• michael-edmund-kelly - August 13, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    My favourite racin' games : 1. Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed (PC) 2. Forza 5 (Xbox1) 3. Flatout Ultimate Carnage (PC) 4. Trackmania 2 - Stadium and Valley (PC) 5. Reckless Racing (Windows 8 and Android) 6. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) - If they don't sort out the demo's frame rate issues, then I'll stick with GT5. 7. F-Zero GX (Gamecube) ;)
  • MaskedPheasant - August 12, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    Burnout Paradise is the best racing game I have ever played hands down. It simultaneously had the funnest handling mechanics, most personality and the what remains one of the best online modes & communities on console. All of which took place in a world packed with variety and great roads, which remains unequaled by all other open world racers.
  • CitizenWolfie - August 12, 2013 4:37 a.m.

    Mario Kart Wii almost killed the series for me as I couldn't finish a race without getting completely spammed with red/blue shells from the first lap. Mario Kart 7 completely toned it down and was much better for it. Burnout Paradise is #1 for me though. Racing around in a circle doesn't really do it for me so giving us a whole city (and countryside) to explore was fantastic and I loved the takedown/tricks=boost=speed mechanic that EA took from SSX.
  • usmovers_02 - August 11, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Also, GRID is very easy to categorize. It's an arcade racer pure and simple. Is that how cars handle in real life? No. Is it even TRYING to make the handling feel like real life? No. GRID is a GREAT game. Definitely deserving of the #2 spot. I could even see it at #1 (though I'd put Forza 4 there). This list is really a joke. Dirt 2 is a perfectly fine game. The best racer of this generation? Hardly. Maybe the prettiest but everything else about it is above average at best. It's awesome that Split Second made the list but PGR 4 doesn't deserve to be anywhere NEAR this list. It's an average game that pushes no boundaries. I definitely think Flatout: Ultimate Carnage deserves to be on the list (I'd actually put it at #2) but I doubt too many people here even played that game.
  • usmovers_02 - August 11, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    "Of course, the handling is a bit more on the arcade side than that of Gran Turismo 5" Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Absolutely hilarious!! At the very WORST they are both equally sims. If one of these 2 franchises has better driving physics it is very definitely Forza though. Sure GT5 does some things right that Forza doesn't. Full pits and night racing for one. But there is absolutely NO WAY that Forzas handling is even a LITTLE worse than GT5.
  • DICEs - August 10, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    I put hundreds of hours into Burnout Paradise. It had one of the best communities I've seen in gaming. The fact complete strangers would cooperate to complete the group challenges was amazing to me. There was a close knit group of people I became friends with and we would just help others get the challenges even though we had already gotten them. Also Hot Pursuit was tremendous. Criterion makes the best arcade racers.
  • usmovers_02 - August 11, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    I think BO: Paradise is a really good game. I just HATE the fact that it belongs to the Burnout franchise. I want to see a Paradise sequel... AND a Burnout sequel.
  • DICEs - August 11, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    I couldn't agree more with you there, at this point it's unlikely we will get any Burnout for the foreseeable future now that Criterion is in charge of Need for speed. I suppose the newest NFS:MW was kind of a sequel to Burnout :Paradise but it just didn't grab me in the same way.
  • usmovers_02 - August 18, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    You see, this doesn't make sense to me. It's not like BO was some niche franchise on Xbox and PS2. It was a real money maker. I can't speak for Paradise but it wouldn't surprise me if the radically different direction scared off a lot of fans (including me for about a year). Either way I don't think anyone will deny that BO:P was a success. So they have NFS, Burnout AND Paradise. Realistically thats 3 separate money making franchises they're sitting on. So why aren't we the fans getting tons of awesome games?
  • astrofan - August 10, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    I don't get the love for Burnout Paradise. I love Burnout 3 and Revenge is one of my all time favorite games, but I HATED Burnout Paradise.
  • usmovers_02 - August 11, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    I also prefer the real Burnouts. Paradise IS a really good game but it is NOT a Burnout game.
  • pl4y4h - August 10, 2013 1 p.m.

    I literally skipped through all the entries to make sure Split/Second was on this list and you didn't disappoint. That game needs a sequel, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad
  • s110outlookcom - August 10, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    nfs most wanted 2005
  • taokaka - August 9, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    You should make an exception and allow Burnout 3 on this list even though it's a last gen game, it really is a shame we've had nothing like it this gen. Out of the current gen racers blur has got to be my favourite.
  • Frieza - August 9, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    No F Zero GX?
  • GoldenEagle1476 - August 9, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    I disagree, I thought Mario Kart DS was better than 7. I agree that the flying and underwater segments were pretty cool and that it was a bit more balanced, but DS had a lot more features, including: a single player versus mode, so you could replay any track you wanted without having to replay the grand prix; a deeper balloon battle and shine runners mode; a ton of missions/mini games which were fun and enjoyable. I liked Mario Kart 7, but at the same time was disappointed by it.
  • shawksta - August 9, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    Hell yeah on Dirt 2 Mario Kart 7's character selection is by far the most bizarre thing ever seen. No Waluigi, when HIS SIGNATURE STAGE GETS A REMAKE
  • RonnyLive19881 - August 9, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    LOL No Gran Turismo, I have never understood the fans of that game... to realistic and boring for my taste. Mario Kart and Burn Out is where it's at!

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