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Ive been playing Dirt3 and it has given me a driving game itch.
I'm watching Top Gear again, and I even broke out my old ps2 to play Need For Speed Most Wanted and Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition.

The problem is thus.
I cant stand the frame rates and terrible rendering distance for new objecs in said games.
Its an indistinct mush of color ahead of me until I'm wrapping my car around a light pole that I couldn't see a second before.

So, I'm looking for a racing game with similar style gameplay and car customization to them, but native(or at least decently ported) to PC.

I tend to prefer more arcade style racers, but I'm not against a Sim.
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If only we could get GT5 and Forza on PC mad.gif
I am also looking for good racing games.
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If only we could get GT5 and Forza on PC mad.gif
I am also looking for good racing games.

Yeah.
I dug out my old PC version of Most Wanted, but its a game ive played into the ground so im looking for a new one to keep calling me back for years to come.
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The only thing I would suggest would be forza 4 for Xbox, but for PC nothing comes to mind like the most wanted / midnight club series.
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I've started playing "Race Driver: GRID" recently. It looks more like a sim at first glance, but it has a much more arcade type feel to it. Plenty of unorthodox event types too, "demolition derby" being one of them. Its actually quite enjoyable.

Or, you could try Test Drive Unlimited. I sorta started playing it, but ended up dropping it due to time constraints. It has a very "Just Cause 2" feel to it, despite being a driving game.
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This seems like a good game, it's not like NFS and MNC, but it looks nice.

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Codemasters has a couple of other series that might be worth a look. GRID is very similar to DiRT, though it's 3+ years old at this point. I haven't played it in a couple of years so it might be showing its age by now, but it should feel very familiar since you've been playing Dirt 3. They also released a couple of Formula One games (F1 2010 and F1 2011) that I haven't checked out, but I'd be willing to bet they more or less follow the same Codemasters outline.

The NFS games have kinda veered off in random directions lately. Shift and Shift 2 are a little more sim-like than the rest of the series (though not by much) - Shift was borderline OK for me, though Shift 2 was pretty fun. Hot Pursuit was an over-the-top arcade mode racer that didn't even allow for manual shifting, which made me hate it with a passion. I haven't played The Run - up until the first patch it was locked at 30 FPS, so they're obviously not even trying any more.

Burnout Paradise was on sale for 5 bucks on Amazon the other day - there's a little bit of everything from free-roam to time trials/head-to-head/stunt/etc events with different classes of cars. It's definitely an arcade racer, and it's a little different, but fun.
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NFS Hot pursuit, FUEL, and GRID

I like Hot pursuit the best
   
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Maybe even NFS Shift 1 and 2?
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Maybe even NFS Shift 1 and 2?

The F1 Series is fun, but its definitely not the kind of thing im looking for.

Ill probably take a look at FUEL and GRID.
Ive heard good things about them from many people.

And I would agree that NFS needs to stop being everywhere.
They are one of the few series that had a good formula going, and then with the release of Carbon they started ruining what was otherwise a simple and fun series.


EDIT:
Im an idiot.
I forgot the back box I use for netflix is actually called a PS3.
Imma grab Midnight Club Los Angeles next time im in a Gamestop.
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