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Top 10 Driving Games for PS3

24 Apr 2012 by

Driving Games

PlayStation 3 is the hot favorite console in the console gaming community. Game developers know this and they try to make the best out of it by introducing addictive and interesting games now and then. We have compiled a list of top 10 driving games for PS3.

 

10. WipeOut HD Fury

wipeout

In 1995, Sony released the original version of WipeOut. Fast forward to 2009, when an expansion pack was released: WipeOut HD Fury. With more than 80 challenge events, 13 new vehicles and 12 new tracks, it has enough new content to keep even the most hard-core WipeOut fans entertained.

 

9. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing

Sonic

Released in 2010, Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing sees classic SEGA characters battle it out over 24 racing tracks. Even with similarities to Mario Kart, it rated highly on many of the end-of-year awards and has proven popular with both old school SEGA fans and newcomers alike.

 

8. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Need For Speed

It’s easy to see why Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was awarded ‘Best Racing Game’ at the Game Critics Awards in 2010. High quality graphics and gameplay make it one of the best PS3 games on the market.

 

7. Gran Turismo 5

GT5

One of the biggest sellers in the Playstation range, Gran Turismo always led the way with crystal clear graphics and an impressive soundtrack. While GT5 has had mixed reviews, mainly due to its awkward navigation menu, no one can deny that the many elements, such as the special events and the Top Gear Test Track, where driving instructors put you through your paces, make this a very enjoyable game.

 

6. Driver: San Francisco

Driver

If you’re looking for a game where you get to do all the things you are not allowed to do during driving lessons, then Driver: San Francisco is the game for you. The sequel to the hugely popular Driver, this release takes place inside the unconscious mind of Detective John Tanner. You find yourself weaving in and out of the San Francisco streets with the ability to take control of vehicles by ‘jumping’ between them as if you were having an out-of-body experience. It is certainly a welcome departure from the normal style of driving simulation.

 

5. Blur

Blur

Blur has occasionally been referred to as a grown-up’s Mario Kart — somewhat unfairly, it must be said. It is a hugely addictive game in which your race car is equipped with rockets. The best place to experience its full force is in Multi Player mode, playing against other racers on the PlayStation network.

 

4. Shift 2: Unleashed

Shift 2

One of the most realistic driving simulator experiences in game form, Shift 2 Unleashed is the perfect game for those who like to build up their racing skills gradually. With the chance to customize your car to suit your own needs and style, there are hours of addictive fun to be had.

 

3. Dirt 3

Dirt 3

If you dream of power-slides, Dirt 3 is the game for you. This is a high-octane, dust flinging, breaks screeching, fly by the seat-of-your-pants kind of game that is perfect for the secret rally driver in us all!

 

2. F1 2011

F1

With the 2012 season in full swing, why not experience some of the exhilaration and determination that Jensen Button or Mark Webber might have felt last season? According to many critics, F1 2011 is the most realistic F1 driving game to date.

 

1. Motorstorm RC

Motostorm

The most recent release in our top ten list, Motorstorm RC pits you against other drivers of Radio Controlled cars in a fast pace race (4 laps in around 20 seconds!). Its integration with the PlayStation network and social media sites, such as Facebook, make it all the more enjoyable.


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2 Comments

  1. Big Al says:

    You’re never too old to play racing games imo!

    I always preferred the need for speed franchise, for letting loose of all that pent up machismo.

  2. To be honest, i never like Driver. Maybe it’s because i never played it seriously before. I still prefer games like Need for Speed series, either it’s Hot Pursuit or Most Wanted. Blur is also a really fun driving game, especially with all of its weaponry. I think next year will be much even tougher for racing game developers. They need to put more efforts than even given that next year’s racing games will be insane in terms graphics and gameplay, like DriftClub or The Crew from Ubisoft.
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