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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
2.5

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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Euro Rally Champion

Euro Rally Champion
2

Euro Rally Championship is pretty much bottom of the barrel rally racing, with dated graphics (2001’s Colin McRae Rally looks far more superior), uninteresting sound effects and poor sound support, gnawing loopy techno music and a bare-boned driving simulation that is outclassed by the decade-old NASCAR Racing (1994). You can drive through the barren and […]

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Rocket Jockey

Rocket Jockey
3

In Rocket Jockey, you join like-minded thrill-seekers in an arena and compete in a series of events that challenge your skill as a rocket jockey. Using a third-person, over-the-shoulder view, you’ll pilot your rocket through dozens of unique arenas, using such unsportsmanlike tactics as clotheslining, tripping, and ramming your opponents in three different events: War, […]

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Moto Racer

Moto Racer
4

The obvious inspiration for Moto Racer is Sega’s arcade game Manx TT. From the tracks to the planes that seem to fly overhead at the most graphically appealing moments, it has everything an arcade racer should have. The one main improvement with Moto Racer is that it supports Direct 3D. Unfortunately, there’s still a lack […]

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Moto Racer 2

Moto Racer 2
3

Moto Racer 2 is a fast and furious superbike arcade racer. At its time, it had some of the best graphics around for a bike game. Like the original Moto Racer, MR2 puts you in powerful dirt bikes or superbikes and puts you in appropriate circuits. Racing modes range crom practice, single racers, time attack […]

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