Possibly the biggest “GRIND” car in NFS Heat? We have it. Let’s get it to 400+ and see exactly how this thing handles in terms of acceleration, speed and with cops.
An arcade racer inspired by the likes of Outrun and Virtua Racing, XFDRIVE makes for an adrenaline rush of a racing game. This isn’t a Sonic fan game (or anything Sonic related for that matter) but it was featured at Sonic Amateur Game Expo, so there you go. Also, it”s made by LakeFeperd (the guy behind Spark The Electric Jester and Sonic fan games Sonic Before The Seuqel and After The Sequel) and given his track record so far, I decided to give it a shot, especially since I adore racing games. Needless to say, I love how XFDRIVE plays. Easy to get into, hard to master. Very responsive controls (with customizable steering), creative track design, pretty visuals. I really enjoy replaying these tracks to improve my time and make a flawless run. Also, the Challenging difficulty makes the gar go faster (max speed at around 550 km/h as opposed to @400 km/h). If you thought the footage here was fast, Challenging is ludricously fast. I was having a hard enough time controlling the game at normal speed.
Racing and Driving games are some of my all time favorites to play. This week I begin to tell the history of racing video games, starting with Atari in 1974. Enjoy!
Made by a team of ex-Criterion devs, Dangerous Driving is the closest thing we’ve played to a proper Burnout sequel since Burnout Paradise. If you grew up on Burnout 2, 3 or Revenge, you’ll be right at home with the cars, tracks and crashes. Find out more in our new Dangerous Driving gameplay. The Burnout series was always a favourite of ours – different people like different iterations of the game, and Dangerous Driving caters to them all. If you preferred the game before Burnout 3 added shunting takedowns, you’ll like Heatwave, where Burnout 2’s boost chaining returns in spectacular fashion. If you prefer the violence of 3 and Revenge, then you’ll be right at home in Road Rage or Pursuit, hammering the competition into smoking bits. Our Dangerous Driving impressions and gameplay take you through all the major modes of the game and shows how they tap into the history of Burnout. This isn’t a full Dangerous Driving review – we’ve only just jumped into the final PC version to deliver that verdict as soon as we can. But we do love the way Dangerous Driving evolves all the old Criterion ideas. The way wrecks are persistent in races is a great twist, as the second lap is now littered with the remains of your messy driving on the first lap. Or how Heatwave gives you a 2 mile top speed boost every time you chain a boost – the better you play, the faster that car will go. Don’t puke. Oh, and if you loved Burnout’s soundtrack, you’ll love how Dangerous Driving music is handled – by linking to Spotify you can bring in playlists of your choice, racing to whatever licenced music you want to. Elsewhere in our Dangerous Driving gameplay we look at how car unlocks add a touch of strategy, how Burnout’s survival mode makes its glorious return and celebrate the return of crashing aftertouch, where you steer your car into the remains of rivals to get a fresh boost. Mmm. If you’re a sucker for slow motion crashes, then you will probably get a kick out of this. You’ll be able to get Dangerous Driving PS4 and Dangerous Driving Xbox One, but we captured this on Xbox One X – where the game is 60FPS and 1440p (sorry for the 1080p capture, our console capture card is a bit limited). We’ll show some Dangerous Driving PC gameplay ASAP. Dangerous Driving is out on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on April 9. It is an Epic Game Store exclusive on PC however. So if that’s not your bag, you’ll just have to replay Burnout Paradise instead. If you have any questions about Dangerous Driving, pop them in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer them. Thanks for watching and hopefully see you soon.
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Wipeout Pure / Pulse
Race Driver 2006
Outrun2006 Coast to Coast
MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Test Drive Unlimited
WRC: FIA World Rally Championship
Sega Rally Revo
Need for Speed Carbon Own the City
SBK Superbike World Championship
Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition
Midnight Club: LA Remix
Cars Race o Rama
Juiced 1 & 2
Flat-out : Head ON
Three ATV Offroad games
Initial D: Street Stage
Hot Wheels: Ultimate Racing
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
In the decades since, cars have just gotten curvier and curvier. The big shift from boxy cars in the ’80s to curvy cars in the ’90s, explained.
It turns out it was largely due to three interrelated factors: European style trends, a government-mandated push for fuel economy, and new technologies that allowed manufacturers to more easily design and create curved shapes.
It all started with European luxury designs… watch to learn more!
Six Racing games that time and most gamers have forgotten.
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