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Best Xbox One Racing Games

Best Xbox One Racing Games

From racing simulators to open world adventures, Microsoft’s gaming console offers everything and all things in between

When it comes to car racing video games, it’s hard to find a better console that’s home to as many diverse games as the Xbox One. Microsoft’s pride-and-joy console offers anything your gamer heart desires. Do you want a race simulator that’s as realistic as it gets? How about an open-world racing game? Perhaps you’re just looking for an old-fashioned car racing arcade game, then? Xbox One offers all of these games in spades, and we picked the best ones so you can spend countless hours playing without feeling sorry about it.

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F1 2015 Will Be Released In June

F1 2015 Will Be Released In June

The 66th season of Formula 1 is now very much a thing, with the second round of the world’s top open-wheel competition scheduled to take place in Malaysia this weekend. To complement this, Codemasters has announced the release of its official video game slated to drop sometime in June.

The new racer brings with it lots new features and updates, including a total revamp of the EGO game engine, to deliver better graphics and handling physics. The engine, transmission, aero, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension and tire physics are all recreated to a new level of realism.

To help capture the atmosphere of a race weekend, F1 2015 uses a “broadcast-style presentation” for the Championship Season mode, the new Pro Season mode, Quick Race and Multiplayer. Voice recognition allows players to interact with the engineers to request things like weather updates, tire status, tire selection and aero changes. 

All of the cars, drivers and tracks from the 2014 season will be offered as bonus content, complete with the updated handling model and 2015 features. 

“The handling is a vast improvement from our previous games,” said Game Director Paul Jeal. “In particular our new tyre model is a superb step forward towards realism, letting you explore where the limit is and allowing you to instantly feel much more connected with the car. You can now experience the changes in grip caused by temperature changes, wear, car set-up, debris and weather conditions.”

F1 2015 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. 

Continue reading to learn more about F1 2015.

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We Are Giving Away 12 Copies of F1 2014

We Are Giving Away 12 Copies of F1 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have gotten together with Codemasters to celebrate the end of the 2014 Formula One season by giving away 12 copies of the new F1 2014 game. We have six copies of the Xbox 360 version and six copies of the PS3 version. We reviewed the game a few weeks ago and felt it wasn’t a huge improvement over last year, but it was still worth playing; especially if you are an F1 fan. Plus hey, free video games.

All you have to do to win is "Like" this article post on TopSpeed.com’s Facebook page (you can find that right here). You can choose Xbox 360, PS3, or Both.

In two weeks we will pick winners for all 12 copies and notify winners by email to get shipping addresses. Now sadly, this contest is being limited to the lower 48 states of the U.S. The games are all NTSC Region locked and international shipping and customs cause issues when shipping outside of the country. Sorry guys, we know we have lots of great and awesome readers in other countries, and we love you guys a TON. We just couldn’t make it work this time. I promise we tried though.

Good luck to all the entrants. Everyone here at TopSpeed is rooting for you to win.

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F1 2014 - TopSpeed Review

F1 2014 - TopSpeed Review

The team at Codemasters gaming studio made some waves when they announced that their latest iteration of the yearly racing series, F1 2014 would only be released for the old consoles, leaving next-gen gamers sitting out in the cold. After more than a week of playing the new game, I can understand why the choice was made, and it’s not really a good one.

A common practice in Formula One for losing teams is to give up on the year, and start working on their car for the next season. Rather than dump more money into a non-competitive car that has no chance of making any serious headway in the championship, teams will start focusing all their money and effort into making a better car for the upcoming season. Rather than sink tons of money into F1 2014, Codemasters seems to have given up on current generation of consoles to focus their efforts on the upcoming F1 2015 game. What that means is that F1 2014 is little more than a re-skinned version of the 2013 edition, but with less content, and less reason to continually play.

Continue reading to find out our full thoughts on this latest game

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Video: F1 2014 Launch Trailer

Video: F1 2014 Launch Trailer

As the current 2014 season of Formula One begins to wind down, Codemasters is preparing to launch its latest edition of the official Formula One racing game, F1 2014. The new game takes all of the excitement and unpredictability of the 2014 season’s rule changes, new tracks and shuffled drivers, and puts it right into your hands.

The game comes out in just a few days, and Codemasters has just released the official launch trailer for the game. As is par for the course, there is plenty of excitement, speed and noise. Actually, that last part is a bit of a lie. Sadly, thanks to the new turbocharged V-6 engines in the F1 cars, the noise has been toned down a bit. You win some and you lose some I suppose.

The game will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC gamers on October 16th in Italy, October 17th in the UK, Spain and Australia, and October 21st in North America. If you happen to live in Japan, the game has been available since October 2nd. Now press play and see what you have to look forward to when you get your copy.

As usual, I am working on getting my own copy of the game, so hopefully we should have a review sometime soon. Keep your eyes here for that.

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Video: F1 2014 Trailer Released

Video: F1 2014 Trailer Released

The fall video game season is finally upon us, and holy crap has it been amazing. Forza Horizon 2 was better than I ever expected, Spania announced the GTA Spano will be in DriveClub coming out next week, and now we have the first official trailer for the F1 2014 video game.

F1 2014 is the latest addition to the franchised racing series from Codemasters. While the game has been loved by Formula One fans in the past, there are many who find the games boring, difficult and iterative. That looks to change this year thanks to a host of new tracks, new driver systems, and a difficulty-adjustment system that is going to make F1 2014 easier than ever to start playing. Thanks to all the rule changes that happened this year, like the move to smaller, turbocharged engines, the cars are much more different, and it should make the game feel fresh and exciting.

The only real complaint I have about the game so far is that there is no “next-gen” version. This will only be available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game does look better than it did last year, but don’t expect a massive jump in visual quality. If you live over in the UK or the EU, you can grab your copy starting on October 17th. If you are a U.S resident like me, you have to wait a few days for the October 21st release.

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