Racing.

Beetle Buggin’

Beetle Buggin’
3.5

As a racing game, Beetle Buggin’ (based on the Volkswagen Beetle) is surprisingly broad. You can run Quick Races, but the game inexplicably doesn’t allow you to select the tracks, just the type of race. You can choose from any of the four race types: Speed (regular racing on concrete), Jump (a bizarre skill test […]

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AMA Superbike

AMA Superbike
2

At the outset, AMA Superbike looks like a winner, having many aspects of a professional bike racer. It features a wide variety of gameplay modes, allowing you to practice, take part in individual races, compete in the full championship circuit in a quest for the AMA title. There are a total of nine bikes, each […]

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Castrol Honda Superbike World Champions

Castrol Honda Superbike World Champions
3.5

The focus of Superbike Champions is the Honda RC45, a fast and agile racing bike. Unlike more hardcore sims, Superbike Champions eases you into the game with some key features. Braking assistance will gently slow you down as you approach curves, and the steering assistance will practically drive the course for you. Another nice feature […]

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Castrol Honda Superbike 2000

Castrol Honda Superbike 2000
3

Castrol Honda Superbike 2000 is a mix of sim and arcade, sporting authentic licensing and above average graphics. The tracks in Castrol 2000 are very well done as well, and constitute the main high point of the game. The rendering of Monaco and Lagua-Seca are some of the best ever. They are detailed, expansive and […]

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NASCAR Revolution

NASCAR Revolution
2.5

NASCAR Revolution is yet another beginner to intermediate racing sim. Many aspects of the game were clearly designed to make it as accessible as possible, yet the interface has a severe split-personality disorder. The telemetry system overlays data onto a video replay. It’s brilliantly intuitive, making analysis accessible and entertaining to just about anyone. However, […]

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Grand Touring

Grand Touring
3

Think of Grand Touring as an updated, slightly improved version of Daytona USA. It’s an arcade racer through and through, with the general coin-op feel of the original. It features some 20 tracks, a bunch of cars with fake brands, multiplayer capability via LAN, and of course singleplayer races against AI-controlled opponents. The graphics, however, […]

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GT Racing 97

GT Racing 97
3

GT Racing 97 is a game whose visual style will remind you of the old Test Drive games or the original Need for Speed. Running under DOS, the arcade racer includes fictional cars with the expected trade-offs between speed, acceleration and handling. When starting the game for the first time you can take part in […]

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Boss Rally

Boss Rally
1.5

Boss Rally from Southpeak Interactive is a glaring case of missing the point about everything that makes an arcade racer fun. Boss Rally offers 16 cars to choose from on six rally-style courses. You may race solo against up to 19 computer-controlled opponents or engage in competition against up to three other humans — an […]

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TOCA Race Driver

TOCA Race Driver
3

The guys at Codemasters were really good at creating fantastic racing sims, such as Colin McRae, for both PC and Xbox. TOCA Race Driver is a more career and story focused driving sim, but with all of the Codemaster emphasis on realism. As you begin the game, you can choose to participate in series of […]

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NASCAR Thunder 2003

NASCAR Thunder 2003
3

NASCAR Thunder was a marked improvement over the painfully bad NASCAR Revolution. The physics model, among other things, has been completely revamped here, from the handling of the vehicles to the way the car will take to the skies when conditions are right during a high speed collision. Like most respectable sims, NASCAR Thunder 2003 […]

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