May 25th, 2010
Summer is right around the corner, and as I previewed last month, it's a helluva good time to play PC racing games.
Split/Second (released last week) has already been praised for its destructible tracks. And by destructible, I mean players can trigger "screenfilling explosions" to beat their opponents, in addition to out-driving them. Not sure if it'd suit your tastes? A free demo of the arcade racer can be downloaded from File Shack.
But that's not the only arcade racer out for PC. Releasing today is Activision's Blur, which is sort of a Mario Kart on steroids, only with more life-like looking cars and tracks. As Activision calls it, racing for "big boys."
PC gamers interested in a more simulated racing experience would do well to put Need for Speed: World on their radar. Originally scheduled for release last fall, the MMO-inspired game was delayed to "Q2 2010." Since no specific date has been given, it's unclear if EA will deliver, so cross your fingers.
And if you can wait until the fall, there's a whole lot more PC racers on the horizon, including F1 2010, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Driver 5, Days of Thunder Arcade, and Sega All-Star Racing.
Plan on driving any?
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