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Grand Prix 4

Grand Prix 4
3.5

Geoff Crammond was long considered the godfather of Grand Prix racing simulations. Unfortunately, with Grand Prix 4, it was obvious he was clinging to the same graphics and physics engines that was used in past games. This isn’t to say that GP4 is a bad game. Far from it — Crammond’s sim is a stylish […]

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Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars

Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars
3

Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars one of 16 official vehicles, representing four different basic types of car models. The bizarre looking vehicles utilized in this kind of competition appear more like light buggies than heavy power cars, and each has a set of huge roof-mounted wings to keep tires from flying off the tracks at […]

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Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2

Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2
4

Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2 depicts the FIA Formula One series, but never states as much. The cars and teams are fictitious but closely modeled after 1998 F1 cars. By the same token, the tracks are rarely (Monaco excepted) identified by name, but seem to be exact replicas of the circuits that host the […]

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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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