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.
Downloadable content is one of the few ways that video game manufacturers have found a way to keep their hands in your pockets long after buying the game and car games are among the biggest offenders. Now GRID2, which is set to hit shelves on May 28th, has a way to dig into your pocket before you even buy the game by way of the IndyCar Pack.
To further turn you onto the pack, Codemasters has revealed a new teaser video of the IndyCar Pack (above). Fortunately, you can get the pack for free if you preorder the game from Best Buy before its launch on May 28th, but after that, we’re sure it’ll cost you at least a few extra bucks.
From the information on GRID2’s Facebook page, we can see that this new pack will include access to the Dallara IndyCar, the IndyCar Pace car, a pair of new routes around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval Circuit and an “exclusive online event.” Also revealed is exclusive livery for online racing, a Camaro SS and the Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition.
Not too bad for a free pack, but we’re not too sure if it is worth actually forking out any dough to pick it up. In fact, the deals included with a GameStop or Amazon preorder – McLaren Racing Pack and GTR Racing Pack or Head Start Pack, respectively – seem like better deals too. That is, unless you really want to find out two other ways to make it around the Indy Motor Speedway…
Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox was officially announced today and along with the new Xbox One, Turn 10 Studios dropped the first teaser video for its debut game on the Xbox One: Forza Motorsport 5. According to the first details we received, the game was specially designed for the Xbox One and will be available exclusively for Xbox One at launch.
Talking about the new Forza Motorsport, Turn 10 Studios said: "Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the infinite power of the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel."
Full details on the Forza Motorsport 5 will be announced in Los Angeles during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and will be put on sale later this year. Until then, enjoy this tantalizing trailer that puts the McLaren F1 and its successor, the P1 supercar, head to head.
Just yesterday, we reported that the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3, E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.
The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.
The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.
Click past the jump to read more about the three AMG models.
Sony is celebrating Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary with the announcement of the sixth installment of the series. Gran Turismo 6 was announced today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi and will be released later this year. Sony’s exact wording in the press release was “Holiday, 2013,” but we are unsure if that is a typo or if it means Christmas of another holiday. We are awaiting a reply from Sony on an exact release date.
Gran Turismo 6 will bring a total of 1,200 cars; it will retain the models from Gran Turismo 5 and will add new ones, including historic, road and race cars. The game will also offer a stunning new tracks and cars, and a revised user interface.
The new GT6 will also add 33 locations - including seven all-new ones, with 71 different layouts available; 19 of the layouts are brand new. There will also be regular additions of new tracks available online.
The celebration of 15 years of Gran Turismo event at Silverstone included a demo of GT6, featuring the famous Silverstone circuit itself. Guests were able to play the game in the familiar circular Gran Turismo race pods before having a chance to take to the real track in cars provided by Audi, Ford, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota.
Click past the jump to learn more about the new Gran Turismo 6 features.
If you need an idea for a time waster this weekend, we may have an idea for you: Asphalt 7: Heat on iTunes. The game offers you the ability to drive more than 60 cars from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. The legendary DMC DeLorean is also included on the list.
Players can take their car on 15 tracks set in real cities around the globe, like Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami and Rio. The game also offers a multiplayer mode that allows you to race against 5 friends - locally or online. You can also check the achievements of the other players by using the game’s Asphalt Tracker feature.
There is no possible way to get tired at this game, as it offers 6 different game modes, 15 leagues and 150 different races.
The game was also optimized for 4-inch Retina Display on iPhone 5.
The Scion FR-S by Meguair is available as a free download for any person who owns Forza Horizon, or for Forza Motorsport 4 and purchased the August Playseat Car Pack. Each game will also get a new “Rivals Mode” race event that offers players the chance to test out their new cars in competition.
Turn 10 Studios is also launching a contest with numerous prizes from Meguair or an Xbox 360. All you have to do is to share photos of your digital FR-S. To enter the Forza Horizon Photo Contest, visit http://forzamotorsport.net/en-US/news.aspx.
Click past the jump to read more about the Scion FR-S by Meguiar.
Rockstar Games has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, revealing more cars and action from the upcoming video game. The game’s main characters are Michael, Franklin and Trevor, and it looks like next to the cars, the new GTA V will bring into focus lots of motorcycles, airplanes and helicopters.
In the new GTA V, players will enjoy replicas of cars like Audi R8 Spyder, Aston Martin DB5, Dodge Charger, Jaguar XF-R, lots of SUVs, pickup trucks and more. The action takes place in fictional Los Santos in the state of San Andreas and its surrounding areas, a city based on modern-day Los Angeles and Southern California.
Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17, 2013. The game is now available for pre-order.
Be aware, the video contains violence, bad language and scantily clad women, so it is not appropriate for children!
The first installment of the Gran Turismo video game arrived in 1997 and since then, Sony has sold more than 68 million copies, making it a hit among virtual racing simulators. The latest series - GT 5 - arrived in 2010, and only three years later, Sony is already preparing the launch on the Gran Turismo 6.
The official release will be on November 28, 2013, but the first details on the game will be released on June 10th during the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. The new Gran Turismo 6 will be initially offered for the on the PlayStation 3 platform, but we are pretty sure it will also be offered for the PS4 once it arrives.
As for the cars featured in the game, we are pretty sure we are going to see all the latest supercars, plus a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that has been specially developed for the game.
Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo and to see the full cover art.
The new GRID 2 racing game will be officially released on May 28th, but it has been available for pre-ordered since March 6th. Until now, we have had numerous trailers, but all of them were for the single-player variant. With the latest one, we brought you a trailer revealing the European locations of the game.
The multiplayer trailer reveals a few more details on the next game. First, you can see the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit in-game - the spiritual home of American motorsport for over a century. Second, you can also see the livery editor in action, which features up to 6 billion different design combinations, so players can stamp their own identity online.
The game modes presented in the trailer are Checkpoint racing in Paris and street racing in Chicago.
All we can say after watching this new trailer is that we can’t wait playing the new GRID 2.
Video game developers, especially for platforms like the Playstation and the Xbox 360, have relied on expansion packs to keep gamers on their toes when it comes to their racing games.
It’s a formula that has worked and every developer worthy of mentioning knows the value of fresh new expansion packs.
For Turn 10 Studios, it all means a new expansion pack for Forza Horizon. It’s called the 1000 Club Expansion and, as the name evidently suggests, it comes packed with a host of new challenges - 1,000 in total - as well as the treat of two new bonus cars that should keep players pretty occupied in the near future.
It’s gonna to be tough going for the players because the challenges are pretty difficult and varied enough to require some practice time. But if you can finish all of them, then that’s a pretty remarkable achievement in its own right.
As far as the two bonus cars are concerned, the pack will give you a 1995 RUF CTR2 and a classic 1956 Ford F100 pickup. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.
Click past the jump to watch a preview trailer of Forza Horizon’s 1000 Club Expansion Pack