismo 4 was mega, but I spent 99% of my time doing time trials rather than racing.

#91 olliek88

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 16:39

iRacing for me.


A good fair(isn) penalty system which reduces idiots driving like, well, idiots. An organised schedule that means you know when you can get a race and you know, more often than not, it'll be a decent sized field with drivers on a similar level to you, thanks to their license system. The physics are top notch, not perfect but as a whole package its provides something to a level that i don't think anything else does currently.


The main gripe with iRacing is cost, as it is seriously expensive if you want to progress past the basic package. Ultimately cost is why i know longer use iRacing but you know what they say, you pay for what you get.

#92 Arturo Pereira

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:24

Grand Prix Legends


The original 1967 F1s, the 1965 F1s, the 1966 F1s, the 1967 F2s, the 1967 SportsCars, the 1969 F1s, the 1971 CanAms.... and soon the 1966 CanAms, the 1955 F1s, the 1951 F1s, the 1937 Grand Prix cars, the 1971 SportsCars... GPL is the history of motorsports.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:43

rFactor and original GTR.. so many hours of online fun.  Despite the sillyness that sometimes happens.  rFactor was the only one I ever did league races and it was a lot of fun.

#94 brabhamboy

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 19:51

iRacing hands down. Pricey but so easy to use and it's racing system is worth so much. The physics are just getting better and better each build. The tyre model finally seems to be making big strides. Only other game I fire up nowadays is Richard Burns Rally...was that within the last 10 years? 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 22:41

One more vote for GPL. It was such a thrill to go fast, I sweated buckets during races, especially Monaco and the Ring. I just started iRacing, wich is nice as well but you can't get back that online family/community feeling that GPL definately had.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 16:00

Don't forget GTL. The new digital download version works with newer Windows versions. And the 1955 sports cars are great! :clap:

#97 Alexandros

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 23:52

EA F1 2000 (& F1 CS 2000). Great simulator, even if the graphics were not that great. The level of setup adjustment you could do was amazing compared to dumbed-down versions of later years. There was also a telemetry plugin.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:31

That would be rFactor for me.

#99 Siddley

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 14:08

I've never had a console, but I have tried most of the PC games.

rFactor is my clear favourite but GPL deserves an honourable mention...


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 13:53

GPL is what turned my fun into an addiction. I was never good, but I can't even begin to count how many laps I did at Monza.


NASCAR 3, then NASCAR 2003.


F1 2002


GT2 and GT Legends