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Not sure what to get, but I love racing games, havent played enough of them lately and now that I have my eyefinity setup, its time to start. I will just make "like" and "dislike" lists and hopefully someone will be able to draw a conclusion because I am lost.

Thanks ahead of time

Like
Customization
The feeling of speed
First person view (I only drive inside the car)
Race structure
good graphics

Dislike
Driving to or "finding" races
overly theatrical or dramatized racing
cartoony graphics
Gimicks (turbo boosts, weapons)


List of driving games in the past I have loved
Grand Turismo (all of them)
Burnout 1 & 2 before it became open world
midnight club
Sega GT
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If you're down for more of a 'hardcore simulation' kind of game then iRacing fits the bill pretty nicely.
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not any customization really, but the Dirt series and Grid meet all of your other likes. Toca Race Driver 3 is good too, not as good of graphics but there's a large variety of vehicles to drive
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Carmageddon 2 It had good graphics for 2001 or so...
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
If you're down for more of a 'hardcore simulation' kind of game then iRacing fits the bill pretty nicely.
+1, I don't play this game, but I have a friend who we'll call Jason that does and he loves the -beep- out of this game!
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post #6 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
If you're down for more of a 'hardcore simulation' kind of game then iRacing fits the bill pretty nicely.
I hardcore sim is a little beyond me, back in my day of free time I could do it, but with work and a child, cant

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jspoon View Post
not any customization really, but the Dirt series and Grid meet all of your other likes. Toca Race Driver 3 is good too, not as good of graphics but there's a large variety of vehicles to drive
I thought about dirt 2, and perhaps NFS Shift, how is NFS Shift
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Dirt series and Grid meet all of your other likes
I played Grid and really disliked it; however, Dirt 1 and 2 were great!!!

Graphics at 2048x1152 at ultra were stupendous!
No lag, great fps... I could only play with a gamepad but a steering wheel would be really good.
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Originally Posted by channelx99 View Post
Carmageddon 2 It had good graphics for 2001 or so...
I know that was a joke....but it wasnt really all that funny...or helpful

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+1, I don't play this game, but I have a friend who we'll call Jason that does and he loves the -beep- out of this game!
Yeah, just cant do it. Need something a little more "pick up and play" plus it has to be a little more user friendly because I am sure my wife will want to play and she has the patience/attention span of a fruit fly
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Try need for speed Shift
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Just started IRacing and love it. First month was a little discouraging just trying to get past the rookie license as lots of idiots wrecking on every lap. I just got past rookie and actually just got out of a race with no wrecks at all.
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