Car video games are more realistic than ever. With famous franchise like Gran Turismo and Forza motorports leading the way in mass market racing simulaion. Car video games are available in all genre, from destruction derby to drag racing. This page covers them all and on every platform: console, pc, mac, mobile, tablets.
The constant back and forth between Sony and Turn 10 Studios figures to have no let-up now until the release of their respective video game franchises, Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5.
Sony scored a huge coup with the recent announcement that it had tied up with numerous automakers for its Vision Turismo feature for GT6. In response, Turn 10 announced that it had added Laguna Seca and Spa Francorchamps as part of its new content.
Ok, it’s not exactly going to blow up interest for the game the way Vision Turismo did but it shouldn’t also be underestimated given the rash of new technology and gameplay features that the Xbox One is expected to come in.
So don’t sleep on this announcement because we all know that the two of the toughest race tracks to play in any video game are Laguna Seca and Spa. Now that both tracks have been confirmed to be a part of Forza 5, anybody who plays the franchise will understand the challenges that come in winning races on those two venues.
Click past the jump to watch the latest trailer for Forza 5
We all know the thrill of playing a game like Need for Speed. No matter how expensive our wrecks turn out to be, there still just a reset button away from being brand-spankin’ new again.
So it comes as no surprise that the newest title to come out of the Need for Speed franchise, appropriately dubbed "Rivals", allows us to go through the ringer of being chased by some highly-powered police cars. Of course, the cars that are at our disposal are no slouches either, making for a really awesome game that allows us to wind down after a day’s worth of work.
All of them, and a whole lot more, are part of the new Need for Speed: Rivals game.
The game is scheduled to hit shelves this November as part of a series of launch titles for the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One. But don’t worry, the game will also be available for the PS3 and the XBox 360.
Click past the jump to watch the new trailer for Need for Speed: Rivals featuring the Undercover Cop
BMW has unveiled a new concept car. Normally, we’d be really excited to see it once it makes its debut in a major auto show and you would’ve thought that with the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show just around the corner, this concept would be one of the main attractions, right?
Unfortunately, that won’t be the case because the BMW Vision Gran Turismo — that’s its name, by the way — will only appear as a virtual concept in Gran Turismo 6.
Here’s the thing, though. Once we washed away the disappointment of not seeing the Vision Gran Turismo in real-scale, we couldn’t help but get even more excited about the release of GT6, not only because of its incredible playability, but because of the rash of new features it’s going to come with.
The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is one of them and by the looks of how it was designed, the dynamic sports coupé’s combination of BMW’s unmistakable racing genes with the design freedom that you can have on a virtual car has given birth to a concept that goes beyond even our already bloated expectations.
But the best part about the unveiling of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo is that this concept won’t be the only one that will be prominently featured in Gran Turismo 6. Expect to see even more concepts from some of the biggest automakers and design houses in the world, a lot of whom will create their own unique concepts that will be exclusively used in the game as part of Gran Turismo’s "Vision Gran Turismo" initiative.
You don’t even have to be a BMW fan to appreciate how big this project is going to be. The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is only the beginning and more concepts will be unveiled from 2013 to 2014 as gifted downloadable content (DLC) to owners of Gran Turismo 6 through online updates.
Talk about raising the stakes. Your move, Forza.
Click past the jump to watch a trailer of GT6 Concept Movie #4: Vision Gran Turismo
As if we haven’t had enough car racing movies coming out in the next few months, we were greeted with new reports indicating that Sony is looking into the possibility of bringing the world of Gran Turismo into cinemas.
According to The Wrap, Sony is determined to jump start its own movie racing franchise similar to Dreamworks, Universal, and Legendary. While the notion of a Gran Turismo movie is just sitting in the pipeline for now, don’t be surprised if it gains some momentum in the near future.
As for the people that will be working on the Gran Turismo movie, it’s rumored that Mike de Luca and Dana Brunetti take the helm after recent stints producing the award-winning movies "Social Network" and the hotly anticipated "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaption. Sony execs Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Hanna Minghella are also lined up as supervisors for the movie, ensuring that if it does come to fruition, the Gran Turismo movie should be one that we all ought to be looking out for.
Click past the jump to watch the evolution of Gran Turismo 6
Recently after its official release, the Gran Turismo 6 demo topped more than 1 million downloads, so it is pretty easy to imagine that the full game will be a real success. To be really ready for when the game arrives on the market during the holiday season, the world’s first virtual-to-real race driver, Lucas Ordonez , is offering us a few tips on how to handle the powerful cars of the game.
So, here are the four tips he offered: take steering wheel in the right position, look as far as possible, use all track available and find the limit on corners of the track.
The tips were offered during a practice session he had on a Gran Turismo simulator at the Suzuka racetrack. This might be pretty helpful for him, considering this weekend he will get behind the wheel of a real car — the GT-R Nismo GT3 — in the Super GT 300 session.
We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but "retro" has become a staple word in the world of consumerism these days. Whether its sneakers or classic teams now being made available on sports video games, everybody’s digging the whole reliving the glory of the past in the modern-day setting.
Codemasters, the video game developer behind the Formula One racing game, is jumping on that trend after announcing that it would be bringing Formula One’s past into its latest game, F1 2013.
From old race tracks, to past drivers, and even the classic racecars , all of them will be made available and playable in the game. It’s the dream for F1 racing fans. Think Gerhard Berger can win in today’s racing scene? Well, we might have an answer soon enough. In addition to the Austrian great, F1 2013 will also features a number of greats, including Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti, as well as five previous race cars from Ferrari, Williams, and Lotus , and old tracks like Jerez and Brands Hatch.
And that’s just for the 1980’s content. Move on to the 90’s and you’re treated to racers like David Coulthard and Alain Prost, tracks like Estoril and Imola, and more new cars from Ferrari and Williams.
Believe us when we tell you that F1 2013 may have jumped to the top of our must-have video game list. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long for F1 2013 to hit shelves because it’s expected to drop sometime this fall.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer for F1 2013 Classics Edition and read the accompanying press release
Earlier this month, the new GRID 2 racing game received a sweet Super Modified DLC Pack. Today, it’s time for another one called the Drift Pack. It includes four special-edition cars specially designed to deliver optimum performance and a stunning racing experience across GRID 2’s game modes.
The first of the four car is the Daijiro Yoshihara Nissan 240SX - a 650-horsepower Nissan raced to victory in the 2011 Formula Drift Championship by Daijiro ’Dai’ Yoshihara. Next there is a Team Orange Mitsubishi Evo X - a model that delivers 570 horsepower and was been driven by Nobushige Kumakubo, General Manager of Ebisu Circuit.
The third one is a Chevrolet "Tyler McQuarrie" Camaro . It is powered by a COPO LS-7 V-8 engine that delivers a total of 750 horsepower. Tyler McQuarrie took the helm of the Camaro in Formula D. The last car is the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z , a model driven by Chris Forsberg, one of the most successful drivers in Formula Drift history.
The upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 33 locations, with 71 different layouts. One of these locations is the 1.86 km (1.15-mile) hill climb at Goodwood, which joins famous locations, like Silverstone and Willow Springs.
At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed , Gran Turismo will launch a new demo that will allow the expected 185,000-plus spectators to challenge Nick Heidfeld’s 41.6-second course record set in a Formula 1 car in 1999. Players will be able to race a range of stunningly recreated cars, thanks to the numerous PlayStation "race pods" installed at the event. Nissan and Alfa Romeo and Ford will also have pods on their Moving Motor Show displays.
Gran Turismo’s decision to feature the hill climb in the game comes in the same year as the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20th anniversary, so for sure participants at the event will have lots of surprises prepared.
Without question, Gran Theft Auto V is one of the most unique video games to have ever been developed in recent years. Races, for example, are taken in the context of GTA V as surviving the day without getting killed even if it means you having to run over a pedestrian or 10.
The franchise is already rich in history, something that has come to be expected from Rockstar Games’ super gaming franchise. Now in its fifth installment, GTA returns packed with improvements on just about every aspect of the game.
The graphics are sharper, the controls have been refined, and the story is still as complicated as ever. But as is the case with the GTA franchise, it’s not so much of a thinking man’s game as it is pure survival - in the context of trying to complete as many missions as possible.
The game is scheduled to hit shelves on September 17th, which makes it a little more than two months before we get our hands on one. And that’s when all the fun begins.
Click past the jump to watch more trailers of Gran Theft Auto V
You’d think that with the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5 on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, a new era of car racing games is about to be born.
On some level, that’s accurate. But there might be another developer that’s looking to stake that ’next generation racing game’ title all to itself.
We may not know of Anki at this point, but the start-up company is determined to make the kind of waves that’ll get everybody’s attention. How is it going to do that?
Well, the company is developing a new racing game experience that blends radio-controlled cars and artificial intelligence, all wrapped up in an iPhone app. There’s also a mat, smart cars with sensors, and Bluetooth accessories, which pretty much goes to show the detail and sophistication of this game.
In a nutshell, the game works in such a way that an iPhone app is used to control the RC cars, allowing them to perform numerous tricks and functions that belies what a standard RC car is capable of doing.
But the best part about this new game is that it’s still in its infancy, which means that we can expect more developments to arrive in due time.
For now, though, enjoy all the teaser videos Anki has released for the game. If for nothing else, these videos will definitely get your attention.