One of my favorite pastimes is video game racing and driving games. You can read about my gaming setup and driving games here. In keeping with my environmental beliefs of reducing and reusing I always try to get my video games used. There is a CD and game shop nearby that I can regularly check for racing games I don’t have. I suggest buying your games used but if you can’t here are links to get the racing and driving games you want. Game list will be updated with racing titles as I play them.
Xbox 360 Racing Games
Forza Motorsport 4 – Forza 4 is one of the best racing games on any platform. Virtual racing doesn’t get better than Forza 4! Read my Forza Motorsport 4 Game Review.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit – NFS Hot Pursuit is an arcade racer that’s fun for great for any age. Being an arcade racing game Hot Pursuit it’s not my favorite but is a hit when friends are over to race. It’s easy to jump into and race, pure and simple fun for every driver.
Need for Speed: The Run – Arcade racer that has you racing across the country. I really like the varied racing locations from the city to the mountains. The Run does have a story but it’s take the backseat to the racing. Get it for the beautiful driving scenery and fun racing.
Shift 2 Unleashed – Bought in a bargain bin I was expecting something like The Run and Hot Pursuit. I was wrong! Shift 2 is the best Need for Speed game in my opinion! The helmet cam puts you into first person racing like no other racing game ever has. In my top three racing titles of all time. My first helmet cam race left me breathing hard, sweating and amazed!
Driver San Francisco – The first racing game in my collection that I can’t use a driving wheel with and I’m OK with that! Arcade racing through San Francisco with the ability to ‘shift’ in between cars. Unlikely plot, but I like it. Reminds of the original Driver I played on the PC. Fun and unique racing game with interesting story. Read my review of Driver San Francisco.
Dirt 2 – I played the original DIRT and DIRT 2 on the PC. When I switched to Xbox 360 I knew it’d be one of the first racing games I bought. I fell in love with dirt racing because of the DIRT games. Very intense and enjoyable rally racing and stadium racing. High octane off-road racing!
Dirt 3 – The fun continues in Dirt 3 with quicker menus to get you into the racing faster. Better graphics including various weather and night-time driving ramp up the racing excitement. Gymkhana, Land Rush and Rally cross driving at its best!
GRID – At the time I played Grid on my PC it was my favorite racing game. It was the first game I had played that had drifting and I loved it! I bought a used copy of Grid and have relived the magic. Everything is top-notch from the visuals to the sounds. A must buy for Xbox 360 racing fans!
BAJA: Edge of Control – Currently racing, too new to review
Mayhem 3D – Mayhem is a fast paced arcade racing and car destruction game. Buy a used copy of Mayhem 3D and have a good time smashing up cars! Read my Mayhem 3D Game Review.
PURE – The next gold standard in off-road racing games, perfectly captures and emphasizes the feeling of adrenaline rush. The game encapsulates the moment where your bravery outstrips your ability. Experience breakneck speed, massive jumps and truly spectacular tricks and combos.