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Top 8 racing video games

Though we can't drive as extreme speeds in real life, the virtual world allows this and more! No one can stop us in the gaming world.
Check out this list for games that have always been the apple of a gamer's eye.

Forza Motorsport 3

Forza Motorsport 3 is a racing video game developed for Xbox 360 by Turn 10 Studios.

Forza Motorsport 3 won Driving Game of the Year award for 2009 in various award functions like Spike Video Game Awards, by Gamespot, by G4TV, by CNNTechc and by GameTrailers.

Publisher- Microsoft Game Studios

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a 2010 racing video game developed by British games developer Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts.

Hot Pursuit was well received by critics at E3 2010 and was most notably awarded with "Best Racing Game" from the 2010 Game Critics Awards as well. Upon its release, Hot Pursuit was met with high critical acclaim averaging 90% on both review aggregate websites Metacritic and GameRankings, making it the highest-rated game in Need for Speed series history. It won several Best Racing Game awards, including Best Driving Game at Spike’s 2010 Video Game Awards. The game also won a BAFTA Award.

Publisher- Electronic Arts

Gran Turismo 5

Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth game in the Gran Turismo sim racing video game series. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. As of 2013, it is currently one of the best-selling PS3 games and the best selling PS3 exclusive with over 10 million copies sold. It won the Best Racing Game award in Golden Joystick Awards in 2011.

Publisher- Sony Computer Entertainment

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The game which almost every racing game lover has played. This is the game which is used for gaming competition in either colleges or anywhere else, due to its easy LAN connectivity.
This is Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Commonly abbreviated to as NFS: MW or just Most Wanted, is a racing video game developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. It is the ninth installment in the Need for Speed series.

Publisher- Electronic Arts

Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise is the fifth game in the main Burnout racing video game series and seventh overall. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game was received well by critics, with aggregate score sites GameRankings reporting an average score of 88% and Metacritic reporting an average score of 88 out of 100. The game won several awards in 2008, with Spike TV, Gametrailers and GameSpot all awarding it Best Driving Game.

Publisher- Electronic Arts


Dirt 3

Dirt 3

Dirt 3 (stylised DiRT 3) is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters.

IGN gave the game a score of 8.5 and an Editor's Choice award, praising the gameplay and online functionality. GameTrailers gave the game a score of 9.2, praising the gameplay and presentation. GamesRadar gave the game a score of 9/10, praising its impeccable gameplay.

Publisher- Codemasters


Grid 2

Grid 2

Grid 2 is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters and is the sequel to 2008's Race Driver: Grid. Grid 2 received generally positive reviews from critics following its release. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PC version 81.88% and 80/100.

Publisher- Codemasters




Blur is an arcade racing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by Bizarre Creations. The game was generally well received by critics, with a Metacritic score of 83/100 on the Xbox 360 and an 82/100 on the PlayStation 3 and PC.

Publisher- Activision Blizzard