Ready… Get set… Go! There is no greater game for car enthusiasts and speed demons than car racing games that seem to give out the adrenaline rush and the thrill of the chase without the worry of experiencing accidents or injuries. For this year, 2012, there are car racing games that would make you believe that driving in front of the screen feels more like a simulation than a game, thanks to the evolving graphic and sound technologies applied in newer games for the any platform. Check out this top 10 list of the best old and new car games for this year 2012, whether it may be for PCs or consoles., Below is the list 10 best Car Racing Games in 2012
Car Racing Games 2012
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10. Test Drive Unlimited 2
Test Drive 2 becomes unlimited, just like the first installment, thanks to utilizing connections in the online community where you can go head to head with other players as you explore all the possibilities of testing the best cars the world over. To begin with, just imagine the kind of ambiance you will get when riding on the lush greens and nice summer breeze in the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, which is unlockable, and even Ibiza, while going all out with Ferraris, Lamborghinis, or even Aston Martins. It’s gonna be one test ride that’s worth a try.
9. Need for Speed: The Run
The Run is the 18th release of the Need for Speed game series, and it is known to be the biggest ever, because of over 186 miles of track all over the United States. Yes, this is the first in the franchise to use real locations such as San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, and Detroit, to name a few. Also, this is the only game that makes you being chased by policemen, fellow racers, border police, mountain rangers, and more.
8. Gran Turismo 5
The Gran Turismo series has been famous and noted for real-life simulations that can make any driver experience the true essence of being a driver. So, what to expect with the fifth installment for the PS3? The biggest Gran Turismo yet as it becomes even more real than ever, where you can now go online and challenge other players. Just make sure that you have worked out your driver’s license.
7. Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed
When you are looking for a car racing game that has the most powerful graphics, the crispiest details, and even the most realistic crash physics, then Shift 2: Unleashed should be one of the games you must try this year. Aside from driving cars for standard road racing, you can also engage in events like drifting, retro car, and muscle car racing also.
6. Trackmania 2 Canyon
Trackmania by name makes you imagine racing in tracks that are uniquely created to make you unleash feats and do stunts that can get you winning in various race modes. However, since this is the second release, you are set to race in the canyons and dry desert tracks. What is special about this release is that you can now choose cars, and even create your own tracks for more fun.
5. F1 2011
If you love Formula One racing and you wanted to control the whole season, including the twelve different team and twenty four drivers, then F1 2011 can get you hooked in. The nineteen circuits for the said season is also included, making this one of the most realistic games out there, whether on the graphic details or the players or cars being used.
4. Burnout Paradise
Burnout Paradise is the latest offer in the series that makes you enjoy the same fun in crash and burn, experiencing line races, winning cars, and playing tricks like jumping side twists and flying off skyscrapers, but this time, all being offered in an open world where you can explore and see what’s in store for you. Game mood is quite savvy as a song from Guns N’ Roses catches your playing attention.
3. MotorStorm: Apocalypse
As you read the world Apocalypse, you think of world destruction, natural disasters, and other catastrophic events. All of these elements are present in the game, while you race against fellow racers in different difficulty modes, labeled as Mash “The Rookie”, Tyler “The Pro”, and Big Dog “The Veteran”. You can control supercars, muscle cars, hot hatches, superbikes, and even choppers.
2. Forza Motorsport 4
You can continue your progress with this fourth installation if you have a character profile for Forza Motorsport 3. Aside from driving the cars of your choice using the Kinect, you can also use the new Autovista feature, which makes you see cars closer and more detailed than you could ever imagine. You can still experience the World Tour Mode, Drifts, Autocross, and multi-heat races.
1. DiRT 3
What made this the choice game for car racing games to play in 2012 is the unique gameplay that has attracted so many racers, whether it may be using Flashbacks while on the race, heating up your skills with Gymkhana, or even spreading zombie virus in one of the party modes. This game has one of the most names being used for promoting vehicles.
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