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.
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
Scuderia Ferrari has announced today the launch of a new social game named Pit Wall King, which can bring you tons of prizes every week and in the end, a very special Ferrari Factory Tour in Maranello.
The purpose of the game is to test your knowledge of the Scuderia Ferrari. The game comes with two different sections: Practice and Championship. The Practice mode is divided in different levels and contains the questions you will also meet in Championship. You will have to answer as many question as possible in the given time and when you have at least 20 correct answers, you can reach the next level. Depending on the level, the time to answer goes from 2 minutes in the level 1 down to just 1 minute in level 5.
The Championship begins each Thursday at 12 a.m. before the GP and ends one minute before the race starts on Sunday. Contenders will have to answer 3 multiple-choice questions and forecast Fernando Alonso’s and Felipe Massa’s places in the current GP. For every correct answer you will get 5 points. Each week the points earned by the players will be classified and the first 10 players will receive special prizes from Ferraristore.com.
At the end of the season, Ferrari will also create an overall classification and will crown 3 Pit Wall Kings. The prize for these three lucky guys will be a Ferrari Factory Tour in Maranello!
Forza Horizon, the fifth installment in the Forza Motorsport series - was officially unveiled on October 23rd, 2012 and since then, Turn 10 Studios expanded it with tons of packages. The latest one was developed in cooperation with Top Gear and will be available now at a price of 400 MS Points. All the models in the pack can be individually ordered at a price of 240 MS Points.
By far our favorite addition is the new Vanquish - a car that has already stolen the heart of many enthusiasts. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower that sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 186 mph.
Hit the jump to rear Turn 10 Studio’s press release.