Racing games genre has always been at least a few laps ahead of the gaming world at large. To this day, it's one of the leading genres on the market because racing games constantly try to evolve their game engines and present players with the latest cutting-edge technology.
These games offer immersive, breathtaking experience with stunning visuals, precise controls, and everlasting need for speed. They may be based on anything, whether it's a completely fantastical setting where players compete in intergalactic tracks or standard real-life racing competition.
Played from a first-person or third-person perspective, one of the most durable and ever-evolving game genres in the industry has seen some interesting roads. More than 40 years of racing history branched out the racing genre into various subgenres:
- Arcade-style racers — the key feature here is non-restrictive physics and often fictional setting. These games may have various obstacles that the players must avoid. Among licensed vehicles popular in racing genre, arcade racers also use more exotic and creative types of vehicles. Some games even add weaponry to spice up the gameplay even more.
- Racing Simulators — most often real licensed racing cars are used. Focus on precision handling and real feel vehicular behavior physics. The challenges that the driver faces during the race such as fuel shortage and tire condition are also very common.
- Kart racing — simplified driving mechanics, creative obstacles and unusual track designs. Many known characters from various platform games, cartoon and television series. Rather than precise driving and racing element, car combat is the key feature.
The model racing driver figure stands strong alongside robots, dragons, knights, ninjas and barbarians. Racing genre continues to deliver top quality games with innovative technological advancements, top notch graphics and in-depth look to what racing is all about.