Here is the list of the top racing games coming this 2018 on Xboxone, Playstation4 & PC.
1. DAKAR 18
Dakar, the crazy, dangerous endurance rally, is getting an official PS4 game later this year. The announcement trailer popped up on PlayStation’s Youtube channel today, featuring a variety of vehicles and environments, and it certainly looks interesting.
The game is being developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and will be published by Deep Silver. For those who may not have heard of Bigmoon Entertainment, its previous games, including Lichdom Battlemage and Alekhine’s Gun, were widely panned by critics and players alike. However, the developer does also have a fair amount of experience with racing games, having worked on WRC 3 and 5, as well as FlatOut 4.
As for DAKAR 18 itself, Bigmoon is working in tandem with ASO (Amaury Sports Organisation) and real-world competitors to make the game as authentic as possible. Real drivers and vehicles will be included, as well as a gigantic open world South America you’ll need to navigate through. Vehicles are split into five categories, as seen in the real world event, and include bikes, ATVs, cars, trucks, and SxS (utility vehicles). The developer’s aim is simulation, so different vehicle classes will control very differently from one another. The game will feature single player and multiplayer modes.
There isn’t a whole lot to go on, and Bigmoon has a pretty sketchy portfolio, but perhaps a big license such as Dakar will see a step up in quality. It certainly sounds ambitious.
2. TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge
For motorbike racing fans, few races are put on a higher pedestal than the treacherous TT Isle of Man, a race which has been running for more than a century and is widely considered one of the most dangerous motorsport events in the world.
Now you can avoid all that danger and enjoy the race from the comfort of your own home with TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge From the folks who brought us WRC, it promises to be a painstakingly accurate simulation of the real event, at speeds upwards of 180MPH.
All you need is a PC that can run it. Here are the official TT Isle of Man PC specs.
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
- RAM: 4 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 6770
- HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
- API: DirectX 11
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290
- HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
- API: DirectX 11
Ah, it’s like a timewarp back to 2014. TT Isle of Man’s system requirements is very reasonable indeed, covering the gamut from low-end to modern mid-range rigs.
Most should have little problem running TT Isle of Man at stable frame rates, although some decent horsepower is necessary if you want to crank the graphics slider all the way up to Ultra.
On the minimum end, a DirectX 11-capable graphics card with at least 1GB VRAM should see you through, paired with a low-end dual-core processor from the past decade.
There’s a considerable jump up to the Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge’s recommended specs, but any modern build should be more than capable of meeting these specs. For Ultra / 1080p you’ll be needing a fairly solid GPU with at least 2GB VRAM. For modern variants look towards the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Radeon RX 570.
Gravel is the complete off-road experience! Gravel is the only racing title on the market to pack a holistic Off-Road experience into a single game. Offering several new unique game single and multi-player games modes, Gravel promises to always stay challenging, and to always push the boundaries of fun. Thanks to Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, Gravel offers an incredible visual quality, with realistic and impressive lighting and particle effects!
Race, smash and take down your opponents in Onrush, a refreshing break from the norm action/arcade racing.
Dare to be reckless and win at all costs as you enter into Onrush, the world’s most celebrated and globally streamed, extreme sport.
Onrush catapults you into the heart of the action, as you chase down vehicles in vibrant, multi-layered, landscapes that will thrill, excite and encourage players to perform the most extravagant takedowns!
Win as a team and defeat all to show the world you have what it takes to become the ‘Onrush Champion’.
5. Stell Rats
Steel Rats is a visceral and groundbreaking evolution of the 2.5D action arcade genre, fusing destructive, octane-fuelled motorbike combat and death-defying stunt gameplay, set in a visually stylised retro-future world.
Join the Steel Rats, a larger-than-life punk biker gang who once ruled the streets of Coastal City and now find themselves as the last line of defense against an invading horde of the destructive and constantly evolving army of junk bots.
Choose your character, and unlock new special abilities and customizable bikes to fight with style through vast areas of the city in a deadly mix of speed, agility & firepower.
6.The Crew 2
In The Crew 2, take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea of the United States in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. With a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats, and planes to choose from, experience the unbridled thrill and adrenaline-pumping excitement of competing across the entire USA as you test your skills in a wide range of driving disciplines. Record every heart-pounding, white-knuckle, asphalt-melting moment and share them with your friends and rivals with the simple push of a button – fame is yours to take!
In the year 2210, racing has evolved far beyond its expected limits. New terraforming capabilities paired with scientific breakthroughs in the field of antigravity have given birth to a new spectacle: the Antigraviator tournament. In Antigraviator, players will race on exquisitely detailed stages, full of light-speed danger, chaos, and mayhem.
Gamers will guide their Grav in three gameplay modes across four different worlds with three tracks each. These dynamic courses come to life while pushing the power of Unity to the limit.
Players can challenge their friends in the fiercely competitive multiplayer modes, either online or in split-screen mode. Race yourself to the top of the worldwide leaderboard and earn special ranked skins.
Gamers can sabotage their fellow racers by activating hover mines, creating a rockslide to cause tunnels to collapse, firing missiles from rocket launchers along the track, and many more malicious tricks.
Graves are customizable, but choose wisely: deciding on one upgrade may mean compromising on another. Strategically tailor-make Graves to gain the upper hand in races or face the crushing prospect of defeat. In addition to the customization options, unlockable skins will be available free of charge.
In this futuristic high-octane racing game, defying gravity is the least of your concerns.