The PlayStation 4 was launched with lots of fanfare that made it the best gaming console. Although competition from the Xbox One is stiff, the long history of PlayStation games has most gamers going for the Sony product. Among the best games for the PlayStation 4 are the racing ones.
Most of the racing games found on the PlayStation 4 are found in the Xbox One and other gaming consoles. However, playing these games on the PlayStation has some added advantage owing to the great capabilities of the console. If you just received your PlayStation 4 and you are reeling to turn up the fun in the world of racing, you are in the right place. Here, we give you the top 15 names in the racing world for your choosing. According to what you like, you can pick your best name (or several of them).
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Dirt Rally offers one of the toughest races anyone can have in a game. For a start, the races are not on your tarmacked tracks you find in games such as Formula 1 and NASCAR. They are all on dirt roads which makes it the more difficult to navigate the cars. For this game, it is not all about speed but control and evading cars veering off the track and wanting to go down with you. The tracks are also real racing tracks sampled from across the world and in actual cars you can find in showrooms and racetracks across the world.
In Rocket League, it is all about bragging rights. On a single console, you can be sure to play up to four players on the same track. The game has been improved so much since it first came out with the addition of more cars and racetracks to test out one’s driving skills. The great thing about this game is the speed at which the cars can go. They are not your worldly cars but beautifully designed beasts moving at incredible speeds. It is also a light game that launches quickly to allow for quick playing sessions.
Few racing games can boast of as much customization as Project CARS. You pick everything from drivers to the cars you need them to drive then grab the console for dizzying speeds in various racing locations around the world. You can pick an endurance LeMans track to prove your driving worth or pick on one of the many races being held online. Rather than racing against the console in simulated races, you can decide to go head to head with other racers. On weekends, there are events being held in this game for drivers from across the globe to test their mantle against each other.
The 2016 version of Formula 1 was the first of its kind. Rather than focusing on winning races as most games do, it brought the whole F1 experience to the gamers. It brought the whole roster of drivers in the world series to the game. Not just that, it also bundled in the actual teams taking part in the series. As if that is not enough, the issues behind the scenes such as building of engines were bundled in for a realistic experience.
TrackMania Turbo made its name out of being one of the most customizable games on any gaming platform. You get to race your way around given tracks while aiming to beat the time and your competitors. You can also set the difficulty levels of the game so that you get better as the time goes by. The tracks are challenging and so are the time trials. You may try several times before you nail it. It may get easier with time… until you increase the level of difficulty. The fun never ends with this game as you climb the challenge ladder.
Need for Speed: Rivals
In this game, the best of Need for Speed comes out. There are many ways you can have fun with this game. First, you can try out the time trials where you race again the clock. This challenge is loved by many gamers. You can also go into the career mode where you climb the ladder to face the number one racer in the city. You also have the option of seeking trouble with the cops who will swarm on you like hornets. In the career mode, you have all that wrapped up in one package to prove your Rivals wrong.
The first bike game on our list is the famous Trials Fusion. This game offers endless fun in various locations around the world as per your choice. It is a great game when you love the bikes as much as we do. What makes this a game to recommend is the fact that it is not your boring biking game where you have one angle of view. For this one, you can do some dirty tricks to your opponents all with the aim of winning races and building rep. There are also many races to pick from for your enjoyment.
For this bike game, you get as many tweaking capabilities as one gets with Project CARS. You can change as far as the weather, the road conditions, the bike, the race and almost everything else. You get a career mode with more than 48 events or go online with a limitless number of races and clubs. You get to join with other racers to form racing clubs online. Even better, you get to ride some of the most iconic names in terms world of biking among them BMW and others.
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
This game offers the best drift challenge and lessons. There are many events to try out just how good your driving and drifting skills are before you get to the training mode. You can learn some drifting in the free roam mode where you race alone and try out the various locations. When sure that you are good enough to beat the other racers in a game of drifting, head over to the drift events such as Driftkhana and Mountain Drifting. It is fun and a way to learn how to properly drift when you find yourself in another game.
Race The Sun
The concept in Race The Sun is simple. You are given a craft powered solely by the sun. It is also in the evening with the sun on the horizon. Your focus is to race for dear power (read the sun) towards the sunset. Whatever you do on the way, don’t stay in the dark for too long as your craft holds very little power. Also, once you crash, it’s over. So, the focus is going as fast as possible without ever slowing. Spoiler alert! You can’t keep up with the sun so just try to stay powered for as long as you can.
Valentino Rossi The Game
Valentino Rossi is arguably the greatest motorcycle racer of all time. He participated in some of the most iconic races around the globe and this game has been dedicated to him. It begins at the VR|46 Academy where the legend underwent his training. It then takes you through various challenges to teach you how to drift on a bike among other skills. You will then engage in various races the champion is known to have conquered in his life. Try not to unwrite his powerful record by having enough practice in your gaming.
Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max
This spin-off of the Trials Fusion game is exactly what it is called; awesome. You play the role of a cat that rides a unicorn (isn’t that awesome just by the sound of it?) and your role is to beat others in an interesting adventure. It is a combination of racing and arcade gaming which makes sure that you are entertained as you go through the paces. There are 30 track challenges, 10 supercross tracks, 3 new tracks, 130 editor objects, and 5 new garage items. Fun all the way to the end.
The Crew: Wild Run
This is probably the only game that allows racers to combine various types of vehicles in a race. Set in exotic American locations in a racing tournament called The Summit, there are more ways than you need to have fun. You can pick on powerful bikes to race against the competition. Or you can go for the dragster cars for drag races. Even better get racing tracks with enormous wheels and have fun knocking your competitors about. No matter your weapon (read vehicle) of choice, the fun never ends with this game. Although the races compare equally, there is something lovely about the bikes and what they can do. They can do some backflips and other daring stunts for the fun of a lifetime. You won’t need to place any stunt button as the game has that built in it.
Although this game was released in 2014, it still stands out from the crowd for the quality of its features. It features actual races with actual racers. All the latest features in MotoGP are included in this game with incredible results. There are many races to participate in but, before heading over to the bike tracks, you can start by racing in the practice sessions and the time trials. When satisfied with what you can do on a powerful bike, head over to the racing track and test your mantle against other drivers. The newer versions of this game are highly anticipated but if you want to know where it all began; this is the place to start from.
If ever one needed the most realistic game of all, then Assetto Corsa is their first option. It features everything fine-tuned to be as close to their real-life counterparts as possible. The cars are actual cars that can be found in many racing leagues across the world. The racetracks are also crafted to be as close to the actual tracks as possible. The racing is also made to be realistic with cars responding to each other as they race on the tracks. The laws of physics are also much respected in this game with bends negotiated at too fast speeds being punished by loss of control.
These games are but a few of what you can enjoy when in the company of the PlayStation 4 gaming console. Others on the list include Mantis Burn Racing and the various types of Driveclub. Just that a game is rated better than the other one here does not mean that you will have more fun with it. Rather, try it out and see for yourself how much fun you get from it.
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