Selective Creation: Place the Top 25 Racing Games!



  • Time to switch back to genre and one that potentially will be the hardest to build (Only because from what I've gathered, there isn't much love for it). So despite a genre known for speed, this could possibly take a while (I hope not).

    SO: As always - Quick rule refresher for potential new players:

    Here's the breakdown: You've been given the power to green-light 25 games, but here's the catch: these 25 games will be the ONLY racing games to ever exist. What should be the games that make the cut? By giving 25 select titles, you are essentially playing an inverse of Kill Your Babies.

    You can only give one title until three people have added after you OR 12 hours have passed since the last overall addition, NOT NECESSARILY YOURS, so think really hard about which game should be on the list. It could be your favorite game, or if your favorite is already present, then you can add another you hold dear. Or if you hate racing games, get to trolling if that makes you happy.

    To try to have a little diversity, I'm instituting a TWO per franchise cap. So if two entries of a series get put on the list, a third CAN NOT be added (But to be honest, while I'm sure there is a diverse amount of racing games, I can only think of a few franchises at the moment).

    Once you have given a game, please keep a running list going for the benefit of the next person that would like to play. Because I'm pitching the game, I will refrain from adding to the list unless absolutely necessary because it would be unfair for me to skew the list in my favor.

    And so Allies, what are the 25 essential racing games that should cross the finish line (Wow, I'm terrible)?

    Have fun!



  • San Francisco Rush 2049

    Why? Because I said so.



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    Crash Team Racing

    A game packed with quality content. A great campaign mode with boss races in addition to the base versus modes. Good power-ups, excellent courses, well implemented alternate missions... Nostalgic and endearing.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing

    I remember the story mode being so fun, and the satisfaction of unlocking the secret characters, and how diverse the tracks were. Man, that game was fun, hopefully it's not an unpopular choice!



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

    Insane production values, and insane speed too, thanks to the makers of Burnout!



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury

    Gotta go faster



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally

    Handling of the cars is like driving on eggshells. I love it!



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco

    This one had a neat mechanic which let you jump into any car in the city you wanted.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX

    Honestly surprised this wasn't the first thing listed.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship

    Gimme that Lancia Stratos



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3

    Open world & good balance between acade and sim. Lots of stuff to do and looks superb.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown

    Feel free to add others from the franchise as most are worthy but the speed and lightness of the cars make 3 my favorite.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride

    The music! The modes! The challenges! So delightfully unique!



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse

    RIP Evo.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP

    This one's for you Kyle.



  • San Francisco Rush 2049
    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP
    Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)

    The fastest, best looking, and best playing arcade racer ever.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP
    Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    Mario Kart Wii

    Give a 3 years old child a wii remote and he knows what to do.



  • I don't care much for racing games. I wasn't going to add anything, but then I looked at my collection of games and saw I forgot about this masterpiece.

    San Francisco Rush 2049
    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP
    Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    Mario Kart Wii
    Hydro Thunder

    The most fun you will have against your friends in an arcade....probably.



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    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP
    Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    Mario Kart Wii
    Hydro Thunder
    Star Wars: Racer Arcade

    Speaking of arcade racers. This is probably one of the only good things the prequels gave us. The arcade near me had two linked sit-down arcade cabinets with tank controls, was a fun time.


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    San Francisco Rush 2049
    Crash Team Racing
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
    Wipeout HD Fury
    Dirt Rally
    Driver: San Francisco
    F-Zero GX
    Sega Rally Championship
    Forza Horizon 3
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Kirby Air Ride
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Riptide GP
    Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    Mario Kart Wii
    Hydro Thunder
    Star Wars: Racer Arcade
    Grand Turismo 5

    I had really fun with this race sim which really gave you so much to do and so many cars to explore and tweak